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

5:24   |   Life in the field got miserable when Jim Teixeira was socked in by bad weather and there was no resupply for quite a while. Rations and old cigarettes were at a premium. Out on patrol there was the sound of pigs and an old farmer suddenly appeared. What were they going to do with him?

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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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