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William Ervin
D-1-3 Wpns Plt (Guns) June 1969

This is a photo of your President on the DMZ in 1969. Yes, the sideburns are regulation (right) ! Bill Ervin

Robert Edward Jeffares
3rd battalion, 9th Marines

Killed in action March 3, 1945 on Iwo Jima.

This photo was sent in by Jeffares' cousin, Joe Stewart

Headquarters Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd MAR DIV, MCACTC, 29 Palms, CA, dated 1979

The tankers are clockwise from 12:00 L/Cpl Don Miller (hand on main gun), PFC Collins, Cpl Griffin, L/Cpl H.G. Carter, Sgt Seaton, L/Cpl Melville, L/Cpl Ratzel, S/Sgt Brown, and L/Cpl Styer

Photo submitted by Sgt Glenn A. Ratzel USMC (ret.)

Cpl John R. Miller
I Co. 3bn / 21st Marines 1943-44

John Miller served as an automatic rifleman and was wounded on Bougainville and again on Guam. His daughter Karoline is looking for anyone who might remember serving with him. She is especially interested in learning the identity of the Marine on the right in the photograph below. If you have information to share with her, contact her at :

H&S 81's 3/9

Picture was taken in January 1967 when 3/9 rotated back to Okinawa, to be rebuilt, and shows some of the old and some of the new, getting ready to go back to Nam.

Lt. Pope, platoon Commander, Gunny Diguardi, Forward Observers that I can remember were, Larry Brown, Tom Vanderhoef, and David Martin.
We would like to get these guys together at a reunion. Larry Brown

Platoon 648
San Diego - 1943

Number #19 Edward D. McGrath; Number #30 George Firnbach; Number #59 Roy Severs; Fox Lake Illinois; Number #38 Jack Balwinn or Balwin, Fox Lake Illinois; Number #53 Claude Oakes, Romona California.

I would like to know what the ribbon on top of the rack is? Any help is greatly appreciated.

These photos were submitted by Dennis Mcgrath. Dennis is looking for any of the men who served with his father, Ed McGrath.

1st Batallion - 21st Regiment - 3rd Mar Div.

This reunion photo of 1/21 was taken in 1999 by Jim O'brien.

He has a list of people in the photo. If anyone wants to find out more about who was there, contact him by clicking on his name.

Jack Ketter
KIA Iwo Jima March 6

Jack Ketter was a parachutist and served with the 6th Marines.
These photos were submitted by Jerry Cunningham.
If you knew Jack, please contact Jerry

Raymond McGuire
KIA Guam July 1944

Raymond McGuire's family would like to get in touch with anyone who might have known him. They can be reached at

3rd Marines
KIA Vietnam 1968

This photo was submitted by Becky Ingle who is seeking information about her uncle. If anyone can help her, please write to Becky Ingle at

L/Cpl. James R. Aaron
WIA  8 /18 /1965  Operation  Starlight
Submitted by James Aaron

With an open window, proper concealment and a good fix on his target, Lance
Cpl. Benny L. Rogers, scout, Scout Sniper Platoon, Headquarters and Service
Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment prepares to take a shot with his
M40-A2 Sniper Rifle

Submitted by: GySgt Terence R Peck

This Detachment was formed out of the 3rd Mar. Div. in 1945 and spent 13 months on Moen, Truk Atoll. 
   Gene Hough

Marines on Guadacanal 1942-43

Fernando Alatorre (top left); Lee Stacey, Carl Blitz , Pat Copplio, Tom Butler, and Jack Black or Bluck
Submitted by Gene Alatorre

Corp. M.F. Nee, Corp- K Kitchen,   PFC John Sabeskis
PFC O.D. Underwood, PFC J.W.Lee, PFC- Fred E Warren

'65-'69 Marines and Corpsmen who attended a Mike 3/3 reunion this year.
Submitted by Doc Hoppy

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