James Oakley Jaynes was the son of James Emmit Jaynes and Dorothy Laura Dyer. He was killed near Quang Tri when a shell exploded inside his tank. He was a graduate of Chuckey-Doak High School.

Military Data
Unit 2nd Platoon, C Company, 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF

Casualty Data
Start Tour 17 December 1967
Incident Date 25 April 1968
Casualty Date 25 April 1968
Age at Loss 19
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Burns

Vietnam Wall Panel 52E Line 006


Photo courtesy of Mr. Thomas Clark
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  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 October 1948
  • Date of death: 25 April 1968
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Chuckey
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Horse Creek, Greene County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Middle Panel
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