|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1966|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
PFC James Aurthur Daniels, Vietnam Veteran, born in Durham, NC, he became a resident of New Haven, Connecticut,
Private First Class James Aurthur Daniels was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service, PFC Daniels served our country until October 3rd, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that James died when his vehicle crashed. His body was recovered. James was born on July 12th, 1946 in Durham, North Carolina. PFC Daniels is on panel 11E, line 039 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.
A 21 year old Kensington Street man died Monday of injuries received in Viet Nam, October 3rd, 1966 when a military vehicle overturned, it was learned Wednesday. Mr and Mrs Aurthur Daniels of 35 Kensington Street, were notified of the death of their son, PFC James Aurthur Daniels by the Defense Department, Wednesday evening, they said. His parents said James, who turned 21 in July, had been in Viet Nam a little less than a month at the time of his death. The Defense Department did not release details of the accident beyond saying he was fatally injured when a "military vehicle overturned" Monday. James was a crew chief on a helicopter of the type used in rescue work, ferrying men and supplies. His parents said he had not had an opportunity to write home anything about Viet Nam because of the short time he had been stationed there.
James with his family, came to New Haven about seven years ago from Durham, NC. He was born there July 12, 1945. After attending Wilbur Cross High School, he worked as a cook at Yale University until he went into the Army a year ago. At first he was nervous about flying, his mother said, but after a few flights he wrote that he was her "airborne son" now. In fact, he became so attached to his duties, he affectionately named the helicopter after his youngest sister, Lenora. Besides his parents and Lenora, James is survived by three brothers, Dwight, Stationed with the Army at Fort Jackson, SC, Percy and Andrew Daniels, and two other sisters, Laverne and Stephanie Daniels. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday night pending the return of his body to the United States. Services are being arranged by the Burthey Funeral Home in Durham, NC.
He is the Son of Mr Aurthur Daniels of Apex, NC and Mrs Lydia Sue Hedgepeth Daniels, 35 Kensington Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511.
PFC James Aurthur Daniels served as a Private First Class with Echo Company, 704th Maintenance Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, United States Army, Vietnam.
He was awarded The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal and The Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Lydia Sue Hedgepeth Daniels (1927 - 1985)
Dwight E Daniels (1946 - 2012)*
James Aurthur Daniels (1946 - 1966)
Percy Daniels (1949 - 2012)*
Andre Daniels (1952 - 1978)*
Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Tom Reece
Originally Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
Record added: Jan 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23911090