Early Vietnam 1966 KIA Valour Grouping to James Mitchell Cornett
No 25367148 Private First Class James Mitchell Cornett was born on May 10, 1943, and was originally from Elizabethton, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army, as an Infantryman in Alpha Company 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, His tour began on September 25, 1965. Nearly 6 months later, on March 24, 1966, PFC Cornett was killed under hostile conditions in Binh Duong province, South Vietnam; he was 22 years old at the time of his death. PFC Cornett is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 6E, Line 46
The grouping consists of the following;
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Vietnam campaign medals, name tag and Infantry Combat badge.
Official Award Documents for both Bronze Star and his Purple Heart in official padded booklet.
Various original cloth patches including Airborne patches (One article states that he transferred to the 173rd Airborne”
Military I.D. and many original photographs in Vietnam
Basic training book from 1962
1965 original Discharge paper where he transferred to the reserves.
Numerous newspaper clippings including one of his parents receiving the Bronze Star.
Over 50 letters to him from family and several from him to them where he describes “loosing men like they are going out of style” along with killing two V.C.
A letter from the White House and several letters from his Congressman.
An amazing collection showing the complete story one man’s heroic life from enlistment until his death in Vietnam.
VF – EF SOLD
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