Jimmy Hess

B & D Companies 1968
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Jimmy passed away in 2012. Rest in Peace our Brother.

Jimmy, a.k.a. as “The Jolly Green Giant,” humped the 90mm Recoilless Rifle (with two rounds) into the A Shau Valley. Suppose it was because I’m 6′-8″? Lots of reinforced concrete bunkers there that an M-72 LAW couldn’t penetrate. Was hit in the August air strike and made my way home.

Now living in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, close to my kids and grandkids.

hessJust after Basic in 1964

hess1Pinning Jump Wings on in 1966


Jump School Graduation in Germany