CW4 James "Jim" M. Hague was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/28/2022 at the age of 78.5
San Antonio, TX
Flight Classes 68-17 and 68-29
Date of Birth 05/03/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 114 AHC in 68-69
This information was provided by Larry Ford

More detail on this person: James 'Jim' Michael Hague passed away on October 28, 2022 at the age of 78 in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Details: Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 6p-8p at Sunset Funeral Home at 1701 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78218. Chapel service will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 also at the Sunset Funeral Home from 9:30a to 10:30a, followed by a procession to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for committal service from 11a to 11:30a. (due to entrance limitations, carpooling is highly recommended) In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity in his honor (church, animals, set an extra plate and invite someone to join) or better yet, a random act of kindness - he would have loved to know that his giving spirit was living on. James 'Jim' Michael Hague was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in May of 1944 to his two loving parents, James and Iva Hague. His mother wrote in her journal years later about his birth, 'You were something else, already with your own little personality.' After his father's death due to polio and Iva remarrying, the family moved to San Antonio where they lived near Woodlawn Lake. During these formative years, Jim was always curious and aside from being an avid reader, he learned how to repair Radio and TV sets. He also developed a wonderful sense of humor and could be found hassling his four sisters and fellow Jefferson High School classmates with various pranks and jokes. After High School, Jim lived a long and eventful life and had the rare distinction of serving in two branches of the armed forces. He served with distinction on the Navy diesel submarine Halfbeak where Jim was the lead Sonar Technician and was involved with many Cold War missions off the coast of the USSR during the early to mid-1960s. After his enlistment in the Navy was complete, and after earning his private pilot's license, Jim decided to join the Army. Around this same time, Jim met Cheryl Lou Childs of Mesquite, Texas and after six months of dating, the two married in December of 1967. Their love brought four children, Troy Evan who passed shortly after birth, Kevin Trent, Heather Leanne, and Brian Andrew. After joining the Army and going through basic training, officer training school and helicopter flight school, Jim was assigned to Vietnam where he flew the attack variant of the UH-1 Huey and the new Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopters. During a mission in Vietnam, Jim and his co-pilot, Brian, were flying through dense fog. Their helicopter crashed upside down in a rice paddy and Jim was knocked unconscious in the water. Brian was able to revive him and they hid in the rice paddy as the Vietcong came within 100 yards of their location almost being captured as prisoners of war. Thankfully, the Vietcong turned back and they were able to make it back to safety without being captured. In many other missions, he laid down cover fire while his helicopter took heavy fire so ground troops could retreat to safety. These experience and others during Vietnam 1968-1969 led him to be awarded a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts plus many others medals and awards. After Vietnam, in 1975 Jim took a two-year break from the military, moving back to his hometown of San Antonio where he drove VIA buses for the city of San Antonio. In 1977, Jim rejoined the Army and was stationed around the world in places like Ft. Hood, Nuremberg, Germany and finally Colorado Springs, CO where he transitioned to the Apache attack helicopter and later retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-4 with 32 years of combined Army and Navy service. After his service, Jim still loved learning and felt like he had to complete his education. He returned to college to finish his bachelor's degree in computer science, a skill that interested him since the time he worked with computers in the Army. His perseverance earning his degree while battling PTSD was an inspiration to his children and grandchildren who loved him dearly. After his first wife Cheryl passed away in 2009, Jim remarried Lumpun "Nitnoy" Miyabe-Hague and through their marriage, gained a daughter, son in-law, and four grandchildren. Jim and Nitnoy moved back to San Antonio in 2013 where he remained until he peacefully passed away in his sleep on October 28th. Jim will be remembered for his faith in God, love of a good joke, storytelling ability, love of family, ability to play any song by ear on his guitar, and his generosity to both those he knew and to complete strangers in need. He will be missed! James is preceded in death by his parents, James and Iva, his step dad, Herbert, his son, Troy and his wife, Cheryl. James is survived by, his wife Nitnoy, his children, Kevin and his wife Johanna, Heather and her children Landon and Alex, Brian and his wife Rachel. His step-daughter Lynnette, her husband Matthew, and her children Damon, Ashlynn, Malia, and Hesten. His sisters, Kathleen and her husband David, Joan and her husband John, Jayne and her husband Lee, Joyce and her husband David, and his brother in-law Terry and his wife Linda. James is also survived by a large extended family including nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews, cousins, and the many friends he made throughout his life.

Burial information: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

This information was last updated 11/21/2022

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