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Interview with Jim Ray
Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.
Interview Date
11 March 2004
Jim Ray Collection
Media Type
Oral History
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(USMC) Jimmy M. Ray, originally from Dallas, Texas served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 until 1960 and again from 1965 until 1983. Jim was sent to South Vietnam in August 1966 and served as Platoon Commander of 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, from September 1966 until February 1967 in and around the Da Nang/Marble Mountain area of operations. From March through September 1967, he served as the Civic Action Officer for the 1st Tank Battalion responsible for the hamlet of Then Phong Bac, located at the junction of Route 1 and the Song Cau Do River due south of Da Nang. Jim retired from the Marine Corps in 1983 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Interview conducted by Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.
Interview with Jim Ray,  11 March 2004, Jim Ray Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 1 Dec. 2015. <>.
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OH0352, Jim Ray Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 7 May 2004[Updated: 31 Jan 2008]

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