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Was James T Davis the first US Soldier killed in Vietnam?

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12/11/2007

No. See The Virtual Wall site (below) for details.

At the time of his death, there was probably little or no knowledge of those earlier deaths. So his death, the first openly known death, remains in the minds of many, including mine, as a powerful and emotional shock, and we will honor him as our first. I know I will.

Here is the The Virtual Wall site:

http://www.virtualwall.org/dd/DavisJT01a.htm

Wayne Stoffel