James William Sampers (KIA)

Veteran from Storm Lake, IA

James William Sampers was born on January 23, 1942. According to our records Iowa was Sampers's home or enlistment state. Furthermore, we have Storm Lake listed as the city and Buena Vista County included within the archival record.


James William Sampers had enlisted in the Navy. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. Start of tour or enlistment date was December 15, 1968. Sampers had the rank of Petty Officer First Class. Occupation or specialty was Interior Communications Electrician First Class. Service number was 479500529.


Sampers experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on September 7, 1969. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "Died through hostile action, small arms fire". Incident location: South Vietnam, Gia Dinh province.

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Storm Lake, IA 50588

Buena Vista County, IA

Buena Vista County, IA

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