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

3:11   |   We won all the battles. How could we "lose" the war? It was the political evolution in the country, according to Jim Teixeira who was a Marine rifle platoon leader there. He describes the change in leadership in the Marine Corps that seemed to be a change for the worse.

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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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