Ward, Lawrence G., 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
3002-Ground Supply Officer
Last MOSGroup
Supply Administration And Operations
Primary Unit
1978-1983, 3043, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
Service Years
1952 - 1983

First Lieutenant


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 Personal Details 

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by TWS Chief Admin to remember Marine 1stLt Lawrence G. Ward (Mustanger aka SSJO).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
307 Yoakum Pkwy #612

Date of Passing
Jul 02, 2015
Location of Interment
Quantico National Cemetery - Quantico, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor Order of the Golden Dragon US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 73rd Marine Division AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)1st Marine Division Association
2nd Marine Division AssociationUSMC Drill Instructors AssociationMarine Corps Heritage FoundationPrivate First Class D. Giordano; Detachment 200
Marine Corps Engineer Association (MCEA)Department of FloridaKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)-National Rifle Association (NRA)Montford Point Marine Association
  1984, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 7 (Executive Secretary) (Fredericksburg, Virginia) [Verified]
  1995, 3rd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  1995, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1995, 1st Marine Division Association [Verified]
  1995, 2nd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2000, USMC Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  2005, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  2006, Marine Corps League, Private First Class D. Giordano; Detachment 200 (Vice Commander) (Somerdale, New Jersey) [Verified]
  2006, Marine Corps Engineer Association (MCEA) [Verified]
  2008, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  2009, American Legion, 8, Department of Florida (Associate Member) [Verified]
  2009, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified]
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified]
  2010, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified]
  2012, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2013, Montford Point Marine Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Volunteer with the National Park Service at the Marine Corps War Memorial for the past 13 years and also volunteer at Henderson Hall, HQMC as the Retired Affairs Officer for the past 9 years. Proud to be a MUSTANG of Marines and a Life member of TWS An Irish Blessing; May you be in Heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead!!! The recruits listed below are Fallen Marines that I put through PI when I was an SDI and they were the 20 Marines that were KIA in Vietnam that I know personally. God Bless them all and their families. Also listed there are other recruits that I had the pleasure of knowing when I was a SDI while at PI that were not KIA in Vietnam. Marines one and all. When I was commissioned a 2ndLt at the 1st Engineer Bn in Nov 68 I assummed a title that was unknown to me at that time and it stayed with me as long as I was a butter bar. I became the SSJO or SMALL SHITTY JOBS OFFICER which included doing every thing that no other officer wanted to do in the Bn or Battery I was assigned to. They were indeed the worst you could imagine and the most time consuming things I ever dealt with.
Other Comments:
My wife, Anne and my sister-in-law Susan each had a brick installed for me at the DI Memorial in Parris Island. My children Cheryl, Kevin and Tim laid a brick for me at the USMC Museum as a Christmas present in 2007. Two of my former recruits, Sgt Ray Edwards and MGySgt Simon from Plt 3086 and I had bricks laid at the DI Memorial for SSgt Driver one of our JDI's from the Platoon and nine of the recruits from Platoon 3086 that were KIA in Vietnam. We want to thank the DI Association for the exception to the rule in allowing us to lay the bricks in their honor at the Memorial. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BROWN NOSE AND A SHITHEAD IS DEPTH PERCEPTION. TACT: THE ABILITY TO TELL A PERSON TO GO TO HELL AND MAKE THEM FEEL HAPPY TO BE ON THEIR WAY. Other MOS's held: 0311/0331/8511/5711/3001/3002
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Tributes from Members  
Thank you Lt. For your service to this g... posted by 99 Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj -Deceased 
From GySgt Paul Moore posted by 01 Chief Admin, TWS 871 
Obituary for Lawrence G Ward posted by Bucy, Darrell (TWS Admin) 1 
from Gary Porter posted by 60 Mott, Carlton (Seat Doc, Carl), Cpl -Deceased 
Friend and Teacher posted by 65 Horan, Edward, Sgt
Friend and Mentor posted by 60 Mott, Carlton (Seat Doc, Carl), Cpl -Deceased 
Friend1 posted by 13 Edwards, Raymond (eddie), Sgt 65
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Rifle Expert 2nd AwardPistol Expert 3rd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1952, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 4142
  1961, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), Q/343 (Instructor)
  1961, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), Q/366 (Instructor)
  1961, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), Q/390 (Instructor)
  1962, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), Q/312 (Instructor)
  1962, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), Q/359 (Instructor)
  1963, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), Q/302 (Instructor)
  1966, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), R/340 (Instructor)
  1966, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), R/389 (Instructor)
  1966, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 3037 (Instructor)
  1966, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 3086 (Instructor)
  1966, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 314 (Instructor)
  1967, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 332 (Instructor)
  1967, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), R/3007 (Instructor)
  1967, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), H/3067 (Instructor)
  1968, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), R/310 (Instructor)
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)7th Marine Regiment3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)USS Monrovia (APA-31)
4th Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (4/11)USS Pickaway (APA-222)1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (1/1)1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal SchoolsUSS Cavalier APA-37MCB Camp Lejeune, NCDrill Instructors School, MCRD PI, SC
RTR, MCRD Parris Island/3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)USS Chilton (APA-38)
MCRD Parris Island, SC1st Combat Engineer BnFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)
Officer Candidate School (OCS) Support BnH&S Bn MCB Quantico3rd FSSGHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1953-1953, 0331, USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110)
  1953-1954, 0331, 7th Marine Regiment
  1954-1954, 0331, USS General W M Black (AP-135)
  1954-1955, 0331, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)/H&S Co
  1955-1955, 0331, USS Monrovia (APA-31)
  1955-1958, 0331, I&I Staff Gary, IN
  1958-1958, 0331, 4th Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (4/11)
  1959-1959, 0331, USS Pickaway (APA-222)
  1959-1959, 0331, USS President Adams (AP-38)
  1959-1960, 0331, 1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
  1960-1960, 0331, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
  1960-1960, 5711, NBC School, MCAS Cherry Point
  1960-1960, 0331, USS Cavalier APA-37
  1960-1960, 0331, USS Randall (APA-224)
  1960-1961, 0331, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC/H&S Bn
  1961-1961, 0331, Drill Instructors School, MCRD PI, SC
  1961-1963, 8511, RTR, MCRD Parris Island/3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1963-1963, 0331, USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
  1963-1966, 0331, 2nd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (2/8)
  1965-1965, 0331, USS Chilton (APA-38)
  1966-1968, 8511, MCRD Parris Island, SC/3rd Bn
  1968-1968, 3043, 1st Combat Engineer Bn
  1968-1968, 3043, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)/Staging Bn
  1968-1969, 3001, 4th Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (4/11)
  1969-1969, 3001, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)/1st 175mm Btry
  1969-1970, 3001, Officer Candidate School (OCS) Support Bn
  1970-1971, 3002, H&S Bn MCB Quantico
  1971-1972, 3043, H&S Bn MCB Quantico
  1972-1974, 3043, 3rd FSSG
  1974-1976, 3043, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1976-1978, 3043, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1978-1983, 3043, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1953-1953 Korean War1
  1953-1953 Korean War
  1964-1964 Flag Pole Incident (Panama)
  1965-1972 Marble Mountain Air Facility
  1965-1972 Da Nang
  1965-1972 Da Nang
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Meade River
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1968-1969 Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Taylor Common
  1969-1969 Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)/Operation Dewey Canyon
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Colleges Attended
Los Angeles Valley CollegeNorthern Virginia Community College
  1974-1974, Los Angeles Valley College
  1979-1983, Northern Virginia Community College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 06, 1959, Technique of Military Instruction Camp Mercy Okinawa
  Mar 18, 1982, Joshua Lawrence Ward, Our Grandson
  Mar 22, 1986, My Wonderful Wife
  Oct 06, 2011, Children
  Feb 16, 2015, General Photos2
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