Bob Greenway, 1954-1958 one of the founding members of our group. He worked with Marine Corps Test Unit one researching use of helicopters with ships designed for helicopter use.
Dennis Kavanaugh, 2-F-23-4th Mar Div
Dennis worked for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company for 35 years in various capacities, retiring as a staff engineer in 1976. He and his wife, Norma were married for 75 years. Norma (Sugar) Kavanaugh passed away 11/18/2015. She was a friend to many group members and will be missed
He landed with the first wave on Iwo Jima.
4th Signal Company, 4th Mar Div
Glenn joined the Fourth Div. while it was being formed in North Carolina and made all four of its Pacific landings. (Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima). He came to Arizona in 1948 and had a 36 year career in Broadcast Engineering with KPHO-TV . Retired in 1987 as Chief Engineer.
WOW ! Today is D-Day ! I just realized that yesterday June 5, 1965 (just before graduating from High School)... I took my Oath of Enlistment for the United States Marine Corps. Little did I know at the time that next June 1966 that I would be headed off to SE Asia for my senior trip! Time flies...Don't blink...God bless all my Brothers and sisters who served and died in our country's wars.
Bob Collier, 1964-1965
Commander of American Legion Post 75
A life time member of the VFW Post 9400.
Marine Corps -1979-1990
29 Palms -1979-1981(C&E Schools) and 1985-1990 (C&E/Base Comm)
Cherry Point (H&HS-28 TACC 2nd MAW) 1981-1982
Okinawa (H&HS-18 TACC 1st MAW Futenma)1982-1985
Darnell S. 1989 - 1996 another of the 3 founding members of the Semper Fi group, MOS 0481 Landing Support Specialist (Red Patcher)
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Derrick Pfannenstiel USMC 1985-1989 also a group founder.
Shown on the right with a Navajo Code Talker taken in Sacaton, Arizona at the IRA HAYES MEMORIAL during an annual Commemoration Ceremony for the Iwo JIma campaign
USMC 2/3 Comm from 1988 - 1992
Micheal Jiron 1968-1970
"B" Co 5th Tanks
Enlistedin the Marine Corp with my buddy Roger under the buddy plan in 1968 so we would go through boot camp together. Had lots of fun in boot camp then went on to tank school.