Drawdy, Louis, MSgt

Signals Intelligence
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
2691-Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Signals Intelligence
Previously Held MOS
2642-Cryptologic Translator/Transcriber
2629-Signals Intelligence Analyst
Primary Unit
1976-1978, Headquarter Co, Marine Support Bn (NSA), Naval Security Group (NSG)
Service Years
1961 - 1982
Foreign Languages
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Master Sergeant

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 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Post 75Branch 105Chapter 4Post 696, Owensboro Post
Post 9GYSGT William J. Norris; Detachment 804
  1984, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 75 (Owensboro, Kentucky) [Verified]
  1984, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 105 (Owensboro, Kentucky) [Verified]
  1984, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 4 (Volunteer) (Owensboro, Kentucky) [Verified]
  1984, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 696, Owensboro Post (Member) (Owensboro, Kentucky) [Verified]
  1984, American Legion, Post 9 (Owensboro, Kentucky) [Verified]
  1992, Marine Corps League, GYSGT William J. Norris; Detachment 804 (Associate Member) (Owensboro, Kentucky) [Verified]

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What are you doing now:
Totally retired.
Other Comments:
Not Specified

Cold War Incident - Hatchet Incident (Korea)
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On 18 August 1976 a Korean work force was escorted by CPT Bonifas and 1LT Barrett to trim the large poplar tree. The UNC force on 18 August 1976 consisted of the two US officers, an Republic of Korea officer and eight UNC guards escorting the workforce. The Korean People's Army from the North told them to cease activity. When the commanding officer, Captain Bonifas, ordered work to resume, thirty North Korean soldiers who silently watched were ordered "mikunulchi ki cha" ["kill the US soldiers"].

The North Koreans, armed with the work detail's axes and metal picks, outnumbered the soldiers. CPT Bonifas was the first killed, attacked from behind by five. A Corporal saw the attack from a nearby three-story pagoda and recorded the murders with a movie camera. The attack ended as soon as it began, with the two US officers were killed and the nine guards UNC guards injured.
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Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories

TAD with Det. 'R', 1st Radio Bn, FMF Pacific

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  26 Also There at This Battle:
  • Acree, Patrick, GySgt, (1974-1995)
  • Biedenbender, George, CWO5, (1973-1996)
  • Brumley, Jerry L, Sgt, (1976-1982)
  • Carlyle, Terry, Cpl, (1975-1981)
  • DeMars, Mel, Col, (1971-2000)
  • Duggin, Karl, CWO3, (1969-1996)
  • Fields, Tim, SSgt, (1973-1983)
  • Glanz, Dan, Cpl, (1974-1978)
  • Mulvihill, Matt, MGySgt, (1974-2006)
  • Neff, Mike, Cpl, (1974-1979)
  • [Name Withheld], (1974-1978)
  • Perry, Charles, Cpl, (1975-1979)
  • Roderick, Rick, SSgt, (1975-1988)
  • Stenger, Larry, SSgt, (1973-1980)
  • Sutzko, A.J., MSgt, (1975-1997)
  • Terry, Carter, CWO3, (1972-1993)
  • Trimble, Brian, CWO3, (1974-1994)
  • Watkins, William, Sgt, (1965-1989)
  • Weiler, Aaron, Cpl, (1975-1979)
  • Zayas, Albert, Sgt, (1975-1979)
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