CPT James "Jimmy" O. Atkinson was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/30/2006 at the age of 63.4 from Lung cancer
Saint Petersburg, FL
Date of Birth 07/27/1943
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HMM-361 in 65
This information was provided by Popa A Smoke

More detail on this person: Obit = It is with regret that I must inform you of the passing of Jimmy Atkinson Jr., HMM-361, on December 30, 2006. His wife Karen called to let me know the bad news. Submitted by Norm Whitbeck. Copied from the Spring 2007 Pop A Smoke. There was a full-page story on Jimmy in this issue written by Sonny Vergara.

I was a MARCAD (Marine Aviation Cadet) with Jimmy. Jimmy flew UH-34s in Vietnam on the first tour and became a fighter pilot after that tour. He returned to Vietnam flying A-4 Skyhawk. After he left the USMC, he spent 20 years delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service in St. Petersburg. From: Sonny Vergara

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