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James Zippay
E4 Corporal - Marine Corps
James Zippay

Highest Rank: E4 Corporal
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

Awards and Citations

  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (Good behavior and actions)
12/1/1978 - 12/1/1982
Honored by Matt Brooks

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