Remember them, Never forget
Honor them, Believe in them.
Most of all support those who
are still here.
Thank you Doc.
I saw this picture and
thanked god, that my
daddy made it home. If he hadn't I would not
be here typing this. But I was one of the luckier
ones. There are many men and women who were
left fatherless. But worst yet, some do not know what
fate had fallen on their fathers. It does not take much
to write to a representative, senator, or to the president
himself. Voice your concerns. And if you are like me, a lucky
one, help those who were not as lucky. Help them bring
their Daddy's Home.
On Thursday May 27, 1999
I made the pledge not to forget
our men and women who have still not been found.
I adopted my first POW/MIA from Operation Just Cause.
Below please find the information pertaining to the POW
I adopted. From what I have read, he has been declared deceased by
our government, but no remains have been found.
EGAN, JAMES THOMAS JR.
Name: James Thomas Egan, Jr.
Rank/Branch: O2/US Marine Corps
Date of Birth: 31 May 1943
Home City of Record: Mountainside NJ
Date of Loss: 21 January 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 144800N 1084100E (BS521369)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Others In Incident: (none missing)
Source: Compiled by
Homecoming II Project 15 October 1990 from one or more
of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources,
correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.
Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 1998.
SYNOPSIS: James T.
Egan graduated from the University of Notre Dame before
his 21st birthday. He joined the Marine Corps, temporarily setting aside his
ambition to become a patent lawyer. A 95 average at Quantico allowed him to
select his assignment, and he chose Hawaii.
Once in Hawaii, 1Lt. Egan's
unit was unexpectedly ordered to Vietnam. Egan's
bright future changed when his unit was hit by enemy fire and he disappeared
on January 21, 1966. His unit was operating about 15 miles southwest of the
city of Quang Ngai in South Vietnam. Egan failed to arrive at the scheduled
rendezvous point his reconnaissance patrol had arranged, and he was declared
Missing in Action.
Some years later, a South
Vietnamese soldier reported that he had been held
captive with Egan, but that the communists had executed Egan. As the Marine
Corps never changed his status to Prisoner of War, the validity of this
report cannot be ascertained.
There have been thousands
of reports received by the U.S. Government
regarding Americans held in Southeast Asia. Government experts disagree
whether or not these reports constitute actionable evidence. To date, the
U.S. has been unable to secure the release of even a single prisoner held
after the war. The Egan family wants to know if Egan is one of them - and
when he will be brought home.
James T. Egan, Jr. was promoted
to the rank of Major during the period he
was maintained Missing in Action.
Dear Major Egan,
I don't know what to say most of the
But I do know I want to say "THANK YOU" to you.
Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice, so that the
rest of us can live in freedom. I am sorry for the
disrespect that has been paid in the past by
so many that should have been standing by you and your
memory. And I promise to not let them forget anymore.
I promise to do everything I can to get you home.
If you have any questions or just feel
like saying hello, please
feel free to email me at
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If any of the
graphics on this page are yours, please let me know because
my hard drive crashed and I lost all of the links.
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groups I belong to, has a list of members
and their MIA/POW dedication pages. Please click the link below and visit