#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Lucien Looking Glass


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Lucien “Jimmy” Looking Glass. Jimmy served during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1967.

Jimmy joined the Marine Corps in October 1961 and completed basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot in San Diego, California and Individual Training Regiment at Camp Pendleton, California. Jimmy served as a Fleet Marine Infantryman. He was stationed stateside in El Toro, California and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and overseas in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Jimmy’s deployments include Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Okinawa, Korea, mainland Japan, Hong Kong and Iwo Jima.

Jimmy first deployed to Vietnam in May 1965 and again in December 1965. During his second deployment and extended stay in Vietnam, he was injured once from a gunshot wound to the leg and once by shrapnel from an exploding mine. Jimmy was sent to various hospitals for extensive care of his wounds.

Jimmy received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, and Combat Action Ribbon.

Thank you for your service, Jimmy!

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This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

Graphic By Lilian Vo: Lilian Vo is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs and Intelligence Analysis.


Paola Santiago

Paola Santiago is a graduate student at Liberty University, studying International Relations. She is originally from Naranjito, Puerto Rico and is currently a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.



    Ooo-Rah!! Semper Fi Marine!

  2. Jim Lynch    

    I’m puzzled. In the beginning of the article we are told that Jimmy joined the USMC in Oct 1961 and served until 1967. Later we are told that he was in VN in May 1955 and again in Dec 1955 for an “extended stay”. These date frames seem contradictory…don’t they?

    1. Paola    

      It was a mistake made in the writing, it was 1965, not 1955. We did not catch that.

  3. andy    

    God Bless all the Veterans all over the world because of them we have what we have today FREEDOM

  4. andy    

    God Bless all the veterans all over the world. We are here today because of them

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