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Year1968
Month12
Day8
Hour16
Minute40
Sequence2*
DateTime Group12081640.2*
3/26 UnitL 3/26
Other Unit 
Map GridBT005605
PlaceIn the vicinity of Dong Tien (2), 6 km W-NW of Dien Ban.
ActivityOperation Mead River. Quang Nam Province. Hostile, Ground casualty, Small arms fire.
CasualtyUSMC KIA
NameJAMES, Richard Dale Cpl USMC KIA (Silver Star)


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  • Name: Nik Dunbar
    Comment Posted: 1/16/2012 2:29:14 AM
    Description: JAMES, RICHARD DALE (Synopsis) The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Richard D. James (2382319), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 8, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal James upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    

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