Big Sandy

Big Sandy

In your January 30 newsletter, Mike Benfield asked if anyone knew the meaning of FMF. It is "Fleet Marine Forces", a combination of Navy and Marine Units, as I was told, "ready to deploy on a moment's notice!" When I transferred to 1st Marine Air Wing, Iwakuni we were allowed to take only what would fit into our sea bag.

I have attached a photo of Platoon 190, MCRD, San Diego. I don't remember the date of the photo, but three of us from Big Sandy, Texas enlisted June 6, 1956. DI's were SSgt. J. W. Scrivener, Sgt. J. W. Angle and Sgt. M. E. Russell.

Sincerely,
Phil Urquhart, LCpl '56-'59 

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