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William  Todd
RIP Buddy
May 25, 2015

Earl  Owen
Jerry, You may be gone from this earth, but not forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country and the 243rd.
Jan 14, 2013

Jon  Beckenhauer
comrade in arms
727 Eastridge Drive Lincoln NE 68510
Had the honor and pleasure of meeting Jerry's sister and brother-in-law at the funeral and for several years after via emails. Also Jerry's Uncle and his nephew. Have lost track of them as they are not responding to old email address. If either of you read this or if anyone else know's where they are at please get back in contact with me as I'd like to stay in touch.
Jun 3, 2012

mike  koeller
Rest In Peace Brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
May 11, 2012

Vern  Elder
339th ASD, Dong Ba Thin Airfield
22701 78th Ave West Edmonds WA 98026 USA
Never Forgotten Hero
I served ATC Tower Chief,Dong Ba Thin Airfield, 1968 thru 1972. Worked with 243rd ASHC daily as each Freight Train Chinook departed and/or arrived back to base. Never forgotten are these heroes.
Apr 25, 2012

Tony  Garramone
Fellow Member of the 243rd ASHC
4445 Reed Street Wheat Ridge Colorado 80033 United States
Memorial for Members of the 243rd Freight Train ASHC
Thank you for your sacrifice Jerry, as a fellow Vietnam vet and member of the 243rd!
Apr 25, 2012

beckie schuster
i wore, his bracelet
bel air, maryland, 21015, usa
another update, for Jerry
MARCH 2009, while driving a long distance, thru Tennessee and arriving, in Giles, Tennessee, at 0630, hours, during a nice falling rain, i located the cemetery where, Jerry G. Bridges was laid, to rest. It took, me close to an hour, to find the exact location, but when, i did all these tears, came pouring out. 30, plus years, of honoring him and wanting, to bring, a sense, of closure, all came out. I was, so glad to have found, him....... and i do plan on, returning there again.
Apr 14, 2010

Malcolm Kirby
USAF., Veteran - 191st, photo recon.
Vietnam Veterans, of America - Chapter, 785
Rest in Peace, my Brother
You will not be forgotten...
Aug 17, 2008

You, are not forgotten.

He is buried, at Arlington, National Cemetery.
Aug 24, 2006

Sgt. Harry Jackson
In Same Basic, Training Squad
1778, Chadwick Court, Hixson, TN., 37343, USA
To My Friend, Jerry ....
I took Basic Training, with Jerry in September, of 1966, at Ft. Campbell, KY.. He was, in my squad and he showed, great, leadership qualities, then... as I'm sure, he did while serving, in Vietnam. After Basic Training, I went to Ft. Sill, OK. and then to Vietnam, where I, served a year, with the 9th, Infantry Division. I lost touch with Jerry, after Basic and it wasn't, 'til several years ago, that I found out, about his MIA., status and I wore, his bracelet and now, have it up, in a case. To Jerry's family and friends: You should, be very proud of him, because knowing him, he gave 100%, to everything he did and ultimately, his very own life. Thanks, for the memories, Jerry. I shall, always remember you! I do have, our Basic, Training book, which includes several pictures, of Jerry. I will try, to take some pictures, from it, with my digital camera and pass it on, the this website. (Sgt.) Harry R. Jackson - Hixson, TN.

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