Askin, James Frederick, HM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1966-1966, HM-8404, 1st Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/1)
Service Years
1960 - 1966
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Port Charlotte, FL
Last Address
Port Charlotte, FL

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 044 / Section 30 Site 124

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 Duty Stations
1st Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/1)
  1966-1966, HM-8404, 1st Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1966 Vietnam War
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  To a Doc and shipmte from my hometown1
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  Jun 14, 2012, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He died in the Arms of his friend and brother, Red, who was shortly thereafter shot 5 times but survived.  “DOC” already had his orders to his next duty station and was a single digit short timer.

Died  in the vicinity of Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam result of a gunshot wound while participating in an operation against hostile forces.

ENGAGEMENT 11 KM NORTH OF CA LU AFLD 1966JUL20-21
UTM grid reference is XD995585
   
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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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