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I enlisted into the Marine Corps Reserves in August of 1957 as a 6 year- 6 month Active Duty reservist with one monthly week-end training and two week summer camps every year.I was too young for…Continue
Started by Robert Arnold Longbottom Jun 2.
Ricardo Jacques I don't know if I know you or nor , like most Viet Nam vets I suffer from memory loss . I was drafted in 1966 and after a fight in the draft line I somehow became a Marine. Boot camp was P.I. and after that I went to camp Geiger to cook school 3311 was my M.O.S. . I then went to El Torro Marine Corps Air facility . In 1967 August I got my orders to go to Viet Nam , they changed my M.O.S. to 0311 ( the Corps makes no mistakes ). I got to Viet Nam in Sept. and joined Hotel Co. . After Operation Medina they moved me over to Golf Co. " Golf 1 Charlie " became my home for the rest of my time .
I spent 20 minutes making a discussion about Marine Reservists and after "previewing" it, I somehow lost it. I will try again some other time.
YEARS AGO-1990's. I was trying to put together a 1911 Colt.45 with parts that I had come across. I needed to install the frt. sight and my oldest son was an amourer with the 2nd MarDiv in N.C. at the time. He was right next door to the Marine Recon Battalion and said he could get me a frt. sight installation fixture. The tooling must have weighed 5-10# or so, but he got home to Ohio for the weekend. It worked just as advertised. He later related that the Recon guys said to have it back or they'd have to kill him. There were only 3-4 sets of this tool still available anywhere in the world. Needless to say, went I went online with the story, guys were popping up with pictures of the sight tool and asking, "Is this the one?" Definitely WW I/WWII issue.
Gregory T Nelis, enlisted on 24th birthday, Mar. 19. 1971. Second Marine Air wing, recruit training at MCRD San Diego, AIT at Camp Pendelton Ca. Volunteered for Vietnam Duty but Our Class was first class not to go overseas due to troop draw down near end of 1971. I was sent to Aveonics School at NAS Millington, TN. and then on to 2nd MAW at Cherry Point, NC. until discharged. Flew home to Chicago O'Hare in a Galixy C-5A, Landed on Military side and was met by my wife and kids. I was sorry I had to leave to support my family because The Squadron was due to go on a Medteranian Cruise in Months. later I was almost killed in an armed robbery at work, months later we divorced.
Twelve years later in "81 I enlisted in The Ca. Army Nat. Guard, 40th MP. Co. at Los Alametos, Ca. until "86 when I was a victim of Lukiemia and a medical discharge. June thru sept. in The Long Beach VA Hospital. I came away with complete remission, Tinnitus and Hep-C. I no longer use The VA, just Medicare. I learned not to stand in front of a Radar dish when it is being tested.
Joined up in 4/69.IstMarDiv in '70 at Camp Pendelton, VietNam in '71.ASP#1(Ammunition dump outside DaNang)
Drafted into Marine Corps, 3 June 1969, Discharged 10 Dec 1970, served in Viet Nam with H&S company 2/7..LZ Baldy and LZ Ross..Dec 69 to Dec 70, MOS was 3371 Field cook.
George Peto welcome to the Marine Corps group.
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