Porter, John, MSG

Ordnance (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
63Z-Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
Current/Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1987-2005, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)
Previously Held MOS
632-Tracked Vehicle Mechanic
62B-Construction Equipment Repairer
63C-General Vehicle Repairman
63H-Track Vehicle Repairer
Service Years
1960 - 1981
Foreign Language(s)
German
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Master Sergeant


Seven Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Veteran Army Civilian Retired Lapel Pin


 Military Association Memberships
359th Transportation Company AssociationPost 2013, Christensen-Tucker PostVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Army Transport Association Vietnam (ATAV)
4th Infantry Division Association
  2009, 359th Transportation Company Association [Verified]17 - Assoc. Page
  2011, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2013, Christensen-Tucker Post (Member) (Big Spring, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Army Transport Association Vietnam (ATAV) [Verified]
  2013, 4th Infantry Division Association [Verified]

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  74 Soldiers Remembered
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Rifle
Pistol
Ordnance

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, 5th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Leonard Wood, MO), D/351
 Unit Assignments
US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery Regiment2nd Armored Division (Forward)2nd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Armored Division2nd Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment1st Logistics Command359th Transportation Company
49th Quartermaster Group/240th Quartermaster Battalion1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division36th Medical Battalion
2nd Logistics CommandMAAG Cambodia/Military Assistance Delivery Team CambodiaNCO Academy Wightman (Cadre) 8th ArmyFort Dix, NJ
130th Engineer Brigade54th Engineer BattalionSustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) Staff, Fort Lee, VA/Quartermaster Center & School, Fort Lee
  1960-1961, 632, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1961-1962, 632, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery Regiment
  1961-1962, 632, 2nd Armored Division (Forward)
  1961-1962, 63C, 2nd Armored Division
  1962-1963, 63C, 2nd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment
  1963-1966, 3rd Armored Division
  1963-1966, 62B, 3rd Armored Division/HHD, 3rd Armored Division
  1966-1967, 63C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment
  1967-1968, 63C, 1st Logistics Command
  1967-1968, 63C, 359th Transportation Company
  1967-1968, 63C, 49th Quartermaster Group/240th Quartermaster Battalion
  1967-1968, 63C, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)/58th Field Depot (FD)
  1968-1968, 63C, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1968-1968, 63C, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1968-1971, 63C, 36th Medical Battalion
  1971-1974, 63H, 2nd Logistics Command
  1971-1974, 63H, Maintenance Battalion/D Company
  1973-1973, 63H, MAAG Cambodia/Military Assistance Delivery Team Cambodia
  1973-1973, 63H, NCO Academy Wightman (Cadre) 8th Army
  1974-1976, 63Z, US Army Training Center (Cadre) Fort Dix, NJ
  1976-1979, 63Z, 130th Engineer Brigade
  1976-1980, 63Z, 54th Engineer Battalion
  1979-1981, 63Z, 2nd Armored Division/Division Support Command (DISCOM)
  1980-1980, 63Z, Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) Staff, Fort Lee, VA/Quartermaster Center & School, Fort Lee
  1987-2005, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1961 Cold War Incident - Standoff at Checkpoint Charlie (East Germany)
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1963-1963 Training Exercise - Operation Big Lift '63
  1967-1968 Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Training Exercise - Reforger (Reforger I) '69
  1979-1979 Training Exercise - Reforger '79
  1980-1980 Training Exercise - Reforger '80
  1981-1981 Training Exercise - Reforger '81
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 25, 1967, MY DAU BORN1
  May 10, 1970, THE TWIN'S ARE BORN1
  Nov 18, 1998, 1st GRAND DAU1
  Mar 18, 2005, 1st GRANDSON BORN1
  Jan 17, 2009, 2nd GRANDSON1
  Jan 13, 2012, 3rd GRANDSON1
  Sep 04, 2013, General Photos
  Mar 11, 2015, GRANDSON #4 MICHAEL
  Jun 08, 2015, Message Photos
  Apr 26, 2017, GRANDSON #5 BORN
 Additional Information
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WORKED AT WHITE SAND'S MISSILE RANGE NM 1987 TO 2005 ( LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY DIRCTORATE ). TWO SON'S STILL THERE, RON AT THE PX, DON ( DUCK ) AT THE BOWLING ALLEY..
   
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