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JAMES RONALD WILLIS


is honored on Panel 50W, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • heroes

    Posted on 8/2/16 - by david boudreaux
    lay me down in the cold cold ground where many brave veterans have gone
  • heroes

    Posted on 8/2/16 - by david boudreaux
    lay me down in the cold cold ground where many brave veterans have gone.
  • The Dallas Morning News - August 14, 1968

    Posted on 4/27/16 - by Jim McIlhenney christianamacks@comcast.net
    FUNERAL PLANNED
    FOR CPL. WILLIS

    GARLAND - Funeral serv-
    ices for Marine Cpl. James
    Ronald Willis, 20, of 4106 Col-
    gate, who was killed in Vietnam
    Aug. 1, will be held at 2 p.m.
    Thursday in the Restland Fu-
    neral Chapel in Dallas. Burial
    will be in the Field of Honor at
    Restland Memorial Park.
    Willis was killed by hostile
    gunfire while on perimeter se-
    curity duty in the Quang Nam
    Province.
    Born in New Hall, Calif., he
    was a member of the Bruton
    Terrace Baptist Church in Dal-
    las. He joined the Marine Corps
    in 1964 and was serving his sec-
    ond tour of duty in Vietnam
    with the 1st Marine Division.
    Survivors: Mother, Mrs. Clau-
    dia Willis of Garland, and a sis-
    ter, Mrs. Carolyn Trowbridge of
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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  • The Dallas Morning News - August 6, 1968

    Posted on 4/27/16 - by Jim McIlhenney christianamacks@comcast.net
    ARRANGEMENTS
    DUE FOR MARINE

    Funeral arrangements for
    Marine Cpl. James R. Willis, 20,
    of San Bernardino, Calif., who
    was killed Thursday in Viet-
    nam, were incomplete Monday
    at the Restland Funeral Home
    here.
    Cpl. Willis, serving with Com-
    pany B, 5th Reconnaissance
    Group, 1st Reconnaissance Bat-
    talion, 1st Marine Division, was
    shot in the chest while engaged
    in perimeter security in Quang
    Nam Province, the Department
    of Defense reported.
    Cpl. Willis enlisted in the Ma-
    rines in February, 1964, and be-
    gan his second tour of duty in
    Vietnam in February, 1968. He
    attended Annie Webb Blanton
    School in Dallas and was a
    member of the Bruton Terrace
    Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his mother,
    Mrs. John F. Willis of Dallas,
    and a sister, Mrs. Carolyn
    Trowbridge of Las Vegas, Nev.

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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  • Never forgotten

    Posted on 6/4/15 - by Daisymed@cox.net
    I am helping research soldiers from Nevada who fought in Vietnam. We are trying to obtain a pix of each one of you that will be a part of the virtual wall with the National Viet Nam Memorial in Washington DC. I am so overwhelmed looking at the photos of all these brave young people. If anyone who new you or a family member has a photo of you, please contact me. Thanks you for your sacrifice and God Bless.
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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.

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