James Doyle Mace

Staff Sergeant
B CO, 2ND BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
14 January 1949 - 09 April 1970
Deseret, Utah
Panel 12W Line 114

101 ABN DIV

501ST INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for James Doyle Mace

10 Apr 2002

James was not long in Vietnam when our squad was hit that day...
He was a good soldier. I will never forget all that were hit that day.

From a combat brother,
Lenard Blachly
trikat2501@msn.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The MACV Summary for 09 April 1970 reflects two engagements in the A Shau Valley about 24 miles west-southwest of Hue:

It is not clear that both engagements involved B Company, 2/501st Infantry but available records do indicate that Bravo 2/501st lost four men killed in action in the A Shau Valley on 09 Apr 1970:
  • SSG James D. Mace, Deseret, UT;
  • CPL Herman A. Clay, Richmond, TX;
  • CPL Leroy Nelson, Theodore, AL; and
  • CPL Charles G. Selman, Farmington, MI.
Others were wounded, and one of those, PFC Thomas L. Gates of Cincinnati, Ohio, died from his wounds sixteen years later - on 25 November 1986. PFC Gates' name was added to the Wall on Veterans' Day 1994.




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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Apr 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009