Jerry Clark BurkheadCorporal
A CO, 1ST BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
19 October 1946 - 08 February 1968
Lee Mont, Virginia
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The database page for Jerry Clark Burkhead
We all loved Jerry.
His name is shown on the following site with death date:
A memorial initiated by a friend and classmate, 1st-12th Grades.
Time will never erase the pain. We love you and are so proud of you.
From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallIn February 1968 the 1st Bn, 9th Marines was responsible for defending a portion of the west side of the Khe Sanh Combat Base. To accomplish this mission the battalion established a series of strong points on suitable terrain. Alpha Company's Outpost 1 was located on a hill about 3 kilometers due west of the Khe Sanh air field. At 0415 08 February the Alpha 1 outpost came under heavy mortar and ground attack. Although the defenders managed to avoid being overrun, the perimeter was breached and the North Vietnamese occupied a part of the position. A relief column arrived at about 0825 but heavy fighting continued until 1100, when the position was fully retaken. The NVA left over 150 bodies on the battlefield, but Alpha 1/9 had 27 men killed and 54 wounded in the action:
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Judi Burkhead Zimmerman
5025 Oak Bluff Dr, St. Louis, Mo. 63049
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 11 Sep 2002
Last updated 10/19/2007