Beaufort’s Richard Robinson, 66, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1977. After Boot Camp at Parris Island, he trained in physical security at the Military Police School before serving at MCAS New River.
Robinson was an MP at a variety of Marine Corps stations including three tours in Beaufort (Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort) and two in Okinawa. As a graduate of the FBI National Academy he was Provost Sergeant at 29 Palms, Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort. He retired with 29 years of service in 2006 as a Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Thereafter, he served as a civil servant physical security specialist at MCAS Beaufort and Parris Island for 12 more years. His wife, Rosella, served as a Marine for 10 years; three of his sons are Marines and his daughter finished law school and works for the Veterans Administration.
– Compiled by John Chubb, American Legion Post 9. For nominations, contact email@example.com.