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  • Wall Name:JAMES W CARTER
  • Date of Birth:6/30/1949
  • Date of Casualty:12/18/1970
  • Home of Record:DENVER
  • County of Record:DENVER CITY AND COUNTY
  • State:CO
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row: 6W, 128
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


  • Date of Birth:3/11/1947
  • Date of Casualty:12/18/1970
  • Home of Record:LESTER
  • County of Record:LIMESTONE COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row: 6W, 129
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH


is honored on Panel 6W, Row 128 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • A Great Husband and Father

    Posted on 4/19/16 - by Gudrun Cordle Miller
    My husband was a dedicated soldier, loving husband and father. He is part of our daily lives in memory always. We had 2 children, now there are 4 granddaughters he is missing, but our lives go on as he would want them to, and that thought kept us going, kept us putting one foot in front of the other.
  • Relatives

    Posted on 3/19/14
    I would appreciate any communication from the family. I am a descendant of Charles Dana Cordle from Trion, Georgia.
    I had heard of Donald Calvin when going up. Pleae email at:
    T. Mark Cordle
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SFC Donald Calvin Cordle, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • His granddater

    Posted on 11/2/13
    I NEVER GOT TO MEAT you but you seem to be amazing
  • My father

    Posted on 11/19/11 - by Donald Cordle Jr.,
    this man lost his life when he swapped with duties with a man so he could come home to his family for Christmas. I was born in June 1970 he died in december father is my hero .if anyone out there knew him please e-mail me..I have never had a chance to talk with a soldier who fought nor even known him

    Posted on 1/3/07 - by Nam Vet 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/11/04 - by Robert Sage
    Donald is buried at Ft Donelson Nat Military Park. The park says his unit was MACV ADV TEAM 66.

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