Our friends at Coffee Or Die magazine published this must-read feature on the life of Major James Capers Jr., and you do not want to miss it!
Major Capers was born on August 25, 1937, in South Carolina to a family of sharecroppers during the Jim Crow era. He later moved to Baltimore where he would meet the love of his life and future wife Dottie and decide to enlist in the Marines. This would be the start of a legendary career that overcame obstacles and broke barriers on and off the battlefield as one of the greatest Marines to ever serve.
While serving, he would be selected to join the elite Force Recon Marine unit where he excelled, breaking training records, participating in 64 long-range reconnaissance patrols, and five major campaigns in Vietnam. He was a natural leader and father figure to Team Broadminded, a specialized group of Force Recon Marines. Major Capers and Team Broadminded were routinely selected to go on the most dangerous and clandestine missions in Vietnam.
Decades later, Major Capers was recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor for his Heroic actions in Vietnam. Despite strong endorsements from two Generals and several of the men Capers served with, the recommendation was downgraded two levels at the Pentagon.
UAP is now fighting for Major Capers to be awarded the Medal of Honor that he deserves.
Be sure to click on the link below to read the incredible feature written by Coffee Or Die Senior Editor Ethan Rocke, and consider making a donation to help us get Major Capers the recognition he deserves!
The Legend of Jim Capers: The Hero Who Never Was
Written By Ethan Rocke for Coffee Or Die