Wayne "Gunny" Harmon (R)  for  U.S. Congress (IN-7th) 2016
  

 

 

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  January 1, 1981;  Nominated to the United States Naval Academy by 
                                U.S. Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr.

  November 1, 1982;  Marine Corps Recruit Depot - San Diego, California,
                                    Platoon  #3101.

  1983;  "Operation Bear Hunt", (South Korea), PFC Harmon supported 'B' Co. 1st
  Track Vehicle Battalion, 3rd Marine Division near the DMZ after the USSR shot down
  South Korean Airline Flight # 007 (KAL 007) on September 1, 1983.

  1991;  "Operation Desert Storm", (Japan 1989-1991), Sergeant Harmon was not
  deployed to the Middle East.

  2002;  " Exercise Ulchi-Focus Lens", (South Korea), Gunnery Sergeant Harmon
  supported III MEF (3rd Marine Expeditionary Force), G-6 (communications section)
  at Camp Mu Juk, Pusan, South Korea.

  2003;  "Operation Iraqi Freedom", (Kuwait / Iraq), Gunnery Sergeant Harmon
  supported S-6 (communications section), 1st Battalion 11th Marine Artillery
  Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I MEF. 'G' Battery, 7th Regiment Royal Horse
  Artillery was attached to 1st Bn. 11th Marines up to Al-Nasiriyah, Iraq. 1st Bn.
  11th Marines were in Direct Support Mission for RCT-1 (Regimental Combat Team-1,
  1st Marine Regiment along with 3/1, 1/4 and 2/23).

  November 1, 2005;  Retired as a Gunnery Sergeant after 23 years of
                                    United States Naval Service.



  Military Units;
  'L' Co. 3rd Recruit Training Bn, MCRD     9th Marine Corps Recruiting District
  'B' Co. 1st Track Vehicle Bn.                    1st Bn 9th Marine Infantry Regt. (BLT 1/9)
  4th Marine Infantry Regt. (31st MAU)       Amphibious Assault Vehicle School Bn.
  Det. Communications Co. (-), HqBn.        3rd Bn. 25th Marine Infantry Regt.
  'A' Co. 8th Tank Bn.                                  H&S Co. 8th Tank Bn.
  Communications Co.(-), HqBn.                 1st Bn 11th Marine Artillery Regt.



  Military Training;
  Amphibious Assault Vehicle Course,  Camp Pendleton, CA.
  Jungle Survival Training, Subic Bay, Philippines
  Scuba Diving Training, Okinawa, Japan
  SNCO Career Course, Quantico, VA
  SNCO Advance Course, Missouri
  Radio Chief Course, 29 Palms, CA
  System Chief Course, 29 Palms, CA
  *Amphibious Warfare School (NR-PME)
  *Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, (Pacific Command), 29 Palms, CA
  Operations & Communications Chief Course, 29 Palms, CA
  * (denotes require courses for officers)

Military Awards;

Navy Commendation Medal

 

Combat Action Ribbon

Presidential Unit Citation

 

Navy Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation

 

Good Conduct Medal

SMCR Medal

 

National Defense Medal

Global War on Terror Exped. Medal

 

Global War on Terror Serv. Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

 

Outstanding Vol. Serv. Medal

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

 

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Badges; Rifle and Pistol

 

Letters of Appreciation

Cold War Certificate

 

Silver Dollar, 1st Salute

Korean Eagle, Star & Anchor

 

Brazilian Amphibious Warfare Badge

 




First Deployment
June 1983, BLT 1/9
1st Bn 9th Marine Regt.
3rd Marine Division
USS Fresno, LST-1182



   Near The DMZ, South Korea
   October 1983   
   1st Track Vehicle Battalion
   3rd Marine Division

   
Al-Rustamiyah Iraqi Army Base
Baghdad,  April 2003
1st Bn. 11th Marine Artillery Regt.
1st Marine Division
(GySgt Harmon, lower left)



   Final Redeployment
   June 2003
   




    Corporal Donald Harmon                                         GySgt. Wayne Harmon
    [Military Police Officer]                                             [Communications Chief]


    Purple Heart  (Battle of Saipan)                               Navy Commendation Medal
    Combat Action Ribbon                                             Combat Action Ribbon
    Presidential Unit Citation                                         Presidential Unit Citation
    Good Conduct Medal                                               Good Conduct Medal

     BLUE STAR FATHER











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