In Memory

J. D. Arnett

Viet Nam Casuality

James Douglas Arnett. is buried in Pond Creek Cemetry, Pond Creek, Oklahoma.  Gate 3, South D section by a large bush.

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05/26/17 10:00 PM #1    

Robert/Bob Chenault

I grew up with J.D since kindergarten. Was one of my best friends through school, cub scouts and many various adventures. Still miss him to this day. Love ya man...

05/27/17 07:58 PM #2    

Warren Zittel

He was a good guy.

06/21/17 09:35 AM #3    

Karen Cox (Wohlwend)

For some reason, I couldn't get Warren's link to work. But I found the following on the Virtual Wall website: 

James Douglas Arnett
Private First Class
Army of the United States
Wichita, Kansas
January 24, 1949 to September 15, 1968
JAMES D ARNETT is on the Wall at Panel W44, Line 61



06/28/17 10:55 PM #4    

Jeanette Hill (Safarik)

I remember JD from 5th grade at Woodland. He had a song "Oh Dem Bones" that he got excited about when we sang it in class. It always reminds me of him and makes me smile.We weren't close but he was one of those people that stands out in my memory and I won't forget.

09/30/17 09:01 PM #5    

Ed Raymond

JD, James Douglas, and I becamed good friends at Marshall Jr. High. We played basketball and ran track together.  Later in High School at North we lived just down the street from each other.  Craig Staats, Terry Stafford, Ron Talbet, BoyceArnett and I hung out and shared many adventures.  Many weekends were spent at JD's house on Woodland where all kinds of mischief was conjured up and set afoot..  We spent hours working on our old cars hoping they would run the coming weekend.  Boyce and JD on occassion would have disagreements as brothers will do.  I will always remember returning from a peach orchard in an old 54 ford that their mom had.  We picked several baskets of peaches and were all enjoying the fruits of our labor when JD decided to toss a rotten peach out the window.  Boyce was driving, I was in the middle of the front seat, JD was riding shotgun.  JD's window would not roll down so Boyce's window was the only one open in the frront of the car.  JD threw the bad peach  towards the drivers window but was a little off and splattered Boyce in the face with his errant throw.  Boyce went through me to get to JD.  I realized we were going 60 mph without anyone holding the steering wheel.  I struggled to get to the wheel while JD and Boyce pummeled each other.  Wow, I was glad when JD apologized to Boyce and ended the conflict. After HS we all searched for a direction to follow and JD decided to become a soldier.  He wanted to pursue the adventure of travel and experience the military as a possible career.  He also believed that America was the best country in the world and wanted to fight to protect our freedom and those who were unable to protect their own.  When I visited Washington, DC, several years ago I went to the Viet Nam Wall to find his name and remember him as a good friend.  

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