Gurley, James, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
52C10-Utilities Equipment Repairer
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1988-1991, 52C10, 102nd Army Reserve Command (102nd ARCOM)
Service Years
1968 - 1991

Sergeant First Class

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Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
Bethalto IL
Last Address
East Alton IL

Date of Passing
Nov 14, 2009
Location of Interment
Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens - Bethalto, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007) 1st Infantry Division

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 Unit Assignments
1st Engineer Battalion102nd Army Reserve Command (102nd ARCOM)
  1969-1970, 63C, 1st Engineer Battalion
  1988-1991, 52C10, 102nd Army Reserve Command (102nd ARCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Jim had a tour in Viet Nam 1969-1970
First Infantry Division ( Big Red One)
Lai Khe
Rocket City
Desert Storm 1990 -1991
Other Comments:
James Herbert Gurley, 60, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 12, 1949, in East Alton to the late Raymond Wayne and Elizabeth F. (Nation) Gurley.
He had been married 41 years to the former Alice Basden. She survives.
He retired in 2005 after 35 years of service with Alton Community School District 11, where he worked in the plumbing and maintenance shop. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army, serving first in Vietnam and then on a tour in Desert Storm with the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a sergeant first class. He was a member of Wood River VFW Post 2859, where he served as senior vice president. He was a member of Alton American Legion Post 126 and Alton Eagles Lodge F.O.E. No. 254.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa M. (Gurley) Lyerla, and her husband, Len E. Cummings of Bethalto; a son, Michael R. Gurley of Bethalto; four grandchildren, two brothers, Joe Purcell of Alton and Lowell Gurley of Florida; and a sister, Barb Meyer of East Alton.
 Military Association Memberships
National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Dept of Illinois
  2009, National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Illinois (National President) (Springfield, Illinois) [Verified] - Chap. Page
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