Alogna, Joe, Cpl

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
2111-Small Arms Repairer/Technician
Current/Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1989-1993, 2111, Marine Barracks Cecil Field, FL
Service Years
1987 - 1993
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate


One Hash Mark


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I walk down halls, of concrete and stares. Among the monsters, worse than nightmares. With endless exposure to shanks and disease. And to all of these felons, I still must say please. The public is sheltered, kept safe from any harm. While my heart is racing, I respond to the alarm. A man is lying, face down on the floor. Inmates are yelling, cut him some more. With bare hands, and courage from above. The disturbance is quelled without raising a glove. We clear the compound, and lock down the range. For us inside, this is normal, not strange. Behind these walls I've seen my share. To the most horrible acts, I don't seem to care. Violence and bloodshed are now part of my life. I pray to God, don't let me take this home to my wife. We spend our lives working in Hell. Our stories are secret, we've no one to tell. We serve in silence, no cheers or parades. Yet the country is safer, by the service we made.

By T.G. Campbell, LIE

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Other Comments:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles; or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is mared by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievment, and who at the worst; if he fails at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat!"

Theodore Roosevelt

Speech at the Sorbonne
Paris, France
April 23, 1910

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us Freedom of Press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us Freedom of Speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag
that allows the protester to burn the flag.

By Father Dennis O'Brien
Chaplain, USN
God Bless Our Troops


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 Ribbon Bar
Basic Parachutist
Rifle Expert 5th AwardPistol Expert 6th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1987, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 2035
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Det, Aberdeen Proving GroundMWSG-17MWSS-174MWSS-172
Jungle Environment Survival Training School (JEST), Marine Barracks Subic Bay, PhilippinesMarine Barracks Cecil Field, FLUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1987-1987, 2111, Marine Corps Det, Aberdeen Proving Ground
  1987-1988, 2111, H&HS-17, MWSG-17
  1987-1988, 2111, MWSG-17
  1987-1988, 2111, MWSS-174
  1987-1988, 2111, MWSS-172
  1988-1988, 2111, Jungle Environment Survival Training School (JEST), Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
  1988-1993, 2111, Marine Barracks Cecil Field, FL
  1989-1989, 2111, NCO School MCLB Albany, GA
  1989-1989, 2111, (Army) Basic Airborne School
  1989-1993, 2111, Marine Barracks Cecil Field, FL
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1988-1988 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '88
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