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Jim Teixeira | 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division - Marines

4:51   |   When Jim Teixeira saw the Sands Of Iwo Jima, he knew he would be a Marine. He didn't know when or how it would happen, but it was inevitable. It came a couple of years into college when money got tight. He enlisted, tested well and was able to go to Officer Candidate School after his basic and infantry training.

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  • Jim Teixeira  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  7:45

    The post-Vietnam period was not a great time to be a Marine. Jim Teixeira remembers how no money was available for training or much of anything. Then he got a chance to go to Ranger School and he jumped at it. It turned out to be the best training he ever received and it led to the regular commission he wanted.

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