Gordon Wood HooverGunnery Sergeant
SUPPLY CO, SUPPLY BN, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, 3RD MAF
United States Marine Corps
12 February 1936 - 31 January 1968
Millport, New York
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I first met this Marine when I arrived as a recruit at MCRD San Diego. He was the Senior Drill Instructor in August of 1965 of Platoon #267. Meaner than hell, and a "by the books" DI. His steely blue eyes could burn a hole in the toughtest Marine.
I was shocked to find his name on the "Wall" years later. I will never forget this Marine and what he taught us. Semper Fi, Sarge.
From a fellow Marine.
You were the best friend and boss a Marine could have on the boat ramp, you made me a better person in life ... even at 19.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Oct 2005
Last updated 01/19/2008