By Debby April 09, 2003 at 05:38:02
I have written several times and am hoping maybe someone can help me.I know the right person has to read the message.My father’s service papers state he joined the 11th Recruit BN.He was in several different companies or something.Things like: Air Depot-Miramar, Calif; Trng Sq. 131;Air Regulating Squad-4-FMF; Aviation; FigSq MBDAG 43;Fighting Sq 471-FMF; Fighting Sq-215- VMF215, FMF; Serv.Sq. MAG 46 FMF; Air Cas. Sq./FMF; Landing Vehicle Tracked Co. Tracked Vehicle BN-SplTrngRegt-Oceanside, Calif; LINE; In The Field-Thomas Jefferson; Hq.Co. Repln Bn. TranCenter;Co. "C" MarBks, NYD., Pearl Harbor, TH;Co.B;I know what all the initials stand for but I was trying to find out what they did or rather what my father might have done.As you can see, he was in a lot of different squadrons or whatever in 2 years.He spent the last year as an MP in Honolulu. From July 1945-July 1946.I am trying to find the company or Unit or whatever he was in so I can search the history on them.I have a picture of the MP unit in Honolulu but it just say Base Military Police, Honolulu, Hawaii.He was listed as an AA Gunner as primary and MP as secondary.I can find some things about VMF 215 but not much about the other stuff.Google does not help and I have gone to a lot of military sites. I am sorry this is so long but something effected my father during his time in the service that made him do a complete character change when he got back.Not fo the good, I might say.He has 6 children that would like to know what changed him.He died 6 years ago.Anytime we tried to get him to talk about it, he would get so upset, he would cry and kept saying that we just didn’t know.He NEVER said a single word about his first 2 years in the Marines.