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  • Date of Birth:8/12/1946
  • Date of Casualty:3/12/1969
  • Home of Record:KINGS
  • County of Record:COLES COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line:29W, 19
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


  • Date of Birth:6/1/1926
  • Date of Casualty:3/12/1969
  • Home of Record:BUTLER
  • County of Record:JOHNSON COUNTY
  • State:TN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SMAJ
  • Panel/Line:29W, 19
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Good Friend

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Dan Johnson
    Jim Gazze and I grew up together on Chicago's Southside. We were friends and classmates attending St. Laurence elementary school. While at St. Laurence we played on the football team with many of our other good friends. At the end of the season one player received a special award called the "Athlete of Christ Award". This award was given to the player who exemplified exceptional attributes both on and off the field. Qualities such as trustworthiness, honesty, sportsmanship, etc.. What made this award so special is that the players voted for the individual chosen. I'm not absolutely certain but I believe the vote was unanimous when we chose Jim. Young people can sense goodness---Jim was a Good man. It was my honor to have called him my friend.

    Dan Johnson
  • Remembering a good friend

    Posted on 5/26/15
    JIm Gazze was one of the sweetest, nicest guys you could ever meet. I met him when he began dating my best friend, who he later married Mu husband and I spent a lot of time with Jim - going to the beach, on picnics, just hanging out at his girlfriend's home. He was hardworking and fun. I'll never forget that when I had my first child, Jim called me in the find out how I was feeling after giving birth. No one had prompted him, he just genuinely cared and was concerned. I was touched by his concern. No other single guy I knew would have done that.
  • Never forgotten

    Posted on 12/6/14 - by Bill Nelson
    by Bill Nelson
    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle hero’s you left behind...."Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'DonnellKIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother. From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • I was there

    Posted on 7/14/14 - by Thomas Germuga
    On the way to the 1st Cav. Reunion in Chicago last week, my wife and I stoped at James A. Gazze grave. I was there when James was killed. I had to stop and pay my respect to this man who did not make it home alive. He was a good Trooper and I will not forget him.

  • I was there

    Posted on 7/10/14
    On the way to 1st Cav reunion stoped to pay respect to James a B Co 1/5th Cav. Brother.
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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.

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