Langford, James L., 1stSgt

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 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Current/Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Previously Held MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Primary Unit
1969-1971, 9999, Combat Ground Units
Service Years
1951 - 1971
Foreign Languages
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

First Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Orange County ChapterMarine Corps Heritage Foundation
USMC Vietnam Tankers AssociationMarine Corps Together We ServedVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Marine Corps League
California Chapter3rd Marine Division Association-National Rifle Association (NRA)Royal Marine Association-USA Branch
Military Order of the Purple Heart
  2006, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  2008, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2008, 1st Marine Division Association, Orange County Chapter (Orange County, California) [Verified]
  2008, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified]
  2009, USMC Vietnam Tankers Association [Verified]
  2009, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]
  2014, Marine Corps League [Verified]
  2014, 2nd Marine Division Association, California Chapter (Life Member) (Yucca Valley, California) [Verified]
  2014, 3rd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2014, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2014, Royal Marine Association-USA Branch
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

Rifle Expert 3rd AwardPistol Expert 3rd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1951, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), A/286
 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks Guantanamo Bay, CubaMarine BarracksMarine Security Guard (MSG)3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)
USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal Schools2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1)
3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)Infantry Training School(s) WestDefense Language Institute (DLI)
3rd Tank Bn2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1951-1953, 0311, Marine Barracks Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  1953-1954, 0311, Marine Barracks Charleston, SC
  1954-1955, 0311, Marine Security Guard (MSG)
  1955-1956, 0311, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)
  1956-1959, 0369, Marine Barracks Yorktown, VA
  1959-1962, 0369, USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal Schools
  1962-1962, 0369, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1962-1963, 0369, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)
  1963-1963, 0369, 1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
  1963-1964, 0369, 3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  1964-1966, 0369, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
  1966-1966, 0369, Infantry Training School(s) West
  1967-1967, 0369, Defense Language Institute (DLI)
  1967-1968, 9999, Marine Barracks Treasure Island, CA
  1968-1969, 9999, 3rd Tank Bn/C Co
  1969-1969, 9999, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
  1969-1971, 9999, Combat Ground Units
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1964 Advisory Campaign (1962-65)/China Sea Contingency Operation1
  1965-1965 Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Piranha
  1965-1965 Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Starlite (Starlight)
  1965-1965 Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Black Ferret
  1966-1966 Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Texas / Lien Ket 28
  1966-1966 Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Utah / Lien Ket 26
  1966-1966 Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Mallard
  1967-1966 Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation County Fair 1-25
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Kentucky / Battle of Dai Do
  1969-1969 Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign (1969)/Operation Cameron Falls
  1969-1969 Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign (1969)/Operation Apache Snow
 Colleges Attended
Mira Costa College  Oceanside CAPepperdine University
  1971-1973, Mira Costa College Oceanside CA
  1973-1976, Pepperdine University
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