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Support Your Unit with Pride! Marine Composite Reconnaissance Squadron One (VMCJ-1) Unit T-Shirt
VMCJ-1 was commissioned at MCAS El Toro on 31 July, 1958 with the merger of VMJ-1 and VMC-1. It was the last of the VMCJs to standup and remained at El Toro when VMCJ-3 deployed to Japan in August, 1958. Under the leadership of Lt. Colonel Albert James, who took command on 31 August, the squadron transitioned to the F8U-1P photo reconnaissance aircraft and the F3D-2Q EW aircraft before departing CONUS to relieve VMCJ-3 in November, 1959. The squadron took the new photo aircraft with them to Japan, but took custody of VMCJ-3’s 8 EF-10B aircraft at MCAS Iwakuni. VMCJ-1 patchLt. Colonel James would remain CO until 1 November, 1960, earning the distinction of being the squadron’s longest serving commander.
After the initial deployment to Japan, the squadron would be reconstituted on an annual basis until the unit deployments ended in Vietnam in 1966. The squadron colors would remain in WestPac until retired by Lt. Colonel Art Bloomer’s squadron in September, 1975. It would be the last VMCJ squadron.
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There’s no better way to celebrate your hard work as a Marine than with a unit t-shirt from Marine Corps Gift Shop.
Marine Corps Gift Shop uses a high-quality Gildan® 5000 Heavy Cotton™ t-shirt.
- Heavy 5.3oz/yard cotton
- 100% preshrunk
- Double-needle stitching throughout
- 7/8” seamless collar
- Taped shoulder-to-shoulder
*Production time can take up to 5 business days