Association Purpose

  Reuniting all eras of Marine Corps' 1st Recon Battalion, including members of the 1st Force Recon Company, Deep Reconaissance Platoon and the Amphibious Recon Company. Membership into this association of special warriors is free. The association's "Patrol Report" is published twice yearly with reunion information and other Recon news. Join by clicking on the Application link on the left.


Contact Information:

Many Patrol Report mailouts and emails are undelivered and returned to the Association due to incorrect or out of date addresses. Help the Association maintain contact; if you are not receiving the Patrol Report, email Charlie Kershaw at: and correct or update our records.

Thank You


To find someone you served with

If you know their name click on the appropriate letters under Member, Alphabetical. If you can's remember names click on the appropriate Company under Members, By Company. If you find someone whose email address is bad or not listed cross reference their name in the Alphabetical member listings.




*We have moved*


All future updates

will be on our new website.


As of March 11th, 2019

Click Here for new website 



We will be looking for feedback from the members,
of the 1st Recon Battalion Association on the new website. 

Thanks for stopping by 

Semper Fi





The 1st Marine Division Association (FMDA) & 1st Recon Battalion Association

Reunion will be held at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky,


3-12 August 2019 & Recon reunion events will be August 7-11, 2019.


Additional reunion details will be posted on our new website,
as they become available, and in the 2019 spring Patrol Report.





Commendation from the Commandant

The commendation was given to 1st and 3rd Recon Battalions and 1st and 3rd Force compainies at the Recon 50 reunion held in Oceanside April 21 - 24. Click Here to read the commendation.


Association News

 Moved to our new website.

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 Message from the 1st Recon Bn

Association President

We have moved to our new website.



Semper fidelis,

 Charlie Kershaw









1st Reconnaissance Battalion Memorial Remembrance

The 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association
We Remember

Memorial Day 2018
Semper Fidelis Memorial Park
Quantico, Virginia


1st Recon Lineage, Honors, & Commanding Officers 

    Hugh Campbell's Recon Reflections

    Larry Gifford's Thin Man patrol Account

       Texas Pete Patrol March 2, 1968


Col. Fred Vogel's 2000 Birthday Ball Speech 



Moved to the new website.


David Snider         John Bowcock         Manuel Garcia

Gary Husar            Chuck Fenwick        Michael Harder

Bob Bruno              Michael Holmes      Doug Wolfe     

Paul Young            Will Aalbertsberg    Leonel Perez       

Robert Farmer      Randy Kendall         Lennie Miller

Bill Davison            Robert Luster          Clint Howard

Bill Hatten                Mark Puig
          John C. Minahan


Member Sites 

 Glen Holthaus        Brian Riley                       Joe Orsen       

Ray Hildreth            Jim Batts                            Curtis Gruetzmacher

Harry Hayes             Robert Tracy                   Dalton Sportswear

Arthur Lipper          Michael LoGiudice          Arron Barringer  

Chuck Fenwick       Bill Woodier                      Michael Rosendahl

Doug Springer         Larry Keen                        Joe Welock         

Jason Swarr              David Wilson                   Tom Hyder

Frank Rego               Frank Eddy                      Gordon Ryan       

Dwight Griffin           Joseph Taussig             Floyd Ruggles

Maurice Nay             Jim Barta                         Paul Porter

John Holton             Richard Hall

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