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JAMES MICHAEL ASTON


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 75 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Continue to rest in peace, Michael...

    Posted on 5/27/18 - by K. Stewart Lynch
    Remembering Michael Aston, my old childhood neighbor, from the 1950's, who lived across the street from my family in the Pinedale addition, Henderson, TX.

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  • Navy Cross Citation

    Posted on 3/19/18 - by A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969
    James Michael Aston
    DATE OF BIRTH: 13-Apr-50
    HOME OF RECORD:
    Wichita Falls, Texas


    Navy Cross
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Marine Corps
    Rank: Private First Class
    Battalion: 2d Battalion
    Division: III Marine Amphibious Force
    GENERAL ORDERS:
    Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

    CITATION:
    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class James Michael Aston (MCSN: 2450092), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Mortar Ammunition Man in Company H, Second Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 March 1969. Private First Class Aston was participating in a company-sized operation through thick brush and chest high elephant grass in Quang Nam Province when he tripped a hidden enemy explosive device. Fully aware of the probable consequences of his daring action but thinking only of the welfare of several nearby companions, he unhesitatingly threw himself across the lethal object and was mortally wounded as he absorbed the concussion of the detonation. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of several Marines. By his courage, selfless concern for his fellow men and unwavering devotion to duty, Private First Class Aston upheld the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/7/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC ASTON,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE MORTARMAN. YOU PASSED ON THE FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH. HE IS THE PATRON OF A HAPPY DEATH. REST IN PEACE AND SEMPER FI.
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  • REMEMBER MIKE

    Posted on 5/12/16 - by 1950.denton@gmail.com
    I think of you and that wonderful smile often. You are missed by many. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/19/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC James Michael Aston, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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