James Ralph Gilliam

Master Technical Sergeant (Maintenance: Hydraulics)

Born: 18 May 1914; Lewisburg, Tennessee
Died: 13 May 2003
Buried: Lewisburg, TN
Education: 9th grade
Entered Marine Corps: 23 October 1941; Nashville, TN
Service #: 325848

Summary:  Following duty with VMF-112, continued Pacific campaign effort aboard USS Bunker Hill with VMF-451 which participated in New Georgia, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa operations. Wounded aboard the Bunker Hill on 11 May 1943, for which he received the Purple Heart. Discharged from the Marine Corps 21 September 1945. Post USMC activity included auto body repair, aircraft hydraulics maintenance, and construction contractor. Was actively involved in construction work up to his death at age 88.

Next of Kin:

Mary Edith Gilliam
3753 Verona Caney Road
Lewisburg, TN 37091-6636
(931) 364-7908

Lanny A. Gilliam
2941 Kings Forest Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339

Michael S. Gilliam
(deceased 5/16/2000)

Ashley L. Gilliam of Glade Spring, VA and Nicholas D. Gilliam of Kingwood, TX