James Sands

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James Sands
James Sands

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Residing In: Bradenton, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Diane
Occupation: Retired U.S. Army and D.H.S.
Children: Cliff 1978, Trish 1980, Nate 1983, Grandaughter: Arianna 2004, Taylor 2005, Graylin 2017
Military Service: U.S. Army 33 years Master Sergeant (ret)  
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I was drafted into the Army in Dec 1966 and served two tours in VietNam. I was discharged at Fort Sill in Dec 1969 and married my high school sweetheart in 1970. I started a trucking and real estate business in Onset, MA. I remarried a few more times (2) and joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard and retired as a Master Sergeant in 2007. I worked for the U.S. Coast Guard at Air Station Cape Cod for 21 years and retired as the airfield foreman in 2010. We bought a house with a dock on the Manatee River in Bradenton, FL in 2010. We have a Regal 2565 and love the boating and fishing on the Gulf of Mexico.

Grand kids?

Grandaughters: Arianna 2004, Taylor 2005, Graylin 2017

Still have family around Braintree?

No

How often do you get back to Braintree?

I drive through occasionally.

Would you ever move back to Braintree area?

I don't think so, the Braintree I knew is gone.

Do you ever see/talk to/hang out with any classmates?

I've seen a few in Florida and I talk to some on facebook. A few are no longer with us.

What's the farthest you've been from home?

VietNam, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe

Favorite place to go?

Falmouth Heights and boating around Tampa Bay and the Manatee River.

What schools did you attend?

Monatiquot, South Jr. and BHS

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Happy birthday Pegge. Have a great day.

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“We were children of the 1950s and John Kennedy's young stalwarts of the early 1960s. He told the world that Americans would "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship" in the defense of freedom. We were the down payment on that costly contract, but the man who signed it was not there when we fulfilled his promise. John Kennedy waited for us on a hill in Arlington National Cemetery, and in time we came by the thousands to fill those slopes with out white marble markers and to ask on the murmur of the wind if that was truely the future he had envisioned for us.”
? Joseph L. Galloway

 

 

 

Gone but not forgotten - On this day in 1969 -

"Gerald the son of George Bradley and Lulu C. Bradley of Braintree MA enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on October 2 1967 in Boston MA. In Vietnam he was assigned to and served with Company E, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

During the month of January the Battalion continued to conduct assigned combat operations in Quang Nam Province.

On January 15, Company E and H with a platoon of Vietnamese Popular Force’s began a cordon and search operation of the Cam Sa village complex 6 kilometers northeast of Dien Ban. As the units began their sweep they were hit with a heavy volume of enemy small arms fire from fortified positions, the advancing friendly units used supporting 81mm mortars and artillery to destroy bunkers and break thought the enemy defenses. Four Marines were killed and several were wounded in the action, one of the casualties was Cpl Bradley who was killed by hostile rifle fire.

* CPL Gerald G. Bradley presented with the SILVER STAR Medal with posthumously "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action ....on 15 January 1969...."

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Hi Mary. I hope everything is going well for you.

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Hi Diane, I saw that you posted on my newest Granddaughter, she is a cutie.
I lived on the cape since 1972, but we bought a place in Bradenton, FL in 2010 and spend Oct through June there. We have a cottage in Falmouth Heights and spend the summers there.I think we were in a class or two together. I hope you are well and enjoying life.

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