Jan 22 2011

III Corps Signal Battalion USMC

Published by at 11:32 PM under Miscellaneous,People,Travels

I came home in January 1946 after spending 32 months overseas in WW II. I have many memories of my tour from  New Caledonia to North China. I was in Company “A”, Third Corps Signal Battalion, USMC. My MOS was field radio operator.

My whiskers are showing gray and my back is getting stiff. My thoughts often return to  my overseas duty. I know many of my former buddies have passed over the great divide. How many are left? If anyone reads this that were attached to my outfit, I’d like to hear from you.  Semper Fi!

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5 Responses to “III Corps Signal Battalion USMC”

  1. Teresa Sabalaon 04 Feb 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Al, I love your blog! Thank you for sharing your photos and perspectives.

    Have you heard of the Marine Corps League? They get together every Saturday morning for coffee. Breakfast optional. Quinn’s on Vista. 8:30 – 9:00. WWII to current day Marines. All welcome, members or not.

  2. Neil Vanceon 27 Feb 2012 at 6:19 PM


    I have a friend whose dad was in the Third Corps Signal Battalion — we don’t know which company. Her dad was on Peleliu, Guam, Okinawa, and in North China (Tientsin). He passed away a few years ago.

    If you get back to me I’ll put you folks in touch. I think she has some photos and stories from her dad.

  3. Ralph Zeccaon 10 Sep 2013 at 7:53 AM


    I have the same patch from my grandfather. My grandfather was over the same time as you. His name was Ted Deery. He was a corporal and then Sergeant with the 766 Signals Company in Tientsin. He was there from 1945-1946. I am looking for any stories about the unit, the men, and the area. Any guidance or help you may be able to provide would be most appreciated.



  4. Mara McMahonon 02 Feb 2016 at 4:46 PM

    My Father, Brooks Ehrman Cowart was in Iii Signal Corp on Guam and in China. Except for saying he sat on the beach on Guam a lot, he didn’t talk about his time in the Marines to me. He did open up a bit with my husband, who has a military background as well.
    Dad passed away a few years ago, and I have started going through and adding whatever information I can find on his service, to a Genealogy notebook. I’m just starting on this site, and want to thank you for sharing.

    Best Wishes to you and your’s,


  5. Reed Ruppon 23 May 2016 at 1:17 AM

    My great uncle, Emil Stimetz, was in A co III Corps Signal Bn from I believe 43 onward. He is still around and doing well as of May of 2016. I’ve been piecing together information on his service most of my life, and until recently have found out very little. Most of my family told me since I was very young not to mention his service or ask him about it as he spent almost a decade after the war in a VA hospital. As far as I know, besides his brother who passed away several years ago, I am the only one in the family he has mentioned his service to in the family after my deployment to Iraq in 2008.

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