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is honored on Panel 57W, Line 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/14/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 James Lynwood Hawthorne, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/15/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Glenn Haven Memory Gardens, Stafford,VA. BSM PH
  • Hard Task

    Posted on 4/16/07 - by Grover Heard, Jr/Ret/Airborne
    Well Bro, although we didn't get a chance to go to each others home town, I will never forget the short period of time we had together in 2/17th Cav Aero Rifle Platoon, I remember it like it was yesterday when I came back to the field and found out you were gone.
  • My father served with him.

    Posted on 6/10/06 - by Sean McPhail
    My father served in the same company with Mr. Hawthorne in NCO School at Ft. Benning in 1967 and 1968. I was scanning some of my father's old negatives when I ran across this picture.
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 6/14/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    James, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we have today.
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