1st Recon Battalion Association

1st Recon Battalion Association

Thanks for your service.

Part 17

2023

March & Arpil

1st Reconnaissance Battalion
Missions / Patrol Reports

Are you looking for your Old Patrol Reports? Check out this page on my website:

http://www.weststpaulantiques.com/reconmissions.html

Too close to whisper...
...one click for "yes", two for "no"...
"Brothers of the Bush"

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Recon...their name is
their honor...and nothing more
need be said...Recon

Floyd Ruggles

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Part 18 - 2023

May - June

All Companies

Photo Gallery

The Memory Remains Not All Wounds Are Visible.

"A Brotherhood Forged In Combat"

1st Reconnaissance Battalion Index

2014

Message Board Links

Part 1 - 2018-2019 

Part 2 - 2019-2020 

Part 3 - 2020 

Part 4 - 2020 

Part 5  - 2020

Past Message Board

Past Newsletters 

Part 1 - 2017-2018 

Part 2 - 2018 

Part 3 - 2018 

Part 4 - 2018-2019 

Past Reunions 

Past Stories 

Send in your photos

Part 6  - 2020

Past Photos Galleries 

Part 7  - 2020

Part 8  - 2020

Bobby Bare

 

 

Photo Gallery

Part 10  - 2021

Click a photo to link to a page on our  website or Facebook. Links are found on nearly all Web pages. Links allow users to click their way from page to page. You will find thousands of links on the 1st recon battalion association website.

In Remembrance of our brother Reconnaissance Marines & Corpsmen killed in action or otherwise while on duty.

Look at it as your Time Capsule. This website won't stand long after we are all gone.

 

Daniel M Turpin

1st Recon Battalion Association

To all members if you find a misspelled word somewhere on our website send the page that the word is on and the word and I'll correct the spelling appreciate the help thank you.

Part 11  - 2021

1st Reconnaissance Battalion
Missions / Patrol Reports

Too close to whisper...
...one click for "yes", two for "no"...
"Brothers of the Bush"

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Recon...their name is
their honor...and nothing more
need be said...Recon
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YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

Bravo Company 1968-1969

Part 12  - 2021

Meet some of our members of our association.

To all Association Members,

Please reply and update or confirm your Information.
Your 1st Recon Battalion Association Website Information
can be found at: 1streconbn.org/members.html

Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks for all your help.

My email address is floyd@weststpaulantiques.com.
Please keep your information up to date.

This will allow the Association to send messages out from time to time by email or by mail.

Semper Fi,
Floyd Ruggles
Membership Director & Webmaster

1st Recon Battalion Association

America’s Scenic Treasures

Article continue towards the bottom of this page.

New Members to the Association of the Natural Warrior

Part 13  - 2021-2022

Part 14  - 2022

Part 15  - 2022

Part 16  - 2023

Navajo Code Talker John Kinsel, Sr. turns 106

Navajo Code Talker John Kinsel, Sr. turned 106 over the weekend. He celebrated his birthday at his home in Lukachukai, Arizona.

Bostic — in Da Nang, Vietnam.

John Murphy and Gump May. John with Willey Peter, Gas, Smoke, and M-26 Frag Grenades. — in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Mike Fallen - top left. Not sure who the porker is on the right, Gump Robert May won't own up to it.

Alpha Company area. Not sure, but think it's the CO, XO, and 1st Sgt. — in Da Nang, Vietnam.

About a year after returning from Vietnam.

Arnold J. Gasper

After cleaning up and coming out of the field after three weeks in 1974. Was heading to barber's for hair cut and shave.

John Murphy — in Da Nang, Vietnam

Just yesterday
Leroy Crawford, Charlie Daniels, Thurman Mullins


That's a great picture of three great guys.

Corpsman Doyle, Boynton, Palmer

Christmas Card to Viet...1970 , sent by lovely round eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brig Gen Simmons, Doc Mike Bengs, Dan Turpin, Jake Switzer up on Recon Radio Relay X Ray ........... RIP Jake "Bravo Co, 1st Recon Bn

Gone but not forgotten
Thinking of you today Nano
SF Doc

FERNANO VILLASANA 11/18/70

Rush Act Tribute

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Charles Wesley Mackey, Sr., 83, passed away on Sunday, March 5th, in Texarkana, Arkansas, after a battle with cancer.  He was born on June 21, 1939, in Diboll, Texas, to Paul William and Elsie Keys Mackey.

Charles served his country in four enlistments.  He joined the United States Navy at 17 and served aboard the USS John Hancock aircraft carrier as a radio and tele-type operator.

One of our lost Vietnam brothers has found us. Doc Sledge was briefly with Charlie Company before coming to Alpha. He was only with us for a couple of months before being wounded July 3, 1969. He was with Team Hireling in Arnie Allen's (Baby Huey) squad. He received a Bronze Star for the incident but was medivaced out and we never saw him again. Welcome home our brother. Semper Fidelis.

Snow finally came and I walked in the snow By Moe Armstrong

Be your own person
Be Mupert

 By Moe Armstrong

Sergeant Robert "Bob" Morris


April 12, 1950 - March 26, 2016

Cayenne 6 Final Extraction

 Some of our older members will remember our first website built by Sergeant Robert "Bob" Morris “Cayenne 6”, along with his wife Julie. Both of them were devoted to the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association and all of his Recon teammates. He served as our 1st Membership Coordinator and Web Master from the earliest days of the Association and always gave freely of his time and talent. Bob worked tirelessly to reunite 1st Recon teammates and bring them together in the Association. Cayenne 6 left a void that will never be filled. We were blessed to have known him. Bob Morris passed away on March 26, 2016 at the age of 66. I was approached shortly after his death by our president Charlie Kershaw in 2016 to replace Bob as the Webmaster. As you all know due to the grumbling by a few members in August of 2016, it just didn't work out for the association in that year. Our website was now on its final legs and the future of our organization was in question. To make a story short I was called in to do an Emergency Extraction in early 2017. I felt like I was back in Da Nang when you get the call late at night to strap on the gear. I found that the website was collapsing and would be totally collapsed within a matter of days. I went to work trying to save what I could. So at that time I decided to make my military website the association's second website. I went to work building a new website for the association at the same time propping up Bob's old website. I maintained the flow of the organization without any disruptions. If I was going to save it and all of Bob Morris work and our records to date, I would have to act fast, so I transferred the entire website in 2017 to the military part of company's website. So if you have spend some time on our website over the years you would know it was running and doing okay. So the time has finally come to cut ties with our 2nd website in late 2022. It was put back into place acting as a back to our main website up and running well. You can Click here to visit that website it's acted as the association backup website today. It worked as your main website for a while in 2017 as the present website was being built. Then it work side-by-side with the new website from 2018 through 2022. Bob's website slowly quit running over time. I finally pulled the plug in 2022.

Raise a glass to Bob Morris. Sunday the 26th of March. That day will mark the seventh anniversary of his passing. He was a hell of a marine and a good friend to all of us. Rest in Peace Brother.

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Their were many missions, I was a part of during ‘68 & ‘69’, searching for our brothers in arms.
You were not then and will never, ever be forgotten. 🙏🇺🇸

Mac's Morning Motivation: I got nothing...life behind the scenes..