|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1942|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1969, Vietnam|
CPL -E4 - Army - Selective Service
196th Light Infantry Brigade
Company B, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
A NOTE FROM THE VIRTUAL WALL
On 22 Sep 1969 B Company, 3/21st Infantry, conducted a combat assault into a river valley about 13 kilometers southeast of Hiep Duc. The landing was opposed, with three helicopters shot down. Once on the ground the infantrymen lost eight men before the enemy broke off the engagement and retreated into the jungled hills along the river. The eight soldiers killed in the day's fighting were
Aircrew, UH-1D 66-16332, 71st AHC
CWO Barry K. Alexander, Clemson, SC
SP5 Johnnie L. Williams, Jacksonville, FL
B Company, 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry
SGT Larry W. Ellis, Raleigh, NC
CPL Danny L. Duprey, Fort Fairfield, ME
CPL Fred E. Gold, Clarksville, TN
CPL James H. Hall, Hollis, NY
CPL Clinton E. Miller, Cabool, MO
PFC Mark W. Surber, Sterling, MI
Putnam, William (Randy, Black Magot), SSG 41
Mr. Hall is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall - Panel 18W, Line 125.
Mr. Hall was 27 years old at the time of his death; this page is being placed online on the 43rd anniversary of his ultimate sacrifice.
PLEASE NOTE: I have just heard from Mr. Hall's niece, who has supplied further information about her uncle - Mr. Hall, whom she calls Uncle Henry, and so who may have gone by both his middle name as well as the nickname 'Jim', was the father of two children. One of the sons, Makeever, has passed away. Another son, as well as Mr. Hall's wife are still living, and so I will withhold that information from this page unless given permission to list it.
Mr. Hall had ties to both the New York area as well as South Carolina, where he is buried.
THANK YOU to both Mr. Hall's niece, Mia and fellow FAGraver Jim Reece for assistance in putting together additional information for Mr. Hall's page!
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Gethsemane Baptist Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Rhonda C./Friends
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97618295