Taylor, James Wade, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Specialist 4

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 15, 1969
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Union Baptist Church Cemetery - Wilbar, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27W 091

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

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

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry
  1968-1969, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 11B10, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SP4 James Wade Taylor, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Wilbar, NC.

Specialist Four James Wade Taylor was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Taylor served our country until April 15th, 1969 in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that James died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. James was born on November 4th, 1948 in Wilbar, North Carolina. SP4 Taylor is on panel 27W, line 091 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

James was just a all around good guy who loved to squirrel,rabbit & deer hunt. There was a creek that ran across his parents property where he used to wear the trout out. No one had anything bad to say about James for he was a straight up Christian young man. His girlfiend was studying to be a teacher and they would have married when he came back home. He had told his brother-in-law that he didn't mind a bit fighting for his country but if he was to get wounded and become a burden on someone, he wished the Lord would go ahead and call him home. Carol South(his sister).

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Wade H Taylor of Wilbar, North Carolina.

He served with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.


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