Monday, March 28, 2011

Greenville VFW Honors Master Sergeant Gerald E. Jamieson

Greenville VFW Post 7262 recently presented a bible to Jamie Jamieson of Greenville in remembrance of his father Master Sergeant Gerald E. Jamieson who recently passed away in Sarasota, FL.

Master Sergeant Jamieson served his country through three wars. Enlisting on October 4, 1943 Master Sergeant Jamieson took his basic training in Biloxi, MS and completed his gunnery school in Las Vegas, NV. Master Sergeant Jamieson was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England where he flew 33 missions during WWII. He then flew during the Korean War based in Yokana, Japan flying 33 missions. Master Sergeant Jamieson continued his military career as a B-52 instructor based at Castle A.F.B., CA and served during the Viet Nam War where he flew an additional 210 mission. Master Sergeant Jamieson received 21 ribbons for his fruit salad and 15 medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 17 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Force Commendation.

Jamie followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Army after graduating from The United States Military Academy at West Point in 1977. Jamie served on active duty from 1977 through 1988 and as active reserve from 1988-1998, when he retired with the rank of Major.

Members from the VFW present were Jack Harless representing WWII veterans, Les Thwaits representing the Korean War veterans, Tom Mowery representing Viet Nam veterans and Scott A. Reed on behalf of the Desert Storm veterans. Co-workers also presented a flag to Jamie in his father’s memory. Representing the Newcan Company were Dave Miller Air Force veteran and Craig Jenkinson Army veteran both having served during the Viet Nam War.

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