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JAMES MICHAEL ASTON


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Old Love

    Posted on 4/14/08 - by Ann
    You will be in my heart forever.
  • James

    Posted on 7/7/07 - by Pete Pearson cplpetey@yahoo.com
    I keep this picture of Mike in my wallet as a rememberace of how young we all were. People may think that he is my son if they see it.
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  • James

    Posted on 7/7/07 - by Pete Pearson cplpetey@yahoo.com
    I found this in his mother's things after she died in 2004.
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  • U.S. Marine - Navy Cross

    Posted on 12/21/06 - by H Co, 26th Marines, Yahoo Group site daviddddd@yahoo.com
    PFC James Aston (18), USMC
    Navy Cross, Purple Heart...

    South Vietnam - 1969
    KIA - 3/19/69 (Operation Taylor Common)
    Unit - H Co., 2nd Bn., 26th Mar. Regt.,
    9th Mar. Amphibious Brigade (9MAB)

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  • All things work together for good...

    Posted on 4/30/05 - by Peter Pearson *************@yahoo.com
    I only knew Mike for a few weeks in Viet Nam before he was killed, and His life and death made a huge impact on my life. In 5/2001, I found his mother and was able to talk to her, and have been the only person to contact her who knew Mike in the Nam. Ten months later, I married his sister. We visited his grave a few days later, and it was a great experience. There was a small tattered American flag there, which seened very appropriate to me. Mike had absorbed the lethal blow of a mine that day that others might live. As I was following him a short distance behind, I cannot help but think if he hadn't had set off the mine, I would have. I am now 52 years old. Mike was 18, and he was loved by many. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Mike was more than a statistic like all of them - he was a precious family member.
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