Edmonds, Jerry Baxter, Jr., BU2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
BU-5907-Advanced Builder
Last Rating/NEC Group
Builder
Primary Unit
1970-1970, BU-5907, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74
Service Years
1968 - 1970
BU-Builder

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Crossville
Last Address
Crossville

Casualty Date
Dec 31, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 016

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Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74
  1970-1970, BU-5907, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74
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  1970-1970 Vietnam War
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  Dec 31, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The US Naval Forces Vietnam Command History contains the following entry: 
"The most serious incident reported by CB units occurred on the last day of the month at 1445H on a waterway near Kien Binh (WS 406 036) where the bodies of five USN Seabees were found. All the bodies contained gunshot and fragmentation wounds. Investigation of witnesses disclosed that five U.S. personnel armed with 3 M-16s and one pistol had been sighted in a Boston Whaler by Vietnamese personnel an hour and a half before, and ARVN units reported seeing U.S. personnel in a firefight in the same area. A Vietnamese eyewitness account indicated two VC sampans engaged the whaler, which was later found abandoned, with grenade and AK-47 fire on the Kinh Thot Not Canal. The five Seabees were attached to NMCB 74 and traveling from Cho Moi to Binh Thuy for minor medical treatment." 
The five Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 were 
BU2 Jerry B. Edmonds, Crossville, TN; 
CE3 Harold E. Asher, Tulsa, OK; 
EOCN Edgar P. Beck, Gowanda, NY; 
CN John F. Neubauer, Mount Vernon, NY; and 
CN Wayne S. Rushton, Eastlake, OH. 
   
Comments/Citation
Fellow Seabee -MCB-74, Detail Charlie, Cho Moi, RVN
I served, with Jerry, in MCB-74, Detail Charlie, Cho Moi, RVN. The info., is wrong. He left, Cho Moi, enroute, to Bien Truy, with four, fellow Seabees, on New Year's, Day, 1971. They, were ambushed, enroute. Anyone, having served, with us, at Detail Charlie, 1970-71, please contact me. The five men, were a credit, to themselves and the tradition, 
of the U.S., Navy Seabees, "Can Do," spirit. They are sadly, missed.
Feb 6, 2007
James  Paliani
JJP0250@optonline.net
Fellow Seabee - Detail Charlie, RVN
704, Riverside Ave., Raritan, NJ., 08869, USA
 
   
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