Vizinho, Manuel (Manny), CWO3

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Primary MOS
6302-Avionics Officer
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
1100-Basic Utilities Marine
6342-Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, CH-46
6241-Aircraft Electronics Systems Technician Trainee (VN era)
6251-Avionics Technician
6242-Aircraft Electronic Systems Technician, Transport & Helicopter
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
6632-Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician - Helicopter/OV-10
Primary Unit
1972-1973, 6199, HMM-165
Service Years
1968 - 1988
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Order of the Rock Certificate
Plank Owner Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia

Chief Warrant Officer 3


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Shellback Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

Vietnam 50th Anniversary Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Southeast Asia War Games Cold War

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Volunteer with Huntington Beach Police and Fire Dept.
Other Comments:
FCC Amateur Radio call sign KG6IQL

Crossed Equator 730121 Lat. 00.00 Long 106.36 Aboard USS New Orleans, LPH-11.   Initiated ancient order of the deep shellback.

"A Fire Team is composed of 3 Marines and their leader. 3 Fire Teams make a squad. 3 Squads make a platoon. 3 platoons, a company. And so on, and so on. All the way up to an entire division. But it all starts with one Marine".

 Remembrance Profiles - 542 Marines Remembered
  • Adams, John Porter, LtCol, (1915-1945)
  • Allen, Robert 'Bob', Cpl, (1944-1946)
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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew
Rifle Expert 4th AwardPistol Expert 3rd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
Click here to see Training
  1968, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), I/3915
  1980, Warrant Officer Basic Course (Quantico, VA), I/5
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
MarForResMCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SCInfantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger), 1st Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)Aviation Units
USMC (United States Marine Corps)HMM-1631st MAWHMM-165
HMH-772, Willow Grove, PA, HMH-7724th MAWMARTD NAS Willow Grove, PAMATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TN
2nd MAWHMM-261HMM-262HMH-463
HMM-1653rd MAWMCAS El Toro, CAH&MS-13, MAG-13
HMH-363HMH-465 (Warhorse)
  1968-1968, USMCR (Inactive)
  1968-1968, 1100, 3rd Bn, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1968-1968, 1100, Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger), 1st Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1968-1969, 6241, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Jacksonville FL
  1968-1969, 6241, (Navy) Aviation Electricians Mate A School (AE-A)
  1968-1969, 6342, (Navy) Aviation Electricians Mate A School (AE-A)
  1969-1969, 6251, H&MS-30, MAG-30
  1969-1972, 6242, HMM-163
  1972-1973, 1st MAW
  1972-1973, 6199, HMM-165
  1973-1974, HMH-772, Willow Grove, PA, HMH-772
  1973-1974, 4th MAW
  1973-1974, 6242, MARTD NAS Willow Grove, PA
  1974-1975, MATSS-902, MATSG-90, NAS Memphis, TN
  1974-1975, (Navy) Aviation Electricians Mate B School
  1975-1976, 2nd MAW
  1975-1976, HMM-261
  1976-1977, HMM-262
  1977-1978, HMH-463
  1978-1979, 6632, HMM-165
  1979-1980, 3rd MAW
  1979-1980, H&HS MCAS El Toro, MCAS El Toro, CA
  1979-1980, H&MS-13, MAG-13
  1980-1980, 6302, The Basic School for Warrant Officers
  1980-1980, Naval Aviation Maintenance Officer School (AMO/NAMO)
  1980-1982, 6302, HMH-363
  1982-1988, 6302, HMH-465 (Warhorse)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1972 Yankee Station
  1972-1973 Vietnam War
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (1972-73)
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (1972-73)4
  1972-1972 Operation Saklolo (Philippines)
  1973-1973 Operation End Sweep (Vietnam)1
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '78
  1988-1988 MCAS Yuma Aviation Training Facility (Training Area)
 Colleges Attended
Saddleback Community CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonChaminade University of Honolulu, HawaiiUniversity of Phoenix
  1971-1971, Saddleback Community College
  1972-1972, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1972-1972, Santa Ana Jr. College, Santa Ana, CA
  1977-1978, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii
  1998-2003, University of Phoenix
 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Mustang AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Post 131La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (Forty & Eight)
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)National Rifle Association (NRA)Post 10694, Santa Ana PostAmerican Veterans (AMVETS)
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)MTWS Profile Assistance TeamMCAS El Toro; Detachment 17Veterans Registered With The Department of Veterans Affairs
MTWS Profile Integrity TeamTWS Living History TeamTWS Memorial TeamNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Marine TWS Advisory GroupMTWS Unit HistorianMTWS Memorial A-TeamMTWS Memorial Teams

  1980, Marine Corps Mustang Association [Verified]
  1980, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  Error reading AssociationRank. Record with id 24020 not found [Verified]
  1986, La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (Forty & Eight) [Verified]
  1988, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified]
  1988, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1989, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10694, Santa Ana Post (Santa Ana, California) [Verified]
  2007, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified]
  2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified]
  2009, MTWS Profile Assistance Team [Verified]
  2010, Marine Corps League, MCAS El Toro; Detachment 17 (Vice Commander) (Orange, California) [Verified]
  2010, Veterans Registered With The Department of Veterans Affairs [Verified]
  2010, MTWS Profile Integrity Team [Verified]
  2011, TWS Living History Team [Verified]
  2011, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2011, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2011, Marine TWS Advisory Group [Verified]
  2013, MTWS Unit Historian [Verified]
  2013, MTWS Memorial A-Team [Verified]
  2017, MTWS Memorial Teams [Verified]
  2017, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  My Father's Air Force profile
  Photo album2
  1948 Black & White (HBPD)1
  Aug 17, 2009, Pic at Washington Monument 2009
  Mar 13, 2010, First 5K run4
  Apr 13, 2010, Plaque from Frank1
  Apr 30, 2010, HMM-165 Event5
  Jul 24, 2010, 10K Run2
  Sep 11, 2010, 9/11 Hero's Run3
  Mar 12, 2011, USMC 3/1 Run in Huntington Beach2
  May 04, 2011, Forum Photos20
  Oct 30, 2011, 2011 MCM6
  Dec 03, 2012, General Photos4
  Jun 21, 2014, Message Photos16
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