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242nd Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

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5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NM

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We request the pleasure of your company at the 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball and Celebration of the 101st Anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve

Major General James E. Livingston, MoH, USMC Ret

Major General James E. Livingston, MoH, USMC Ret

Join us in welcoming MajGen James E. Livingston as our Guest of Honor to our celebration of the birthday of the Marine Corps.

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1962, following graduation from Auburn University. Early assignments included service as a Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer, and as a Recruit Training Regiment Series Commander.

Promoted to Captain in June 1966, General Livingston served as the Commanding Officer of the Marine detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, before joining the 3rd Marine Division (Reinforced) in the Republic of Vietnam in August 1967.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor on 2 May 1968 by going beyond the call of duty while serving as Commanding Officer, Company E. He led his company action against enemy forces on the heavily fortified village of Dai Do. Although twice painfully wounded by grenade fragments, he refused medical treatment and courageously led his men in the destruction of over 100 mutually supporting bunkers, driving the remaining enemy from their positions, and relieving the pressure on the stranded marine company. Wounded a third time and unable to walk, he steadfastly remained in the dangerously exposed area, deploying his men to more tenable positions and supervising the evacuation of casualties. Only when assured of the safety of his men did he allow himself to be evacuated. Capt. Livingston's gallant actions uphold the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.

His decorations include the Medal of Honor; Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal, with Combat “V”; Purple Heart, Third Award; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, Second Award; Navy Commendation Medal, with Combat “V”; Combat Action ribbon, Second Award; and

Major General James E. Livingston retired on September 1, 1995 following over 33 continuous years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. His last assignment was the Commander of the Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans, Louisiana. In retirement he served as a Board Member and Chairman of the National World War II Museum Foundation in New Orleans, Board Member of First Bank & Trust, New Orleans, Bank of Amite, Amite, LA, and Columbus Data, Dallas, TX, an ATM processing company where he was also a minority owner.

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