James Joseph AmendolaCaptain
DET A-326, A CO, 5TH SF GRP, SPECIAL FORCES
Army of the United States
13 October 1944 - 29 July 1969
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The database page for James Joseph Amendola
James J. Amendola, Sr. was killed on July 29, 1969.
His son was 3 months old and had never seen his father. His son is now the father of one daughter, step-father of three other children with another daughter to be born in May.
I have been looking for a Derry Gallagher of the Army with no success. With such an unusual name, I thought the search would be easy. He was the only person to attend my wedding to Jim in 1968.
Although I have remarried (after 19 years), not a day goes by when I do not think of Jim and how his life was cut short.
I still have a lot of love for the father of my only child.
Since I originally wrote about Jim much has changed. His son, Jay, is now the father of 3 daughters: Angela, Jayna and Kellyjean. Jim would be so proud of him.
From his wife,
A Note from The Virtual WallCaptain Amendola was killed in action while engaging a larger enemy force near Tra Cu in Hau Nghia Province. Two other men of his Special Forces "A" Team died in the engagement, SFC John F. Murphy and Sgt John W. Whisenant.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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