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TACAMO Fallen Veteran - James "Jimmy Jet" Amsden, VQ-4

October 17, 1946- April 27, 2021

Reported by Lew McIntyre

"We have some bad news, James "Jimmy Jet" Amsden just passed away. Jim is a long time TACAMO veteran, a crewman on the 890 crash. As an AT2, he was my Avionics shop swing supervisor in VQ4 in 1973. He worked in the PMA271 system Integration Lab at Pax for the last 30 years."


James Myron Amsden, 74, of Lesterville, MO passed away April 27, 2021 after a brief illness. James was born in Ironton, MO on October 17, 1946, to Herbert Amsden and Wilma Barber (Brand). James was honorably discharged after serving over 10 years in the U.S. Navy. This service included service in Vietnam during the conflict. After leaving the Navy, James continued his service working primarily as an electronic technician for various companies working on government contracts.

James lived most of his life in Maryland, where he had many friends. James enjoyed all types of fishing and recently moved back to Lesterville, MO.

James was preceded in death by his parents, step parents, step brother and step sister. He is survived by his step sister, Stephania Lee and numerous nieces and nephews

James requested cremation and no service be held.

TCVA extends its sympathy and prayer for peace to Amsden's family and friends during this time of the passing. 


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