James Robert McLemore
Married to Diane P McLemore and father of a son
Length of Service: 3 years
G Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Marine Division
Service Occupation: Rifleman
Died at the age of 23 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam
Cause of Death: Hostile, Ground Casualty, Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Section 35, Site 3865)

On 28 Feb 1966 Fox and Golf Companies, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, were conducting a search and destroy operation on the Phu Thu Peninsula in Thua Thien Province. Fox 2/1 encountered a “heavy contact” which developed into a bitter fight with elements of a VC Main Force battalion. Fox 2/1 had 14 men killed in action before Golf 2/1 flanked the enemy from one direction and an ARVN battalion from another, forcing the VC to scatter and attempt a retreat. Golf 2/1 lost another Marine, PFC James R. McLemore, in the operation.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 January 1943
  • Date of death: 28 February 1966
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Divison
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
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