H&S Co, USMC Guard Duty

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Stationed on TI 1959 - main gate and Yerba Buena Island. Worked in H&S office typing unit diary, guard duty, prisoner escort, etc. Reported to SgtMaj Dunlevy and Cpt Coggins. Busted and reduced to PVT (from PFC) Summary Courts Martial for assult on Navy person and disturbance in Wave Barracks. Assigned a Naval Officer for my (and other Jarheads) defence, who told us all to plead guilty and everything would be forgotten. We were teens and were told/taught by USMC to do what officers told us to do. 3 weeks in brig. Reduced to PVT. Discharged 1962 honorably as E-4. My best to Cpl Bernhart, Clyde Metgzer (TI court reporter), Peggy Finaberger (Waves), Pvt Homan. It was the best duty station in the USMC.


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