MARWICK L KEMP
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 55 OF THE WALL

MARWICK LEROY KEMP

WALL NAME

MARWICK L KEMP

PANEL / LINE

32W/55

DATE OF BIRTH

06/24/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/18/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PENSACOLA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Escambia County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

GSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARWICK LEROY KEMP
POSTED ON 1.25.2018
POSTED BY: James Shirley, USMC 1964-1968

3/26 Runion 2018 Pensacola Florida

Joe Hancock.
I was in Vietnam 66-67 with M/3/26. Trying to locate Gunny Kemp family or friends. going to honor Gunny Kemp at the Vietnam memorial in Pensacola Florida Feb.24 2018. Are you coming to the reunion? Please call me at 850-384-7680
Thanks,
James Shirley
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POSTED ON 10.8.2017
POSTED BY: James H. Shirley

3/26 Marine Vietnam Reunion

3/26 Marines having reunion in Pensacola Florida on February 21-24,2018. The battalion would like to honor GYSGT Marwick Kemp and PFC Michael Sprinkle on Friday, Feb.23 at the Pensacola Vietnam memorial park. Need help trying to contact their families to attend the ceremony.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2016

Remembering a brave Marine

I served with Kemp in Echo Company, 2nd Bn, 4th Marines during Operation Texas. I joined the company in August 1965. Kemp was in weapons platoon so I did not know him until Operation Texas. After the operation, it seemed every time we (Marines) turned our heads, there was a General there to promote him. We believe he was the ONLY Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps who was not old enough to go to a bar and drink. LOL I remember him walking around all the time with a walking stick. On patrols, missions, etc, we could always identify Kemp and his stick. Kemp and I rotated back to the US at the same time. We were too short to join the company for Operation Prairie. They had walked into a 51 cal ambush and had lots of casualties. Kemp and I were at the LZ at Dong Ha when the casualties came in. We assisted in taking our Brothers bodies off the helos, knowing each of them as we worked. We both broke down afterwards. That was the last time I saw him. I just learned that he returned and was killed in action in 1969. Rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 6.7.2014

A Great Marine

Mark was the youngest Gunnery Sargent in the history of the Marine Corp. I met Mark as a young car salesman that had got out of the Marine Corp. in 1965. He went back for a third tour. His wife was pregnant and he never got to see his first child or his beautiful wife again. I wish could make contact with family. I'm still married to Jane which will be 48 years in August. Mark loved the Corp.
Ronnie Robinson
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear GSGT Marwick Leroy Kemp, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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