James Arthur Borden
MOS 05B4P Radio Operator Airborne Qual
Length Service 02
Unit HHC, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, USARV
Start Tour 12 December 1967
Incident Date 7 May 1969
Casualty Date 7 May 1969
Age at Loss 19
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Other accident
Vietnam Wall Panel 25W Line 016
SGT HHC 101 AIRBORNE DIV
Vietnam BSM & OLC-ARCOM
Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee
Sgt. Army, regular-HHC, 2 BDE, 101 ABN Div
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Luther Borden, Hiwassee Community and husband of Linda Mae McDaniel of Sweetwater. Grandmother Mrs. George Kirkland.
According to information received by family, Sgt. Borden was last seen in an ammunition storage area at a fire support base when an explosion occurred.
He attended Madisonville High School but completed his education after entering the service. He would have completed three years of army service in Nov. and killed on second tour of duty.