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Navy-Marine Corps MARS in Vietnam

MARS Questionnaire


A project for the USMC Historical Division is seeking written and oral histories of service and civilian personnel who participated as operators and users in the MARS (Military Affiliated Radio System) program.  Although the main focus is Navy/Marine Corps MARS during the Vietnam Era, contributions from all services and all eras are welcome and encouraged.    Questions marked with ** require an answer.

We will not be able to reply to all emails in a personal fashion.  We may however wish to contact you for some follow-up questions, etc.  If you are willing, please include your phone number.

Please provide the following contact information:

First 

MI  

      Last** 

Name
Street Address
Address (cont.)
City
State/Province ZIP 

Work 

       Home 

Phone 
E-mail**

 

Must be 10 characters minimum - pad with spaces on right if needed.

Service Affiliation: (Which service were you in when you worked/used MARS?)

CAN WE PUBLISH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS / EMAIL ADDRESS TO OTHER RESPONDENTS? Yes No

You were/are a: Military Operator Civilian Operator Military User Civilian User Interested Party
Amateur Call Sign:      

Personal MARS Call:   

List your MARS assignments in the spaces below: ( All dates -- mm/dd/yy if possible)

MARS Call: From: To: Rank: Unit: Location:

List others you worked with either at your station or on the air:

Name Rank From To Call Sign Location or Unit

 

Were you a licensed amateur while working MARS? Yes No

When did you become licensed?                             

Are you still licensed?                                           Yes No

How old were you when licensed?                        

How old were you when joined MARS?                 

How did you get started in amateur radio?   

Which Armed Service did you join?         

When did you join the Armed Forces?         

When did you leave the Armed Forces?       

What was your final rank?                          

What was your primary MOS?                     

How many years did you serve in your primary MOS? 

Marines - did you also hold an 8981 MOS?    Yes No

What was your assignment prior to being assigned to MARS (Unit Location)? 

What transpired to get you an assignment to MARS?    

 

Other than Vietnam, did you have your own personal radio or just

use the 602 station for ham operating?

Personal 602

THESE BOXES WILL KEEP ROLLING UP SO TYPE AS MUCH AS YOU WANT/NEED.

Do you have any artifacts you can copy or donate? I.e.: DNC-5, DNC-8, DNC-8A etc.,

MARSGRAM, Logs, Citations, Letters, Pictures, etc.

(We will accept scanned images sent to our mailbox. JPEG format please.)  

  Please List:

 

Tell us your story, for instance:  How did you get started in MARS? 

Tell us stories of your experiences.

Any special calls you made or received?

How did your MARS experience affect you?  Need more room - email us.

 

Any thing else you would like to add?  More stations, more operators?

  

Thank you, we appreciate your participation!

Dr. Daniel L. Borgman, Ph.D.

SSgt USMC 1967-1971

                                        

DLBorgman
Copyright 2002-2006 D.L. Borgman  All rights reserved.
Revised: 11/14/2006