JAMES R GOLDING
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

JAMES RICHARD GOLDING

WALL NAME

JAMES R GOLDING

PANEL / LINE

38W/43

DATE OF BIRTH

09/06/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

GAINESVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Alachua County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES RICHARD GOLDING
POSTED ON 8.26.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 8.24.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 9.6.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant James Richard Golding, Served with Forward Operating Base 4 (FOB-4), Command and Control Central (CCC), Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces Group, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Ssgt James Golding,
Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Qualified Infantryman. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 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 8.17.2015

Ground Casualty

SSGT James R. Golding was assigned to Command and Control North Recon Team Cobra and held the 1-0 (One-Zero) position when his team was staged to launch the following day out of Command and Control Central in Kontum. Golding and his indigenous personnel were eating at a café in downtown Kontum when he and a Vietnamese officer had an altercation. The ARVN officer pulled a pistol and shot James Golding in the chest and killed him. The following is an eyewitness account told by James McGlon: “As for SSGT James R. Golding, he was killed in Kontom on November 23, 1968. We were eating at one of the restaurants, and a South Vietnamese recon platoon came around and had been beating on Golding’s interpreter, you know how Jim was about his people, (and) the Vietnamese Lieutenant and his men started throwing chairs and hit both Jim, Phil Brown, and me with them. Golding and I were both shot, Phil was missed. When those South Vietnamese troops beat up on his (Golding's) interpreter and the interpreter pointed out the ones that had beat him and told Goldie (Goldie could speak Vietnamese & a couple of Yard dialects), he went after them and I pulled him off one of them. When we started to leave, that's when the shooting started. I went down first, then Goldie. I rolled over as the bastard shot at me again for a head shot, but it hit me in the lung. Phil Brown was with Goldie and Goldie said to Phil, ‘They have killed me.’ Goldie was hit in the lower back. Not a day goes by that I don't think about when they covered him up at the hospital. I asked them three times, ‘Did he make it?’ Finally, the nurse told me he was gone, and I said, ‘Why didn't you tell me the first time I asked you?’" [Taken from macvsog.cc]
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