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is honored on Panel 50W, Line 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of PFC James H. Young

    Posted on 5/17/17 - by
    On July 27, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C (tail number 65-09564) from the 118th Assault Helicopter Company was shot down while providing close air support to a ground unit in Phuoc Long Province (III Corps), RVN. The aircraft was hit by unknown ground fire approximately 4 miles east of Tan An. The helicopter burst into flames and spiraled down and crashed. It appeared the flight control systems had been damaged in the attack and the pilots could not control the ship. The crew chief, PFC James H. Young, and gunner, SP4 John W. Acosta, were unable to exit the downed aircraft and perished inside the raging inferno. Both the aircraft commander, WO1 Marcus R. Asplund, and co-pilot, WO1 Michael R. Wilson, were able to get out, but were critically burned. They were evacuated to Camp Zama in Japan for treatment. Wilson died on August 11, 1968, succumbing to injuries and burns suffered in the incident. Asplund died two days later of pneumonia secondary to the burns he received. The remains of Young and Acosta were taken to a morgue in Saigon where they were identified and returned to the United States. [Taken from and]
  • Love and kisses my dear brother

    Posted on 5/4/16 - by Linda Young Richardson
    Jimmy, it seems I miss you more as the years go by. There were 17 months between us and how you enjoyed teasing me. I remember you sneaking up and snatching my book or newspaper from me and running away with me in hot pursuit. I always caught you and did my best to pound you. You would laugh and yell "Mom, get her off before I have to hurt her" but you never did. And then you got me back on your leave before 'Nam by growing to about 6'4" and holding my arms behind my back and saying "now what are you going to do"? I'm so glad you made it home. We hadn't seen you since you left for basic training. You lasted 6 months in 'Nam, but I hope you enjoyed the rush of flying and crewing your ship. Fly now with all our love. Always in my dreams, your sis, Linda
  • Thank You.

    Posted on 10/4/13 - by J C Trujillo
    Thank you for being there with Marcus.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC James Howard Young, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/19/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Lauderdale Memorial Gardens in Ft Lauderdale, FL. ARCOM AM/7 OLC PH
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The Wall of Faces

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