James Elvin Thornton
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HQ Company 4th Marine Regiment
3rd Marine Division

Born July 27.1948 Raleigh Mississippi.

Enlisted in Marine Corps, July 29th, 1965 New Orleans, Louisiana age 17.

MCRD San Diego California: 1 Sept 65.
Infantry Training Recruits Camp Pendleton California: Nov 65.
Communications School, School Battalion, Camp Del Mar California: Dec 65. MOS 2543

H&S Company 2nd Shore Party Battalion, Camp Lejeune N.C.: Jan 66 to Aug 66
TAD 1st Battalion 6th Marines Feburary 66 to June 66.

Released from TAD 1st Bn. 6th Marines June 66 to H&S Co. 2nd Shore Party Bn.
Volunteered for Westpacgrnfor, Viet Nam August 66.

Arrived Da Nang RVN Nov 1966 Transferred for duty to 4th Marines.
Communications Platoon,Hqco 4th Marines, 3rdMarDiv Viet Nam: Nov 66 to Mar 68.

Extended tour of duty Sept 67,

WIA March 16th 1968 Camp Carroll RVN.

Medevac to Naval Hospital Pensecola Fla, Mar 68 to Aug. 68.

Transferred to H&HS Squadron 2nd Marine Air Wing Cherry Point N.C.Aug. 68.
Discharged Convienence to Government June 19th 1969.
20% Disability: Residual shell fracture Left Arm.0% hearing loss: 0% Scars.

Highest rank obtained E-5 Sergeant.

Education: GED Marine Corps Training Institude Washington, D.C.
Hinds Jr. College, 1973: Distribution and Marketing:
Jackson State University: Business 74-76

Currently married since 1998: Wife's name: Denise Marie
Children: 1 Daughter, Regina Michelle : Prior Marrage 1st Wife
Grandchildren: 2, Chloe Olivia, and Tyler Chase.

Residence: 1241 Monterey Road, Pearl Mississippi 39208
Phone: (H) 601-932-4291 (C) 601-832-7257

Hobbies: Chess. Fishing: College Football Fan