Navy Veteran Death, Obituary – We are deeply saddened to inform you that Navy Veteran James Morgan Yellow Eagle passed away very recently. This news has came to our attention very recently. James was born in Denton, Texas, in 1944, and his birthday is April 9th. James’s year of birth is 1944. His early education was completed in the Texas city of Killeen. James enlisted in the Navy in July of 1962 with the objective of working his way up to the position of aircraft technician. He was a member of the crew of the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2), which was the first amphibious assault ship to be purpose-built from the keel up as a helicopter carrier.
She was the flagship of her class and the first ship of her class to be so designed. During World War II, he was a crew member on this vessel. On August 17, 1965, the Iwo Jima departed from Subic Bay in order to make its way to Vung Tau in the Republic of Vietnam in order to take part in the operation known as Starlite. It was the first important offensive action that was done by a combat unit that was composed exclusively of American soldiers during the Vietnam War and it took place from August 18 to August 24, 1965. The war was in Vietnam. (The following information was taken directly from the Operation Starlite entry on Wikipedia.)
After some time had passed, James was sent to the Navy Beach Jumper Unit 1, which is where he served. When the United States was engaged in the Vietnam War, it was the job of the Navy Beach Jumper Teams to carry out psychological operations as well as tactical deception. James was given an honorable release from the service in the month of August in the year 1966.