JAMES W CASTOR
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

JAMES WILLIAM CASTOR

WALL NAME

JAMES W CASTOR

PANEL / LINE

19W/29

DATE OF BIRTH

09/24/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NATOMA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Osborne County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR JAMES WILLIAM CASTOR
POSTED ON 12.28.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow marines. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever....
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POSTED ON 8.27.2019
POSTED BY: Arty

50 years

You and Spanky forever young. Semper Fi!
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Silver Star Citation

James W. Castor


Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal James W. Castor (MCSN: 2452355), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Squad Leader with Company I, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 13 August 1969, Company I was participating in a battalion-sized search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of mortar, machine gun, and automatic weapons fire from a hostile unit occupying concealed emplacements in a tree line. Observing one wounded Marine fall in a dangerously exposed position, Corporal Castor, with complete disregard for his own safety, fought his way across the fire-swept terrain toward his companion but, upon attaining his objective, sustained a wound which severed an artery. Ignoring his painful injury, he rendered medical assistance to the casualty until he was satisfied that the man would recover. Remaining in the dangerous area, he then attempted to treat his own extensive wound, but collapsed and succumbed to his injury without having informed anyone that he had been wounded. His heroic actions and determined efforts inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the life of a fellow Marine. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Corporal Castor upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
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POSTED ON 10.23.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Cpl James Castor,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.14.2016

Final Mission of CPL James W. Castor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Squad Leader with Company I, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On August 13, 1969, Company I was participating in a battalion-sized search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of mortar, machine gun, and automatic weapons fire from a hostile unit occupying concealed emplacements in a tree line. Observing one wounded Marine fall in a dangerously exposed position, Corporal Castor, with complete disregard for his own safety, fought his way across the fire-swept terrain toward his companion but, upon attaining his objective, sustained a wound which severed an artery. Ignoring his painful injury, he rendered medical assistance to the casualty until he was satisfied that the man would recover. Remaining in the dangerous area, he then attempted to treat his own extensive wound, but collapsed and succumbed to his injury without having informed anyone that he had been wounded. His heroic actions and determined efforts inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the life of a fellow Marine. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Corporal Castor upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country. [Taken from CPL Castor’s Silver Star citation at combatwife.net]
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