Bobby Taylor, AKA "Top"
He was a career Marine, a Drill Instructor and well regarded in our group
John Porvaznik 4/18/1922 - 7/20/2015
3rd Mar Div vet. Participated in invasion of Bougainville in Solomon Islands, Guam in the Marianas Islands and Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands.
He was a well respected and liked member of the AZ Semper Fi Vets. He also enjoyed the camaraderie of associating with Marines of all ages and different eras in the Marine Corps.
Mel Naseman 3rd Marine Division
Wrote a book ( Eagle Eye ) about his experiences in the Pacific.
First Marine Raider
Purple Heart, Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars
Casa Grande post 8 ride director
Iwo Jima Marine
Master Gunnery Sergeant Robert Biers joined the United States Marine Corps in 1955. MGySgt Biers served his first tour in Vietnam in 1965. He was then assigned to Drill Instructors School and was a DI at MCRD in San Diego. He served a second tour in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange. In 1976, he achieved the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant, E-9, and was also the first Marine to attend the U
Jim Head - May 1943 - August 1946 Parris Island boot camp. Went to Bakers School in Camp Lejeune and made corporal on graduation.. From there to Camp Pendleton and headed for Guam in July but the Island was secured before we arrived so went to Hawaii and became attached to the 5th Division and went to Iwo Jima, went ashore on Feb 21 and after experience of loading wounded for transfer to hospi
Marines fold flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima.