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JAMES HINES ALEXANDER


is honored on Panel 14W, Line 110 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Indiana Hero

    Posted on 3/6/18 - by Tom Clark and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana, 46373 ushistoryman@yahoo.com
    Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
    Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw6D-bcfPU
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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 3/5/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Camp Viking was part of the Red Beach Base Area, a complex of U.S. Marines, Navy and Army, and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) logistics and support bases northwest of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province, RVN. On January 23, 1970, CWO James H. Alexander, a helicopter pilot based at Viking, had instructed a private E-1 to get a military haircut and report to him at 1330 hours. The E-1, PVT Malcom J. Grim, reported as ordered, but did not have his hair cut. Alexander, along with Grim's squad leader, proceeded to escort the private to the barber shop. Somewhere along the way, Grim pulled a fragmentation grenade from his pocket and yelled, "I have been to the barber, and I do not want to get another hair cut!" Grim pulled the pin on the grenade and let the spoon fly. Eyewitnesses stated that Grim made a motion to throw the grenade into a group of soldiers playing volleyball. Alexander struggled Grim, grasping the hand that held the grenade, while he tried to remove him to an area where several Conex containers would shield the blast. An explosion occurred and Grim was killed. Alexander was critically injured and taken to military hospital. He succumbed to his injuries on February 7, 1970. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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  • Indiana Hero

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Tom Clark and Brenna McCormack, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana ushistoryman@yahoo.com
    Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
    Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw6D-bcfPU
    Picture from the Plain Dealer Library
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  • thank you

    Posted on 5/26/17
    I am doing a school project on mr.alexander. thank you for serving our country right.my last name is also alexander. i am going to Washington dc and am gonna do a tracing of his name on the wall. if you want i can send you a picture.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/17/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER ALEXANDER,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HELICOPTER PILOT - UTILITY AND LIGHT CARGO SINGLE ROTOR.
    YOU PASSED ON WHAT WOULD BECOME MY SON'S BIRTHDAY, ONLY DECADES LATER.
    REST IN PEACE.
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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.