JJ Minor has been a tour guide at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation since 2005. JJ was drafted into the United States Army in October of 1966 from his hometown of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. He received his basic training and advanced infantry training in Fort Stewart, Georgia. JJ served in the 1/7 CAV in Vietnam and was in the Infantry (GRUNT).
JJ worked at Ford Motor Company for 35 years after the War. He is now retired and lives in Manchester, New Jersey with his wife Mary. JJ has four adult children:
Michelle, Christina, Kimberly and John. He also is a grandfather of four and a half (one on the way) grandchildren.
JJ belongs to the1st Cav and the 1/7 th Cav Association. JJ says that he “enjoys volunteering at the Memorial and the Education Center because it teaches the kids about first hand experiences in the war, and we must never forget about those 1562 names on the wall that served their country with such HONOR.”