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  • Date of Birth:12/23/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/22/1968
  • Home of Record:CHILLICOTHE
  • County of Record:ROSS COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PVT
  • Panel/Line:47W, 32
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA


  • Date of Birth:12/30/1934
  • Date of Casualty:8/22/1968
  • Home of Record:HILO
  • County of Record:HAWAII COUNTY
  • State:HI
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:GSGT
  • Panel/Line:47W, 33
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI


is honored on Panel 47W, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/28/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL James Edward Self, 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
  • A Sad Day

    Posted on 9/3/12 - by Robert

    It is a sad today because I found James's name on the Wall. The last time I saw James was in 1958. We were friends and neighbors on the west side of Madisonville. I moved away to Ohio that year and lost track of him. I've thought of James many times over the past 54 years not knowing he had given the ultimate sacrifice for me and our country.

    He was a kind and gentle friend and I'm proud to have known him.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/5/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Sunset Cemetery in Madisonville, TN. PH
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 12/26/09 - by Duane Hill (Retired USA)

    I never really knew you but we are related by mother was from the same Self Family Line. I will make sure my family tree is handed down to my sons and daughter so you will not be forgotten by our family on this side...RSP Brother....

  • Thanks

    Posted on 10/26/09
    You made a great sacrifice to all of us.
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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