Gehris, Roy, Cpl

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Corporal
Current/Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance
Previously Held MOS
6442-Aircraft Hydraulics Mechanic
6441-Aircraft Structural Mechanic
6401-Basic Aircraft Maint. Man
6014-Aircraft Mechanic, F4/RF4
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 6441, 1st MAW
Service Years
1960 - 1965
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Meritorious Mast

Corporal

 
One Hash Mark

 

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Blue Star Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

Vietnam 50th Anniversary US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original) Cold War Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service


 Military Association Memberships
Pennsylvania State CouncilChapter 10Post 217Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Dept of PennsylvaniaGovernment Vacation Rewards
  1980, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Pennsylvania State Council (Member-at-Large) (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania) [Verified]
  2000, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Volunteer) (Leesport, Pennsylvania) [Verified]
  2001, American Legion, Post 217 (Honor Guard) (Topton, Pennsylvania) [Verified]1
  2007, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Pennsylvania (Member at Large) (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) [Verified]
  2016, Government Vacation Rewards [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired, taking life easy! One of my major interest is genealogy.

I am the Adjutant of American Legion, Ray A. Master, Post 217, Topton, PA and the Treasurer of the Honor Guard. Last year we attended 130 Final Honor ceremonies for veterans here in Berks County, PA. We have 610 Legion members, 350 SAL members and another 350 Home Association (Social) members, plus another 250 Auxiliary members.

2013: Recovering from lower back surgery. Climbed too many poles as a lineman, and played too much golf. Doing better after a 4 hour surgery.

2015: Our family just spent 2 weeks in Hawaii. We had our 2 children and their spouses, and our 6 grandchildren together for the trip. What a great time we had! Our son, Scott is a LtCol in the Corps stationed in Okinawa, so we all had a great vacation together.
 
   
Other Comments:
I'm still working on my genealogy and have found that I have 6 ancestors who were in the PA Militia and served during the Revolutionary War. Plus I had a maternal great grandfather, Daniel GEIGER, who was in the Civil War and was a member of the 128th PA Infantry and fought at Antietam and Chancellorsville. He later was a member of the 1st PA Cavalry in 1864-1865 and was captured and stayed at Confederate prisons including at Andersonville Prison, GA for 3 months until the end of the war. His brother, Franklin GEIGER, was a member of the 151st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, K Company, and was KIA on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg. My father was in the US Army and served in the Panama Canal Zone for 2 years during WW I. He was a bugler and after the war joined the PA National Guard and was a First Sgt. for 7 years.


  

   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 392
 Unit Assignments
2nd MAWMAG-24VMF(AW)-114VMFA-531
VMF(AW)-5311st MAW
  1961-1962, 6441, 2nd MAW
  1962-1963, 6442, MAG-24
  1962-1963, 6441, VMF(AW)-114
  1962-1963, VMF(AW)-114
  1963-1964, 6014, VMFA-531
  1963-1964, 6441, VMFA-531
  1963-1965, 6401, VMF(AW)-531
  1963-1965, 6014, VMFA-531
  1964-1965, 6441, 1st MAW
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1968 Operation Rolling Thunder
 Colleges Attended
  1975-1977, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 06, 2005, Met Ed Retiree's Golf League Champion4
  Sep 09, 2006, Captain Scott A Gehris2
  Apr 24, 2012, Forum Photos7
  Aug 14, 2012, General Photos
  Jul 03, 2015, LtCol Scott A Gehris, CO of 3rd Marine Division Recon Battalion1
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