McLaughlin, John, LtGen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
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Primary Unit
1975-1977, 9903, HQ FMFPAC
Service Years
1941 - 1977

Lieutenant General


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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Savannah, GA

Date of Passing
Aug 08, 2002
Location of Interment
Beaufort National Cemetery - Beaufort, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec. 60/Site 110

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic US Joint Forces Command French Fourragere COMSIXTHFLT Badge USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LtGen McLaughlin retired from the USMC on July 1, 1977.  He moved back to the Savannah, GA area upon his retirement.  He would survive two battles with cancer only to die of heart failure in
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), X
 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)MCB Quantico, VAUS Army  Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GAUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
US ArmyPrisoner of WarMCB Quantico, VAUS Navy
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)US Navy/CNO/OPNAVNational War College6th Marine Regiment
I MEF/1st Marine DivisionUS Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA4th Marine Division
  1942-1944, 0302, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1944-1947, 0302, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1948-1948, 0302, US Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA
  1948-1950, 0302, Coronado Naval Amphibious Warfare Training
  1950-1950, 9905, US Army
  1950-1953, 0302, Prisoner of War - Korea
  1953-1956, 0302, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1956-1959, 0302, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1959-1961, 9905, US Navy/6th Fleet
  1961-1963, 9905, Assistant Secretary Of The Navy (HQMC)
  1963-1964, 9905, CNO/OPNAV/Chief of Staff Naval Operations / Staff
  1964-1965, 9905, National War College
  1965-1967, 9903, 6th Marine Regiment
  1967-1968, 9903, US Readiness Command (USREDCOM)
  1968-1968, 9903, I MEF/1st Marine Division
  1968-1969, 9905, US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)
  1969-1973, 9903, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1973-1974, 4th Marine Division
  1974-1975, 9903, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1975-1977, 9903, HQ FMFPAC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Colleges Attended
Emory UniversityGeorge Washington UniversityNational War College
  1937-1941, Emory University
  1963-1965, George Washington University
  1964-1965, National War College
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