U.S. Marine Corps 1966–1968


James Foley joined the Marine Corps in 1966 and was sent to Vietnam in 1967. 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.


Jim Foley taking a break


Jim Foley with a gun crew


Jim Foley with the book in which he’s mentioned


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