JAMES E CONKRIGHT
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

JAMES EDWARD CONKRIGHT

WALL NAME

JAMES E CONKRIGHT

PANEL / LINE

17W/94

DATE OF BIRTH

09/21/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/20/1969

HOME OF RECORD

OWENSBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Daviess County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES EDWARD CONKRIGHT
POSTED ON 9.17.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 12.31.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2020
POSTED BY: Reginald Moss

A Bravo Company Hero, 2/8 (Mech) Inf. Btn, 4th Inf Div

James "Porky" Conkwright, we will never forget that day (Oct 20, 1969) when you were walking point for 3rd Platoon, and made contact with the NVA, as the 2/8 began a full battalion sweep of Plei Mrong. As the battle ensued, you were mortally wounded. Because of your courage in attacking the enemy and leading us that day the entire unit was inspired to fight on until we drove the NVA regiment out of the area.
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POSTED ON 1.7.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sgt James Conkright,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It is 2018, Happy New Year, and it is the also the Epiphany. It is so 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.10.2014
POSTED BY: James E. Conkright

Story of my Uncle

James was a former star baseball player at Owensboro High School, one of ten children in my dads family, and working for my grandfathers sheet metal company when the draft notice came in late 1968. By June of 1969 he was on his way to Vietnam as a member of the 4th infantry division via training at Ft. Knox, Ky and Ft. Lewis Washington. He was lead patrol on October 20, 1969 when his platoon entered a clearing at Plei Mrong near Pleiku. Heavy rifle fire ensued but James continued to take the lead through the area while keeping constant radio contact. Air support was difficult and he was the first hit. James died in the arms of good friend Specialist Haven Coffey saying he was finally able to go home. For his actions that day he was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor. It was later determined the platoon was on top of an underground hospital for Vietcong soldiers. The threat was eliminated some days later by his friends. God Bless all Vietnam Veterans and know that this veterans sacrifice will never be forgotten. I am proud to have his name and know it lives on in Owensboro, Kentucky.
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