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PFC James Michael "Jimmy" Montemayor
Birth: Oct. 3, 1947
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1969
Long An, Vietnam

In Loving Memory ... PFC James Michael Montemayor.
*** Company C, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star with V device and Purple Heart.

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 your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!

Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Oct 3, 1947
Marital Status: Married - Mary C. Montemayor of Kansas City, Kansas. Parents: Father, Frank Montemayor (1917 - 1984) and Mother, Corriene G Montemayor (1925 - 2009). of Kansas City, Kansas. Has NO children. Brothers, Frank Montemayor, Jr. and wife Marilyn of Mission, Kan., and Richard Lee Montemayor and wife Diana of Scotts Hill, Tenn.

***** My best friend growing up, Jimmy Montemayor was KIA 1/17/69 with 2/60th Inf. We went in the Army together and were sent to Vietnam together. I went North to Hai Van Pass on QL1, 15 miles north of Danang. He went to you all. We were transferred to Soc Trang, Jan 69 and I began my search for him. In May 69, I Found out he was KIA in Jan 69. Never could talk to his parents about it, wish I could have.

***** Harmon Nelson - Jr. High & High School Classmates
Kansas City Ks - A Fallen Friend Who Gave ALL.

***** We were best friends at 5 until 10 years old when I moved away. After I moved back what a surprise to see you joining the Army Reserves the same day as me, even more surprised we were activated 4 days later. We went to Basic Training together but were split up for AIT. I was disappointed I missed your wedding as I had just left for Vietnam. My wife went and told me it was a great wedding. When my unit was transferred from north of Danang to the Delta in Jan 69. I tried to find you as I knew you were in the 9th and I was attached to the 9th. My wife and mother were afraid to tell me about you for 3 months. I am sorry I couldn't talk to your Mom and Dad when I came home, I just couldn't talk about you. I still struggle today writing this. All gave some but you gave all Jimmy. Hope to see you heaven. God Bless
Dan White
I still miss you Jimmy

PFC - E3 - Army - 9th Infantry Division
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Oct 26, 1968
Casualty was on Jan 17, 1969
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 17767890
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length Service: 00

Start Tour: 10/26/1968
Casualty Date: 01/17/1969
Age at Loss: 21 (based on date declared dead)
Location: Long An Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY

Body was recovered
Panel 34W - Line 27

On January 17, 1969 PFC James Michael Montemayor, at the age of 21 years old, became a ground casualty.

He was killed while in Long An, South Vietnam by an explosive device.

His body was recovered.

Pfc. James M. Montemayor, 21, of 4331 Parallel avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, who was killed January 17 in the Mekong delta area of South Vietnam, [funeral is] at 1 o'clock Tuesday at the Gibson-Butler chapel; burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 3 o'clock Monday.
The Kansas City STAR
Sunday, January 26, 1969, page 24A

James served under the Battalion Command of GEN (then LTC) Fred Keith Mahaffey who commanded the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division at the time, one of the more elite Battalions in Vietnam. GEN Mahaffey is considered by many to be a Army legend.

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Family links: 
  Frank Montemayor (1917 - 1984)
  Corriene G Montemayor (1925 - 2009)
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sermon on the Mount, Lot 132b
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Originally Created by: Robert Fowler
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
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