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Terry Mahoney, Historian


Phone: 443.244.1246



Terry is the appointed Historian of Det. 896.


He served from 1990 - 1996 as MOS:2621 Manual Morse Code Intercept Operator and later 2629: Signals Intelligence Analyst.


Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Antarctica Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.


Duty stations included:

  • MCRD Parris Island

  • SCITR Camp Geiger

  • Morse Intercept School Ft Devens, MA

  • 2ndRadio Bn Camp Lejeune, NC

  • Operation Desert Shield/Storm, 26th MEU (SOC)

  • Homestead AFB, FL

  • Cold Weather Training Command, Ft McCoy, WI.

  • Points North of Narvik, Norway

  • National Security Agency, Ft Meade, MD

  • Center for Cryptologic History, Linthicum, MD.


Terry served his last two years in the Corps as a historian and museum staffer, collecting oral histories from WWII Marines and writing the history of Marine Corps tactical signals intelligence in WWII.


He works in telecommunications.


Duties of the Historian:

Begin documenting the history of the detachment and the duty history and combat experiences of its members.  Additionally, assist in compiling a general history/timeline of USMC operations & significant events for dissemination to the general public by means of this website.

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