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Our Office Has Moved!

New headquarters, Building 1132 aboard Camp Pendleton:

FMDA Headquarters main line with voice mail:
(760) 763-3268

FMDA Mailing Address:

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First Marine Division Association
P.O. Box 9000, Box #902
Oceanside, CA 92051

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15101 Building - The UPS Store - Box #902
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

FMDA Headquarters Hours of Operation:
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Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed


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June Cormier:
june.oldbreed@fmda.us

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TAPS

Name

 

Service

 

Deceased Date

 

 Mick Adamson                                                     11-3-16
Margaret (Peggy) Babcock Peggy was proud of her service in the U.S. Marines.  She served 4 years as a recruiter.

04/17/2016

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ErnestA.Baker                                                

   
  06-20-08
John Bastian's
John was interred alongside his wife Joanne, who predeceased him, at Our Lady of the Lake Sacred Heart Cemetery, with Full Military Honors rendered by Marines from the 6th Engineer Support Battalion (the largest in Our Corps), and Oregon/Columbia Chapter Honor Guard.  Many Marine veterans also attended from our local chapter, Korean War Veterans Association and Women Marines Association.  The president of our local Navy League chapter also attended.

We Marines of the Oregon/Columbia River Chapter and John's family were very grateful and thank President Rios and 1 Mar Div Assn Headquarters staff for the beautiful floral arrangement, as a tribute to the many years of John's faithful service and contributions to the 1st Marine Division Association and its several charitable causes and activities.

 
Bruce Ball, PFC

"He was a Life Member of the 1st Marine Division Association, Oregon/Columbia River Chapter.  What you probably don’t know is that as a member of our 1 Mar Div Honor Guard, he served in the 2nd most funerals since its formation in 2001:  1,004 !!  For that service he received a special award from the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Oregon and Washington.

I believe that within our chapter he is our last Guadalcanal vet.  He was in Weapons Company, 1st Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Mar Div.  He served under the command of then Lt. Col. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller.  I know he was also on Peleliu." Gary Brannan

06/10/2016
John A. Blanchard He was always proud of his service during WWII.

10/24/2016

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Gunnery Sergeant

P.E. “Gene” Brandon, USMC,

Retd (beloved “Gunny”)

He was a life member of the 1st Marine Division Association-Oregon/Columbia River Chapter, and member of Marine Corps League-USS Oregon Detachment 470.

Hewas a virtual legend in his own time.  You might enjoy reading his autobiography entitled, “GUNNY P. E. ‘Gunny’ Brandon ‘Mostly a True Story’”, ISBN # 1-883901-25-1, Library of Congress #: 95-94460.

01/08/2016

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LtGen Martin L. Bradtner

 

01/03/2017

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John W. Brozek

 

08-28-2008

James E. Butland Jr.

 

04-21-2016

PFC Hector A. Cafferata, Jr.,

USMC (ret.)

Received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War when he was a private at the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir with company F, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

04/12/2016

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Vincent R. Cahill

 

2015

Geoffrey Castillo

 

09/28/2016

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Donald L. Cully

 

09/02/2016

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Daniel Joseph Cunningham The obit for Daniel Joseph Cunningham says " ...passed away in Portland without family." - not true. WE the USMC is his family. He'll be listed in our President's Blast.

11/18/2016

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Don Newton Dackins He was a Life Member of the 1st Marine Division Association Oregon/Columbia River Chapter.

03/12/2016

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David William Dowdakin

Dave was a life member of the 1st Marine Division Association, Oregon/Columbia River Chapter.

We’ve lost another Brother, member of the Greatest Generation and WWII and Korea Veteran – a darned fine Marine.

04/12/2016

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William Eddy

 

12/20/2016

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Patrick L. Finelli   02/18/2016
Douglas Gatchet  

11/15/2016

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Jim "Doc" Gleason  

04/22/2016

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John Hershel Glenn Jr.  

12/08/2016

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David Rider Hartung  

11/01/2016

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Frederick Francis Houle

 

12/07/2016

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Alfred George James

Al was a Life Member of 1 Mar Div Assn, Oregon/Columbia River Chapter, but was an ‘absent Brother’ living in Gold Beach, OR, where he passed to his final duty station, 13 Sept 2015.

No obituary was found, but his 1 Mar Div Assn database record indicates his final rank when he retired from Our Corps was GySgt, he served in A-1-7 & H-3-11 and his wife’s name was Donna.

09/13/2016

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James Wilson Jones

 

12/16/2016

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Paul Krajcovic ,Sgt

D-2-1 Korea, 09/05/2016

Harvard P. Lewis  

  05/02/2016

Violette Lindberg

 

01/04/2017

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Brian Mayer C/1/5, 1968 – 1969.

11/24/2015

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William A. McClelland   06/06/2016
Jimmie Mc Coy

Mortuary:  Duggan's Serra Mortuary
                  500 West Lake Ave
                  Daly City, Ca. 94014

Visitation:  Thursday 14 July 2016
                    3:30 PM. TO 9 pm
Prayer Service:    6 PM

Funeral:  Friday 15 July 2016
                11 AM

Internment:  Holy Cross Cemetery
                   1500 Old Mission Road
                     Colma, Ca.
                     1 PM

The family would like those who have one to wear a Marine Corps League uniform. Marine Corps League Casual (Red Blazer) is encouraged. If you do not have a Marine Corps League Casual Uniform the wearing of the short sleeve, long sleeve or basic uniform  is acceptable (active duty wear appropriate uniform).

 
Leo McGranahan  

11/05/2016

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Harry A. Merlo  

10/24/2016

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Bryan Mitchell       

David L. McInturff

  10/2/16

William Ard Montgomery

 

12/29/2016

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Wayne Jay Olmscheild  

06/04/2016

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William C. Park

  06/01/2015
Cpl James BV. Pescott   10/2/16
Roy B. Peters      05/01/2016
George Peto Jr. 3rd Batt, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, Pacific Theater, World War II

07/04/2016

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William A. Ping “Bill” Former National FMDA President

01 12/2016

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James Pilkington
Jim was one of the founders of Front Range Marines SOS group. He served in the Corps in the 1950s in VMO-6. His was a consummate military historian and collector. He led tours to some of the Pacific Island battles of WW II.
 
Jim was a Life member of the 1st Marine Division Association.

06/13/2016

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Marine Corporal

Rudy Elwin Podhora

Life Member of the 1st Marine Division Association – Oregon / Columbia River Chapter.

02/22/2016

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Martin F. Provost  

10/24/2016

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James L. Range

 

06-29-2016

Walter J. Reynolds   06-15-2016
Rene Jean Rodigou

He served with B-1-Tanks

He served in the First Marine Division in WWII and Korea.

Guadalcanal Marine and Life Member of Detachment 010

10/28/2015

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Rowley, Richard PFC He was a Life Member and "Plankholder" ofthe 1st Marine Division Association Oregon/Columbia River Chapter

01/29/2016

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Frederick R. Russell   06/2016
James Frederick (Jim) Simpson

Major Simpson is a life member of the 1st Marine Division Association-Oregon/Columbia River Chapter,

And so is his brother, SMaj Dave Simpson, who is also a life member of Marine Corps League-USS Oregon Det 470

11/26/ 2015

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Leonard Skinner  

1/20/2016

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Fredrick D. Smith                                                 07-31-16
Donald Thomas Snowdon He joined the Canadian Reserve at age 16, and with his natural mechanical abilities, he was soon a tank instructor. After moving to Southern California wit his family at age 18, Don enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, eventually attaining the rank of sergeant.

05/07/2016

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Lloyd Ray Sparks

 

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James E. Sulivan Desert Cities Chapter President  
Tice, Edward W.

Sgt. Tice was a Life Member of the 1st Marine Division Association, Oregon/Columbia River Chapter.

In his database record he stated service in “C-1-13  WWII”. 

05/27/2016

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Anthony "Tony" Yaquinto His obit says he was a member of 1MarDiv

07/01/2010

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Vincent J. Walsh   08/04/2016
Col. J. Terry Williams  

10/17/2016

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Jess W. Wise  

11/12/2016

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Thomas E. Withycombe This Marine was brilliant and one heck of a fine gentleman & fellow employee at Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

03/31/2016

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John H. Wright  

12/15/2015

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