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While their names are not on The Wall, they are never forgotten. The In Memory Honor Roll recognizes those who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service. Click here to learn more about the In Memory program and how to add someone to the Honor Roll.

James Alloway

  • Name:James Ardon Alloway
  • Date of Birth: 12/21/1947
  • Date of Death: 02/11/1992
  • Home of Record: Neola
  • State: Iowa
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Biography:
    James Ardon Alloway, Jim, served with the Navy in Vietnam from June 1968 to April 1969. He was traumatized by the suffering he saw and was retired from service with disability related to PTSD. Jim seemed to recover for a while, but continued to suffer recurring set-backs over the next 23 years. On February 11, 1992, while waiting for a place to open up in the VA's PTSD in-patient program, Jim took his own life.
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REMEMBRANCES

  • To Jim's friends and loved ones

    Posted on 5/7/17 - by Cindy Alloway calloway@optonline.net
    I am so grateful to read the remembrances you put on this site! I know Jim knows somehow you remember him so lovingly! Thank you on behalf of our whole family! I trust we will see him again someday in heaven. Until then, thank you for your gracious memories of him.

    Here attached is a photo when Jim was happy in the middle of his big brothers who also served in the Navy in Vietnam. But they didn't volunteer to work with the Seabees on land. They stayed out of harms way on boats.
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  • To Jim's friends and loved ones

    Posted on 5/7/17 - by Cindy Alloway calloway@optonline.net
    I am so grateful to read the remembrances you put on this site! I know Jim knows somehow you remember him so lovingly! Thank you on behalf of our whole family! I trust we will see him again someday in heaven. Until then, thank you for your gracious memories of him.

    Here attached is a photo when Jim was happy in the middle of his big brothers who also served in the Navy in Vietnam. But they didn't volunteer to work with the Seabees on land. They stayed out of harms way on boats.
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  • Classmate Jim

    Posted on 7/26/16 - by Sharon Siebels
    Jim was in my graduation class. Such a good looking fun smart guy! We were the Viet Nam Era....it took many of our age right out of high school to a terrible war with terrible things. Jim attended some of our class reunions. We all knew he was suffering inside and tried to bring him up. As we plan our 50 year class reunion, we will miss him and honor his memory. Thank you for your service Jim and we know you are at Peace now but we wish you could be here with us all to celebrate this 50 Year Class Reunion. You are remembered fondly.
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  • Jim

    Posted on 6/13/16 - by Wanda Haston wandamhaston@gmail.com
    He was my husband. I was 18 and knew absolutely nothing of the world. He was 26 and had seen way too much. We were from the same small town. He tried to make it. He married, we got baptized, we had a son. He could not leave it behind. It haunted him. How do you go to a farm in Iowa to Vietnam and survive? I never could have. Jim tried . He is a Hero.
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/19/11
    James Ardon Alloway, Jim, served with the Navy in Vietnam from June 1968 to April 1969. He was traumatized by the suffering he saw and was retired from service with disability related to PTSD. Jim seemed to recover for a while, but continued to suffer recurring set-backs over the next 23 years. On February 11, 1992, while waiting for a place to open up in the VA's PTSD in-patient program, Jim took his own life.
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