James Anthony Cabral, JrSpecialist Five
C TRP, 1ST SQDN, 1ST CAVALRY, AMERICAL DIV
Army of the United States
14 September 1947 - 12 August 1969
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James A. Cabral, also known as "Blinky" or "Jamesy", was a great kid and a loyal friend!! We were friends since we were babies! his favorite song was "People" by Barbara Streisand and his passion was baseball.
My fondest memories are of skinny dipping in Fresh Pond and the fat cop chasing us across the Cambridge golf course with our clothes under our arms and shocking the lady golfers!
Also the day we hooked school and went down to Revere Beach riding the roller coaster, stopping into Murphy's fried clam joint, and catching our homeroom teacher hooking school and having a beer!! What a wonderful day!!
I can shut my eyes and see him running wind sprints and making that great catch in right field - a great catch because Blinky's glasses were steamed with sweat and he caught a line drive "no looker" over his shoulder to save the game!!
Yes, Jamesy!! I remember you!! All of your friends remember you!! You were gone too soon! I am writing with tears in my eyes - and memories in my heart. Thinking of you always-
A Note from The Virtual Wall08/12/1969 0300 BT231315 On 12 Aug 1969 Hawk Hill in Quang Tin Province was defended by C Troop, 1/1st Cavalry. At 0300 the defensive perimeter received 100 rounds of mixed mortar fire and a ground attack with sapper penetration of the perimeter. Thirteen NVA bodies were found after daylight, but eight cavalrymen died in the fight:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Jun 2006
Last updated 07/02/2006