Pfc. James Michael Aston

USMC

Mike Aston - KIA Vietnam 1969

2/26th Marines, Hotel Company

Wichita Falls, Texas

1950-1969

James Michael Aston, Mike Aston, James Aston, 2/26th Marines, Hotel Co, Hotel Company, Vietnam, 2/26, United States Marines, USMC, Wichita Falls, High School, 1968, 1969, April 13, 1950, March 19, 1969, Texas, TX,
Ruby Joyce Aston holding baby James Michael Aston, 1950



James Robert Aston holding James Michael Aston
May 1950








Mike Aston, 5 years 9 months



Mike and his brother and sister, 1955






 

James Michael Aston, Mike Aston, Wichita Falls, TX, Vashti, TX, Wichita Falls High School, 1968, USMC, United States Marine Corp, Marines, Vietnam, KIA, Killed in Action, 1969
Mike on the upper left.



The young aspiring football player.





At Buffalo Bill Cody's  Cemetery, Golden, Colorado









Getting ready to go to church. 





Mike's family.






Pole vaulting in the backyard.

 






Varsity Team
Catching that Pass 1967
Hirschi High School Game
 
 
Awarded Letterman's  Jacket 1967



James Michael Aston
1968 Graduate
Wichita Falls High School, Wichita Falls, Texas




Senior Year Western Dance   1968


Mike & "Tiger" the Family Pet


Maybe Mike is on a short leave before going to Vietnam


January 1969


Mike and his Sister and Brother



Mike with Sister and Mom, Joyce Aston



Mike at the Airport with his Dad, James Aston



Joyce Aston Looking at Her Son for the Last Time



Mike Aston on the USS Okinawa off the Coast of Vietnam
January 21, 1969

 
Last Known Photo of Mike Aston on ship -  Curtis Newton in background
Vietnam
Probably February 1969

James Michael Aston, Mike Aston, USS Okinawa, USMC, Vietnam, 1969
Donald Bowerman, left; Mike Aston, 2nd from left; Curtis Newton, right
Flight Deck of USS Okinawa


Michael William VanDam, Mike VanDam, Michael W. VanDam, Michael Van Dam, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, corpsman, 2/26th Marines, 1969, Vietnam, USN, Navy, United States Navy, Kalamazoo, MI, Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, USMC, United States, Marine Corps, Navy, Beth VanDam, VanDam, Associates, William Livingston McCormick, Wild Bill, Jerry Parkhusrt,
Michael William VanDam
1947-2015
Corpsman who attended at Mike's death.





The United States Marine Corps Honor Gurad at Mike Aston's Funeral
Vashti, Texas




Mike's Mother was Buried with his Medals Next to Him in 2004
Aston Burial Plot, Vashti, Texas


Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Wall”

Washington, D.C.



 

The End & The Beginning


And we know that all things work together for good

to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.