Branford CT - On 6 Sept 1944, James Richard Golding was born – the son of James Medley Golding Jr and Pauline (Taylor) Golding. At the age of 24, on 23 Nov 1968, James was killed while serving in Vietnam. At home, his widow, daughter, parents and sister were left to grief his untimely death. It was his second tour in Vietnam - he was with FOB-4, CCC, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV.
Now, nearly 44 years after becoming a widow, Alyson Golding will be reunited with a piece of her husbands time in Vietnam – his dog tag. By her side will be their daughter, Helen Elizabeth, who was just a baby when he was killed.
Phil Brown, a comrade that was with James Golding when he was killed, will be flying in from California to speak with Allyson and Beth and share some stories of his time with James.
The dog tag return presentation will be overseen by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Nam Knights of America MC at the Holiday Inn in Branford, CT on Saturday, April 27th. Members of the Delaware Valley Chapter will make the 4 hour trip from Cherry Hill NJ to Branford CT on their motorcycles Saturday to honorably present the Golding family with James dog tag…..read full story
Shortly before the death of retired Lt Col Botelho in 2011, the POW/MIA Awareness Committee of NJ received a collection of dog tags that were brought back from Vietnam by retired Chief of Police, Ray Milligan in 1993.
One of the dog tags belonged to Rodney Wesley Botelho.
Rodney Wesley Botelho, was born August 9, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from St Louis High School in Hawai’i, he went to college in Indiana at Purdue University and then transferred to USC in Southern California where he played football. After graduating from college, he received his commission as a 2nd Lt. in the USMC in 1960 at Quantico, VA. He served for 21 ½ years… read more
Son of WWII Veteran to receive dog tags found on the Solomonia Islands.
In December 2012, Jack Hutchings, a prominent businessman in Florida, had been traveling on his yacht in the Solomonian Islands. There, the villagers gave him some American WWII dog tags they had found. He brought them home in hopes of getting them returned to the veterans/families.
Upon returning home, he stumbled across a newspaper article in the Orlando-Sentinel about the dog tag return to USMC Vietnam veteran, James Alderman. This prompted him to send the POW/MIA Awareness Committee the dog tags in hopes they could locate and return them to the veterans or their families…..read more
POW/MIA Candlelight Service held March 24, 2013 at VFW. To view photos/video, click here.
Lost Dog Tag to be returned to USMC Vietnam Veteran thanks to the help of his son
Jon Alderman, son of a USMC Vietnam Veteran, stumbled across a website with a list of lost dog tags that were found in Vietnam– among those names was his fathers, James Carl Alderman.
James Alderman, served in the USMC from Sept 3, 1966 – August 15, 1975 – serving in Vietnam from Feb 7th, 1967 – March 5, 1968. He was with the 3rd Recon Battalion Charlie Company and is duly noted in Lawrence Vetter’s book “Never without Heroes” published in 1996….read full press release
WWII Remains return to New Jersey – Staff Sergeant Zoltan Joseph Dobovich, US Army Air Corps
More than 60 years after he was declared deceased, his remains are finally home……...click here for VIDEO, photos, history, reports, Funeral Service details, etc .
Dog Tag to Be Returned to daughter of Lt Col Botelho – Botelho;s dog tag will be presented to his daughter, Adreinne Hart in Oregon, with the help of the American Legion Post 1 of Portland, Oregon ..click here for details…
Dog Tag to be returned to USMC Vietnam Veteran, James Alderman – Kissimmee, Florida – Plans are underway to return dog tag to USMC Vietnam veteran, James Alderman. Details to follow.
News Coverage of Dog Tag Return in NC on 6/8 below….more to follow
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