CWO5 Richard Abbot

Original hometown:  Lewistown, Montana

Current hometown: Stafford, VA

Employer: Retired, most recently employed by BAE Systems supporting Infantry Weapons, Marine Corps Systems Command

Veteran status and Branch of service:  Retired, United States Marine Corps

Years of Service: 1969-2004

Rank:  Chief Warrant Officer 5

MOS:  Machine Gunner, Reconnaissance Man, Infantry Unit Leader, Infantry Weapons Officer

Last Unit: Tactical Training Exercise Control Group, MAGTF TC, 29 Palms, CA


RA:  Multiple deployments to Vietnam, Western Pacific, Landing Force 6th Fleet, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom; deployed as civilian to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Personal reason for participating:

RA:  Participating to support our young Marines in their courageous endeavors.  Marines; whether they be on active duty, veterans, or disabled; need to drive on with life and prosper.  Often, whatever their service and general life status, they need a little help – the very least their fellow Marines can do is provide that help at the critical time.  This is such a time for me.