George Everett Dickerson

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
07 March 1946 - 16 February 1967
Grayson, Kentucky
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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01 Jul 2007

Remembered by a high school friend who survived.

Wayne Clark
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On 16 Feb 1967 the 1st Platoon, C Company, 2/8th Infantry, was ambushed while conducting a reconnaissance patrol in the Plei Trap Valley, Kontum Province, SVN. Surrounded on three sides by enemy forces and under murderous machinegun and mortar fire, the platoon formed a hasty defensive perimeter and fought for their lives. Although the platoon was relieved, 23 men died in the fighting. Then-Staff Sergeant Elmelindo R. Smith was awarded both a posthumous promotion and a posthumous Medal of Honor for his personal courage in rallying his troops and warding off a complete catastrophe. The 23 dead Americans were
  • PSGT Elmelindo R. Smith, Wahiawa, HI (Medal of Honor)
  • SSG Robert W. Coffey, Coatesville, IN
  • SSG William A. Thomas, Branwell, WV
  • SGT Giuseppe Giannelli, Oakland, CA
  • SGT William D. Holden, Sommerville, MA
  • SP4 Richard L. Adams, Cincinnati, OH
  • SP4 Carlton Amerson, Darien, GA
  • SP4 William L. Andrews, Center, TX
  • SP4 Jeffrey L. Beaty, Blair, WI
  • SP4 George E. Dickerson, Grayson, KY
  • SP4 Chester W. Eden, Carter, KY
  • SP4 Joseph P. Foran, Milwaukee, WI (medic, HQ Co w/ C/2/8)
  • SP4 Thomas V. Ford, Lowell, MI
  • CPL Jesse W. Ivy, Chicago, IL
  • CPL Lemen E. Jones, Tatum, TX
  • SP4 Richard L. Kollmann, Stonington, IL
  • CPL J L. Lyles, Rockford, IL
  • SP4 Maurice J. Marier, Montreal, PQ
  • PFC Michael O. Batson, Lamarque, TX
  • PFC James L. Elliott, Fayetteville, NC
  • PFC Robert E. Holcomb, Minneapolis, MN
  • PFC Lionell Powell, Patterson, LA
  • PFC John E. Quam, Mason City, IA

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Jul 2007
Last updated 07/10/2007