Jeff Wenum
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Injury in service

Ok, here goes.. While in Danang at ASP#1( ammunition supply point) in '71. We were moving artillery shells around to get the oldest out in front for first pickup. I was spotting for the forklift…Continue

Started Mar 10, 2013

Marine Corps Memorial
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My oldest son(Marine) and I went to Arlington,Va. in Nov.2000 for the Marine Corps birthday. The event was called 'Arlington Ridge' at the Marine Corps Memorial in Va..We pulled in to the motel and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Dec 19, 2013.

Veteran's Day-2012
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Spent the afternoon with another Marine at the rifle range. He was a reservist,Portage county deputy, and retired(73-yrs. old)..Shooting his Springfield M1A for the first time. 43 yrs. since I had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Nov 22, 2012.

Veteran's Day
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It has been my experience that most Army,Navy,Air Force don't remember their birthday..Sorry ABOUT THAT. Almost all Marines, don't have that problem!!!!!!!!!!!! What can I say..Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Nov 11, 2012.

 

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I dropped out of college and soon after got my draft notice. This was probably in Feb. or so, and I didn't want go then. So I looked around and got hooked up in delayed enlistment in the U.S.M.C. I'm sure my mom didn't like it;(my dad had been in the U.S.Navy in WWII and Korea) , so he was halfways OK with the fact. Upon graduation from boot camp in Sept. 1969, they came down to So.Carolina and brought my future wife with them. I can kinda remember my mom being a little aloof, she was a…

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Posted on April 29, 2014 at 8:26pm — 5 Comments

Marine Corps advertising-J. Walter Thompson agency

My only daughter went thru Army boot camp at Ft. Jackson,S.C. and subsequently went into advertising.She's now in Columbus,Oh., but this story started yrs. ago in Akron,Oh. She was setting up some Marine Corps advertising and had to work with a public relations guy in the Corps. If I remember correctly,he told her she had to establish her bonafides. She said she was Army reserve; he said that didn't mean anything. She replied that her dad & older brother were Marines. He said he could…

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Posted on February 9, 2014 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Ok, here goes.. While in Danang at ASP#1( ammunition supply point) in '71. We were moving artillery shells around to get the oldest out in front for first pickup. I was spotting for the forklift driv…

Ok, here goes.. While in Danang at ASP#1( ammunition supply point) in '71. We were moving artillery shells around to get the oldest out in front for first pickup. I was spotting for the forklift driver and he came roaring in(he had 8-9 months there) and knew what he was doing. His brakes gave out and he threw it reverse and I jumped out of the way. My rt. leg went up when I jumped and the blade of the forklift hit my shin and pined against a pallet of 155-mm shells. Needless to say, my…

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Posted on March 10, 2013 at 7:24pm

Old Veterans

In 2004, my wife and I took a belated vacation to Hawaii and met up with Charlie & Gail Dayton from St. Louis..Turns out that his brother and my dad were on the U.S.S. Essex in the Korean War at the same time. Course, with over 1,000 personnel on board,they never met each other. Gail said that they came to Ohio every year for the Soap Box Derby and had this favorite restaurant they went to. Hartville Kitchen,1 mile from our house. We have met up every year since then for food AND…

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Posted on January 5, 2013 at 6:54pm

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At 12:54am on July 15, 2012, Ricardo Jacques said…

Welcome aboard Jeff...it took till 1999 for Ricardo to see MCRD Parris Island.

We had a gathering of Marines from all over the USA.

Among our group was Pfc Raymond 'Mike' Clausen Jr. USMC Medal of Honor recipient.

During the day, it got hot, so we went to a dining facility.

As we were waiting Mike was up by the hatchway/door.

As some troops were getting close to going in.

Mike would hold the door, so they could go in.

He was wearing the Medal of Honor that we had requested him wearing.

Folks about broke their neck, when they noticed that medal.

Mike, will never be honored, by any station in the 'Crucible'.

He was the lowest rank in the Corps to become a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

His CO said he was a hand-full in the barracks.

He drank a lot and he refused to fly any mission that was not a medvac.

From what I saw that day, PI is flat and there a bit swamp.

San Diego has more mountains/hills that all seem to go up.

Never down and if it was more like a jungle.

It would have been ideal for training in northern I Corp in Vietnam. 

 
 
 

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