James Alloway
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James Alloway

NAME

James Ardon Alloway

HOME OF RECORD

Neola

DATE OF BIRTH

12/21/1947

STATE

Iowa

DATE OF DEATH

February 11, 1992

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Navy

Biography

James Ardon Alloway, Jim, served with the Navy in Vietnam from June 1968 to April 1969. He was traumatized by the suffering he saw and was retired from service with disability related to PTSD. Jim seemed to recover for a while, but continued to suffer recurring set-backs over the next 23 years. On February 11, 1992, while waiting for a place to open up in the VA's PTSD in-patient program, Jim took his own life.

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR James Alloway
POSTED ON 5.7.2017
POSTED BY: Cindy Alloway

To Jim's friends and loved ones

To Jim's friends and loved ones
I am so grateful to read the remembrances you put on this site! I know Jim knows somehow you remember him so lovingly! Thank you on behalf of our whole family! I trust we will see him again someday in heaven. Until then, thank you for your gracious memories of him.

Here attached is a photo when Jim was happy in the middle of his big brothers who also served in the Navy in Vietnam. But they didn't volunteer to work with the Seabees on land. They stayed out of harms way on boats.
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POSTED ON 5.7.2017
POSTED BY: Cindy Alloway

To Jim's friends and loved ones

To Jim's friends and loved ones
I am so grateful to read the remembrances you put on this site! I know Jim knows somehow you remember him so lovingly! Thank you on behalf of our whole family! I trust we will see him again someday in heaven. Until then, thank you for your gracious memories of him.

Here attached is a photo when Jim was happy in the middle of his big brothers who also served in the Navy in Vietnam. But they didn't volunteer to work with the Seabees on land. They stayed out of harms way on boats.
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POSTED ON 7.26.2016
POSTED BY: Sharon Siebels

Classmate Jim

Jim was in my graduation class. Such a good looking fun smart guy! We were the Viet Nam Era....it took many of our age right out of high school to a terrible war with terrible things. Jim attended some of our class reunions. We all knew he was suffering inside and tried to bring him up. As we plan our 50 year class reunion, we will miss him and honor his memory. Thank you for your service Jim and we know you are at Peace now but we wish you could be here with us all to celebrate this 50 Year Class Reunion. You are remembered fondly.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2016
POSTED BY: Wanda Haston

Jim

He was my husband. I was 18 and knew absolutely nothing of the world. He was 26 and had seen way too much. We were from the same small town. He tried to make it. He married, we got baptized, we had a son. He could not leave it behind. It haunted him. How do you go to a farm in Iowa to Vietnam and survive? I never could have. Jim tried . He is a Hero.
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POSTED ON 9.19.2011

Never Forgotten

Never Forgotten
James Ardon Alloway, Jim, served with the Navy in Vietnam from June 1968 to April 1969. He was traumatized by the suffering he saw and was retired from service with disability related to PTSD. Jim seemed to recover for a while, but continued to suffer recurring set-backs over the next 23 years. On February 11, 1992, while waiting for a place to open up in the VA's PTSD in-patient program, Jim took his own life.
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