Welcome Home Ceremony – National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Join us at the museum on Vietnam War Veterans Day for a moving ceremony to welcome home Veterans, many of whom never received that honor after serving our country during the Vietnam War.

Staff Sergeant Jerry Ferris, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) will provide our keynote and share his remarkable journey of service and help us honor the indomitable spirit of our nation’s Vietnam War Veterans. Ferris served two tours of duty in Vietnam (’67-’69) and is a recipient of three Purple Heart Medals, a Bronze Star with a “V” device, a Combat Action ribbon, and a U.S. Navy commendation.

Jerry served six (6) years active duty in the United States Marine Corps. He is a Hollywood Marine who graduated from MCRD in San Diego, California in 1967. He served active duty from 1967 to 1973 and 2 years reserve.

Jerry served two tours of duty in Vietnam from December 1967 to July 1969. His second tour in Vietnam was as a Scout Sniper and is credited with 62 confirmed kills. He is the recipient of three (3) Purple Heart Medals, The Bronze Star with “V” device, Combat Action ribbon, Navy Commendation and many other service awards. Jerry achieved the rank of E-6 Staff Sargent.

Jerry also served in the Philippines, Guam, Okinawa, and as the N.C.O.I.C. At the American Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Jerry is past Department of Ohio Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart from 2018-2019.

He currently holds a set on the Warren County Veterans Services board of Commissioners for the last 9 years and is currently the Vice President.

Jerry is married to his sweetheart Darlene Kathryn, who happened to be a blind date. We will celebrate our 50th anniversary on the 15th of June. We have one son, Rodney, Daughter-in-law, Shevon, and 3 fantastic grandchildren, Hudson 12, Cruz 10, and Olive 8.

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March 29, 2024


10:00 am

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