RICHARD D JAMES
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 66 OF THE WALL

RICHARD DALE JAMES

WALL NAME

RICHARD D JAMES

PANEL / LINE

37W/66

DATE OF BIRTH

03/17/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/08/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SHELBYVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shelby County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD DALE JAMES
POSTED ON 5.16.2020
POSTED BY: Raymond R. Brown

HONOR RESTORED !

I visited your Grave today. I am a Vietnam Veteran of two tours. I Cleaned and Restored Honor to your Grave Stone as well as your Father's and your Mother's. RIP my Brother, you will never be forgotten, and we will always have your 6. Mission Restore Bronze Indiana.
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POSTED ON 9.4.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Richard James, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It's the end of summer. 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 12.8.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Richard D. James

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Richard D. James (MCSN: 2382319), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company L, Third Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 8 December 1968, during Operation MEADE RIVER, Corporal James was leading his squad in an assault on an enemy bunker southwest of DaNang when the Marines were pinned down by a heavy volume of machine gun fire and sustained a casualty. Completely disregarding his own safety, Corporal James boldly maneuvered across the fire-swept terrain to the side of the wounded man and commenced delivering protective fire upon the hostile position. Although seriously wounded, he quickly recovered and resumed his efforts to destroy the enemy emplacement. Struck again by a hostile round, which knocked his helmet to the ground, he called for a machine gun and, when it arrived, directed its crew in delivering suppressive fire until the gunner was mortally wounded. Immediately manning the weapon, Corporal james was effectively employing it against the enemy to cover his squad's withdrawal when he was fatally injured. His heroic actions and sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty, Corporal James upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Sarah Jo

Searching for family of Richard Dale James

I am searching for family members of Richard Dale James. If anyone knows how to contact them, I would be grateful for the opportunity to share a story with them.

Sincerely,
Sarah Jo Willey
Bakersfield, Vermont
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POSTED ON 11.9.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Richard Dale 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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