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Sgt Jerry Eugene Lineberry
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Birth: May 21, 1941
Wadesboro
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1970
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

US Marine SSGT Jerry Eugene Lineberry, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Wadesboro, NC.

US Marine Staff Sergeant Jerry Eugene Lineberry was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, SSG Lineberry served our country until February 12th, 1970 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 28 years old and was married. It was reported that Jerry died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. Jerry was born on May 21st, 1941 in Wadesboro, North Carolina. SSG Lineberry is on panel 13W, line 002 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 8 years.

SSGT Jerry E. Lineberry - February 12, 1970 (Posthumous), Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Que Son Mountains, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam. Awarded the Navy Cross for Heroism.

THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, Washington, The President of the United States, takes pride in presenting the NAVY CROSS posthumously to: STAFF SERGEANT JERRY E. LINEBERRY, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, for service as set forth in the following: CITATION: For extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company B, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division in connection with combat operations agains the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 12 February 1970, during a platoon-sized patrol in the Que Son Mountains of Quang Nam Province, the Marines came under a heavy volume of small-arms and automatic weapons fire from North Vietnamese Army soldiers occupying well-concealed emplacements in a hedgerow to the front of the friendly unit. . During the initial moments of the assault, the platoon sustained several casualties. Realizing the need for decisive action, Staff Sergeant Lineberry directed on of his fire teams to execute a movement to the enemy's flank and initiate a counterattack. As the men moved across the open rice paddy, they were pinned down by a grenade launcher and automatic-weapons fire delivered from two different directions and sustained additional casualties. In a valiant effort to assist the beleaguered unit, Staff Sergeant Lineberry led a machine-gun team across the fire-swept terrain. Although seriously wounded during this action, he shouted encouragement to the pinned-down men and directed other Marines as they evacuated the casualties. Despite his extreme pain, he refused to leave the hazardous area and, even after becoming the target of concentrated hostile fire, continued to direct his men and adjust supporting Marine artillery fire on the enemy targets until he was mortally wounded. His heroic and determined efforts inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the defeat of the North Vietnamese force. By his courage, selfless actions, and unwavering devotion to duty, Staff Sergeant Lineberry upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. For the President, Secretary of the Navy.

I had the honor to have Jerry Lineberry as my Plt Sgt in B/1/7. Beyond a shadow of a doubt the finest Marine I ever had the pleasure to serve with. A great American! RIP S/Sgt Lineberry, hope to see you when I report in. William F. Atwater.

Semper Fi Marine, when we went through boot camp together with platoon 395 in 1961-62, I knew you would be a fine Marine. You had the leadership gene and it showed. See you on the other side. He was one of a number of friends killed in Vietnam. We were supposed to go to Sea School together but I got sent off to a special school. Vietnam was tough on Marines in those days.We had over 100,000 Marines killed or wounded(including my own wounds,twice) Missing you guys, see you on the other side. Sgt John Harris, USMC 1961-1967, johnnhazy@netzero.com.

To my mentor in the war, Recon, Warrior, Patient, Brave, Leader. All Marine. He died leading his men in battle. His first thought was always of his men. I am here today because he showed me how to survive. Michael Clark.

Remembered by the 1-7. Jerry earned the Navy Cross for his actions. Bob Witt.

He will be remembered by all who fought with him good Platoon SGT LARRY MORELLO, 6741 Huntsman St, Riverside, CA 92509.

I served with Jerry 63-64. In memory of a friend. I served with Jerry aboard the flagship of the sixth fleet, The USS Springfield CLG 7 stationed on the French Riviera, 63-64. Jerry was a great and proud marine and everyone's friend. A quiet, polite, gentleman who would go out of his way for his fellow marines. My friend you are remembered by all your ex-shipmates. We are honored to have served with you. Semper Fi brother! Rest in peace. Ron Rubin, 4710 St Ambroise, Montreal, Quebec H4C 2C7 Canada, ron@702.ca.

Stationed at Camp Pendleton together. Memories Revisited. It was like yesterday we said good bye to you and your family before you shipped out for your second tour. Your boys would be in their 40's by now. I remember when I learned of your death, a Recon insert overrun. Although I could not bring you home my heart and thoughts were with you, Dee and your family. God Bless you Jerry. Morton Hurt, 16000 Foothill Lane, Sisters, Oregon 97759
sallyandmorton@msn.com.

The US Marine Detachment from the flagship of the US Sixth fleet, USS Springfield CLG lost two Marines during Vietnam, the other was: SGT John Kenneth Helton

He was the Son of Mr Clifton Conrad Lineberry and Mrs Rosa Louise Cole Lineberry.

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF.

He was awarded The Navy Cross Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Clifton Conrad Lineberry (1919 - 1993)
  Rosa Louise Cole Lineberry (1922 - 1999)
 
 Sibling:
  Jerry Eugene Lineberry (1941 - 1970)
  Perry Wayne Lineberry (1946 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Anson Memorial Park
Wadesboro
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 24, 2007
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- Eddieb
 Added: Apr. 12, 2012
Rest in Peace Sgt. we all remember you and miss you. You took care of us now we will always remember you in our prayers
- larry morello
 Added: Jun. 20, 2011
Semper Fi
- Sgt Ed Elstan
 Added: Apr. 24, 2011
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