James Robert SpringerPrivate First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INFANTRY, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
15 February 1948 - 07 November 1968
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The database page for James Robert Springer
Being brothers, Jim and I had a normal childhood. He was older and bigger and stronger, so I spent most of my youth on the receiving end of the brotherly love normally shared between 1st born and 2nd born.
He liked cars, I liked baseball - he liked cabinet making, I liked tree climbing - he liked instructing me in the matters of day to day survival, I didn't have much choice but to listen - we both hated weeding the garden and raking the lawn.
I wish we could have had the chance share the brotherly love that comes when brothers mature. I would like to have seen our children playing together.
From his brother.
Courtesy of his sister.
A Note from The Virtual Wall
On 07 Nov 1968 B Company was conducting a clear and secure operation on Highway 14. At 1042 an APC detonated an antitank mine just north of the bridge at XT524408. Two Bobcats were killed and three others were wounded. One of the Bobcats was trapped under the APC, which was destroyed. The two dead were SP4 David W. Brooks of Montvale, NJ, and PFC James R. Springer of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Sep 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009