Cannon, Lawrence, GySgt

Infantry
 
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Current/Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Previously Held MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
8151-Guard
0311-Rifleman
8156-Marine Security Guard
0932-Small Arms Weapons Instructor
7577-Weapons and Tactics Instructor
0193-Personnel/Administrative Chief
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Primary Unit
1977-1987, Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
Service Years
1957 - 1977
Foreign Languages
German
Hebrew
Urdu
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate

Gunnery Sergeant

 
Five Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Shellback Weapons and Tactics Instructor


 Military Association Memberships
-National Rifle Association (NRA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Marine Embassy Guard Association (MEGA)
American LegionMarine Corps Heritage FoundationPost 8154, George R. Baxmann Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
  1975, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2007, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  2007, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified]
  2007, Marine Embassy Guard Association (MEGA) [Verified]
  2008, American Legion [Verified]
  2008, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified]
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8154, George R. Baxmann (Member) (United States) [Verified]
  2009, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified]


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), K/3841
  1957, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), K/384
 Unit Assignments
3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)Infantry Training School(s) West5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)Cold Weather Training (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, CA
USS Washtenaw County (LST-1166)USS George Clymer (APA-27)USS Bayfield (APA-33)Camp Schwab/Combat Assault Bn
MCB Camp PendletonMSG School, Henderson Hall, Arlington VAMarine Security Guard (MSG)MSG Detachment Nicosia Cyprus
USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal SchoolsMarine Wing Headquarters Group 1 (MWHG-1)/H&HS-1Advanced Personnel Administration Course (APAC) Camp JohnsonMSG Detachment Paris, France
9th MABMCB Camp Butler, OkinawaUSS Inchon (LPH-12)III MAF/BLT 3/9
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)Amphibious Warfare SchoolUSS Talladega (APA-208)6th Marine Regiment
MarForRes
  1957-1957, 0300, 3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1957-1957, 0300, 1st Infantry Training Bn
  1957-1959, 0311, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1958-1958, 0311, Cold Weather Training (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, CA
  1958-1958, 0311, USS Washtenaw County (LST-1166)
  1959-1959, 0311, USS George Clymer (APA-27)
  1959-1959, USS Bayfield (APA-33)
  1959-1960, 0311, Camp Schwab/Combat Assault Bn
  1960-1961, 8151, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1961-1961, 0311, MSG School, Henderson Hall, Arlington VA
  1961-1962, 8156, MSG Detachment Tel Aviv, Israel
  1962-1963, 8151, MSG Detachment Nicosia Cyprus
  1963-1965, 8156, MSG Detachment Karachi, Pakistan
  1965-1965, 0932, Instructors Orientation Course, Camp Del Mar, CA
  1965-1967, 7577, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1967-1968, 8151, H&HS-1/Tango Security
  1968-1969, 0369, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1969-1969, 0193, Advanced Personnel Administration Course (APAC) Camp Johnson
  1970-1970, 0369, MSG School, Henderson Hall, Arlington VA
  1970-1971, 0193, HQ Co A Frankfurt, Germany
  1971-1973, 8156, MSG Detachment Paris, France
  1972-1973, 0369, 9th MAB
  1973-1973, 0369, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa/MCB Camp Butler Base Range Detachment
  1973-1973, 0369, USS Inchon (LPH-12)
  1973-1974, 0369, III MAF/BLT 3/9
  1974-1976, 0369, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Battalion Landing Team (BLT)
  1976-1976, 0369, First Sergeants Course
  1976-1976, 0369, Amphibious Warfare School
  1976-1976, 9999, USS Talladega (APA-208)
  1977-1977, 0369, Regimental Headquarters Co.
  1977-1987, Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1959-1959 Training Exercise - Sea Turtle '59
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1976-1976 Training Exercise - Teamwork '76
 Colleges Attended
Coastal Carolina UniversityUniversity of Texas at Arlington
  1977-1979, Coastal Carolina University
  1981-1983, University of Texas at Arlington
  1994-1996, Yavapai College
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