James Stephen Reynolds, Jr
According to the Arizona Republic 1969 news article, Private First Class, James S Reynolds, U.S. Marine Corps
was killed in action in the Quang Nam Province
during the second Tet Offensive in February 1969. A native of Stillwater, Oklahoma, James Reynolds moved to the
Phoenix area in 1959. A resident of Litchfield Park, Reynolds attended Agua Fria Union High School and Glendale
Community College before joining the Marines in 1968. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
"Information below provided in Honor of the 1593 US Marines and USN Navy Corpsmen who served with the 7th Marine Regiment in Vietnam and paid the ultimate sacrifice for God, Corps, and Country with their lives."
-- Victor Vilionis, 7th Marines
During a daily road sweep for mines, the security patrol and engineer team came into contact with a large NVA force which
engaged the unit with Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), automatic weapons, and rifle fire near the Phuoc Hung village
complex in Hieu Duc District. The Marines took cover returning fire, radioed for assistance, and requested close air and
artillery support to combat the superior enemy force.
Marine casualties from this enemy contact were:
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