Pearson, Al, MGySgt

Military Police
 
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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
0311-Rifleman
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 (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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  1967-1968, 0369, 5th Marine Division



From Month/Year
December / 1967
To Month/Year
April / 1968
Unit
5th Marine Division Unit Page
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Location
Khe Sanh
Country/State
Quang Tri
 
 
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 5th Marine Division Details

5th Marine Division

The 5th Marine Division was a United States Marine Corps infantry division which was activated on 11 November 1943 (officially activated on 21 January 1944) at Camp Pendleton, California during World War II. The 5th Division saw its first combat action during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 where it sustained the highest number of casualties of the three Marine divisions of the V Amphibious Corps (invasion force). The 5th Division was to be part of the planned invasion of the Japan homeland before Japan surrendered. Assault troops of the 5th Division were included in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the V Amphibious Corps for extraordinary heroism on Iwo Jima from 19 to 28 February 1945. The 5th Division was deactivated on 5 February 1946.

The 5th Division was ordered to be reactivated on 1 March 1966 at Camp Pendleton, California, during the Vietnam War. The division, beginning with the reactivation of Regimental Landing Team 26 (RLT 26), was expected to be fully manned within one year; the 5th Division was never in command of the 26th Marine Regiment (26th Marines) in the war. In December, all three infantry battalions of the 26th Marines were fighting in Vietnam attached to the 3rd Marine Division. By June 1967, the 5th Division was ready to deploy anywhere. It was never intended that the 5th Division would go overseas. It was a force in readiness. But in February 1968, General William C. Westmoreland, U.S. Army, commander of U.S. forces in South Vietnam, asked for help because of the all-out Communist Tet Offensive. The 27th Marine Regiment (27th Marines), 5th Marine Division, was airlifted out on 48 hours notice, with 3,700 Marines. In September, it became the first major combat unit to come home from the Vietnam War. The 5th Marine Division formally deactivated on 26 November 1969

Type
HQ/Command Elements
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Parent Unit
WWII Units (Disbanded)
Strength
Division
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2013
   
   
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226 Members Also There at Same Time
5th Marine Division

Houser, Doug, Capt, (1966-1969) 3 0302 Captain
Smith, Ray, MGen, (1966-1999) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Biely, George, 1stSgt, (1964-1984) 3 0351 Sergeant
Coxen, Jim, Sgt, (1966-1970) 3 0311 Sergeant
Coxen, Jim, Sgt, (1966-1970) 3 0311 Sergeant
Dentinger, James, LtCol, (1965-1993) 3 0331 Sergeant
Dowdle, Joseph, MGySgt, (1964-1998) 3 0351 Sergeant
Pedersen, Richard, Sgt, (1967-1970) 3 0311 Sergeant
Peters, Bill, Sgt, (1967-1970) 3 0311 Sergeant
Pruitt, Kenneth, Sgt, (1965-1967) 3 0353 Sergeant
Ramos, Ijr, Sgt, (1963-1967) 3 0300 Sergeant
Rudd, Dwight, Sgt, (1965-1968) 3 0311 Sergeant
Swindler, Jr., Lowell, Sgt, (1966-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
COOPER, JIM, Cpl, (1966-1968) 3 0311 Corporal
Foley, Michael, Sgt, (1964-1968) 3 0311 Corporal
Heninger, Tom, Cpl, (1965-1968) 3 0311 Corporal
Kassemos, Dan, Cpl, (1963-1967) 3 0341 Corporal
Loersch, Phillip, SSgt, (1967-1971) 3 0311 Corporal
McGrath, Edward Albert, Cpl, (1966-1968) 3 0311 Corporal
Mitchell, William Thomas, Cpl, (1966-1972) 3 0311 Corporal
VanBuskirk, Harry, Cpl, (1966-1969) 3 0332 Corporal
Williams, J.O., Sgt, (1964-1968) 3 0311 Corporal
Zoglio, Robert, Cpl, (1964-1967) 3 0300 Corporal
Dougherty, John, Cpl, (1966-1968) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Ferguson, Gerald, Cpl, (1967-1969) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Hoffa, Lawrence, GySgt, (1967-2000) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
McCarthy, Whilton Anthony, LCpl, (1966-1967) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Webster, Ross, Maj, (1966-1992) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
White, Albert, Cpl, (1966-1972) 3 0351 Lance Corporal
Cottrell, James, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0331 Private 1st Class
Davis, Ronnie, PFC, (1967-1968) 3 0351 Private 1st Class
Heifner, Edward William, PFC, (1967-1968) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Piazza, Robert, PFC, (1967-1968) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Warren, Ernest, Cpl, (1967-1969) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Komar, Terry, LtCol, (1958-1978) 13 1302 Lieutenant Colonel
Cinciarelli, Roland, BGen, (1953-1983) 4 0410 Major
Robertson, Olin, Maj, (1956-1977) 43 4302 Major
Kinsey, Conrad, Capt, (1958-1974) 8 0802 Captain
Smith, James, Capt, (1965-1970) 25 2502 Captain
Wilson, Dean, Capt, (1964-1967) 8 0802 Captain
Wood, Myron, Capt, (1953-1974) 8 0801 Second Lieutenant
Kues, Edwin, CWO2, (1948-1970) Warrant Officer
Kelly, Clifford, GySgt, (1947-1968) 33 3381 Gunnery Sergeant
Faul, Elvin, SSgt, (1965-1969) 28 2851 Staff Sergeant
Foreit, Robert, SSgt, (1954-1977) 30 3041 Staff Sergeant
Heersink, John, SSgt, (1959-1969) 34 3441 Staff Sergeant
Smith, Frank, GySgt, (1952-1972) 2 0239 Staff Sergeant
Blair, Mickey, Sgt, (1966-1969) 35 3519 Sergeant
Clark, John, Sgt, (1963-1967) 1 0141 Sergeant
Frye, Joseph, Sgt, (1962-1976) 13 1345 Sergeant
Hendrickson, Mel, Sgt, (1964-1968) 8 0844 Sergeant
Hulet, Richard, Sgt, (1964-1968) 30 3051 Sergeant
Ladesich, Gregory, Sgt, (1966-1972) 8 0812 Sergeant
Pittman, Richard, MSgt, (1965-1988) 1 0161 Sergeant
Reffeor, Terence, Sgt, (1966-1968) 2 0251 Sergeant
Rhodes, Wayne, Sgt, (1964-1968) 23 2311 Sergeant
Rhodes, Wayne, Sgt, (1964-1968) 23 2311 Sergeant
Sawyer, Bob, Sgt, (1964-1971) 18 1833 Sergeant
Sayre, Jim, Sgt, (1964-1967) 8 0811 Sergeant

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