James Richard Golding was born on 6 Sept 1944 at Valdosta, Lowndes Co, GA.
His parents were James Medley Golding, Jr. (1914-1963) and Pauline Taylor (1919-2007).
James Richard Golding is descended from the line of William Golding (1704-1782) and Elizabeth Foster (1704-1775).
James Richard Golding was KIA 23 November 1968, Viet Nam. It was his second tour in Viet Nam – he was with FOB-4, CCC, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV.
While in Viet Nam his dog tag was lost.
Nearly 44 years after becoming a widow, Alyson Golding was reunited with a piece of her husbands time in Viet Nam – his dog tag. By her side was their daughter to receive his dog tag, found in 1993, Helen Elizabeth, who was just a baby when he was killed.
Read the story about the dog tag return.
James Richard Golding is buried in Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven, CT 06515 – L Section Lot 160 Grave 1
James joined the Army at Gainesville, Florida.
Pay Grade: E6
Rank: Staff Sergeant
ID No: 14829001
MOS: 11B4S: Infantryman (Special Forces Qual)
Length Service: 04
Unit: FOB-4, CCC, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Start Tour: 11/27/1967
Incident Date: 11/23/1968
Casualty Date: 11/23/1968
Age at Loss: 24
Location: Kontum Province, South Vietnam