James Lawrence Rhodes

First Lieutenant
HML-367, MAG-36, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
27 March 1945 - 10 October 1969
Kansas, Illinois
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1ST MAW UH-1 Huey HML-367
Naval Aviator

DFC, Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for James Lawrence Rhodes

01 Feb 2001

Remembering a classmate and friend who was always there to show the way

From his friend,
Denny Baker
25 Mar 2005

Father and son.

In Vietnam.

From his son,
Aaron L. Rhodes Solomon

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 10 Oct 1969 two UH-1E gunships from HML-367 were tasked with a fire mission against enemy positions near Con Thien. The number two Huey, UH-1E BuNo 152438, was heavily hit in the tail boom/tail rotor area and crashed. Three crewmen were killed in the crash; the fourth, pilot Edward Bauernfeind, was severely injured but was rescued by a nearby Army unit. The three dead were
  • 1stLt James L. Rhodes, Kansas, IL
  • LCpl Danny R. Hesson, Parkersburg, WV
  • LCpl Manley E. Siler, Odessa, TX
These three men are also memorialized by their comrades from HML-367

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his son,
Aaron L. Rhodes Solomon
1 Feb 2001

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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