About Gunny 2

About Gunny


What may not be seen or known is during my first 10 years I never was higher than Pay Grade E4. Only upon completion of a successful tour as a Drill Instructor did I move upward.

I enlisted at the age of 17 in Akron Ohio in 1955 and retired in 1975. Went through Parris Island bootcamp. Pulled a tour as a Drill Instructor MCRD San Diego My duty stations as best I remember:


1955- MCRD Parris Island, SC/1st Recruit Training Battalion

1955-1957, 0300, 2nd Marine Division/6th Marine Regiment

1957-1958, 0311, MARDET (Ashore)/MarDet Atsugi, Japan

1957-1958, MAG-11/MABS-11

1959-1960, Marine Corps Bases Atlantic/MCB Camp Lejeune, NC

1960-1961, ComCabs West/MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

1962-1963, 1st Marine Division/7th Engineer Bn (Rein)

1962-1963, ComCabs West/MCAS El Toro, CA

1965-1967, 8511, 1st Recruit Training Btn (MCRD San Diego)/Bravo Co

1965-1967, Formal Schools/Drill Instructors School, MCRD SD, CA

1967-1968, 0311, Fleet Marine Force Pacific/III MAF (Vietnam Era)

1967-1968, Force Logistics Command/1st Provisional Rifle Co

1968-1971, 8511, Marine Corps Bases Pacific/MCB Hawaii

1968-1971, Marine Air Group (MAG)/MAG-24

1971-1972, 1169, Marine Barracks/Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines

1972-1973, 1169, Formal Schools/Engineer School, Camp Le Jejune

1974-1975, 1169, Marine Barracks/Marine Barracks Key West, FL

Marine Barracks Key West Retirement parade 1975.