Smith, Danny, MSgt

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
9900-General Service Marine
2500-Basic Operational Communicator
2531-Field Radio Operator
5831-Corrections Specialist
8411-General Recruiter
8421-Career Planner
2537-Radio Chief
Primary Unit
1989-1999, 2591, MarForRes/Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
Service Years
1969 - 1989
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Plank Owner Certificate

Master Sergeant

Five Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

French Fourragere Military Police US Central Command (Original) USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Marine Recruiter Jungle Expert US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)

 Military Association Memberships
Old Breed; Detachment 767Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)American LegionMarine Corps Together We Served
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1989, Marine Corps League, Old Breed; Detachment 767 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Glendale, Arizona) [Verified]
  1989, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified]
  1998, American Legion [Verified]
  2005, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2006, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I've been employed by Schnieder Natl.,Swift Transportaton & Averitt Exprsess.I started as a Driver,before becomming a Driver Training Engineer and later worked as a Field Recruiter with Human Resources,Risk Management and Saftey. What a way to see The Country and get paid for it.My travles took me Coast-to-Coast,East to West-North to South and to many Military Bases as I was Looking for a Few Good Men and Women to enter the transportation industry upon completion of thier tour of active duty. Currently I'm simi retired-that means I do not drive the big rigs anymore. Instead I ride my dressed out,Honda VT-1100 Shadow Sprit in this wonderful AZ weather.I can not afford a Harley.(because my ex gets half of my Marine Corps retirement pay).
Other Comments:
I am a LIFE MEMBER of The MARINE CORPS LEAUGE. I've served as Past Jr.Vice Commandant,Adjutant and Chaplin.I have been involved with The Toys for Tots program and The Marine for Life Program. The White Water Valley Detachment of The Marine Corps League,Richmond,Indiana is The Original Home Detachment of then National Commandant,Diana DILLS of Centerville,Indiana.I have a picture of 1stSgt Larry Hansen and I when we had the privilage of escorting The Marine Corps Birthday Cake and cutting a piece and presenting it to our guest speaker,GySgt Carlos HATHCOCK USMC Retired. He is the famous Scout Sniper known as "White Feather" during The Vietnam War.He's the author of; "One Shot,One Kill". As tradition has it, we cut the second piece of The Marine Corps Birthday cake with a NCO Sword and passed it to the oldest Marine present,who passed it to the youngest Marine present.(Of which I was niether). Upon relocating I transfered my membership to The Marine Corps League in Northern Ky Detachment 1006 and since moving to Arizona I am now a Life Member of The Marine Corps League's Old Breed Detachment 767 of Glendale,AZ. We are active in the Greater Phoenix Metro area and travel annualy to The Gila River Indian Reservation in Sacaton,Arizona,which is the ancestral home of Cpl Ira HAYES USMC,a Pima Indian who was one of The Flag Raiser of Mt.Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima & to Honor all the Brave Souls,& The Navajo Indian Code talkers of WWII. The Greatest Generation of true Americans.

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Rifle Expert 3rd AwardPistol Expert 2nd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), A/11271
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Training School(s) WestCommunications and Electronics Schools BnJungle Operations Training Center, Fort Sherman, PanamaUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
USS Lorain County (LST-1177)USS Grant County (LST-1174)3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal Schools
USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)Marine BarracksRecruiting UnitsMarine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines/Jungle Environment Survival Training School (JEST)
12th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)USS Frederick (LST-1184)USS Juneau (LPD-10)2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
2nd Combat Engineer BnUSS Peoria (LST-1183)USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)7th Communications Battalion
Headquarters US Central Command/Marine Forces Central CommandComm Co, H&S Bn, 2nd FSSGMarForRes
  1969-1969, 9900, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (2nd ITR)
  1969-1970, 2500, Communications and Electronics Schools Bn
  1970-1970, 2531, Jungle Operations Training Center, Fort Sherman, Panama
  1970-1970, 2531, USS La Salle (LPD-3)
  1970-1970, 2531, USS Lorain County (LST-1177)
  1970-1970, 2531, USS Grant County (LST-1174)
  1970-1972, 2531, 3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)/H&S Co
  1971-1971, 2531, NCO Leadership School, Montford Point
  1971-1971, 2531, USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
  1971-1971, 2531, USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
  1972-1973, 5831, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1973-1977, 8411, Marine Corps Recruiting School
  1973-1977, 8411, RS Milwaukee, WI
  1977-1977, 8421, Career Planners School (Career Counselor)
  1977-1977, 2537, Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines/Jungle Environment Survival Training School (JEST)
  1977-1978, 2537, 2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)/F Btry
  1977-1978, 2537, USS Frederick (LST-1184)
  1978-1978, 2591, USS Juneau (LPD-10)
  1978-1981, 2537, I&I Staff Lexington, KY
  1981-1981, 2537, 4th Marine Regiment
  1981-1981, 2537, Communications and Electronics Schools Bn
  1981-1981, 2591, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
  1981-1983, 2591, 2nd Combat Engineer Bn
  1982-1982, 2591, Communications and Electronics Schools Bn
  1983-1983, 2591, USS Peoria (LST-1183)
  1983-1983, 2591, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
  1983-1984, 2591, 7th Communications Battalion
  1984-1987, 2591, Headquarters US Central Command/Marine Forces Central Command
  1987-1989, 2591, Comm Co, H&S Bn, 2nd FSSG
  1989-1999, 2591, MarForRes/Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1977-1977 Training Exercise - Fortress Lightning '77
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '78
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '78
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '78
  1984-1984 Valiant Blitz 1984
  1984-1984 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '84
  1984-1984 Valiant Usher 1984
  1984-1984 Bear Hunt 1984
  1986-1986 Training Exercise - Gallant Eagle '86
  1987-1987 Bright Star 1987
  1988-1988 Operation Gallant Knight/ Gallent Eagle 1988
 Colleges Attended
East Carolina University
  1970-1970, East Carolina University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  My Bike1
  Sep 18, 2001, PFC Franklin Sousley's Grave Site1
  Sep 18, 2001, Back side of PFC Sousley's Grave Stone1
  Nov 14, 2013, General Photos3
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