James Roy Bihlmeyer


















Private First Class James Roy Bihlmeyer was born on November 12, 1946 in Manchester, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Bihlmeyer. James is a 1965 graduate of Manchester High School. He worked at the Saline Plant for Ford Motor Company prior to entering the Army on May 16, 1966.

Private First Class Bihlmeyer went through Basic Training at Fort Riley, Kansas. James began his tour of duty in Long An Province, South Vietnam on December 1, 1966 serving with A Company, Second Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division as an infantryman. He died as a result of enemy small arms fire on April 15, 1967.

Private First Class James Roy Bihlmeyer is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister. He lived for 20 years, 5 months and 3days. He is resting at the Bethel Church Cemetery in Manchester, Michigan. His name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Manchester. James Roy Bihlmeyer also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 18E Line 028. 

Vietnam Wall rubbings by John Kinzinger



Judy Braun/Bauer/Prince
Older classman
Middlesex, NC., 27557, USA
I have always, wanted, to say thank you for all the fun we had at the school dances.  I have thought of you all these years and even looked up your name on The Wall in DC.  Just to be sure. You never know how a person can impact your life. I wish you had lived to dance again!

Judy - Tuesday, March 19, 2002

The above comment from www.thewall-usa.com

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The below diorama was created by the Manchester Library in Pvt. Bihlmeyer's home town.  The two images below also from the Librery.  Chapter member and Past Chapter President, Pete Belaire, came across these while he was doing research for our Memorial pages honoring our County KIAs.

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