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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 83 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 4/2/18 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    James is buried at Seaside Memorial Park Corpus Christi, Texas. James is located in the Holy Rosary section, (section O), lot 176, 5th row in from the south, flat granite marker.
  • Final Mission of LCDR James T. Kearns

    Posted on 4/23/16 - by
    LCDR 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 and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/14/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCDR James Thomas Kearns, 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
  • If I should die...remembrances for LCDR James Thomas KEARNS, USN...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!

    Posted on 3/15/11 - by
    If 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.
  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 3/7/11 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    James is buried at Seaside Memorial Cemetery, Corpus Christi, TX, section O, lot 176, space 4.
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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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