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Sgt Jerry William Motsinger
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1943
Kernersville
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1968, Vietnam

SSG Jerry William Motsinger, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Kernersville, NC.

Staff Sergeant Jerry William Motsinger was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Motsinger served our country until June 9th, 1968 in Kien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 25 years old and was married. It was reported that Jerry died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Jerry was born on March 31st, 1943 in Kernersville, North Carolina. Jerry was one of the first Green Berets 1959-1960. He enlisted at the age of 17. SSG Motsinger is on panel 58W, line 011 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 6 years. He was supposed to go home on a Sunday but was killed on the Thursday before.

His son Gary is my best friend. The family is doing well. Bill Bryant.

I was the Survival Assistance Case Officer. I, along with Lt Dave Peaster, was assigned to this survival assistant case. I helped Jerry's wife Jewell with the details of the funeral. I have always wondered how she and the two boys fared. They are a strong and very sad memory. I went to the Wall when it was dedicated, found his name and cried. I hope they are doing well. Joe Darcy, 3415 Fry Road, Harleysville, PA 19438-3201.

He was the Husband of Mrs Jewell Marie Edwards.

He served with Headquarters Military Assistance Command, Advisory Team-93, MACV Advisory Group, MACV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), 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.

 
 
Burial:
Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Walkertown (Forsyth County)
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 27, 2007
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