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is honored on Panel 1W, Line 82 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/22/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Lt James Dugger,
    Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander - Helicopter Pilot. Independence Day is approaching, and we remember your sacrifice. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.

    Posted on 1/8/16 - by JOHN D. MCKEY, SFC RET.
    1Lt Dugger will always be remembered as a wonderful member and pilot of the 57th Assault Helicopter Pilot. Lt. Dugger gave his life helping others being
    overrun on a firebase asking to be evacuated. Lt. Dugger was returning Camp
    Holloway from another mission when he intercepted a message of distress,
    Lt. Dugger took that assignment and his Helicopter took mortar through the
    cockpit after landing to retrieve individuals from the firebase.

    Posted on 9/27/15 - by Larry P. Watson
    Jim was our Brigade Commander while I was a fellow member of the Advanced ROTC program at ETSU. Jim was imposing and every inch the image of a professional soldier. His devotion to service and ultimate sacrifice should be honored and remembered by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
  • Band of Brothers

    Posted on 7/22/15 - by Dan Kyte
    I served with Jim in the ETSU ROTC unit from 1965-69. He was our commander and seemed to love the military life. I was always impressed with the pride he demonstrated in wearing the uniform during those difficult times on a college campus. We were resented and scorned by those who hated that war. I lost track of Jim when I went on active duty and didn't discover he had been killed in action until I returned to Johnson City, Tn in 1975. Our country and the Army lost a great American. I often wonder why good men like Jim had to die and some, like me, survived that turbulent time in our country's history.
  • U.S. Army Helicopter Flight School Class

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Michael Jay McClaskey
    I wish I could say that it seems like just yesterday, but it doesn't! My memory is vague so I need to get into my boxes of my own life's history, but I am sure that Jim and I were helicopter flight school buddies. After Flight school graduation, I had heard that Jim and one other of us were the only ones who went to Vietnam. And, through channels I had also heard that we lost them both. This is the first time I have visited this site and now will be very interested in learning what happened to Jim and others I knew. I always said "but for the grace of God there go I!" Jim, you are my hero and I salute you today and everyday! God bless your soul!
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