James C. Foley

U.S. Marine Corps 1966–1968

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Jim Foley joined the Marine Corps in early 1966 because he wanted adventure. He was sent to Vietnam, where he served with the 3rd Marine Division in the infantry as a machine gunner team leader. Foley took part in the Tet Offensive in 1968, and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during that action.

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