Frantz, Ken, Col

Engineer, Construction And Equipment
 TWS Ribbon Bar
Life Member
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
1302-Combat Engineer Officer
Current/Last MOSGroup
Engineer, Construction And Equipment
Previously Held MOS
521-Basic Marine, Enlisted
9901-Basic Officer
5702-Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Officer
1330-Facilities Management Officer
9904-Colonel, Logistician
Primary Unit
1997-1999, 9904, III MEF/G-4
Service Years
1967 - 1999
Foreign Language
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Plank Owner Certificate



 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Cold War Veterans AssociationMarine Corps Mustang AssociationMarine Corps Engineer Association (MCEA)Marine Corps Veterans Association
Officers' Christian FellowshipMarine Corps Together We ServedMarine Corps Heritage FoundationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)Texas Area Marines
  1968, Cold War Veterans Association [Verified]
  1993, Marine Corps Mustang Association [Verified]
  1999, Marine Corps Engineer Association (MCEA) [Verified]275
  1999, Marine Corps Veterans Association [Verified]
  2004, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  2006, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2006, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified]
  2007, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2008, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) [Verified]
  2012, American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)
  2014, Texas Area Marines [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying retirement and being care giver; Had to step down as Executive Director/Secretary/webmaster for the Marine Corps Engineer Association due to family healthy issues.
Other Comments:
After retiring in '99, operated our 200 Acre cattle ranch in Fla. before retiring again, then moved to N.Y. for seven years before settling in Conroe, Texas in Dec 2011.

 Remembrance Profiles - 47 Marines Remembered
  • Burgess, Albert, Cpl
  • Burkhart, Ron, SgtMaj
  • Constantinople, Paul, Sgt, (1967-1970)

 Tributes from Members  
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE posted by 04 Fuller, Ronald (Ron), MGySgt 2547
Thank you for your service posted by 03 Willis, Earl (EM), Sgt 20
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1968, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), C/1092
  1969, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), 3
  1969, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), K/2D
 Unit Assignments
1st Recruit Training Bn Infantry Training School(s) WestOfficer Candidates SchoolThe Basic School
Engineer School, Camp Le Jeune8th Engineer Support Bn (ESB)3rd Combat Engineer BnUSMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal Schools
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA1st MAWMWSG-175th MAB
1st Combat Engineer BnHQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)III MEF/III MEF HQ Group (III MHG)USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)US Central Command (CENTCOM)/Marine Forces Central CommandIII MEF
  1968-1968, 521, 1st Recruit Training Bn
  1968-1969, 521, 1st Infantry Training Bn
  1969-1969, 9901, Officer Candidates School
  1969-1969, 9901, The Basic School
  1969-1970, 1302, Engineer School, Camp Le Jeune
  1970-1970, 1302, 8th Engineer Support Bn (ESB)
  1970-1970, 5702, 8th Engineer Support Bn (ESB)
  1971-1972, 1302, 3rd Combat Engineer Bn
  1972-1974, 1302, Engineer School, Camp Le Jeune
  1974-1975, 1302, US Army Engineer Officer Advance Course
  1974-1978, 1330, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1978-1979, 1302, 1st MAW/WES
  1979-1979, 1302, MWSG-17/Det C MCAS Iwakuni
  1979-1980, 1302, 5th MAB
  1979-1982, 1302, 1st Combat Engineer Bn
  1982-1983, 1302, Marine Corps Command & Staff College
  1985-1988, 1302, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
  1988-1989, 1302, III MEF/III MEF HQ Group (III MHG)
  1989-1990, 1302, 3rd Combat Engineer Bn
  1990-1991, 9904, III MEF/III MEF HQ Group (III MHG)
  1991-1992, 9904, BSSG-1
  1992-1993, 9904, H&S Bn
  1993-1997, 9904, US Central Command (CENTCOM)/Marine Forces Central Command
  1997-1999, 9904, III MEF/G-4
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation New Arrivals (Vietnam)
  1988-1988 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '88
  1989-1989 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '89
  1990-1990 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '90
  1991-1991 Operation Sea Angel 1991
  1992-1993 Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
  1994-1994 Operation Continue Hope (Somalia)
  1995-1995 Operation United Shield (Somalia)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
University of OklahomaUniversity of Central Oklahoma
  1965-1967, University of Oklahoma
  1984-1985, University of Central Oklahoma
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 12, 2009, Marine Corps Engineer Assn Reunion34
  Aug 26, 2012, General Photos63
  Jan 30, 2017, Forum Photos2
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