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is honored on Panel 3W, Line 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/19/15 - by Jordan Laorhce
    I no i never meet you before but i just wanted to leave this here letter for you.Thank You so much for you service and everything that you did to save us from the danger.Today in class 11/19/15 me and my teacher and the rest of the class were reading a story and it said something about a actual person from the navy and i saw the huge black wall full of names and the first name i spotted was James R Saxon.When i saw all those names i almost cried during class.So i went ahead and searched up your name and this is what popped up so i wanted to leave you this letter
    Thank You,Jordan Laroche
  • OCS 96 Classmate

    Posted on 11/11/14 - by Jack H. Stephens
    We were members of the OCS 96th graduating class. James went on to jump school and then to Ft. Ord. I was already at Fort Ord, CA.when he arrived at a great duty station on the west coast. We were both in Vietnam at the same time but different divisions. I did not learn of his death until my return to the states. I had great respect for James and to this day find myself thinking of him. May God enfold him and grant him eternal peace.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/1/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear 1LT James Russell Saxon, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter

  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/2/13 - by Robert Sage

    James is buried at St Ignatius Cemetery, Hickory,MD.

  • A great guy.

    Posted on 3/8/11 - by David Manning
    I knew Lt. Saxon at Ft. Ord, Calif. He was acting company commander, just prior to shipping off to Vietnam. I developed a friendship with James in the short time we were in the same company and he and I had many great conversations in relaxed, casual situations. I discharged from Ft. Ord and learned of James death from a friend who was still at Ft. Ord in the summer of 1971. I was extremely saddened when I received this news. Even to this day I am saddened when I think of the loss. I'm very grateful for this opportunity to express my grief and for this site.
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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.

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