Ammar, John, SgtMaj

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Primary MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
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Primary Unit
1973-1974, 9999, MCAGCC 29 Palms, CA
Service Years
1941 - 1974

Sergeant Major


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Cedar Grove, West Virginia

Date of Passing
Aug 12, 1977
Location of Interment
Twentynine Palms Cemetery - Twentynine Palms, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
*Plot: Row 26 A

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Last Known Activity
Retired as Base Sgt. Major, 29 Palms MCB in 1974.
Other Comments:
Served as a Major with the California Cadet Corps, from 1974 until his death in 1977.

SgtMaj John Richard Ammar  #132484
July thru October 1945 - Corporal - 4Th Bn, (155Mm How), 13Th Mar, 5Th Mar Div, FMF, In The Field.
January 1946 - Military Police - Corporal - Headquarters, 4th Bn, 10th Mar, 2nd Mar Div, FMF, In The Field
July 1953 - MOS 4936 - Hq Btry 2Dbn 11Th Marines,Korea - Staff Sgt
July thru October 1953 - MOS 4936 - Servbtry 2Dbn 11Th Marines,Korea - Staff Sgt
January thru April 1954 - MOS 4936 - E Btry 2Dbn 11Th Marines,Korea - Staff Sgt
Twentynine Palms Cemetery
Twentynine Palms
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Plot: Row 26 A

Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
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This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also attempted to consolidate its ground operations more efficiently. For this purpose, it organized the U.S. Army Vietnam (USARV). U.S. support in the I Corps tactical zone, composed of five northernmost provinces, was to be primarily a Marine Corps responsibility; the U.S. Army was to operate mainly in the II and III Corps tactical zones which comprised the Central highlands, adjacent coastal regions, and the area around Saigon; and ARVN troops were to retain primary responsibility for the Delta region of the IV Corps.

On 19 October 1965. three VC regiments totaling 6,000 men attacked a Civil Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) - U.S. Special Forces at Plei Me, near the entrance to the Ia Drang Valley, in what purported to be the start of a thrust to cut the country in half.

With the assistance of massive air strikes, elements of the newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division thwarted the enemy in a battle that lasted nearly a month and included several engagements. The Ia Drang Valley action was the costliest in terms of casualties to date. The successful defense of the region improved security in and around the Central Highlands and raised the morale of the soldiers involved.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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Last Updated:
Oct 17, 2007
Personal Memories
Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

HHC, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

4th Marine Regiment

2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1), 1st Marine Regiment

1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1), 1st Marine Regiment

2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW

3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)


3rd Combat Engineer Bn


3rd Amtrac Bn


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  • Adame sr, Victor, Cpl
  • Adams, Ron, Sgt, (1964-1970)
  • Adams, Roy, Sgt, (1957-1966)
  • Aguilar, Andrew, 1stSgt, (1962-1970)
  • Alexander, Christopher, Sgt, (1963-1967)
  • Allen, Frank, LCpl, (1965-1968)
  • Allen, Richard, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Amedeo, Dominick, LCpl, (1963-1965)
  • Andersen, Robert, SSgt, (1964-1974)
  • Anderson, Mark, Pvt, (1964-1968)
  • Anderson, Robert, Cpl, (1964-1968)
  • Anderson, Robert, Sgt
  • Andrews, Bob, SSgt, (1964-1981)
  • Arceneaux, Arthur J, LtCol, (1944-1965)
  • Arnold, John, LCpl, (1966-1969)
  • Arthur, S. J., Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Atkins, Kerry, Sgt, (1963-1967)
  • AUBRY, Billie, Cpl, (1964-1967)
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  • Avery, Frederick A, MGySgt, (1945-1968)
  • Axtell, Gerald, Cpl, (1963-1967)
  • Baird, James, MGySgt, (1955-2005)
  • Balkcom, Jimmy, 1stSgt, (1963-1985)
  • Ballard, Carl, Sgt, (1964-1970)
  • BAMERT, BOB, PFC, (1961-1967)
  • Barber, Jerry, Sgt, (1963-1967)
  • Barchuk, George, 1stSgt, (1964-1984)
  • Barnes, Mike, Sgt, (1964-1972)
  • Barnett, Charles, MSgt, (1970-1996)
  • Barnhart, Glenn, Pvt, (1963-1967)
  • Barnum, Harvey C, Col, (1961-1989)
  • Barron, Raymond, SgtMaj, (1962-1997)
  • Barron, Raymond P., SgtMaj, (1962-1997)
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