Scruggs, James Arthur, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
45J-Aircraft Armament Repairman
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 45J, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Specialist 4

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Casualty Info
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Last Address

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1970
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section W Site 1451

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1969-1970, 45J, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
B/2/17 CAV
A/C went into steep dive and was unable to pull up. The stinger struck in a nearby area and did little to prevent one of the T/R blades from striking a small dike. A/C began coming apart as it went sliding across the rough terrain, hit nose low on a mound of dirt, breaking off the left skid, landing light, and plexiglass from the chin-bubble. At this point the tailboom separated, as it did the M/R head and blades also separated. A/C then began to tumble and caught fire.

CW2 Rafael Albert Chavez [AC]
SP4 Roy J. Holmgren [CE]
PVT James A. Scruggs [G]
SSG Arthur D. Neal
SP4 Danny L. Archer
2 PAX killed
3 injured
James was posthumously promoted to Specialist/E-4 per Veteran Gravesite information.

Vietnam Wall Panel coordinates 09W 065
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