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MAJ James Patrick Coddington

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MAJ James Patrick Coddington Veteran

Birth
Arkansas, USA
Death
9 Nov 1970 (aged 40)
Vietnam
Burial
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA Add to Map
Plot
SECTION B SITE 2226
Memorial ID
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Major Coddington #
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Maj James Coddington served from 1950-1953 in the Korean War.
James arrived in Vietnam 19 June 1969 and was assigned to Adv Team 88, MACV and was well respected by both American and Vietnamese for his outstanding work performance. He fought hard and obtained a rice mill for the people in his district there. That in itself was a major accomplishment.
After his tour of duty was over, he signed on for an additional six months in order to complete additional tasks that he had planned. The dedication and full heart that he put into his duty is notable memories that his comrades recall.
The Viet Cong made a homemade claymore mine and had a boy set it off as the vehicle in which he was riding in passed by.
Survived by his parents, Morris Augustine and Juanita Cora H Coddington, and his brothers and sisters; David, Joseph, Mary Jean and Kathleen.

AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal (Valor) and Purple Heart
Major Coddington #
MOS:

Maj James Coddington served from 1950-1953 in the Korean War.
James arrived in Vietnam 19 June 1969 and was assigned to Adv Team 88, MACV and was well respected by both American and Vietnamese for his outstanding work performance. He fought hard and obtained a rice mill for the people in his district there. That in itself was a major accomplishment.
After his tour of duty was over, he signed on for an additional six months in order to complete additional tasks that he had planned. The dedication and full heart that he put into his duty is notable memories that his comrades recall.
The Viet Cong made a homemade claymore mine and had a boy set it off as the vehicle in which he was riding in passed by.
Survived by his parents, Morris Augustine and Juanita Cora H Coddington, and his brothers and sisters; David, Joseph, Mary Jean and Kathleen.

AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal (Valor) and Purple Heart


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