US PARAS 2 Lockridge, James T.

The Tartan Pimpernel
By Donald Currie Caskie
Bletchley Park: The Secret Archives
By Sinclair McKay, Bletchley Park

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Lockridge
  • FORENAME
James T.
  • UNIT
503 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Company A,2 Bn)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
14697003
  • DATE OF DEATH
12th June 1966
  • AGE
24
  • GRAVESITE
Fort Snelling National Cemetery,Minneapolis,Hennepin County,Minnesota Section N Site 447
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Columbia,Tennessee
born 28.11.1941
married
6 years service
killed (non hostile) (intentional homicide) South Vietnam
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 08E Line 42
comment from his brother Anthony Lockridge of Columbia,Tennessee
My brother volunteer for duty in Vietnam. He had already fought in the Korean war with medals and honors and was wounded several times in battle. He was a Sgt., but a young Lt. just out of college became his commander. This Lt. ordered a group of young GI's just out of training to take a position that was going to get most of them killed. My brother who had been in several battles told him that this was not wise but they should do it another way. There was a conflict between them and my brother broke the Lt. jaw. He said that he was not going to send those young men who had not seen battle to their death. They broke him to Cpl. About a week after this my brother was at a bar, laundry having a drink while waiting for his clothes. Two south Vietnam soldier were also there. My brother ask a girl to dance. While he was dancing the two Vietnam soldier stood up and shot him in the chest. His buddy was with him and rushed him to the hospital, but it was too late. Imformation from sources thought that the Lt. might have hired these two men to kill him, but there was not enough evidence to do anything. They never did find the two men so nothing was done. I loved my brother, and I am very proud that he died for his country.
 

DATE OF DEATH:

12-Jun-1966
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