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Jim McGinnis

Jim, retired from being a Sales Rep in the Drug Wholesale Distributor Business after 40 + years.

He was drafted into the U S Army in October 1965, and served with the 196th. Light Infantry Brigade until July 1967 after a year “Tour of Duty” from July 1966 to 1967; The first Light Infantry Brigade in the U S Army. Jim’s MOS 11-Bravo served with Delta Co 3/21 .as a Senior Scout Observer in a Recon Platoon.

Jim lives with his wife, Beverly of 40 + years, has one married son, Jim Jr. who lives in Allendale, N. J.

Jim is a Life Member in the following organizations: 196th. Light Infantry Brigade Assoc., VFW Post 5702 in Franklin Lakes N. J. , DAV Post 32, in Bergenfield, N. J;, and VVA Post 0800 in Little Ferry, N.J.

Jim had been looking forward for a long time to being a Volunteer Tour Guide at the Foundation to share facts and stories, that only a Vietnam Veteran can offer and to keep the memories alive of all those Brave Heroes on our Memorial.

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