My Marine Corps Career

Walter S. Howerton III, MSGT, USMC, Retired


1966 - 1988

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Enlisted - August 15, 1966  Cincinnati, Ohio
Transferred FMCR - August 31, 1988 Fairmont, WV
Retired - June 15, 1996 Manteo, NC

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September 7, 1966    Reported for Active Duty, MCRD, San Diego, CA

November 1966        Graduated Boot Camp

Scared Straight?
November 1966

December 1966        Graduated ITR, Camp Horno, Camp Pendleton, CA

February 1967          Graduated Fire Direction School 0844, Camp Pendleton, CA

March 1967              Reported to 10th Marines, 2d Mar Division, Camp Lejeune, NC

April - Sept 1967      Caribbean Cruise 1-67, "Hotel" Battery, 3/10, 2d Mar Div

USS Austin LPD-4

September 1967       Reported Staging Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA

October 1967           Reported to Hq. Btry, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Dong Ha, RVN

July 1968                  Reported to Task Force Hotel, LZ Stud/Vandegrift Combat Base, RVN

Vietnam Pictures

September 1968       Departed RVN

Sept-Oct 1968          Camp Hanson, Okinawa, Japan

October 1968           Camp Lejeune, NC, Hqs Battery, 3/10, 2d Mar Div

Apr - Sep 1969         Caribbean Cruise 1-69, "Hotel" Battery, 3/10, 2d Mar Div

Oct 69 - Apr 70        Mediterranean Cruise, "Echo" Battery, 2/10, 2d Mar Div

USS LaSalle (LPD-3)
Med Cruise

Apr 70 - Feb 72        USMCR

Feb 72-Mar 74         Marine Corps Supply Depot, Albany, GA

Mar 74-May 74         Drill Instructor School, MCRD, Parris Island, SC

May 74 - Jan76        "F" Company, 2d Bn, RTR, MCRD, Parris Island, SC

Feb 76 - Feb 77        "Echo" Battery, 2d Bn, 12th Mar, 3rd Mar Div, Okinawa

USS Durham (LKA-114)
WestPac Cruise

Feb 77 - Jul 80         I & I Staff, 3d Bn, 14th Mar, 4th Mar Div, Philadelphia, PA

Jul -Oct 80              Artillery Operations Chief School, Ft. Sill, OK

Oct 80 - Mar 82       Hqs Battery, 1st Bn, 10th Mar, 2d Mar Div, Camp Lejeune, NC

Mar 82 - Mar 84      NLFS, USS TARAWA (LHA-1), San Diego, CA

USS Tarawa (LHA-1) Westpack Cruise 1983
USS Tarawa (LHA-1)
WestPac Cruise

Mar 84 - Aug 88       Hq Battery, 10th Mar, 2d Mar Div, Camp Lejeune, NC

Aug  1988                 Transferred Fleet Marine Force Reserve

June 1996                 Retired

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