For God and Country

Martin County Veterans Memorial www.mcvm.org

YEARS OF SERVICE: 1962-1965

BRANCH OF SERVICE: Navy

BIOGRAPHY: James (Jim) did his basic training at Newport, Rhode Island. He served on the LST 1126 and at Comphiron One Staff. Jim was also Reserve: NRSO 9-115(L) Training Officer. One of Jims most memorable events was writing orders to land the first troops in Vietnam. He got out of the service with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Jim received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Cuba and Vietnam. After the service Jim became a teacher and a coach.

SIMSER, JAMES E