Jerry “Mad Dog” Shriver

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Sacramento, CA

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Master Sergeant

Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observation Group, Command and Control South 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam.

Volunteered for almost every hazardous and classified project run by the 5th Special Forces Group. Those who knew him can attest that he personally killed over 100 enemy and the information that he obtained caused the death of thousands more. His accomplishments were so well known he was known as “MAD DOG” and a reward of $10,000.00 was offered for his death or capture.

SFC Shriver spoke Rhade fluently and had a deep concern for the Montagnards. He spent the majority of his pay buying food and clothing for the families of the Montagnard members of his platoon.

Age: 28

Date of Death: April 24, 1969

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