JAMES R MCQUADE
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 40 OF THE WALL

JAMES RUSSELL MCQUADE

WALL NAME

JAMES R MCQUADE

PANEL / LINE

1W/40

DATE OF BIRTH

06/03/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/11/1972

HOME OF RECORD

HOQUIAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Grays Harbor County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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LEFT FOR JAMES RUSSELL MCQUADE
POSTED ON 7.30.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Distinguished Service Cross citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 6.11.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Service Cross Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) James Russell McQuade, United States Army (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Troop F, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade. First Lieutenant McQuade distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 11 June 1972 while serving in support of the 1st Army of the Republic of Vietnam Division in the Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam. Lieutenant McQuade was participating in a rescue mission of a downed helicopter crew in an extremely hostile area. Lieutenant McQuade, knowing that the downed aircraft had received intense automatic small and heavy anti-aircraft fire, volunteered to go into the heavily infested enemy territory to search for possible survivors. Upon initial entry into the enemy held terrain, Lieutenant McQuade reported taking heavy automatic weapons fire from all sides. With complete disregard for his own safety, he continued flying towards the crash site. As he proceeded to the area of the downed aircraft, he reported taking further anti-aircraft fire. At approximately 750 meters from the crash site and completely engulfed in hostile fire, Lieutenant McQuade reported taking numerous hits and, shortly thereafter, was hit with a missile of unknown type. His aircraft disintegrated in mid-air. Lieutenant McQuade's unselfish concern for the welfare of his fellow soldiers resulted in the loss of his own life. He was well aware of the risks involved but refused to give up the search in the face of the fanatical enemy resistance. Lieutenant McQuade's voluntary participation in a desperately dangerous mission demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/5386
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POSTED ON 6.11.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

1st Lt. James Russell McQuade was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. He served as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander and was assigned to F TRP, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST AVIATION BDE.
See http://www.virtualwall.org/dm/McquadeJR01a.htm
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POSTED ON 9.11.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt James McQuade, Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander - Helicopter Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is the anniversary of the terror attacks. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2017
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

James, You are remembered and honored by the Blue Ghosts.
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