AMBASSADORS

OMAHA BEACH ORIGINAL AMBASSADORS

Gary REMEIKIS

When he was in Vietnam, Gary was attached to the 1st  Marine Airwing. He flew on helicopter CH 46 SEA KNIGHT. His helicopter was shot down in February 1968 during the tet offensive.

His father John REMEIKIS fought in World War 2.
He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. John was shot landing in France. He recovered and went on to cross the Rhin river.
Jim and Grover JENKINS at the World War 2 Memorial in Washington, DC

Jim JENKINS
Jim Jenkins served 15 months in the Philippines with the US Air Force, then spent the remainder of his 4 years with the 5th Mobile Combat Communications Group.
Upon retirement, he became a tour guide at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Grover JENKINS
Jim’s father, Grover Jenkins served as an Army combat military policeman in Germany. His duties were directing troops as they went into battle; securing, guarding and transporting  prisoners of war as well as doing patrols.

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