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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 75 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • AD MORTEM FIDELIS........“Faithful Unto Death".........Thanks Jimmy..

    Posted on 8/15/18 - by K
    Not Forgotten.....ever Remembered....Even After 50 Years
  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/13/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt James Ervin,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Your 88th birthday is soon, happy birthday. 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.
  • Forever Remembered...Bronze Star Recipient w. V for Valor...He died a Soldier’s Death ...fighting

    Posted on 5/17/18 - by Billy
    James Wilbur Ervin
    ON THE WALL: Panel 3E Line 75
    This page Copyright© 1997-2018 Ltd.
    Home of Record: Gilroy, CA
    Date of birth: 08/24/1929
    Service Branch: Army of the United States
    Grade at loss: E5
    Rank: Sergeant
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 19291333
    MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
    Length Service: 18
    Start Tour: 08/16/1965
    Incident Date: 11/17/1965
    Casualty Date: 11/17/1965
    Status Date: Not Applicable
    Status Change: Not Applicable
    Age at Loss: 36
    Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Repatriated: Not Applicable
    Identified: Not Applicable
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds
    Data accessed: 5/17/2018
  • Sgt Ervin was KIA with 151 of his Comrades at the Ambush at LZ Albany Nov. 17, 1965...

    Posted on 5/17/18 - by K
    He died a Soldier’s Death leading his men.
    We still remember you and your sacrifice Jimmy
    God Bless You and All your Comrades
    RIP with the Warriors
    Garry Owen brother
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT James Wilbur Ervin, 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
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The Wall of Faces

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