James Wallace RuddSpecialist Four
E CO, 5TH BN, 46TH INFANTRY, 198 INF BDE
Army of the United States
28 July 1947 - 21 April 1968
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James was a close friend, we trained together in Fort Hood Texas and went to Nam, with our units, at the same time. We were in different companies, so I wasn't nearby when he died.
To his family and friends, he was a great man, who always had a smile on his face, no matter how bad it got. His friendship with me spanned the racism which was rampart in the 60's, Black or White didn't matter to him or me.
He was one of the first, of many, of our unit that died over there and his death probably impacted me more than any of the others. To this day, whenever I travel to Washington DC, I visit him at the Wall and break down and cry for him.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 3 Jun 2003
Last updated 06/10/2010