Griffith, Donald, 1stSgt

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Current/Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Previously Held MOS
0351-Assaultman
0311-Rifleman
8151-Guard
0341-Mortar Man
8651-Reconnaissance Man
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Primary Unit
2003-2003, 9999, I&I Staff Jacksonville, FL
Service Years
1958 - 1980
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Arctic Circle Certificate (Bluenose)
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate

First Sergeant

 
Five Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback Bluenose


 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Treasure Valley; Detachment 878Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Marine Corps Heritage FoundationPost 113
  2002, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps League, Treasure Valley; Detachment 878 (Vice Commander) (Boise, Idaho) [Verified]
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified]
  2010, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  2014, American Legion, Post 113 (Life Associate Member) (Meridian, Idaho)


 Additional Information
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 Ribbon Bar

Rifle Expert 7th AwardPistol Expert 7th Award

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1958, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 229 (Instructor)1
  1958, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 2293
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)USMC (United States Marine Corps)Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
SERE Course (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, CA2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)MCAS Cherry Point, NC/H&HS1st Recon Bn
1st Force Recon Co, I MEFInfantry Training School(s) WestRTR, MCRD SDMarine Barracks
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
  1958-1959, 0351, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1958-1980, I&I Staff Jacksonville, FL
  1959-1960, 0311, Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
  1961-1963, 8151, Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
  1963-1965, 0341, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1964-1964, 0341, SERE Course (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, CA
  1966-1967, 0341, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
  1967-1969, 0369, MCAS Cherry Point, NC/H&HS
  1969-1969, 8651, 1st Recon Bn
  1969-1970, 8651, 1st Force Recon Co, I MEF
  1969-1970, 8651, 1st Force Recon Co, I MEF
  1970-1971, 0369, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1971-1974, 0369, RTR, MCRD SD
  1974-1975, 0369, 4th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
  1975-1977, Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
  1975-1977, 9999, Marine Barracks
  1977-1977, 9999, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
  2003-2003, 9999, I&I Staff Jacksonville, FL
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Deckhouse II
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Liberty I
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Macon
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)1
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign1
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Family Photos1
  Our Family of Marines11
  Ron Griffith3
  Aug 27, 1982, Sgt Robert Griffith
  Dec 26, 2012, General Photos6
  Apr 19, 2013, 2nd Grandson Became a United States Marine5
  Oct 23, 2013, My Grandson5
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