McJimsey, Gary, SP 6

Medical Department (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 6
Current/Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
91C20-Clinical Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 91C20, HHC, 1st Medical Battalion
Previously Held MOS
91A10-Medical Corpsman
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition

Specialist 6

One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Medical Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
Society of 1st Infantry Division 28th Infantry Regiment AssociationArmy Together We ServedDustoff Association
Chapter 933Army Historical FoundationCentral California Chapter
  2009, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2009, 28th Infantry Regiment Association [Verified]
  2009, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, Dustoff Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 933 (Member) (Fresno, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Army Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2013, Association of United States Army (AUSA), Central California Chapter (Member) (Fresno, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Gary's Parents:
Father - Pearl Jasper McJimsey 10/06/1910 - Deceased.
Mother - Aletha Bell (Boston) McJimsey 09/09/1909 - Deceased.
Buried - Crescent City Cemetery, Del Norte County, Crescent City, California.

Richard 08/30/1932 - Deceased.  Served in US Navy.
Robert 1934 - Deceased.  Buried Delta City Cemetery, Delta County, Colorado.
Karl 11/09/1940.  Served in US Navy.

Ronda 09/30/1950.

Married June 6, 1964.
Jeanette 12/25/1944 Retired February 2014.

Jeanette's Parents:
Earl Wells 05/10/1905 - 03/30/1976.
Alma (Smith) Wells 10/03/1907 - 10/23/1995.
Buried - Fort Bragg, California.

Neal Wells 03/31/1935.
Richard Wells 04/27/1936 - 09/07/2010. Buried - Ukiah, California.

Arlene 07/21/1943.
Other Comments:


Republic of South Vietnam

Military Service

February 1968 - February 1969

First Infantry Division

1st Infantry Division (Forward)
America's First Infantry Division
No Mission Too Difficult
No Sacrifice Too Great
Duty First
Society of 1st Infantry Division - Logo 

28th Infantry Regiment
Black Lions
Lions of Cantigny

Coat of Arms - Black Lions - Image From 28th Infantry Regiment Association web site

Vincit Amor Patriae
Love of Country Conquers

First Medical Battalion


1st Medical Battalion

In Omnia Promptus = Ready for Everything.
A Distinctive Unit Insignia / Coat of Arms worn on each shoulder
top of the dress Class A uniform.
This Unit Insignia was worn on my Class A uniform
due to my assignment / service to the 1st Medical Battalion
1st Infantry Division Support Command in
Di An South Vietnam from August 1968 - Feb 1969.

Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device
1 1/8 inches in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned
(Coat of Arms): Sanguine (reddish brown color),
a bear passant Proper (a walking California Bear);
on a chief Argent (silver metal) a cross of Malta
of the field (eight-pointed Maltese Cross of the
Order of St John of Jerusalem).
Attached below the shield is a Silver scroll inscribed
in maroon letters.

Symbolism: The shield is sanguine, with the chief in silver,
the colors of its predecessor, an organization of the
Medical Department.
The bear denotes that the unit was organized at
Camp Fremont, California.
The cross of Malta was a device used by the first
exclusively military medical organization,
the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem,
which was formed in 1118.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia
was originally approved for the 8th Medical Regiment
on 2 March 1934. It was re-designated for the
8th Medical Battalion on 28 November 1939.
The insignia was re-designated for the 1st Medical Battalion
on 6 August 1940.
It was amended to add the motto on 16 June 1967.
The insignia was re-designated for the 201st Support Battalion
with the description and symbolism amended on 5 June 1987.



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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), A/3d2
  1966, U. S. Army Medical Training Center (Fort Sam Houston, TX), D1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. ArmySurgical/Evacuation Hospital Units1st Medical Battalion1st Battalion, 28th Infantry
1st Infantry Division
  1966-1966, (91A AIT) Medical Corpsman Course
  1966-1967, 91A10, (91C AIT) Clinical Specialist Course
  1967-1968, 91C20, AMEDD Activity Fort Ord, CA
  1968-1968, 91C20, D Company, 1st Medical Battalion
  1968-1968, 91C20, HHC, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry
  1968-1969, 91C20, 1st Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 91C20, HHC, 1st Medical Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Biola UniversitySanta Rosa Junior CollegeMonterey Peninsula CollegeCalifornia State University, Fresno
Fresno City College
  1962-1963, Biola University
  1963-1963, Santa Rosa Junior College
  1969-1970, Monterey Peninsula College
  1971-1972, California State University, Fresno
  2002-2004, Fresno City College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Steve Brinkmeier Photos of 1st Bn/28th Inf Reg/1st Inf Div, Quan Loi 196812
  Other Photos / Images7
  Vietnam General Photos 1968 - 19695
  Clifton Keene, Cpl WWII Deceased - San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery3
  Ken Brown Photos, SSG C Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Reg, 1st Infan Div 1968 -19691
  Thu Duc Area, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 19681
  Cemetery II NDP, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment RVN 196817
  Quan Loi Base, HQ 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, RVN 19682
  Lai Thieu Village, Duong Hoa Orphanage MEDCAP RVN 11-19684
  Forum Photos3
  John Hoff Photos HHC/1st BN/28th Infn Reg/1st Infn Div RVN 19687
  General Photos1
  Feb 14, 1966, Military Friends
  Jun 30, 1967, El Paso, TX - William Beaumont Army Hospital - Clinical Specialist Course 91C20 1966-19673
  Jun 30, 1967, El Paso, TX Other Photos & Info 09/1966 to 06/30/19671
  Apr 09, 1968, Song Be NDP, RVN 19682
  Apr 10, 1968, Song Be MEDCAP Operaton, RVN April 196813
  May 16, 1968, Lai Khe Base / Air Strip May 1968, RVN3
  Jul 01, 1968, Phu Loi Base Camp & Phu Loi NDP, RVN 07-1968 Photos10
  Jul 01, 1968, Mourning Soldier & Tomb of Unknown Fallen Soldier RVN 19683
  Jul 10, 1968, Cemetery I NDP, Thu Duc Area, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, RVN 19686
  Aug 01, 1968, Di An, 1st Medical Battalion / 1st Infantry Division / HHC & A Co 1968 - 1969 BBQ15
  Aug 01, 1968, Di An, 1st Medical Battalion / 1st Infantry Division / HHC & A Company Aid Station 1968 - 1969 10
  Aug 01, 1968, Di An, 1st Medical Battalion / 1st Infantry Division - Other Photos 1968 - 196911
  Aug 01, 1968, Di An, 1st Medical Battalion / 1st Infantry Division - Dustoff Helicopter Pad - Aid Station4
  Sep 12, 1968, CPT Samuel Gilmore Umstot, KIA 12 Sept 1968 RVN7
  Dec 12, 1968, An Lac Orphanage MEDCAP, Saigon RVN 12-1968. A very famous orphanage in Vietnam.12
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