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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Private First Class 1
Birth:
28 Sep 1948 1
Death:
18 Jan 1969 1
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Full Name:
Jerry Lee Warbritton 1
Birth:
28 Sep 1948 1
Male 1
Death:
18 Jan 1969 1
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 1
Age at Death: 20 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 18 Jan 1969 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Attica, IN 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Private First Class 1
Battalion:
1st Bn 1
Company:
C Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Selective Service 1
Grade:
E3 1
Major Command:
4th Inf Div 1
Regiment:
12th Infantry 1
Service:
Army 1
Specialty:
Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
19 Oct 1968 1
Years Served:
0 1
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Religion:
Protestant - Other Churches 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 35 1
Panel: 34W 1

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In Remembrance by Gerald Maddock

Star Valley, AZ

Jerry Warbritton  was inducted into the Army on May 23, 1968 in Indianapolis, IN. Then he went thru Basic Training at Fort Campbell, KY assigned to the 1st Bde, 3rd Bn, Charlie Co, 3rd Pltn from late May thru late July. He was immediately shipped out to Fort Lewis, WA for Advanced Infantry Training assigned to 3rd Bn, E Co, 3rd Pltn and finished AIT around the first part of October. He then had a two week leave and returned back home to Indiana.  After his leave, he reported to Oakland, California to process for shipping out to the Republic of South Vietnam on Oct 18, 1968. Most of the unit from Basic and AIT flew over to Vietnam on the same plane which went by way of Anchorage, Alaska and Tokyo, Japan and then landed at Bien Hoa, RVN. Then went to Long Binh where the 90th Replacement Center was located, where he was assigned to a unit. This is what I wrote in a letter to my wife on February 23, 1969 while I was in Vietnam:  "I saw Jerry Warbritton's name in the Army Times, KIA, he was from Attica, Indiana, he went thru basic and AIT with us, last I saw him was at 90th replacement center after we got in-country". ~ Rest In Peace, Brother ~ You will never be forgotten ~ Gerald Maddock  

In Remembrance of my Brother

Attica, IN

Jerry was drafted into the army on May 23 1968 and he left for Vietnam about Oct. 18 1968. He was sent to Pleiku and was assigned to the 3rd Pltn Charlie Co 1/12th Inf Reg 4th Infantry Division.  On Jan 18, 1969 PFC Warbritton was killed while on reconnaissance mission near the Cambodian border. One of the members in his company was ahead of him and was shot going up a hill, Jerry went to his aid and was also shot. They both were medivaced out, and both passed away while in flight on the way to the med evac center. At the request of my parents, his body was escorted back from Vietnam by Sgt. Michael Collins who was also from Jerry's home town of Attica, Indiana. Military personnel from Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana preformed the military rites. We as a family were very devastated at  the loss of my parents son and our brother. He will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. He has always been a hero in my mind, just as all who served in the Vietnam war. Your brother, Jim ~ by James Warbritton

I am Jerry Lee's third Cousin and unfortuantely never met him. Before being sent on deployment I was able to see his name on the moving wall and there is nothing more humble then seeing your families name on such a wall asking for their protection before going into harms way. Grayson Warbritton

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