FOR BATTLE — Sgt Gurman Marney Medford, Ore, is laden with battle
equipment as he boards an Air Force troop carrier at Ft Campbell Ky.
yesterday to fly with some 500 men of the 101st -Airborne Division to
Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico. They are part of a U. S/ force
ordered to stand by to protect Vice President Nixon if needed
(US ARMY PHOTO VIA AP WIREPHOTO)
[Johnson City Press, Johnson City, TN, 14 May 1958, Wed, Page
Pfc. Gurman V. Marney, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. V. Marney, route 1, box 469 A, recently re-enlisted in the regular Army for a period of four years under the new Army rotation plan, according to an Army release from Ft. Campbell, Ky. He is assigned to the 508th "Red Devil" Airborne regimental combat team and the team will replace the 187th airborne RCT in Japan by July, 1955.
[Medford Mail Tribune, Medford, OR, 23 Feb 1955, Wed, Page 11]
Gurman Marney, 78, of White City, Ore. passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home. Arrangements by Conger-Morris Medford 541-772-7111.
[The Ashland Daily Tidings, Wed, Jan 21, 2015]
[courtesy of Sheia Gruver]
Columbarium marker for Gurman V. Marney in Eagle Point
National Cemetery, Eagle Point (Jackson county), Oregon.
On 23 February 1955 Gurman was one of many men who chose to reenlist
in order to be included on the Operation Gyroscope deployment to Japan
Gurman remained in the newly activated 101st Airborne after his
return from Japan.
He received the Expert Infantryman Badge in February 1960 while with
the 8th Division's 505th Infantry, Germany