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Thread: What Units Were You With???
06-26-02, 09:47 AM #16
Looks like we ate some of the same dirt Bro.
I was at Marine Barracks Subic Bay 77/78, around the time you were doing the Westpac thing.
I was with Delta 1/2 and then Weapons 2/6 at Lejeune 78/80 and went down to Cuba for that little game time late 79.
06-27-02, 12:16 PM #17
Boot camp at Parris Island - Plt 1099 Graduated Nov. '86
Recruiters Asst. Ft. Lauderdale FL.
Camp Geiger - SOI '87
Camp Geiger - India (Helo.) Co. 3/8, Weapons Platoon. Last Regiment at the old Camp Geiger Barracks before moving to Swamp Lagoon. West-Pac pump March '87 to Oct. '89 Stationed Camp Schwabb. June/July in the PILIPINES!-(LBFM's) . Mountain Warfare Training Sierra Nevada, Cold Weather Training Sierra Nevada, Wisconsin. Spent 7 Days in G'tmo in Fall '87 when Haiti was all F-UP'd. Did 1 month float to Vieques on USS Inchon.
Transferred to Bravo (Helo.) Co. 1/8 Weapons Platoon Did Med-Cruise '89-'90 - USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7).
(WISH I'D STAYED IN!!!!)
Semper Fi and Semper Gumbi (Always Flexible)
06-27-02, 02:31 PM #18
Last series to graduate in 1985. 1st Battalion, B Company, Platoon 1106. Dec 20th, Winter Greens (wool) and it was 90 degrees on the Grinder. To let some of the younger Marines know how small the Corps is, SgtMaj J.J. Johnson retired on that day (made for a very long ceremony with several dropping out) and when it was over my father informed me that he had been senior to the SgtMaj when they were both on Okinawa in 1954/55... my dad was a Cpl.
Jan 86: NAS Memphis, Millington TN for A school - Aviation Ordnance, 6542 - MOS later deleted
by CMC and reassigned as 6541
May 86: TME 33, Camp Pendleton for B and C schools (to unlearn what the Navy taught us) and OJT
Sep 86: MCAS Futenma, MAG 36, H&MS 36, Okinawa Japan
Dets: Oct 86; Operation Bear Hunt, Camp Humphreys Korea
Philippines-Several times. Can't talk about it. What happens in the PI stays in the PI
Sep 87: MCAS Camp Pendleton, MAG 39, H&MS 39 (redesignated MALS 39)
Dets: Feb 88; Operation Kernal Blitz, San Clemente Island
Dec 88 - Apr 89; West Pac, USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 (Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia)
Dec 89 - Jun 90; MCAS Futenma, MAG 36, MALS 36, Okinawa, Coup in Philippines
Dec 90 - July 91; Desert Shield/Desert Storm, USS Tarawa LHA-1 5th MEB (Philippines,
Saudi Arabia, UAE)
Jul 91: Terminal Leave and went home!!!!!
06-27-02, 04:52 PM #19
Yep, sounds like we ate someof the same dirt. Went down to Getmo on the Nassau (LHA4), during her shakedown they said. I think I remember the A/C going haywire, and they handed out more blankets in the troop compartments (oh, the hardships we endured) lol
3/6 got their first NMUC for that trip, did 2/6 get one also???
I had a buddy that I think was in weapons 2/6, Griffith was an 0351 (106 recoiless in those days). Ring any bells??
Sempers to ya bro !!!!
06-27-02, 05:37 PM #20
OCT,3 1982-GRADUATED DEC,20 1982
COURTHOUSE BAY CLNC -1371 SCHOOL JAN-83
BRAVO CO,2ND CBT ENGR. BN. 3-83 TO 10-83
3RD CBT ENGR BN-OKINAWA 10-83 TO 10-84
QUANTICO- 3-85 TO 7-85
H&S CO. 2ND CBT ENGR BN CLNC CBT ENGR INSTRUCTOR G-4 RANGE-85 TO EAS
BROKE LEGS AND NECK IN DEC 84 IF THAT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED I WOULD STILL BE ACTIVE.
A MARINE FOR LIFE
CPL S.M EWING
06-27-02, 09:20 PM #21
MCRD PISC 28dec83 to 22mar84
NATTC Millington TN. mar84 to about nov84 (Avionics)
Nas Jacsonville FL. Nov84 to dec84 (more school)
Nas Lemoore Ca. dec84 to about feb85(more school)
MCAS El Toro MAG 11 Vmfa 531 mar85 to jun86
Sea School MCRD San Diego jun86 to aug86
USS Coral Sea MARDET aug86 to Aug 88
1st civdiv aug88 to jun98
1/25 B Co. Manchester NH may98 to nov00
1st civdiv nov00 to present.
P.S. LL are we going into this whole Flannel thing again please dont get my mind goin again plleeaaassse!!!!!!!!
06-27-02, 10:27 PM #22
From Combat Engineer to another Semper Fi ! glad to know you I was in 2nd ceb in 83 and 85-86 . How did you like Courthouse bay.or better known as outhouse bay. has the place changed alot since 83.
06-28-02, 10:44 AM #23LadyLeatherneckGuest Free Member
Tun75P.S. LL are we going into this whole Flannel thing again please dont get my mind goin again plleeaaassse!!!!!!!!
06-30-02, 10:13 PM #24
1958- Plt 394-San Diego
1959- 1st.Recon Bn & 1st.Bn.9th.Mar-Camp Pendleton
1960-61 1st.Bn.3rd.Mar. Okinawa & BLT-1/3----
Loas,Vietnam & Taiwan
1962 2nd.Recon-Camp Lejuene,Vieques P.R.& Cuba
" Rifle Range Detachment,Quantico
1962-64 Inactive reserve
1978-93 Active reserve-Joliet,Ill-Kilo Batt.4th.Bn.14th.Mar
Retired acting 1st./Sgt (GUNNY)
07-01-02, 11:02 AM #25
Glad the site is up and running again. I'm sort green on posting but I imagine I'll improve with age. Tho, I hear you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Here goes on duty stations
1953 July-0ct MCRD SD Plt 229
53-54 Oct-March?? Comm-elect School Bn (Radio-telegraph opr)
54 March to about 55 July 3rd MAW Miami, Fla-TAD to MCAS
55 Jul to 57 Feb. MarComDet- USS Taconic
57 Feb to 57 July - A radio company at Camp Geiger (high speed
radio telegraph operators)
Was promoted to staff sergeant E-5 in Feb just prior to leaving the Taconic. Mustered out on July 14, 1957.
I enjoy the site and hopefully I can contribute in some way.
07-01-02, 02:58 PM #26
Love your signature line, .-
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07-02-02, 02:49 PM #27
Boot Camp: MCRD-San Diego, 2nd RTBn, "E" Co, Plt 2100, Grad Dec 19, 1986.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Lackland AFB, San Antonio Texas Jan.-April '87.
MP Co., HQ Btn, 1st Marine Division Camp Pendleton, Ca.
April '87-May '89.
Weapons and Field Training Btn, MCRD-San Diego, Edson Range "D" Range Camp Pendleton, Ca. May '89-June '91.
H&S Btn, MP Co, 3rd FSSG, Camp Kinser, Okinawa Japan July '91-Dec '91
MP Btn, MCB, Camp Hansen, Okinawa Japan Dec '91-July '92
Seps Co., HQ Btn, 1st Mar Div. Camp Pendleton Ca. July 12, 1992.
07-02-02, 06:14 PM #28
1978 - PLT 2082 MCRD Hollywood (no sunglasses)
1979 1/5 C co 2nd PLT 0311/2531 (I carried the radio)
1980 1/24 C Co (reserve duty)
1980 - HML-267, Mag-39 (got smart got into Wing)
1982 (late) VMA(AW)-224 Mag-14 Cherry Point (yeeeee haaa A-6's)
1983 Honorably discharged. Decided to never be affiliated with armed services again after Marine experience. 3 weeks later in ARNG wrenching on Huey's................ until 1992. Showed up for Gulf War on own accord in 1991 - after unit activated. Told to go home. (Deactivated self after loss of son due to cancer in 1988)Overstaffed. F***in Army.
Honorably discharged again. Not happy w/ Army experience.
07-03-02, 02:16 PM #29
Shalom, one question, when did you secede from the Union?
Have a son in Dallas, Texas U.S.A. Been awhile since I've used the code.
07-03-02, 02:25 PM #30TeufelHundenGuest Free Member
It's In My Profile...
...But now it's here as well...
11/84 - 09/85 HQBtry 11thMar & MCB CamPen
09/85 - 09/87 MWSG17 & MWCS18 & MCB CamBut
10/87 - 06/90 CE 4th MEB
07/90 - 06/93 5th SSCT 2MarDiv
07/93 - 07/97 3rd SSCT 1MAW
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