James Lee KramerSpecialist Four
C CO, 1ST BN, 12TH INF RGT, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
03 August 1946 - 15 February 1967
Las Vegas, NV
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The database page for James Lee Kramer
"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
From his niece's husband,
My name is Jeff Thronson. I'm writing from South Dakota and I wanted to say that my brother Jim (now deceased) served with James Kramer in Viet Nam in C Co. 1/12th Infantry. My brother was with Sp4 Kramer on that fateful day in Feb 67.
According to my brother's account, their platoon was ambushed, everyone made it out OK except for Louis Willett, who stayed behind to provide covering fire (and was later awarded the Medal of Honor) and when Kramer realized that Willett hadn't made it to safety, he went back to retrieve him and was killed in the process. He was truly an American Hero.
Notes from The Virtual WallBy days' end on 15 Feb 1967 C/1/12 Inf had lost four men:
[Willett] was a rifleman with Company C which engaged the Viet Cong while on a security sweep. His squad was pinned down by heavy automatic weapons fire. Despite a deadly fusillade, Willett rose to his feet firing rapid bursts and moving to a position from which he could place effective fire upon the foe.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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