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GILBERT NOLAN SMITH

  • Wall Name:GILBERT N SMITH
  • Date of Birth:4/1/1940
  • Date of Casualty:3/19/1967
  • Home of Record:DURHAM
  • County of Record:BUTTE COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:16E, 116
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

FRANK TUNSTILL JR

  • Wall Name:FRANK TUNSTILL JR
  • Date of Birth:12/20/1944
  • Date of Casualty:3/19/1967
  • Home of Record:LOS ANGELES
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:16E, 116
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

JAMES C TARKENTON III


is honored on Panel 16E, Line 116 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Leader - Teacher - Friend

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Frank A. Freeman cimsoc44@gmail.com
    I first encountered Cadet Cpl. Tarkenton when I was assigned to 'A' Co. at The CItadel. Though he 'racked' me mercilessly for my shortcomings as a Knob, he protected me fom other, more merciless upperclassmen, for which I am eternally grateful.
    Learning of his untimely death, I suffered the loss of a comrade with whom I'd never again hoist a glass.
    Now, observing Memorial Day 2015, I honor his memory!
    SIr, Mr. Tarkenton, Sir...!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/19/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT James C Tarkenton III, 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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  • Remembered

    Posted on 6/12/12

    This photo was taken of my best friend Jim Tarkenton in Feb of 1960. He was 19 at the time, and attending The Citadel. He graduated in 1964 and was commissioned I believe in 1965. (Photo and Comment: Jeff Rogers) Rest in peace with the warriors.

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/11/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    James is buried at Ft Sam Houston Nat Cem.
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  • OHS remembers Jim

    Posted on 11/13/06 - by Judy Holdsworth Scott booandjudy@earthlink.net
    For the Fallen
    They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them,
    nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    by Lawrence Binyon

    Your classmates from Orleans American High in France will always remember you, Jim, especially at our reunions.
    Another Army Brat,
    Judy Holdsworth Scott
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.