JAMES E JANKA
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 77 OF THE WALL

JAMES EDWARD JANKA

WALL NAME

JAMES E JANKA

PANEL / LINE

30W/77

DATE OF BIRTH

10/14/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WESTMONT

COUNTY OF RECORD

DuPage County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES EDWARD JANKA
POSTED ON 5.25.2018
POSTED BY: Terry Webb

To his brother Rick

Rick your brother left a lighter in my car on one of his visits. I found it after he was gone. I always thought you should have it. It’s a Zippo with engraving on it. I took it to the zippo center and they dated it as 1968. If you see this contact me at twebb@binghamton.edu with your address and I will mail it to you. Terry Webb
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POSTED ON 9.29.2015

James Edward Janka

James Edward Janka
James Edward Janka
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT James Edward Janka, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.16.2013
POSTED BY: Terry Webb

A childhood firend

I grew up with Jake (that is what we called him) He was my close friend from kindergarten through high school. I remember when in his first year of college he decided to go into the Army saying he didn't think he was learning much in college. I kept in touch with him during his first tour in Nam and then when he came back we got together over that summer. When he went back for the second time he came to visit me, I was a student at the University of North Dakota at the time. That was the last time I saw him. When I heard he had been killed I made my way back to Illinois for the funeral. I was able to locate a group of us that knew him well. It was a harsh reality of that war then permanently imbedded in our lives.
Jake was a quite man didn't say much, he was very smart always a good student in school. I have many fond memories of times we spent together over the year. I have often wondered what life would have been like had my friend lived.
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POSTED ON 5.18.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

James is buried at Ft Sheridan Cemetery, Highwood, Lake County,IL. SS PH
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