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Howard W. Evers Howard W. Evers from No.Oxford, MA wrote on June 5, 2022 at 09:32
Sorry to inform the group of the passing of Frank Furleigh on 6/3 in Galveston, TX.
Frank was a watchstander in Saigon in '64 and '65. He served 22 years in the corps, and then became a Veteran's Service Officer in Galveston. One of the good guys.

RIP, old friend.

Howard W. Evers
Saigon '65-'67
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MGySgt Raymond Nowlin (Ret) MGySgt Raymond Nowlin (Ret) from Ashford, Alabama wrote on May 29, 2022 at 07:26
Served at the Consulate in Calcutta, India (Nov 1974 - Aug 1975) and the Embassy in Paris, France from (Aug 1975 - Jun 1977). Looking for Marines that served with me. S/F Marines and be safe out there.
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Nelson I Martinez Nelson I Martinez from GROVELAND wrote on May 23, 2022 at 19:27
Belgrade, Yu 82-83
Lima, PERU 83-85
Just checking in... I had the opportunity to pay my repects ( Arlington) to my fellow classmate at MSG Bn Cpl.Robert "Bobby McMaugh killed on post in Beirut April 18, 1983.....Semper Fi brother!!!!
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Tom Rutherford, Sr. Tom Rutherford, Sr. from Prescott wrote on May 20, 2022 at 01:41
Radio Check! Semper Fi Marines. God bless each and every one. Tom R. (19 May 2022)
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David Hickey David Hickey from Huntington Beach wrote on May 15, 2022 at 22:35
I was stationed at Camp Pendleton as a Guard in the โ€œbrigโ€ in 1975 prior to going to MSG School in Arlington. My first assignment was Moscow 77-78 and after that Dublin until Dec 1979. After leaving the Marine Corps, I lived 25 years in Dublin. Iโ€™ve been back in the USA since 2002. Never knew about MEGA.
Would enjoy reconnecting with Marines I served with.
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Ricky Woodall Ricky Woodall from Hubbard, Texas wrote on May 3, 2022 at 15:34
I really appreciate the hard work and dedication to those who make this site possible. I served in Prague, Czechoslovakia 1978-1980 and London, England 1980-1981. I would like to remember a good friend and hard charging MSG, SSgt Thomas G. Smith. I served with him in London. Smitty was killed in Beirut on 23 October 1983. There is a park in Middletown, Connecticut in memory of him. Semper Fi Devil Dog. Rest easy my friend.
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Jack McGarry | Admin Jack McGarry | Admin from Maragigi, Alagoas, Brazil wrote on May 2, 2022 at 09:54
Rick Liebendorfer : You'd asked if there was a way for the parents of a fallen Bogota MSG to memorialize/honor their son's safrifice. Please reach out to John Burke (MEGA Board Chairman) and/or the MEGA Ships Store Manager. We have produced several plaques to honor fallen MSGs and have provided them to both Family and the Det Commander/NCOIC at the post where the MSG perished. Please note though, I am not currently aware of an incident in Bogota where an MSG lost his/her life in the line of duty. If you could provide details, it would help in identifying the MEGA Honor Roll Category where this Marine will be identified with the Marine Embassy Guard Association (and verified with the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group).
Jack McGarry - jackmcgarry@yahoo.com
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L. Jim Meredith L. Jim Meredith from Odin, Illinois wrote on May 2, 2022 at 01:09
I was stationed at The Hague, Netherlands from 1966-1968. Dutch people were very friendly. Great Duty!!
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Lawrence Clark Lawrence Clark from Grafton wrote on April 28, 2022 at 13:50
Is there a problem with the Photo Gallery site? I get an "error" message.
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Jon DeLapp Jon DeLapp from Gulf Breeze, FL. wrote on April 2, 2022 at 13:22
Just signing in. Algers, Algeria 1983-84, Munich, Germany 1984-86. Stay well and keep safe. Semper Fi!
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LtCol Norm Root USMC Ret LtCol Norm Root USMC Ret from Sgt in Managua Nicaragua 1972,.73 wrote on April 1, 2022 at 21:38
Been a long time since i was a watch stander but easily one of my best memories . Had dinner with Ernie and Minon Martinez from Managua been 50 years or so but it was like yesterday to us . Semper Fi Caveman
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Jerry E. Hyland Jerry E. Hyland from FAIRFAX wrote on March 30, 2022 at 23:20
MSG Det Nassau, Bahamas from 1975 to 1977, Looking for Pat Butler, Dave, Rocky,
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David DeBruyn David DeBruyn from Kentwood, Michigan wrote on March 26, 2022 at 13:22
So Proud to be a member of Marine Embassy Guard Association.. serving way back In Nicosia Cyprus from 1970 to 1972 with such a great bunch of Marines Hoping to hear from others that had the pleasure to serve in Cyprus as well>>
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William Waller William Waller from Massilllon,OH wrote on March 25, 2022 at 13:18
To all my MEGA buddys, check out Nov. Leatherneck, page 14. SURPRISE. Dominican Republic , 1956-59. What a ball.Sempre Fi Sgt. 1516172 W.R.Waller (Bill)
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Ali-Kazseam Ferguson Ali-Kazseam Ferguson from Newark NJ wrote on March 21, 2022 at 18:55
MSG Calcutta India, MSG Det Seoul and A/ MSG Det Bucharest. Looking to hear from Leroy F. Gibson and David W. Lato of MSG Det Seoul. Also looking to hear from Hans Ellefson from MSG Det Bucharest. Email: Kazseam@Gmail.com
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Allen F. Healy, GySgt. USMCRet, Allen F. Healy, GySgt. USMCRet, wrote on March 2, 2022 at 18:00
I was stationed at the Embassy in Moscow 1972=1973, then to Consulate in Leningrad in July 1973 for the post opening, and finally to the Embassy in London in 1974. It was great duty and I really enjoyed it.
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Rick Liebendorfer Rick Liebendorfer from Lock Springs MO wrote on February 12, 2022 at 19:00
Met the parent of a Marine that was killed in Bogota Columbia while a serving as Embassy Security 1987. He asked about anything to memorialize/honor his son's sacrifice. I told him I would look into it. I know only that his last name was Sprouse. Please reach out, thank you. (Sgt, US Army C 1/44 "Dusters", Dong Ha to Khe Sahn 1969-70)
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Cpl David Gingery Cpl David Gingery from Delta, Ohio wrote on February 11, 2022 at 14:23
Hi all,
Been away from the site for a few years but glad to be back. Watchstander in Moscow, USSR 76-77, Ottawa, Canada 77-79.
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GySgt John A> McElroy GySgt John A> McElroy from Bowie, Texas wrote on January 23, 2022 at 11:39
U.S. Embassy Seoul Republic of Korea 1974-1977
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Sgt Carl Smith Sgt Carl Smith from Fort Myers wrote on January 12, 2022 at 15:59
Semper Fi Marines still looking for those hard chargers who severed with me on MSG Duty in Athens Greece 89-91 and Abu Dhabi 91-93.
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Roger Eich Roger Eich from Waterloo wrote on January 11, 2022 at 16:28
Just checking in, ready to stand post!
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James Handlon James Handlon from Punta Gorda wrote on January 10, 2022 at 10:55
I'm a lifetime member, just saying Hello to fellow watch standers. Damascus Syria, 1964-66. Hope all are well and happy, older now but great memories of my time on post in Syria. James Handlon Sgt.
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Msgt michael cole, USMC Ret Msgt michael cole, USMC Ret from Leicester wrote on January 1, 2022 at 21:46
Just found this facebook page and followed it, Det Cmdr Karchi Pakistan 1991, Jerusalem 1992. Great duty, great Mairnes, state department... no comment..... Semper Fi Marines.
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Thomas Mashburn Thomas Mashburn from SPRING HILL wrote on December 31, 2021 at 10:44
Been a MEGA member since the beginning. watcher stander in Peking-72/73. A/Det Cmdr in Rio De Janeiro 73/75 and Det Cmdr in Montevideo 83/85. Was very sorry to hear of Gene MacDondald's passing whom I served with in Peking. Thank you Mark.
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Lawrence Clark Lawrence Clark from Grafton wrote on December 30, 2021 at 20:54
A belated recognition from my wife and I for a wonderful time we had at the MEGA Reunion in Alexandria, VA. Three of my fellow Marines from the American Embassy Tehran Iran attended together, Sgts Terry Baute, Booker T. Livingston, David Myers and me all served at the same time (1970-72) Some at the reunion said they never had Watchstanders from the same post and the same time. Can't believe they no longer have the Marine Bar at the Marine House. It was the epicenter of social life at both embassies, Tehran and Addis Ababa., where I served. You can tell from the photos I have posted on this site.
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Don Morris Don Morris from Ottawa, Il. wrote on December 30, 2021 at 15:16
Just checking in to see if there are any Marines who served in Saigon 1967-1968 or Addis Abba 1968-1970.
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Thomas (Tom) Coe Thomas (Tom) Coe from Rockford wrote on December 29, 2021 at 17:00
Hello brother Marines! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that your New Year will eventually deliver happiness, security, prosperity.
I would love to hear from Marines who were assigned to the Embassy in Prague Czechoslovakia, or Brussels Belgium. I had duty for 15 months in Prague and 13 months Brussels between 1977-feb 1980. Also had temporary duty at the Embassy in DenHague, Netherlands and Bonn Germany. The Paris Detachment came to Brussels to play us in a fast pitch soft ball game. Anyone out there? Respectfully Former Sgt T. Coe USMC.๐Ÿ˜€
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EDWARD F MANNING EDWARD F MANNING from RANDOLPH wrote on December 24, 2021 at 05:09
Merry Christmas Marines.
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David W. Lato David W. Lato from Brooklyn wrote on December 23, 2021 at 14:26
Retired MGySgt, served as a Watch Stander in Moscow U.S.S.R. Dec 1989 - Jan 1991 and Watch Stander, A/DetCmdr and DetCmdr Jan 1991 - May 1992.
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Dave Sommers Dave Sommers from New Braunfels Texas wrote on December 19, 2021 at 14:52
Merry Christmas to each of you! Semper Fi
Dave Sommers
11th Sgt Maj of the Marine Corps
Admin Reply by: Kevin Carleo | Admin
Semper Fi Sergeant Major!!! Same to you and yours!!!
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Gary Calhoun Gary Calhoun from Detroit wrote on November 14, 2021 at 21:58
Hello Jarheads, I served in three detachments; Paris 1987-1988, Havana 1988-1989 Buenos Aires 1989-1991
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carl smith carl smith from Fort Myers Fla wrote on November 8, 2021 at 08:12
Still looking for Marines who served with me at MSG Athens 89-91 and Abu Dhabi 91-93. Any photos to share or contact info.
Semper Fi
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Virgil M. Johnson Virgil M. Johnson from Berlin, NJ wrote on November 5, 2021 at 13:48
Many belated thanks to Vincent Downes and Ray Casey for a very enjoyable MEGA Reunion in Alexandria, VA in early October. Excellent location, hotel and activities.
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carl smith carl smith from Fort Myers Fl wrote on November 4, 2021 at 16:47
Anyone out their from Athens Greece 89-91 and Abu Dhabi 91-93
Admin Reply by: Kevin Carleo | Admin
I was there 1995 - 1996!
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Jim Lane Jim Lane from Chicago wrote on October 7, 2021 at 17:32
Served in San Salvador, El Salvador 1984-1985 and Havana, Cuba 1985-1986.
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Isidro Galguera Isidro Galguera from Houston wrote on October 7, 2021 at 12:53
Served at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria and Santiago, Chile from 1982-1985. Semper Fidelis!
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Marcos Santiago Marcos Santiago from Florida wrote on September 30, 2021 at 00:51
Served 2003-2007 Malta, Armenia and Haiti.
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Larry W Gill Larry W Gill from Mobile wrote on September 22, 2021 at 19:57
Larry Gill here, from Mobile, AL. Just paid my dues and application. Went through MSG School in 1983, Class 1-84. Served in Beirut, Lebanon and Caracas, Venezuela. Served just over 11 years in the Corps, came home, and about a year and a half later, joined the Army (guess I wanted to do something easy!!). Served 10 years in the Army and was medically retired after getting blown up in Baghdad, Iraq, 2003, while serving with 82nd Airborne. Looking forward to my membership and catching up with my brothers from MSG.
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Larry French Larry French from Athens wrote on September 21, 2021 at 20:12
Larry French ... Athens 73-74 Cairo 74 -75 Beirut 75-76
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Fred Benda Fred Benda from Lakeland fl. wrote on September 20, 2021 at 07:19
Msg karavas cyprus dec 1973 - july 1974
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Carl Smith Carl Smith from Fort Myers wrote on September 2, 2021 at 16:15
MSG Athens Greece looking for ya 89-91
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Glenn M. Fogle Glenn M. Fogle from Columbia, SC wrote on August 26, 2021 at 21:38
I was in Bad Godesberg, Germany from 1966 to 1969. My father worked at the embassy in Bonn.
Now that I am older, I can appreciate the value and service the the Marine detachment that I saw in the mornings jogging through the neighborhood doing their PT, securing my dad's office and hosting the
Marine BBQ every year.
Thank you for your service!!!
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Ray Fullard Ray Fullard from Deer Island wrote on August 15, 2021 at 17:35
Looking for all the Central Florida MSG Marines. Lets get together.
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Mark A. Worrell Mark A. Worrell from Buffalo wrote on August 9, 2021 at 12:56
It is with great sadness that I inform you that former watch stander Roy E. MacDonald passed away suddenly on May 18, 2021. Roy was with the detachments in Hong Kong, Beijing and Manila. I served with Roy in Beijing in 1973. Roy was a great man and a true Marine. He will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure to serve with him. Semper Fi till we die. Rest in Peace my friend.
Admin Reply by: Kevin Carleo | Admin
Thanks for the notification, Mark. Lest we forget!
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Roy Mills Roy Mills wrote on August 6, 2021 at 13:24
Looking for any info on CWO-4 Lance E Parker who served as a Cpl at Helsinki Embassy and Munich Consulate in the mid sixtiesโ€ฆ.is he still around?
Thx.
Admin Reply by: Kevin Carleo | Admin
He is a member of MEGA, but has not been active since 2014/15
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Bill Nawn Bill Nawn from Ridgefield wrote on August 2, 2021 at 00:16
Hope to hear from Marines / Staff who served in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1978-1979.
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Michael Nault Michael Nault from Burrillville wrote on July 12, 2021 at 18:05
Hi Alan!
Miss mountain biking in Lejeune.
Just found site.
Guarded Malaysia and Kuwait 96-99
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Dennis Murphy Dennis Murphy from Ellington, CT wrote on July 3, 2021 at 11:34
Served at U S embassy in Saigon 1967-1968 and then Taipei 1968-1969 Have many photos of Embassy grounds in the immediate aftermath of attack on the embassy. Looking for contact with Duane Oakes ,a marine from the embassy in Taipei. Best wishes to all the great men and women on Americas Team,The United States Marine Corps
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Dennis D. Krause Dennis D. Krause from OKLAHOMA CITY wrote on June 26, 2021 at 18:14
On 26 June, Ken Rapp received PCS to the Pearly Gates, Heaven. Ken was sick with Parkinson's Disease for quite some time. He passed away quietly, and with family. Ken served at the Embassy & Nato in Paris, and then he moved to Brussels with Nato, all in the mid-1960s.
He, also, ran the MEGA Ship's Store for a few years.
He will be missed.
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Larry E. Robertson Larry E. Robertson from South Bend, IN 46615 wrote on June 22, 2021 at 18:31
I served in Saigon Sept. 71 t0 Sept. 72. Vienna, Austria 72-73, Brussels Belgium 73-74.
Would love to hear from any/all Marines who served there as well. I am also a member of Saigon MAC (Marines and Civilians) the past 10 years. I am looking for fellow Marines William Cornell, Rick Baird or beard, Randy Perkins and Eric Wood or Woods from Sweden then Vienna and last Lisbon Portugal Embassies. Anyone with info about any of these Marines I would truly appreciate hearing from you. Semper Fi to all Marines. I thank you for your Service to Our Nation. God Bless you all.
Larry Robertson SGT USMC.
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Patrick Eagen Patrick Eagen from Naples, Florida wrote on May 9, 2021 at 15:45
I've worked with many great Marines. Looking for Marines that served with me at these Embassies. Caracas, Venezuela 1970 -1971. Buenos Aires, Argentina 1971-1973. Lima, Peru 1978-1980. Bogota, Columbia 1982-1983.
I was also an instructor at MSG school in Quantico 1980-1982. These dates are as close as my memory allows.
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Kris Holmgren Kris Holmgren from Owasso, OK wrote on April 3, 2021 at 18:26
Semper Fi Marines! I served with a SSG Francis MacDonald (possibly McDonald) in Camp LeJuene from 1984-87. Last I heard, he was a MSG serving with the Embassy Marines in Mexico City in 1995. If anyone has ANY info on his whereabouts, I would love to give hima shout out. He was one of the people in this life I look back on as a mentor, and would like to say hello! I'm guessing in 1995 he would have been close to retirement. He was a New York City area guy, loved his Harleys.....any info would be deeply appreciated. Kris Holmgren on Facebook.
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Michael Gapido Michael Gapido from Pomona , Ca. wrote on March 13, 2021 at 21:49
L/Cpl John Partlow where are You..? I still have some of your property and Fotos..
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Walter Finnell Walter Finnell from Jacksonville NC wrote on March 8, 2021 at 11:54
Vienna Austria Dec 75 - Jun 78, just checking in. Great times, great Marines and great place. Take care all,
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Jeff Myers Jeff Myers from Woodbridge wrote on February 25, 2021 at 16:39
Semper Fi! Fellow MSGs! I served in Ankara and East Berlin from 76 to 78 and looking for brothers that might have served there also. Thank you. Jeff Myers
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Charles michael Barrett Charles michael Barrett from Charlotte wrote on February 14, 2021 at 11:07
Like to hear from any one I served with between 1963 thru 1993 was in MT and Embark served in all major commands Paris dec/65 thru jan/68, viet nam 1969 semper fi.
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Robert Arvin Jr Robert Arvin Jr from Oswego, IL wrote on February 12, 2021 at 13:31
Served in the Dominican Republic
1st Marine assigned to newly named Embassy in Jamaica
Platoon Sergeant/Vietnam following Embassy Duty
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Roger Eich Roger Eich from Waterloo, Iowa wrote on January 26, 2021 at 05:49
Served with the MSGBn in Yaounde, Cameroon (73-74) and Paris, France (74-76). Many great memories from those days. Served with some great Marines. Love to hear from any of them.
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Dennis Dugan Dennis Dugan from Deseronto, Ontario wrote on January 20, 2021 at 14:30
I would like to find the Marines tha worked the US Embassy in Mexico City. We were visiting Family my uncle was president of Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals in Mexico City. So we were at the Embassy a lot during our two week visit. The Embassy had a News Years party for all the American Kids. It was then about an hour into the New Year. The bullet went a half inch above her heart. The doctor called my mom into the operating room, that's Mexico. Do you feel that bump in her back. That is the Bullet. I would really like to find these Marines it's been almost 50 years.
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Chris DeGetmon Chris DeGetmon from Santa Fe wrote on January 19, 2021 at 23:03
Served at the US Embassy in Saigon, 1973-1974 on Dragon Communications; and later at the US Embassy in Bern, Switzerland from 1974 to 1975. Just wondering how any of guys who served at those locations are doing? I have had zero contact for over 40 years.
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Bob Kritsberg Bob Kritsberg from Glendale, AZ wrote on December 26, 2020 at 16:26
Served in Vienna 1962- 1964. Wonderful experience and a lifetime of memories. Sent home a month early because I got married......that was a no, no. 56 Year later we're still together.
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Brad Brock Brad Brock from High Point wrote on December 23, 2020 at 17:16
I proudly served at the following embassies. Algiers, Algeria : May 1988-July 1989; Stuttgart, Germany: July 1988-August 1989; and Paris, France: August 1989-January 1992. It was great servings with the Marines at these posts.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Semper Fi,
MGySgt
Retired
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Scott Dieckhoff Scott Dieckhoff from Gloucester wrote on December 22, 2020 at 08:48
Proudly served as a Detachment Commander at the following United States Embassies: Managua, Nicaragua (02-03), Ankara, Turkey (03-04) and Baghdad, Iraq (06-07). Also served as an Instructor/Advisor (04-05). I continued to serve at our Embassies around the world with DOS/DS after I retired from the Corps from 2011 to 2019.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Semper Fi Marines!
First Sergeant Scott Dieckhoff, USMC, Ret
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Richard McGuinness Richard McGuinness from North Port wrote on December 20, 2020 at 11:09
I am the pagemaster for Athens. Served in Athens 1965-66 just before the fireworks in 1967. Just wanted to pass a letter from the first Marine assigned to this post in 1949.
1949

Yes we were the first Marines in Athens. Those of us who went out were
the first at all the places we went to. We had total of 2 1/2 days
briefings at FOREIGN Service INSTITUTE, tOOK US TO bONDS STORE DOWN TOWN on E ST TO GET OUT $300 of clothes. TOOK US ON A BUS PRIOR TO OPENING OF THE STORE. our orders had the security classification of Restricted on them. THAT CLASSIFICATION WENT AWAY IN THE EISENHOWER DAYS. wE WERE NOT TO TELL ANYONE WERE WE WERE GOING AND WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO. WE FIRST HAD HAD PRIORITY TWO FOR MILITARY FLIGHTS. sINCE HE BERLIN aIRLIFT WAS GOING ON THEY HAD TO CHANGE IT TO priority one. They told us it was the same as a CONGRESSIONAL PRIORITY. aH CRAP i AM NOT MUCH OF A TYPIST AND i HAVE THIS IN CAPS. GONNA LEAVE IT THAT WAY. It is 0330 and I haven't been to sleep tonight. Did fall asleep in my Lazy Boy as usual. I use a mask when I am in bed as I have sleep apnea.
When we got to the Embassy we got to meet a bunch of women who worked
there they were all single they picked out our names. I got a gal named
Virginia Workman, in her 40's, a nice gal my mother's age. Some of the
guys got younger ones. I forgot who got Imogene Ficklen. She was about
50, nice but had some problems. I was taking some courses from MCI
history etc. She would always volunteer to help me. I think she was
medically retired after Athens. She lived in WDC. We were the
Ambassadors Marines. Orders read to report to US Amb and remain there
until we recd orders to return to HQMC. there was a Marine LtCol with
the US Military Mission to Greece. He came by and told us that we would
be in dress blues and take part in the Greek holiday ceremonies at the
Tomb of their UNKNOWN SOLDIER in front of the Parliament. we tried to
tell him we couldn't do it. He told us that were Marines and he was the
senior Marine in-country and we would do as we were told. We went to the
Amb and bitched. He had his secretary Helen, forgot her last name now, a
great gal we got along really well together.Amb was president of Dollar
Steamshipline in San Francisco and he brought Helen with him. He was Amb
in India before Greece and went to Iran as Amb from Greece. To get
MajGen Van Fleet the head of the Military Mission on the phone. He told
Van Fleet to get the Marine LtCol over to his office NOW. LtCol came
over to the Amb office and was told by the Amb that these are his
Marines and they only took orders from him. If he had a problem with it
he would have orders removing him from the country within the week. The
LtCol never spoke to us again. I think the asshole went on to make
general. We wore blue trousers, khaki shirt on duty with white cover
and had one 45 cal pistol. Also had 38 cal pistols, some made out a of
stamped metal that was given to the underground in WWII.
I hope I haven't told you this stuff before. I sent you some emails from the
library yesterday. I told you that I lost all my photos due to yahoo
making some kind of change. I had photos of the old Embassy etc. A man
named Don Brown who came out in about aPR 51 AND WENT TO SALONIKA WHEN HEY OPENED IT SENT THEM TO ME. h RETIRED DURING NAM DAYS AS 1ST LT i BELIEVE. hE LIVES IN cALIF. HE IS NOT COMPUTER LITERATE AND HIS WIFE SENT THE THING TO ME. i SENT THEM SOME EMAILS AND THEY BOUNCED BACK. APPARENTLY they have me blocked. I'm gonna leave this in caps. I sure loved my days of doing investigations when all I had to do was dictate the reports. Let some GS-3 do the typing. Need to read some of the 18 unread emails I have on webtv. Nuff for now. 0420.

All the best and Semper Fi, Frank
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MGySgt David P. Triglia MGySgt David P. Triglia from Beaverton , Oregon wrote on November 26, 2020 at 03:00
Served at these American Embassies: Tehran, Buenos Aires, Ankara, Canberra and Islamabad.
Retired in January 2002. Semper Fidelis. God Bless.
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Danny Baker Danny Baker wrote on November 11, 2020 at 15:24
Semper Fidelis Marines! To this day I believe the Marine Corps is the best thing that happened to me.
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Mike StClair Mike StClair from San Diego wrote on October 17, 2020 at 19:08
I was a Marine Guard from Feb 1959 to Dec 1961 in Saigon Vietnam.
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DR. DONALD M. DUESTERBERG PhD (SGT) DR. DONALD M. DUESTERBERG PhD (SGT) from RICHMOND TEXAS wrote on October 17, 2020 at 14:48
SAIGON EMBASSY,1966-1967. I CORE 1968-1969.
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John Leiter I John Leiter I wrote on October 14, 2020 at 22:12
1969 - 1971 The Hague ( Den Haag ), Netherlands
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Scott Irwin Scott Irwin from Yorba Linda wrote on September 28, 2020 at 11:07
Leathernecks Iโ€™m a proud Veteran of US Embassy Ankara, Turkey (83 - 84) and Rome, Italy (84 - 85). Semper Fi
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Paul Kelley Paul Kelley from Evanston, Wyoming wrote on September 22, 2020 at 02:33
Want to say hello to past companions in Budapest HU (72 - 73) and Geneva CH (73 - 75) and PSD (72 - 75). Enjoying retirement at 7,000' in the Rockies and getting ready for another winter with cold and blowing snow. Evanston WY is small but packed with amenities of much larger cities including residentg mule dee and pronghorn antelope herds with an occasional moose and black bear thrown in. Have only made it to a couple reunions but had a great time. Keep your heads down if you need to and wear a mask to protect us old folks at high risk.
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Gregory Curry Gregory Curry from Charles County, Maryland wrote on September 4, 2020 at 11:26
Greetings Devil Dogs. Just happened to see this site while trying to research and remember the hotel that held the 1988 Paris Marine Ball. I didnโ€™t get the name but found our picture from the ballroom! Great to see! Hoorah! Sgt. G. Curry, MSG Paris, France and Damascus, Syria 3/88.
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Edwin Studt Edwin Studt from Charelston wrote on August 31, 2020 at 05:13
Mogadishu (1983) Manila (1984-1985)
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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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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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