JAMES R HAGEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 78 OF THE WALL

JAMES ROBERT HAGEN

WALL NAME

JAMES R HAGEN

PANEL / LINE

1E/78

DATE OF BIRTH

05/06/1921

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/24/1964

HOME OF RECORD

STANLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clark County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

LTC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES ROBERT HAGEN
POSTED ON 10.10.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Peterson

My brother Donald was a close friend of James Hagen

My brother was a close friend of James. They were close friends and went to Stanley High School together and enjoyed their reunions during the Christmas holidays. He was a warm and wonderful friendly fellow and often visited my parents home in Stanley. I salute you James and thank you for your service.
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POSTED ON 4.4.2017
POSTED BY: Gail Anderson

My Mother was one of his patients

I never met James Robert Hagen, but I remember my late Mother telling me about him. He was a dentist in Stanley, Wisconsin, a town not far from my Grandparents' farm. My Mother was a patient of his. Years later, after Mama was married and had me, she read about his death in Vietnam in a magazine. Mama asked my Grandma about it, and Grandma confirmed that it was the same Dr. Hagen that Mama had seen years before.
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POSTED ON 7.5.2016

Ground Casualty

At 5:55 PM on December 24, 1964, Viet Cong terrorists exploded a bomb in the garage area underneath the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam. The hotel, housing 125 military and civilian guests, was being used as officers' billets for U.S. Armed Forces in the Republic of Vietnam. Two Americans were killed, LTC James R. Hagen, a 20-year army veteran working for the MACV, and SSGT Benjamin B. CastaƱeda, also serving with MACV and an army veteran of 20 years. CastaƱeda survived the blast, later succumbing to his injuries on January 23, 1965. Over 100 Americans, Vietnamese, and Australians were injured. Small buildings at the rear of the Brinks Hotel were completely destroyed by the force of the blast. [Taken from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 10.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTC James Robert Hagen, 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 4.7.2011
POSTED BY: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI

The Final Bridge

James is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 37, site 1278
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