LEE R JAMES
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 76 OF THE WALL

LEE ROY JAMES

WALL NAME

LEE R JAMES

PANEL / LINE

2E/76

DATE OF BIRTH

11/08/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/05/1965

HOME OF RECORD

LOUISVILLE

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

GSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEE ROY JAMES
POSTED ON 9.3.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Gysgt Lee James, Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Leader. Your 54th anniversary is in 2 days, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It's the end of summer and yesterday was Labor Day. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 9.5.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear GSGT Lee Roy James, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.3.2014
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Gunnery Sergeant Lee Roy James (MCSN: 669040), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as military advisor to the Regional Forces and Popular Forces of the Thang Binh District, Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam, in military operations against an opposing force on 5 September 1965. While accompanying the 895th Regional Forces Company and various Popular Force elements on a clearing and road repair operation, he voluntarily and unhesitatingly entered a mine-infested area around a partially destroyed bridge to recover and save the life of an unidentified Vietnamese woman, who had been the victim of a mine and had fallen from the bridge into the accumulation of debris below. He then remained in the area the rest of the morning and gave advice and other aid in restoring the road to normal operation despite the presence of undetected mines. In the afternoon he returned to the area with his Vietnamese counterpart in order to organize a better defense for the next night. At that time another mine exploded killing him and his counterpart instantly. By his outstanding demonstration of courage and devotion to duty throughout, Sergeant James reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: September 5, 1965

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Gunnery Sergeant

Company: Advisor
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POSTED ON 6.25.2012
POSTED BY: Tina James

Remembrance

Lee James was the honor graduate at US Army Special Warfare school and served as an adviser in Vietnam. He was killed on Sept 5, 1965 - after saving a woman from a mine field earlier that day he returned to clear the mine field so that no one else would be injured. Lee James left behind his 3 children and his wife, who was 6 months pregnant with their fourth child. He was the ultimate Marine and earned 3 Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit and the Silver Star for his efforts.

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POSTED ON 6.25.2012
POSTED BY: Tina James

Remembrance

Lee James was the honor graduate at US Army Special Warfare school and served as an adviser in Vietnam. He was killed on Sept 5, 1965 - after saving a woman from a mine field earlier that day he returned to clear the mine field so that no one else would be injured. Lee James left behind his 3 children and his wife, who was 6 months pregnant with their fourth child. He was the ultimate Marine and earned 3 Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit and the Silver Star for his efforts.

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