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Navy confirms bunker suspect's military service

Jimmy Lee Dykes served in the U.S. Navy. Jimmy Lee Dykes served in the U.S. Navy.

The man accused of holding a kindergartner hostage in a bunker in Midland City served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

U.S Navy Officials confirm 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes served from October 8, 1964 until January 10, 1969. He was an Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Third Class – AZ3.

Navy officials say Dykes was stationed at Treasure Island, California and Atsugi, Japan.

He received the following awards and decorations:

 

  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal

 

Navy officials say they cannot comment about the conditions of Dykes' discharge.

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