Final Mission of LCDR James T. KearnsPosted on 4/23/16 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgLCDR James T. Kearns was a Navy aviator assigned to Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196), Carrier Air Wing Nineteen (CVW-19), aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard. LCDR Kearns was killed on September 14, 1965, when his A-1J Skyraider (#142057) was destroyed in the premature explosion of its own bomb during a mission five miles southwest of Soc Trang in South Vietnam. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and togetherweserved.com]MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 9/14/15 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear LCDR James Thomas Kearns, sirMORE
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
If I should die...remembrances for LCDR James Thomas KEARNS, USN...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!Posted on 3/15/11 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
The Final BridgePosted on 3/7/11 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI firstname.lastname@example.orgJames is buried at Seaside Memorial Cemetery, Corpus Christi, TX, section O, lot 176, space 4.
Juniors at Hayward High School (WI)Posted on 4/14/08 - by email@example.comThe Juniors at Hayward (WI) High School would like to thank James for his ultimate sacrifice. James has been added to their US History II classes’ virtual wall.MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 10/6/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
Thank you SirPosted on 6/18/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you James Thomas Kearns, for your courageous and valiant service, many years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you LCDR Kearns, for a job well done!
FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
Thank YouPosted on 5/20/03 - by Cari KearnsThank you for serving our country in this war, we share the same last name and I chose you to do my class project on.
My fatherPosted on 9/30/01 - by james t. kearns, jr. MORE
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.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.