Two BOOTNECKS

Two BOOTNECKS

HI attached photo of my best Oppo Tug Wilson (in wheelchair) we met up after 44yrs,unfortunately Tug had a massive stroke.My wife and I drove 300 miles to see him and his wife.We spent 4 days out of 7 days of our holiday ,clearing out his garden my wife replanting shrubs etc for them and I bought 2 gallons of fence paint and everything that stood still was painted,brings back memories of Bootcamp.Royal Marines style.They were so pleased and said you are supposed to be on a weeks vacation not doing stuff for us,this is where we Marines differ from other services we look after our own.It was a pleasure to help my buddy out as I have known him since 1957 in Bootcamp and was appreciated.The saying go’s “Once a Marine,always a Marine.

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LCpl Manny Dacosta

LCpl Manny Dacosta

Would anyone in the New England area happen to know or recognize this Marine from service at Quantico in the 1959-1962 timeframe? His name is Manuel (Manny) Dacosta or DeCosta. I believe he may have left active duty as a LCpl. One squared away young Marine! Notice the gold collar emblems and scarlet/gold ‘pogey rope’. He would now be in his late 60’s/ Let me know please.

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1953 BGen. Brown

Lt. Gen Franklin A. Hart and BGen. Wilburt S. Brown

1953 BGen. Brown

Maj. Darby,

That was BGen. Wilburt S. Brown. I heard some of his contemporaries refer to him as ‘Slew-foot’ Brown. Probably went back to his WW1 days. I’ve attached a foto of him with Lt.Gen. Franklin A. Hart (a fearful man). Brown is in the center. He was Chief Umpire for the exercise.Notice he is wearing the French Fourregere, that was a personal decoration since it has the loops outside the arm. This was during AirLex II at 29Palms. I believe it was early 1953. I was with 3rd Sig.Bn.

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Military Historical Tours

Military Historical Tours

Last May, I took a tour of WW1 Marine Corps battlefields offered by Military Historical Tours of Alexandria, Va. The tour was outstanding, the last day being at the ceremonies for Memorail Day at the Aisne-Marne cemetary located on the Belleau Wood battlefield. The Commmandant and Sgt. Major were kind enough to pose for many pictures with active and former Marines in front of the “Devil Dog” fountain. To drink from the fountain is said to raise the life expectancy of a Marine by twenty years. That alone made the trip worthwhile!!!!!

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VETERANS DAY 2003

VETERANS DAY 2003

THIS IS ME HONORING OUR USMC, KIA/MIA BROS FROM NAM THIS PAST VETERANS DAY. THE PICTURE & STORY IS FROM THE TRI-CITIES HERALD, TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON. THANKS,

SGT. G.R.MOLLOHAN
USMC 1963 – 1967 2021104

Chewy, a Vietnam veteran who spends time in West Virginia and Washington state, props up a flag at the base of The Moving Wall on Sunday. He declined to give his last name. The wall carries the names of more than 58,000 men and women killed or listed as missing in action during Vietnam.
(Herald/Richard Dickin)

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A Marine You Should Know – Cpl Scherer

A Marine You Should Know – Cpl Scherer

Cpl Christopher G. Scherer, USMC, KIA 21 July 2007, Operation Iraqi Freedom. My son is “A Marine You Should Know”.

When Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Sinclair spoke at Chris?s funeral he said the following: ?Chris?s platoon commander called him the most likable marine in the platoon, no one griped or had a bad day if Cpl Scherer had anything to say about it. Lieutenant Douglas Orr told me that though the living conditions in the field have been harsh over the past two months, and the marines have been working and fighting in 120 degree temperatures while wearing body armor and carrying ammunition, weapons, water, and equipment that typically weighs over 70 pounds for each marine, he never heard Chris complain or even question their circumstances – not once. NOT EVER.?

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