RANGERS 2 Cavaco, James M. (Jim)

John Robertson

Staff member
James M. (Jim)
  • UNIT
75 Ranger Regiment (B Company 3 Bn)
  • RANK
3rd October 1993
  • AGE
Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
born 12.02.1967, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
father Joseph Cavaco
mother Barbara Cavaco
resided Attleboro, Massachusetts
attended Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical School, Cape Cod. Graduated 1985 majoring in plumbing and heating
attended Cape Cod Community College
occupation plumber, self employed landscaper
enlisted Spring 1991
upgraded to Silver Star from Bronze Star 01.10.2021
KIA Mogadishu,Somalia
James Cavaco was born to Joseph and Barbara Cavaco on February 12, 1967, the youngest of three children. He was from Attleboro, Massachusetts, but grew up in Rehoboth and Sandwich. Cavaco attended Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical School on Cape Cod, majoring in plumbing and heating and graduating in 1985. After graduating, he went on to attend Cape Cod Community College. He wrote music and played guitar in a band with several friends. He worked on and off doing plumbing. He also worked a number of other jobs including being a self-employed landscaper. He made some good friends and had a few girl friends. For the last few years before joining the Army, James was unsure of himself and mainly unhappy with what he was doing with his life. He enlisted in the Army in the spring of 1991. However, he needed to wait several months before heading to basic training. He gained about twenty pounds in the interim, working out by himself. He ran while wearing a backpack filled with sand and rocks. He completed Airborne Training and earned the coveted Ranger tab. He served with the Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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