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James Loy

Premontre HS 1966
2020 Academic Division: Military

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James was born in Green Bay on May 20, 1947 to Walter and Viola Rentmeester Loy. He graduated from Premontre High School in 1966 and was sent to Vietnam as a Hospitalman with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

On January 11, 1968, he was part of a patrol proceeding along the safety lane within a minefield while on an ambush mission near Con Thien when the squad was inadvertently led into the mined area. Within minutes, two mines detonated simultaneously, wounding three Marines. HN Loy heard the explosions and unhesitatingly moved from the rear of the squad, entered the minefield, and administered first-aid treatment. Realizing that the life of one seriously injured Marine depended on his immediate evacuation to a medical facility, and aware that it would take considerable time to clear a path through the minefield, HN Loy carefully prepared the injured man for transport and began carrying his comrade from the minefield. HN Loy had advanced approximately thirty meters when he was mortally wounded by an exploding mine. He was 20 years old. He was married to Theresa and had a son, Rob, born six months after James’ death. Hospitalman James Loy was awarded a Silver Star Medal with a citation for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as well as a Purple Heart.

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