Edward Lewis Mortimer, JrChief Warrant Officer
F TROOP, 4TH CAVALRY, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
02 November 1949 - 05 July 1971
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The database page for Edward Lewis Mortimer, Jr
When I got to F Troop, I met Ed. He lived in the room next to mine. Ed was an "Old Guy" as he had been in Vietnam "forever." He was just finishing his 6 month extension. I must have looked like a drowned pup. Ed took me under his 'wing' and helped me get settled at 'Camp Courage.'
A few days later, the harsh reality of war came crashing down on me. Ed was shot down, and expired before we could rescue him.
'Mortimer Snerd' was his nickname but not his disposition. He was a caring individual and a good friend whom I will never forget.
From a friend,
Happy Veteran's Day, Louie. I was Denny's girlfriend before you went to Vietnam and while you were there.
Thank you for the job you did for our freedom. Your loss was not in vain. I continue to support the Viet Nam Vets because I knew you.
Give Denny a big hug and kiss from me.
From his brother's girlfriend,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 4 Nov 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009