Remembering 20 Jan 68
Posted by Robert Sosenko
October 6, 2018
Most of the PC's took hits in the gas tanks. A20 exploded with me inside and I was wounded but went back to the field the next day. A28 exploded and all the KIA listed Parham, Elia, Esten, Michaud, Moore and Garnica except Kosel and Swalley were on A28. Only Frank Rompell survived but with bad wounds. The track explosions and the exploding ammo kept the NVA from getting to us who made it off the tracks. Swalley was shot thru the chest as he tried to hide in a bush. I am forever thankful to 1st and 3 rd. platoon and to B Troop. for coming out to get us. Thank you Jim Ross, you guys had no idea what you could be running into but you came because you knew we were in trouble just like with Dwight Birdwell and C Troop and I think you know we would have done the same for you.
931 n 11th st murphysboro il 62966 usa
James was my cousin. I was 10 when he was killed. I only met him once, but he was such a sweet guy, just like his parent, my Aunt Kitty and Uncle Vic. RIP cousin.....and you are NOT FORGOTTEN.
May 26, 2012
USAF Veteran - 191st photo recon.
Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 785
Rest in Peace, my Brother. You will not be forgotten...
Sep 30, 2008
Honoring another hero on his special day.May God bless and keep you ,and hold you in His loving arms.Rest in peace brave Soldier,YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Sep 30, 2008
Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
A Trp/3/4th Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
"They grow not old, as we who remain grow old, age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, at the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we shall remember them. We shall remember them."
Jun 22, 2007
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!!!
Jan 20, 2007
A friend during hard times.
We are High School, Basic, and AIT Training friends
Oh what a life you were deprived of. We miss you, man - Bill & I. I went to D.C. & saw your panel. I wish I knew more about how you were killed. I got word of an APC incident while I was at the Phu Tho Racetrack in Saigon Feb 1968. Things haven't been the same since. May God bless you and keep your family close to you. I met a nephew of yours - scared me pale. Dayton / Class of '65, Bel Air High School - El Paso, Texas
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Remembering An American Hero
Dear PFC James Wayne Parham, sir As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. With respect, Sir Curt Carter
Rebel With a Cause
Posted on 4/30/00 - by Jan Jimmy:
At BAHS, you were a rebel, but not without a cause. It pains me to know you didn't get a chance to let us really find out who you were. May you rest in the loving hands of God. Jan