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
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"!!!
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!
" 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.