James Joseph Carroll
Photo courtesy of the Thundering Third
"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
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,
Camp Carroll, just south of the Mutter's Ridge area, was named for Captain Carroll.
A memorial from his Friend,|
Michael C Lamure
9 May 2001
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