Wages, James Lewis, SFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Last Primary MOS
71L10-Administrative Specialist
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1968, 71L10, Special Troops Battalion, 101st Division
Service Years
1958 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Three Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Medford
Last Address
Medford

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Green Hill Memorial Gardens - Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36E 038

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Adjutant General Corps Shoulder Cord




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialChapter 563
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 563 (Sergeant At Arms) (Claremore, Oklahoma) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Senior Parachutist
Rifle
Auto Rifle
Pistol

 
 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)Special Troops Battalion, 101st Division
  1957-1963, 101st Airborne Division
  1963-1966, 71C, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
  1966-1968, 71L10, Special Troops Battalion, 101st 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
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 36E 038 SFC Wages was killed during Tet '68 at Bien Hoa by an AK-47 round. His unit had just taken incoming mortar and small arms fire from the NVA. The round hit him in the stomach and did not exit. He died from internal bleeding and shock. He was working at his desk outside the Commanding General's office at the time. He was Maj Gen Barsanti's administrative assistant - assigned to HHC, 101st Airborne Division. The division had just arrived in Vietnam a month and a half earlier in December 1967 from Fort Campbell, KY. [Thanks to MSG Donald Patrick.]

 
   
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