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Forgotten Hero Finally Home
Yahoo News ^
| 9 Oct, 2012
| DAN ELLIOTT - AP
Posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:02 AM PDT by pfflier
"For 37 years, Delouise Guerra never knew for certain what happened to the young man she called her baby brother, an 18-year-old Marine from Colorado who was missing and presumed dead after a helicopter crash on the other side of the world.
The Defense Department, however, told Guerra two months ago it had positively identified the remains of the man who disappeared so long ago, Pfc. James Jacques.
The Colorado Marine was killed during the rescue of the crew of the S.S. Mayaguez, an American cargo ship seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge two days earlier on May 12, 1975.
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KEYWORDS: khmerrouge; mayaguez; usmc
We saw the Jolly Green Giants leave NKP and had high hopes that soon turned to despair. Knife flight would lose one Jolly in country before the fight even began. The raid on Koh Tang Island cost 40 lives, USAF, US Navy and USMC. The 23 USAF members on Knife 13 were not listed as KIA, they were listed as killed in an aircraft accident. They died attempting to free the crew of the Mayaguez. They dies as heroes.
Bob, another of your brothers has finally returned to rest in honored glory.
posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:09 AM PDT
posted on 10/09/2012 9:40:26 AM PDT
by The Mayor
("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" Ronald Reagan)
NEVER FORGET: At least 2 Marines were accidentally left behind on that God-foresaken island, and eventually captured and killed by the Cambodians.
Correct. It was a noble effort with bad results. The military did everything to minimize reporting of the casualties instead of recognizing the valor.
posted on 10/09/2012 10:28:52 AM PDT
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