“I really think it was Jim’s nature to reach out and help people in any way he could,” said Jerry Fivecoate, commander of DAV 28. “You would always see Jim at most of the veterans’ events in the community.”
Like most veterans who saw war firsthand, Ault didn’t talk much about his personal service.
“Those are all nightmares,” he said in a 2009 interview. “Like with most veterans, you try to avoid it. You don’t talk about it. What is important is [to] not let those veterans be forgotten and not take for granted those veterans today. Our freedoms are not cheap.”
Funeral services for Jim Ault will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home and Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with military honors. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.stoutandson.com.