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VMA 121 - Marine Attack Squadron 121


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Entry: 88104
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121 K-6 KORES

MARVIN BUSH wrote on January 12, 2014


City and State: ABILENE TX

Unit: VMA-121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I served with VMA-121 at K-6 in 51 & 52. Was with the ordnance Department. Our OIC was Gunner Norris.

Keywords:


Entry: 86054
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA121 K-6 52/53 ORDNANCE

THOMAS (TOM) MILLER SR. wrote on April 25, 2013


City and State: LACOMBE LA

Unit: VMA 121 MAG 12 1ST MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I went to Korea on the 29th draft.

Keywords:


Entry: 85427
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
FINDING UNIT MEMBERS 1953

ALBERT (AL) PULE SR. wrote on February 11, 2013


City and State: GRANTS PASS OR

Unit: VMA 121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I haven't found one member from VMA 121 cence
leaving the Sqd. back in 1953 heading home. It has been 63 years cence we left Korea and there may not be too many of us left.

My wife and I went back to Korea on their 60th anniversary and what a different country.

SSGT Fiveash was a close friend of mine, does
any one know or his wereabouts?


Keywords: SGT. PULE from the Motor Pool


Entry: 85379
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
KOREA DUTY IN 56 AND 57

ALBERT (AL) PULE SR. wrote on February 4, 2013


City and State: GRANTS PASS OR

Unit: VMA-121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: When not toling A/C, I would help load bombs for the
next mission.


Keywords: SGT . PULE from the MOTOR POOL


Entry: 84650
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
BILL HOWELL, MECHANIC, AD-4 SKYRAIDER PANES HELEN AND BABY SHARON

SHARON PIERCE wrote on November 11, 2012


City and State: FRISCO TX

Unit: VMA-121, MAG-12, IST MAW

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Bill Howell, was a sergeant and aircraft mechanic in Korea
on the dates listed. He named two AD-4 Skyraider aircraft. One he
named 'HELEN for my mother. The other was named BABY
SHARON for me. I was
8 months old when he left for Korea. Our family's collective memory
is that one of the planes was shot down. But we don't know which
one. Is there a way to research this?

My father died in September 1973.

On this Veterans' Day, I want to say a personal and heartfelt thank
you to all veterans for your service to our country.

A Marine Brat,
Sharon Howell Pierce




Keywords: VMA-121, MAG-12, 1st MAW
Sgt. William J. (Bill) Howell, USMC
Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952 3May52-30!Nov52
Third Korean Winter 1Dec52-9Mar53



Entry: 83538
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
LT PERRY JENSEN VMA-121 KOREA

DOUG DRURY wrote on July 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 119TH ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY, 52ND BATTALION,

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My uncle, Lt. Perry Jensen flew with VMA-121 while
they were in Korea. I am trying to locate information
on his award of the DFC while serving with the unit.
Anyone that remembers Lt Jensen I would be glad to
hear from them. I served as a CW2 Army helicopter
pilot in Vietnam 1967-68. Uncle Perry was always my
idol because he flew combat which I was able to do
also some 18 years later and was also awarded a DFC
for Hill 875 during the Battle of Dakto 1967. I am
trying to obtain a copy of his citation so it can be
entered in the historical records of the DFC society.


Keywords:


Entry: 83020
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
PROP MECHANIC AD SKYRAIDER VMA - 121

TOM ASHBY wrote on May 15, 2012


City and State: ABBEVILLE SC

Unit: VMA - 121 !ST MARINE AIT WING K - 6

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Names hard to remember, but what ever happened to Joe
(we used to call him MATRESS) cause all he had to do
was drive the chow truck back and forth and then lay
around between runs Then there was Sproat The artist
who coffee cup art was what you had to have.There
were lots of others, but who can remember???


Keywords: Hand-me-down ADs from the Navy still flew the heavest
bomb loads of any single engine fighter bombers.Small
arms damage to props was the bigest problem I had as
the prop mech.



Entry: 82877
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121, K-6 KOREA, 1954-1955

EARLE F. (BRUCE) STONE wrote on April 26, 2012


City and State: FITCHBURG MA

Unit: VMA-121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Is anyone left out there who might have served with
me at K-6,1954-1955, in VMA-121. I sure would like to
hear from you. I was in Hut 12.


Keywords: MAG-12, Heavy Haulers Group


Entry: 78100
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121

PAT SUDDARTH wrote on March 7, 2011


City and State: GOLD CANYON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father then a Capt. was a pilot with VMA-121 in 52-53 Korea. Retired 1966 Marine Corps Reserve. Always one proud Marine til the end. He passed away Xmas Day 2009. Anyone with VMA-121 who flew with him still out there?

Keywords: VMA-121 K-6 Korea AD Skyraider pilot 52-53


Entry: 76552
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
KOREAN VET K-6 53-54

ANGELO MARCHESCHI SR. wrote on October 29, 2010


City and State: MONEE IL

Unit: VMA 121 IST MARINE CORPS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: AD Skyraider K-6 Korea, 1953-1954


Entry: 75406
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA121 K-6 KOREA 1953/1954

THOMAS (TOM) MILLER SR. wrote on July 9, 2010


City and State: LACOMBE LA

Unit: VMA 121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: WHEN I ENLISTED IN THE MARINES, I LIVED IN NEW ORLEANS, LA. AT NINTHTEEN, I LEFT NEW ORLEANS FOR MCRD IN SAN DIEGO, CALIF. FROM THERE , I WENT TO JACKSONVILLE, FLA. FOR AVIATION PREPARATORY SCHOOL. THEN I PROCEDED TO EL TORO IN SANTA ANNA CALIF.AWAITING DEPLOYMENT TO KOREA. I FINISHED MY LAST TEN MONTHS IN MIAMI, FLA. I WENT TO KOREA WITH THE 29TH DRAFT...........

Keywords: IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER NAMES AFTER 57 YEARS.I DO REMEMBER ONLY A FEW.PHIL GREEN ,JAMES STAGG, THE MITCHELL BROTHERS, LIKE I SAID...........


Entry: 71796
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
K-6 IN KOREA APPRX 1950-51

CORY HILL wrote on September 29, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: k-6 flight surgeon. My Dads name was Richard Sylvester Campion, M.D. I have some pictures when Dad was in Korea that I would love to share. Also, I would love to learn about his unit and what he did. I am his daughter doing family research. My dad died in 1983.


Entry: 71347
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121 NZJ AND CVA-043

DAVID SOTELO SR. wrote on August 20, 2009


City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: VMA-121 3RDMAW MCAS EL TORO

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was SSgt E-5 and was Operations Chief at NZJ. I recall our deployments to Mojave, China Lake,(Fallon) Reno, Nv.carqualing on three carriers, maybe more. Lost two pilots and a/c at NZJ. another at China Lake HAVAR rocket range and a pilot at sea. Good times and sad times LtGen Traynor died, no one lives forever but we sure as hell had a good squadron and won the CNO Aviation Saftey Award.


Keywords: CVA-43 USS Coral Sea, Kau Shung, Tiwian, Formosa CO W. L. Traynor A4D-C Skyhawk


Entry: 69894
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
DEANE MOSER BARNETT

CAMNRIA EDWARDS wrote on April 17, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I was wondering if anyone has any information or knew Dean Moser Barnett. My grandmother knew him well and he was shot down January 1953 over North Korea. She would love any information about him.

Thank you


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Entry: 68746
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
BERNARD R.

SCOTT BERRY wrote on January 19, 2009


City and State: WATKINSVILLE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was an AD driver with VMA 121 "Bitch on a Bomb" in 53-54
Korea. He has his logbooks and many photos, and a few old 8mm movies
we had converted to VHS years ago. Anyone remember him, hit me with
an email. Thank you in advance.


Keywords: VMA 121, Dick Berry


Entry: 65388
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
AUGUST 29TH, 1952 PYONGYANG, KOREA

RALPH CAMPO wrote on April 25, 2008


City and State: MULLICA HILL NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father,then a 2Lt, Guy Campo (now deceased) flew a strike from K-6 against an enemy strongpoint at Pyongyang, Korea on August 29th, 1952 as a pilot of VMA-121 where he was recommended for but never received the Silver Star.

His C.O. at that time was Phil Crawford (now deceased)and I am seeking any and all information about this sortie.

Any direction in this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.


Keywords: 2Lt.Guy Campo now deceased. He retired as Col. Guy R. Campo USMC.


Entry: 64699
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 121 53 / 54

ROBERT SENNER wrote on March 11, 2008


City and State:

Unit: VMA 121 WOLFRAIDERS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father, Dick Senner served at K6 as a Skyraider mechanic all of 53 thru June of 54. He is dong well.

Looking to hear from anyone who may have served with him at that time. Just to share a story or 2 from the time of service.


Keywords: Hydraulics Mechanic
Skyraiders



Entry: 64538
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 121 55-56

DAN DAIN SR. wrote on February 29, 2008


City and State: TX

Unit: VMA 121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was a member of the metal shop during 55/56 at I believe K9 near Pohang. I was with the last group to leave Korea when the squadron went to Iwakuni. We made the trip on an LST. Looking for any pictures or correspondence from anyone from this time. One name I remember is Elmer Cagey.

Keywords: Viet Nam 66-68, HMM362


Entry: 47818
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121

ROBERT (MARK) MARCANTELLI wrote on December 30, 2004


City and State: WELLINGTON NV

Unit: VMA-121

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: VMA 121 eltoro july 1965 jan 1966 avionics
S/SGT Mark Marcantelli usmc disability retired APR 1966


Keywords: A4E sky hawk


Entry: 47817
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 311

ROBERT (MARK) MARCANTELLI wrote on December 30, 2004


City and State: WELLINGTON NV

Unit: VMA 311

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: looking for anyone who served in vma 311 from jan. 1962 thru sept.1964 L/COL B.J,STENDER COMMANDING S/SGT MARK MARCANTELLI AVIONICS RETIRED

Keywords: VMA311 mag 33 mcas el toro


Entry: 47119
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMF/VMA121 REUNION 1946-1954 ON APRIL 30,2005

WILLIAM L. (BILL) ECK wrote on November 27, 2004


City and State: BEACH PARK IL

Unit: VMF-121

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: Reunion


Entry: 47114
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
REUNION OF VMF/VMA-!21, !946-1054 DATE FOR REUNION IS APRIL 30, 2005

WILLIAM L. (BILL) ECK wrote on November 27, 2004


City and State: BEACH PARK IL

Unit: VMF-121

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 43959
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
LOOKING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

DOUGLAS WESLEY PARTIN wrote on June 21, 2004


City and State: CROSBY MS

Unit: 772 MP PATALLION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I AM INTERESTED IN FINDING FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF THE KIA - LTC-05 ALFRED NELSON GORDON - 121 VMA SQDN 1 MAW - MARINES. KIA - 18 NOV 1951. I AM THE PERSON THAT PULLED THE LTC FROM HIS CRASHED/BURNING PLANE. I HAVE THE FLAG-K 09381 - WITH HIS NAME ON THE BACK THAT HE CARRIED IN HIS FLIGHT JACKET POCKET. I HAVE HAD THE FLAG SINCE THAT DAY AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE IT TO A SON OR DAUGHTER OF THE LTC. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ON THE FAMILY PLEASE CONTACT ME.


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Entry: 43205
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH VMA 212 1956 THRU 1958

TONY MARENGO wrote on May 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit: VMA 212 ORDANCE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: NAMES REMEMBERED DAVE ALEXANDER,DAN GILES,LARRY COMBS,


Entry: 43203
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
K-3 K-6 MARCH 1952-AUGUST 1952

FRANCIS ROZINSKI wrote on May 22, 2004


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: VMA-121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a second lieutenant pilot and flew missions from late March to August 1952.
After my squadron tour I was a de-briefer in the air group until November.
Flew jet fighters after that and etired in 1965.
Flew as corporate pilot for 26 years and stopped flying in 1992 when I was 66.
Had a wonderful and exciting life.


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Entry: 42390
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
SALVADOR JURY

DAVID JURY wrote on April 17, 2004


City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: anyone who served with my father who was a usmc skyraider pilot, please let me know, he is fine and doing good in nogales az, i will pass any info i get to him, semper fi, dave.

Keywords: my father was a usmc skyraider pilot in korea, if anyone knows/remembers him please let me know. vma 121 i believe,


Entry: 42245
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121

COLLEEN MURRAY-HEFFNER wrote on April 10, 2004


City and State: BARSTOW CA

Unit: A COMPANY OPERATIONS GROUP, FORT IRWIN, CA

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Addition to my previous message: I have a coffee cup that was his. White with a green chess(?) knight encircled with green and gold with VMA-121 etched below and his name in gold lettering. Look familiar?

Keywords:


Entry: 42244
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 121 1959-1961

COLLEEN MURRAY-HEFFNER wrote on April 10, 2004


City and State: BARSTOW CA

Unit: A COMPANY OPERATIONS GROUP, FORT IRWIN, CA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm searching for information about my father Frank Murray. He was with VMA 121 from 1959-1961. Your assistance in this endeavor is appreciated.

Sergeant First Class
Colleen M.(Murray) Heffner
United States Army


Keywords:


Entry: 41512
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
WOLF RAIDERS

JEFF COOPER wrote on March 5, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Anybody out there remember a Gordon Johnson, pilot VMA-121? Think he was an AD driver in Korea. Any info is appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 38193
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
MY FATHER..

RICHARD FORD wrote on November 10, 2003


City and State: COLUMBUS OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father,David L. Ford, was a pilot with VMA-121 from 1950-1952(?).He flew the AD skyraider from a converted Zero base.He died in 1997, and I would like to here from anyone who knew him.I know his story's by heart and I have his flight jacket, log books, and a copy of VMA-121 SINGS, a collection of bar songs from the squadren. If you or your family member has any info, please contact me.

Keywords: Dadford ,VMA-121, USS Guadalcanal


Entry: 33631
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121

LARRY ALLEY wrote on April 16, 2003


City and State: DOULGASS KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father, Lawrence G. Alley, flew AD Skyraider in Korea (100 missions) in 1952. He will be 80 years old on May 2, 2003 and would appreciate hearing from anyone who served in Korea during that time with VMA 121. He still flys his Piper Cub and is very proud of his Marine background. If you could drop him a birthday card he would appreciate it.

Lawrence G. Alley
1220 E. Eighth
Douglass, Kansas 67039
316 747-2510

Thanks Larry Alley


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Entry: 31729
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES WHO SERVED

EFREN PEREZ wrote on February 5, 2003


City and State: ELSA TX

Unit: 57-59 VMA212 AIRWING STATIONED HAWAII, AND JAPAN

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I AM WRITING THIS FOR MY DAD(EFREN) SINCE HE DON'T HAVE A PC AND I LIVE IN MI. HE TOLD ME THIS OVER THE PHONE. THE EMAIL IS MINE. PAM

Keywords: EFREN 57-59 WAS STATIONED IN HAWAII AND ALSO JAPAN
VMA212 AIRWING. THESE ARE SOME NAMES I REMEMBER
AGUILAR, TAPIA, LUGO....



Entry: 31645
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
DICK SENNER (SEARGENT) HYDRAULICS 1953 AND 54

DICK SENNER wrote on February 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit: VMA 121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'd like to hear from some of my old Korean Buddy's. I was a hydraulics Mechanic from January 1953 thru May of 1954. Raymond Burr and Terry Moore visited from USO.

Keywords: Skyraiders. Friends Tom O'Brian, CA. -
Jerry Smith, IA.



Entry: 30339
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 121, K-6, PYONG TAEK?

KEN HAMILL wrote on December 11, 2002


City and State: COLUMBUS GA

Unit: VMA 121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Arrived VMA 121 early 1953. Departed January 1954. Was aviation metalsmith. Our most daring pilots were M/Sgt Evans and a Lieutenant?. They bought our tinsmith shop a case of Asahi when they dropped their loads too low and received battle damage that we tinbenders had to fix. A great softball athlete "Timmer"? took VMA 121 to Fifth Air Force Championships. Forget most names but Nye was NCOIC of metalshop. For some reason food rations changed from USMC to Army and food became more scarce. It had been eat all you want and changed to two slices of bread etc. We had cold storage eggs dating back to the mid 1940's. The messduty people would break an egg into a bowl and if it was green, it was discarded. Good looking eggs were put in the good egg pot to be cooked for breakfast. I attended a NCO school at K-3 for three or four weeks but forget all the names. VMA 121 had a Personel Sergeant called Ski. I remember Bobo Phalen, a mechanic who had been in my unit at Cherry Point. A Red Fallon from Ohio, was the brother of a Cherry Point friend and became a member of VMA 121. Jesse Rocket was NCOIC of the metalshop for awhile. Two friends were members of a sister squadron of AD's in our MAG. Bud Hamilton and Red Kineary and myself had 27 great days at Treasure Island. Make the 0800 formation, then sleep, then make the 1600 formation and head for San Francisco again. The Marine Memorial Club on Sutter and Mason was our starting point usually. A very nice Chinese girl tended bar. I think Lucky Lager cost a quarter at the time. Great memories.

Keywords: Single hitch USMC spanned Parris Island, El Toro, USNATTC Memphis, Cherry Point, USNS Leyte, USNS Midway, VMA 121 at K-6 final year, then 27 days at Treasure Island, CA.


Entry: 29045
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
AD DRIVER

ANTHONY J. SWIATOWY wrote on October 24, 2002


City and State: WILLIAMSVILLE NY

Unit: VMAT-20, VMA-212, VMA-121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: AD's. K-3, K-6. Cherry Pt. Edenton.

Keywords:


Entry: 26582
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 121 AUG.54- OCT 55

GERRY GOEHRING wrote on June 27, 2002


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a Plane Captain at K6 and K3. I am terrible on remembering names of the guys there.

Keywords:


Entry: 26503
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
1ST LT. JOHN M. CHAMBERLAIN

AARON CLIFT wrote on June 24, 2002


City and State: TUSTIN CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My great uncle John Chamberlain was reported missing in action over Korea 3/29/1953. It was reported that his ordanance would not drop, and he was never heard from again. I believe he flew the Corsair. Any info that can be provided about the unit or John would be highly appreciated. We will be attending the Marine MIA conference July 25th 2002.


Keywords: 1st LT.John M. Chamberlain MIA 3/29/1953. USMC Aviator. Unit 121 VMA SQDN 1 MAW


Entry: 24839
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
SGT. MC ELFRISH 'MAC' VMA121 1955

CHARLES BAKER wrote on April 20, 2002


City and State: STEWARTVILLE MN

Unit: 1ST MAW VMA121 MAG12

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I hope this message doesn't bore anybody. this is a great site to visit for history, and friendship at arms.

looking for sgt. Mc Elfrish "MAC" in Korea 1955
served with Jim Root would like reply if anyone has info on he hailed from Zanesville, Ohio can't find his name in the phone book in that area. even a legion number around there might help, mail can be sent to Jim Root Spring Valley, mn. 55975 thank you from a Viet Nam vet.


Keywords:


Entry: 24838
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 121 1955-1956

CHARLES BAKER wrote on April 20, 2002


City and State: STEWARTVILLE MN

Unit: 1ST MAR DIV 1ST MP BATT

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: great web site we need more of them and more people to sign up

Keywords: Mc Elfrish, he was a e-5 with vma 121 his nickname was mac, he came from zanesville,oh. my friend jim root is trying to locate him he was there in 1955 vma 121 mag 12 any info please forward to me i'm a nam vet trying to help a korean vet thank you


Entry: 24340
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
FRIENDS

RICHARD L. BUECHLER wrote on March 28, 2002


City and State: HINCKLEY OH

Unit: VMA212

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Brunnsworth and Norlin were members of 121 June 52 to Sept 52 when they went to 3rd Batt 1st Marines as Forward Air Controllers.Anyone know anything of them? Iwas in VMA212 at the time.


Keywords: Bill Brunnsworth



Entry: 17252
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
PASSING OF VMA-121 MEMBER

JOHN HAYNIE wrote on June 11, 2001


City and State: EVANS GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Robert S. Haynie, Augusta, GA. died on June 2, 2001. I thought if any of his buddies were still out there they may want to know. His best stories were the ones of his Marine Corps carreer and it was more important to him that just about anything else.

John Haynie


Keywords: Korea


Entry: 14254
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA 121 HISTORY

WILLIAM (RAV) RAVGIALA JR. wrote on January 12, 2001


City and State: MANCHESTER NH

Unit: VMA 121

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Miss the Corps and Marine Aviation and would like to communicate with former members of VMA 121. Our early missions late 50s early 60s with LABS delivery methods was an exciteing period for me and I am grateful for the association and honor to have served.
Semper Fi, William D. (RAV) Ravgiala, Jr. GYSgt. USMC (Ret.)


Keywords: VMA 121 (A4D2 Sky Hawks aboard the carriers, Ticonderoga, Ranger, and Coral Sea 1958-1961


Entry: 11864
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
NAS GLENVIEW 1947-1950

WILLIAM L. (BILL) ECK wrote on September 20, 2000


City and State: BEACH PARK IL

Unit: VMF-121 NAS GLENVIEW 1947-1950

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i was discharged from 121 before outbreak and reported to nas pensacola for pilot training. would like to hear from any 121 personnel that went to el toro when activated for korea. thanks, bill eck usmcr s/n1029245

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Entry: 8534
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
LOOKING FOR SGT. WHITE 1952

LEO N. NAGRODSKY wrote on May 8, 2000


City and State: SUNNYVALE CA

Unit: MGCIS-3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Some Video available, Korean Vacation,-- Any other Marines with interest contact me.

Keywords: Nick Nagrodsky, Weapons Platoon,18th Aussie Brg.



Entry: 7511
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121, FEB 1954--MARCH 1955

EARLE F. (BRUCE) STONE wrote on March 16, 2000


City and State: FITCHBURG MA

Unit: VMA-121

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to anybody who was st K-6 during that time frame.

I SERVED WITH VMA-121 FROM FEBRUARY 1954 TO FEBRUARY 1955 AND VMO-6 FROM FEBRUARY 1955 TO JANUARY 1956. I WAS STATIONED AT K-6 WHILE WITH VMA-121 AND A-9 WHILE WITH VMO-6.

I RETURNED TO THE STATES WITH VMO-6 IN MAY 1955
(I BELIEVE).

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY WHO SERVED WITH THESE SQUADRONS DURING THAT TIME.


Keywords: Wolfraiders, MAG-12 "Heavy Hauler Group", K-6


Entry: 4629
VMA 121 MARINE ATTACK SQDN 121
VMA-121 AND MCCI-3

RICHARD HAWLEY wrote on November 9, 1999


City and State: JACKSONVILLE NC

Unit: VMA-121- MCCI-3

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I served in VMA-121located at K-6 from May 52 through Nov 52,MGCIS-3 from Nov52 -Apr53 AD Pilot in VMA121; Air control in MGCIS-3 K-3

MGCIS= Marine Ground Control Intercept Squadron. Mission was radar control of intercept aircraft.

we had sqdns MGCIS-3,5,6,7 AND 8 THAT I AM CEARTAIN OF 3 and 8 I'M SURE WERE IN KOREA.


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