Above and Beyond
U.S.A.F. Service Tribute | TWS Roll of Honor
Actor, Sgt Jerry Mathers US Air Force (Served 1966-1969) Short Bio: Mathers served in the Air Force National Guard (1967-'69). He was mistakenly reported as killed in action during the Vietnam War, but all of his duties were stateside. After leaving military service he attended and graduated from the University of California (Berkley) in 1973 with a BA in philosophy.
Mr. T enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps. In November 1975. He was promoted to squad leader. In July 1976, his platoon sergeant punished him by giving him the detail of chopping down trees during training camp at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, but did not tell him how many trees, so he single-handedly chopped down over seventy trees from 6:30 am to 10:00 am, until a shocked major superseded the sergeant's orders