Batterton, Roy, Jr., Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
9906-Colonel, Ground
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1962-1963, 9906, US Navy
Service Years
1940 - 1966
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia



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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Berryville, VA

Date of Passing
Oct 14, 2012
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec.#55, Site# 3741

 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Col. Batterton retired from the USMC in 1966.  In 1970 he accepted the position of Principal of Clarke County High School (VA).  He remained in this position until hisretirement in 1981.  He would then open a horse trailer sales business from his home i Berryville, VA.  He died from coplications of Parkinson's Disease n 2012.
Other Comments:
Col. Batterton wrote two books: "You Fight by the Book" and "Random Notes from Korea".
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), O
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
The Basic SchoolMarine Security Guard (MSG)4th Raider Bn4th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Regiment1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)US Navy
  1940-1941, 9901, The Basic School
  1941-1942, 0302, MSG Detachment London, UK
  1942-1944, 0302, 4th Raider Bn
  1944-1945, 0302, 4th Marine Regiment
  1952-1953, 0302, 1st Marine Regiment
  1959-1959, 9906, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
  1962-1963, 9906, US Navy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
  1952-1953 Korean War
  1963-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended
University of KentuckyUniversity of Virginia
  1936-1940, University of Kentucky
  1969-1971, University of Virginia
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