Cline, Frank, LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
6202-Avionics Officer (VN era)
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1974-Present, 6345, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1942 - 1974
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Golden Shellback Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Lieutenant Colonel


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Bill Cline to remember Marine LtCol Frank Cline.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Sun City, Arizona

Date of Passing
Jan 28, 1985
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Shellback Blue Star

Cold War

 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA)Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Marine Corps Mustang AssociationMarine Corps Heritage Foundation
  2003, Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) [Verified]
  2003, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps Mustang Association [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified]1

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
GUARDING THE GATES                                

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Military Officers Association of America

 Mobile Facility Program
Other Comments:
LtCol. Frank Cline enlisted into the Marine Corps in 1942. Around 1953 the Warrant Officer and LDO, (Limited Duty Officer) programs came out. He applied and was accepted into both. He accepted the LDO program where he rose to the highest authorized rank at that time which was LtCol. During LtCol. Cline's 32 years of service, he survived WWII, Korea and Vietnam. We lost him in 1985 from walking pneumonia. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery across from Headquarters Marine Corps. Here is a URL of a brief history of LtCol Cline.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 1
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Communications Electronics School (MCCES)MAG-14VMF-222 (Flying Deuces)MAG-12
MAG-24VMF-533 (Peeping Toms)USMC (United States Marine Corps)VMF(AW)-542
VMF(AW)-513VMF(AW)-314MAG-15/H&MS-15MarForRes/MARTD NAS Memphis, TN
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)1st MAWMCCRTG-20/H&MS-20MAG-32/H&MS-32
H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
  1942-1943, Marine Corps Communications Electronics School (MCCES)
  1944-1945, 649, MAG-14
  1944-1946, 649, VMF-222 (Flying Deuces)
  1951-1952, 6619, MAG-12
  1952-1953, 6619, MAG-24
  1953-1954, 6602, VMF-533 (Peeping Toms)
  1955-1959, Defense Nuclear Agency, Field Command (FCDNA)
  1959-1959, 6302, VMF(AW)-542
  1959-1959, 6302, VMF(AW)-513
  1959-1959, 6302, VMF(AW)-314
  1959-1961, 6302, MAG-15/H&MS-15
  1961-1965, 6302, MarForRes/MARTD NAS Memphis, TN
  1965-1967, 6202, Aviation Dept (HQMC)
  1967-1968, 6202, 1st MAW/G-4
  1968-1970, 6202, MCCRTG-20/H&MS-20
  1968-1972, 6202, MAG-32/H&MS-32
  1972-1974, 6202, H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
  1974-Present, 6345, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1942-44)/Battle of the Green Islands32
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa 1
  1950-1950 Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)/Task Force Drysdale
  1950-1950 CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1953 Korean War6
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis6
  1963-1973 Vietnam War12
 Colleges Attended
Oklahoma State University
  1940-1942, Oklahoma State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  LtCol. Cline and wife Dorothy6
  Franks Father and Mother3
  LtCol. Clines Retirement, HQMC, 1974,7
  LtCol. Clines Funeral11
  Misc. Pics18
  Jan 01, 1974, Retired2
  Jun 26, 2012, General Photos
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