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In Tribute to Lt. Col. Jerry Don Dickerson
41 years old.   Residence: Durant, Miss.
Died in Pentagon

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I live in Springfield and for years have run by the memorial on Hunter Village to Lt.Col. Dickerson and Marjorie Salamone. I've swept leaves and snow off the plaque; I've lifted the flags when they have been knocked down, but today, for some reason, it finally dawned on me to look up some information on these two people who lost their lives in service to our country. I knew I would be inspired, and I am. Blessings to the family.... I hope your lives are full and yet made fuller with the knowledge of what Lt. Col. Dickerson meant to you. I never met him, but his name on a plaque stands as a reminder of what true sacrifice means.

*** Posted by Ken on 2009-02-24 ***

I consider Jerry a lifelong friend, even though we had lost contact over the years. Jerry and I had a special bond that began as a result of the integration of the Yazoo City public school system in the late 1960's. You see, I am African American, and during that time in our town it was rare for friends of different races to interact socially. Jerry and I played ball together and visited each other's houses. Jerry was always a leader and did not listen to some of his peers who frowned upon our friendship. You see, Jerry and I discovered many years ago that we had more in common than we had differences. Some people live a lifetime and never learn this lesson. Jerry had a heart of gold, and a tremendous dry wit. I have met a lot of smart people in my 25 years in corporate America, but Jerry is one of the brightest people that I have ever met. Jerry dreamed big and encouraged others to do so as well. My life has been enriched by having known him. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

*** Posted by Clayborne Nutall on 2008-09-21 ***

Jerry and I started as privates together in 1978, before he had met his wonderful wife Page. He was my original Army "buddy." Each day I see his picture hanging by my late Father's photo. I will never forget Jerry and what a great citizen of this Country he was. Now going on the 6th year later after his death, my eyes still become watery when I think of all the times Jerry and I spent together with the rest of the Army close knit band of brothers and sister. His death was not right, should not have been, but his wonderful and caring essence will never be forgotten. May God continue to watch over Page, Beth, and Will as they go on with their lives without him. Continue to miss you Jerry! Don

*** Posted by Major(R) Don Bishop on 2007-06-21 ***

My family and I visited Washington D.C. for the first time and had a tour of the Pentagon arranged for us.  I was very touched by the 9/11 Memorial and we took a pencil rubbing of Jerry's name.  Each day we remember the surving family members in our prayers.  God Bless the USA

*** Posted by Susie on 2004-07-09 ***


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