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Service Status
USMC Retired
Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Service Years
1946 - 1966
Last MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief


National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
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1970
Service to 1966
I&I Staff Rochester, NY 3rd Comm Co Force Troops
I&I Staff Rochester, NY 3rd Comm Co Force Troops
Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Location
Rochester, NY - United States
MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
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1963 - 1966
3rd Combat Engineer Bn/H&S Co
3rd Combat Engineer Bn/H&S Co
Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
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1962 - 1963
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Location
Camp Lejeune - North Carolina
MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
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1959 - 1962
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
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1961
Communications Chief Course
Communications Chief Course
Rank
Technical Sergeant
Location
San Diego - California
MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
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1958 - 1959
RS Detroit MI/RSS Traverse City MI
RS Detroit MI/RSS Traverse City MI
Rank
Technical Sergeant
Location
Traverse City - Michigan
MOS
8411-RSS Recruiter
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1955 - 1958
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
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1958
6th Marine Regiment
6th Marine Regiment
Rank
Technical Sergeant
Location
Camp Lejeune - North Carolina
MOS
2519-Wire Chief
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1954 - 1955
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
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1955
3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
Rank
Technical Sergeant
MOS
2519-Wire Chief
Comments
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1953 - 1954
RSS Stockton, CA
RSS Stockton, CA
Rank
Technical Sergeant
MOS
8411-RSS Recruiter
Comments
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1952 - 1953
Recruiters School, MCRD Parris Island
Recruiters School, MCRD Parris Island
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Parris Island - South Carolina
MOS
8411-RSS Recruiter
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1952 - 1952
Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Quantico - Virginia
MOS
2513-Construction Wireman
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1951 - 1952
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
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1952
Naval Communications Center Washington DC
Naval Communications Center Washington DC
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
2511-Field Wireman
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1951 - 1951
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Korea - Korea, South
MOS
2511-Field Wireman
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1950 - 1951
1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)/Weapons Co
1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)/Weapons Co
Rank
Sergeant
MOS
2511-Field Wireman
Comments
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1950 - 1951
Pohang Guerrilla Hunt
Description
In early 1951, the 1st Marine Division rooted out remnants of a North Korean division that had infiltrated the region surrounding Pohang and threatened X Corps headquarters at Taegu. Dubbed the "Pohan... More
1951 - 1951
Operation Ripper
Description
Operation Ripper, also known as the Fourth Battle of Seoul, was a United Nations military operation conceived by the commander US Eighth Army, General Matthew Ridgway, during the Korean War. The opera... More
1951 - 1951
Operation Killer
Description
The 2nd Division jumped-off on "Operation Killer" on 22 February. The initial advance was slow, not so much due to resistance as to terrain. The sector assigned to the 2nd Division presented enormous ... More
1951 - 1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
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1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
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1951
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
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1951
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
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1951
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1951
Marine Barracks McAlester, OK
Marine Barracks McAlester, OK
Rank
Sergeant
Location
McAlester, OK - United States
MOS
2511-Field Wireman
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1949 - 1950
UN Defensive (1950)
Description
Communist efforts to divide the South Koreans against themselves having failed, the North Koreans decided to attempt their subjugation by military force. At 0400, Sunday, 25 June 1950 (Korean Time), N... More
1950 - 1950
Second Battle of Seoul
Description
The advance on Seoul was slow and bloody, after the landings at Inchon. The reason was the appearance in the Seoul area of two first-class fighting units of the North Korean People's Army, the 78th In... More
1950 - 1950
UN Defensive (1950)
Description
Communist efforts to divide the South Koreans against themselves having failed, the North Koreans decided to attempt their subjugation by military force. At 0400, Sunday, 25 June 1950 (Korean Time), N... More
1950 - 1950
Evacuation of Hungnam
Description
The Hungnam evacuation, code-named Christmas Cargo, also known as the Miracle of Christmas, was the evacuation of UN forces and North Korean civilians from the port of Hungnam, North Korea, between 15... More
1950 - 1950
Battle of the Pusan Permineter
Description
From the outbreak of the Korean War following the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on 25 June 1950, the North Korean Korean People's Army had enjoyed superiority in both manpower and equipment o... More
Memories
My introduction to actual combat. It was hot,dusty and trying time. Water was a precious item and th... More
1950 - 1950
Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
Description
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign was a decisive battle in the Korean War. "Chosin" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Korean ... More
1950 - 1950
Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
Description
(September 15–26, 1950) in the Korean War, an amphibious landing by U.S. and South Korean forces at the port of Inchon, near the South Korean capital, Seoul. A daring operation planned and executed un... More
1950 - 1950
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Comments
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1950
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
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1950
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
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1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
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1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
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1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
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1950
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
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1950
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
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1950
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
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1950
Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I/Marine Corps Institute
Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I/Marine Corps Institute
Rank
Sergeant
Location
Washington, DC - United States
MOS
8211-Correspondence School Instructor
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1949 - 1949
Marine Barracks Camp LeJeune NC
Marine Barracks Camp LeJeune NC
Rank
Corporal
Location
Camp Lejeune - North Carolina
MOS
2513-Construction Wireman
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1947 - 1949
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
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1949
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. ... More
Comments
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1949
Field Telephone School, Camp Delmar, CA
Field Telephone School, Camp Delmar, CA
Rank
Private 1st Class
Location
Camp Delmar - California
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1947 - 1947
RTR, MCRD SD
RTR, MCRD SD
Rank
Private
Location
San Diego - California
MOS
521-Basic Marine, Enlisted
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1946 - 1947
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 232
School
Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
Platoon
232
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1946
Service from 1946
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
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1946

 
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