Dukes, Thom, MSgt

Airfield Services
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Life Member
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
7011-Aircraft Recovery Specialist
Current/Last MOSGroup
Airfield Services
Previously Held MOS
7001-Basic Airfield Services Marine
5811-Military Policeman
8421-Career Planner
8411-General Recruiter
8411-RSS Recruiter
Primary Unit
1987-1991, 8421, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)
Service Years
1965 - 1991
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Certificate of Commendation
Meritorious Mast
Water Survival Intermediate (WSI)

Master Sergeant

Six Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Marine Recruiter Shellback Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Centurion Award

Vietnam 50th Anniversary Southeast Asia War Games Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
Post 1503, General Lewis B.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)American Legion
SATS-EAF AssociationMarine Corps Together We ServedChapter 7
  1972, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1503, General Lewis B."Chesty" Puller Post (Chaplain) (Dale City, Virginia) [Verified]
  1974, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]
  1974, Marine Corps League [Verified]
  1989, Marine Corps League, Mickey Finn; Detachment 333 (Vice Commander) (Triangle, Virginia) [Verified]
  1990, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1997, American Legion [Verified]
  1998, SATS-EAF Association
  1998, SATS-EAF Association
  1998, SATS-EAF Association
  2006, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2008, SATS-EAF Association
  2008, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 7 (Executive Secretary) (Fredericksburg, Virginia) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Honey-do professional
Other Comments:
VFW Life Member Post 1503 Dale City, VA... SATS/EAF Association, Life Member...Marine Corps League  Mickey Finn Det Quantico, VA Life Member...... American Legion Member Post 290 Stafford, VA
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles - 2 Marines Remembered
  • Kupersmith, Muriel, Sgt, (1944-1946)
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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert 6th AwardPistol Expert 9th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 367
  1965, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 367
 Unit Assignments
Aviation UnitsUSMC (United States Marine Corps)MWSG-37USS Summer County (LST-1148)
MABS-15MCAS Iwakuni, JapanMABS-13MCALF Bogue Field
MWSG-17MAG-31/H&MS-31Recruiters School, MCRD Parris IslandRS New York, NY
Recruiting Units1st MAW/MWHS-1NATTC, Memphis TNMarine Corps Det, NAS Lakehurst, NJ
MABS-24MAG-24/H&MS-24HMM-364MCAS  Kaneohe, HI
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)
  1965-1965, 7001, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Memphis, TN
  1966-1966, 7011, Aircraft Recovery/EAF A School
  1966-1966, MWSG-37
  1966-1966, USS Summer County (LST-1148)
  1966-1967, 7011, MABS-15
  1967-1967, 5811, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
  1967-1969, 7011, MABS-13
  1969-1970, 7011, MCALF Bogue Field
  1970-1970, 8421, Career Planners School (Career Counselor)
  1970-1971, 8421, MABS-14
  1971-1972, 7011, MWSG-17
  1972-1974, 8421, MAG-31/H&MS-31
  1974-1974, 8411, Recruiters School, MCRD Parris Island
  1974-1976, 8411, RS New York, NY
  1976-1979, 8411, RS Hartford, CT
  1979-1980, 7011, 1st MAW/MWHS-1
  1980-1980, 7011, NATTC, Memphis TN
  1980-1983, 7011, Marine Corps Det, NAS Lakehurst, NJ
  1983-1984, 7011, MABS-24
  1984-1985, 8421, MAG-24/H&MS-24
  1985-1985, 8421, HMM-364
  1985-1987, 8421, MCAS Kaneohe, HI/H&HS
  1987-1991, 8421, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 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.
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?
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
  1982-1983, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
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  Fishing 20071
  San Francisco EAF Reunion 20044
  Bermuda 20072
  Dominican Republic EAF Reunion 20051
  Striped Bass1
  EAF School Class 80051
  EAF School Class 81032
  EAF School Class 82011
  EAF School Staff Jun801
  EAF School Staff Jun811
  Dominican Republc 20051
  Philadelphia EAF reunion 20073
  Ft Lauderdale EAF Reunion 20034
  RVN 19673
  Jan 03, 2013, General Photos
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