1st Recon Battalion Association


Message from: Ronald V Overton Alpha Co. Mar. 1968-Nov. 1969 January 11th, 2018  (1:02:36pm EST)

Message to 1st Recon Battalion Association

I joined years ago but not active. I will be attending CS this Aug - my 50th and also next year (2019) wherever. I want to contact anyone that I served with that is still around and get them to fall out if at all possible. I was company clerk and later admin chief and am very much looking forward to August.   "See you in August Ron, God Willing"

The USS Johnson, a Navy Destroyer named after PFC Ralph Henry Johnson who was awarded a MOH for his heroic actions on March 5, 1968. The USS Johnson will be commissioned on March 24 in Charleston, S.C. Charlie Kershaw has contacted the XO of the USS Johnson and we are collecting names and contact information of those who wish to attend the ceremony and represent the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association.

 “The 1st Recon Bn Assoc. is putting together a list of 1st Recon Battalion Marines and Corpsmen who would like to attend the commissioning of the USS Johnson, DDG 114 in Charleston, South Carolina on March 24, 2018. This group will sit together and officially represent the 1st Recon Bn Assoc. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer was named after PFC Ralph Henry Johnson who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War.

Johnson used his body to shield two fellow Marines from a grenade, absorbing the blast and dying instantly in March, 1968. Details are still being put together. If you are interested, please e-mail: your name; the name of spouse if attending; home address; telephone number to David Snider at docsnidley@aol.com ASAP

Ingalls Shipbuilding made a superb video that was played at the Christening. Please take some time to check it out!    CLICK HERE

USS Ralph Johnson

DDG 114

Email from: Doc Snider

Sunday, January 07, 2018

02:22 pm

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Message from your Webmaster

From: Herman Jonse November 11, 2017

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 09:00 pm
Subject: Frank Durham

Hostage 1-0, 

 I saw your request in the Patrol report and Frank is in Heaven now.  We lost him in 98 or 99. I visited with Frank in 1985/1986. Franks is an Ace and a true warrior.

 I’m not aware of the status of the other Cayenne team members that you did an emergency extract on July 25,1968. I was with Bravo Co 1st Recon BN (Jun 68-Jul 69). Thanks for reaching out.

Semper Fi,

Herman Jonse Jr

Retired (MGySgt USMC)

Past Messages part 1 of 4

USMC Silent Drill Platoon

Date:  July 11th, 2018

From:  Walt Reed 

Sir, I spent 27 years in the Corps, retiring 4-1-1983. I was a Plt. Cmdr. in Charlie Co. in 1965, base in Chu Lia. Please add my email address to the website waltreed58@gmail.com and to my contacts list.

Thank you,

Semper Fi,

I'm 80

Phone: 702-353-4199


Chu Lia 1965

Robert Martinez Tulsa, Oklahoma Story 11/8/2019

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