JAMES D HUNTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 15E, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

JAMES DOHERTY HUNTER

WALL NAME

JAMES D HUNTER

PANEL / LINE

15E/70

DATE OF BIRTH

09/03/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/21/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ARLINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Hopewell

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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LEFT FOR JAMES DOHERTY HUNTER
POSTED ON 12.28.2022
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 10.2.2021

Final Mission of 1LT James D. Hunter

Operation Sam Houston was a U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division operation that took place in the Plei Trap Valley in Kontum Province, RVN, lasting from February 12 to April 5, 1967. In early February 1967, intelligence reported that two divisions of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) were operating in the Plei Trap Valley near the Vietnam-Cambodia border. The area had some of the most difficult jungle terrain in all of Southeast Asia. The jungle floor was covered with thick, dense undergrowth which restricted observation to a few meters and made movement extremely difficult. From the beginning of the operation, NVA units engaged the Americans, killing fifty-five and wounding seventy-four. On February 16th, U.S. troopers were ordered to stay near firebases set up in the area while airstrikes and artillery pounded suspected enemy positions. On February 21st, patrolling resumed when B Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry was engaged by the NVA on a knoll eleven miles northwest of the old Plei Djereng Airfield. The company moved up the hill through heavy vegetation, formed up in two columns about fifty yards apart. As they entered a slightly less dense area just before dark, one of the point elements hit a booby-trap. The blast triggered a fusillade by the enemy, precipitating an hours-long battle marked by several ground assaults by the NVA. The Americans beat back each attack with unit weapons supported by AC-47 gunships, artillery, and napalm dropped by U.S. Air Force jets. When a second assault was launched a little after dark, the enemy pulled back and mortared the U.S. position. Then, as a flare ship dropped illumination flares, enemy silhouettes could be seen forming up for another assault, followed by the unnerving blare of a bugle. Again, the NVA were halted in their attempt to overrun B Company. The fighting continued until 2:00 AM when the NVA finally disengaged and pulled back. U.S. losses were seven dead and thirty-four wounded; enemy losses were forty-three killed. The lost American personnel included PFC Robert E. Gelonek Jr., SP4 William A. Gilmore, 1LT James D. Hunter, SP4 Wilbert G. Pennell, SP4 James T. Seymour, PFC Troy F. Tomblin, and PFC Wayne T. Woodruff. At daybreak, another company from a separate battalion arrived and helped B Company secure the area and assist with medivacs and resupply. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.com, and information provided by Joseph S. Key and Larry L. Patterson (July 2021)]
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POSTED ON 8.9.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt James Hunter, Thank you for your service as with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.22.2017
POSTED BY: Katherine Frederick

A true American hero and loving cousin.

I will forever hold Jimmy in my heart. I was in 8th grade when I was told of his death. He died on my birthday. I still have and cherish the postcard he sent me, created from a cardboard ration box. Gone too soon, dancing with angels and forever loved.
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POSTED ON 9.12.2016

Hunter j

I was his Rto on that Day
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