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James Cecil Starnes

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  3/27/39
Birth Place:  Gastonia, NC
Race:  African American
Religion:  Baptist
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
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Marital Status:  Married
Wife's Name:  Jonnie M. (Owens) Starnes
Offspring Names:   
High School Diploma:  Unknown
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Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  8/10/56
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Fort Jackson, SC
Home Of Record:  Gastoria, NC
Military Branch:  Air Force
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Staff Sergeant
Rank Abbrev:  SSGT
Pay Grade:  E5
MOS:  42350
MOS Title:  Aircraft & Missile Electrical Repairman
Awards Received:  Good Conduct Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon
Length Of Service:  14 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  12/9/69
Army Campaign Number:  12th
Army Campaign Name:  Winter - Spring 1970
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  11/29/70
Casualty Age:  31
Casualty Data 1:  Non-Hostile, Died While Missing
Casualty Data 2:  Fixed Wing Non-Crew
Casualty Data 3:  Air Loss-Crash On Land
Casualty Province:  Ninh Thuan Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Located In Or Near:  near Phan Rang Air Base
Body:  Recovered
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Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  While his official home of record was not Springfield, SSGT Starnes' wife resided in Springfield at the time of his death.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  06W
                                                  Line Number:  96 

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