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  • Date of Birth:2/1/1932
  • Date of Casualty:9/14/1965
  • Home of Record:DAWSON
  • County of Record:FAYETTE COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP5
  • Panel/Row: 2E, 83
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN


  • Wall Name:FRANK R SAXON
  • Date of Birth:9/16/1945
  • Date of Casualty:9/14/1965
  • Home of Record:BALTIMORE
  • County of Record:BALTIMORE CITY
  • State:MD
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row: 2E, 83
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


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

Leave a Remembrance


  • 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.
  • Juniors at Hayward High School (WI)

    Posted on 4/14/08 - by
    The 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.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 10/6/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    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 Sir

    Posted on 6/18/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although 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!

    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!


  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/20/03 - by Cari Kearns
    Thank 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 father

    Posted on 9/30/01 - by james t. kearns, jr.
    Still remembered by his family. Who would you have been?

The Wall of Faces

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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