Jerry Wayne Morton

Army of the United States
09 December 1934 - 02 January 1966
Deweyville, Texas
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Jerry Wayne Morton

22 Aug 2006

He was my Dad's best friend.

From the son of a friend.
E-mail address is not available.

28 May 2007

Jerry Wayne Morton was my dad. I never got the pleasure of meeting him. He was killed in Vietnam two days before I was born. He is missed terribly to this day. My mom never remarried and raised 3 children alone. I know someday I will have the honor of meeting him.

I am curious as to who wrote "He was my dad's best friend". If you read this please contact me.

Thank You ... to all who served.

We love and miss you, dad.

From his daughter,
Michelle Morton

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 173rd Airborne Brigade was the first US unit to operate in the Mekong Delta and the first to operate west of the Oriental River when it conducted a combat assault into Landing Zone WINE, approximately 6 kilometers west of Duc Hoa in Hau Nghia Province on 01 Jan 1966. The "Skytroopers" promptly found themselves heavily engaged, losing 15 men on 02 January:
  • E Co, 17th Cavalry
    • PFC Johnny H. Leake, Wyoming, NY

  • A Btry, 3rd Bn, 319th Artillery
    • SGT Jerry W. Morton, Deweyville, TX

  • A Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Infantry
    • SGT Timothy W. Aikey, Warrensville, PA
    • PFC Jack D. Bixby, Graceton, MN
    • PVT Elliott L. Merkle, St Clair, MO
    • PFC Juvencio Torres-Acevedo, Ponce, PR

  • B Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Infantry
    • SSG Wallace E. Baker, Windham, OH
    • PFC Noel M. Bartolf, Rochester, NY
    • PFC Walter E. McIntire, Ann Arbor, MI
    • PVT Larry J. Nadeau, Orono, ME

  • C Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Infantry
    • SP4 George E. Geoghagen, Pensacola, FL
    • PFC Robert G. Smith, Cleveland, OH

  • HHC, 2nd Bn, 503rd Infantry
    • SP4 Ruben C. Alston, Jacksonville, FL
    • SP5 Gerald Levy, Meriden, CT
    • SP4 Gary F. Lewis, Uledi, PA

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Aug 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009