Arney, Gary, PFC

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 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1966-1969, 0311, MARDET USS Bennington (CVS-20)
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Golden Shellback Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Private 1st Class


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Shellback

Cold War

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles - 39 Marines Remembered
  • Anderson, Grant, LCpl, (1966-1969)
  • Arney, Phillip, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Bergstrom, Carl, Col, (1950-1980)
  • Dickey, Robert, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Fairley, Carl, Cpl, (1966-1970)
  • Fox, John, Cpl
  • Harvold, Michael Leslie, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Holmes, Charles E, LCpl, (1965-1969)
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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle MarksmanPistol Marksman

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 3725
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Training School(s) WestSea School MCRD San DiegoMARDET USS Bennington (CVS-20)7th Fleet
MARDET USS Bennington (CVS-20)28th Marine Regiment
  1966-1966, 0311, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1966-1966, 0311, Infantry Training School (Cadre) Camp Pendleton
  1966-1966, 0311, Sea School MCRD San Diego
  1966-1968, 0311, MARDET USS Bennington (CVS-20)
  1966-1969, 0311, 7th Fleet
  1966-1969, 0311, MARDET USS Bennington (CVS-20)
  1966-1969, 0311, MARDET USS Bennington (CVS-20)
  1969-1969, 0311, 3rd Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (3/28)
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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
  1970-1971, Heald Institute of Technology
 Military Association Memberships
Lt. Alexander Bonnyman; Detachment 924Marine Corps Together We ServedUSS Bennington CV-20 Association-National Rifle Association (NRA)
United States Seagoing Marine Association
  2003, Marine Corps League, Lt. Alexander Bonnyman; Detachment 924 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Knoxville, Tennessee) [Verified]
  2004, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2008, Marine Corps League, Lt. Alexander Bonnyman; Detachment 924 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Knoxville, Tennessee) [Verified]
  2015, USS Bennington CV-20 Association
  2015, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2016, United States Seagoing Marine Association
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Why I joined the Marine Corps13
  A Marine
  San Juan High School
  West Bremerton High School
  Nov 16, 2015, General Photos1
  Oct 03, 2018, Honor Air Knoxville
 Additional Information
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