We the Marines of Marine Barracks Washington Ceremonial Honor Guard wish to thank all of the Soldiers Angels who constantly think of us. We extend our hearts to you and your Angel network. Thank you for the delicious cake. We are forwarding a photo of the Marines in the S-3 Operations Section who work so hard ensuring that all of our ceremonies are flawless, thank you once again. Pictured in the dress uniform is Gunnery Sergeant William J. Dixon, the Marine Corps Funeral Director.
Master Sergeant, USMC, William R. Pettit. 09-11-18 to 06-16-01. Veteran of WWII 1941-1945 (POW) Korean War 1950-1953 (POW). Upon returning home, he then served as a Military Police Chief at the Marine Core Supply Center in Barstow, CA until he left active service in 1953. He was in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1969. He then served Barstow, CA as a police officer for 16 yrs. A patriot, a hero, a gentleman...my father-in-law. RIP Pop.