James Melven PennyPrivate First Class
GOLF CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
19 September 1944 - 15 July 1965
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The database page for James Melven Penny
James Penny made the landing with Golf 2/7 when it came to Vietnam in July 1965. Of all of Golf's men who would die in Vietnam from then until September 1970 he was the first.
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A Note from The Virtual WallIf fully manned, a Marine rifle company carried about 130 men on its roster - but in Vietnam most rifle companies were understrength. Golf 2/7 is known to have lost 166 men, 157 to hostile action and 9 to accidents. There may have been others not yet known to The Virtual Wall.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009