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

3:50   |   OCS was less mentally challenging than basic training but more physically challenging, at least to Jim Teixeira. The newly minted Marine officer went to Vietnam where he got his dream job, rifle platoon leader. He didn't really know what that entailed but he had some first rate help from his squad leaders.

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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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