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Charles H Handwork Charles H Handwork from Land O Lakes wrote on August 7, 2020 at 23:03:
Iโ€™m a Marine Veteran of 8 years, I have a daughter in Marines for 2 years now. My oldest brother, SSGT Thomas T Handwork, was a Security at the Salvador Embassy when he and 3 fellow Marines were killed in a terror attack June 19, 85.
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Bill Stegeman Bill Stegeman from Lone Tree, CO wrote on August 1, 2020 at 11:54:
Was in the first detachment deployed to the US Interest Section in Havana in August, โ€˜77.
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Brad Brad from High Point wrote on July 31, 2020 at 17:00:
I served at the following embassies.

Algiers, Algeria 1988 - 1989, Sgt | Stuttgart, Germany, Sgt 1989 - 1990 | Paris, France 1990 - 1992 Sgt - 3rd Squad Leader
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Clyde English Clyde English wrote on July 30, 2020 at 13:55:
MSG 1975-78 Saigon, RSV; Manila, Philippines; Calcutta, India; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Geneva, Switzerland. Also member of Fall of Saigon Marines, Saigon MSG during Operation Frequent Wind.
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John R. Baerwald Jr. (GySgt) John R. Baerwald Jr. (GySgt) from Wilmington, DE wrote on July 15, 2020 at 04:50:
MSG Watchstander; Havana Cuba; May 82 - Jul 84 (PNG'd)... Capetown, South Africa - Jul 84 - Sept 84... Buenos Aries, Argentina - Sept 84 - Oct 85. Good seeing some old names within this organization and reading the articles. Looking forward to reaching out and attending a function soon.
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Charles Ford Charles Ford from SEVERNA PARK wrote on June 22, 2020 at 20:58:
Anyone out there who was stationed in Moscow 1964-1965? Charlie Ford
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Charles Speed Charles Speed from Pasadena wrote on June 18, 2020 at 01:18:
Looking to connect with any of the embassy personnel who served in Accra Ghana Apr75-Apr76 and Tel Aviv Israel Apr76-Dec77. Thanks and Semper Fi
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Lonnie Smith Lonnie Smith from Sonoma wrote on April 6, 2020 at 23:41:
Looking to connect with any of the embassy personnel who served in Jakarta Indonesia 1991-1992 and Niamey Niger 1992 -1993. I have kept up with most of the MSGs I served with but was wondering if anyone who served in and around those times had contact with embassy folks from that era. Thank you and Semper Fi
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Richard McGuinness Richard McGuinness from North Port, Florida wrote on March 31, 2020 at 14:03:
Richard McGuinness class 2/64 looking for Marines who served in Abidjan or Athens 63 to 67๐Ÿ˜
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John Gossett John Gossett from San Diego Ca wrote on March 13, 2020 at 17:19:
Looking for Marines stationed in Singapore 1967 to 1969.
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Gordon Hallof (ALF) Gordon Hallof (ALF) from Louisville, Ohio wrote on March 2, 2020 at 21:45:
MSG 87-90 Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Amman
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Thomas (Tom) Michael Rutherford, Sr. Thomas (Tom) Michael Rutherford, Sr. from Prescott, AZ wrote on February 14, 2020 at 21:03:
MSG (now MEG) at the American Embassy; Ankara, Turkey, April 1964-Sep 1966. Never transferred to a second post due to orders from HQMC re "my" fitness program. I was honored and privileged to initiate and manage a very popular Marine Physical Fitness Program. Among the honors I received was a letter from President Johnson, the Secretary of Defense, and a handwritten letter from Stan Musial (Hall of Fame baseball player and Director, President's Council on Physical Fitness). I was also nominated for the National Physical Fitness Award. Sid Gillman, coach of the winning (before any Super Bowls) San Diego Chargers, won the award. Retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years. Ranks held were PFC-GySgt, WO-1-CWO-3, 1st Lt-Captain (Major selectee). Close combat in infantry in Vietnam (1st Plt Echo Co, 2/1) and Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada) on behalf of Naval Intelligence Command. Retired from second professional career as Director, Special Security, Space & Defense. Joe Mitchell and I served together at this post. Semper Fi to all Marines!
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John P Gaddis John P Gaddis from Galveston wrote on February 12, 2020 at 11:53:
I was a MSG from 1975 to 1977. I served at the Embassies in Warsaw, Poland and Athens, Greece.
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Ron Holley, SMSgt, USAF, Retired Ron Holley, SMSgt, USAF, Retired from Chandler, AZ wrote on February 11, 2020 at 13:17:
Greetings โ€“ I was stationed at the Embassy in Dublin Ireland from 1973 to 1979 as a USAF NCO Veterinary Technician. Our Air Force Unit was responsible for inspection of Carcass Beef products produced in several Irish towns โ€“ that were then shipped to the US Forces in Europe.

Being single, I once attended a Christmas program one year with one of the other single Marines that was held in the old YMCA in downtown Dublin โ€“ and actually noticed a girl in the front row of the Christmas Choir. My Marine friend told me she looked to be 12 years old (actually she was 21 at the time and I would eventually meet and marry her 5 years later.)

I went out running one day with one of the Guards โ€“ at that time the Air Force required only a one and a half mile distance โ€“ while the Marines 3 miles. Had a hard time keeping up with him. I remember that a Marine Officer would come over from Europe to Dublin once a year for an evaluation (distance run, pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, etc.). One story goes that one of these Officers was in a local pub with the Marine Guards. Somehow he was challenged by a civilian for some reason โ€“ and to quell the conversation โ€“ the Officer took a bite out of his glass holding his Guinness โ€“ true or just a good story?

I recognize a few (but not their names) of the Marines in the photos on this sight dated 1978. Some of the Air Force Personnel in my Unit were: Rychner, Wise, Fritchie, Blackard, Stokes, Nichols, Stillman, and Reed among others.

One year the Air Force guys were asked to cover some of the early Sunday morning guard duty shifts โ€“ so the Marines could โ€œreallyโ€ enjoy the previous Saturday night celebration (believe the Marine Corps Ball) that was held within the rotunda of the Embassy.

I had the shift โ€“ that when I arrived there were instructions that I would have to raise the American Flag outside. I looked around the first floor of the Rotunda and sure enough there was an American Flag available โ€“ in fact there were two โ€“ one larger than the other. Fortunately I choose the correct size โ€“ the bigger of the two โ€“ and did not lock myself out of the Embassy. Perhaps I have the honor of being the only Air Force member to raise the American flag outside of the Dublin Embassy?
This was also the time frame when there used to be a person who would sometimes hide in the bushes and throw stones at the Marine Guards while they were outside performing their duties. Fortunately - the local Garda would intervene if needed.

We Air Force guys had great โ€œDarts and Ping Pongโ€ competitions with the Marines. And the Marines knew how to throw a party at the Marine House. I was once in a Dublin taxi when I told the Irish driver that I was assigned to the Embassy. His first response back to me was - โ€œare you going to the Marine House party next Friday?โ€

Like myself, I believe that the majority of the single Marines stationed in Dublin during my tour of duty ended up marrying an Irish colleen.

The assignment in Dublin to me โ€“ was the best of my career. Besides my job โ€“ I really enjoyed the camaraderie that we shared with the Marines in several different ways.

Ron Holley, SMSgt, USAF, Retired
1964-1991
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Glenn Ferreri Glenn Ferreri from Brandon, Mississippi wrote on January 26, 2020 at 20:30:
Hello to all Marines, I have a lot of pictures from Dublin, Ireland, 1987-1989, Hopefully I will be accepted into the group.

Glenn
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Carl Collette, Major (Ret) Carl Collette, Major (Ret) from Douglassville TX wrote on January 20, 2020 at 05:13:
MSG Detachments in Bucharest, Romania 75-76, Frankfurt, Germany 76-79
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Chris Christopherson Chris Christopherson from Islamabad wrote on January 19, 2020 at 22:45:
Perhaps you could address the problem that as a Retired Marine, former MSG, living overseas, NOT employed by the US Embassy, I am not allowed to buy tickets to attend the Marine Balls. This happened to me the 3 years we were in Tbilisi, Georgia, and again this Fall in Islamabad, Pakistan. They only sell tickets to US Embassy employees, security. I'm told I should find someone inside the US Embassy to buy tickets for me, but since they are locked away hiding inside their compound that is really hard to do. I've written to the MSGBN SgtMaj twice over the years, no response. Semper fi Mac.
Admin Reply by: Kevin Carleo | Admin
Chris, I will have our MCESG Liaison touch base and figure out how we can get you squared away. - KJ
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Willard (Bill) Nelson Willard (Bill) Nelson from Stillwater, NY wrote on January 9, 2020 at 22:30:
Valletta, Malta & Monrovia, Liberia
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Sgt Dan wakefield Sgt Dan wakefield from Chantilly wrote on January 1, 2020 at 16:10:
MSG La Paz, Bolivia 1974, Guatemala City, Guatemala 1975 and Georgetown, Guyana 1976.
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matthew flynn matthew flynn from northampton wrote on November 9, 2019 at 17:08:
Served in Cairo Egypt 1981-1982 American Embassy . Second Post Tel Aviv Israel.... Just wondering who is still with us... Thank You Cpl Matthew Flynn .... flynn.matthew60@yahoo.com . Currently living in Mass. Working for the V.A. Administration
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Virgil Johnson Virgil Johnson from Berliin wrote on November 5, 2019 at 06:33:
In a belated response to Bill Waller's interest in this year's reunion, let me report that I thoroughly enjoyed the Tucson event. It was really a shame that so few members attended.
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Eliseo Rodriguez Eliseo Rodriguez from Egg Harbor Twp, NJ wrote on October 16, 2019 at 22:57:
Hoping to hear from Marines serving in Damascus Syria 76-77 or Rome Italy 77-79
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Michael Gilbert Michael Gilbert from Philadelphia, PA wrote on October 13, 2019 at 15:45:
Anyone planning to be at Cookie's Tavern in South Philly for the Marine Corps Birthday?
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john ruiz john ruiz from MODESTO wrote on October 6, 2019 at 16:04:
Mexico city, 1974-1976. Semper fi to all Marines this coming November. Living in Modesto, ca.
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Milt Hazzard Milt Hazzard from Baltimore (Woodlawn) Maryland wrote on October 5, 2019 at 06:25:
Enjoyed my visit to the Embassy and talk with a Marine on 02 October 2019 during my Egypt vacation. Thanks for the "challenge coin".
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Howard W. Evers Howard W. Evers from No. Oxford, MA wrote on August 30, 2019 at 09:41:
Reporting the passing of Warren Caudle of Lafayette, LA. Warren was a watch stander in Saigon, Viet Nam during the Tet offensive.
Obituary will be found at Fountain Memorial Home in Lafayette, LA
Admin Reply by: Kevin Carleo | Admin
Thanks for the notification Howard, we will ensure he makes it to the Honor Roll.
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john Baird john Baird from cordova tn wrote on August 23, 2019 at 07:49:
Semper Fi Marines, served on MSG duty in Kingston Jamaica, Sept 1st 67 to Sept 69. best duty i ever had.
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Stephan Fowler Stephan Fowler from Riyadh wrote on August 21, 2019 at 03:01:
I am a retired SSGT 1984-2005. I am here working as a contractor on a long term construction project. I am in desperate need of a haircut. Where do MSG Marines get theirs cut?

+966 055-982-7924
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Walter L Richardson Walter L Richardson from Washington NC wrote on August 9, 2019 at 17:04:
I was a Marine embassy guard in 1983-84 in Beijing China and am looking for some former Marines who were there the same time as I was. Does anyone know the whereabouts for NCOIC SSGT Gallager, SGT Dennis Harriston, CPL Wilson, CPL Entwhistle, CPL Tead or SGT King. Thank you. Semper Fi
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Howard W. Evers Howard W. Evers from No. Oxford wrote on August 7, 2019 at 12:41:
Reporting the passing of Col. Phillip E. Tucker, USMC. He was the OIC of the MSG detachment in Saigon. He passed on 7/23 in FL.
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William Waller William Waller from Massillon wrote on May 20, 2019 at 14:19:
Hello Jim & Mary I didn't make the reunion again this year,too far and too $. Waiting to get my right knee replaced,had it set up but blood count was low. Soon I hope. Good to hear from some old members,miss Mary's pictures. No one has posted MEGA reunion.I heared the turn out was small compared too other years. Got to go SEMPER FI BillWaller
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james tracy james tracy from bermingham ala wrote on May 15, 2019 at 16:03:
hellomsgs
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Howard W. Evers Howard W. Evers from north oxford wrote on April 9, 2019 at 04:39:
Sad to inform the members of the passing of Bob Sistek. Bob was a watch stander in Saigon and was a member of the Personal Security Unit shortly after it was formed.
His obituary will be found shortly in the Las Vegas Review Journal.
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Lawrence Clark Lawrence Clark from Grafton wrote on February 6, 2019 at 10:09:
Sad to learn that a former NCOIC and fellow West Virginian, SSgt Marvin Zane Grey passed away a year ago. Marv was our NCOIC briefly, at AmEmb Tehran from Feb to April 1970. Marv served at four different embassies in his MSG career. Later owned several gas service stations in West Virginia and was the President of the West Virginia Gasoline Retailers for nearly three decades.
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Joe Mitchell Joe Mitchell from Fort Worth wrote on January 30, 2019 at 20:53:
Just made aware that we lost another Lifetime member of MEGA. Robert (Bob) Perna passed away on 31 Aug 2018, Bob served on the duty from 1970 til 1972 in Beirut, Yaounde, Amman and Lagos. He will be missed.. RIP Bob and Semper Fi.
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Thomas (Tom) Michael Rutherford, Sr Thomas (Tom) Michael Rutherford, Sr from Prescott, AZ wrote on December 8, 2018 at 01:00:
MSG with Fox Company 1963-66. Served at American Embassy, Ankara, Turkey 1963-66. Semper Fi to all Marines!
Captain "Mustang" U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)
Director, Special Security, Space & Defense (Ret)
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Lawrence M Rehmann Lawrence M Rehmann from Granger wrote on November 21, 2018 at 15:23:
Was stationed in Stockholm Sweden; 1956 thru 1958. Also was stationed in Geneva in 1958
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Alfred Cooke Alfred Cooke from San Antonio wrote on November 20, 2018 at 09:34:
Hello from San Antonio, Texas

And hello to GySgt Maness fellow San Antonio Marine! I graduated from Class 2-79, the very first class at Quantico, VA in 1979. What an exciting time that was - and my orders actually read to report to Henderson Hall!!!! That was before faxes and emails and all those things we take for granted!. Well, I'll write more after I join MEGA. Talk to you all soon! Semper Fi and God bless all of you.
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Neherlon Berkley Neherlon Berkley from Colorado Springs wrote on November 19, 2018 at 20:12:
I was a Marine Embassy Guard at the Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique and Brussels, Belgium. I was trying to reach out to the Marines that served with me at both embassy from Maputo in 1990 - 1991 and Brussels from 1991 - 1993.
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Mark A. Worrell Mark A. Worrell from Buffalo, New York wrote on November 12, 2018 at 09:01:
Semper Fi to All. I was a Marine Security Guard at three different posts starting in December 1972 and ending in December, 1975. Looking for Marines who served with me. Beijing (May, 1973 to December 1973; Canberra, Australia (January 1973 to April 1973; Ottawa, Canada (December 1973 until December 1975) Would love to hear from someone. I can be reached at maworrell@aol.com
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Richard Stevenson Richard Stevenson from Tucson wrote on November 2, 2018 at 19:49:
Greetings Tokyo Marines, if you are coming to the reunion in Tucson, lets get together. Email me at ki6baq@me.com, or phone 520-373-2090.
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John M Baird John M Baird from Cordova wrote on November 2, 2018 at 11:11:
Semper FI to all, and happy Birthday Marines, Kingston Jamaica, sept 65 to sept 69
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Joe Mitchell Joe Mitchell from Fort Worth wrote on October 15, 2018 at 15:21:
It is with regrets that I have to report the passing of one of MEGA's lifetime member. Cpl Ernie A. Tucker passed away yesterday at 1730. Ernie served on the duty in Ankara, Turkey 63/64 and Lagos, Nigeria 64/65. Ernie had attended the majority of the reunions, but missed this last one, due to a health problem... RIP Cpl Ernie A. Tucker
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Edward a stella Edward a stella from Scituate wrote on October 1, 2018 at 12:23:
I served as an msg American embassy Rome Italy 1971
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Charlie Barrett Charlie Barrett from Charlotte, NC wrote on August 26, 2018 at 18:51:
Went to birthday party in San Diego, Ca, for Top Fritz Werner (NCOIC Paris middle 1960s), with several Paris Marines
who served during that time frame, Happy ninety years...
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Robert Barton Robert Barton from Newbury Park, Ca. wrote on August 21, 2018 at 02:42:
Just checking in. Lome', Togo and Stuttgart 86-88. rbarton1492@gmail.com
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Alan Hogan Alan Hogan from Orlando wrote on August 20, 2018 at 10:12:
Anyone know a Cris Lopez MSG Det Valletta Malta and New Delhi India 96-98?
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Alexander Molnar Jr, SSGT ANCOIC MSGDet Tokyo, 1972-73- Alexander Molnar Jr, SSGT ANCOIC MSGDet Tokyo, 1972-73- from Tokyo Japan wrote on August 16, 2018 at 22:38:
GySgt Metz, was NCOIC then, Ambassador Robert S. Ingersoll, was there then as well till end 73 and promoted me to SSGT; DCM was Mr. Shoesmith; the RSO, was Mr Holden? I think; At that time, we had our main MSG post in the Chancery building, built in 1931, was where, the Ambassador and key staff worked in two out buildings within the fenced property, we also had BNDD, Bureau of Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics; and a two other agencies (no names used); the Chancery was next door to the Hotel Okura, where Sec Kissenger and Rodgers stayed when visiting; the Annex, held our MSG post 2, in the old railroad office building, an entire city block long, wide... and 6 stories high I think it was... it also housed the Defense Attache, Political Affairs, FBI, etc and the Military Assistance Group, as well as the Consulate downstairs... and other similar offices... The PAO, USAID was in a third building across town... the plans for the new US Embassy were drawn up in 1972... I think finished in 1976. Our Marine House was over below the Grew House (with 2 other similar apartment houses) and /US Compound, atop the hill, with the swimming pool a small commissary...green area, off Roppongi ave...I think it was. I will provide more of our MSG det members in a later email.
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Charles Moore Charles Moore from KETTERING wrote on August 2, 2018 at 20:47:
This is for Terry Jesmore. I Served with a Sgt. Ernie Gutierrez in Kampala Uganda 1971. I have some photos of Ernie.
My email address is cdm45702mac.com.
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Charlie Barrett Charlie Barrett from Charlotte, NC wrote on May 8, 2018 at 08:13:
Thanks to everyone at the reunion, Barbara and I enjoyed seeing
old friends, and making new ones. Hope to see all In Tuscon
next year. Charlie, Paris 65-68
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Joe Mitchell Joe Mitchell from Fort Worth, Texas wrote on May 8, 2018 at 08:10:
Just returned from MEGA's 20th Anniversary reunion in Arlington, VA. It was held at the Sheraton Hotel, next to Henderson Hall... I have been to 19 of the 20 and have to say this is next to the best one ever or it was the best ever.. Would like to thank the BOD, Ray Casey (MRP), the Vincent Downes family, Quilts of Honor and everyone that attended this great reunion.. For those that did not make it this year, you missed a good one... Looking forward to 2019.... Semper Fi
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Terry Jesmore Terry Jesmore from Tene, Israel wrote on April 28, 2018 at 01:09:
Looking for information on Sgt Richard E. Veasey,or any other MSG who was assign to FBIS Karavas Cyprus(Radio Station Jun-Jul 1974 during Turkish Army Invasion of North Cyprus .
We have info on Veasey and one other marine (SSGT Gutierrez) who were part of 7 MSG assigned to FBIS and were quartered Kyrenia prior to the trouble..Note: SSGT Gutierrez retired from USMC and is deceased.
MSG School 15 Hun 71
Kampala, Uganda 21 September 1971
1972 watch stander Monrovia Liberia
September 1973 transferred to Beirut,Lebanon as NCOIC
1 September 1973 promoted Staff Sergeant.

December 1973 to July 1974.NCOIC ,Karavas(FBIS) station
Awarded Navy Commendation Metal for successful emergency evacuation of FBIS

He attended MSG school on June 15, 1971, and upon completion, transferred to Kampala, Uganda, September 21, 1971. On July 17, 1972, he proceeded to Monrovia, Liberia, as a watch stander. In September 1973, he transferred to Beirut, Lebanon as NCOIC of the detachment. On September 1, 1973, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant.From December 1973 to July 1974, he established a new MSG detachment at the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) station in Karavas, Cyprus, and as NCOIC of the detachment carried out a successful emergency evacuation for which he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. The President of the United States recognized SSgt Ernesto K. Gutierrez for heroic achievement in connection with the safety and evacuation of American and British Nationals in a hostile combat environment July 15 through 23, 1974. SSgt. Gutierrez, NCOIC of the Marine Security Guard, Karavas, Cyprus, was in complete control and command throughout and was made responsible for the safety of all personnel in the FBIS by the Mediterranean Bureau Chief who had no staff or other personnel qualified to undertake such an assignment. With complete disregard for his own safety and fully aware of the personal dangers involved, SSgt. Gutierrez exposed himself to save American and British National Personnel. His actions directly relate to the safety and well being of those persons as well as their safe evacuation.

On July 22, 1974, SSgt. Gutierrez braved a naval bombardment to rescue two American employees of the FBIS. The employees, caught in the open, were in danger from bursting ordnance when SSgt Gutierrez rushed from the safety of the FBIS building, amid shrapnel from a direct hit on a steel antennae tower, and maneuvered the two government workers at the risk of his personal safety to a safe haven. His action was instrumental in preventing serious or fatal injury to the two employees.

On July 23, 1974, SSgt. Gutierrez volunteered to enter hostile lines and evacuate American and British Nationals from a potentially dangerous environment. During one leg of his trip, SSgt. Gutierrez was confronted by soldiers, stopped and searched at gunpoint, he displayed cool professionalism and maintained his composure thereby preventing a potential confrontation with the invading forces. After obtaining the release of nine Americans and an undetermined amount of British National families, SSgt Gutierrez calmly led them through the lines to an evacuation point. During this entire period, SSgt Gutierrez gave precise instructions to Marines and civilians on safety procedures. Pointing out safe areas within the bureau to protect personnel under fire, he was instrumental in preventing injury, especially when the bureau was subjected to much shrapnel from mortar and artillery fire. Many rooms in the building were devastated, however, due to the cool manner and professional advice to all concerned, not one person was wounded. The positive control, sound judgment and timely and decisive actions undoubtedly were the determining factors in the safe handling of all personnel under his control. His courageous and prompt actions in the face of great personal risk were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and that of the United States Naval Service.

SGT Veasey was also involved in driving FBIS Bus across Turkish/Greek lines and recovering US Personnel.
Any one have any help??
Terry Jesmore
Gysgt Retired
MEGA/MCCIA member
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Oscar Rodriguez Oscar Rodriguez from Lusby wrote on April 7, 2018 at 19:13:
I have been checking this website on and off for a few years in an attempt to find members of the Bujumbura, Burundi Detachment from 1988-89. I don't see pictures in the photo album from way back. I have some pictures from that great group of guys. I guess I am gonna have to join to be able to post some of those memories in this great site. Members of the detachment: SSGT. Richard D. Betzinger, Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez Jr., Sgt. Arthur Davis Jr., Cpl. Karl Atkins, Cpl. Steve Miller, and Cpl. Terrance Sellars. This Detachment was awarded the "Best Detachment of the Year" and the
"Physical Fitness Award" for Company "F" Africa before the company was divided. I will never forget those guys. If anyone here knows them and have their contact information, please let me know. Semper Fi! Former SSGT, Oscar Rodriguez Jr. USMC
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Angela M. Maness Angela M. Maness from San Antonio, TX wrote on March 31, 2018 at 23:23:
SSgt/GySgt Tom W. Maness was the DetCmdr at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 83-85 and Riyadh 85-86. Returned back to Quantico, VA and became an Instructor at MSG School. Sgt Don Block, Mike Johnston, and others are here in your photo album. It was good to see them again. Semper Fidelis, Angela Maness SgtMaj (ret)
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Fred Ott (CWO3 Retired) Fred Ott (CWO3 Retired) from Kingsport TN wrote on March 30, 2018 at 13:58:
Been a long time since I posted. Lots has happened. Want to say Semper Fi to all. Fair winds and following seas. Colombo Sri Lanka 1970 and Manila RP 1972.
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Paul Moosman Paul Moosman from Brookneal wrote on March 24, 2018 at 13:08:
New to the site came across in a search. Anybody who graduated from Msg either April or May of 1970. Also any Marine that was stationed at the Embassy in Santo Domingo 1970-1972
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Terry Jesmore Terry Jesmore from Tene,Israel wrote on March 17, 2018 at 01:30:
Pete Peterson. I served 61 Jiddah, Saudi Arabia 62-64 Nicosia Cyprus. A group of us have been trying to fill out MSG archives Nicosia 1960-2015. We have feed a lot of photos,write ups on events etc. Pleaase contact me and coordinate with KevinCorleo webmaster. I am going to cyprus 29Mar-12Apr2018. Drop me a line. I will be up on line while in Cyprus. Looking for info on FBIS Karavas 1974 Turkish Invasion etc.Semper Fe
A long time ago I had a RE office in Escondido.
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Pete Peterson Pete Peterson from Escondido, California wrote on March 16, 2018 at 16:13:
I served as MSG in Tehran, Iran from 1957-1961. A free lance writer now, I'm working on a positive story on MSG's. If any one has pics or sea stories they'd like to share, I'd welcome them, giving full credit of course.
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Edward Swann Edward Swann from Auburn wrote on March 8, 2018 at 18:06:
Amman Jordan 66-67
Khartoum Sudan 67-68
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Charlie Barrett Charlie Barrett from Charlotte wrote on March 4, 2018 at 13:41:
Hope to see some of the Paris Marines at 2018 reunion
Charlie.. Paris 12/65 thru 01/68
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Dr. Mark H. Beaudry, CPP Dr. Mark H. Beaudry, CPP from Billerica MA wrote on March 2, 2018 at 12:22:
Retired MSgt. Served MSG Colombo Sri lanka 78/79 and Manila Philippines 79/80. Awesome memories, unfortunately, not many photo's to share.
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Bob Sutherland Bob Sutherland from Campbell wrote on February 14, 2018 at 14:57:
I was in Bonn, Germany from 1974-1976. Am I eligible for an MSG ribbon or did they make MSG a separate MOS?

Anyone from Bonn around?
Admin Reply by: Kevin Carleo | Admin
Yes you are, it is retroactive. Please read here: https://embassymarine.org/the-marine-security-guard-ribbon/

Kevin Carleo
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marines (Retired)
Marine Embassy Guard Association
Board of Directors
Chairman | Historical Archives and Membership
MEGA Charter Member# 241
MEGA Webmaster
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Robert J. Perna Robert J. Perna from Yaounde wrote on January 24, 2018 at 15:08:
Semper Fi to all, I'm finally back on line and looking forward to introducing my new bride to MEGA at our 2018 reunion! I hope to introduce Anh (Vietnamese spelling) to everyone including wives especially if there are other Vietnamese women there. I am hoping to bringing up on the floor the idea of going back to highlighting different detachments at our reunions - I think it is a great way to encourage members to reach out to the Marines they shared a post with.
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Roy Melton Roy Melton from Bloomingdale wrote on January 17, 2018 at 15:59:
Just Checking in.. Stationed in Lima, Peru 1972 to 1975
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Edward McAvoy Edward McAvoy from Palm Coast, Fl wrote on January 14, 2018 at 20:39:
Paris Embassy - Vietnam Peace Talks 1969 - 1971
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Danny Baker Danny Baker from Honolulu wrote on January 6, 2018 at 16:21:
Just checking in, it's been a while. Semper Fidelis!
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Don Cannon Don Cannon from Bixby wrote on January 5, 2018 at 13:52:
I was in Tokyo Japan from December 1973 to June 1976. i am looking for any of my old teammates from that time.
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Charles Patrick Charles Patrick from Indianapolis wrote on December 10, 2017 at 20:01:
I graduated in Dec 65, Class 3-66, and out posted to Dhahran, Saudi in Jan 66 thru Jan 67 then to Athens, Greece from Jan 67 thru Jun 68. I have had contact with one MSG from each post. Are there any others that were in my class or with whom I was stationed? Would enjoy making contact and catching up.
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Steven D. (Pinky) Brinkman Steven D. (Pinky) Brinkman from Gerber wrote on November 16, 2017 at 17:06:
75 - 77 Bamako, Mali and then Geneva, Switzerland 77 -78.
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Kevin Keller Kevin Keller from Bloomington, Illinois wrote on October 30, 2017 at 22:16:
I was in class 3-88 and was posted in Prague 1988 to 1989 and then to Vienna 1989 to 1990.
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Michael Addessi Michael Addessi from Greenville SC wrote on October 27, 2017 at 14:54:
Served in Reykjavik Iceland 92-93, Harare Zimbabwe 93-94.
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Richard Blasier Richard Blasier from Lahabra calif. wrote on October 22, 2017 at 10:08:
Looking for other Marines that served in New Delhi india
1971 to 1972
Tokyo Japan
1972 to 1974
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Rick DaRosa Rick DaRosa from Somerset, MA wrote on September 28, 2017 at 00:25:
Kabul '66 to '67. New Delhi '67 to '68
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Lawrence D. Pool Lawrence D. Pool from Fresno, CA wrote on September 24, 2017 at 11:20:
I now notice that I did not mention my detachment in my previous message.

It was Seoul, Korea.

Are there any other "Seoul Mates" out there?
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Lawrence D. Pool Lawrence D. Pool from Fresno, CA wrote on September 19, 2017 at 22:57:
How many Marines were ever the NCOIC (our title in 1966) of a MSG Detachment as a Sgt (SSgt Selectee)? Their title now is Detachment Commander, I believe.

I was for almost six months before I was relieved by a trained GySgt. I received no training.

I received no recognition for it, not even a Letter of Appreciation. Should that take place now, I probably would have received a medal.

Lawrence D. Pool
GySgt USMC (Retired)
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Robert Barton Robert Barton from Newbury Park, Ca. wrote on September 14, 2017 at 01:38:
Looking for those that served in Togo and Stuttgart with me between 86-88 or in the fleet. Rbarton1492@gmail.com
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jasmine jasmine wrote on September 2, 2017 at 03:12:
I served Sudan from 1970 - 1971 as a security guard. Looking forward to the MEGA Reunion soon.
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Bill Castle Bill Castle from McCormick wrote on July 9, 2017 at 12:56:
Looking for other Marines that served with me in Caracas, Venezuela from 1969 to 1971
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Robert Joseph Robert Joseph from Simpsonville, SC wrote on June 13, 2017 at 09:33:
Sorry that I did not make the Charleston re-union. Sounds like it was a good one!
Bob
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Jeff Hanson Jeff Hanson from Fort Mill, SC wrote on June 11, 2017 at 12:28:
Excellent reunion this year in N. Charleston, SC! Had a great time and really enjoyed celebrating the Marine Embassy Guard History which was all around! There really is nothing quite like a "Marine Celebration" no matter the "Climb & Place". I'm excited to mark Quantico on the calendar for next year! Semper Fi, -Jeff
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Kevin Carleo Kevin Carleo from Watauga wrote on June 7, 2017 at 18:34:
Hello Scott! We look forward to having you as a member! Any questions please reach out to me.
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Scott Hood Scott Hood from Monroe NC wrote on June 7, 2017 at 18:00:
Semper Fi Marines! I served in New Delhi India Dec 1987 to Mar 1989. Tegucigalpa Honduras Mar 1989 to July 1990. I didn't know Mega existed before last week. I missed the reunion but I will keep an eye out for the next one.
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Zack Rinderer Zack Rinderer from Kennewick, WA, USA wrote on May 7, 2017 at 14:38:
I was a MSG in Moscow in 1970 and Lisbon in 1971. Married my sweetheart in Lisbon before returning home. Looking for James L. Stuart who was my Lisbon NCOIC and my best man. Saw him a couple years later in North Carolina.
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Dennis D. Krause Dennis D. Krause from Oklahoma Cty, OK wrote on April 24, 2017 at 14:44:
This is for Robert Steed. Drop me a line. (Sgt. Krause-Paris, France - 12/65 to 3/68
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Jack Vulgaris Jack Vulgaris from Jack Vulgaris wrote on April 22, 2017 at 10:43:
FYI..MEGA member MSgt Theodore Thompson passed away on 3/16. Military Honors service to be held at Crownsville Vet Cemetary at 2:30 p.m. Crownsville,Md.
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Brad Hub Brad Hub from Dodgeville, WI wrote on April 14, 2017 at 14:32:
SF Watch-standers.
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David Tedrow David Tedrow from Greenville, SC wrote on April 5, 2017 at 00:30:
New Delhi 1980-81 Watchstander
Moscow 1981-82 Watchstander and A/NCOIC

Looking forward to the 2017 MEGA Reunion in Charleston, SC.
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Terry Aungst Terry Aungst from Deer Park, Wa wrote on March 24, 2017 at 02:08:
I was stationed in Khartoum, Sudan from 1969 - 1971 as a Marine Security Guard at our Interest Section. Because our Embassy had been closed due to the Israeli an Egyptian 7 Day War.

I also was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for action taken when our Interest Section came under fire from a Sudan Army Tank Unit during a counter Coue-da-ta.
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Robert Barton Robert Barton from Newbury Park, CA. wrote on March 23, 2017 at 23:50:
Was a watch stander in Togo from 86-87 and in Stuttgart 87-88. Always looking for others that were there back then. Good times as a MSG. Waiting for the reunion to come back to California. Semper Fi
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Charles (Chuck) Surles Charles (Chuck) Surles from Jacksonville, NC 28546 wrote on March 14, 2017 at 09:36:
Was assigned to MSG Detachment, Manila, RP 1958-1960.
Trying to locate a fellow detachment Marine Jerry Whiteside who was stationed there same time frame.
Anyone having address, please email me. Thanks.
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Roy MacDonald Roy MacDonald from Defiance, Ohio wrote on February 14, 2017 at 13:36:
Graduated from MSG school at Henderson Hall Feb 17, 1972. Assigned to AMCONGEN, Hong Kong, from there I went to Peking and opened the new Liason Office there in May 1973 until June 1974 then on to Manila. Best duty ever had.
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Gary Turnbeau Gary Turnbeau from Yorba Linda, CA wrote on February 11, 2017 at 13:04:
Agree with the other comments. Really professional looking website; it's evident that someone has worked really hard at putting it together. Bravo Zulu.
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Alfred Smith III Alfred Smith III from Chinle wrote on February 3, 2017 at 19:30:
WatchStanders!
Have not visited this site in years...great to see the culture is still rocking here...I was a watchstander in Paris (79-81) and watchstander, ANCOIC and SNCOIC (acting) in Colombo (81-83) if my memory serves me right...wanted to know if there was a way to obtain a class photo from class 4-80 I believe. If you have one, or know how to get it, I would appreciate a contact @ alfrdsmith58@gmail.com. "In Every Clime & Place" Al USMCR Retired
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Robert Steed Robert Steed from Canton, Ohio wrote on January 30, 2017 at 12:02:
Saying hi to Charlie Barrett,and Joel Haksley
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ed hark ed hark from georgetown wrote on January 17, 2017 at 16:57:
trying to contact the Marine in charge at the Embasy at The Hague, my daughter is moving to your city for a new job
and as a retired Marine I am looking for a local "brother" to
be her contact person , she is a Marine Corps. family thru and thru, thanks for any help. Ed Hark usmc Ret.. h29 rvn.
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Everett Copher Everett Copher wrote on January 9, 2017 at 08:52:
New web site looks great! Semper Fi from MSG Class 1-80...and still walking past Post One everyday...
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Robert Hasty Robert Hasty from Bristol wrote on January 1, 2017 at 20:36:
Rio, Brazil 66-67, Managua, Nicaragua 67-68.
Best years of my Life.
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Terry Jesmore Terry Jesmore from Tene Israel wrote on December 31, 2016 at 08:34:
I have change my computer to windows 7 and finialy got signed into embassy marines. Thanks Kevin. However I see that Nicosia Page is under construction. I have a lot of photos, write ups that I and a group MSG from 50,60s . I have email contacts and will shop what I have to group. what do I do to input. Any one that has info on Cyprus detachment no matter what year please contact me via email terryjesmore@yahoo.com
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Keith Brownmiller Keith Brownmiller from Abidjan/Tel Aviv 70-72 wrote on December 13, 2016 at 19:41:
Looking for my Brothers that I served with in Abidjan 70-71 and Tel Aviv 71-72.

Please email me or PM me.
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Keith Brownmiller Keith Brownmiller from Abidjan/Tel Aviv 70-72 wrote on December 13, 2016 at 18:12:
Exciting to see the new changes. Have been dealing with critical health issues.

Keep up the great work, a true labor of love.

Semper Fi

Keith Brownmiller
GySgt USMC Retired
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David Wojta David Wojta wrote on November 28, 2016 at 02:07:
Kabul 66-67/Jerusalem 67/68
Website is looking great! Keep checking back as it fully develops. Lot's of hard work has gone into this!
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John Baird John Baird from Cordova tn wrote on November 11, 2016 at 21:24:
Happy Birthday Marines and veterans day also. thank you all for your service to Corps and country. Semper FI
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Shelton Mackey Shelton Mackey from Fredericksburg wrote on November 11, 2016 at 16:19:
Welcome to our new website. Thanks for all the hard work, Kevin and Jack in making this happen.
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