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Born October 30th 1937 to Clifton and Hazel Stewart in Madison, Indiana. James C. Stewart Sergeant First Class, Retired Army passed away on May 7, 2022.
After growing up near Madison, Indiana in 1955, he was a proud graduate of Central High School. Prior to a 20 year Army Career, which included 2 tours of duty both in Germany, Korea and a 1967-1968 combat tour in Vietnam. He also had brief stopover visits in Scotland, Ireland, New Foundland, Labrador, Bermuda, The Azores, Okinawa, Guam, Japan, Alaska and Hawaii; however, his home since 1960 has been El Paso, Texas.
Although his father, Clifton preceded him in death in 1997, he is survived by the loves of his life: Wife Tammy, daughter Sherry and husband Patrick and grandchildren Aaron and Alexis of Texas; mother Hazel, brother Clair of Tennessee, brothers Ron and Don, sisters Virginia and Wanda – all of Indiana and sons Jeff and Steve of Louisville, KY.
Life member of P.V.A., El Paso DAV #10, Chapter #10 of Veterans of the Vietnam War, 101st Airborne Div Vietnam Veterans and 1st Brigade, separate.
For his Army service he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device, Purple Heart medal, Meritorious Service Medal, ARMY Commendation Medal with 1 OLC, Good Conduct Medal 6TH award, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars, Korean Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon. Also while a member of his 2 Vietnam “quad .50” units, E BTRY 41st ARTY, G BTRY 65th ARTY, they were awarded a combined total of 3 Presidential Unit Citations (2 ARMY/1 NAVY), 1 VUC, 1 MUC, and 2 Republic of Vietnam Unit Citations, the Cross of Gallantry and the “Civic Action Honor Medal 1st Class” (Conthien/ Palm Leaf).
He was also a retired semi-truck driver with over 1.8 million miles through every state through Ontario, Canada.
Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with a Prayer Service at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass Drive. Funeral Service will begin at 11:30am on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Homes. Committal Service to follow at 1:00pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full Military Honors. (East Shelter) Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit his online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
5:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Friday, May 20, 2022
11:30am - 12:30pm (Mountain time)
Friday, May 20, 2022
1:00 - 1:30pm (Mountain time)
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
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