Jerry Duane EstesLance Corporal
C CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
18 January 1945 - 06 February 1966
Panel 05E Line 006
The database page for Jerry Duane Estes
Jerry was originally assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines at Camp San Mateo (Camp Pendleton) in California. Jerry was in machine guns and was always the most quiet of all of us in the squad bay. We all left Camp Pendleton on the USNS BRECKENRIDGE and went to Camp Hansen in Okinawa. We sailed for Da Nang on June 17, 1965 and took up positions around the air base at Da Nang. I stayed with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines.
I lost track of Jerry, as Marines were rotated from unit to unit. I was transferred to Alpha 1/1 in October 1965. I learned that Jerry had been killed in action when I returned to the states in 1966. He was killed on 6 February, 1966. I know that he was from Boise, Idaho and that he is on panel East 5 line 5 near the top of the Memorial.
Jerry, you are missed and my family and I honor your life every day.
John E Miller
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a friend and Vietnam veteran,
John E Miller
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 May 2007
Last updated 11/17/2007