Pearson, Al, MGySgt

Military Police
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
5811-Military Policeman
Current/Last MOSGroup
Military Police
Previously Held MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
0341-Mortar Man
8511-Drill Instructor
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
5813-Accident Investigator
Primary Unit
1983-1986, 5811, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa/H&S Bn
Service Years
1956 - 1986
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate
Cold War Certificate
Great Lakes Certificate

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Detachment 816Post 9723, OkinawaChapter 10
Post 79USMC East Coast Drill Instructors AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  1970, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified]
  1979, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  1987, Marine Corps League, Detachment 816 (Vice Commander) (Okinawa, Japan) [Verified]
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9723, Okinawa (Member) (FPO, AP) [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Executive Secretary) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 79 (Paid Up For Life) (New Port Richey, Florida) [Verified]
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 165 (Red Eyed Gnawer) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2012, USMC East Coast Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  2012, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am fully retired. I volunteer with visiting sick and confined hospital comrades. Assist widows and orphans of our departed comrades.

I was a 0311 during ITR. Afterwards I served as a 0331 Machine Gunner. In 1963 I was assigned to H&S Co 2/8, CLNC and become a 0341 81 Mortarman. I was assigned as a MP 5811/5813 from Jan71 to  my 30 years were completed on 01 July 1986.
Other Comments:
I served my 1st 15 yrs as Infantry and my last 15 as Military Police Provost Sgt/Accident Investigator.

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  1958-1959, 0331, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)

From Month/Year
September / 1958
To Month/Year
July / 1959
2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8) Unit Page
Lance Corporal
0331-Machine Gunner
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United States
 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8) Details

2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
Combat - Ground Unit
Parent Unit
8th Marine Regiment
Created/Owned By
03  Dubois, David, Sgt 19

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2014
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23 Members Also There at Same Time
2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)

Bailey, Cornelius, Sgt, (1956-1959) 3 0311 Sergeant
Buck, William, MSgt, (1956-1980) 3 0369 Sergeant
Collins, Dan, Sgt, (1955-1960) 3 0369 Sergeant
Mabery, Robert E, Sgt, (1956-1958) 3 0311 Sergeant
JONES, JIMMYE, GySgt, (1957-1977) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
Sessa, Bruce, LCpl, (1957-1961) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Maxson, Roger, Sgt, (1958-1964) 3 0311 Private
Caldara, Lucian, GySgt, (1953-1979) 25 2511 Sergeant
Sottile, Vincent, Cpl, (1955-1961) 25 2511 Corporal
Butler, John, LCpl, (1958-1961) 8 0811 Lance Corporal
CLARK, GEORGE, LCpl, (1958-1962) 25 2531 Lance Corporal
Sottile, James, PFC, (1955-1961) 25 2511 Private 1st Class
Nicoll, William, Sgt, (1955-1959) Sergeant
PRINCE, PHILLIP, Maj, (1955-1979) Corporal
Ingram, John, SgtMaj, (1952-1980) Lance Corporal
Sottile, James, PFC, (1955-1961) Private 1st Class
Battalion Landing Team (BLT)

Pignataro, Joseph, Cpl, (1957-1960) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
E Co

Devereaux, Jewel, Capt, (1955-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
F Co

Fow, Louis, Cpl, (1958-1962) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Kovacs, Lawrence, PFC, (1957-1963) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
H Co

Wieners, Rudolph, GySgt, (1942-1962) 3 0369 Technical Sergeant
H&S Co

Marino, Charles, Cpl, (1955-1958) 3 0311 Corporal
Hernandez-Crespo, Jose, Cpl, (1958-1964) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
Devereaux, Jewel, Capt, (1955-1969) 4 0431 Sergeant
Weapons Co

Moon, Larry, SgtMaj, (1956-1982) 3 0341 Private 1st Class

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