Unit Details

5th Marine Regiment

[5thMR]

as of 9 July 1950

Unit Info  

The 5th Marines were deployed during August 1950 to Pusan, Korea. Participated in the Korean War, operating from Pusan Perimeter, Inchon-Seoul, Chosin Reservoir, East Central Front, Western Front. Participated in the defense of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, July 1953-February 1955. Relocated during March 1955 to Camp Pendleton, California.

CO Commanding Officer

XO Executive Officer

S1 - Personnel Section

S2 - Intelligence Section

S3 - Plans and Operations Section

S4 - Logistics Section

AS - Adjutant Section

CS - Chaplain Section

DS - Dental Section

MS - Medical Section

SS - Supply Section

OS - Ordnance Section

MTS - Motor Transportation Section

SSS - Special Services Section

DIS - Disbursing Section

COM - Communication Section

HS - Communication Section

NG - Naval Gun Fire

TAC - Tactical Air Control

WC - Weapons Company

RGP - 1st 75-mm. Recoilless Gun Platoon

Regimental Organization

CO - Commanding Officer

Rank Name From To Status
 Lt. Col.  Raymond L. Murray   88/88/88   88/88/88  
Lt. Col.  Raymond L. Murray 10 June 1950-14 March 1951 10Jun50 14Mar51  
Col. Richard W. Hayward 15 March 1951-5 August 1951 15Mar51 5Aug51  
Col. Richard G. Weede 6 August 1951-18 November 1951      
Col. Frank P. Hager, Jr. 19 November 1951-23 February 1952      
Col. Thomas A. Culhane, Jr. 24 February 1952-15 August 1952      
Col.  Eustace R. Smoak 16 August 1952-9 December 1952      
Col.  Lewis W. Walt 10 December 1952-13 April 1953      
Col.  Harvey C. Tschirgi 14 April 1953-1 August 1953      
Col.  Rathvon McC. Thompkins 2 August 1953-1 February 1954      
Col.  Elby D. Martin 2 February 1954-18 July 1954      
Col.  Hamilton M. Hoyler 19 July 1954-29 November 1954      
Col.  Robert H. Rudd 30 November 1954-25 June 1955      
         
         
         
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XO - Executive Officer

Rank Name From To Status
            
   (name)   88/88/88   88/88/88  xxxm

S1 - Personnel Section

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt.  Weed, Alton C.  88/88/88   88/88/88   KIA 
CWO   Thompson, Paul F.  88/88/88   88/88/88  xxxm
   Davis, Eugene C., Jr.  88/88/88   88/88/88  xxxm

S2 - Intelligence Section

Rank Name From To Status
 Maj.   Esterline, William C.  88/88/88   88/88/88   KIA 
 1st Lt. Cooley, Richard A.  88/88/88   88/88/88  xxxm

S3 - Plans and Operations Section

Rank Name From To Status
Lt. Col.   Walters, George F., Jr.  88/88/88   88/88/88    
Maj. Spiker, Theodore T.  88/88/88   88/88/88   
Capt. Captain Andrew M. Zimmer  88/88/88   88/88/88   
1st Lt. Roberts, Jaries F.  88/88/88   88/88/88   

S4 - Logistics Section

Rank Name From To Status
Maj.  Wallace, Harold  88/88/88   88/88/88    
 (rank)  Glover, William R.  88/88/88   88/88/88   
1st Lt.  Price, Robert G.  88/88/88   88/88/88   

AS - Adjutant Section

Rank Name From To Status
 2nd Lt.   Christolos, John N.   =   =   KIA 
 (rank)   (name)   88/88/88   88/88/88  xxxm

CS - Chaplain Section

Rank Name From To Status
Lt. Cmdr.
USN
Ingvolstad, Orlando Jr
Lt. USN Tennant, William G.
Lt(jg) USN Hickkey, Bernard L.

DS - Dental Section

Rank Name From To Status
Lt. Cmndr USN Kelly, Jak J.

MS - Medical Section

Rank Name From To Status
Lt(jg) USN Larsen, William E.

SS - Supply Section

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Rufe, John V.
2nd Lt. Stewart, Gerald R.
Brown, Clifford J., Sr.

OS - Ordnance Section

Rank Name From To Status
CWO Parrise, Bill E.

MT - Motor Transportation Section

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Trax, Willia, F. A.

SSS - Special Services Section

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Croker, William G.

DIS - Disbursing Section

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Shaw, Kenneth l.
CWO Robertson, John E.
CWO Hansberry, Dean R.

COM - Communication Section

Rank Name From To Status
Maj. Boyd, Kenneth B.
WO Miceal, Harold J.

HS - Headquarters and Service Company

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Suinick, Ralph M.
1st Lt. Alison, James O.

NG - Naval Gun Fire

Rank Name From To Status
Lt. USN Ragon, Jerry C.

TAC - Tactical Air Control

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Jillisky, Leo R.

WC - Weapons Company

Rank Name From To Status
   

RGP - 75mm Recoilless Gun Plt.

Rank Name From To Status
   

1st Battalion


  
1st Battalion 5th Marines

2nd Battalion


  
2nd Battalion 5th Marines

3rd Battalion


  
3rd Battalion 5th Marines

 

 

1st Row

LtCol George R Newton

LtCol Harold S Roise

LtCol Robert D Taplett

2nd Row

LtCol Raymond L Murray

LtCol Lawrence C Hays Jr.

3rd row

Maj R. M. Colland

ltCol eorge F Walters Jr.

Capt John V Huff

Maj Kenneth B Boyd

Maj Harold Wallace

Maj William C Esterline

4th Row

Capt Ralh M Sudnick

Lt Robert M Lucy

Lt Almarion S Bailey

Lt Leo R Jillisky

Lt Alton C Weed

Capt Gearl M English

WO Harold J Michael

CWO Bill E Parrish

 

 

5th Marines

Lt. Col. Ray Murray's Fifth Marines

5th MARINE REGIMENT

 

CO LCol Raymond L. Murray

ExO LCol Joseph L. Stewart

S-3       Maj Lawrence W. Smith, Jr.

Communications

Maj Kenneth B. Boyd

2ndLt Harold A. Thomas

(WIA,11Dec)

Surgeon

Cdr Chester Lessenden, MC, USN

Lt(jg) Alan A. Basinger, MC, USN

Lt(jg) Howard P. Creaves, MC, USN

Chaplain

Lt Bernard L. Hickey, ChC, USN

Lt Orlando Ingvolstadt, ChC, USN

 

Antitank Company

CO Capt Rex O. Dillow

ExO 1stLt Almarion S. Bailey

CoO 1stLt Donald E. Estes

2ndLt Paul R. Fields

2ndLt Charles M. C. Jones

 

4.2-Inch Mortar Company

CO 1stLt Robert M. Lucy

ExO 2ndLt Tom L. Gibson

CoO 2ndLt Rollie D. Newsom

2ndLt Wendell O. Beard

 

Headquarters-&-Service Company

CO Capt Jack Hawthorn