DeSouza, Manuel, MGySgt

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Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
6119-Helicopter Maintenance Chief
Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 6339, 1st MAW/1st MAW Det Iwakuni
Service Years
1946 - 1972

Master Gunnery Sergeant

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 Personal Details 

Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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 Official Badges 

Presidential Service Transport Command PMI Pith Helmet Master Training Specialist Vietnam Combined Action Platoon (CAP) USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)China Marine AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
  1950, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified]
  1950, China Marine Association
  1976, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1976, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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Other Comments:
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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew w/3 Stars
Rifle SharpshooterPistol Expert 20th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1946, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 1265
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandAviation UnitsMAG-33/H&MS-33Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
HMM-3612nd MAW1st MAW
  1946-1946, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1950-1951, 6413, Marine Air Wing (MAW)
  1952-1953, 6419, Marine Air Wing (MAW)
  1952-1955, 6413, MAG-33/H&MS-33
  1961-1961, 6413, Aviation Dept (HQMC)
  1964-1966, 6413, HMM-361
  1964-1967, 2nd MAW
  1970-1971, 6339, 1st MAW/1st MAW Det Iwakuni
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1946-1948 Operation Beleaguer (China)/China - Bandit Raids
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)/Battle of Kapyong
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Battle of the Hook
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Battle of the Outposts (Vegas - Reno - Carson)
  1961-1961 Operation Millpond (Laos)
  1962-1962 Training Exercise - Tulungan '62
  1963-1963 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)/Operation Shufly
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