PIRIE, JAMES GLENN
Name: James Glenn Pirie
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O4
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: TUSCALOOSA AL
Date of Loss: 22 June 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 205200 North 1062600 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Other Personnel in Incident:
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, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.2020
REMARKS: 730218 RELEASED BY DRV
RESIDED VA/RET CAPT/WIFE BARB
I have been informed of the passing of Jim Pirie. Jim recently met
with several of his old squadronmates from VA-93 in Pensacola, FL.
Jim met up with RAdm Jim Seely, "Jude" Lahr, R.T. Davis, Pete Dodge,
Jack Waeltz, Mac Alsop and Tom Wondergem. They had a great get
together, a little golf, a seminar and lots of memories shared. The
event broke up around 11:00 Saturday morning (9 May). Jim Pirie drove
Lahr and Dodge to the New Orleans Airport and dropped them off around
4:00 PM. That night at around 10:00 PM, Jim died in his sleep from a
Jim is survived by his wife Barbara. (Children & others unknown).
Jim was a LCdr flying his 225th mission in an A4E when shot down
6-22-67. He was released 2-18-73. No further information is known.
God speed in your flight West, Jim.
According to Jim Pirie's oldest son, Graham, Jims' remains were
cremated. There was a memorial service in Marrero, LA, where he
and Barbara lived. Then his remains will be taken to Bessemer, AL,
where Jim was from.