James Bath’s Command and Control North 9CCN) end of tour plaque. The award has a brass presentation plate that is engraved: SFC JAMES O. BATH, USARV, TAG (TF1AE), 9 APR 71 – 4 APR 72.
James D. Bath served two tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1966 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG) Forward Operational Base #2 (FOB#2), Recon Company assigned to Spike Team Colorado. He returned for a second tour in 1971 with MAC V SOG, Command and Control North (CCN) / Task Force 1 Advisory Element (TF1AE), Recon Company, assigned as the Recon Company First Sergeant. During the veteran’s tour, he participated in the third MAC V SOG, High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Combat Jump on June 22, 1971 with Recon Team Waugh.
Master Sergeant (E-8) Bath retired from the Army in 1976 after twenty years’ service with twenty-four months in Vietnam.