Shappee, James Monfre, HM3

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Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1966-1967, HM-8404, I Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
Service Years
1965 - 1967

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miami, FL
Last Address
Miami, FL

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1967
Hostile, Died
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15E 060 / Plot: 51-2026

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2014, United States Navy Memorial
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
  1966-1967, HM-8404, I Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 06, 2014, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
During 0peration Desoto a CH-46 helicopter on a medical mission sent to Company I, was on approach of the Landing Zone near the hamlet of Tap An Nam, in Duc Pho District. One of the gunner's on the aircraft decided to deliver suppressive fire before making a landing. The machine gun fire wounded two Marines on the ground and caused the death of HM3 Shappee by the small arms fire.


Name of Award
Bronze Star

Gold Letter V  Gold Letter V  Awarded for distinguished actions in combat (valor)
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star (Posthumously) to SHAPPEE, James M., Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN, posthumously, for heroic achievement on 17 Dec 1966 while serving with a Marine unit in the Republic of Vietnam. When a patrol to which he was assigned come under close range fire from a large Viet Cong force, Petty Officer Shappee ran through the intense fire to aid several wounded Marines. He continued to assist the wounded while they were being evacuated in hastily secured landing zone. The combat distinguishing device is authorized.

General Orders: All Hands (November 1968)
Action Date: Dec 17, 1966
Service: Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Third Class 
Regiment: (USMC)/7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
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