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

5:44   |   It was overwhelming and it happened fast. Marine Lieutenant Jim Teixeira went from the States to Okinawa and from there to Da Nang and points north until he found himself on an idyllic beach with the 9th Marines. There were a couple of months before the action was heavy and that was good. He could get his feet under him as a new platoon leader.

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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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