Name: CPT James Frederick Cameron
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 35.0
Date of Birth: 09/29/1934
Home City: St Simons Island, FL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 20 SOS
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 18W-078
Short Summary: Killed while a passenger on O-2A 68-10987 which was shot down enroute from Saigon to Nha Trang.
Aircraft: O-2A tail number 68-10987
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Started Tour: 07/16/1969
"Official" listing: fixed wing air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
US Air Force Captain James Frederick Cameron. Vietnam Veteran and native of Georgia.

US Air Force Captain James Frederick Cameron was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Air Force Reserve, CPT Cameron served our country until September 13th, 1969 in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 34 years old and was married. James died when his plane crashed. His body was recovered. James was born on September 29th, 1934 in St Simons Island, Georgia. CPT Cameron is on panel 18W, line 078 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 14 years.

I felt robbed when I got the notice of Jim's & Tom Norman's deaths. New in RVN, Jim was my new roommate at Tuy Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, when he and Tom were sent TDY to Saigon. Several weeks later I was the second one in our squadron(20th SOS Green Hornets)to get notice of their being shot down and killed. Jim, I'm sorry I never got to know you better. Your family wasn't the only one's robbed. Maurice A. Lange, Maj, USAFRES(Ret)

I am his oldest Son: In Loving Memory. As our nation stops to reflect our fallen hero's, on Memorial Day 2008, From your Children Duane Cameron, Scott Cameron and Pam Cameron, You have have always been, in our minds and hearts and forever shall be. Love. your kids. J. Duane Cameron, 7829, Enderby Jacksonville, Fl., 32244,

He was the Husband of Betty Joyce Bromley Cameron; Father to Joseph Duane Cameron, Scott Cameron and Pamel Cameron.

He served with the 20th Special Operations Squadron, "The Green Hornets", out of Tan Son Nhut Air Base, 7th Air Force.

He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal(s).

From: via Catherine (Cameron) Stokes, Raleigh, NC (niece)

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
This record was last updated on 09/23/2017

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