Our Squadron is for all Marines who are or were part of Marine Air Command and Control. The name honors a small team of Marines who created an all weather bombing system in 1949 at Point Magu, California that evolved to become the Air Support Radar Team (ASRT). The equipment was sent to the Korean War as part of the 1st MAW, 1st MTACS. The radio call sign was Devastate Charlie. We are part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Click on the MCAA logo below for more information or to join. If you want to post stories or photos send them to craighullinger@gmail.com Semper Fi

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Major Samuel Griffith

Maj. Samuel Griffith.

A U. S. Marine Corps reservist stationed in West Palm Beach, who yearned to return to the cockpit of an F-18 Hornet, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.  Major Samuel Griffith, 36, was on his third tour of duty and his second in Afghanistan, his father, William Griffith, said by phone from his North Carolina home Wednesday evening. He was told by the Marine Corps that his son was shot, but he could not offer additional details.

He was commissioned into the Marine Corps in 1997 and flew F-18s. About two years ago, he became an inactive reservist in the Forward Air Control Unit for 4th Anglico, his father said.

Rest in Peace and Semper Fi, Marine

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