JAMES F ASKIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 44 OF THE WALL

JAMES FREDERICK ASKIN

WALL NAME

JAMES F ASKIN

PANEL / LINE

9E/44

DATE OF BIRTH

09/10/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/20/1966

HOME OF RECORD

PORT CHARLOTTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Charlotte County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM2

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES FREDERICK ASKIN
POSTED ON 5.17.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Doc

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you James Frederick Askin, for your courageous and valiant service, years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Doc Askin, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 10.28.2001
POSTED BY: Steve Robbins

To a Doc and shipmte from my hometown

Doc
I didn't know you, but I knew you. We both came from Port Charlotte and served in Nam in 66.
I made three more tours, and you are still on your first.
On 9 Nov 2001, I will don my uniform one more time and attend the funeral services for another
HM killed in the A Shau Valley in 67 while serving with Marine Partyline One Recon Team. HM3
James P McGrath, longtime MIA, is finally coming home. I promise that on that day I will visit
you at the Wall too.
May you always find Fair Winds and Following Seas shiipmate, your duty is done. We will never
forget your sacrafice.....
Stephen J Robbins, RMC(AC), USNR (Ret) RVN 66-69
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POSTED ON 9.2.2000
POSTED BY: VIETNAM VETS OF SECOND BATTALION, FIRST MARINES

Corpsman Up!

In withering fields of fire, through booby traps and mortar bombardments,
even with the enemy in close hand-to-hand combat, when the call came
for "Corpsman Up!", you left the safety of your cover because one of
your Marines needed you.

It was your care that often saved the life of that Marine. There were times
when you were not able to keep him with us. Even then, a hand held
and a soothing word from "Doc" helped to ease the passage of a dying
comrade.

Now we hold your hand and tell you that through all eternity, Marines
will forever be inspired by your example of courage, devotion and honor.
We remember you and will continue to hold a special place in our hearts
for the man called "Doc".

Rest in peace,
SEMPER FI
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POSTED ON 10.19.1999
POSTED BY: John Bruneel

"I'm the One Called Doc..."

Rest in Peace "Doc"

John Bruneel, HMCM USN (Ret)



"I'm the One Called "Doc…"


I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you thing of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and you life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
Copyright 1975

"Permission to reprint granted
by the author/copyright owner".
(Permission for poem & graphic)
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