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Sgt James Albert "Jimmy" Champion
Birth: Nov. 16, 1949
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1971
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam

In Memory of ..... SSGT. James Albert Champion.
*** Staff Sergeant Champion was a member of Company L, 75th Infantry Regiment assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. On April 24, 1971, he was a member of a long range reconnaissance patrol that was inserted near the A Shau Valley, South Vietnam. After contact with the enemy he was listed as Missing in Action. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!

JAMES ALBERT CHAMPION - Army SSGT E6 101st Airborne Division
Age: 28
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Nov 16, 1949-Born in Harris Co.,Tx.
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father's Name: Joseph (Joe) August Champion ( He is 102 yrs old) and Mother's Name: Maria Niddia D. Garcia Champion.

***** THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD, BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Eleven Valley Students Shine They Graduate With Honors At U. of Texas AUSTIN--Eleven students frcm the Valley received their degrees "with honors" when commencement exercise^ were held for the graduates or the University of Texas on June 5, 1939. Joe August Champion. Brownsville, was the only student to receive a Bachelor oi Science degree with high honors.

Name: Joe August Jr. Champion - Living in Brownsville, Tx.
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 15 Sep 1948
Event Place: Harris, Texas
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Joe August Champion
Mother's Name: Maria Niddia Garcia

Name:Niddia Theresa Garcia Champion- aka:Bruce, Gonzalez, Arisman - Living in Brownsville, Tx.
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 26 Dec 1959
Event Place: Nueces, Texas
Gender: Female
Father's Name: Joe August Champion
Mother's Name: Maria Niddia Garcia

***** We still love and miss you Jimmy. You are in our hearts, thoughts and daily prayers. Maybe one day we will learn the real truth.
Best Friend and Brother

***** Susan Younger Meinser - Girlfriend
Richland, Wa.Still Missing You!
Happy 52nd, Birthday! Hopefully next birthday, you will be home, where you belong! Love ya always, Susan

His tour began on Apr 24, 1971
Casualty was on Sep 25, 1978
Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY

Body was not recovered
Panel 03W - Line 8

Other Personnel In Incident: Issako Malo (released POW); Marvin Duren (rescued); John Sly (killed); (one other team member, the medic, rescued); CWO Fred Behrens (from one of the helicopters, rescued)

April 23, 1971: James A. Champion was a member of a six-man radio relay Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol being inserted for operation in Vietnam.

During the three day battle that began at 1500 hours on April 23, Rangers Champion and Issako Malo left the team's defensive perimeter to seek water.

Behrens heard shots, and the two Rangers never returned. PFC Isaako F. Malo, was last seen at about 1600 hours on April 24.

James Albert Champion was last seen on the morning of 25 April when he left the site of one of the downed helicopters to look for water.

From April 25 through April 30, ground and aerial searches were made for Champion without success.

Isaako Malo was confirmed captured, and after his release from captivity, he stated that he was captured on the morning of April 25, and at no time did he see PFC James Albert Champion in captivity.

Find A Grave contributor Matthew Jenkins has sponsored your memorial for James Champion.

Thank you Matthew Jenkins for sponsoring this memorial.

Note: Looking for hometown location of his Memorial Headstone.
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
GPS (lat/lon): 21.3136, -157.84703
*Cenotaph [?]
Created by: Eddieb
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61666741
Sgt James Albert Jimmy Champion
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Sgt James Albert Jimmy Champion
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Sgt James Albert Jimmy Champion
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~With honor and respect~
- Kerstin
 Added: Apr. 24, 2017
Be at peace
- caroline
 Added: Nov. 16, 2016

- Matthew Jenkins
 Added: Nov. 11, 2016
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