JAMES C ALDERIDGE
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

JAMES CURTIS ALDERIDGE

WALL NAME

JAMES C ALDERIDGE

PANEL / LINE

31W/31

DATE OF BIRTH

12/03/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WHITE BLUFF

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dickson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES CURTIS ALDERIDGE
POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 James Curtis Alderidge, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 4.28.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

James is buried at Jackson Chapel Cemetery in Charlotte, TN. BSM ARCOM PH
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POSTED ON 6.11.2008
POSTED BY: Steve Marceau

For the family

To his family:

We served together in A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Division, call sign, Lean Apache. It was an honor to have done so. The guys are now getting together for reunions and communicate by email. We have been in contact with a number of family members of those who did not return. If you have questions or would like to contact the guys who served with him please send me an email at [email protected]. I will be more than happy to help in any way I can and I will forward your communication to the group.

I know this may sound somewhat sterile or distant. That is not my intention. I really do not know what to say to you. But if I or the guys are able to answer questions or provide insights that will be helpful to you, we want to do that. I assure you that we all share your grief. Our hearts go out to you. We will always do all we can for the families. We owe it to you.
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POSTED ON 1.5.2006
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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POSTED ON 7.5.2003
POSTED BY: MAJ Pike

5 Cavalry

A member of   2 BN /5 Cavalry,   A Company

http://www.militaryunits.com/5Cav_project.htm
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