JERRY STAPLES, born October 24, 1937, Marceline, MO. He joined the USN in 1955 and served with RIV DIV 593, TCF-116, LST-209, MSC-197, AN-91, DD-761, MACV Vietnam, BSU-1, TCF-116 and NAVSTA Adak. His memorable experience was Giant Sling Shot.

He left the service in June of 1975 as E-7. His awards include two Navy Commendation Medals, two Bronze Stars, seven Vietnam Campaign and five Good Conduct Medals.

Married, he and his wife, Phyllis, have three children and five grandchildren. He works for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department.

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