JAMES C WATSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 91 OF THE WALL

JAMES CHARLES WATSON

WALL NAME

JAMES C WATSON

PANEL / LINE

2W/91

DATE OF BIRTH

02/14/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/25/1971

HOME OF RECORD

MCMINNVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Warren County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES CHARLES WATSON
POSTED ON 4.4.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you......

Great sadness fills our hearts today
As pipes and drums, in slow march play.
A comrade’s fallen by the way,
And now we say goodbye.

This hero to the very end
Was more than just a casual friend,
Who would a stranger’s life defend,
And now we say goodbye

But we shall cherish, all our days,
The character this life portrayed
With sacrifice so freely made,
And now we say goodbye.

The hand salute, o’er Stars and Stripes,
And distant skirl of highland pipes,
Bid last farewell with hero’s rights,
And now we say goodbye.

While here on Earth, you gave your best.
Now in the Master’s arms you rest.
T’is by your memory we are blessed.
And now we say goodbye.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2024
POSTED BY: ANON

Burial Information

SSGT James Charles Watson is buried in the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dekalb County, TN.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2024

Ground Casualty

SSG James C. Watson was a Heavy Construction Equipment Operator serving with A Company, 8th Engineer Construction Battalion, 45th Engineer Group, 18th Engineer Brigade, U.S. Army Republic of Vietnam Engineer Command. In late 1971, the 8th Engineer Construction Battalion was located in Military Region I based at Da Nang in Quang Nam Province, RVN. It was one of the last engineer battalions to stand down during the period of U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. In its pared-down size augmented with Vietnamese laborers and private engineering contractors, it provided limited operational support and minor construction and facilities engineering services as its impending departure date neared. On Christmas Day 1971, during a break from operational duties, Watson was recreational swimming at a Da Nang area beach when he got caught in a strong undertow in the surf and drowned. His body was recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Engineers at War” by Adrian G. Traas]
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POSTED ON 2.5.2024

SSG James C. Watson’s Military ID

Image courtesy of Redbird Research LLC, Saint Charles, MO.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt James Watson, Thank you for your service as a Heavy Construction Equipment Operator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was Veterans’ Day. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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