JAMES F BROOKS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

JAMES FRANCIS BROOKS JR

WALL NAME

JAMES F BROOKS JR

PANEL / LINE

7E/94

DATE OF BIRTH

08/05/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/21/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MCKEESPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allegheny County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES FRANCIS BROOKS JR
POSTED ON 5.3.2013

For PFC James Francis BROOKS, JR, USA...another of McKeesport's bravest of heroes, who gave his all!

He loved us so.


Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.


In honesty, in affection, he told us so.


He loved us so.


Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.


With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.


He was our defender, and he kept us free!


He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!


He loved us so, and we should know.


For we loved him so.


PFC Brooks, you had given all that morrtality can give, in the defense of our great country! You fought for the right, without question or pause! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...you had given all to defend liberty everywhere! I honestly and strongly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I greatly admire as one of my three top favorite songbirsds of all time, the other two being Julie Andrews, England's top musical queen, and Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England who passed on some years ago, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep us free! Well done, Soldier! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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POSTED ON 8.11.2012
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins

An American patriot

As a member of Mortar Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cav, 1st Cavalry Division, PFC Brooks died defending Landing Zone Hereford near Vinh Thanh in Binh Dinh Province in Vietnam's Central Highlands.




May the American people never forget the sacrifice he made for freedom.


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POSTED ON 11.8.2011
POSTED BY: Carol (Cipriani) Haberchak

To Put A Face With A Name

James, to honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for our country I want to make sure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed, so it is with great pride and humility that I post your photo that was provided to me with several others from the McKeesport area by Donn Nemchick, a friend who truly remembers, along with a remembrance. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war. God bless you, James, for being who you were and for all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.
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POSTED ON 1.9.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

James is buried at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegany County,PA.
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POSTED ON 4.18.2006
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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