For Old Buddies--Information--Questions To Forums, etc.
listed as Find Old Buddies on MainPage)
USMC/Forums, etc. is intended as an extensive listing of numerous
Boards and related search/information sites that may assist you in
for the Marine you are looking for.
This MailCall USMC website has been online for nearly two years now.
continue to receive daily e-mails from those requesting search information
who have clearly not bothered to first read this page! Again, I do NOT
conduct searches for others! The information listed here is soley for those
who are willing to do the work for themselves; I have no "secrets" as to
finding people--all I know is already on this page! If you don't want to
do the work yourself, there are always those 1-800 numbers who advertise
on the popular media as well as the WWW. I know nothing of them except
they want bucks. Presumably, they also need a minimun of information to
start with, e.g. social security #, date of birth, name, etc.--something
most seem to be in the dark about, judging from the e-mail I receive.
For information regarding locating/contacting active duty, retired, discharged
Marines, service records requests, etc, please go to the HQMC
speculation that old time Marines are NOT computer friendly, thus the reason
so few old timers are involved on the Net, the following information is
offered. Did you know that you can buy an inexpensive WebTV (for instance)
and get on the Internet? And, you can get a free webpage at, e.g., The
Express Page, and put up your own Marine WebSite in just minutes--no
experience needed! Anybody can do it--I did!
is an extension/satellite site of Gunny G's Marines WebSites
Dick Gaines GySgt USMC Ret.
on several of the boards above. Better still, get your own board on your
above) and then link it here. In any case, link this Site to yours please.
Uses Marine Message Boards?
my own observation, the following are among those making use of these boards:
as we might expect, regular Marines looking for that old beer-drinking
buddy, ranging from just a short while ago to pre-WWII days. Also, those
seeking former boy/girl friends; ex-spouses; long lost relatives; Marines
searching for that known/unknown buddy or Corpsman who saved his bacon
in WWII, Korea or 'Nam; friends and relatives on behalf of someone near
death wishing to find old friends; those relatives and friends surviving
the death of a Marine and seeking his old comrades; sons/daughters who
never knew their Marine parent and wishing to find someone who did, etc.
who uses these boards, and I suspect, many, many more.That's why just
one "hit" makes it worthwhile!
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