JAMES P NUGENT
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 59 OF THE WALL

JAMES PATRICK NUGENT

WALL NAME

JAMES P NUGENT

PANEL / LINE

15W/59

DATE OF BIRTH

04/03/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/15/1969

HOME OF RECORD

JERSEY CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hudson County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR JAMES PATRICK NUGENT
POSTED ON 7.31.2021

Final Mission of PFC James P. Nugent

On December 15, 1969, F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry ("Blackhorse Regiment") was conducting a sweep through an area of old growth rubber plantation northeast of Bo Due near Hill 172 in Phuoc Long Province, RVN, during a combined operation with Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) troops. The jungle canopy towered seventy-five feet, but sparse ground cover made visibility and movement somewhat easier. F Troop, with the ARVN infantry riding on top of their M113 armored cavalry assault vehicles (ACAVs), turned off Highway 14A and moved east through the plantations, then climbed the slopes of Hill 172. As the lead ACAV crested the hill, it spotted three enemy soldiers a hundred feet away. The ACAV commander immediately opened fire, but a rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle, wounding two crew members. Enemy fire intensified around F Troop, and it soon became clear that the Americans and South Vietnamese were in an enemy bunker complex. The ARVN dismounted and began working its way to the right, hoping to flank the enemy from the south. F Troop faced east and began laying down fire on the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) positions but lost two more ACAVs. F Troop could not call in artillery or air support because the dismounted ARVN infantrymen were too close to the NVA bunkers. Instead, they requested reinforcements. B Troop, in a night defensive perimeter two miles to the north, immediately moved out, arriving on the scene within fifteen minutes. Also, another ARVN infantry unit marched to the battle. B Troop came up on F Troop's left flank and pushed east, but the move left B Troop's southern flank exposed and the NVA opened fire. B Troop's vehicles wheeled right, came on line, and assaulted south through the enemy. F Troop backed down the slope while B Troop secured the hill, and the South Vietnamese infantry swept the area, clearing enemy bunkers. Cobra attack helicopters rolled in on the fleeing enemy, killing ten. The enemy lost sixty soldiers in the battle. Five members of F Troop were killed. The lost troopers included PFC Ronald C. Collins, PFC Farrish Combs (posthumously promoted to Corporal), SP4 Daniel M. Dawson, PFC James P. Nugent, and 1LT John Roche. Another sixteen Blackhorse troopers were wounded, one ACAV was destroyed, and three ACAVs were damaged. South Vietnamese losses were two killed and eleven wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam” by MAJ Edward J. Chesney]
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POSTED ON 3.28.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

PFC James Patrick Nugent is buried in Block 50, Section C, Track A, Grave 34 1B of the Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 3.17.2021
POSTED BY: DOUGLAS A KOEPPEN

Randolf Avenue memories

Unfortunately you were lost to our countries efforts to secure a peaceful nation in Vietnam.I remember you and your family as we all played together as "kids" on Randolf between Arlington and Garfield & Bramhall. Rest in peace .God Bless the U
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POSTED ON 2.7.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC James Nugent, Thank you for your service as a Mechanical Maintenance Helper. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. 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 5.2.2019
POSTED BY: Ms. Charlene Cox-Shariff

I Remember James P. Nugent

We celebrated in Curries Woods when you were going off to Boot Camp. We all talked about celebrating when you returned after Graduation. Little did we know that you would be deployed right after Boot Camp and we wouldn't see you again. I carried our friendship and Mayor Glenn Cunningham dedicated the Then Community Hall at 61 Merritt Street in your Honor. It has now been 50 years since our PS 40 and Curries Woods days. We are getting ready to celebrate our 50th Snyder High School Class Reunion. You will not be forgotten. I miss you my friend. Charlene Cox Shariff from 9 Heckman Dr.
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