Carlin, James Cook, Cpl Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Last Unit
1969-1970, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
Service Years
1969 - 1970

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1949
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Binghamton
Last Address
Binghamton

Casualty Date
Apr 01, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Johnson City, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 065

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 Unit Assignments
7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
  1969-1970, 0311, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)/E Co
 Combat and Operations History
  1946-1991 Cold War (1946-1991)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970 VSM Steamer
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Bill Grace Best Friend 5 Spurr Ave Binghamton, NY 13903 USA Remembering CPL James C. Carlin USMC Jim Carlin was my best friend since we met as kids at St Thomas Aquinas school in Binghamton. We did everything together including joining the Marines. I joined in 1968 and Jim in 1969. Jim Carlin died in Viet Nam on 4-1-1970. On the 30th anniversary of his death we unveiled a monument in front of St. Thomas Aquinas School that honors Jim Carlin. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony including his family and friends. I was honored by the Carlin family to be given Jim's Marine Corps ring . Jim Carlin was evervthing that you could ask for: The All-American Kid, a true hero to St. Thomas Aquinas School, his family and friends and the USMC. God bless you Jim. Until we meet again, Love, Bill 
   
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Cpl. Patrick J. King USMC 1969 - 1970 rkpat@prontomail.com Childhood friend and fellow Marine Oakland, CA I first met Jim when I was in the 4th grade at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Binghamton,NY. Jim was the younger brother of Bill Carlin, who was a friend and classmate. These two shared an uncommonly close relationship, especially for brothers at that age. I remember a number of things we did together, one of which was trying to launch a "rocket" at the schoolyard. It was more of a bomb, and created a crater about the size of a basketball. In the 8th grade I went to the public school, and seemed to lose contact with Jim and Bill. The next recollection I have of Jim, is meeting him at the funeral of his brother. Bill died in a car crash while a University student in Arizona. Ironically, Jim and I joined the Marine Corps at about the same time in April of 1969. I ran into him at Camp Geiger, and was happy to renew this friendship. Unfortunately, these would be the last times I would see him alive. I arrived in Viet Nam on December 6, 1969. Jim arrived a few weeks later, but I never really knew this until I received a newspaper clipping about his death. Our fathers were friends. Jim's middle name, Cook, was in remembrance of an uncle who was killed in World War 2 I often think about Jim, and Bill, and numerous other friends I have lost over the years. The world is a little worse for not having them with us
   
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