MARVEL, JERRY WARVEL
Name: Jerry W. Marvel
Rank/Branch: O4/United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Evansville IN
Date of Loss: 24 February 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates:205500 North 1051600 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Other Personnel in Incident: Laurence Friese, returnee
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.
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Copy provided by G.F. Rowe, Otsego, MN
N.C. - Jerry W. Marvel, retired Marine Colonel, from as apparent heart attack
on his way home from a physical in Pensacola, Fla.
Marvel, a 30-year Marine veteran, was one of the longest-held prisoners during
the Vietnam War. He last served as commanding officer of New River Marine
Corps Air Station in 1983.
He later became a training and education director at Cherry Point Marine Air
Station in 1985.
Marvel, a Marine pilot, was shot down Feb. 24, 1968, over North Vietnam. He
remained a prisoner of war until March 14, 1973.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy and two children, Jeri LeBeau and Kevin
Marvel, all of Newport.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The New Times, Friday, October 13, 1995
Newport, North Carolina
Ceremony honors memory of Ret. Col. Jerry W. Marvel
By Joan D. Greene
Saturday morning, Sept. 30, the sun shone brightly, and the warm wind blew in
gusts, whipping the flags at the county veterans' memorial on Courthouse
Square, Beaufort, against the poles, their snapping sounds accompanying the
soft sounds of conversations as old friends met....
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 13:52:06 -0400
This is Teresa .....Jerry and Patti Marvel's daughter. My mom passed along
The visitation will be at Brooks Funeral Home in Morehead City, North
Carolina on Sunday at 5 to 7pm.. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 am
at the National Cemetary in New Bern, North Carolina. Mom will be placed there
with Dad, as she had always wanted. She passed swiftly in the arms of my
son and I, as a result of an ongoing heart condition.. She loved and
admired so many of you all these years. Thank you for keeping in touch with
her and keeping her abreast of current news.
With Deepest Respect,
Teresa Marvel LeBeau
Letter to the Editor: Remembering Col. Jerry Marvel
I plan to celebrate the lives of the Marvels in my backyard, with a cold beverage, standing (not kneeling) at the American flag and the POW-MIA flag. They proudly fly as tribute to Col. Marvel and all veterans. I am truly thankful for the privilege of being raised in a military family and a community that had ...