Welcome. My name is Ron McCormick. My father (Ronald G. McCormick) is a veteran of the Korean War. He served with B Battery 143rd Field Artillery 40th
Infantry Division in Japan and Korea. This site was created to honor my Dad and all the men of the 143rd who served in Korea.
Here is a little bit about me.
First I am a Christian, second a husband, father, Marine and then I work.
Munsonville NH will always be home to me.
I graduated High School from South Kortright Central School just north of the Catskill Mountains in Delaware County, NY. Go Rams!
I served Honorably in the United States Marine Corps from Sept. 9, 1985 to Sept. 8, 1993. Camp Pendleton's 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division was my home away from home. Golf Company, Headquarters & Service Company, and Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon were the units I directly served with. I have had the privilege of traveling to Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bangladesh.
I attended Boot Camp at lovely Parris Island, SC, Plt 1096. 1985
Promoted to PFC on December 5th, 1985
Infantry Training School (0311) was at Camp Geiger, NC, Company B. 1986
Promoted to LCpl on March 1st, 1986
Mountain Warfare Training Center, Assault Climbers Crs. Bridgeport, Ca. 1986
Promoted to Cpl on October 1st, 1986
Jungle Operations Training Center, Jungle Expert. Fort Sherman, Panama.1986
Meritorious Mast, December 16th, 1986
Small Unit Leaders Supporting Arms Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1987
Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course. Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1987
Combat Squad Leaders Course. Okinawa, Japan. 1987
Meritorious Mast, April 16th, 1988
Small Unit Leaders Supporting Arms Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1988
Certificate of Good Conduct 1st Award, September 8th, 1988
Letter of Appreciation, October 4th, 1988
NCO Academy Nonresident Program, Marine Corps Institute. 1989
Promoted to Sgt on February 1st, 1990
Infantry Platoon Sergeant Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1990
Scout Sniper School, 1st Mar Div (class 2/90 closed when Iraq invaded Kuwait)
Combat Pistol Instructors Course, Camp Pendleton, Ca. 1990
Scout Sniper School, 1st Mar Div (pulled from class 3/90 and sent to Gulf War)
Certificate of Good Conduct 2nd Award, September 8th, 1991
I served honorably in the Army National Guard for 1 year in the following units.
C Co 3rd Bn 172d Infantry (MT) New Hampshire Army National Guard 1994
A Co 2nd Bn 124th Infantry Florida Army National Guard 1995
United States Marine Corps, Scout/Sniper Association. Combat Member.
The 40th Infantry Division Association, California Chapter.
Currently I live in Central Florida with my lovely wife Sandy, son Caleb, 13 chickens, 1 cockatiel, and some fish.
My Medals, Ribbons and Badges
Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (1 bronze star), National Defense Medal, South West Asia Service Medal (2 bronze stars), Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2 bronze stars), Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Rifle Expert (3rd award), Pistol Expert (1st award).