|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1947|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1968, Vietnam|
Sp4 James Earl Blue, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Fayetteville, NC.
Specialist Four James Earl Blue was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Blue served our country until August 16th, 1968 in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that James died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. James was born on November 15th, 1947 in Cross Creek, North Carolina. SP4 Blue is on panel 48W, line 028 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
Funeral services for Sp4 James Earl Blue, 20, of 329 1/2 Dick Street, who was killed in Vietnam August 16th, will be held at 11am Monday, at the Second Baptist Church. The service will be conducted by the pastor, the Reverend Kermit Mathew, assisted by Chaplain Burnett of Ft Bragg. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery with full Military Honors. Surviving are his parents, Mr and Mrs James K Blue of Fayetteville; and one sister, Brenda Blue of the home. He had been in Vietnam for nine months with the 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He entered the Army in July 1967. He attended Person Street School and Alexander Graham Junior High School.
He was a friend. You gave all you could. You are a hero to all of us that knew you. Rest in Peace with God my friend. Jerry Hill, 2440 East 5th Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36106.
Squad Leader: Its been too long. I remember the day we lost you in that God forsaken place. It has taken me almost 43 years to tell you how much not only me but the rest of our group misses you. That day will be forever in my memory. I see Doc Struck every year and we toast you old friend. I hope you are in a better place. You gave all and will not be forgotten. I still have the pictures we took at Cu Chi and would share them with any of your family who would like some copies. God Bless. Gary Chartrand, 254 E Lincoln St, PO Box 101 Pewamo Mi 48873.
He is the Son of Mr James L. and Naomi Moore Blue, 312 1/2 Dick Street, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. Brother to Brenda Ann Blue.
He served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
James Leon Blue (1920 - 2003)
Naomi Moore Blue (1924 - 2003)
Cross Creek Cemetery #4
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Aug 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55843330