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Pearson, Al, MGySgt Military Police
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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
Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Great Lakes Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationDetachment 816Post 9723, Okinawa
Chapter 10Post 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.

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  1975-1977, Pepperdine University

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Personal Memories

Best Friends
Jim Bellflower, GySgt (Ret); Sgt Nelton R. Bryant, Kia RVN 1966; MSgt John Brinkley (Ret); SgtMaj Larry Healy (deceased); MGySgt Stanley Stewart, (Ret); and many other Marines.

Best Moment
When I did not die from injuries received on Hill 881 at Khe Sanh.


Worst Moment
Sitting under consatnt round the clock rockets, mortars and artillery incoming at the Khe Sanh Combat Base with 81mm Mortars, H&S 3/26.

Other Memories
Boot Camp and serving with MGen James L. Day, (deceased0 Medal of Honor received after 53 years for herioc actions on Sugar Loaf Hill during Battle of Okinawa 1945. He received his medal in Jan 1998 and passed away in October 1998.

My Photos From This College
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  77 Also There at This College:
  • Allen, Marsha, Sgt, 1969
  • Armstrong, William (Bill), Col, 1992
  • Barton, Samuel, MGySgt, 1979
  • Belligan, Bruce, Sgt, 1981
  • Bibler, Jay, LtCol, 1981
  • Bierly, Joe, LtCol, 1991
  • Buchschacher, Lee, SSgt, 1980
  • Caldwell, Charles, Cpl, 1979
  • Cargill, John, Maj, 1988
  • Cargould, Ray, LCpl, 1961
  • Carter, Marvin nee Morrison, Maj, 1985
  • Christy, Charles, LtCol, 1991
  • Cortright, Michael, Sgt, 1977
  • Davidson, Donald, MGySgt, 1977
  • Dias, DIoscoro Don, Sgt, 1978
  • Doddridge, David, GySgt, 1980
  • Durham, Pete, Capt, 1972
  • Gillispie, Forrest, Cpl, 1964
  • Gordon, Bernie, Capt, 1977
  • Gracida, Joaquin, Col, 1992
  • Hatcher, Garret, MGySgt, 1990
  • Hodges, Jim Bob
  • Honadle, Norm, CWO5, 1998
  • Hoof, Allen W., Maj, 1985
  • Kabza, Karl, LtCol, 1987
  • Kerr, George, LtCol, 1992
  • Kilday, Paul, MSgt, 1982
  • Krone, Mel, Maj, 1980
  • Lingenfelter, Wayne, Maj, 1979
  • Livingston, Michael, Sgt, 1977
  • Lyman, Martin, Col, 1994
  • Martinez, George, Capt, 1970
  • McClendon, Andrew, Capt, 1990
  • McCool, Rick/Ramon, MSgt, 1993
  • Morrell, Lawrence, Sgt, 1961
  • Neubauer, Ronald, LtCol, 1985
  • PHELAN, MARTIN, MGySgt, 1989
  • Plante, Paul, Maj, 1988
  • Pricer, Kenneth, LtCol, 1988
  • Reed, Walt, Maj, 1983
  • Ryan, Thomas, HMCM, 1990
  • Sharp, Nick, HMC, 1994
  • Signaigo, Steve, Capt, 1980
  • Smith, Ronald L, LtCol, 1989
  • Strausborger, Dick, Sgt, 1971
  • Taylor, C.V., LtCol, 1991
  • Thompson, Keith, Maj, 1979
  • Thurston, Stanley, Sgt, 1970
  • Townsend, Bruce, Maj, 1977
  • Vera, Noe, Capt, 1980
  • Walker, Richard, LtCol, 1992
  • Wemheuer, Robert, Col, 1989
  • White, Douglas F, Sgt, 1971
  • Wilson, H Robert, SSgt, 1972
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