JAMES ARTHUR BILLINGS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 64E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

JAMES ARTHUR BILLINGS JR

WALL NAME

JAMES A BILLINGS JR

PANEL / LINE

64E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

01/17/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

FLUSHING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES ARTHUR BILLINGS JR
POSTED ON 1.15.2018
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor James.

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POSTED ON 12.18.2017
POSTED BY: Sue Britton

Looking for Photo

This message is meant for anyone (family, friend or acquaintance) who might have known this individual. As a community service project for the American Legion Auxiliary, I am looking for a photo of this service member so that they may be fully recognized and honored on the Wall of Faces. If you have access to any type of photo (military, graduation, casual or group), please contact me at SueMB13@aol.com
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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POSTED ON 3.14.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR STAFF SERGEANT BILLINGS,
I HOPE YOUR PHOTO GETS PUT HERE BECAUSE THIS IS A WALL OF FACES, AND YOURS IS NEEDED. THANKS FOR BEING AN INFANTRYMAN. I WAS ALSO RAISED IN FLUSHING, QUEENS. IT IS SPECIAL TO ME. WE ARE IN A BLIZZARD. WE ARE HOME AND HAVE THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT THOSE OF YOU WHO PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE FOR US. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT James Arthur Billings Jr, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 4.18.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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