James Harvey “Mickey”Ledford

Military Data
Unit L Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF

Casualty Data
Start Tour 25 April 1968
Incident Date 15 May 1968
Casualty Date 15 May 1968
Age at Loss 18
Location, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire

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gussie wynegar
tngogussie@yahoo.com
139 hidden farm drive johnson city tn 37601 United States
Tender Young Hero
James, Mickynickname, I shall always remember your sweet face, freckles going across your nose and cheeks. Your smile was so beautiful. You were a fine and wonderful young man! Mickey, YOU ARE MY HERO!! You are not forgotten….you will never be forgotten….God Bless you Tender Young Hero
–Gussie Wynegar
Mar 4, 2007

Mickey was one of my best friends at West Side Elementary in Johnson City. His dad drove a cab. They lived in an apartment in the alley behind my grandparents house. MIckey was a good kid who had a rough life. I lost track of him after the 6th grade but I know he used to go to the Boys and Girls Club in town. He was my friend. He fell in with a group of kids who got in trouble but he wasn’t a mean natured person. I think his dad had been a marine in WWII but I’m not sure. God bless you Mickey. Thank you for being my friend. I remember I got the worst whipping of my life from my grandpa because I was mean to you one day when we were playing in the back yard.
–Dave Cox, May 23, 2016

 

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