Embassy Guard Reunion
I read the Sgt. Grit 11/6 issue and saw a couple of the vehicles pictured. So, I thought I?d send a picture of my ?2001? Corvette, proudly representing the Corps and the Marine Embassy Guard Association.
I proudly served from May 69 to May of 73 and was assigned to the Embassy in Vientiane Laos from Oct 70 to April 73.
The Marine Embassy Guard Association has an annual reunion every year in April or May. Even years (08) are at a location in the US voted on by the MEGA members, the April 08 reunion was in San Diego.
The odd years (09) are held in Virginia, where we attend a MSG graduation as one of the reunion activities. Marine Embassy Guards that were stationed all over the world attend, it is a great experience and time to reflect with old duty station Marines.
A few years back we went to Quantico and Fam-Fired all of the new weapons currently in use at the Embassies. What a change from the old M-14?s and 38 Revolvers. We burned all the rounds they provided and when they realized they had more available, in true Marine Tradition, we burned them too! No One tired of the experience that day, it was great!
The next reunion will be May 15th ? 17th in Alexandria, VA.
If you are reading this and were a Marine Embassy Guard with an Honorable Discharge and would like to join, go to www.embassymarine.org for more information on the home page.
Sgt. Jim Hollister
South Bend, IN