May, Rolland, MSgt

Printing And Reproduction
 TWS Ribbon Bar
Life Member
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
45 kb
Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
1541-Reproduction Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Printing And Reproduction
Previously Held MOS
1532-Process Camera Operator
8156-Marine Security Guard
Primary Unit
1964-1968, 1541, MCB Quantico, VA
Service Years
1948 - 1968
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Meritorious Mast
Voice Edition

Master Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin USMC Retired Pin (20 Years) US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Marine Embassy Guard Association (MEGA)Marine Corps Together We ServedPost 10Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Marine Corps Engineer Association (MCEA)8th & I Reunion Association
  1997, Marine Embassy Guard Association (MEGA)
  2004, Marine Corps Together We Served
  2007, American Legion, Post 10 (Manassas, Virginia)
  2009, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  2009, Marine Corps Engineer Association (MCEA)
  2014, 8th & I Reunion Association

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Retired from paying jobs. Have worked as a volunteer for 25 years at the Manassas Museum.

Other Comments:

Life member Marine Embassy Guard Association & Marine Corps Engineer Association.



 Remembrance Profiles - 4 Marines Remembered

 Tributes from Members  
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE posted by 04 Fuller, Ronald (Ron), MGySgt 2555
Life & Times of M/Sgt.Rolland May posted by 03 Shaver, John, Jr. (Rebel 1-0), Sgt -Deceased 

 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert 4th AwardPistol Expert 2nd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1948, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), E/243
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
MarForRes2nd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris IslandMCB Quantico, VAHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Marine Security Guard (MSG)MCB Camp Lejeune, NCH&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)MARDET Fort Belvoir VA
HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)2nd Topographic Co, Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic (FMFLANT)Marine Corps Institute, Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & IFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1948-1948, Standby Reserve
  1948-1949, Co E, 2nd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1949-1951, 1532, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1952-1952, 8156, F Company, HqBn, HQMC, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1952-1954, 8156, MSG Detachment Madras, India
  1954-1957, 1541, H&S Bn, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
  1955-1955, 1541, Office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
  1957-1957, 1541, MARDET Fort Belvoir VA
  1957-1958, 1541, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
  1957-1958, 1541, 2nd Topographic Co, Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic (FMFLANT)
  1958-1961, 1541, Marine Corps Institute, Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I
  1961-1964, 1541, H&S Bn, HQ FMFPAC
  1964-1968, 1541, MCB Quantico, VA
 Formal Schools and Courses
  1957-1957, (Army) Process Photography Course (Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia)2
 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.
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
Graduate School, USAUniversity of HawaiiUniversity of VirginiaNorthern Virginia Community College
George Mason University
  1958-1961, Graduate School, USA1
  1962-1964, University of Hawaii
  1964-1968, University of Virginia1
  1972-1976, Northern Virginia Community College
  1976-1979, George Mason University1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Marine Embassy Guard Association table at MSG Graduation, Quantico VA,1
  Reunion, Sept1
  Globe and Laurel3
  Future wife, Madras, India 19531
  Nov 10, 1953, Marine Security Guard, American Consulate General, Madras, India1
  Aug 03, 2005, Then and now
  Oct 01, 2011, Forum Photos29
  Sep 01, 2012, Other Photos3