Remember Them by Mike Morgan

Sgt Grit,
This Sunday my church will have our annual Memorial Day Service. We Honor those who have fought and died to allow us the right to worship and serve Jesus Christ. Those who have served will be recognized during the service, we have a Color Guard from a local high school ROTC come in. This year we will honor a special Marine who just passed away last week. Cpl. David Miller, he was an Iwo Jima Marine, a Purple Heart Recipient and most importantly a Pastor of 45 years. I sat next to him during our Sunday services and many of opportunity to talk with him. His love for the Corps was only surpassed by his love for Jesus Christ and serving Him. In Honor of his service to our country, I have enclosed something that I wrote to display on our bulletin board at my church. I am no writer, but just wanted our younger generation to remember where their freedom comes form and its cost. It is not directly related to the Marine Corps, but to all of our servicemen and woman. If possible could you pass this on to allow some of the youth of America to understand what freedom cost. Thank you to those who have served and serve.

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Obtain a Copy of Your Marine Corps Records

How do I replace my DD214

The National Personnel Records Center maintains all records on former Marines. By contacting them, they can send you information from your SRB (Discharge papers, Medical Records, etc.).

National Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 801-0800
(866) 272-6272 (Toll Free)

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Honors of the 1st Marine Division

Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with one Silver and Bronze Star

WORLD WAR II
Guadalcanal1942
Peleliu, Ngesebus1944
Okinawa1945

KOREA
1950
1951

VIETNAM
19661967
19671968

Navy Unit Commendation Streamer with on Bronze Star

KOREA
19521953

SOUTHWEST ASIA
19901991

Other Awards

Mexican Service Streamer
Dominican Campaign Streamer
Haitian Campaign Streamer with One Bronze Star
Marine Corps Expeditionary Streamer
World War I Victory Streamer with One Bronze Star
American Defense Service Streamer with One Bronze Star
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Streamer with One Silver And One Bronze Star
World War II Victory Streamer
Navy Occupation Service Streamer with "ASIA"
China Service Streamer
National Defense Service Streamer with Two Bronze Stars
Korean Service Streamer with Two Silver Stars
Armed Forces Expedition Streamer with One Bronze Star
Vietnam Service Streamer with Two Silver and Three Bronze Stars
Korean Presidential Unit Citation Streamer
Southwest Asia Service Streamer with Two Bronze Stars
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Streamer
Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Streamer
Joint Meritorious Unit Award

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Marine Corps Birthday Message

General James T Conway’s Birthday Message

ALMAR 044/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE10 NOVEMBER 2007//
POC/SGT M. BELL/ADMIN CHIEF/CMC STAFF GROUP/-/TEL:(703) 614-2326//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SINCE THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION, OUR LIBERTY HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY VALIANT MEN AND WOMEN OF DEEP CONVICTION, GREAT COURAGE, AND BOLD ACTION; THE COST HAS OFTEN BEEN IN BLOOD AND TREMENDOUS SACRIFICE. AS AMERICAS SENTINELS OF FREEDOM, UNITED STATES MARINES ARE COUNTED AMONG THE FINEST LEGIONS IN THE CHRONICLES OF WAR. SINCE 1775, MARINES HAVE MARCHED BOLDLY TO THE SOUNDS OF THE GUNS AND HAVE FOUGHT FIERCELY AND HONORABLY TO DEFEAT THE SCOURGE OF TYRANNY AND TERROR. WE ARE MARINESTHAT IS WHAT WE DO.

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2nd Marine Division Lineage

A History of the Second Marine Division

1936-1940

Activated 1 July 1936 at San Diego, CA as the 2nd Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force, deployed during August-September 1937 to Shanghai, China. Relocated during February-April 1938 to San Diego, CA.

Re-designated 1 February 1941 as the 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. Elements deployed to Iceland, July 1941-March 1942. Deployed to the South Pacific during January 1942-January 1943. Participated in the following World Ward II campaigns:
GuadalcanalSouthern SolomonsTarawaSaipanTinianOkinawa

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Marine Attack Squadron 231

Corps Oldest Squadron Commemorates 75 Years
By LCpl Rick Jakubowski
JPAO, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC
Marines September 1994
Submitted by: Norris Gwin

MCAS Cherry Point, NC

From dropping hand grenades from the cockpits of bi-planes to the precision bombing of the AV-8B Harrier II, Marine Attack Squadron 231 has come a long way in its close-air support role.

Through three-quarters of a century, the Corps’ oldest squadron has developed a rich tradition of courage and spirit, sentiments reflected in the faces of the retired Marine Corps pilots who were here to celebrate the squadron’s 75th Anniversary in June.

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