James Franklin WatsonSpecialist Four
C CO, 1ST BN, 501ST INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
03 June 1932 - 25 August 1968
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The database page for James Franklin Watson
James was one hell of a man - at 36 years old he did not have to be in Vietnam.
"POP", as I started calling him and soon that was his name, was a keep to himself kind of guy, but when you got him talking he was something else ... He once told me the reason he was in Nam was to take the place of some young guy. I don't think he had any family, maybe a sister. Pop and I got to be good friends in the short time I knew him. When he was with you on a night ambush or a daytime patrol you had one of the best. Pop, I have never forgotten you nor will I ever forget you. This little memorial is not much, my brother, but it will do until we can have that cold beer together. Thanks for covering my ass more than once. May you be in peace.
From a Nam brother,
I was in the same unit as James. I was wounded on 8/29/68. I do remember his name. It jumped out at me. My love and respect to his family and may God bless you.
Harold [Sweetpea] Davis
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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
Last updated 08/10/2009