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JAMES ELMO SIZEMORE


is honored on Panel 21W, Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of MAJ James E. Sizemore

    Posted on 6/24/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    MAJ James E. Sizemore and MAJ Howard V. Andre Jr. comprised an A-26A Invader team from the 609th Special Operations Squadron stationed at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base. On July 8, 1969, they were assigned a night armed reconnaissance mission over the Plain of Jars region of Xiangkhoang Province, Laos. Sizemore was the pilot and Andre the navigator on the flight. When the aircraft was about 12 miles south of the city of Ban Na Mai, it was downed by hostile fire. A ground team subsequently furnished unspecified information that Sizemore and Andre could not have survived. Both were classified Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered. In 1993, a joint U.S./Lao People's Democratic Republic team investigated an aircraft crash site in Laos. They recovered aircraft wreckage from an A-26. The team was not able to conduct a complete excavation of the site at that time. Twice in 2010, joint U.S./Lao People's Democratic Republic teams conducted excavations of the crash site recovering human remains, aircraft wreckage, personal effects and military equipment associated with Sizemore and Andre. In the identification of the remains, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools, such as dental comparison which matched Sizemore's records. [Taken from pownetwork.org and coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • You were my Flt Instructor 1/15/54 Greenville Miss

    Posted on 5/28/16 - by M/G Gerry Hendricks USAF Ret. gkhendricks@msn.com
    You were a great Flt instructor & helped my wife pin on my wings - first "all jet class" trying toncontact your son or family - my email is
    gkhendricks@msn.com. M/G Gerry Hendricks USAF Ret.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/20/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Major James Elmo Sizemore, 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
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  • I just read about James Elmo Sizemore's burial in Arlington.

    Posted on 6/2/15 - by Sharon Roseman Moorefield misssharonmoorefield@hotmail.com
    I am Jimmy Sizemore's first cousin. My mother was Wilda Fielden Roseman and Jimmy's mother, Cliffa Sizemore, was my mother's sister. i visited
    Chancey illinois with my mother and Aunt Emogene,and also the grave stone in Lawrenceville. I was watching a war movie on TV and decided to look
    up the Vietnam Memorial for Jimmy's name and that is how i found out his
    remains had been found. I am sharing the information with my brother, Craig
    and with Cousin, Sandy Covey Mathena (Emogene's daughter).
    I remember Cliffa and her sisters talking about his death and I know they
    would be moved by the service for him in Arlington.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/27/13 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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