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

5:14   |   Up in I Corps, Jim Teixeira's platoon was out a lot but they were finding no NVA. That all changed with Operation Dewey Canyon. They went out on long patrols around their fire base and he lost his first Marine, a point man who stumbled on some NVA. Then there was the excruciating wait for a chopper to evacuate the body.

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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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