James Patrick BradyCorporal
SCOTCH PLT, C CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
07 March 1949 - 18 June 1969
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What first comes to mind when I remember Jim is that he was almost always smiling. I was laying next to him during the firefight in which he died and it wasn't but a few minutes earlier he and I had been joking about the rotten life of a grunt. He's more than just one of the too-many names on The Wall. For me, I'll always see his 20 year-old face grinning about some absurdity in the daily existence of a foot soldier. He died too young but he lives on in the memories of those who knew him.
I am so saddened to learn of Jim's ultimate sacrifice some 35 years after his death. I was Jim's Platoon Leader until May of 69 when I was reassigned only one month before Jim was killed. I have so many fond memories of his youthful smile and willingness to do whatever was asked. You could not ask for a better soldier than Jim. The bond was so strong in our platoon that knowing we lost you was losing family. I am so sorry and feel guilty that you have missed out on what the rest of us have enjoyed all these years.
Rest in Peace, Jim!
From his Platoon Leader,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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