Pearson, Al, MGySgt

Military Police
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
5811-Military Policeman
Current/Last MOSGroup
Military Police
Previously Held MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
0341-Mortar Man
8511-Drill Instructor
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
5813-Accident Investigator
Primary Unit
1983-1986, 5811, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa/H&S Bn
Service Years
1956 - 1986
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate
Cold War Certificate
Great Lakes Certificate

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Detachment 816Post 9723, OkinawaChapter 10
Post 79USMC East Coast Drill Instructors AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  1970, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified]
  1979, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  1987, Marine Corps League, Detachment 816 (Life Member) (Okinawa, Japan) [Verified]
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9723, Okinawa (Life Member) (FPO, AP) [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Member At Large) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 79 (Paid Up For Life) (New Port Richey, Florida) [Verified]
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 165 (Red Eyed Gnawer) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2012, USMC East Coast Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  2012, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am fully retired. I volunteer with visiting sick and confined hospital comrades. Assist widows and orphans of our departed comrades.

I was a 0311 during ITR. Afterwards I served as a 0331 Machine Gunner. In 1963 I was assigned to H&S Co 2/8, CLNC and become a 0341 81 Mortarman. I was assigned as a MP 5811/5813 from Jan71 to  my 30 years were completed on 01 July 1986.
Other Comments:
I served my 1st 15 yrs as Infantry and my last 15 as Military Police Provost Sgt/Accident Investigator.

 Remembrance Profiles - 6 Marines Remembered
  • Bray, Melvin, SgtMaj
  • Brinkley, John, MSgt
  • Nelson, Jerry, MGySgt
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  1956, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 377
Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)

Not Specified


Start Date 
Oct, 1956

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Last Updated:Feb 14, 2011
Personal Memories

Other Memories
Senior DI: SSgt. Thomas J.HUSTED, Now deceased. He later was Commissioned and retired as a Captain.

Jr DIs: Sgt. Melvin Bray. I later served with him in 1979 at HQ Bn, HQMC. I was a MGySgt and he was our Bn Sgt Maj; Sgt McDowell and Sgt Hill.

My Photos From This Recruit Training
No Available Photos

  59 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Husted, Thomas, Capt K 377 Oct, 1956
Mitchell, Kent, Cpl, (1956-1960) K 377 Oct, 1956
Buffo Jr., Pete, MSgt, (1954-1976) 319 Oct, 1956
Chapman, James, Maj, (1956-1978) 378 Oct, 1956
Chapman, Jim, Maj, (1956-1978) 378 Oct, 1956
Clark, Robert, Cpl, (1956-1959) A 355 Oct, 1956
Featherston, Joseph, Maj, (1956-1978) D 351 Oct, 1956
Featherston, Joseph, Maj, (1956-1978) D 351 Oct, 1956
Gilberti, Louis, Cpl, (1955-1958) 375 Oct, 1956
Gill, Robert, Maj, (1954-1986) 350 Oct, 1956
Grocholski, Ann, Cpl, (1956-1959) 11A Oct, 1956
Harris, Mary Louise, Cpl, (1956-1958) J 310 Oct, 1956
Hendry Jr., William, Cpl, (1956-1962) C 357 Oct, 1956
Kemper, David, Sgt, (1956-1960) 363 Oct, 1956
Mongillo, James, GySgt, (1956-1976) 363 Oct, 1956
Real, Frank, Sgt, (1956-1959) 342 Oct, 1956
Rogers, James, Cpl, (1956-1959) 363 Oct, 1956
Ruffing, Joe, Sgt, (1955-1962) 302 Oct, 1956
Ruffing, Joseph, Sgt, (1955-1962) 302 Oct, 1956
Sergeant, Lou, Maj, (1956-1976) 378 Oct, 1956
Thibodeaux, Gretchen A, Cpl, (1956-1959) J 410 Oct, 1956
Van Riper, Paul, LtGen, (1956-1997) 357 Oct, 1956
VanRiper, James, Col, (1956-1994) C 357 Oct, 1956
Weakley, James, Cpl, (1956-1959) 369 Oct, 1956
Whitmore, Walter, PFC, (1956-1962) 370 Oct, 1956
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