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

5:25   |   It was near the Laotian border that Jim Teixeira's Marines were ambushed. They won that fight but were then nearly killed by their own air power in a classic Vietnam screw up. They were there to intercept traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The built up infrastructure was very elaborate.

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Cold War
  • 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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