Rohrer, Robert, Cpl

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0331-Machine Gunner
Primary Unit
1959-1961, 0351, G Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines (2/5)
Service Years
1956 - 1962
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate
Water Survival Advanced (WSA)
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One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)1st Marine Division Association3rd Marine Division Association
  2000, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  2002, 1st Marine Division Association
  2002, 3rd Marine Division Association

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Retired, and mostly playing golf!

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 Remembrance Profiles - 4 Marines Remembered

  1960-1961, 0351, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines (2/5)

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Camp Pendleton
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 2nd Bn, 5th Marines (2/5) Details

2nd Bn, 5th Marines (2/5)
The 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines was initially formed in July 1914 and immediately sailed to the Caribbean due to political turmoil in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The battalion returned to the United States in late 1914. In June 1917, the battalion sailed for France with its present regiment. During World War I, the battalion participated in the Battle of Belleau Wood, Soisson, and the Meuse-Argonne Campaign. For these actions, the battalion was twice awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palm and once with Gold Star. The FOURRAGERE, representing these awards, and is worn today by members of the battalion.

2nd Battalion, 5th Marines participated in the post-war occupation of Germany and returned to the United States in August 1919. In 1920, at Quantico, Virginia, the battalion was ordered to guard U.S. mail trains. During this period, it also participated in reenactments of Civil War battles. The battalion was sent to Nicaragua in 1927 to fight bandits and supervised the 1928 national elections there.

At Quantico from 1934 on, the battalion participated in numerous exercises contributing to the development of the Marine Corps Amphibious Doctrine. In 1941 2nd Battalion 5th Marines joined the newly formed 1st Marine Division at New River, North Carolina. The 1st Marine Division departed the East Coast in 1942 and has never returned. During World War II, that battalion fought at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. After the war, the battalion served on occupation duty in North China until 1947.

In July 1950, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines sailed from Camp Pendleton, California, to Pusan, Korea. In August, the battalion fought at the Pusan Perimeter. The battalion participated in the landing at Inchon, the liberation of Seoul, the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, and the defense of the East Central and Western Fronts. From July 1953 to February 1955, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines assisted in the defense of the Korean de-militarized zone after which it returned to Camp Pendleton.

In 1959, the battalion deployed to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, and then in 1960, relocated to Camp Pendleton. In April 1966, the battalion deployed to the Republic of Vietnam. During the next five years the battalion participated in combat operations in Hue city, Que Son, Phu Bai, Dong Ha and Phu Loc. The battalion returned to Camp Pendleton in 1971, and in 1975 participated in Operation New Arrival, the relocation of Southeast Asian Refugees.

During the next fifteen years, the battalion deployed regularly as part of the Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program. In December 1990, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines sailed for the Persian Gulf and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines landed in Saudi Arabia and participated in the liberation of Kuwait. During the return transit to the United States, the battalion was diverted to Bangladesh in order to provide humanitarian relief as part of Operation Sea Angel.

In 1993, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines deployed as the Battalion Landing Team for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operation Capable) and participated in operations in Rwanda and Somalia. In 1995 the Battalion began regular deployments to Okinawa for service as the Battalion Landing Team for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) and participated in several operations in East Timor.

In February 2003, the Battalion deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In March, the Battalion attacked into Iraq, freed the Iraqi people and conducted peacekeeping operations in Muthanna Province until its redeployment in August. The Battalion earned its 14th Presidential Unit Citation for the Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign.

In August of 2004, the Battalion once again deployed to Iraq to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom II in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

2nd Battalion, 5th Marines is the most highly decorated battalion in the United States Marine Corps. Its motto comes from its actions at Belleau Wood during WW I. The fleeing French advised the newly arrived Marines to retreat in the face of overwhelming odds. The Battalion response: Retreat, Hell! We just got here!!
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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Mick Putterbaugh
Steve Niebur

Best Moment
Getting back to the USA!


Worst Moment
Finding out we were still all in the FMF!

Chain of Command
Cpl. Foster, Rocket Section Leader
1st Lt. ?, Weapons Platoon Leader
Captain W.E. Cheatam, Company Commander
Lt. Col Linan, Battalion Commader
Colonel Tolson A. Smoak, Regimental Commander


Other Memories
Was Really proud to be in the 5th Marines!


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88 Members Also There at Same Time
2nd Bn, 5th Marines (2/5)

Pinkley, Lewis, Sgt, (1961-1965) 3 0351 Corporal
Fisher, Stephen, MSgt, (1959-1979) 3 0351 Private 1st Class
Goodwin, Edward, Cpl, (1959-1963) 3 0351 Private 1st Class
Fischer, Max, Maj, (1958-1968) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Burns, Thomas, Cpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Corporal
Kline, Gerald, Cpl, (1957-1963) 3 0311 Corporal
Payne, Ron, Cpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Corporal
Wassel, John, Cpl, (1961-1985) 3 0311 Corporal
Wyatt, Floyd, Cpl, (1961-1965) 3 0311 Corporal
Zittel, Thomas, Cpl, (1958-1964) 3 Corporal
Asbery, John, MGySgt, (1961-1984) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Betkis, James, LCpl, (1958-1964) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Dreyzehner, John, Cpl, (1957-1961) 3 0341 Lance Corporal
Duncan, Ralph, LCpl, (1958-1962) 3 0331 Lance Corporal
Hall, Carl, LCpl, (1959-1965) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Hamilton, David, Cpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Hunter, Clayton, Cpl, (1958-1961) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Lundy, William, LCpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Miller, Jack, LCpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Lance Corporal
Townsend, Gerald, LCpl, (1958-1962) 3 0331 Lance Corporal
Chatham, Donald, SSgt, (1959-2002) 3 0341 Private 1st Class
Dioyenis, Alex, PFC, (1957-1960) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Dominguez, Victor S., LCpl, (1961-1965) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Hansen, Bruce, 1stSgt, (1958-1985) 3 0331 Private 1st Class
Lawson, Winston, PFC, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Lockhart, Robert, SSgt, (1960-1970) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Morrisey, RJ, LCpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
O'Sullivan, Dennis, LCpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Otto, Dave, 1stSgt, (1959-1986) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Pittman, Alvin, SSgt, (1961-1974) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Puthoff, John, LCpl, (1958-1962) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Stefanski, Edward, PFC, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Torrieri, Nicholas, Sgt, (1959-1968) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Torrieri, Nicholas, Sgt, (1959-1968) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Werth, Richard, PFC, (1958-1962) 3 0331 Private 1st Class
Wheeler, Thomas M., LCpl, (1960-1964) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Young, Ronald, LCpl, (1959-1963) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Robertson, Ralph, Pvt, (1960-1966) 3 0300 Private
Webb, Charles, 1stLt, (1959-1970) 58 5805 First Lieutenant
Kouma, Anthony, SgtMaj, (1942-1975) 0 8999 Sergeant Major
Frodelius, Willard, GySgt, (1953-1968) 35 3537 Gunnery Sergeant
Adams, Arza, SSgt, (1950-1960) 1 0142 Staff Sergeant
Coward, James, 1stLt, (1953-1977) 1 0141 Sergeant
Blair, Lawrence K., SgtMaj, (1956-1987) 21 2111 Corporal
Graham, Eugene, CWO4, (1958-1999) 30 3011 Corporal
Rodrigues, Robert, Cpl, (1959-1964) 1 0111 Corporal
Zittel, Thomas, Cpl, (1958-1964) 8 0800 Corporal
Zoucha, James, GySgt, (1959-1979) 25 2531 Corporal
Heck, Edward, LCpl, (1958-1961) 2 0201 Lance Corporal
Lawrence, George, Sgt, (1959-1963) 25 2543 Lance Corporal
Lawrence, George, Sgt, (1959-1980) 25 2543 Lance Corporal
Lopes, Gerald (Jerry), Cpl, (1958-1962) 25 2511 Lance Corporal
Chancholo, Edward, PFC, (1959-1963) 18 Private 1st Class
Doan, James, PFC, (1958-1961) 11 1100 Private 1st Class
Moeller, Quentin, Cpl, (1959-1963) 25 2533 Private 1st Class
Young, Roland, LCpl, (1961-1965) 35 3531 Private 1st Class
Langford, James, HM1, (1959-1969) 57 5711 Hospital Corpsman First Class Petty Officer
Medina-Morales, Fernando, PFC, (1959-1965) Private 1st Class
Spani, Martin, Sgt, (1960-1966) Private 1st Class

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