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JAMES ALBERT BUNN


is honored on Panel 36E, Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SFC James A. Bunn

    Posted on 12/7/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On the morning of February 2, 1968, the Tet Offensive was in its third day when A Company, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, combat assaulted into an area near Xuan Phong hamlet in Binh Thuan Province, RVN, in an attempt to engage enemy forces operating in nearby Phan Thiet. A Company came into contact with a reinforced NVA/VC company in Xuan Phong which was there guarding the 482nd Viet Cong Battalion Headquarters at the hamlet. An intense battle ensued, lasting throughout that afternoon into the evening. Second Platoon was on point, and during the early stages of close-in fighting among the buildings and houses of the hamlet, they sustained heavy casualties from the overwhelming enemy heavy weapons fire. PFC Andrew J. Daniel was wounded on the porch of a large two-story house and needed rescue. Several attempts were made to recover the seriously wounded paratrooper. SFC James A. Bunn was killed while trying to enter the rear of the large house. FST Phillip R. Chassion next attempted to assist the beleaguered troops after hearing over the company radio concerning “men down.” As he approached the rear of the house, he was shot several times by enemy fire and died almost instantly. Shortly thereafter, Alpha Company withdrew into a night defensive position. A rescue team returned later that night and entered enemy-held area and recovered the bodies of Bunn, Chassion, and Daniel. Chassion was posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant and Daniel to Corporal. [Taken from the book “My Gift to You” by Jerald W. Berry and virtualwall.org]
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/11/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear SFC James Bunn,
    Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified Infantryman. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Hi Jim

    Posted on 11/5/16 - by john harrison
    Just stopped by to say hi. Veterans Day is going in a couple of days. I am sorry your are going to miss it. You were a great platoon sergeant, and better than that a good man. The world misses you.
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  • James Bunn remembered by his fellow soldiers

    Posted on 10/5/15 - by nreckinger@msn.com
    The black and white military picture of James Bunn came from the book MY GIFT TO YOU, which includes the stories and pictures of American soldiers who died in Vietnam while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (the Currahees), 101st Airborne Division. The pictures were allowed for use for the Faces Never Forgotten project by the author and fellow Currahee soldier Jerald "Jerry" Berry.
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  • Hi Jim.

    Posted on 5/2/15 - by john harrison
    I was thinking about you today, so I just stopped by to say Hi. It is a beautiful day. I am sorry you missed it.
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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.