James Russell SaxonFirst Lieutenant
B CO, 1ST BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
21 August 1946 - 01 June 1971
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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The database page for James Russell Saxon
Jim lived his life fully. He loved baseball and la crosse. He lived always with a smile on his face and in his heart. He was married for a short time until his death in Vietnam. But everyone will always remember him as someone who had fun, enjoyed life, loved his family and loved his country. He was never short of friends or a sense of humor - and sometimes I was at the end of those jokes. The ink that wrote about his death has dried up long ago, but the ink of his life is indelible. His footprint will remain in the earth forever.
From a cousin.
A Note from The Virtual WallDuring the first week of June 1971 elements of the 2nd Bn, 501st Infantry were operating in the Truoi River valley west of Phu Loc. Five men died as a result of contacts in the valley:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Mar 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009