|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1946|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1968, Vietnam|
Fallen Marine, Valiant Vietnam Hero
Jerry Doyle Atkinson
K CO, 3RD BN, 27TH MARINES,
1ST MARDIV, III MAF, "Kilo"
United States Marine Corps
Home of Record: Lawndale, California
August 16, 1946 to March 30, 1968
Marital Status: Married
Cause of Death: Hostile Artillery/Rocket fire
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
Enlistment Date: 29 Jun 1965
Killed in Action: 30 Mar 1968
3rd Battalion 1st Marines, "Thundering Third"
Motto: The Balls of the Corps
Jerry D Atkinson is on the Wall
at Panel 47E, Line 8
Burial: 4/8/1968, per cemetery records
Jerry Doyle Atkinson's sweet wife Suzanne gave birth to their son five weeks after Jerry's death.
She blessed their son by gifting him the name of his brave father.
On April 6, 1968, fellow Lawndale High School classmate, Class of '65, Bobby Joe Gravel, was killed in action while serving as a Specialist Four with 3RD PLT, C CO, 2ND BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV, Army of the United States. Honored be his name.
Former High school classmates wrote:
"I grew up across the street from Jerry and his family. I still remember coming home from school and seeing my mom in tears. She had just heard that Jerry was killed in Viet Nam. We went to his funeral, and it was a very sad day for the whole neighborhood." Glenda Reed
"Jerry was a kind and thoughtful young man, he treated everyone with respect, especially the girls. He had thoughts of college, getting married, children, thoughts we all had about the rest of our lives. Jerry had one more thought, the thought of joining the service and serving his country as a Marine." Pat Underwood
"Jerry and a few others, including me, joined the Marines together. They were; Tony Blackwood, Norman Engle, Vic Corey, Frank Domenick, Currie Clement, and Jerry Atkinson. Jerry was killed during Tet 1968 and as far as I know everyone else survived the war. Semper Fi, Master Sergeant Currie B. Clement, USMC Ret."
(Source: For more tributes, see the Lawndale High School Alumni Website)
On Jan 13, 2013, Robert Sage suggested:
Would it be possible to get a picture of his stone, I think this may be Jerry Doyle Atkinson who died in Vietnam.
Jerry D Atkinson
Loving Memories Never Die
As Years Roll On And Days Go By
1946 - 1968
I Am The Way The Truth And The Life
Note: Previously Maintained by Susan, Contributor GreenHills Stones Calling
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
Plot: Devotion Lawn, 711, B
Maintained by: GreenHills Stones Callin...
Originally Created by: Warren Weimer
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71282631