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Zach Johnson | 1st Force Reconnaissance Company - Marines

4:47   |   His father and his uncles served in World War II and, with a war brewing in Vietnam, Zach Johnson had no problem following their lead. During one hectic week, he graduated from Villanova, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and got married. When he got to Vietnam, they put him in a Recon Battalion which was fine with him.

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Cold War
  • Zach Johnson  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  6:20

    The first job for Zach Johnson after his combat tour was at the Marine Security Guard Battalion, which placed elite Marines at American embassies and consulates. Then it was years at Quantico in various training positions. After his twenty years in the Corps, he went to work for Booz Allen Hamilton doing support work for the Marines.

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