Porter, John, MSG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
63Z50-Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1987-2005, Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)
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


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

68 kb

Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
OCONTO WI
Last Address
3611 TINGLE ST
BIG SPRING

Date of Passing
Nov 09, 2018
 
Location of Interment
Mount Olive Cemetery - Big Spring, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Army Civilian Retired Lapel Pin Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
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
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 Ribbon Bar

Rifle
Pistol
Ordnance

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
Click here to see Training
  1960, 5th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Leonard Wood, MO), D/351
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery2nd Armored Division (Forward)2nd Armored Division
2nd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment3rd Armored Division2nd Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment1st Logistical Command
359th Transportation Company 240th Quartermaster Battalion1st Battalion, 14th Infantry 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
36th Medical Battalion2nd Logistical CommandMilitary Assistance Delivery Team Cambodia, MAAG CambodiaNCO Academy Wightman (Cadre) 8th Army
HQ, US Army Training Center (Infantry) Fort Dix, NJ130th Engineer Brigade54th Engineer BattalionDivision Support Command (DISCOM) 2nd Armored Division
Quartermaster Center & School (Staff) Fort Lee
  1960-1961, 632.10, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1961-1962, 632.10, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery
  1961-1962, 632.10, 2nd Armored Division (Forward)
  1961-1962, 63C10, 2nd Armored Division
  1962-1963, 63C10, 2nd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment
  1963-1966, 3rd Armored Division
  1963-1966, 62B20, HHC, 3rd Armored Division
  1966-1967, 63C10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment
  1967-1968, 63C10, HHD, 1st Logistical Command
  1967-1968, 63C10, 359th Transportation Company
  1967-1968, 63C10, 240th Quartermaster Battalion
  1967-1968, 63C10, 58th Field Depot (FD), US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
  1968-1968, 63C10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry
  1968-1968, 63C10, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1968-1971, 63C10, 36th Medical Battalion
  1971-1974, 63H10, 2nd Logistical Command
  1971-1974, 63H10, D Company, Maintenance Battalion
  1973-1973, 63H10, Military Assistance Delivery Team Cambodia, MAAG Cambodia
  1973-1973, 63H10, NCO Academy Wightman (Cadre) 8th Army
  1974-1976, 63Z50, HHC, HQ Army Training Center (Staff) Fort Dix, NJ
  1976-1979, 63Z50, 130th Engineer Brigade
  1976-1980, 63Z50, 54th Engineer Battalion
  1979-1981, 63Z50, Division Support Command (DISCOM) 2nd Armored Division
  1980-1980, 63Z50, Quartermaster Center & School (Staff) Fort Lee
  1987-2005, Army Garrison 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 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V 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
  Jan 26, 2018, Forum Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
RETIRED
HISTORIAN, WEB ADMIN FOR THE 359th TRANS CO ASSOCIATION (VIETNAM). HTTP:WWW.359THTRANSCO.COM
   
Other Comments:
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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