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JAMES CALVIN COCKERL
 

Jerry  Buchanan
Hey Lt: Just stopping by to say hello. It's hard to believe it's been 46 years since that fateful day on May 19, 1969. You gave so much and still had so much to give. You will always live on in the minds of those whose lives you touched. I will never forget you.
May 19, 2015


JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ITS SON.
May 19, 2014


Semper Fi!
Semper Fi, Sir.
May 19, 2010


Jim and Tom Reece
reecejim@yahoo.com
Fellow Tar Heel Veteran
Salute, to a fallen, North, Carolina Veteran
Find a grave website

A former, Spencer, North Carolina, Resident and Livingstone, College athlete, 2LT., James Calvin Cockerl, was killed, in action, in Vietnam according, to word received, by his wife, Mrs Barbara Corkerl, of Shelby, Mississippi. Lt., Cockerl enlisted, in the Marine Corps, in January, of 1968 and attended, Officers, Training School, at Quantico, Marine Base, Quantico, Virginia. After receiving, his commission, he was assigned, to the 3rd, Marine Division, in Vietnam. The son, of Mr and Mrs. Robert Cockerl Sr., of Lynbrook, Long Island, N.Y., also former, Spencer Residents, Lt., Cockerl was, a 1957, graduate, of Livingstone College, where he was a member, of the college, football team. He also participated, on the football and basketball teams, at Dunbar, High School, in East Spencer. Also surviving are two brothers, Robert Cockerl Jr., of East Spencer and Avery Cockerl, of Lynbrook, N.Y. and two sisters, Mrs Bertha Clinding, of Spencer and Miss, Andrea Cockerl, of Lynbrook, N.Y..
Feb 13, 2010


Joseph  Williams
httrjwilli@msn.com
My platoon commander
930, Templeton Road, Athol, Ma., 01331, USA
Remembering, a Good Marine and warrior
Lt., was, a good man and a good brave marine. He also was, a patient man, with his men, as evident, with how he dealt, with a stubborn, teenage marine, like me. He is a perfect example, of one cut down, when he had, so very much to give. I too, remember his love, for his wife and family. I had recovered, from malaria and was on convoy, security, the day he died. I was called in, to identify him and three other marines. Nothing will ever relinquish, that memory. I can still, feel the saddness, of that day. And I will, never forget such, a good man.
Dec 8, 2009


manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
May 19, 2007


Brian Sweeney
Brianswy@aol.com
same company
6779, redcliff, tucson, az., 85743, USA
Jim was, a very good Marine. He had just converted, to regular service, before his death. He was, a college, football player and when his platoon, had contact, he would run so fast, to where, the fire fight was, it was impossible, for his radio man, or anyone else, to keep up with him. He died, in a mortar, attack, with 3, other marines, in his platoon.
Saturday, January 29, 2000


Jerry Buchanan
Buchananusps@aol.com
He was, my Platoon Leader
The "Rock"
LT., Cockerl was, called the "rock," by his platoon. We cared for him, very much. He used, to show us pictures, of his lovely wife. He was very proud, of her and he, loved her dearly. I will be, visiting the "Wall," on November 11 and will, be saying hello, to him. Jerry Buchanan
Saturday, October 26, 2002


Scott Herriott
sherriot@cinci.rr.com
I met him
1069, Carraway Ln., Milford, Ohio, 45150, USA
If I remember correctly, I was transferred away, from the Third, Platoon, of A, Company, 1st, Battalion, Third, Marines, in January, of 1969. For a while, the platoon sergeant, took over my role. Shortly there after, James Cockrel was transferred, to Third Platoon. I only met Jim, once and that was, when I had been assigned, to be the pay officer, for the Battalion. I took the payroll, to Third Platoon, which I found on a hilltop base, just to the west of Vandegrift, Combat Base. It was the only time, I met Jim Cockerl and the last time, I would see most of the people, in the Third Platoon. I note, from the comments left by members, of the platoon, that he earned, their respect. I thought, he was, a fine young man. It is tragic ,that his life ended, so soon. Scott Herriott
Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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