James Oscar ArrowoodPrivate First Class
F CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
30 March 1946 - 13 September 1968
Panel 44W Line 044
The database page for James Oscar Arrowood
James appears on the wall at Panel 44W, Row 44. He was a great basketball player and generally very athletic.
From a friend.
Jimmy and I played baseball together in Cumberland - we were battery mates - he was the catcher and I pitched. His catcher's mitt was worn out and my dad made a sponge to fit inside to soften the pitches. He was a good friend, a good athlete and I am sure a good Marine. I will always remember you, Jimmy - Semper Fi - your old team mate - Neub
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallPfc James O. Arrowood of Cumberland, Maryland, is claimed by the 2/9 Marines Association as one of their own - but he almost certainly is not.
On 13 September 1968 the 2/9 Marines were operating around the Rockpile in northern Quang Tri Province, just south of the Demilitarized Zone. On that day, according to the casualty database, Pfc Arrowood was killed in action in Quang Nam Province, a hundred miles or more south of where the 2/9 Marines were located.
Four other Marines were killed in actions in Quang Nam Province on 13 Sep 1968 ... and it seems likely that Pfc Arrowood was in one of the three units involved:
UpdateSince the Note above was written The Virtual Wall has obtained a service record extract for Pfc Arrowood. The 2/9 Marines are entirely correct; it is the casualty database which is in error.
While the 2/9 Marines' Command Chronology for Sep 1968 doesn't contain the names of their dead, it does say they had seven men killed in action and one who died of wounds. The eight men in order of their deaths were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Oct 2005
Last updated 11/23/2006