JAMES R YOUNG
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HONORED ON PANEL 63E, LINE 3 OF THE WALL

JAMES RAY YOUNG

WALL NAME

JAMES R YOUNG

PANEL / LINE

63E/3

DATE OF BIRTH

08/20/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/18/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ROANOKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Roanoke

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PVT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES RAY YOUNG
POSTED ON 5.18.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fi Marine.

POSTED ON 6.19.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

James is buried at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, VA. PH
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POSTED ON 11.3.2009
POSTED BY: Ben Mullins

ThankYou for being my Friend

I still remember your call on the land line from the Rockpile up to the OP that I was on. You were on your way west of the Rockpile on a mission. You told me that you would be back through the Rockpile in about 5 days. I waited hoping that I would get to see you then. Five days came and went and we started operations and left the Rockpile. I ran into one of the guys in your unit and asked him where you were. He said that the mission had gone bad. Your squad had been ambushed and there were no survivors.
I was greatly saddened by this news. I wrote Bunny and told her what had happened to you and asked her if she would break the news to Barb. I guess she did but Bunny never wrote me after that so I don't really know.
The sadness soon turned to anger. I never really wanted to hurt anyone unless I had to before then.
They say time heals all wounds. I believe were are left with the scars on our hearts where they can't be seen by others.
I just wanted you to know that I still think of you often. I was fortunate to have you for my friend.

I still remember the card games we played on that Med Cruise. You were my link to home. I haven't made any friends since then that I was as close to as you. I tend to keep people at a distance.
Thank you for being my friend.
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POSTED ON 11.5.2001
POSTED BY: Steve Padgett

In praise of those who served their country

Jim Young was a high school friend of mine. He was a new student at my high school after moving from Texas. He was not very big but he was as tough as they come. He wore a big belt buckle that said "Texas", so of course, everyone called him "Tex". He was a very quiet person and most people did not get to know him very well. He left school and enlisted in the marines. He died in Vietnam three weeks before I graduated from high school. Because of Jim and other guys that I knew I decided to drop out of college and enlist in the Navy Seabees. I felt that I owed them and my country for all that they had givem to me. We owe Jim and all of the other veterans more than we can ever say for their willingness to put their lives on the line for us.
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POSTED ON 3.13.2001
POSTED BY: Diane

You Are Not Forgotten

Though I never knew you personally, I worked with Milton. Yours was the first & only military funeral I have ever attended. The memories of that honorable service will stay with me as along as I live.

I thank you for all you gave in the service to your country; a country that ended up letting you, and thousands of others, die in vain in the jungles of Viet Nam. For that, I am so very sorry. Thank you for believing in your country, for serving with honor and dignity, for going where so many refused to go. I honor you, and the family who gave you life, and will always remember the sacrifices you all have made. Rest in peace..... Diane
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