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is honored on Panel 4W, Line 27 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 1/15/17 - by
    SSGT James R. Hicks served with the 35th Security Police Squadron, 35th Combat Support Group, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. SSGT Hicks was found dead in the early morning of March 6, 1971 of a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators labeled his death an accident. He was 21 years-old. [Taken from,, and]
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/29/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Staff Sergeant James Russell Hicks, Served with the 366th Security Police Squadron, 366th Combat Support Group, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Always Remembered

    Posted on 12/28/15 - by Tom McBride
    I served with Jim with 366th SPS 1970-71 at DaNang. Jim was my Area Sergeant at times and he was a great friend. He made sure we were taken care of and I respected him so much. I have a rubbing of his name off the wall that I framed and has hung in my home. Each of my children and grandchildren know of Jim Hicks and how great a man he was. Rest in Peace My Friend.
  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 5/21/15 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor James.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT James Russell Hicks, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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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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