Jimmy Maryland Gardenhire

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
08 June 1948 - 21 April 1969
Garden Grove, California
Panel 26W Line 019

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign Jimmy Gardenhire

Paula with her Dad, Jimmy Gardenhire

The database page for Jimmy Maryland Gardenhire

Jimmy Gardenhire

Son of Bill M. and Pauline Lisby Gardenhire
Husband of Betty Guidry Gardenhire
Father of Paula Sue Gardenhire
Grandfather of Emily Rose Nobles


Jimmy Gardenhire

Unidentified Marine and Jimmy Gardenhire (holding rifle)

Jimmy Gardenhire

Jimmy Gardenhire as a baby.

Basic Training Platoon 2062, USMC

United States Marine Corps
Basic Training Platoon 2062

I miss you and need you Daddy, why did this happen to you..?

09 Mar 2003

Pray for Emily and us.
Watch over Emily and me.
We need your prayers.
Help us. Tell Jesus we need a second chance.

And tell Nanny also, I love you all there.
Tell the story to the saints that are there.
I love you. And need you, so does Emily.

From his daughter and granddaughter,
Paula Gardenhire Nobles
Emily Rose Nobles

13 May 2007

Daddy, if you were here you could fight my battles and help me stand with you by my side, but you are in a higher place of battle now. So I am asking you to help your only daughter and child and grandchild to be together happy as God wants us to be, all your prayers didn't go in vain on earth for me and yours. Ask God to help us and bring us to that peace and happiness we so deserve. I love you and miss you and will look for you when it's my time to come home. And also I pray for Emily when it's her time to come home. Your death wasn't in vain, Daddy. We love you, and need you. I have all your things you wanted me to have, and I am proud to be your daughter so much. And Emily is so very loving like you are, and so kind and tender hearted like you. I want her to be like you. We love you.

From his daughter and granddaughter,
Paula Gardenhire Nobles

From his daughter and granddaughter,
Paula Gardenhire Nobles
Emily Rose Nobles
28 Sep 2004

Jimmy was the best punter that Carter Riverside High ever had. A good friend. He is missed.

From a friend,
SGM Larry C. Magers

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Bn, 5th Marines' operations log for 21 April 1969 contains the following entry:

The five men killed in the engagement 2 kilometers west-northwest of the Liberty Bridge were

  • B Company:
    • Pfc Jimmy M. Gardenhire, Garden Grove, CA
    • Pfc Ralph R. Ochoa, Tucson, AZ
    • Pfc Richard H. Simonsen, Portland, OR
    • Pvt Stefan Malkut, Detroit, MI

  • H&S Company:

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his daughter and granddaughter,
Paula Gardenhire Nobles
Emily Rose Nobles

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Apr 2001
Last updated 11/04/2007