A Marine's Story: Lance Corporal James Eric Waldron


Lance Corporal James Eric Waldron was born on August 23, 1965, in Jeanette, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn-Trafford High School in 1985 and enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1986. 

He trained in explosive ordinance disposal, was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, and served his first tour in the Pacific and around Japan. Lance Corporal James Eric Waldron deployed to Kuwait in August 1990 in response to Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War. During his deployment, he maintained correspondence with the special education students from his hometown.

On February 26, 1991, Lance Corporal James Eric Waldron died after an impact with a tank during the Battle for the Kuwait Airport. He rests at the Grandview Cemetery in North Versailles, Pennslyvania. 


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