KENITRA (Mainside)

Headquarters Company



1967 - NCO Parade and Inspection.
(With swords) SSgts. Charlie McCoy, Gerald Laferriere,

James Owens, and SgtMaj Robert Williams.


If you forget my death, then I died in vain.


1967  Inspection - Passing in Review.
(With swords) SSgts. Charlie McCoy, Gerald Laferriere, James Owens and SgtMaj Robert Williams.

GSgt William Heazlit leading the troops.



Three Marine Principles of NCO Leadership:
First, be technically tactically proficient...

Secondly, know your men and look out for their welfare...

Thirdly, and most importantly, you must set the example.

Colonel Chesty Puller



GSgt James Kelley and Sgt. Michael Welter receiving a trophy from
LtCol Charles Bunnell for winning the Base Basketball Championship
in 1967. 1st row ( Ed Goolsby, ?, Bobby Bowen, J.D. Mabry)

2nd row (?, ?, Bascombe Hughes, Jack Crump, Leslie Hayes)


The Marine Corps demands; teamwork, discipline and devotion to duty.


Bill O'Rourke (nickname - Tabuzza)

Main Gate Sentry, Cpl. Guadalupe Lopez

I fight for Freedom,
I don't ask for much more,
My God, my Family
My Country, my Corps.

            Written by a Marine

Mike Mundee, ?, Sulie Bourque, Gregory Maskew,
Jimmy Newman, Tommy Millwood, ?, Gary Justus


It's God's responsibility to forgive terrorists. It's the Marine Corp's
responsibility to arrange the meetings.

Base Chapel at Mainside

Barracks at Mainside

They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us,
they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time.
          Colonel Chesty Puller, USMC, Chosen Reservoir, Korean War

(the most decorated Marine in history)


Which one is the real Marine?
(Houseboys Haugh and Bouchard with Bill O'Rourke)

Main Gate at Mainside



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