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This profile was last updated on 10/29/10  and contains information from public web pages.

James Craig Amross

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Admissions Representative

Toledo's Lincoln College of Technology

Employment History

  • Recruiter
    Toledo's Lincoln College of Technology
  • Host


  • Riverview Community High School
  • BS , Secondary Education
    Northern Michigan University
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James Craig Amross
Jim Amross, a 1963 graduate of Riverview Community High School in the Detroit suburb of Riverview, Michigan, earned a BS in Secondary Education at Northern Michigan University in upstate Marquette. As a student, he took deejay shifts on local radio at WWAM in Cadillac and WDMJ in Marquette, but his budding career was interrupted by military service. In October 1969 he arrived in Saigon, where he became the "all night man" as host of the "Orient Express. Jim reports the most requested songs during his year in Saigon were, not surprisingly, "We Gotta Get Out of this Place," "Leavin' on a Jet Plane," and "Someday We'll be Together. As a SP5 he also served as AFVN's music director until his return to the USA in October 1970.
Back in the USA, Jim eventually settled in the Toledo, Ohio area, where he worked in radio at WSPD and WLQR, and recorded TV and radio commercials as a freelance voiceover talent. He also traveled for a time, doing industrial trade shows and public affairs presentations. He later joined the Global Recruiters Network, a recruitment and staffing firm, as a recruiter, and he served as Admissions Representative for Toledo's Lincoln College of Technology.
In the mid-1990's Jim's niece married Tom Arnold, Roseanne Barr's ex, and Jim temporarily became the uncle of the actor.
Jim and wife Margaret live today in a Toledo suburb, where Jim fondly recalls his days with AFVN. "I had a great time bringing a little bit of home to our troops in Nam, but the real heroes were the guys in the jungle," he says. He was honored in 2008 in Wyandotte, Michigan, a neighboring city of his original hometown, Riverside, by being invited to represent Vietnam veterans in the annual Fourth of July Parade.
Survivors included his wife, the former Akemi Hirakawa Clark, son Lawrence Christian Aubuchon, daughter Cathryn Aubuchon Jones, father Commander (USN, Ret) Robert W. Aubuchon, brother James C. and sister Suzanne M., and three grandchildren.
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