|Elton "Bud" Simmons|
U.S. Marine Corps
PROMOTED- Elton Simmons, son of Mrs. Susie Ramshur, New Orleans, was recently promoted from PFC to L-CPL at Camp Pendelton, California. He has been serving in the Marine Corps for 16 months and is presently in the 1st Battalion at Camp Pendleton. He received his basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina.
This clipping was given to me by a cousin, Daisy Rae (Johnson) Smith. It was published sometime in 1965-66. Elton Simmons, my maternal uncle, entered the Marine Corps in 1964 at the age of nineteen. He served on the front lines during the Vietnam Conflict and received numerous recognitions for his service, including the Purple Heart. Other recognitions awarded to him include the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Bronze Star, Presidential Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation, Good Conduct medal, Vietnamese Expeditionary medal and the Vietnamese medal.