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LCDR James Joseph Connell

LCDR James Joseph Connell

Birth
Death 14 Jan 1971 (aged 31)
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Section AC Site 138
Memorial ID 3393386 · View Source
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Husband of Jenny.

He resided in Wilmington, Delaware prior to entering the war.

James was a 1961 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

After graduation he attended the flight training program, qualifying in the A-4 Skyhawk light attack aircraft. He served on the U.S.S. Ranger (CVA-61)

While flying a A-4E, BuNo. 151024, near the Red River south of Hanoi, his plane was shot down.

He died during Captivity as a POW of the North Vietnam Army. His remains were repatriated on March 6, 1974.

James was awarded a Navy Cross, Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

James is honored on Panel 9E, Row 22 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3393386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR James Joseph Connell (6 May 1939–14 Jan 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3393386, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .