Little, Leslie, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0300-Basic Infantryman
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Primary Unit
1974-1974, 8536, 4th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1965 - 1974
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Cold War Certificate
Combat Water Safety Swimmer (CWSS)
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United States
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Ivy Little-Family to remember Marine SSgt Leslie Little (Lifer).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Date of Passing
Feb 04, 2012
Location of Interment
Washington Crossing National Cemetery - Newtown, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere Vietnam Combined Action Platoon (CAP)

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Marine Recruiter Cold War Medal

Combined Action Company Centurion Award

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 15Marine Corps Together We ServedParris Island ChapterTWS Honor Roll
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 15 (Executive Secretary) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) [Verified]5
  2010, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, USMC Drill Instructors Association, Parris Island Chapter (Member at Large) (Parris Island, South Carolina) [Verified]264
  2012, TWS Honor Roll [Verified]

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 Tributes from Members  
When I'm Gone posted by 99 Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj -Deceased 
R.I.P.BROTHER posted by 35 Moore, Ronnie Eugene (curley), LCpl 856
Rest in peace, brother. posted by 35 Heckert, Richard, Cpl 140
rest in peace posted by 13 Mattingly, Joseph (matt), Sgt 13
For My Brother Leslie posted by 35 Pilgrim, William, Jr. (Wild Bill), Sgt 898 
Rest Easy Lifer posted by 40 Fletcher, Stephen (Fletch), Cpl 7548
HONOR posted by Camp, Aubie, Cpl 29
Rest in peace, brother............. posted by Ferland, Roland (Frenchy), Sgt -Deceased 
GO WITH THE LORD posted by 35 Hensler, David (Oso/Gordo), GySgt 1621
Rest in Peace Marine> posted by 01 Roberts, Michael (Mike), Cpl 11
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  1974-1974, 8536, 4th Marine Regiment

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 4th Marine Regiment Details

4th Marine Regiment
The 4th Marine Regiment was first activated in April 1914 as part of the Marine Corps' Advances Base Force. The regiment was deployed to the Dominican Republic the following year for a peacekeeping duty that lasted ten years. The 4th Marines were reassigned to San Diego in 1924. Two years later, the regiment was assigned to mail guard duty in the western United States. In early 1927, it sailed for Shanghai. Their principal mission: to protect American lives and property. Despite periodic outbreaks of internal disorder, most of the 4th Marines' 14-year tour in China was a relatively peaceful garrison duty. In late 1941, war loomed in the Far East. On November 28, the era of the China Marines ended, as the last of the regiment set sail for the Philippines.

They arrived on December 1 and were assigned to protect the naval station at Olongapo and nearby Mariveles. Seven days later, Japanese troops landed in Luzon and the 4th Marines were placed under U.S. Army control and subsequently assigned to defend the island fortress of Corregidor, which guards the entrance to Manila Bay. Over the next four months, the 4th Marines grew from a two-battalion regiment to one of five battalions, in the process becoming one of the oldest units in Marine Corps history. As defensive positions fell and units disintegrated, stragglers from the U.S. Army and Navy, as well as small Filipino units were assigned to it. Resistance on the Bataan Peninsula ended on April 9. This permitted Japanese artillery to concentrate on Corregidor. Landing craft began moving toward the island the evening of May 5. At noon the next day, Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, commander of U.S. Forces in the Philippines, surrendered. The 4th Marines burned their colors and -- temporarily -- ceased to exist.

The regiment was reborn in February 1944, when it was reconstituted in Guadalcanal from units of the 1st Marine Raider Regiment. The new 4th Marine Regiment seized Emirau Island in the Central Pacific. Then, as a part the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, it took part in the recapture of Guam. The brigade soon became the 6th Marine Division and with its other regiments, the 4th Marines landed on Okinawa on April 1, 1945. Following the Japanese surrender, the 4th Marines were detached and ordered to occupy the Japanese naval base at Yokusoko. Subsequently, as a part of the post-World War II drawdown, the regiment was inactivated.

In 1951, the 4th Marine Regiment was reactivated at Camp Pendleton, California. It sailed for Japan the following year with the rest of the 3rd Marine Division. When the division was reassigned to Okinawa in 1955, the 4th Marines moved to Kaneohe, Hawaii, where they stayed until the division was committed to Vietnam in 1965. In 1972, the regiment took up residence on Okinawa, its current home base. In 1990-91, the 4th Marines took part in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as part of the III Marine Amphibious Force. Since then, 4th Marine Regiment has been involved in many joint exercises that have taken the regiment all across Asia and the Middle East.

1914 ?? 42; 1944 ?? 49; 1952 ?? present
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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011
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Hoe Street
GT's Photo Album
Human Relations School
290 Members Also There at Same Time
4th Marine Regiment

Carlson, Storm, Cpl, (1973-1976) 25 2531 Corporal
Carr, Jr., Fred, GySgt, (1970-1995) 25 2542 Corporal
Luna, Richard, Cpl, (1972-1974) 30 3042 Corporal
Maness, Legrand, Cpl, (1972-1974) Corporal
1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)

Collins, Stanley, 1stLt, (1973-1976) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Singley, George, Capt, (1973-1981) 3 0302 Second Lieutenant
Welch, Walt, Maj, (1973-1979) 3 0302 Second Lieutenant
Cruz, Abelardo, MGySgt, (1968-1997) 25 2591 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Jette, Peter, MGySgt, (1965-1998) 35 3537 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Miles, T.J., MSgt, (1963-1990) 30 3051 Master Sergeant
Hannah, Donald, GySgt, (1974-2005) 33 3381 Gunnery Sergeant
Thacker, Daniel, GySgt, (1974-1982) 3 0326 Gunnery Sergeant
Gonzales, Ricardo, SSgt, (1972-1981) 33 3372 Staff Sergeant ("The President's Own")
Toher, David, MSgt, (1968-1986) 4 0441 Staff Sergeant
Bernard, John, Sgt, (1968-1977) 25 2531 Sergeant
Daily, Dennis Michael, SSgt, (1965-1977) 1 0182 Sergeant
Duvall, Max, Sgt, (1974-1984) 3 0341 Sergeant
Estrada, Robert, Sgt, (1973-1981) 3 0331 Sergeant
Hoch, Karl, Sgt, (1973-1977) 25 2533 Sergeant
Peck, William, GySgt, (1965-1991) 3 0311 Sergeant
Rickert, Tim, Sgt, (1974-1976) 3 0311 Sergeant
Arrowood, James, SSgt, (1973-1981) 3 0341 Corporal
Biesman, Randall, GySgt, (1974-1994) 3 0341 Corporal
Cameron, James, Cpl, (1973-1976) 3 0341 Corporal
Chiaia, Anthony, Cpl, (1973-1975) 3 0311 Corporal
Coulter, Terrance, Cpl, (1973-1976) 3 Corporal
Crispin, Don, Cpl, (1968-1974) 25 2531 Corporal
Cruz, Edward, CWO4, (1973-1993) 3 0311 Corporal
George, Daniel, Sgt, (1973-1977) 3 0323 Corporal
Hady, Tim, GySgt, (1973-1997) 3 0311 Corporal
HALL, RONNIE, Sgt, (1973-1979) 3 0311 Corporal
Katz, Allan, SSgt, (1973-1983) 3 0311 Corporal
Marks, Samuel, Cpl, (1974-1976) 3 0331 Corporal
Martinez, Eduardo, Cpl, (1974-1980) 3 0331 Corporal
Moore, Jack, SSgt, (1971-1991) 3 0311 Corporal
Tucker, Charles, Cpl, (1971-1974) 7 0756 Corporal
Arizmendi, Danny, Sgt, (1973-1977) 3 0351 Lance Corporal
Burton, Donald, Cpl, (1974-1978) 2 0211 Lance Corporal
Ceniceros, Alfredo, Sgt, (1974-1976) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Cox, Jackie, SSgt, (1973-1980) 3 0351 Lance Corporal
DeJesus, Roberto, LCpl, (1974-1977) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Eves, Kevin, LCpl, (1973-1976) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Gervas, Wally, Cpl, (1974-1978) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Jones, Jeffrey, Sgt, (1973-1977) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Luke, Robert, Sgt, (1974-1978) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Miller, Keith, Sgt, (1972-1977) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Slack, David, MGySgt, (1973-1999) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
White, Charles, Cpl, (1973-1977) 3 0351 Lance Corporal
Williams, John, LCpl, (1972-1977) 3 Lance Corporal
Youso, David, MSgt, (1974-1998) 25 2531 Lance Corporal
Castillo, Roberto H, PFC, (1973-1975) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
HILL, MIKE, 1stSgt, (1973-1995) 3 0351 Private 1st Class
Howard, Gardner, PFC, (1974-1978) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Ragan, William(Bill), MSgt, (1973-1997) 3 0351 Private 1st Class
Rivera, Armando, PFC, (1973-1975) 3 0341 Private 1st Class
Maxwell, Talmon, Pvt, (1973-1974) 3 Private
Murphey, Griffin, LT, (1974-1986) 0 HM-8404 Lieutenant
Chance, Michael, HMCS, (1971-1997) 0 HM-8404 Petty Officer Second Class
Shaw, David, HM3, (1971-1974) HM-8404 Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer

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