Date of Birth: 12/07/1944
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: E. Comly Street
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 02/16/1967
Province of Casualty: Binh Duong
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 31
Panel Row: 9
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"Jerry" Wahlen graduated from Thomas Edison High School in January 1963 and worked as an apprentice machinist for Technitrol Corp. on Allegheny Avenue for 2 1/2 years before being drafted into the Army in September 1965. He enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. Wahlen was sent to Vietnam in June 1966, where he was a grenadier in B Troop of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry. The 22-year-old specialist four died on Feb. 16, 1967, near Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, as a result of fragment wounds to the back of the head suffered when truck in which he was riding was shelled. Wahlen was survived by his parent and a brother.