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Camp Hague, Okinawa

Posted by Sgt Grit Staff
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Photo of 4th Battalion Mess hall with Christmas sign


Sgt. Grit....
Regarding Paul Lindner's post of his time at Camp Hague Okinawa in the April News letter. I was at Camp Hague from February 1960 to June 1961 with M-4-12. He has a very good memory, as it rekindled my time there just as he stated. I also remember the Drumming out Ceremony, (if you want to call it a Ceremony) very disheartening to see for me anyway. I have enclosed a picture of the 4th Battalion Mess hall sent to me by Tom Loch who served with me.
Semper Fidelis
Jim Scott, Cpl. 59-63


  1. Jack Constable June 13 2013, 6:30 pm

    In 1955-56, I was with Engineers at Tengan and did maintenance work at the different camps, Camps Hague, Easley Range (Camp Hansen) and White Beach. The photo of the mess hall is one that I remember well as having moved a scullery machine from one side of the building to the other. I had to jack hammer the deck all of the way across the building in order to run the drain line. When I closed the ditch and concreted it in, the difference in texture and color cause it to stand out. In 1968 I returned to the emergency crew out of Camp SD Butler and was called to that same mess hall on an emergency call and that same old scullery machine was still there as was the bleach white concrete patch.

    Always wanted to go back, just got to old to quick.

    Semper Fi
    Jack Constable SSGT Retired ‘54-‘74

  2. James Duncan July 05 2013, 3:44 pm

    Served on Okinawa 1957-1958 12th Marines HQ BN. Later Transferred to E Co 2ndBn 3rdMar Okinawa. I’m also on Face Book. Served at 29 Palms 1954-1956 1st AAA AW BN SP FMF.
    Looking for Buddies I served with. Remember Platoon 2023 MCRD 1954?

    Semper Fi

  3. Richard Szabo March 20 2015, 2:17 pm

    I also served on Okinawa 1957-1958 H&S Battery, 1-12.  Had lots of fun loading ships for various excursions.  Seems like I didn’t stay on the island for more than 3 mos at a time.  Shipped out for “R&R” in Hong Kong (show of force to Chinese), to South China Sea off the coast of Indonesia in Dec ‘57 (rebellion in Sumatra), Operation Strongback in the Philippines Spring of 1958.  Always took liberty in New Koza. 

    Always curious about what happened to my buddy, Dallas C Mooney, from Terre Haute, IN.  Haven’t been able to find him.

  4. Jack Constable March 23 2015, 2:26 pm

    For James Duncan, I graduated from MCRD San Diego, Plt 193 1st Bn in October 1954. My first assignment was B Co, 1st Bn, 3rd at South Camp Fuji, Japan before being reassigned to Okinawa in May of ‘55.

    I am also on Face Book, Eugene, Oregon.

    Semper Fi

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