JAMES H RAWSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

JAMES HILTON RAWSON

WALL NAME

JAMES H RAWSON

PANEL / LINE

10W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

05/01/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1970

HOME OF RECORD

DALEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lauderdale County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES HILTON RAWSON
POSTED ON 7.25.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 James Rawson, Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The57th anniversary of Gulf of Tonkin Incident is soon. 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 4.30.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

SP4 James Hilton Rawson is buried in Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery in Kemper County, MS (Coffelt Database).

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 3.18.2018
POSTED BY: Ray Alvarado

Holiday

My name is Ray Alvarado, I was in James's helicopter class at Ft Rucker Alabama. For all these years i have wanted to share James's caring and thoughtfulness with people who did not know him. Being from Az. during the Thanksgiving Holiday, James invited me to his home in Mississippi. I was born in April 1951 one month older than James, being very young and never being out of the state of Az. I didn't not realize the kindness which James showed me. He did not want me to be alone during the Thanksgiving Holiday. This act of kindness throughout the years has always been a example of how I should behave towards my fellow man. I remember Rawson with great respect and love. My brother in arms. The physical world is less of a place with is absence. I know James Rawson was a positive role model for me. He was an intelligent and (Buena gente) good person. He finished top in our class, at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Thank for reading this remembrance of a great American.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2017
POSTED BY: Van McCarty

Memorial Day 2017

Following my Vietnam service I returned to Mississippi and soon thereafter relocated to Meridian and have lived here since 1973. You fellows from Lauderdale County probably would not recognize the places and the people you left behind – things have changed drastically since you have been gone. News of your deaths brought much heartbreak and many tears to your loved ones and friends. After all these years we still remember the price you paid for your country and our freedoms. As another Memorial Day ceremony unfolds at the county courthouse, each of your 28 names will be read. In remembrance of your sacrifice, friends and family members will come forward to place a Buddy Poppy at the base of the granite wall honoring all the county’s losses since World War I. The patriotism that you felt as you left Lauderdale County for the war in Vietnam is still alive and well in your hometowns and communities. Many of you died protecting one another, but you all served so that we could keep the things we love the most – God, country and family. By remaining true to these principles, we honor your sacrifices.

Van “Mac” McCarty
Meridian, MS
USMC Vietnam Veteran
1968-69, 1970-71
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POSTED ON 8.3.2016

Final Mission of SP4 James H. Rawson

On May 12, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-16342) from the 937th Engineer Group was hit by enemy fire and crashed in rough terrain in the Central Highlands, 10 miles southwest of Pleiku and 220 miles northwest of Saigon. The aircraft was brought down by an enemy .51 caliber anti-aircraft gun while COL Carroll E. Adams Jr., commander of the 937th Engineer Group, was giving an aerial tour to MGEN John A.B. Dillard, head of the United States Army Engineer Command in South Vietnam. Both MGEN Dillard and COL Adams, plus eight other Americans were killed in the incident. The lost crew included aircraft commander CW3 Glenn A. Adams, pilot COL Adams Jr. (posthumously promoted to brigadier general), pilot CAPT Raymond R. Dulak Jr., crew chief SP5 Steven R. Renner, and gunner SP4 James H. Rawson. The five lost passengers included MG Dillard, LTC Fred V. Cole, CAPT William D. Booth, 1LT Kenneth F. Rogers, and CSM Griffith A. Jones. A sixth passenger, SMAJ Robert W. Elkey, was the only survivor and was seriously injured. [Taken from vhpa.org, arlingtoncemetery.net, wikipedia.org, and coffeltdatabase.org]
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