Roth, James Lawrence, Sr. (P3, C1, L38)
Technical Sergeant James Lawrence Roth of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, a member of the 123rd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, died of a heart attack on 14 June 1989 at work at the Air Base. Immediate aid was given but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was a full-time technician and Noncommissioned Office In Charge (NCOIC) of the machine shop at the base at the time of his death. Roth joined the Kentucky Air National Guard in June 1973 following active duty with the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Marine Corps in July 1966 as a private and was promoted to Sergeant before he left the Marine Corps in July 1970 as an aircraft structural mechanic. His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Air Crew Insignia, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Air Medal with two devices.
The Courier-Journal Louisville, Kentucky 15 Jun 1989, Thu · INDIANA EDITION · Page 8
James L. Roth Sr., 42, died Wednesday at Humana Hospital-Audubon.
He was a technician for the Kentucky Air National Guard, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Enlisted Men's Association and Ahrens High School Alumni Association.
Survivors: his wife, the former Mary Wermuth; two sons, Larry and Michael Roth; his mother, Edith Roth; and two stepsons, Keith and Kevin Taylor.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, Embry-Bosse Funeral Home, 2712 Preston Highway, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.