Key, Donald R, LCpl

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 0311, Marine Barracks Whidbey Island
Service Years
1968 - 1972
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Water Survival Basic (WSB)
Cold War Certificate

Lance Corporal

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 Official Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Shellback Southeast Asia War Games

Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
Post 1263, Frank R. Vaise PostTWS Memorial TeamFraternal Order of the Marine Corps (YEMX)Marine Corps League
Marine Corps Together We ServedAmerican LegionMarine TWS Advisory GroupDisabled American Veterans (DAV)
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1263, Frank R. Vaise Post (Post Sergeant Major) (Renton, Washington) [Verified]
  2014, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2015, Fraternal Order of the Marine Corps (YEMX)
  2015, Marine Corps League [Verified]
  2015, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2015, American Legion [Verified]
  2015, Marine TWS Advisory Group [Verified]
  2016, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
when I got out of the Marines I work as a mechanic, welder, trucker driver for 33 years, I was a race car driver for 20 years every sat.  nite racing figure 8`s, I`ve been a gold prospecter since 1980 I`ve hunted for gold from Nome Alaska to Arizona to Australia in new south wales, now that I`m retired I travel around a little bit and still prospect some and spend time with my kids and grandkids. I also do voluntary work at my VFW Post 1263, help with Patriot Guard Riders, but the main thing is I try to stay busy.
Other Comments:
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1968, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), B/11066
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDUSS Tulare (AKA-112)USS Paul Revere (APA 248)USS Vancouver (LPD-2)
USS Vernon County (LST-1161)USS Tripoli (LPH-10)2nd Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (2/26)5th Marine Division
Marine Barracks
  1968-1969, 0311, Bravo Co, 1st Recruit Training Bn
  1969-1970, 0311, USS Tulare (AKA-112)
  1969-1970, 0311, USS Paul Revere (APA 248)
  1969-1970, 0311, USS Vancouver (LPD-2)
  1969-1970, 0311, USS Vernon County (LST-1161)
  1969-1970, 0311, USS Tripoli (LPH-10)
  1969-1970, 0311, E Co, 2nd Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (2/26)
  1970-1971, 5th Marine Division
  1971-1972, 0311, Marine Barracks Whidbey Island
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
  1973-1975, Gavilan Community College, Gilroy CA
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