James David Housley

Specialist Four
B CO, 2ND BN, 7TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
12 January 1947 - 15 April 1970
Van Buren, Arkansas
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1 CAV DIV

7TH CAV RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for James David Housley

10 Oct 2005

I have been told my dad was a very likeable and out going young man.
I don't remember him for I was only 2 years of age when he was taken.
I do have photos to look at and I can tell he loved his family very much.

I received some audio tapes and a tape recorder that he bought while in Vietnam, from his older brothers. I received these items April 13th 2005. I listened to them April 15th 2005 and then realized that it was the day of his depatuture 35 years later. This was the first time I had heard my dad's voice. I now understand where I get my outgoing personalty from.

The audio tapes put him in Tin Yan at a Landing Zone. He is visiting with his fellow comrades trying to make the best of the situation. He is also talking to his brother and other family members on the audio tape. I guess this was an easier way to communicate.

My dad was a morter man with the Army. I would like to finish by saying I believe my dad was a stand-up guy and was proud to serve his country with his head held high.

John Housley
Son of a never-forgotten Vietnam Vet
john@losttreasure.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On the night of 15/16 April 1970, Fire Support Base Atkinson, located about 4 miles northwest of Dong Xoai in Tay Ninh Province, was attacked by a reinforced battalion from the 95C NVA Regiment. The fight resulted in 25 US wounded in action and 7 dead:
  • B Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Cavalry:
    • CPL Jay O. Clarkson, Creve Coeur, MO
    • CPL William R. Di Santis, Aurora, IL
    • SP4 James D. Housley, Van Buren, AR
    • SP4 Thurman W. Wolfe, Robeline, LA
    • PFC Anthony E. Currie, Bryan, TX
    • PFC Joseph Di Gregorio, Niagara Falls, NY

  • A Co, 229th Assault Helo Bn
    • WO John H. Pohlman, North Edwards, CA
Warrant Officer Pohlman was copiloting a flare ship (UH-1H tail number 68-16209) when it was shot down. The other three crewmen survived the crash.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his son,
John Housley
john@losttreasure.com
10 Oct 2005



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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