JAMES P BRASWELL JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

JAMES PORTER BRASWELL JR

WALL NAME

JAMES P BRASWELL JR

PANEL / LINE

26E/42

DATE OF BIRTH

12/31/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES PORTER BRASWELL JR
POSTED ON 12.30.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 9.2.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 9.23.2019

Final Mission of LCPL James P. Braswell Jr.

On September 10, 1967, during the last days of Operation Swift, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, were conducting a patrol north of Hill 43 in the Que Son Valley in Quang Tin Province, RVN. They searched a small village and found it empty except for a few women and children. They noted, however, that the village contained fortified bunkers, interlocking trenches, and barbed wire. The Company moved on and established a defensive position on a hill at about 2:00 PM. The Company Commander sent out 3rd Platoon on a security patrol in a one-mile radius around the hill. As they left, heavy rain began falling. The patrol route brought them back near the village around 2:30 PM where they began crossing the rice paddies surrounding it. Unbeknownst to them, a reinforced North Vietnamese Army company had slipped into the defensive positions there. The waited until the lead squad of the patrol was about to enter the village when they opened fire with sudden, intense, automatic weapons fire, including .50 caliber machine guns, virtually wiping out the lead Marine squad. The platoon was leaderless shortly after when 2LT Allan J. Herman died trying to rescue a wounded Marine in the rice paddy. The gunfire could be heard from the hilltop, and the Company, unable to raise the 3rd Platoon by radio, raced towards the village. Second Platoon was put behind the village to block escaping enemy, and mortar and artillery fire was poured on the NVA position. Another Company arrived to assist H Company, and airstrikes with 250lb. bombs were dropped. After two A-4 aircraft dropped tear gas, the Marines overran the village. Forty dead NVA were found, many others buried in the collapsed bunkers. Nine Marines died, six in the rice paddies just in front of the enemy. They were found with their M16 rifles broken down in an attempt to clear jammed cartridges in the chambers. They all had powder-burned bullet holes in their heads where the enemy had moved in and killed them execution-style. The lost Marines included LCPL Leo C. Aukland, LCPL James P. Braswell Jr., LCPL Charles W. Horvath, CPL Stephen L. Irvin, LCPL Kenneth C. Johnson, PFC Martin A. Rosales, SGT William B. Stutes, and LCPL Michael F. Wolf. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and
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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 [email protected]
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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POSTED ON 6.26.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

Dear Lcpl. Braswell,
I hope someone has your photo and will put it here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thanks for your service as a Rifleman. Semper Fi. I am also a New Yorker. Independence Day is approaching, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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