AT1 James Le Roy Roach
May 4, 1937 – April 15, 1969
James was living in Jacksonville, Arkansas when he enlisted in the U.S Navy. Trained as an Aviation Electronics Technician (AT), he was crew member of an EC-121 surveillance aircraft.
On April 15, 1969, while on a surveillance mission over the Sea of Japan in support of the Korean truce, the EC-121 aircraft he was flying in was shot down. All 31 crewmen were reported missing. He was presumed dead on May 2, 1969.
AT1 Roach was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal.
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, California
Plot: MA 0 123