|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1946|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1967|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
SUB-UNIT 5 (CAC OSCAR), HQ BN, 3RD MARDIV, 3RD MARDIV
0351 Antitank Assaultman,commanding officer-lt. general victor krulak-commanding f.m.f.
Location on the Wall - Panel 22E Line 073.
james was survived by his father james shepard, mother pearlie shepard,sisters: nancy and sally.
from what i am adding for jim is from a telephone conversation from his sister as his own high school nor his high school's alumni association are thus far no help.
jim was a four year varsity athlete in football (team captain) , four year varsity basketball player (team captain), four year varsity baseball player (team captain).
jim was also the president of his class during his senior year at marshall high school and he is the only american in the village of marshall to pay the ultimate sacrifice in vietnam.
he was witnessed to be the last marine on the telephone to his base camp warning the thousands of marines of an n.v.a. regiment preparing to attack, this warning saved the lives of thousands of americans in 1967, this , he did even though he knew he was dying from a gunshot wounds in the neck, in normal cases, he would have been awarded the congressional medal of honor
WI, CPL, US Marine Corps., Vietnam PH.CLASSIFIED OPERATIONS
Maintained by: dan smith
Originally Created by: Dale
Record added: Nov 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16620461
Added: Mar. 28, 2014
jim, on this christmas, so many of us still feel like crying for the loss of you|
Added: Nov. 12, 2013
i became the owner of jim's sight and i am certainly proud of jim and his family|
Added: Nov. 8, 2011
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