In Memory Of


James Capps

James Henry Capps; LTC, USA RT; passed away 10/01/2019.
Family and friends will always; “Hold Dear His Heart".
Services; Tuesday; 10/08/2019,
At; 5:00PM. Visitation; 4:00PM to 5:00PM At;
Berryhill Funeral Home
2305 Memorial Parkway NW,
Huntsville, Al 35810 (256) 536-9197
LTC Capps; began his career at; NGC Army ROTC Officer’s Program; Gave Outstanding Service in the defense of his country; almost 18 years.
Due to outcome of Agent Orange; LTC Capps received an Honorable Medical Discharge in 1984. Became a Military Contractor; honored for his work in defense of his country. Achieved Three Degree’s; Physics Degree Master of Science Operations Research Masters of Business Administration Defense Systems Management College; a Program Managers Certification.
Graduated Army Airborne and Ranger Schools under 101st ABN DIV. Two Tours in Vietnam; Agent Orange Disabled Veteran; whom gave his health for other’s freedom. Before his second tour in Vietnam; assigned to 9th Spt. Ctr, and the 563rd ORD Co; Wiesbaden, Germany. Supported the Patriot Program 2 Yrs. Went to Black Hawk Project, and MEDEVAC Program. Taught at UCLA. LTC Capps a proven Leader; a Team Player; Great Sense of Humor. A Loving father. Respected, Honored, Admired. He loved his USA.

This was an update from Barbara Capps, Jimmy’s wife. 

My Brother In Law; Melvin; brought to my attention that I have not placed the family in his Obituary. I was so intense on getting his history right to honor him; that I did not think to. Jim married a ready made family; we have no biological children; but to my children and to me;and to him; he is their true father. Jim loved children and he very much wanted to be a father. He adopted James; but Mary wanted to keep her families name; but to her he is her father. So his true children's names are;        Mary Ann Kennedy; age 43; Teacher and James Phillip Capps; age 39, Graphic Artist. Thank you; Barbara 

See below the picture his wife Barbara made and the commette she made. 

"Who Say's Army Can't Get Along With Air Force?
The LTC and the A1C have been friends for 32 Years.
Veteran's Day and The Fourth Of July were always fun.
When called to stand if served, we stood together; surprising many!
I'd salute him at times just for fun". — with James H. Capps.

James Henry Capps of Huntsville, Alabama | 1944 - 2019 | Obituary

U.S. Veteran

James Henry Capps; LTC, USA RT passed away 10/01/2019 at 12:10PM.
Family and friends will always; “Hold Dear His Heart”.
He is survived by his wife; Barbara Capps, Daughter; Mary Kennedy, Son; James P. Capps. His brothers and their wives; Melvin
and Wanda Capps, Larry and Brenda Capps, Edward and Susan Capps.
Time Of Service: Tuesday, October 08,2019 at 5:00PM.
Time Of Visitation: 4:00PM to 5:00PM.
At: Berryhill Funeral Home; 2305 Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL
LTC Capps began his career with entering the NGC Army ROTC Officer’s Program.
He achieved many Degrees In Higher Education.
06/05/1966 North Georgia College BOS Degree (Physics).
09/24/1971 U.S. Naval Postgraduate School MOS in Operations
12/10/1982 Defense Systems Management College and NCMA;
Business Management Module Of Program Managers Course.
09/1988 Florida Institute Of Technology; MOB Administration;
Field Artillery Officers Basic Course, Airborne and Ranger Schools.
1st assignment with the 101st Airborne Division, Kentucky. Transferred to 1st Brigade 101st ABN
DIV Vietnam; Two Tours, second one after Wiesbaden, Germany
Assignment; 9th Spt. Ctr, and Commander; 563d Ordnance Co. 3d
Ordnance Battalion 59 Ordnance Brigade.
LTC Capps was a Certified Agent Orange Disabled Veteran; who
gave his health for Other’s Freedom. He achieved 17 years, 11
months, and 26 Days of Outstanding Military Service before his
Honorable; Medical Discharge June 01,1984. In his Military Career,
James H. Capps received Accommodations for his Outstanding
Service To His Country:
09/25/1969 - The Army Commendation Medal Meritorious Ser- vices; 10/18/1968 to 01/08/1969.
05/18/1976 - The Army Commendation Medal Is Oak Leaf Cluster
Meritorious Services; 3/1973 to 7/1976.
06/06/1978 - The Army Commendation Medal 2nd Oak Leaf
Cluster Meritorious Services; Assistant Professor Of Military Science; UCLA Army ROTC Program; Outstanding Leadership; established a High Success ROTC Extension Program. 07/01/1976 to
05/26/1982 - The Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army Europe,
9th Logistic Center, 21st Support Command, As Commander
563d Ordnance Co. 3d Ordnance Battalion - 59 Ordnance Brigade;
Outstanding Leadership accomplished Mission and Training. Support 06/1979 to 06/1982.
04/26/1984 - The Meritorious Service Medal, Ist Oak Leaf Cluster,
Ordnance Corps, U.S. Army 12/15/1982 to 05/31/1984 Exceptional
Meritorious Service Patriot Project Office.
LTC Capps Served as A Team Member of The Black Hawk Project,
and MEDEVAC Program. Once Retired he became a Civilian Military Contractor; honored for his work.
James Henry Capps; LTC, USA RT A Proven Leader; A True Patriot, A
Loving Father, Respected, Honored, Admired. He loved his United
States Of America.



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10/02/19 04:08 PM #1    

Joyce Byrd (Slaughter)

Thank you for your service to your Country.

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