James Carroll

James Carroll


James C. Carroll








October 25, 2019






James C. Carroll was born in Corsicana, Texas on September 2, 1945. He was a graduate of G.W. Jackson High School and immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy on August 23, 1963. He excelled in rank and retired in 1985 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer E-8. Over his 22 years with the Navy he sailed aboard many ships and was based at many duty stations which included: USS Vega (AF-59) Homeport: Alameda, CA, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, Danang/Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, USS Camden (AOE-2) Homeport: Long Beach CA, USS Mount Hood (AE-29) Homeport: Concord, CA, Naval Security Group Activity, Fort Meade, MD, Naval Communications Station, Ponce, Puerto Rico, USS Forrestal (CV-59) Homeport: Mayport, FL, USS Luce (DDG-38) Homeport: Mayport, FL, Navy Recruiting District, Portland, OR and finally USS Fox (CG-33). As a Senior Chief Petty Officer, he successfully completed and devoted many long hours to training in areas of expertise, particularly as a Shipboard Instructor, Navy Fleet Training Instructor, Navy Career Counselor and Administrator, and was directly responsible for graduating over 400 navy career personnel. James attended the Catholic University of Puerto Rico and received commendation in areas of language and mathematics. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. After retiring from the Navy in 1985, the family moved to Arlington, Texas. He later completed his 22 years of service with the U.S. Government as a senior auditor for the DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency). James was a very active member in the community and served as President of the Neighborhood Association and the community Watch Coordinator. He also enjoyed substitute teaching as a Math Teacher in the Arlington Independent School District. He was a faithful member of the Central Pointe Church of Christ. In his spare time he took pride in keeping his yard beautifully manicured and traveling with his family on many destinations. James lost his battle to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on October 25, 2019 surrounded by his family. James leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 47 years, Shirley Carroll; two daughters, Nicole and Natasha (Jason, son in law); two granddaughters, Sasha and Nadya.


LEFT FOR James Carroll
POSTED ON 3.24.2023

Thank You for your service!!!

Thank you sir for your loyal service to our country. I heard about your story on vvmf podcast. After listening to your family talk about you and your life I had to look you up. May you rest in peace and may the Lord watch and keep your earthly family safe.
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POSTED ON 11.7.2022
POSTED BY: Jim Warwick PN3 USN

Navy Vet

I salute my fallen Shipmate! Looking at his duty stations, I see he served on the Mt Hood AE29! I was on that ship , 1972-76! My thoughts are with the Chief! I listened to your podcast and heard about him! My prayers are with his family!
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POSTED ON 12.24.2021
POSTED BY: Natasha Carroll-Sprague

December 23, 1968

Dad, I never knew what day you actually left to go to Vietnam as that was well before my time. I only knew it was from 68-69. After looking over your service records I've only recently known it was on December 23, 1968, 53 years ago today. I received our In Memory dvd today in the mail. I do not think that was a coincidence. We really miss you dad, especially now with Christmas upon us. It brought me comfort to lay your wreath on Saturday. I love you.
Forever Your Tashie
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POSTED ON 10.25.2021

Sincere condolences

After listening to the episode 16 of the Song of the Unsung by the VVMF , I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the family of James Carroll, may he rest in peace in the arms of the angels with a mighty Welcome Home. Once touched, I never forget, both he and his family will be remembered in my prayers. I am humbled by his and his fellow military members service.
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POSTED ON 10.27.2020
POSTED BY: David Botticelli

THANK YOU for your service

James C. Carroll, thank you for your service.
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