Thursday, June 11, 2015


STAFF SERGEANT KAZAN V. WILSON PASSED last weekend on or about Sunday morning, June, 7 2015.

Staff Sergeant Kazan V. Wilson was in Radio Platoon, from approximately 1984 to 2002, when he retired. He participated in several active duty periods when we were short of people, and he also participated the Eastern Division Shooting Competition, from 1986 thru 1991.

Visitation will be Friday, June, 1215 at Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 7838 So. Cottage Grove, Chicago, from 6pm to 9pm.

The Funeral: Will be held at The NEW BEGINNING CHURCH, 6620 So King Drive,Saturday, June,13th, starting at 9am.

See you there if you can make it, PASS THE INFO TO OTHER MARINES.


Master Sergeant Roosevelt McCloud

Friday, June 05, 2015

Globe and Laurel "Diners"

From left:  Major Rick Spooner, owner of the Globe and Laurel, Jack Paxton, Walt Ford, Editor/Publisher of Leatherneck

Famous Globe and Laurel Restaurant in background.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Camp McCoy Alternate Drill Weekend After Action Report

Not much to say after such a great 18th annual Ft. McCoy alternate drill weekend a couple of days ago.  The weather really cooperated.  Thursday and Friday were bright and sunny which served me well out in my kayak fishing on base and the same for the mountain bike riders. Saturday was cooler and totally overcast, which leant itself to a great day on the Sportsman’s range on base.  I go out usually once a month to fam fire and after 50 rounds I ready to pack it up.  Well, not our Marines who went through roughly 1700 rounds of 9mm and .45.  Wow!

The time passes by so fast and before we know it Quantico will on our doorstep.  The Globe & Laurel that used to be in Quantico town before moving to Triangle and now because of the widening of U.S. 1 has moved to Stafford on the south boundary of the base.  I’m attaching a photo of the restaurant so you can see something of what this “museum” looks like.  On the left is WWII Marine Major Rick Spooner, (mustang) Captain John Paxton, who is president of the Marine Combat Correspondents, and Col. Walt Ford, the President of the Marine Foundation that includes Leatherneck and the Marine Gazette, the Marine Shop and the Marine Book Store.  Major Spooner is always present so you’ll recognize him when you walk in.  If you see any Chicago Police patches displayed I donated them when I went through the FBI Academy in 1980.

Also, a USAF colonel friend send me some information about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington that I thought, if you haven’t seen this, would be interested since it only about 35 miles north of the base.

18-18 19 Sep is the official dates of phase II of our 18th annual drill weekend, however I suspect some will be arriving on Wednesday, 16 Sep. As time draws closer we’ll firm that up and which quarters we’ll select for our stay. Make sure you have your Marine ID card with you. If you have any question now just holler.

Semper Fi,


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Locating Marines

Locating Marines

The Separations and Retirement Branch (MMSR-6) assists individuals wishing to locate former or retired Marines. For more information, contact MMSR-6 at (703) 784-9310/1/2 or (800) 336-4649 Option#0 

or email:

Or, mail your request to:

Separation & Retirement Branch
Head Retired Services (MMSR-6)
3280 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134