James is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Steele,ND. SS AM12 OLC PH
An American Hero
An American Soldier…..
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I'm solid, I'm steady, I'm true down to the core,
And I will always do my duty, no matter what the price,
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice,
And I don't want to die for you, But if dying's asked of me,
I'll bear that cross with honor, 'Cause freedom don't come free.
I'm an American Soldier, an American,
Beside my Brothers and my Sisters I will proudly take a stand.
When liberty's in jeopardy I'll always do what's right.
I'm out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight.
Rest in Peace, dear Hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Job well done.
(excerpt from Toby Keith’s song)
Jimmy was our paperboy and neighbor back in Bridgeville. I remember him well. I particularly remember the two of us sitting on another neighbor's steps reading a Justice League comic book. He was in junior high and I was in elementary school. Probably around 1962-64. He was 8 years older than me. I went to his funeral in Bridgeville. I was very sad when I heard the news.
If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away...
I hope you know that we love you and it helps to read the nice things people have to say about you on here and other sites. It helps that people remember. I'm glad there are kids in history classes who look up your story even if it is for a class project because I know that once they read the story they'll remember you too. We are rapidly approaching 43 years without you and yet your brothers and sisters still get emotional at the mention of your name- that is love :)
Thank you for all you did and now that our family gatherings are missing 4 I hope that you all are keeping each other company. We love and miss you every day.