James Thomas WatsonSergeant
A CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
21 August 1946 - 28 March 1970
New York, New York
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Jim was a good man and a good soldier. He died surrounded by his brothers and thirty years later we continue to grieve.
A memorial from his Squad Leader,
Jimmy was a wonderful brother who made us all laugh and proud. Jimmy was a terrific tennis and basketball player, an avid reader, and all-around good guy. He is in a better place. God bless all of the men and women who served with Jimmy. Thank you all for watching out for my brother and caring so much about him.
From his sister.
Jimmy Watson was my Dad's best friend.
I just wanted to take a minute and say "Thank you" to Jimmy. Jimmy was so important to my father that he decided to name me, his first son, after him. My name is James Watson Brennan, and I was born on March 29th, 1973. I am very certain that there have been more than few times since then that I have needed some spiritual help staying on the right path. I am also certain that Jimmy's spirit has been one of those forces.
I am very proud when I tell people the story behind my name. I think of Jimmy very often, mostly to say thank you.
James Watson Brennan
What We CarriedWe carried the things of war,
heavy burdens on our backs,
devices of death in our arms
aimed at a demonized enemy.
We carried memories of home,
We carried a license to kill
We carried the intimacy
From a buddy in the bush,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 28 March 1970, 1/12 Cavalry lost six men near the Cambodian border in Phuoc Long Province:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Oct 2003
Last updated 11/13/2010