James Paul Richards
Length Service 01
Unit C Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division,USARV
Start Tour 22 June 1969
Casualty Date 26 February 1970
Age at Loss 21 based on date declared dead
Location Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Non-hostile, died of illness or injury
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Accidental homicide
Vietnam Wall Panel 13W Line 059
Kingsport News, 3 March 1970
Rogersville – Sergeant James Paul Richards, son of Mrs. Riddie Richards of Rogersville was killed in Vietnam Thursday, February 26.
Richards, who began his service in June of 1969 was wounded February 10, He served with Company C, First Battalion, Second Infantry Division and was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious service on December 17, 1969.
Mrs. Richards is the widow of the late John H. Richards of Rogersville. Sergeant Richards was one of five boys in a family of 15 children. He is survived by his mother, seven sisters, Mrs. James Smith of Morristown, Mrs. Bascom Mays, Mrs. Anthony Gorbea, Mrs. Sam Gilliam, Mrs. Joe Albright, Mrs. Neil Richards and Mrs. Lester Collier all of Rogersville; two half-sisters, Mrs. H.H. Gilliam of Rogersville and Miss Virginia Richards of New York City; four brothers, Douglas and George of Rogersville, Charles L. of Laurel, Md. and Robert of Indiana; two half-brothers; A.J. Richards of Russeville, Tenn. and John H. Richards Jr. of New Jersey.
The body is being returned to Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville.