Jerry M. Foy

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 10
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 3 / 56
Date of Birth: 10-Jan-1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: Sylvania High School
Street: N. 57th Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: WO
Date of Casualty: 27-May-1971
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Foy, 24, was born in Philadelphia, and graduated from high school in Sylvania, GA., in 1965. "Jerry was a cheerful fun loving guy with serious aspirations and a love for his country... His first dream was to be a helicopter pilot," his sister recalled. Foy realized his dream in the army. He was assigned to troop D of the third squadron, 5th Cavalry, 8th Infantry Division. He died when his helicopter was shot down on May 27, 1971, less than a month into his second Vietnam tour. The warrant officer was survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents and sister.