The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC James Olin Fogleman, who died in the service of his country on May 18th, 1969 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death James was 21 years of age. He was from Graham, North Carolina. James is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 24W, Line 40.
The decorations earned by PFC James Olin Fogleman include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.
James is buried at the Mt Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Graham, NC
(His BSV Citation)
General Orders 5315, Award of The Bronze Star for Heroism, 4th Division, 10 August 1969
For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Fogleman distinguished himself while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company D, 2/35th Infantry. On 19 May 1969, Private First Class Fogleman's unit was moving to the aid of a sister unit which was in contact with a large enemy force when they also came under heavy enemy fire. He immediately moved forward from his rear position and with only a minimum of cover, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, took the enemy force under fire. He remained exposed while suppressing the enemy long enough to allow his comrades to retrieve the wounded and withdraw to safety. He then began to withdraw but was fatally wounded by the intense hostile fire. Private First Class Fogleman's selfless courage, determination, and exemplary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.