MY TOUR OF DUTY
My name is
Sergeant Walter Cleveland Harder IV. I was born in Beaumont,
Texas on October 30,1959.
I joined the United States Marine Corps on January 30,1980. Went to boot camp in San Diego, California platoon #2016 Echo Company. Graduated boot camp in May 1980.Went to Courthouse bay, Camp Le June, North Carlina to start my Electrical Equipment Repairman training (MOS # 1142). Graduated October 1980.
Received my first set of real orders to Engineer maintenance Company, 3rd Force Service Support Group, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Spent my first 4 years here. During that time I was stationed at Camp Fuji, Japan, Subic Bay, Phillippines Pusan, Korea. Reenlisted in October 1983 for 4 more years.
Then transferred to 9th Comm. battalion, Camp Pendleton Ca. From there I was on operation Bright Star 85. On that operation went to several different countries like Germany, Spain, Morocco and finally Egypt. In Egypt we were 50 miles from Libby while Kadafi was pulling all of his crap.
After that operation I reenlisted for 3 more years and transferred back to Camp Foster, 3rd Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan where I spent the next 2 years.
After that tour in Japan I was transferred back to the states to 7th Engineers 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Ca. During that time we went to Istanbul, Turkey. After I got back from Turkey I was discharged on June 9, 1989.
My Awards are as follows: Navy Achievement Medal, meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal w/2 stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/3 stars, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon w/1 star, and lastly 8th award rifle Expert.