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Marines in congress request Camp Reasoner sign be sent from Vietnam to the United States (Marine Corps Times 6 OCT 2020)


See Also: Camp Reasoner 2016 - by Jonathan "Jon" Kirchner (1st Recon Bn. Association web site)






Ron Huegel, FRA #945, Recent Visit

Recon 2020

Click on FRA ByLaws (above) to open the FRA ByLaws as adopted in 2011 and with the changes approved on 22AUG2015.

FRA Memorabilia

FRA memorabilia is now available at

FRA Memorabilia is also available at I Need It Now Trophies - “I Need It Now Trophies” owned by retired MGySgt Hodge Jordan, and operating out of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Garrett Charles "Garry" Soulè, - FRA Life Member 1102, Died 19 Jun 2020. A remote viewing service was held Wednesday June 17, 2020 10am to 1pm Eastern Time.

Beth Rubenfeld, - spouse of Elliot H. "J.J." Rubenfeld, FRA 1161, Died 24 MAY 2020. The schedule for services will be posted as soon as they are known. The FRA sends condolences to J.J. and his famly.

HMC Brian R. "Doc" Bates - FRA 306, Died 29 MAR 2020. Doc Bates served in 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company from 1968 to 1971 and again from 1974 to 1979. Details of the services for Doc Bates are pending.

James Norman "Winnipeg" Morse - FRA 1470, Died 29 AUG 2018
Jim served in 1st Force Reconnaissance Company 1960 - 1961.

Capt. James F. Benson Jr. - FRA 1077 Died 28 Jan 2020
Please click on the the name for details.

General P. X. Kelley USMC (ret), 28th Commandant of the Marine Corps, FRA# 23,
died December 29, 2019 at the age of 91.

"He was always deeply committed to Force Recon and did many great things for our Nation’s Corps of Marines and for the Country. " - General Al Gray

See the Reconnaissance Training Company's video of our visit to camp pendleton during recon 2016


Q&A with MARSOC Bn CO - LtCol Andrew Christian
Story extracted from The San Diego Union-Tribune
By Gidget Fuentes, 26 AUG 2015


Sgt Jonathon Blank - LaRue Tactical Elk Hunt 2011
Click on the link.

GySgt Brian M. Blonder - FRA #2313 - Awarded Navy Cross
Click on the link.

Commando Hall of Honor - FRA Member Maj. James Capers Jr. USMC(ret)
and Bigadier General Evans F. Carlson USMC(ret) inducted into inaugural class of SOCOM's Commando Hall of Honor.

Force Recon Memorial
Col. Bruce Meyers USMC (ret) and SgtMaj Neal King USMC (ret) have designed a commemorative memorial monument to be placed in Semper Fi Park at the Marine Corp Museum. Donations are needed to help put the design to stone. Click the link above for more details.

History of Marine Detachment 1 - .pdf format - 138 pages - 6.5mb
Det 1: U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Special Operations Command Detachment, 2003 - 2006.

Bikes For Wounded Warriors
The FRA donates high-quality Specialized road bikes to Marines at the Wounded Warrior Battalion West. Click above for details.

Another Marine Helped By RFSF - The Ride For Semper Fi
helps out another Marine

Ride For Semper Fi - A Call For Volunteers

Email Questions, Comments and Suggestions to the FRA -
Read About the origin of the Force Recon Association

Read About the origin of OOOHRAH

NOTAM (notice to all members)
Most recent official FRA email sent to members - 18-19 APR 2020

FRA Mailing Address:
Force Recon Association
P.O. Box 111000
Carrollton, TX 75011

See a few pictures from Recon 2019
See a few pictures from Recon 2018
See a few more pictures from Recon 2018
See a few pictures from Recon 2016
See a few pictures from Recon 2015
See a few pictures from Recon 2014 - additional photos added Aug 2015
See a few pictures from Recon 2013 - This gallery was posted Aug 2015
See a few pictures from Recon 2012
See a few pictures from Recon 2011
See a few pictures from Recon 2010
See a few pictures from Recon 2009
See a few pictures from Recon 2008
See a few pictures from Recon 2006
See a few pictures from Recon 2004
See a few more pictures from Recon 2003
See a few pictures from Recon 2003
See a few pictures from Recon 2002
Recon History of WWII

FRA Scholarship Application (.pdf)

FRA Memorabilia is now available at I Need It Now Trophies

FRA Dues Form (.pdf)

The FRA will no longer hold past dues in arrears but will charge a small re-activation fee. See form.

FRA Change of Address Form (.pdf)

Article - Strong Men Armed: 1st Force Recon Company


Most Recent Official Message Sent - 18-19 APR 2020- If you didn't receive it then we don't have your correct email address.
The FRA is trying to develop an email list of all members.  This list is for FRA use only and will not be distributed to anyone outside of this organization.  Every member who has an email address is hereby requested to forward your email address along with your name and FRA member number to:
FRA Communications Chief-

If you change your email address, let us know so we can update our records.

We currently have 100's of bad email addresses on file. Please help us keep you up-to-date!

We have been receiving emails from non-members so, please, include your name and FRA member number for verification purposes.  Thank You.

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