James Stancell

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 29
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 36 / 38
Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1928
Neighborhood: Overbrook
High School: South Philadelphia High School
Street: Hobart Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SSGT
Date of Casualty: 31-Jan-1968
Province of Casualty: Bien Hoa
The 39-year-old career soldier saw action in three wars. He enlisted in the Army at 15 and served in World War II and Korea before being assigned to Vietnam, where he was a medical specialist and section sergeant in Headquarters Company, 326th Medical Battalion, 101st Air-borne Division. The staff sergeant died near Saigon on Jan. 31, 1968, the day after the Viet Cong launched the Tet Offensive. He was survived by his wife, a son, daughter and stepdaughter.