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James Zippay Marine Corps

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Highest Rank: E4 Corporal
Entered Service: 12/1/1978
Exited Service: 12/1/1982
Foreign Service Length: just the time on the USS Guam
Continental Service Length: 3 years 6 months
Location of Service: USS Guam and Camp Laggon in North Carolina
Gender: male
Basic Training: Jungle School, Panama
Service Related Injury: none
Military Position: Corporal
Place of Separation: Camp Laggon in North Carolina
From City: Westerville
From State: Ohio
Current City: Westerville
Current State: Ohio
My War Stories
  19/1978 I joined the Marines because i wanted to be a part of something challenging and important and wanted to be a part of their proud tradition
  1980 One time I lost a rifle and the head man thought i was trying to smuggle it out of the camp. The man was a strong christian and he prayed that they would find it and sure enough it was him that found the rifle. That brought me closer to God.
  1980 A service helicopter crashed into the USS Guam that Jim was on. It killed 2 soldiers
  1982 I encourge young people who know exactly what they want to do to join. Most young people should try it, its a good learning experience. It helps you mature, and it brought me closer to God. Its enjoyable at times and its good for alot of people

My War Awards
  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (Good behavior and actions)