HIEMER, JERRY ALLEN Name: Jerry Allen Hiemer Rank/Branch: E4/US Army Unit: Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division Date of Birth: 22 September 1941 (Louisville KY) Home City of Record: Memphis TN Date of Loss: 17 November 1965 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 133620N 1075525E (ZA160060) Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Refno: 0192 Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing) Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 15 October 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK. REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: On November 17, 1965, SP4 Hiemer was a gunner on a combat operation with elements of Company A while en route to a landing zone in Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam. Once on the operation, the unit was heavily engaged in a fire fight. During the fight, Hiemer was reported to have been shot several times and to be dead. Following the battle, the entire area was searched, but there was no sign of his remains. SP4 Jerry Hiemer is listed with honor among the missing because no remains were found. His case seems quite clear. For others who are listed missing, however, simple answers are just not there. Many were known to have survived their loss incident. Quite a few were in radio contact with search teams and describing an advancing enemy. Some were photographed or recorded in captivity, or even wrote letters home. Others simply vanished without a trace. Reports continue to mount that we abandoned hundreds of Americans to the enemy when we left Southeast Asia. While Hiemer may not be among them, one can imagine his proud willingness to go on one more mission to help bring them to freedom.