Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

The casualty toll of the Vietnam War was brought home when James Patrick Fitzsimmons (1946-1967), a former FJC football star, was killed while fighting with the Marines in Vietnam. Fitzsimmons, 21, who gained the rank of lance corporal, was killed on May 18, 1967 by shrapnel. He had graduated from Garden Grove High School and played on the 1965 championship Junior Rose Bowl team. Inducted into the military before completing his courses at FJC, Fitzsimmons had hoped to return to Fullerton after completing his military service.