During the Vietnam War 240 men received the nation's highest military award . . . The Medal of Honor. Of those 240 brave men, 149 received the Medal of Honor posthumously. This man was a recipient of the Medal of Honor. Click on the image of the medal, and you can read the government citation describing the circumstances which caused the award to be issued. If you would like to view all 240 citations go to http://www.mishalov.com/Citations.html.

To view Jerry Wickam's Citation click on Medal of Honor


 

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Last name: WICKAM
First name: JERRY WAYNE
Home of Record (official): ROCKFORD
State (official): IL
Date of Birth: Monday, January 19, 1942
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: CPL
Serial Number: 54807388
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 
F Troop 2nd Squadron

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Start of Tour: Tuesday, August 8, 1967
Date of Casualty: Saturday, January 6, 1968
Age at time of loss: 25
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 33E - Row 062

--- Interment ---

JERRY WAYNE WICKAM

Lightsville Cemetery
Leaf River, Ogle County , IL