Wings the Marines of HMM-165
1972
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This photo page is dedicated to Col James Arthur "Big Jim" McGinn, HMM-165's Commanding Officer from 19 July 1975 to 20 July 1976. Col. McGinn passed away 21 July 2004. Be sure to read the poignant essay published in the 28 May 2009 edition of The Patriot Post regarding the futile effort of retired Marine aviator Mike McGinn to deliver a wreath to his father's grave on a Memorial Day. Thanks to Col. McGinn's children, Maryalice Vickers and Mike McGinn, for these photos and information.


LtCol James A. McGinn to relieve LtCol James P.Kizer during HMM-165 Change of Command at MCAS Futema Okinawa Japan July 19, 1975
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.P. Kizer (left) pasess the colors to LtCol J.A. McGinn - MCAS Futema Okinawa Japan July 19, 1975
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.P. Kizer (left) watches as Ltcol J.A. McGinn (center) returns the colors
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

6'4" LtCol James (Big Jim) McGinn towers over the podium as he gives his address at his Change of Command. He was usually considered the most interesting speaker since he walked and talked, rather than hugging the podium.
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

"The Thinker" - LtCol J.A. McGinn, (left), with Major Bill Barnes, Operations Officer
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.A. McGinn, (right) speaks to unidentified Colonel and SgtMaj Jimmy Belin
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.A. McGinn speaks with unidentified Marines
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.A. McGinn lifts a truck with a HMM-165 CH-46
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.A. McGinn pilots YW-10 aboard - August 1975, possibly USS Dubuque LPD-8
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.A. McGinn lands YW-1 aboard ship
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.A. McGinn readies a UH-1 for takeoff
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -

LtCol J.A. McGinn (left) with Lt. Jack "Cracker Jack" McMackin
- photo courtesy of Maryalice McGinn Vickers -
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