Robert Lee JamesLance Corporal
CAP 2-4-3, CAC 2-4, 2ND CAG, 3RD MAF
United States Marine Corps
14 December 1950 - 02 September 1970
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The database page for Robert Lee James
My dad doesn't talk about it much, but I think he would like to.
A memorial from his niece.
I look at Uncle Bobby's Marine photo every time I visit my Grandma. Even though he was killed two years before I was born, I still feel a closeness to him.
From what I have been told, Bobby was a local favorite with the children in Vietnam because he played soccer with them.
He was also an artist and would draw for them, something that my sister, Brooke, has inherited.
His love for children in Vietnam is carried over in my brother Bobby's actions today.
His willingness to fight for what is right is something I strive for.
From a niece,
My name is Robert E. James. I was named after my late uncle. It's hard to express how I feel about how my uncle died. I have met some people he knew and read some of his letters, and it pains me that I never got to meet him. I hope to carry on the family name and enjoy the life he fought to protect.
From his nephew,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 2nd Combined Action Group chronology for September 1970 contains the following entry:
"2 September 70 - A USMC member of a CAP 2-4-3 patrol detonated a 105mm HE booby trap with an M-26 grenade attached affixed to the 105mm round and rigged with a trip wire firing device located beside a trail at BT168588, 1 kilometer north of Hieu Nhou District Headquarters. The USMC was KIA from the exploding SFD. Results: 1 USMC KIA."
Robert Lee James
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 18 Mar 2002
Last updated 11/13/2010