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  • Date of Birth:12/20/1946
  • Date of Casualty:5/31/1968
  • Home of Record:NORTH BERGEN
  • County of Record:HUDSON COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:61W, 15
  • Casualty Province:


  • Date of Birth:3/8/1941
  • Date of Casualty:5/31/1968
  • Home of Record:TAMPA
  • County of Record:HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:62W, 19
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 62W, Row 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 5/31/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL James Edward West Jr, 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
  • Photo

    Posted on 2/5/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/19/05 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Hampton Nat Cem.
  • LCPL James E. West Jr., USMC

    Posted on 11/7/04 - by Jim McIlhenney
    LCPL James E. West Jr., USMC


    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/2/04 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Hampton VA Med Center Cem,City of Hampton,VA.
  • the cousin you never knew

    Posted on 9/4/02 - by Cooper Mathieson
    To Rusty. Rusty I never knew you but all my life I have heard your name. I never got the chance to meet you I never got the chance to say hello and most of all I never got the chance to say Im proud. I was born two years after you were taken for our family so I never got the chance to tell you that I am proud but I am mostly sad at the fact that we never knew each other. We can all rest easy knowing that that one day we will all see you again. Rest easy my friend. The Cousin you never knew Cooper Mathieson
  • To my little brother

    Posted on 6/28/00 - by
    It has been 32 years now, and I still sorely miss you. After 32 years, I have found one of your good buddies and he has filled in the many blanks. But no one will fix the broken heart. I am so proud to have been your sister. Just wish I could see that beautiful freckled, blue eyed face again. God has given us a promise, and mine is that we will see each other again, in another world. "Sis"

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