Looking for information on the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines

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ekmoore9
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Your Gulf War Unit: not assigned (helping veteran from 1/7)

Looking for information on the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines

Post by ekmoore9 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:29 pm

Hi all. I hope no one minds me being here. I'm actually not a veteran, but I'm assisting a veteran with his VA Benefits claim, specifically PTSD. I've been trying to find information on what the 1/7's role was in Operation Desert Shield, with specifics where possible, and I'm finding basically the same information over and over (and it's too general to be useful for his appeal). Can anyone point me to any resources, online or otherwise (other than directly contacting the DOD, which I have done) that will give details on the 1/7's role and experiences? I would really, really appreciate it (and so would the veteran).

Thank you so much for your time in reading this and (hopefully) responding. Even more so, thank you all for your service and sacrifices for me, my family, and my country.

Erin
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redfish
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Location: North Carolina

Re: Looking for information on the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine

Post by redfish » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:10 pm

Bless ya for helping a friend. I'm just gonna throw some stuff out there and we'll see if somethin' stix:

After Action Reports on line from his unit
Find buddies on facebook or military.com or veterans benefits network
look up the units history online
http://unitpages.military.com/unitpages ... ?id=719923
http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/r ... story.html
http://www.i-mef.usmc.mil/external/1stm ... thmarregt/
http://www.1-7marineskorea.com/history.htm
http://orbat.com/site/history/historica ... m1991.html

TF Ripper (7th Marine Regiment) (Major General John L. Hopkins)

1-5 Marine Bn with Co A, 1st Tk Bn, 3rd Plt, AT Co, 3rd Tk Bn & Co A, 3rd Aslt

Amphib Bn under command

1-7 Marine Bn [-] with Co A, 3rd Tk Bn, AT Plt [-], HQ Co, 7th Marines & Co D [-], 3rd

Aslt Amphib Bn under command

3rd Tank Bn [-] with Co A, 1-7 Marines, 1st Plt, Co D, 3rd Aslt Amphib Bn under command

Co D, 3rd LAI Bn

2nd Plt, Co C, 1st Recon Bn

2nd Plt, Co C, 2nd Aslt Amphib Bn

*** Dig through the posts on this website. I've seen alot of posts go by on here about task force "Ripper". You could email them and maybe they will get back with ya.
Shield/Storm
18th Airborne Corps
24th Infantry Division
197th Infantry 72 ENGR CO
Assault and Barrier Pltn
"Sledgehammer"
ekmoore9
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Re: Looking for information on the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine

Post by ekmoore9 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:29 pm

Thank you, Redfish! I really appreciate it!!

Erin
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