Rohrer, Robert, Cpl

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 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
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)
Enlisted Collar Insignia
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

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Retired, and mostly playing golf!

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 Remembrance Profiles - 4 Marines Remembered

  1957, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), B/43
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Boot Camp Photo Boot Camp - Parris Island, SC (1957), B/43
Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)



Start Date 
Feb, 1957

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Last Updated:Aug 23, 2007
Personal Memories

Best Friends
Monty R. Carpenter
Leonard N. Cipcic
Larry J. Henry
V. V. Pazemenas
James E. Wadley

Best Moment
Graduation Date was 6 May 1957 and I will never forget the bus ride to Geiger. We stopped for a box lunch at noon and as I stood there overlooking the empty beach -- nothing in both directions as far as you could see -- my thought was, Wow beautiful beach, I'll bet someone does something with this some day. It was Myrtle Beach!! :-)


Worst Moment
Form Date: 6 February 1957 and my worst moment was that first morning!

Lt Col. O. F. Peatross Commanding Officer 1stBn
Capt. E. E. Crews Commanding Officer Company B
MSgt V. J. Paskus CDI
S.Sgt Vincent J. Dipano. Jr. SDI
Sgt. M. Kohn JDI
Sgt. Floyd. L. Bear JDI


Other Memories
Important to note that Company B; Platoon 43 was in the 1st Battalion.

The rifle range was the best time. Snapping in was a pain but the actual firing days were one of my best memories.

Those who have returned to PI will surely have noticed the the reviewing stand and Parade Deck are now named in honor of Major General Oscar F. Peatross. See photo posted here. He had been one of Carlson's Raiders at Guadalcanal and became even more famous for his actions in RVN! As a kid I had no idea the great honor it was to have him as our Leader!

My Photos From This Recruit Training
Parris Island 1957
Boot Camp/ITR  Leave June 1957
Parade Deck in Honor of Major General Peatross

  109 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Didomenico, Ronald, PFC, (1960-1962) B 43 Feb, 1957
DiPano, Vincent, SSgt, (1953-1966) B 43 Feb, 1957
Bengen, Arthur Burton, 1stSgt, (1953-1969) B 57 Feb, 1957
Cotter, Dan, Cpl, (1957-1960) B 47 Feb, 1957
Downs, Richard, Cpl, (1957-1960) B 89 Feb, 1957
JONES, DAVID L, PFC, (1957-1960) B 89 Feb, 1957
Manning, Harry, GySgt, (1957-1976) B 57 Feb, 1957
Pate, James, Sgt, (1957-1965) B 75 Feb, 1957
Phillips, Kenneth, LCpl, (1957-1963) B 89 Feb, 1957
Vigiano, John T., Sgt, (1957-1966) B 42 Feb, 1957
Neira, O. Robert, Cpl, (1953-1958) B 32 Jan, 1957
Acree, Lawrence, Sgt, (1957-1963) C 57 Feb, 1957
Bertschy, Harry C., GySgt, (1957-1969) 60/102 Feb, 1957
Bianchino, Mike, MSgt, (1956-1987) 49 Feb, 1957
Calabrese, Richard, Cpl, (1957-1961) 41 Feb, 1957
Cicero, Leonard, Cpl, (1957-1959) 48 Feb, 1957
Corwin, David, PFC, (1957-1963) 49 Feb, 1957
Medina, Fernando, Cpl, (1957-1960) C 53 Feb, 1957
Russell, Mike, Sgt, (1957-1960) C 45 Feb, 1957
Russell, Mike, Sgt, (1957-1960) 45 Feb, 1957
Russell, Mike, Sgt, (1957-1960) C 45 Feb, 1957
Santulli, Bob, LCpl, (1957-1960) B 123 May, 1957
Smith, William, SSgt, (1956-1976) B 122 May, 1957
Vig, Douglas, MSgt, (1957-1977) B 118 May, 1957
Ansley, Kenneth, Cpl, (1957-1960) B 139 Jun, 1957
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