USMC Combined Action Program

James Lloyd Giegel

Lance Corporal
CAP 2-4-1, Combined Action Program
United States Marine Corps
05 June 1949 - 26 May 1970
Wyckoff, NJ
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals

The database page for James Lloyd Giegel

I served with James at CAP 2-4-5 before he was transferred to 2-4-1. He was such a quiet guy but one you couldn't help but like. Always smiling; nothing seemed to bother him. James had such a sense of well being about him. It's hard to explain. The worst thing about war is the loss of good men like James.

He was killed in an ambush along with two other Marines on May 26, 1970, while on a re-supply run from CACO 2-4 back to 2-4-1. I think about him a lot.

Brothers James (left) and Patrick Giegel both served in Vietnam,
James a Marine and Patrick a trooper of the 101st Airborne.

James and Patrick Giegel

They were able to meet in late 1969.

Read a letter from his mother at
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A memorial from his brother in arms,
Sandy Wardlaw
5601 Foxcroft, Amarillo, Tx 79109 
8 Mar 2001

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With all respect - K. J. Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)