Pfc. James Michael Aston


Mike Aston - KIA Vietnam 1969

2/26th Marines, Hotel Company

Wichita Falls, Texas


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
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
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.