Jerry Smith

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1966 Cruisebook photo 1967-8 Cruisebook photo, L-R: Cooke, Bandow, Jerry, Jerry Vanatta (in baseball hat) Jerry at our 2007 Reunion
     
   
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal for the rescue of Capt. Marvin V. Mayfield, USAF - 27 July 1966
   
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Read rescue synopsis - Crewmember accounts of rescue and pictures

 
   
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Read more about the rescue efforts as described in "Leave No Man Behind - the Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips. This excerpt used with the gracious permission of the authors. The book can be ordered from Amazon.com and many other book sellers.
   
Awarded the Air Medal for the rescue of Lcdr William Isenhour, USN - 7 July 1966

 

 
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Read rescue synopsis

 
   
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Read more about the rescue efforts as described in "Leave No Man Behind - the Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips. This excerpt used with the gracious permission of the authors. The book can be ordered from Amazon.com and many other book sellers.
 

Jerry the Artist

 
SAR Det Delta Patch New Years Eve 1967 "Big Mutha" reappears in 2006
  O Club Sasebo, Japan Her Story

Updated: 02/24/11