First I am a Christian, second a husband, father, grandfather, Marine and then I work.
Munsonville NH will always be home to me.
For those that do not know I was born crippled and did not walk until I was 4 or 5. Our house burned down when I was 4 and I lost my two sisters in the fire. Thankfully I have no memories of the fire, unfortunetly I have no memories of my sisters. My Dad received 3rd degree burns over 80% of his body saving my three brothers and I. He was overcome by smoke and burns and did not make it to my sisters. He is my hero.
I graduated High School from South Kortright Central School just north of the Catskill Mountains in Delaware County, NY. Go Rams!
I served Honorably in the United States Marine Corps from Sept. 9, 1985 to Sept. 8, 1993. Camp Pendleton's 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division was my home away from home. Golf Company, Headquarters & Service Company, and Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon were the units I directly served with. I have had the privilege of traveling to Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bangladesh.
I attended Boot Camp at lovely Parris Island, SC, Plt 1096. 1985
Promoted to PFC on December 5th, 1985
Infantry Training School (0311) was at Camp Geiger, NC, Company B. 1986
Promoted to LCpl on March 1st, 1986
Mountain Warfare Training Center, Assault Climbers Course, Bridgeport, Ca. 1986
Promoted to Cpl on October 1st, 1986
Jungle Operations Training Center,Jungle Expert. Fort Sherman, Panama.1986
Meritorious Mast, December 16th, 1986
Small Unit Leaders Supporting Arms Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1987
Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course. Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1987
Combat Squad Leaders Course. Okinawa, Japan. 1987
Operation Wild Eagle, Honduras ACB 88-2
Meritorious Mast, April 16th, 1988
Small Unit Leaders Supporting Arms Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1988
Certificate of Good Conduct 1st Award, September 8th, 1988
Letter of Appreciation, October 4th, 1988
NCO Academy Nonresident Program, Marine Corps Institute. 1989
Promoted to Sgt on February 1st, 1990
Infantry Platoon Sergeant Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1990
Scout Sniper School, 1st Mar Div (class 2/90 closed when Iraq invaded Kuwait)
Combat Pistol Instructors Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1990
Scout Sniper School, 1st Mar Div (pulled from class 3/90 and sent to Gulf War)
Desert Shield / Desert Storm December 1990 - June 1991
Certificate of Good Conduct 2nd Award, September 8th, 1991
I served honorably in the Army National Guard for 1 year in the following units.
C Co 3rd Bn 172d Infantry (MT) New Hampshire Army National Guard 1994
A Co 2nd Bn 124th Infantry Florida Army National Guard 1995
United States Marine Corps, Scout/Sniper Association. Combat Member.
The 40th Infantry Division Association, California Chapter.
Currently I live in Central Florida with my lovely wife Sandy, son Caleb, 1 dog, 13 chickens, 1 cockatiel, 1 parakeet, and a pond full of fish. I spent fourteen years in the Construction Industry. I now work for the railroad.
My Medals, Ribbons and Badges
Combat Action Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon
Good Conduct Medal (1 bronze star)
National Defense Medal
South West Asia Service Medal (2 bronze stars)
Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2 bronze stars)
Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medal
Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal
Rifle Expert (3rd award)
Pistol Expert (1st award)
Display boards I have designed and built over ther years.
My Dad, SSG McCormick, Korean war.
CWO4 Rex Flohr Korea and Vietnem
GySgt Phil Jordan KIA 3/20/2003 Iraq