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Parra, Charles, Sgt
 
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
7113-Flight Equipment/ Paraloft (VN era)
Previously Held MOS
0800-Basic Field Artillery Man
0811-Field Artillery Cannoneer
3531-Motor Vehicle Operator
6064-Flight Equip. Marine
Current/Last Unit
1982-1984, 6064, HMM-764
Service Years
1962 - 1984

Sergeant

 
Two Hash Marks

 

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 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from California Institution for Women(Correctional employee) Member,Semper Fi #1,All Forces Honor Guard,Riverside National Cemetery Past MOS's 0811/7113/3531/6064 "Franked" 12/30/08
   
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Semper Fi #1 Memorial Honor Detail, Marine Veterans on parade. Semper Fi #1 on Duty Day,Riverside National Cemetery,2008,Gold & Scarlet Teams combine to Honor fallen Marine. ALL FORCES HONOR GUARD,Riverside,CA Salute to Veterans Parade III,April 19,2008. Note only Marine and Coast Guard members officially wear white harness all others wear black on Joint Color Guards.Riflemen must be Army & Marine.Army carries "Old Glory"...3rd year leading the parade! ELIJAH PARRA "approved" Don't mess with these Marine Corps Veterans! Returning to Service of fallen member after Honors...."Make a Hole"!!!

 



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  1965-1965, 7113, Marine Corps Det, NAS Lakehurst, NJ/Parachute Rigger School,Class A



From Month/Year
- / 1965
To Month/Year
- / 1965
Unit
Parachute Rigger School,Class A Unit Page
Rank
Private 1st Class
MOS
7113-Flight Equipment/ Paraloft (VN era)
Location
Lakehurst
Country/State
New Jersey
 
 
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 Marine Corps Det, NAS Lakehurst, NJ/Parachute Rigger School,Class A Details

Marine Corps Det, NAS Lakehurst, NJ/Parachute Rigger School,Class A
Garrison/Combat
Garrison
Active Duty/Reserve
Active
Type
Garrison - Training Commands
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Marine Corps Det, NAS Lakehurst, NJ
Strength
Schools/Other
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
Parent Unit/Reported To
Naval Air Technical Training Unit
   

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2011
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Selected as "Marching Petty Officer"
Forming a Marine Drill team
Making 1st parachute jump...3000'...freefall.



Worst Moment
3rd free fall,didn't pull hard enough...then I pulled real hard and let my arm extended as the canopy deployed.The shroud lines twisted into one line. I had to extend my other arm out to un twist.I came down like a top!!!

   

Chain of Command
Marine Captain/GunnySgt
Bunch of Navy Chief's in the School Jump Locker.

Other Memories
Assigned to Marine Barracks Lakehurst after Graudation. Packed chutes for Instructors...guess they "trusted" me and Bill Foster. We were able to make more jumps!


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US Navy Parachute School. Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey
May 1979. (CPOCD Tony Ey)


Several senior sailor CDs who participated in the 'Personal Exchange Program' with the US Navy underwent parachute training at the Lakehurst NAS 'jump school'. Unlike most other military Para training, Navy students are taught to pack both their main & reserve chutes. A little unsettling making your first jump with chutes that you have packed. All US Navy pilots, Seals & EOD sailors are trained at this establishment. After graduation, EOD sailors undertake further training in water insertion techniques - progressing to night jumps with full equipment including weapons, explosives, inflatable boats and outboard motors.

   
   
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Naval Jumpers 65
2ndJump 1965
1St JumpClass518
Reup Dec 29,1964
 
 2 Brothers Assigned To This Unit:
  • Brookman, Edwin, Cpl, 1968
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