Kessler, Mike, Sgt

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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
0332-Heavy Machine Gunner
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
0331-Machine Gunner
2146-Main Battle Tank Repairer Technician
Primary Unit
1995-1998, 2146, 2nd Tank Bn
Service Years
1991 - 1998


Two Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 10Post 514
  1998, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Operations Officer) (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) [Verified]
  1998, American Legion, Post 514 (Member at Large) (West Branch, Iowa) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
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Other Comments:
Mike Kessler It cannot be inherited or ever be purchased. You and no one alive can buy it for any price. It is impossible to rent and it cannot be lent. we alone and our own have earned it with our sweat,blood,and lives. we own it forever. The Title... UNITED STATES MARINE SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever "Looking for Marines that can react to a firefight. If you respond to hostile firefight, then you probably know me because I was there. Just drop and give me 20; then look for the target." Gunny Carlos N. Hathcock

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1991, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), C/1038
 Unit Assignments
School of Infantry  (SOI WEST)USMC (United States Marine Corps)Marine Combat Training School (MCT), Camp Pendleton, CA2nd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
MARDET Fort Knox KY2nd Tank Bn
  1991-1991, 0331, School of Infantry (SOI WEST)
  1991-1991, 0300, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
  1991-1991, 0300, Marine Combat Training School (MCT), Camp Pendleton, CA
  1991-1995, 0331, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)/Weapons Co
  1991-1995, 0332, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)/Weapons Co
  1995-1995, 2146, MARDET Fort Knox KY
  1995-1998, 2146, 2nd Tank Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1992-1992 Display Determination 1992
  1992-1996 Operation Provide Promise (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  1993-1993 Training Exercise - CAX '93
  1993-1993 Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  1994-1994 Operation Support Democracy (Haiti)
  1994-1994 Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti)
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