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