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JAMES MALCOLM ARBUTHNOT


is honored on Panel 6E, Line 61 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/5/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four James Malcolm Arbuthnot, Served with the Aero Rifle Platoon, A Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/21/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 ARBUTHNOT,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. I HAD A FRIEND WHOSE BROTHER WAS 1ST CAV. I HOPE YOU GREETED HIM IN HEAVEN. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembrance Fifty Years Later

    Posted on 8/9/16 - by Charles Elder charleselder247@gmail.com
    I knew Jim from high school, The American School in Manila, Philippines. He was class of 1964 and I was two years behind him, so I didn't know him well though my sister Sue (also class of 1964) dated when they were seniors. I recall that he was well respected by all and was known for his offbeat sense of humor. I also recall being shocked to hear in the spring of 1966 that he'd been killed in action in Vietnam, the very first time my life was touched by the war. I eventually served as an infantryman in Vietnam in 1968-1969 and, though wounded, made it home. As it turns out, Jim wrote a series of poignant and eloquent letters to a girl he'd met just before he deployed, and they are now part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection after they were left as an offering at The Wall by the woman to whom he wrote them. I grieve for the life you never got to live. Rest in peace, my brother.
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  • Thank you to all who posted here

    Posted on 11/24/15 - by Joan K Arbuthnot arbuthnot@centurylink.net
    I just discovered this site and found Jim (Chugger to his family). I'm very touched by all your comments and glad that he is still remembered. I was also surprised to see the second photograph of him. I thought I had the only copy of it. Do you know who sent it in?
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  • Your bracelet

    Posted on 7/30/14
    My name is James Arbuthnot. I got there 2 weeks after you were killed. I wear the bracelet with your name all the time.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.