Tales of Valor: Jerry's Story

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Tales of Valor
Reflections, Advice and Lessons Learned from the Veterans of Northbridge

Throughout the month of November we have collaborated to celebrate the Veterans of Northbridge and the rich history of the amazing men and women living in our communities. Their stories of bravery, dedication and sacrifice are the markings of individuals who have truly lived well and loved life.

Sergeant First Class Jerry (Resident of Bayberry at Emerald Court)

Jerry enlisted in the service at 18 years old as a Marine and served for 4 years during the Korean War. During his time in the service he reached the rank of Sergeant First class and was awarded the combat infantry medal. During his time in the Marines he was a Rifleman and a Machine Gunner and trained at Parris Island Marine Base in Carolina. Reflecting on is time in the Marines Jerry says, “It wasn’t easy.”

“I had a girl in every port, which was why I was in the service.”