Posted by: notsofancynancy | June 11, 2012

Memorial Monday~ Honoring James Hendrix

I came across a post on, Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid’s blog written by ROAMINGFIREHYDRANT entitled RIP, James Hendrix and it was such a nice tribute to this veteran I wanted to bring it to you.

Recently ROAMINGFIREHYDRANT was at the Florida National Cemetery,  attending the funeral of the last of her four uncles who served in World War II, and happened across Mr. Hendrix’s headstone. She took pictures of it and came home and did some research. She was able to obtain this World War II Vets citation from Mr. Hendrix’s Medal of Honor.

Read her blog, Saying Goodbye, about her Uncle here

Mr. Hendrix headstone reads,

James R. Hendrix, MSG, WWII, KO, VN, US Army, August 20, 1925-Nov 14, 2002, His spirit lives on.

Click here to read the original post, including what he did to receive his Medal of Honor

Today help me in remembering Mr. Hendrix, and ROAMINGFIREHYDRANTS four uncles.  Thanks to these hero’s for serving! And God bless ROAMINGFIREHYDRANT for keeping the memories alive.


  1. Great post. Given what you’re posting here, I thought you might be interested and moved by what I learned this weekend. My next door neighbor of 25 years is well into his 80s and suffering from ailing health. I asked his daughter this weekend if she thought he’d like to talk to me about his WW2 experiences for background on Al’s War, and because I’ve found some of these veterans like to be able to share their stories. She said he didn’t like to talk about it. His job through the war: recovering bodies of killed American soldiers and trying to identify them. They sent identified soldiers home and buried, as we’ve seen, unidentified and/or unidentifiable soldiers in Allied cemeteries. A miserable tour of duty for a young man and one you can imagine must be hard to move past.

    • Wow I cannot imagine what he went through. The common theme with vets are they do not want to talk about it. With experiences like that it is understandable. I have read a few of Dad’s letters when he was overseas and their letters are being censored. It will be interesting to see how much he he is able to tell. I will say a prayer for your neighbor. Today we will honor him too. very interesting, thank you.

  2. Just FYI, Roamy is a her, not a him.

  3. I so love your respect for the veterans. Thank you for their stories.

    • Thank you so much it means a lot to me.

      • You’re welcome. Very welcome.

  4. Thank you for the link and the kind words.

    • Thank you for helping to remember “The Greatest Generation.”

      And I am sorry for the loss of your Uncle’s.

  5. These beloved men are also a testimony of the strength of the parents who stood behind them, raised them and loved them. If men are brought up strong, and loved, they are better able to handle the evils in the world and better able to share love to those around them. Loving others is not a weakness and these dear men proved it! God bless them all! ❤

  6. Through your writing you are paying such a beautiful tribute to these forgotten heroes.

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