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My Friend and a Marine Corps Hero

My Friend and a Marine Corps Hero

My very best friend and Marine Corps Hero passed on March 27, 2015. He was my friend before the Corps, he then joined the Corps in October 1966, after boot camp and ITR he became a Force Reconnaissance Marine. He served in Vietnam while I was serving there in an aviation unit in Danang South Vietnam. He arrived there just before Tet 1968 and the battle for Hue. He visited several times and when leaving he always borrowed my Navy issue military (known then as birth control) sunglasses which he seem to lose almost as soon as he went back into the field! I will always remember and miss him until I rejoin him when I pass.
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BRENDAN MCCARRON - May 14, 2020

I WAS AT DaNang at that same time with the 1ST MARINE AIR WING ASSIGNED TO A GROUNG SUPPORT REPAIR SHOP PLUS OTHER DUTIES. WHERE YOU WORKING IN THE AREA AND DID YOU LIVE IN CAMP WITH ALL THE WOODEN TENT PLATFORMS, 8 TO 10 PER TENT? WERE YOU THERE WHEN THE AUMMO DUMP WENT TO HEAVEN DID YOU KNOW A BRENDAN MC CARRON? HOW ABOUT LENNY LANGFORD SGT BALL CARL MERRIT DANIAL BOONE (REAL NAME) ??? I WILL BE SHOWING UP AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN SOON SO LET ME IN MARINE. WE DID OUR TIME IN HELL. HOPE TO SEEE YOUR FRIEND THERE.

Stan Bobka - May 14, 2020

R.I.P. SEMPER FI Once A MARINE ALWAYS a MARINE!

Mario Pina - May 14, 2020

R.I.P…..SEMPER FI

EZEKIEL DAWSON JR. - May 14, 2020

MARINE DOWN NEVER FORGOTTEN. R.I.P.

Patrick McBride - May 14, 2020

RIP for your friend. SEMPER FI.

John P Stafford - May 14, 2020

I am the author of above post, Jon Norman Ellis is the Marine I was talking about in my post. He left the Marines as a SSgt before he got his 20 years, then joined the Army National Guard, continuing to drill until his retirement with 25 plus years. But, as Marines do, he always was a Marine even while wearing an Army uniform. Farewell and Semper Fi my friend, one day you and I will guard Heavens Gate together until properly relieved.

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