Aaron, James, LCpl

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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1966-1966, H&HS Co. MCAS Beaufort, MCAS Beaufort, SC
Service Years
1963 - 1966

Lance Corporal


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 20Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Military Order of the Purple HeartPost 201
Kentucky State Council
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 20 (Operations Officer) (Glasgow, Kentucky) [Verified]
  2011, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  2016, American Legion, Post 201 (Associate Member) (Louisville, Kentucky) [Verified]
  2016, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Kentucky State Council (Member At Large) (Louisville, Kentucky) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Painting this old house O K so I'LL finish next spring.
Other Comments:
I Golf, therefore I am. Retired GM Corvette Always served the best. OOH-RAH

2011 Barren River Lake      2014 Club Champion
State Resort Park G C       Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Senior Club Champion

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  1965-1966, 0311, 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)

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January / 1965
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February / 1966
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 3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3) Details

3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)
The 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3) was originally formed at New River, North Carolina in 1942 and saw action on both Bougainville and Guam during World War II, where it won the first of its Presidential Unit Citations for "gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions"; and the first of its Navy Unit Commendations for "outstanding service". Marines in the battalion were awarded one Medal of Honor and seven Navy Crosses during the war. Following World War II, 3rd Battalion was disbanded until 1951, when it was reformed in California. The battalion was alerted for possible deployment during the 1956 Suez War and the 1958 intervention in Lebanon. In 1965, the Marines of 3rd Battalion were deployed to Vietnam and participated in Operation Starlite, the first major Marine engagement of that conflict. The battalion continued to see major action through the Vietnam War and was rotated back to the United States in 1969. Alumni from its time in Vietnam include Sergeant Robert O'Malley the first Marine in Vietnam to be awarded the Medal of Honor, Oliver North, and John Ripley. Around the end of the Vietnam War, 3rd Battalion was deactivated for a second time in 1974.

In 1975, 3rd Battalion was reformed for the third (and last) time at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. During this period, the battalion conducted numerous deployments in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. In 1983, 3rd Battalion deployed off the coast of Lebanon for several weeks during a particularly tense period in the civil war. During the 1980s, the battalion was briefly commanded by Charles Krulak, the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, who nicknamed 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines "America's Battalion" because it was similar to the nickname used by the Dallas Cowboys. 3rd Battalion deployed again in 1990 as part of Operation Desert Shield and saw action at the Battle of Khafji and again during the liberation of Kuwait. In the first decade of the 21st century the battalion deployed twice overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.
Ground Unit
Parent Unit
3rd Marine Regiment
Created/Owned By
04  Prosser, Richard, Capt 9 

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2014
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Marquardt,Hayden,Bucks,Rimpson, James,Guzman

Best Moment
Going Back to the world


Worst Moment
Operation Starlite

My Photos For This Unit
Boot Camp
Returning from field Hosp.
Onered Marine
394 Members Also There at Same Time
3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)

Barta, William, Sgt, (1960-1966) 3 0311 Sergeant
Cooke, William, Sgt, (1964-1972) 3 0311 Sergeant
Frye, Larry, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
Gants, Tom, Sgt, (1965-1968) 3 0311 Sergeant
North, Gary, Sgt, (1963-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
Outwater, Albert Aleya, Sgt, (1963-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
Prescott, Milton Emmett, Sgt, (1966-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
PRINCE, PHILLIP, Maj, (1955-1979) 3 0311 Sergeant
Randel Jr, Garrrett, Col, (1959-2000) 3 0311 Sergeant
Tweedy, Robert, Sgt, (1963-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
Upright, Edwin Francis, Sgt, (1960-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
Vaden, Robert Lee, Sgt, (1962-1966) 3 0311 Sergeant
Waiau, Simon, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
Waiau, Simon, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
Laux, Michael Deane, Cpl, (1964-1966) 3 0311 Corporal
Lunzmann, Lawrence (Larry), Cpl, (1965-1967) 3 0311 Corporal
Phelps, Ted, Cpl, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Corporal
Russell, Daniel, Cpl, (1964-1967) 3 0311 Corporal
Waiau, Simon, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Corporal
White, William, Cpl, (1966-1969) 3 0311 Corporal
Baronowski, Michael Alexa, LCpl, (1965-1966) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Bradley, Lyman, Sgt, (1964-1967) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Cooper, Howard, Sgt, (1966-1969) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Gobert, Ron, LCpl, (1964-1967) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Hisey, William, LCpl, (1965-1974) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Kotik, Robert John, LCpl, (1966-1967) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Long, John, LCpl, (1964-1966) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Mangrum, George Thomas, LCpl, (1966-1967) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Matthews, Robert, Cpl, (1962-1968) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Pacheco, Jose Anthony, LCpl, (1963-1966) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Perea, Edward, LCpl, (1964-1966) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Sims, Richard, LCpl, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Torres, Jesse, Sgt, (1965-1968) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Crouson, Michael Lee, PFC, (1966-1966) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Harris, Michael Stevens, PFC, (1964-1965) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Hernandez, Pedro, PFC, (1966-1966) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Koehler, Ronald Lee, PFC, (1964-1965) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Lee, Nathanael, PFC, (1964-1965) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Miller, Patrick, PFC, (1962-1968) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Morales, Victor Hugo, PFC, (1965-1966) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Weber, Dennis Lee, PFC, (1964-1965) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Dean, Clyde D, LtGen, (1954-1987) 3 0302 Major
Wawrzyniak, Stanley, LtCol, (1940-1981) 3 0302 Major
Ripley, John, Col, (1957-1992) 3 0302 Captain
Bednar, William, Maj, (1961-1984) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Goodwin, Forrest, 1stLt, (1964-1967) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Mitchell, Joseph Robert, 2ndLt, (1963-1967) 3 0302 Second Lieutenant
Stamper, Thomas Burton, Capt, (1954-1975) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Arnold, David, GySgt, (1958-1969) 3 0369 Gunnery Sergeant
Davis, Michael, GySgt, (1966-1986) 3 0326 Gunnery Sergeant
Halbert, Ken, SSgt, (1964-1975) 3 0369 Staff Sergeant
Malone, Jack, SSgt, (1961-1967) 3 0352 Staff Sergeant
Roach, William, 1stLt, (1958-1978) 3 0369 Staff Sergeant
Alvarez, George, Sgt, (1966-1969) 3 0351 Sergeant
Bogert, Gordon, Sgt, (1963-1967) 3 0353 Sergeant
Collins, Richard, Sgt, (1963-1967) 3 0351 Sergeant
Harris, James, Sgt, (1966-1969) 3 0351 Sergeant
Heintze, Larry, Sgt, (1963-1967) 3 0317 Sergeant
Huddleston, John, Sgt, (1964-1967) 3 0300 Sergeant

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