Skip to comments.Long-missing Colo. Marine buried with full honors
Posted on 10/10/2012 3:48:44 PM PDT by Hawk1976
By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado family's years of waiting ended Tuesday when they finally buried a fallen Marine who had been missing since a helicopter crash during the rescue of an American ship crew seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge in 1975.
Pfc. James Jacques (HAW'-kas) was laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on what would have been his 56th birthday.
About 50 Vietnam War veterans holding American flags lined a street in the sprawling hilltop cemetery. Doves were released after three volleys were fired into the air.
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Welcome home, Marine.
I seem to have something in my eye.
Welcome home, son. Semper fi.
God bless and hold him dear.
I hope everyone takes the time to link to the article.
He was only 18 years in age.
My intel sergeant in my last squadron was in on that raid. We had an aerial photo hanging on the wall in the S-2 office of the downed CH-53s in the surf. IIRC, they were shot down by RPGs.
The Mayaguez ship recapture with Maj. Porter & Co came off unopposed, no casualties.
More importantly, welcome home, Marine. We took far too long bringing you home.
I have long thought of those men who were lost on the island. It was such a bad for our country, recession, post-Vietnam, etc. but they went in and did it because they were Marines, and it was their job.
God Bless all of them. I think often of those forgotten men.
All gave some....some gave all.RIP brave Marine.