JAMES T ELSWICK JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 67 OF THE WALL

JAMES TIPTON ELSWICK JR

WALL NAME

JAMES T ELSWICK JR

PANEL / LINE

25W/67

DATE OF BIRTH

03/17/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

TAZEWELL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tazewell County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES TIPTON ELSWICK JR
POSTED ON 3.17.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class James Tipton Elswick Jr., Served with the Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 8.5.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC James Elswick,
Thank you for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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 3.6.2018

Ground Casualty

PFC James T. Elswick Jr. was an Antitank Assaultman serving with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division. On the evening of May 12, 1969, PFC Elswick was with a platoon-sized group of Marines manning a hill line, three miles west of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province, RVN. The Marines began receiving enemy fire to which they responded by requesting illumination rounds fired near their position. After about a dozen rounds had been fired, the next illumination round that came over discharged a metal disc which hit Elswick in the chest, critically injuring him. He was carried down the hill to a nearby road and put in a jeep and driven the 4-5 miles to 1st Medical Battalion where he expired shortly thereafter. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Jimmy Stegall (March 2018)]
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC James Tipton Elswick Jr, 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
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POSTED ON 5.12.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.
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