GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2004, 07:33   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Carlson's Raiders

Looking for info on any Raiders from 1943-1944 USMC. My father was a Raider in the 40s. He was shot in Bougainville in 1944. He is still living in Colorado. I know there are a few Raiders still living from that time, and I am trying to seek them out for my Pop. He was my main reason for going into the USMC. I myself was in the 3rd MAW 1965-1972. Anyone know of any Raiders, or someone who does let me know. Here is a picture of my Pop in 1943 in Bougainville, 2nd from the left carring his BAR.
Thanks For Looking, Jess
Veteran's Forum
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 21:10   #2
7677
Senior Member
 
7677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: The State Of Confusion
Posts: 2,332
Send a message via AIM to 7677 Send a message via Yahoo to 7677
Tonka,
I would have put in touch with my grandfather but he passed away last month. We spent a lot of time with the Raiders.
__________________
"TOUJOURS PRET"
7677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 21:13   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'm sorry to here about your loss. I would just bet he was a great Man.
SEMPER FI
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 21:15   #4
7677
Senior Member
 
7677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: The State Of Confusion
Posts: 2,332
Send a message via AIM to 7677 Send a message via Yahoo to 7677
JlazyH,
I thank you for your kind words.
__________________
"TOUJOURS PRET"

Last edited by 7677; 06-28-2004 at 19:17..
7677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2004, 18:43   #5
Citadel
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 6
My roommate's dad was with 4th Raiders. Russell Farmer. Don't know if he's still alive. Been about 20 years since I saw him.
__________________
You are what you do when it counts.
Citadel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2004, 18:08   #6
CarlosDJackal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 12,307


There might be something in these websites that could be of some help:

http://www.usmarineraiders.org/index2.html

http://www.usmcraiders.com/1AnnFact.htm

http://www.network54.com/Forum/54215

Good luck!!
CarlosDJackal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2004, 11:21   #7
jay.shebuski
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mosul, Iraq
Posts: 452
Jlazy

...I had some orthopedic work done, several years ago, @ the Ft Lewis, WA hopsital.

My room mate, for about a week while I recovered, was a gentlemen who was a "raider" or so professed to be. He had some "heart" work done.

..though I have forgotten his name, suspect he is still in the Tacoma/Seattle area.

He was a tough old bird. He got up to go to the head, and accidently pulled out one of the IVs he had in him. Being on blood thinners, he was shooting blood all over the room.

...I couldn't get out of bed to help him (ie I still had some anti-shock trousers on and a couple cathiders in me also)..rang the nurse, no response..so talked him through sitting down and putting direct pressure on the bleeder w/a bed sheet.

..an X-ray tech, coming down the hall to take pictures of my chest, heard us both yelling for help..and fetched the staff.

..they came several minutes later.

The staff had to move me out of the room, to take the x-rays...as there was so much blood on the walls and the floor, they couldn't get the mobile x-ray machine in the room w/out causing more of a mess.

He made it through,..as I checked on him several days later. They had moved him down the hall..closer to the chief nurse station.

...would like to talk to him myself, if you run him down.

Best of luck in your search,

Jay
jay.shebuski is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 22:31.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,099
310 Members
789 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31