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PFC James Edward McCue
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1948
Quincy
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

James the son of Charles W. McCue and Elaine R. McCue of Rockland MA enlisted in the US Marine Corps on December 28, 1965 in Boston MA. He arrived in Vietnam on July 20, 1967 and was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On Rocket Belt patrol in defense of the Da Nang Military Complex Company C, sent out their nightly squad sized combat patrol that was caught in an ambush by a large hard-core enemy force in the vicinity of the Phuoc Ninh village complex in Hieu Duc District Quang. The beleaguered squad, heavily outnumbered immediately took a number of casualties with three men killed and several wounded as they were assaulted by the enemy force from the front and both flanks utilizing small arms, automatic weapons, and B-40 RPG's (Rocket Propelled Grenades) against the Marines. Radioing for reinforcements, a reaction platoon immediately left for the scene of the battle, deployment during the night, proved more difficult as the resourceful enemy took advantage of the darkness with hit and run tactics in a firefight with the Marines that raged on throughout the night until finally broking contact as daylight approached. Evacuations for the dead and wounded were completed under constant harassing enemy sniper fire that continued as the Marines returned to their Combat Base on Hill 10. PFC McCue was one of the casualties, he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

Casualties:

James Arthur Ballinger
Lester Eugene Brown
Robert Glen Chenault
Modesto Cotto Jr.
James Michael Hauck
Ricky Donald Henderson
James Edward McCue
Johnny Medina
Bruce David Sharp

Casualties: H&S Company
Attached to Company C

Charles Everett Crandall
William Eugene Smith
Stephen William Stark
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles W McCue (1913 - 1986)
  Elaine McCue-Finlay (1920 - 2014)
 
Burial:
Holy Family Cemetery
Rockland
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section H, Lot 8, Grave 4
GPS (lat/lon): 42.11543, -70.91737
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68897036
PFC James Edward McCue
Added by: Victor Vilionis
 
PFC James Edward McCue
Added by: Victor Vilionis
 
 
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: May. 31, 2012
Jimmie and I went to RHS together, Welcome Home
- Bill Paschal
 Added: Aug. 25, 2011

- Victor Vilionis
 Added: Apr. 25, 2011
 
 
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