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IN MEMORIUM

It is with a very sad heart and extreme sadness that I must report the death of AB_Gunny on Wednesday, February 15th, 2002 from complications from cancer. HE WILL BE MISSED.

"Gunny" took his name from the fact that he was an actual Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Gunny saw combat tours in Vietnam. The qualifications and selection of Gunnery Sergeants in the "Old Corps" was explained in congressional testimony in 1912:

The following qualifications are required for appointment to the rank of gunnery sergeant: A candidate for appointment as gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps should be sufficiently proficient in the drill regulations to thoroughly drill recruits and to drill the squad and company. He should be thoroughly conversant with the nomenclature of the rapid-fire and machine guns used in the naval service and be sufficiently acquainted with their drill to be able to act as gun captains and to instruct the enlisted men in their duties at such guns. He should have knowledge of the kinds and quantities of ammunition used in those guns. He should have a thorough knowledge of the instructions pertaining to target practice. He should have sufficient knowledge of the system of accountability of the United States Marine Corps to take charge of and properly render the accounts of a guard aboard ship, and should be competent in all respects to perform the duties of a first sergeant in charge of a guard on ship to which no marine officer is attached; also a knowledge of the duties involved in the subsistence of men ordered on detached duty, as well as the duties of an officer in command of a part of a landing party on shore. Gunnery sergeants are men selected from the sergeants of the corps on account of superior intelligence, reliability, and mechanical knowledge. The grade was provided with the idea that they should be somewhat higher in standard than first sergeants; that their knowledge of ordnance and of gunnery should be such that they would be able to make minor repairs to guns—to supervise all work in connection with guns; to command detachments which were of such size as not to warrant a commissioned officer being assigned to them. They are at present in command of marine detachments at naval magazines; are performing duty as first sergeants of regularly organized companies at various posts; in connection with the repair of guns at various Marine Corps stations; in connection with the training of recruits; and, in general, performing duties that require the utmost reliability. For a number of years, candidates for promotion to this grade were required to take a special course of instruction before receiving their warrants, but recently, because of the lack of first sergeants and the numerous small detachments organized, it has been necessary to detail many of them for duty as first sergeants. As soon as there are a sufficient number of first sergeants available, it is intended to reestablish the school and to give gunnery sergeants a thorough course of instruction prior to their permanent appointment to this grade, in order that they may be experts in all matters pertaining to the care and preservation of naval ordnance.

At the time of this congressional testimony there were 82 Gunnery Sergeants in the USMC. Our "Gunny" was one of them...Another member of the squad, AB_Peacemaker, a real-life police officer, said it best: "Rest easy, AB_Gunny...Your tour of duty is over..."

 

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Executive Officer

 

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CFS1 SQUAD

 

Squad Leader

 

Executive Officer

 

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CFS2 SQUAD

 

Squad Leader

 

Executive Officer

 

Team Member

 

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Team Member

 

 

GHOST RECON SQUAD

AB_Lt_Cmd_Riker

Squad Leader

 

Executive Officer

 

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IL-2 FORGOTTEN BATTLES / AEP / PACIFIC FIGHTERS

AB_Gunny

Flight Leader

 

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