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10-09-08, 09:03 PM #1
3rd MP Bn
Is there anyone out there who served in the 3rd MP Bn in RSV 1967-68, Did I imagine that I served withnthem as I never read much aboutn them. Great outfit, lots of great memories.
10-10-08, 12:59 PM #2
MJSweeney=====-----I was with 3rd MP's in 1970. Was with A CO. NCOIC of Bravo Block Max security.
10-11-08, 08:13 AM #3
Nice to hear from you, Did the 3rd MP's remain with their name or change to the 1st as I previously heard. I went back to the site a few years ago and it is now a Military Base, we could only drive by it and stop to look, the Hills look exactly the same (Hill 327) brings back fond memories.
10-11-08, 07:39 PM #4
MJSweeney=======I am not a Gunny but was and still is or are a Sgt. But thanks for the promoting. I joined 3rd. MP's around the last of Aprail 1970. As you know at that time MP's were a tempery MOS. The 1st MarDiv wanted NCO's who had worked the brig or who had Marine Barracks duty before that time. I had been stationed at Marine Barracks Hawthorne, Nev. So that is were I went. I stayed with them until the US Army came up from LBJ Vietnam and took over the brig. We chased all the Marine brig rats to El-Torro, Calif. This was in the last part of Aug. 1970. The USAF flew us home in a C-140. I think that 3rd MP's was disbanded then.
10-11-08, 08:27 PM #5
That was a good one Marine them rockers sure would have been nice, Semper FI.
10-12-08, 05:51 PM #6
Hey Sgt Youing,
Brig Rats, that made me laugh...I'll never forget one of them wrote in a few years ago and actually was fond of the fact that he was a Brig Rat in the old days. I have an old article about My old Lt who was a Maverick who took over the Brig and then Camp Pendleton in Calif when he returned. He retired and then became the Commissioner Of Corrections in Maryland, very interesting regarding the 3rd MP's, if you have a Fax let me know the number and I'll fax it to you, His name is Lt. Braxton, African American who had a remarkle history with the USMC.
10-25-08, 03:25 PM #7
"Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". "
Major General Chesty Puller, USMC - while on a Battalion inspection.
11-02-08, 05:38 PM #8
Zebra29er============These were brig rats not MARINES. There were rats that were in for somking pot on OP and LP. They were in for sleeping on OP and LP. They were in for killing fellow MARINES. This trash would kill you for 50 cents. You know and I know Chesty would not like them. I know Chesty was talking about base brigs and not combat brigs.
12-31-10, 10:05 PM #9
so GGYoung you know each & everyones story & reason for being in the brig & of course they are all beneath you as you must be near perfect.
09-02-11, 09:43 AM #10
09-05-11, 09:38 PM #11
Da nang 1967
my friend i got to nam with the 3rd mp batt in early 67,i was assigned to the POW compoud guarding 10 nva's i only lasted two weeks and our 1st sgt send me to line company cause i was a short timer in Nam, my friend that i remmeber was last name of Farris frm Missippi and a also richard gardner frm conn, that was sent to lanuage school in Coranado Island??................ my nickname was sgt pepe... later
09-06-11, 09:48 AM #12
05-26-12, 02:09 PM #13
I just saw this post. I was with the 3rd MP Battalion from when it was formed in early '67. We were in the Feb. replacement draft and were just about to go to Nam. I think I was in Bravo Co. Was assigned to the pow compound in Danang. Was there only a couple of days and was transfered with 4 others to 1st MP Bn. That lasted only over night, next morning we were sent to the grunts. Fox 2/5
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