Samuel Larry James
Captain James was a member of the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron. On April 18, 1973, he was the weapons system officer on a McDonnell Douglas Phantom II Fighter (F-4E) with the task of spotting a target with a smoke rocket in Cambodia. His aircraft crashed. His remains were recovered on February 17, 1998. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
He was a graduate of the USAF Academy, Class of 1967.
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
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- Rank: Captain
- Date of birth: 24 July 1945
- Date of death: 18 April 1973
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Air Force
- Division/Assignment: 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron
- Conflict: Vietnam
- Burial/Memorial Location: United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Top Panel
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