27 June 1966
I have been in the Marine Corps about 18 months. I am a 2541
teletype operator attached to the Third Marine Air Wing. I do
not feel that I have or will serve my country or the Marine Corp in
the best possible way. I have put in requests for transfers, but
I guess they were not approved as I never heard an answer either
negative or positive.
I am doing what I think is the right thing. This is my last
resort, I can go no higher. I am requesting a transfer from the
Third Marine Air Wing to Division Recon in an outfit destined for
combat. I enlisted in the Marine Corps to fight.
I do firmly believe that I could better serve my country and the
Marine Corps in a fighting outfit as a fighting Marine.
L/cpl Charles E. Parsons
I am attached to
H&HS-3 MWHG-3 WG/Comm Third MAW
MCAS El Toro Santa Ana Calif.