Burton, Paul, Sgt

 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 0351, 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1963 - 1969
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate


One Hash Mark


 Official Badges 

French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil WarChapter 23Puget Sound; Detachment 336Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Dept of Washington
  1997, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  2001, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 23 (Executive Secretary) (Seattle, Washington) [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps League, Puget Sound; Detachment 336 (Judge Advocate) (Redmond, Washington)1
  2008, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified]1
  2016, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Washington (Member) (Fife, Washington) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Attorney and Counselor at Law, Washington State

Other Comments:
Former teacher, Principal, Superintendent of Schools, IL. 1973-1994.

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 Ribbon Bar
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1963, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), L/3527
 Unit Assignments
3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5), 5th Marine Regiment1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)Marine Security Guard (MSG)3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine Regiment
  1963-1964, 0351, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5), 5th Marine Regiment
  1964-1965, 0351, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
  1965-1967, Marine Security Guard (MSG)
  1968-1969, 0351, 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Robin
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Scotland II
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Kentucky / Battle near Cam Lo River
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
Illinois State UniversityEastern Illinois UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1971-1973, Illinois State University
  1975-1977, Eastern Illinois University
  1976-1981, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  1994-1997, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
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