James Marcell Dickey
His tour began on December 13, 1969
Died at the age of 21 in Binh Thuy, South Vietnam
Cause of Death: Non-Hostile, Vehicle Crash

He is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on July 25, 1971 (Section B, Plot 6315)
Adv Team 9, HQ, MACV Advisors, MACV
Service Occupation: Clerk/typist

Mother, Mrs. Jessie M. Dickey, Brothers, Robert Dickey and Rev. Charles Dickey.

“James and I hit it off the first time we met. We were the same age, had the same MOS and both had Tennessee roots. We played ball together, hung out together and ate together. Of all the guys that I met and knew in Saigon, he was my best friend and my brother. When you’re young you think that you going to last forever. I never got a chance to say goodbye or give him a final salute. I think about him quite often even though he’s been gone a long time. Bro’ Dickey, rest in peace. God bless your soul.” – Larry Jones, SP5

  • Rank: Specialist 5th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 August 1949
  • Date of death: 15 July 1971
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Advisory Team 9
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Good Conduct Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
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