James Franklin Thames

James Franklin Thames

Age: 27
Branch: USNR
Rank(s): ENS, LT
Unit(s): ST1, ST2
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 19 Jan 1971
Location: An Xugen, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor and two Gold Stars, Purple Heart w/ Gold Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ three Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam (RVN) National Order Medal 5th Class, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

LT Thames died in a Riverine ambush in Vietnam.