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
Current/Last 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 (Life Member) (Okinawa, Japan) [Verified]
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9723, Okinawa (Life Member) (FPO, AP) [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Member At Large) (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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  1965-1967, 8511, RTR, MCRD Parris Island/2nd Recruit Training Bn

From Month/Year
May / 1965
To Month/Year
November / 1967
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 RTR, MCRD Parris Island/2nd Recruit Training Bn Details

RTR, MCRD Parris Island/2nd Recruit Training Bn
Garrison - Training Commands
Parent Unit
RTR, MCRD Parris Island
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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2012
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31 Members Also There at Same Time
2nd Recruit Training Bn

VanNess, James, SSgt, (1958-1968) 8511 Staff Sergeant
Abernathy, Randy, Sgt, (1962-1968) 8511 Sergeant
French, Norman, MSgt, (1953-1975) 8511 Sergeant
Starbuck, Robert French, Sgt, (1961-1967) 8511 Sergeant
House, George, Cpl, (1966-1970) 521 Private
Nollmann, Thomas, Sgt, (1966-1975) 521 Private
Webersinn, William, Sgt, (1958-1967) 30 3041 Sergeant
RANDALL, CARL, Sgt, (1966-1984) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Bellflower, Jim, GySgt, (1966-1986) 1 0100 Private
Hires, Will, Capt, (1967-1988) 1 0100 Private
Lee, Douglas Wayne, Cpl, (1966-1967) 3 0300 Private
Mueller, Steven Wayne, LCpl, (1966-1967) 1 0100 Private
Redente, John, Cpl, (1966-1970) 30 3051 Private
Glynn, John, SSgt, (1960-1972) Staff Sergeant
Bibbey, Bruce, LCpl Private
Copeland, James, Sgt, (1966-1969) Private
Froelich, Tony, Cpl, (1967-1971) Private
Peterson, Thomas, Sgt, (1966-1971) Private
Marquis, Robert, MGySgt, (1965-2000) 0 Private
Sitten, Johnny Wayne, LCpl, (1967-1968) 3 Private
Pitcher, Peter, SSgt, (1967-1976) Private
Co D

Holladay, Guy, Sgt, (1964-1967) 3 0351 Sergeant
Carroll, Raymond, PFC, (1965-1969) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
Co K

Cowan, Arthur, SgtMaj, (1953-1985) 8511 Staff Sergeant
Sommers, David, SgtMajMC, (1960-1991) 8511 Staff Sergeant
Stewart, Ronald, Capt, (1960-1985) 8511 Sergeant
Abrams, C.M., SSgt, (1965-1971) 521 Private
Weathers, Nathaniel, GySgt, (1954-1968) 3 0369 Staff Sergeant
Stone, MaryEllen, MGySgt, (1965-2001) 1 0151 Corporal
Pritchett, James, LCpl, (1965-1992) 35 3531 Lance Corporal
Linkowski, Peter, Sgt, (1964-1968) 3 0300 Private

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