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November 29, 2017


Cpl Leon Spinks US Marine Corps (Served 1973-1976)

by dianeshort2014

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Cpl Leon Spinks

US Marine Corps

(Served 1973-1976)

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Short Bio: According to a 2005 article Spinks says “I went into the Marines to get away from drugs. My birthday was July 11 — 7-11 — but I don’t know how lucky I was.”

He joined the Marines and won a gold medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, a member of perhaps the greatest U.S. boxing team in history (along with his brother, Michael, and Sugar Ray Leonard).

“I enjoyed the service, it’s the best thing for a young man,”

1 Comment Post a comment
  1. Ronald L Smith
    Mar 14 2018

    Pictured above is MSG Roosevelt Sanders adjusting uniform of LCPL Tony (Malo) Santana.for inspection. Thanks for sharing 1Sg R.L. Smith RET.



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