Michael St Clair

USMC Class 38th OCC/BC 3-66 Alumni Profiles

Edward (Mike) StClair

Date: June 21, 2007 
Nick Name: Mike                                                   Co. & Platoon OCS: D2
Wife’s Name: Cynthia (Cindy)                              Co. & Platoon TBS: D5
Kid’s Name: Daniel (26), Michael (22)                MOS: 0302 / 0202 / 9953
Address: Removed                                                Rank: Major
San Diego, CA 92131

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Email:  Removed

After leaving Quantico: Drove to Treasure Island with Bob Stimson and awaited a plane

Vietnam Tour: 1959–1961; 1966-1967; 1970-1971

Attached To: US Embassy (1959-1961); First MarDiv (1966-1967 & 1970-1971)

Jobs in Nam: Recon Platoon Cmdr; S-2 Rifle Company Cmdr; Div Staff Officer

Locations in Nam: Chu Lai and DaNang

Operations in Nam: Too many to remember – I patrolled west of Chu Lai and DaNang in Recon and ran rifle company operations in D/1/1

Experiences to Share:

Never having any of my Marines killed

Didn’t have any

Favorite Memories:
In Service:
Making regular officer 1966. Meeting my Drill Instructor –we were
both officers then.

After Service:
Finished college; working in computer technology industry; becoming
a teacher; retiring; shooting on the USA veterans Long Range Rifle
Team (2006-2007)

Medals Received:
2 Bronze Stars, Viet Cross of Gallantry

In Service:
Platoon Cmdr A Co 1st Recon Bn (Vietnam); Platoon Cmdr/XO 2nd
Force Recon, Camp Lejeune – Med Cruise; AWS, Quantico. (Back to
Vietnam-Co D/1/1) I-I G/2/23, Los Alamitos, CA; MCRD San Diego
Co A Co Recruit Training Bn; XO 1st RT Bn, Director DI School

Other Comments:

I am still in contact with my Drill Instructor from Parris Island in 1955,
he lives 50 miles north of me.

I was fortunate to have served half my time as an officer and half as an enlisted Marine. I got a kick out of OCS, as a former drill instructor (MCRD, San Diego 1962-1964); it was fun to be back in the ranks again, most of the time I was laughing at myself acting like a recruit again.

I was always most impressed with my fellow officer candidates and how fast they learned things that had taken me much longer.

He served in the United States Marines for 30 years.

WEAVERVILLE– Michael J. St. Clair, age 75, of Weaverville, died Friday, September 1, 2017.

Mr. St. Clair was born January 14, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA. He served in the United States Marines for 30 yrs. He was the husband of the late Judith St. Clair who died in 2008.


Surviving are his wife of seven years, Carol McMichael; daughter, Stephanie St. Clair and grandson, Ryan Cleveland.


His memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Grace Episcopal Church, Asheville. West Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Thanks for your serice Marine

Go in peace Mike and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.