JAMES M ASTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

JAMES MICHAEL ASTON

WALL NAME

JAMES M ASTON

PANEL / LINE

29W/75

DATE OF BIRTH

04/13/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WICHITA FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wichita County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES MICHAEL ASTON
POSTED ON 3.3.2019
POSTED BY: Cindy Cope Denton

WFHS

Think of you often and that special smile.
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POSTED ON 5.27.2018
POSTED BY: K. Stewart Lynch

Continue to rest in peace, Michael...

Remembering Michael Aston, my old childhood neighbor, from the 1950's, who lived across the street from my family in the Pinedale addition, Henderson, TX.

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POSTED ON 3.19.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Navy Cross Citation

James Michael Aston
DATE OF BIRTH: 13-Apr-50
HOME OF RECORD:
Wichita Falls, Texas


Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: III Marine Amphibious Force
GENERAL ORDERS:
Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class James Michael Aston (MCSN: 2450092), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Mortar Ammunition Man in Company H, Second Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 March 1969. Private First Class Aston was participating in a company-sized operation through thick brush and chest high elephant grass in Quang Nam Province when he tripped a hidden enemy explosive device. Fully aware of the probable consequences of his daring action but thinking only of the welfare of several nearby companions, he unhesitatingly threw himself across the lethal object and was mortally wounded as he absorbed the concussion of the detonation. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of several Marines. By his courage, selfless concern for his fellow men and unwavering devotion to duty, Private First Class Aston upheld the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 10.7.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC ASTON,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE MORTARMAN. YOU PASSED ON THE FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH. HE IS THE PATRON OF A HAPPY DEATH. REST IN PEACE AND SEMPER FI.
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POSTED ON 5.12.2016

REMEMBER MIKE

I think of you and that wonderful smile often. You are missed by many. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
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