Jerome “Gee” Cardwell. Jerome Cardwell was granted peace and healing when he transitioned from this life on October 16, 2017 following an extended illness.
Jerome was born to Lamar Cardwell and Jessie Pearl Bryant on May 1, 1956, in Troy, Alabama. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He attended Pike County Public Schools and upon graduation, he entered the United States Army. From 1978 continuing for several years, he was a mortar section leader in 1st Platoon, L Troop, 3/11 ACR. After 20 years of distinguished service, he retired. Upon his return to civilian life, Columbia, South Carolina became his home. It is there that he continued his service to the community through various positions in non-profit agencies such as The Cooperative Ministry and Columbia Koban. His final place of employment was CSC, where he was a weapons instructor.
Jerome leaves several family members to cherish his memory: wife Idella Chestnut of Columbia, SC; daughters Philana Cardwell of Troy, Alabama, and Idalis Chestnut and Jessie Chestnut of the home; sons Adrian (Sebrina) Cardwell of Troy, Alabama, and Albert Cardwell of the home; mother Jessie Pearl Bryant of Troy, Alabama; and brother Alphonzo Rouse of Troy, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his father, Lamar Cardwell, and brothers James Rouse and Greg Cardwell. Jerome also leaves to cherish his memory his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends.
Dear Commemorative Partners,
It is important that each and every generation of scholars learns about the brave men and women who fought in the Vietnam war and how they deserve to be thanked and honored for their service. We’re confident that the Commemoration’s new Teacher’s Toolkit will no doubt serve as an excellent resource for educational institutions across the country.
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The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Staff
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Below is a link to a newsletter that contains a large collection of photos from a recent event that is part of an effort to recognize the origins of American Armor in Bourg, France. KP Morris has led this effort and continues to do so; the French and members of the Patton family are on board as well. The parent organization is the United States Brotherhood of Tankers or SABOT for short. Imagine that for an acronym! This appears to be a worthwhile effort to recognize the origins of U.S. Army Armor.
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