|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1967, Vietnam|
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment BLACKHORSE TROOPER
Killed in action in the Bien Hoa province of Vietnam.
He is listed on the Vietnam War Wall memorial in Washington DC at section 13E, #126
James Messick, In Viet War, Father of 6
An Anne Arundel county father of six children was Maryland's most recent fatality in the Vietnam War, the Pentagon announced yesterday.
S. Sgt. James A. Messick, of the 300 block Sharon drive, Pasadena, would have been 42 on January 31. He was killed when the supply truck he was driving struck a Claymore mine.
A twenty-year veteran of both World War II and the Korean war, Sergeant Messick had been awarded the Bronze Star with a "V" Cluster, among other military decorations.
Sergeant Messick was a native of Seaford, Del., and attended school there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theresa Messick; four daughters, Judith Ann, 11, Marie Anne, 9, Virginia Mae, 6, and Pamela Lee, 5; and two sons, James Avery, Jr., 8, and Donald Edward, 2.
He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Palmer, of Seaford, and by five sisters and four brothers.
In a recent letter to his wife, Sergeant Messick wrote that his division, the 11th Cavalry, was going out on what he predicted would be a "rough" mission. He had just filed his retirement papers.
Services will be held at the Kirkley funeral establishment in the 400 block Crain highway, Glen Burnie. The date has not yet been set. Sergeant Messick will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Printed in the Baltimore Sun 12 Jan 1967
Avery Cecil Messick (1887 - 1950)
Gertrude Walls Messick (1889 - 1968)
Theresa Selmeister Messick (1930 - 2004)*
Luther Henry Messick (1910 - 1984)*
Frederick Garrison Messick (1913 - 1999)*
Avery Thomlin Messick (1915 - 1916)*
J Gertrude Messick (1917 - 1919)*
Ruth Pauline Messick Short (1922 - 2002)*
James Avery Messick (1925 - 1967)
William Henry Messick (1927 - 1995)*
Gladys Ann Messick Torbert (1928 - 2000)*
Minnie Marie Messick Gordy (1930 - 1999)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 37 Site 88
Maintained by: Carol Chakurda
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Jan 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17501954
Rest in peace fellow cavalry trooper you are not forgotten|
Added: Mar. 25, 2012
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