GABRIEL, JAMES JR.

Name: James Gabriel, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E5/United States Army
Unit:
Date of Birth: 22 March 1938
Home City of Record: Honolulu HI
Date of Loss: 08 April 1962
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 155855 North 1080540 East
Status (in 1973): KIA Body recovered
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:  Wayne Marchand, remains recovered, Francis
Quinn, released, George Groom, released

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources (The book "Pacific Stars and Stripes, VIETNAM
Front Pages" published in 1986), interviews. May 1997

REMARKS: 0462 REMAINS RECOVERED

Synopsis:
Although the Combined Action Combat Casualty file list James Gabriel as
having died from a gunshot or small arms fire after serving 4 years in the
Army - there is much more to this story.....

The book "Pacific Stars and Stripes, VIETNAM Front Pages" published in 1986
states:

Five Star Edition
Wednesday, April 11, 1962
Vol. 18, No. 100

How U.S. SOldiers Died
Too wounded to Walk, 2 Are Slain by Guerillas
Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam (AP) -- Communist guerillas killed two captured
U.S. Army sergeants because they were too badly wounded to walk any farther,
the survivors of a jungle ambush reported Wednesday. The American's arms had
been bound behind them.....