Dial, James William, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11E10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Service Years
1950 - 1968

Staff Sergeant


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Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Knoxville
Last Address
Knoxville

Casualty Date
May 06, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
56E 005

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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 69th Armor1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 11E10, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor/B Company
  1967-1968, 11E10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 56E 005
David Kent
Served with him in Vietnam
15899 E. 13th Pl Apt 203 Aurora CO 80011 USA
I was the company medic for 1/69th Armor. I rode on the Platoon Sargent's tank. Sgt Dial was my 'big brother'. He gave me great advice on how to survive the war. At LZ Uplift on that fateful day our Doc Barton was covering the Cav's aid station. When the order cme for our tanks to join the Cavalry fighting the North Vietnams regulars in the valley Doc Barton ordered me to stay and help with the wounded coming into the aid station. It was hard not to go into battle with the rest of my guys. Having rode on his tank for nearly 6 months he had looked out for me. Now I couldn't look out after him. His death hit me hard. He was a great man, one who dearly loved his family one who took care of his guys. He gave and never asked for anything in return. Sgt Dial, I salute you for your greatness. You will always have a place and my love my heart. Here's to you, Sarge.
Aug 16, 2011

 

Jim McGinnis
Served in Germany with Sgt Dial
My Memories of our last meeting
Sgt James Dial served with me in the 1st Bn, 21st Inf in Munich, Germany from 1963 to 1966. He was in the Bn Recon Plt. In December 1967, with the 173rd Abn Bde I were leaving Dak To going to Kontum. Forty minutes before lift off a plt of M48A3 tanks were going by. One of them stopped in front of me and Sgt James Dial jump off and spent 2 minutes with me catching up on buddies we knew. Little did I know that was the last time I would see him. I just recently got on this web site and started typing in names and Sgt Dials name appeared. I didn't know he was killed shortly after our meeting. He was a humorous soldier regardless of the situation. The world is a little sadder without Sgt Dial. Sgt Dial until we meet in Valhalla keep them laughing. Airborne
Mar 24, 2011

 

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
May 6, 2008

 

Bruce Kirdahy
Friend/Comrade
I Remember
I think of you, often, buddy. God, be with you.
Monday, December 10, 2001

 

Bruce Kirdahy

James Dial is, in the center, of this photo. It is, the only photo, I have, of my friend.
Monday, December 10, 2001
   
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