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MG James Lewis Day
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- The Jeans
 Added: Sep. 29, 2010
 
No This is a REAL HERO!!!!!!!! We Need You Today General!
- Lee Garell
 Added: Aug. 30, 2010
 
Thank you for your service to our country,because of you,and men like you,WE,The People of The United States of America will ALWAYS enjoy FREEDOM !! Rest in peace.
- ROBERT S.SAULINO,SR
 Added: Jul. 7, 2010
 
Thanks
- O'KC
 Added: Jul. 1, 2010
 
Forever remembered by David Templeman E. St. Louis, Illinois
- David Templeman
 Added: Apr. 3, 2010
 
God Bless You and Thank You for your service.
- Carl Brown
 Added: Oct. 28, 2009
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Oct. 28, 2009
 

- Matthew
 Added: Oct. 27, 2009
 
Thank you for your service & your heroic actions. You are a true hero.
- grateful American
 Added: Oct. 16, 2009
 

- shelby
 Added: Oct. 5, 2009
 
Thank you, Brave and Gallant Marine, for your service to our Country!!! God Bless you, sir.
- LaDene
 Added: Oct. 5, 2009
 

- Frank Everett
 Added: Oct. 5, 2009
 

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: Oct. 5, 2009
 
Thank you, Sir. Rest In Peace.
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Jul. 2, 2009
 
May God Bless You and keep you Major General (MG) James Day
- Steve Perry
 Added: Apr. 22, 2009
 
thank you sir you were a true marine and an american hero
- James Ray Turner
 Added: Apr. 10, 2009
 
Thank you for your service, rest in peace.
- William Shaw
 Added: Feb. 9, 2009
 
Thank you for your service to the U.S. Rest in peace.
- Lisa Moore Parker
 Added: Oct. 28, 2008
 

- Kymberlys Daddy
 Added: Oct. 28, 2008
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Oct. 28, 2008
 
Thank you!
- StarCatcher
 Added: Oct. 28, 2008
 

- TD Miller
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
 
James Lewis Day received a Marine record six Purple Hearts in three wars. Day also was awarded the Medal of Honor, although not until 1998, more than 50 years after he survived an epic battle on Okinawa.Born in Missouri in 1925, Jim Day enlisted in the Corps in 1943 and saw action in the Marshall Islands and on Guam. On May 14, 1945, 19-year-old then-Cpl. Day was in the middle of fighting for Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa when, according to official records, he led several Marines to a shell crater and fought off a fierce Japanese attack. That night, he helped repel three more assaults. Then, after his fellow Marines were wounded, Day braved heavy fire to escort them to safety.The next day, only Day and another Marine who was wounded were still in their foxhole. Despite repeated assaults, Day continued the fight, even after he was badly burned by white phosphorous and injured by shrapnel. He was finally relieved three days later. More than 100 Japanese lay dead around his foxhole.After the war, Day received a commission and completed The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., in September 1952. He subsequently deployed to Korea and, in addition to being wounded in action, received two Silver Stars for gallantry while serving with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, and the 1st Reconnaissance Company.Upon his return to the U.S., then-1st Lt. Day served first at the Marine Corps Supply Center in Barstow, Calif., before taking command of a company at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in July 1954. Day commanded a mortar company on Okinawa from 1957 to 1958.In April 1966, then-Maj. Day deployed for the first time to Vietnam, where he commanded 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. When he returned to the U.S. in June 1967, Day was promoted to lieutenant colonel and given two more battalion commands at Pendleton.After graduating from the Army War College in 1972, Day returned to Vietnam to serve as operations officer, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, III Marine Amphibious Force.Day was promoted to colonel in November 1973 and received his first star in 1976. In 1980, Day was promoted to major general and assumed command of 1st Marine Division. When he retired from active duty in December 1986, he was in command of Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, and deputy commander of Marine Corps Bases Pacific/Okinawa area coordinator.During his career, Day was awarded three Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star (both with combat "V") along with his six Purple Hearts. But it wasn't until Jan. 20, 1998, that President Bill Clinton presented the Medal of Honor to Day for his heroism at Sugar Loaf in 1945. Day died of a heart attack only months later, on Oct. 28. He was interred in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.
- S Chaney
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
 
A VETERAN - whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or passed away - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including their life. Thank You for your Service to our Country. May God Bless You. Rest in Peace My Hero.
- S Chaney
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
 

- Kymberlys Daddy
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
 

- StarCatcher
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
 

- nevermore
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
 
Here is to a man of uncommon virtue andvalor! RIP
- karl anglin
 Added: Aug. 29, 2008
 

- la vita eterna
 Added: Aug. 21, 2008
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Apr. 27, 2008
 
Outstanding.
- Isabella Oliva
 Added: Jan. 8, 2008
 

- Dolores Maxwell
 Added: Nov. 6, 2007
 

- Eclectic One
 Added: Oct. 28, 2007
 

- Maureen
 Added: Oct. 27, 2007
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 27, 2007
 

- TD Miller
 Added: Oct. 5, 2007
 

- Bill Klauk
 Added: Oct. 5, 2007
 
Rest in peace.
- Joyce {GW}
 Added: Oct. 5, 2007
 

- graveelady
 Added: Jun. 4, 2007
 

- Gary Holcomb, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 23, 2007
 

- arianna
 Added: Dec. 29, 2006
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Dec. 22, 2006
 

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Nov. 19, 2006
 

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Nov. 19, 2006
 

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Nov. 19, 2006
 

- Theresa
 Added: Oct. 28, 2006
 

- Sal Mineo Fan
 Added: Oct. 28, 2006
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Oct. 28, 2006
 
In memory.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 28, 2006
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Oct. 5, 2006
 
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