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Navy Cross : 52 Years After

16-Apr.-2019. Former Marine and Vietnam Veteran L/Cpl James Stogan received the Navy Cross for heroic action in Apr 1967 while serving with Charlie 1/9 as part of machine gun team. He was originally nominated for the Medal Of Honor but there were not enough of the required witness’s available. He is credited with the rescue of his gun team leader who was captured and dragged off by 4 NVA and using only a K-Bar to fight them off. There is a lot more to this story that can be found in the citation SEMPER FI !! Harry 1371
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Bill 0331 - April 15, 2020

How about we just say Marine Veteran, if you are not active duty. Bill 0331

Bill 0331 - April 15, 2020

Did you know the L/Cpl? Where did this take place? Bill 0331

Paul 0311 - April 15, 2020

WOW! First it was there are no EX-Marines only FORMER Marines and now it is We are all Marines period ? I can’t keep up. Who keeps changing this stuff? Paul 0311

Paul Pondish/ C-1-9 - April 15, 2020

A great Marine,an even better Man! SF

Buck Wilson - April 15, 2020

There are no former MARINES, Semper Fi James

Sgt Court Conkwright - April 15, 2020

How can I get in touch with James? Thanks my email is courtcurtis@usa.net. Sgt Court Conkwright

Court Conkwright - April 15, 2020

This Marine had it all together and to do it like he did. Thanks for sending will look his Cross up. I have to friends that also had the Cross in Nam. Is he still living?

Harry - April 15, 2020

Sorry. I spelled the L/Cpls name wrong! Correct spelling is Stogner Sorry. Harry

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