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Old 05-19-2014, 14:41   #61
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Can anyone further assist in identifying the folks in this picture....
Far left way in the back - looks like Bob Huff. Worked out with the guys a lot. Very slender, whip like. Got out as a Sergeant.
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Old 05-19-2014, 17:42   #62
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The SGT in the very center of the front row looks like a guy I was in 2d Recon Bn. with named Gibson. He went to 2d Force Recon Co. in 1978ish? Could be wrong, about every Recon unit did MTTs in El Sal or Honduras during the late 70s- '80s. And looking at the barracks, its possibly Rosie Roads or Veiques. I'll run this picture through FRA.
Echanis was very close to and noted in his books reference the Development Team he'd assembled -

That a "Staff Sergeant O'Grady, 2 Force Recon, was a contributing member / representative for the Corps.

Can you check that out, too, please? And is O'Grady possibly in the photo?

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Old 05-19-2014, 17:45   #63
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Far left way in the back - looks like Bob Huff. Worked out with the guys a lot. Very slender, whip like. Got out as a Sergeant.
Thanks. Helpful. Something to follow up on. Was he 5th Group and if so do you recall which company?

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Old 05-19-2014, 17:54   #64
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O'Neal / Paaina

Gary O'Neal also noted in Echanis' books in the SORDG dedication.

His assignment at the time is given as "Staff Sergeant O'Neal, Ranger Instructor and 82nd Airborne Raider Recondo/Hand to Hand Combat Special Weapons Instructors' Team.

1st Class Petty Officer Paaaina, SEAL Team 2, is also noted. Do any SEAL/UDT members know of him? UDT/SEAL Association?

I am in touch with Master Chief Nissley and SGM Jakovenko reference this time period.

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Old 05-19-2014, 18:38   #65
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Thanks. Helpful. Something to follow up on. Was he 5th Group and if so do you recall which company?

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A/3/5th - may have been Jim Huff - but last name was Huff.
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Old 05-19-2014, 19:04   #66
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A/3/5th - may have been Jim Huff - but last name was Huff.
Thanks. Apprciate the assist.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:57   #67
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Echanis was very close to and noted in his books reference the Development Team he'd assembled -

That a "Staff Sergeant O'Grady, 2 Force Recon, was a contributing member / representative for the Corps.

Can you check that out, too, please? And is O'Grady possibly in the photo?

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Will do! It makes sense that O'Grady is from 2d Force, IF that's Gibson. And I may be wrong.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:16   #69
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Can anyone further assist in identifying the folks in this picture?

Back row I've identified Mike Echanis, Chuck Sanders, CW Evans, Jimmy Jackson.

Seeking to ID (possibly) Paul Glasser, Gary O'Neal and those others in back row.

Front row, kneeling, Master Chief Bob Nissley and Bru. Does anyone recognize the Marines, please?

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That is me standing next to Chuck in the back row.
I think that might be Jack Alvarez second from the left in back row.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:31   #70
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In response to the request on this thread to help ID those in a photo:

I am standing in the back row next to Chuck.
I think the second from the left in the second row might be Jack Alvarez. Jack would be the second from the left if you considered that there is a single man in the third row. Jack would be the third from the left if you were to decide there are only 2 rows.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:30   #71
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Scott, your post count shows only 2 posts and you have a join date of 2010. Your intro may have been lost in the intro thread that went missing. Make another to keep everyone on the same sheet.

And Yes, that does look like Jack. I saw him a couple of years ago and he is one of those people who age very well - looked about the same as he did in the younger years. He was like "I know you.." snapped his fingers a couple of times and "Pete, yeah that's it."

Wilcox the big bruiser?
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Old 06-11-2023, 06:48   #72
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Not an 8th SFGA flash but the branch unassigned colors jump wings oval we used to wear in Group and while going through SFTG unless you were assigned to the 10th SFGA or IMA which had different ovals.

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Yep!
Wore the baseball hat with wings and this background while in Training Group.

I seem to recall the wings on the baseball hat were silver not the black subdued like you would have thought. Can someone correct my old memories here?

Same background behind our wings on the Class A uniform.
Never wore the beret with or without the "candy flash" while in Training Group, only the coveted baseball hat. 1976-78 time-frame
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