McDonald, Jim, CWO4

Deceased
 
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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Last Primary MOS
3510-Motor Transport Maintenance Officer
Last MOSGroup
Motor Transport
Primary Unit
1998-1998, 3010, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
Service Years
1958 - 1998
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia

Chief Warrant Officer 4

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Newark

Date of Passing
Sep 08, 2009
 
Location of Interment
Alexandria National Cemetery - Alexandria, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Marine Corps Reserve Association (MCRA)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)1st Marine Division Association
United States Seagoing Marine AssociationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke)
American LegionMarine Corps Mustang Association
  1984, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1984, Marine Corps Reserve Association (MCRA) [Verified]
  1989, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]
  1991, 1st Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2000, United States Seagoing Marine Association [Verified]
  2001, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified]
  2002, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  2003, USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke) [Verified]
  2003, American Legion [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps Mustang Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Currently member of the USCG Auxiliary - San Francisco Sector - and involved in recreational boating safety and support to Coast Guard units at CG Island, Alameda, CA. Qualified Vessel Examiner, ICS Level 5 Commander and working on other designations. A worthwile organization for those actually looking for a mission. Many retired military and former military as well as civilians. Currently on Health leave to deal with other issues.
Keeping up with grandkids and a great grandchild and enjoying life.
   
Other Comments:
Other involvement includes Marine Corps Mustang Officer Assn., American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps Association, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation,Military Officers of America Association, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Association,Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps Reserve Association and Marine For Life (M4L) Mentor.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 248
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Infantry Training School(s) WestUSMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Engineer BnDivision Schools (Staff) 1st MarDiv
Sea Duty Indoctrination CourseMARDET USS Princeton (LPH-5)Aviation Units3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO)
4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW4th MAWGround Supply School, Camp JohnsonMotor Transport School
1st Maintenance Bn 1st FSSG/MLGMCSD Barstow CAMAGTF Staff Training Course, Quantico, VAMCAGCC 29 Palms, CA
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific Fleet, Coronado, CAMWSS-473
  1958-1958, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1958-1959, 1300, 1st Landing Support Co, 2nd Service Bn
  1959-1960, 1300, 1st Engineer Bn
  1960-1960, 1371, Division Schools (Staff) 1st MarDiv
  1960-1961, 1371, 1st Pioneer Bn
  1961-1961, 6413, Navy Aviation Machinist Mate (ADR) A School
  1961-1961, 6413, Sea Duty Indoctrination Course
  1961-1961, 1371, Cold Weather Environmental Survival Training (CWEST)
  1962-1963, 6413, MARDET USS Princeton (LPH-5)
  1964-1966, 1371, MABS-47
  1966-1975, Break in Service
  1975-1976, 3043, 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO)
  1976-1978, 3043, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
  1976-1998, 3010, 4th MAW
  1977-1977, 3043, Ground Supply School, Camp Johnson
  1978-1980, 3510, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
  1980-1984, 3510, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
  1982-1982, 3510, Motor Transport School
  1984-1984, 3510, Motor Transport School
  1984-1988, 3510, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
  1987-1988, 0430, Amphibious Embarkation school
  1988-1992, 3510, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
  1989-1989, 7204, Hawk Guided Missile School
  1991-1991, 3510, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
  1992-1992, 3510, 1st Maintenance Bn 1st FSSG/MLG
  1992-1998, 3010, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
  1993-1993, 3010, MCSD Barstow CA
  1994-1994, 3010, MAGTF Staff Training Course, Quantico, VA
  1994-1994, 3010, MCAGCC 29 Palms, CA
  1995-1995, 3010, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1995-1995, 3010, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific Fleet, Coronado, CA
  1997-1998, 3010, Det B (Ft Worth, TX), MWSS-473
  1998-1998, 3010, 4th LAAM Bn, 4th MAW
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1963 Cold War Incident - Quemoy and Matsu Islands Shelling
  1963-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)/Operation Shufly
  1990-1991 Gulf War
 Colleges Attended
California State University, Long Beach
  1967-1969, Others/Not Listed
  1969-1971, California State University, Long Beach
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