James Joseph Carroll
Captain
K CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Miami Beach, Florida
May 13, 1937 to October 05, 1966
JAMES J CARROLL is on the Wall at Panel 11E, Line 48

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Captain J J Carroll throwing hand grenade at NVA troops, Hill 400.
Photo courtesy of the Thundering Third

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27 Sep 1966 - Near the Rockpile, Quang Tri Province

"1025-Capt. "Jay Jay" Carroll of Miami, commander of Kilo company, sees me without a helmet. He says he never wears one, unhooks his own from his belt and throws it to me. . . . I peer over my hole and spot four NVA's [North Vietnamese Army troops] crawling past no more than 50 feet below. I yell to Captain Carroll who is standing up ramrod straight under heavy fire a few feet away, giving orders to his radioman. Carroll pulls the pin from a grenade and hurls it over my head, throws three more before going back to his radio."

NEWSWEEK Senior Editor Arnaud de Borchgrave
Describing the action on Hill 400




Captain James J. Carroll, USMC, was killed in action 8 days later.

From the Citation for the Navy Cross:

"By his outstanding leadership, unlimited courage,
and utmost devotion to duty,
Captain Carroll reflected great credit upon himself
and upheld the highest traditions
of the Marine Corps and the United Stated Naval Service."


Camp Carroll, just south of the Mutter's Ridge area, was named for Captain Carroll.

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A memorial from his Friend,
Michael C Lamure
mcl3b4m@aol.com 
9 May 2001


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