Pearson, Al, MGySgt
Military Police
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
5811-Military Policeman
Current/Last MOSGroup
Military Police
Previously Held MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
0341-Mortar Man
8511-Drill Instructor
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
5813-Accident Investigator
Current/Last Unit
1983-1986, 5811, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa/H&S Bn
Service Years
1956 - 1986
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate
Cold War Certificate
Great Lakes Certificate

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Detachment 816Post 9723, OkinawaChapter 10
Post 79USMC East Coast Drill Instructors AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  1970, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified]
  1979, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  1987, Marine Corps League, Detachment 816 (Life Member) (Okinawa, Japan) [Verified]
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9723, Okinawa (Life Member) (FPO, AP) [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Member At Large) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 79 (Paid Up For Life) (New Port Richey, Florida) [Verified]
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 165 (Red Eyed Gnawer) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2012, USMC East Coast Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  2012, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am fully retired. I volunteer with visiting sick and confined hospital comrades. Assist widows and orphans of our departed comrades.

I was a 0311 during ITR. Afterwards I served as a 0331 Machine Gunner. In 1963 I was assigned to H&S Co 2/8, CLNC and become a 0341 81 Mortarman. I was assigned as a MP 5811/5813 from Jan71 to  my 30 years were completed on 01 July 1986.
Other Comments:
I served my 1st 15 yrs as Infantry and my last 15 as Military Police Provost Sgt/Accident Investigator.

 Remembrance Profiles - 6 Marines Remembered
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  • Brinkley, John, MSgt
  • Nelson, Jerry, MGySgt
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  1980-1983, 5813, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa

From Month/Year
January / 1980
To Month/Year
September / 1983
MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa Unit Page
Master Gunnery Sergeant
5813-Accident Investigator
Not Specified
United States
 MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa Details

MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa
Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler (or Butler Marine Base to natives) is a United States Marine Corps base located in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. It was named for legendary Marine Smedley D. Butler.

Camp Smedley D. Butler is actually a collection of facilities and satellite installations spread throughout Okinawa. Camp Smedley D. Butler was formerly called Camp or Fort Buckner, named for Army General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., who commanded ground forces in the invasion of Okinawa and was killed in the last days of the battle. The renaming of Buckner to Butler occurred after most US Army troops left Okinawa, and the base was transferred to the USMC.
Garrison - Base/Station
Parent Unit
Marine Corps Bases Pacific
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2012
My Photos For This Unit
No Available Photos
 6 Brothers Assigned To This Unit:
  • Barone, Charles, LtCol, (1960-1988)
  • Bellflower, Jim, GySgt, (1966-1986)
  • Paul, Darrell, CWO2, (1969-1983)
  • Womack, Terry, GySgt, (1972-1994)
 3 Members Also There with MOS Code 5813:
  • Buh, Danny, MSgt, (1965-1986)
  • Dearinger, Gregory, MSgt, (1977-1999)
  • Newsom, Claudie, GySgt, (1977-1997)
 237 Other Members:
  • Aronhalt, Tim, SSgt, (1981-1992)
  • Austin, Scott, Sgt, (1980-1992)
  • Barrett, Gene, Cpl, (1980-1988)
  • Bergman, Rob, LCpl, (1980-1984)
  • Blodgett, John, MSgt, (1983-2004)
  • Bolin, Michael, Sgt, (1973-1981)
  • Bollin, Jon, Cpl, (1982-1984)
  • Brasuell, David, Col, (1978-2008)
  • Brewington, Jeffrey, Cpl, (1977-1982)
  • Broussard, Ken, Capt, (1973-1980)
  • Brown, Michael, Cpl, (1977-1983)
  • Brown, Scott, Sgt, (1977-1982)
  • Budds, Kirk, Cpl, (1981-1985)
  • Burns, James, SSgt, (1982-1990)
  • Cahill, Brian, MGySgt, (1967-1990)
  • Cahill, Pete, PFC, (1981-1985)
  • Cajkouski, Joe, Sgt, (1982-1990)
  • Campfield, Richard, Cpl, (1979-1986)
  • Cannon, Stephen, PFC, (1981-1984)
  • CAPEHART, ROYCE, Sgt, (1982-1990)
  • Cargill, John, Maj, (1966-1988)
  • Ceder, Lori, Sgt, (1980-1987)
  • Cline, Michael, Sgt, (1975-1980)
  • Collier, Raymond, MSgt, (1977-1999)
  • Conyers, Willie, Sgt, (1977-1985)
  • Cox, Richard, GySgt, (1976-1996)
  • Dalziel, John, Cpl, (1981-1985)
  • Davis, Arron, Sgt, (1981-1990)
  • Davis, Michael, GySgt, (1975-1995)
  • DeMarco, Richard, Cpl, (1981-1985)
  • Denslow, David, SSgt, (1973-1993)
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