Enochs, Gary, SSgt

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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
5953-Air Traffic Control Radar Technician
Current/Last MOSGroup
Electronic Maintenance
Previously Held MOS
2531-Field Radio Operator
2532-Multichannel Equipment Operator
6000-Basic Aircraft Maintenance Marine
5958-Air Traffic Control Comms Repairman
8981-Military Affiliate Radio System Radio Operator
5954-Air Traffic Control Communications Technician
4066-Small Computer Systems Specialist (SCSS)
9956-Ground Safety Specialist (Officer/Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1994-1995, 9956, MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA, ComCabs West
Service Years
1976 - 1996
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Staff Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin USMC Retired Pin (30 Years) US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Blue Star

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Gold Team
  2007, Semper Fi #1 Memorial Honor Detail, Gold Team (Member) (Riverside, CA, California)3

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Since retirement and after 1 year in the private sector, I have worked with the county in Flood Control, District Attorney and since July 1999 with the Sheriff's Department.

I am currently a member of Semper Fi #1, a Memorial Honor Detail #15 at Riverside National Cemetary. Our all volunteer unit performs up to 20 funerals per month to provide full military honors for deceased military personnel and their families. See www.againtheyserve.org for details
Other Comments:
My son is a Deputy Sheriff after 4 years USMC and my daughter is a credentialed high school teacher teaching for 6 years in Lake Elsinore before moving to Kansas and becoming a dispatcher for the county Sheriff there.

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Training Exercise - Fortress Lightning '77
From Month/Year
October / 1977
To Month/Year
October / 1977

Joint United States - Philippine Military operation on the Island of Mindoro, Republic of the Philippines.

October 21, 1977, 24 Marines were killed and 13 injured when a CH53-D Super Stallion plummeted off a cliff and fell 400 feet in the Philippine jungle below during Exercise Fortress Lightening.

CH-53 crashed in Mindoro, Philippines during sling load operations due to a design flaw in the tail rotor drive; 31 US Marines serving in Operation Fortress Lightning were killed.
CREW HMH – 462
Crapse, John L., Capt 
Gehardt, George M., Capt.
Casey, William Sgt.
Anderson, Charles, Sgt.
Aguirre, F R LC PL
Baker, A R LC PL
Bauer, J R PFC
Bennett, R N C PL
Bowman, Steve R LC PL
Brinkley, K W PFC
Dicag, A R CPL
Ernsberger Jr., L H CPL
Fitspatrich, M L LC PL
Hallam, O or O,Hallam CPL
Jones, B I PFC
LaFferre, M A PFC
Layne, H L LC PL
Quiane, M L LC PL
Schwartz, K K PFC
Smith, D G SGT
Suda, A LC PL
West, J L LC PL
Wright, D A PFC
Holman, E C PFC
Workman, J F SSGT 
Jacobson, G J CPL
Morris, E J PFC
Fernald D G LC PL
Hancock, D G LCPL
Hathway, A W PFC
Kane, M PFC
Lane, E N PFC
Criega, R S LCPL
Ward, G J PFC
Perry, R G PFC
Baxter, W C HA
Dolan, S R HN
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
October / 1977
To Month/Year
October / 1977
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  53 Also There at This Battle:
  • Andree, Gary, Sgt, (1975-1984)
  • Andrus, Steven, Sgt, (1975-1981)
  • Bendel, Richard, Cpl, (1976-1980)
  • Bowlin, Leonard, LCpl, (1975-1981)
  • Collins, Michael, LCpl, (1976-1979)
  • Corner, Randy, MGySgt, (1974-2005)
  • Debow, Chris, MGySgt, (1971-1998)
  • Egan Jr, Joseph, LCpl, (1975-1979)
  • Fagerberg, Dennis, SSgt, (1970-1978)
  • Fashaw, Luke, Sgt, (1976-1986)
  • Fields, Gene, SSgt, (1975-1982)
  • Grittmann, Brian, GySgt, (1975-1996)
  • Hedeen, Jerry, Cpl, (1976-1979)
  • Hillman, Richard, Maj, (1972-1995)
  • Jose, Arnie, GySgt, (1976-2000)
  • Kain, David, Sgt, (1974-1977)
  • Lambert, Bryan, Cpl, (1974-1979)
  • Lunn, James, MSgt, (1974-1996)
  • Matthews, Gary, CWO5, (1974-2000)
  • McCord, Charles, Capt, (1976-1989)
  • Meinel, Chandler, Sgt, (1976-1980)
  • Minnis, Charles, MGySgt, (1975-2001)
  • Montenegro, Ricardo, GySgt, (1974-1986)
  • Newcomb, Eddy, LCpl, (1976-1978)
  • O'Day, Kenneth, LCpl, (1976-1980)
  • Phipps, Gerald, Sgt, (1976-1980)
  • Rodkey, Christopher, SSgt, (1975-1984)
  • Rodriguez, Leandro, SSgt, (1975-1993)
  • Simon, Guy, Sgt, (1974-1978)
  • Sparling, Joseph, Sgt, (1976-1979)
  • Spaulding, David, Sgt, (1976-1979)
  • Spivey, Ron, Sgt, (1976-1980)
  • Tripp, Allen, Sgt, (1973-1979)
  • Troen, Kirk, Capt, (1975-1997)
  • Veik, Tom, Sgt, (1975-1979)
  • Villegas, Reyes, Sgt, (1976-1984)
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