James Edward Lott

MACTU-67, MABS-12, MAG-12, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
17 April 1947 - 08 May 1968
Auckland, New Zealand
Panel 57E Line 006


Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for James Edward Lott

27 Jul 2004

Go easy, Kiwi.
Miss you.

From a fellow Marine and friend,
Jim Price
31 Dec 2004

James (Kiwi) was a real gentleman and good friend. I miss him. A very quiet, deep man who was eager to meet new people.

From a friend,
Patrick Thomas

14 Sep 2005

Miss you, Bro

From his brother,
Garry Lott

19 Oct 2005

We miss you lots ... wish I could have met you.

From a nephew.
E-mail address is not available.

22 Dec 2005

Kiwi, you will always be missed.

I hope to make it to "THE WALL" this year.

From a fellow Marine and friend,
Joseph Booker

19 Apr 2006

I visited the Wall again yesterday and spent several minutes remembering Jim, and what a great sport, good friend, and all-around solid guy he was.

Kiwi, you're as alive in my mind today as you were when we served together at Glynco and Cherry Point. You haven't been forgotten, and won't be forgotten by any of us who had the good luck to know you.

From a friend,
Dennis Reischl

21 Mar 2007

I never met you but I know you well.
We are not related yet you are my brother.
You were wounded and my blood was shed.
Rest in peace as I cry.

Mike Presley
Marine ATC

15 Apr 2007

I was with Kiwi in Glynco and he taught us how to play Rugby. We found out fast how tough Jim was and we were not. I served with MATCU-67 from May of 68 through May of 69 and he indeed is a hero. Semper Fi, Kiwi.

From a fellow Marine,
Joe (JJ) Jerich
104 Meadow Circle North, Burnsville, Mn. 55337

27 Aug 2007

Hello Garry Lott, and family and friends of James Lott, USMC.

I was stationed with your brother, James Lott, USMC, about 40 years ago. I know we were together at Glynco, Georgia, when we went through air traffic control school in 1966.

Jim was a wonderful guy and I think of him often, especially when the Vietnam Wall is mentioned. I touched his name there when I visited the Wall around 1984.

Semper Fidelis, brother.

From a friend,
Pat Vaughan
3386 Pendleton St., Cuyahoga Falls, Oh 44221

27 Feb 2008

Kiwi... Just thinking about you, remembering the days at Cherry Point.

Semper Fi.

From a friend,
Terry Terrell

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The MAG-12 Command Chronology for May 1968 contains the following entry:
"On 8 May 1968 Corporal James Edward LOTT received wounds during an enemy rocket attack upon Chu Lai which resulted in his death. In addition to Cpl LOTT 5 other Marines were wounded in action: Cpl Gerald W. RYSER, SSgt John M. CALL, SSgt John F. RUSH, SSgt John W. PEKRIK, and Cpl Richard A. Smart."
The other five injured Marines recovered from their wounds.

Jim Lott's father was a US Marine stationed in New Zealand during World War II. He, his brother Garry, and Mike Golaboski (a friend, also the son of a US Marine), all New Zealanders, enlisted in the Marines at the same time and served in Vietnam at the same time. Jim and Golaboski were at Chu Lai, while Garry was a Marine rifleman.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Jul 2004
Last updated 04/28/2010