The database page for Eddie Thomas Terry
Dean Spencer, with a mortar baseplate on his back, bent over the Rao Trach riverbank to fill his canteen. The mountain river was flowing swiftly and was treacherous. He slipped in and went under. You didn't hesitate, you dived in after him.
Neither of you resurfaced.
Four days later you were recovered two kilometers downstream by the third platoon, Company C, 2/12th Cavalry.
You are a hero.
From Wild Card 3-6, C Company 2/12th Cavalry,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 May 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009