The USS Antietam Association has adopted a Navy and Marine POW/MIA through Operation Just Cause. Below is the story of Corporal James F. Worth USMC
Name: James F. Worth
Rank/Branch: USMC, E4
Unit: SU1, 1 Anglico
Date of Birth: 11 Dec 1951
Home: Hillside, Md.
Date of loss: 01 April 1972
Country of loss: S Vietnam
Status (in 1973): Missing
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
On April 1, 1972 Corporal Worth was the naval member of a gunfire liaison team in Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province.  This incident coincided with the launching of the Spring 1972 offensive by the Vietnam People's Army.  Corporal Worth's team was hit by a heavy ground attack and was forced to withdraw.  At that point, Corporal Worth was determined to be missing.  On the afternoon of April 2nd Corporal Worth came up on the radio with a message that he was on his way overland to Dong Ha.  He never arrived.  Corporal Worth was initally declared missing and in December 1976 was declared dead/body not recovered.  He was never reported alive in the Vietnamese prison system.

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