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Sgt Jerry Michael "Mad Dog" Shriver
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1941
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1969, Cambodia


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Jerry Micheal Shriver
Born: Sept. 24,1941 in De Funiak, Springs, Florida
Name:Jerry Michael "Mad Dog" Shriver `Rank/Branch:Master Sergeant/US Army
Unit:Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observation Group, Command
and Control South 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Ban Me Thuot,
South Vietnam Date of Birth:24 September 1941 (De Funiak Springs, FL) Home of
Record:Sacramento, CA Date of Loss:24 April 1969 Country of Loss:Cambodia Loss
Coordinates: 165048N 1063158E (XT441913)-Official1140850 N 10619118E - actual
Click coordinates to view maps Status in 1973:Missing in Action Category:4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:Ground Other Personnel In Incident:Earnest C. Jamison
(remains recovered); Gregory M. Harrigan; Paul D. Cahill and Walter L. Marcantel
(evacuated/recovered

His accomplishments were so well known that Radio Hanoi nicknamed him "MAD DOG"
and offered a reward of $10,000.00 for his death or capture.
Below is a list of the personal decorations he received:
2 Silver Stars
3 Army Commendation Medals for Valor
1 Soldier's Medal
1 Air Medal
7 Bronze Stars for Valor
1 Purple Heart
Several Awards in Veitnamesse

There are copies of ALL of these and NOW unclassified records.

He is on "The Memorial Wall " in Washington,D.C.
P-26W/L41

He is also featured in January 1997 "Soldier Of Fortune"
He is in the following:
"SOG" by John L Plaster
"Code Name: Copperhead" by Sergeant Major Joe R. Garner
"The Last Medal of Honor" by Pete Billac

Master Sergeant Shriver was a member of Command and Control South, 5th Special Forces Group. On April 24, 1969, he was a member of an air assault team into Cambodia, where the team got into a fire fight. He was listed as Missing in Action. His remains were not recovered.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Dale Leroy Shriver (1927 - 1998)
  Dorothy Madelyn Hawver Shriver (1922 - 2005)
 
Burial:
Fort Lawton Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: Jul 01, 2007
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Sgt Jerry Michael Mad Dog Shriver
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Sgt Jerry Michael Mad Dog Shriver
Added by: William A. Shriver, Sr.
 
 
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In honored remembrance of your valiant service and ultimate sacrifice for our great nation, the people of South Vietnam and the fight against communism. I pray it was not in vain.
- Rick Lawrence, MSgt., USMC/USAFR (RET)
 Added: Aug. 20, 2014

- Carolyn Farnum
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
Thank You
- Floral Designer
 Added: May. 19, 2013
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