Boot camp: Parris Island
Dates of Service: Aug 1955 - Dec 1961
M.O.S. : 0311 - Rifleman | 8013 Special Assignment – Enlisted - mine warfare demolition
Duty Stations: Parris Island S.C. | Camp Geiger N.C. | Camp Lejeune N.C. | Cherry Point N.C. |
Camp Pendleton Ca. | Kaneohe Bay Hawaii |
Camps - Hague,Kinser,Schwab,Hansen,Sukiran,Bishagawa,Mercy OKINAWA
1 - Fifteen day stay in Hawaii before it became the 49th state.
2 - Maneuvers in Yokuska, Osaka, Kobe, and Nagasaki Japan
3 - Cold weather training on Mount Fuji Japan
4 - Broken leg on Formosa (now Taiwan)
5 - Washed down to Manila in Philippines on a LST due to typhoon.
6 - Various ships used in maneuvers and travel:
USS A. A. Cunningham - DD752 - Okinawa to Japan
USS Blair - DE-147 - Osaka to Nagasaki
USS Coral Sea - CVA-43 - Japan to Okinawa
USS Shelton - DD-790 - Okinawa to Japan and Taiwan
USS Tom Green County - Taiwan to Philippines due to typhoon
USS Navarro - APA-215 - Philippines to Okinawa
USS Montrose - APA-212 - San Diego to Youkuska Japan then to Okinawa
USS Calvert - APA-32 = Okinawa to San Diego to Camp Pendleton then home.
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