Powers, James Conrad, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 1542, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Service Years
1964 - 1967

Infantry


Ranger
Captain


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dubuque
Last Address
Dubuque

Casualty Date
May 26, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park - Seattle, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 123

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1966-1967, 1542, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1967, 1542, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Operation Francis Marion 5 Apr to 31 May 67/Battle of Plei Doc 18 to 20 May 67
 Colleges Attended 
United States Merchant Marine AcademyUnited States Military Academy
  1959-1960, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  1960-1964, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Capt. Powers arrived in Vietnam in May 1966.  Initially, he served as a general's aide.

He began serving as the commander of Company C, Third Battalion, Eighth Infantry Regiment in January 1967.

He was killed near Hill 57, Pleiku, RVN in the Battle for Plei Doch.  He received the Silver Star, posthumously, for this action.  He had earlier been awarded the Soldier's Medal

He left a wife, Ann, whom he'd met while he was stationed at Fort Lewis and she a student at Unviversity of Washington.
   
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