American Legion Post 280 Commander - Marines
Jim was born and raised in Benton. He graduated BCHS on the 23rd of May 1963. On the 24th of May
1963 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was released from active duty on the 14th of October 1966. He was a Bandsman with the 1st Marine Division Band. Later he was a Drill Instructor at MCRD, San Diego teaching COD and Marine Corps Tactics.
He and his wife, Marti, have been married for 25 years.