STORY, JAMES CLELLON Name: James Clellon Story Rank/Branch: E2/US Army Unit: 5th Transportation Company, 54th Transportation Battalion, 8th Transportation Group Date of Birth: 24 January 1948 (Birmingham AL) Home City of Record: Berwyn IL Date of Loss: 13 June 1969 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 135957N 1082657E (BR245490) Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered Category: 4 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Truck Refno: 1453 Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing) REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: On June 13, 1969, Pvt. James C. Story was the driver of a two and one-half ton truck carrying artillery projectiles in a convoy that was ambushed in the Pleiku area of South Vietnam. Other members of the convoy saw his truck completely disintegrate when the load he was carrying had a sympathetic detonation when hit by rocket or mortar fire. A search party located only pieces of the wreckage, but they could find nothing that resembled human remains. It is assumed that Story disintegrated in the massive explosion. Pvt. James C. Story was classified as Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered. His name is listed with honor among the missing because his remains were never found. There is little hope that Pvt. James C. Story could have survived. For some of their comrades, however, there is ample reason for hope. Mounting evidence indicates that hundreds of Americans were abandoned as prisoners of war at the end of the war and remain in captivity today. For the honor of those who died in Southeast Asia as well as the honor of our country itself, those live Americans must be brought home.