Jimmy Cameron was born on February 4, 1945 in Hampton Georgia.He dropped out of high school in the 11th grade and joined the US Marine Corps in February of 1963
He was wounded in Vietnam on July 16, 1966 while taking part in Operation Hastings, at the time the largest such operation in the war in balding about 12,000 troops on our side and a like number on the enemy side.
He spent nearly a year recovering from his injuries in the Philadelphia naval hospital and was medically retired from the Marine Corps in April of 1967.
Upon graduating from Philco Ford Technical Institute in Philadelphia in 1968 he worked in the information technology field until retiring in 2007 from Computer Science Corporation.
He presently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
I was motivated to write my first book,THE WATER BOY-The Life and Trials of Jimmy C. Cameron, by three guiding forces. First and foremost was this spiritual epiphany that I had in Vietnam in the heat of battle in July of 1966.
Secondly there was this burning desire to tell and share my family's two hundred plus years of history in the state of Georgia.
And third, I believe there is a need for more Americans of African descent, to speak out and share their political views, to vigorously join in the national conversation that appears to be so dominated by conservative talk radio.