1st Recon Battalion Association

1st Recon Battalion Association

Thanks for your service.

Part 19

2023

July & August

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 20 - 2023

Coming in September

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

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

New Members to the Association of the Natural Warrior

Part 13  - 2021-2022

Part 14  - 2022

Part 15  - 2022

Part 16  - 2023

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

David Sledge

Get involved send in your messages, photos, stories share what you think about our website. I will post them on this page.

1st Recon Battalion Association

Message Board will be our newsletter going forward. 

It's ongoing and you can be a part of it, each month through out the year.

1st Recon Battalion Association

Message Board will be our newsletter going forward. 

It's ongoing and you can be a part of it, each month through out the year.

Click a photo to link to a page on our website. Links are found on nearly all Web pages.
Links allow users to click their way from page to page.

Navigator is at the top of each page.

**WELCOME to FIRST RECON'S WEBSITE** 2009-2023 

Don't be fooled by the warning signs it's a safe website, it's just an old platfrom. Just hit advance, you will enjoy this website, it's my personal website.

1st Recon Battalion Association

Message Board will be our newsletter going forward. 

It's ongoing and you can be a part of it, each month through out the year.

Association Purpose

Our mission is to help locate former Recon Marines and their families, and to recognize those who paid the ultimate price through the 1st Recon Memorial Fund which has established and will help maintain the permanent memorial at the Marine Corps Historical Museum at Camp Quantico Virginia.

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Newsletter

Part 17  - 2023

Web page under construction

Web page under construction

Louisville, 2001. This reunion was just after 9-11. Commandant Jim Jones attended, as did his mother. She was out guest of honor. For those who don't know, Amphibious Recon from WWII was led by Commandant Jone's father. I think I recognize a few of these folks.

Web page under construction

Part 18  - 2023

Michael Beard

I served at 3rd RECON Bn DELTA COMPANY 1989 to 1992 and then went to 1st Recon Bn from 1991 to 1992. SSGT Tom picked me up and was put right on a 6 month float platoon and left the Marines after that. I did go to ARC with a bunch of 1st Recon guys as well. Semper Fi.

On March 24, 1944 the actor and U.S. Marine drill instructor R. Lee Ermey was born Ronald Lee Ermey in Emporia, Kansas. 

He achieved fame for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ermey was also a U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant. He served in the Marines from 1961 to 1972. Ermey was often typecast in authority figure roles, such as Mayor Tilman in the film Mississippi Burning (1988), Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine (1997), Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (2003) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Jimmy Lee Farnsworth in Fletch Lives (1989), a police captain in Seven (1995), plastic army men leader Sarge in Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010), General Kramer in Toy Soldiers (1991), The Late Master Sergeant Hiles in The Frighteners (1996) and Frank Martin in the Willard remake (2003). On television, Ermey hosted two programs on the HISTORY Channel: Mail Call (2002-2009), in which he answered viewers' questions about various military issues both modern and historic; and Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey (2009), which concerned the development of different types of weapons. He also hosted GunnyTime on the Outdoor Channel (2015-2017). His other notable work in film include The Boys in Company C (1978), Apocalypse Now (1979), Up from the Depths (1979), Purple Hearts (1984), The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989) Demonstone (1990), The Rift (1990), Kid (1990), The Terror Within II (1991), Body Snatchers (1993), Chain of Command (1994), On Deadly Ground (1994), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Murder in the First (1995), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Under the Hula Moon (1995), Dead Man Walking (1995), Switchback (1997), All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1998 - voice), Life (1999), Saving Silverman (2001), Taking Sides (2001), Man of the House (2005) and The Watch (2012). His other notable work on television include Miami Vice (1987), I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990), The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993), Tales from the Crypt (1994), Space: Above and Beyond (1995), The X-Files (1995), The Simpsons (1995, 2015 - voice), Rough Riders (1997), Cracker (1997-1998), Family Guy (2001, 2011 - voice), Scrubs (2002), The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2004 - voice), House (2005, 2008), SpongeBob SquarePants (2007 - voice) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010). Ermey passed away on April 15, 2018 at the age of 74 in Santa Monica, California.

Ronald Lee Ermey

1968 Battle of Khe Sanh, depicting the surrounding NVA Divisions ..

“1st Recon Battalion Association Merchandise”

 

We are now taking orders for 1st  Recon Battalion Association merchandise to be delivered at the Las Vegas reunion as well as direct mail to the home.

 

Due to manufacturing and purchasing limitations, orders for Recon belt buckles, challenge coins, and golf shirts will be handled as follows:

 

For both reunion and home delivery please email Doc Snider at docsnidley@aol.com  (513-607-9184) to place your order.

 

All pre-orders for both reunion delivery and home mailing MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JULY 17.

 

For reunion deliveries bring a check for $33.00/buckle made out to 1st Recon Bn Assoc.  I should have Prices for the other items shortly.

 

Pre-orders for mail delivery MUST ALSO BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JULY 17.  All items ordered for delivery will be charged an extra $6.00 to pay for postage. Do not send any money for home deliveries until the product is in hand.

Let The Good Times Roll....

Message from our Secretary of the Association

Hi folks,
Sorry to be late on this but I wanted to share the results of our telecom with those that were unable to join.
Reunion update:
It is at the Orleans Casino and Hotel and runs from Wednesday August 16 (Travel) through Saturday the 19th. However, we'll be done Friday night so Saturday can also be a travel day. Please note that the division reunion runs from August 14-20. At this time, we do not know what excursions they might be planning. For this reason, Charlie wants to plan ours now in such a way as to enable our people to just sign up for the minimum. Vegas is very expensive. When division comes out with their excursions, there may be something you're interested in and want to come earlier.
Thursday will be the Leatherneck Lounge and American Shooters gun range across the street. For those Marines, Corpsmen and spouses, here's your chance for some trigger time. They have most everything known to man available to shoot (see link). Friday will be our business meeting during the day and our Dinner and fund-raising Auction, Friday evening at the Orleans. Saturday, for those that are interested, the division will have their business meeting and normally their banquet that evening. Their banquet is a dress up affair and is quite impressive if you've never been to one.
https://americanshooters.com
Also, Larry discussed our plans for the Memorial Day Wreath Laying at the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Memorial in Virginia.
This year the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Memorial Service and Wreath Laying ceremony will be at noon on Saturday May 27 at the battalion memorial near the Marine Corps Museum in Virginia. After the ceremony they all go to the Globe and Laurel. Everyone is more than welcome. Any questions get in touch with Larry Feldman
Just wanted to give you guys an update on what you might have missed. If anyone that was on the call, sees something I missed or got wrong, speak up.
Semper Fidelis,
rono

1st Marine Division Association & 1st Recon Battalion Association

2023 Annual Reunion

AUGUST 13th-20th 

Las Vegas, Nevada at the Orleans Hotel & Casino

PHOTOS & VIRTUAL TOURS

A message from your webmaster and membership director.
I called the hotel today and got the rates.  Rate for Sunday through Thursday nights is $54, Friday night is $109 and Saturday night is $119. In addition there is a resort fee of $36.99 per night. Tax is 13% for both. Rates are good until July 14th. 

Just copy this form and mail it in. This supports the 1st Marine Division Association.