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Helme, James

James B. Helme U.S. Marine Corps WWII
James B. Helme U.S. Marine Corps WWII

Date of Birth: 4/27/1924
Died On: 6/7/1996 Last Residence: 37215 Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
Street Address: 21 Greenleaf St
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps-WWII

Veteran Code: USMC-24

James B. Helme was born in New York in 1924. In Rye his family lived at 21 Greenleaf St. James served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Taking an Engineering Course
James B. Helme, Jr. , U. S. M. C. son of Mrs. Van Deren Helme ot Mendota Avenue, is now at Cornell University taking a course in engineering.
THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, July 16. 1943

Had a card from Pvt. James B. Helme, Jr. telling us hes at the recruit depot at Parris Island, S. C
THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, November 17, 1944

Jim died June 7, 1996, at home in Nashville, Tenn.

He had just attended our 50th reunion, where he enjoyed renewing friendships. A Choate School honors graduate, Jim entered Princeton in the summer of 1942. A premed student, he joined the Marines and became a member of the famous Cornell Princeton wartime contingent, later becoming a first lt.

In 1945 he returned to Princeton to graduate in 1947 with honors in biology. Gaining his MD at U. of Washington in 1952, Jim practiced pediatrics in Nashville, and taught at Meharry Medical College.

He served as medical director of the Nashville Drug Treatment Center and Tennessee State Prison and Hospital. A lifelong, avid stamp collector, Jim became a renowned expert on Colombia, Panama, and Canal Zone issues, winning international gold medals for exhibits and publications.
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