Capt. Michael S. Haskell, KIA, Beirut, was known to me as SDI, SSGT. Haskell, PLT 1004, 18DEC72. He molded me into a MARINE. Thank you and RIP SSGT. Haskell.
Monday, July 05, 2010
For Capt. Michael S. Haskell
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Sgt.(Cpt.)Haskell was my drill instructor all through boot camp at PI. Grad. Dec. 15, 1971, plt. 199. He was a Marines-Marine. He was all business, and I remember him teaching me a few good things. He loved his country and the Marine Corps, and he demonstrated this with his ultimate sacrifice for such. I will never forget Sgt. Haskell as I knew him-always ready-always alert-always gun ho-always a MARINE. He has been in my thoughts for years as have others I graduated with and had as drill instructors, (Ssgt. John Denny and Sgt. T. Kenton. I was disturbed to hear of his death, but I can assure you it was not in vain. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family, he was a brother of mine. Semper fi. James D. Bell, Sgt. USMC 1971-1975.
Capt. Haskell was my Dad. Would love to hear from you.
Capt. Mike Haskell was my Dad. Thank you for the words. Would love to hear from you.
Mike and I were corporals together (short period of time) and both served as DI's at Parris Island 1st Bn Bravo company and the same series for our tours there.
I was stunned hearing of his death and in disbelief. And very sadden. It is always the best that God seems to take first.
SSgt Mike Haskell was my senior drill instructor platoon 1028.Graduated Feb.1973.A fine man and Marine.I was saddened and shocked to learn of his death a year or so ago.I will never forget him Gary B Eudy
SSgt Haskell was my SDI in Plt 1028 (Nov. '72-Feb '73). He took over from Sgt Gomez in around the beginning of January, '73 while we were on mess duty. Until he took over, we were heading nowhere fast, but after he took over, he instilled pride and discipline in us and we began taking everything on the island. He was especially proud when we took series Drill Comp. I'll never forget his unique cadence and his evening school circles where he would slide his overstuffed chair onto the quarterdeck after lights out and, in a low voice, call school circle, and then quietly talk to us man to men, telling us what we did good on and where we needed improvement. It beacame a team effort and we strived to be our best for him. I was saddened to hear of his death. Can anyone tell me the particulars of his death and perhaps his career path from 1973 on? There is no one more influential in my life than SSgt. Haskell. He helped mold me into the Marine I became and the man I am. I consider myself incredibly lucky that he came to us when he did and I owe him a debt of gratitude. Jim Patrick. Second Squad Leader; Honorman, Plt. 1028 Graduated, Feb. 1973.
Jim Patrick,I would love to talk to you.we were both in platoon email@example.com or 919 698 7013.Have lots of info on Mike Haskell Gary Bruce Eudy
Mike Haskell and I were both Drill Instructors in B Company, 1st RTBn at MCRD PISC. He had a blue Mustang Convertable and I had a Green Mustang. We both made SSgt during that time. I last saw Mike while he was serving at 8th and I. I was a Plt Sgt accompanying a Candidate Company to the Evening Parade from OCS at Quantico. I was in Okinawa as a 1stSgt in 1983 when I learned of his death from an article in The Stars and Stripes. He was one of the finest Marines I ever served with. I retired in 1991 as a SgtMaj. RIP my friend. you will never be forgotten by anyone that ever had the honor of serving with you. Ric Van Norton
Capt. Mike Haskell served with my 1st cousin Lt. Sommerhof in lebanon; they are pictured together with 2 other marines.
Sorry for leaving this out; Capt. Haskell and Lt. Sommerhof served in beirut. Lt. Sommerhof was my 1st cousin from springfield, ill. Rob Ankenbrandt.
Mike Haskell and I went through Drill Instructor School together (Class 6-71) Mike was the Honor Graduate and received the NCO sword for his accomplishments. We were both assigned to Bravo Company 1st RTBN. Although we worked in the same series several time. We only worked together for one platoon 1028 in 1973. Mike was known for his professionalism but for his very unique haircut. I spoke with him for the last time just before his Company deployed to Beruit. I was saddened by the loss of this Marine and all the others. SEMPER FI Mike RIP
I didn't know he past away that really sucks to die so young. I was in platoon 1028 feb.1973. Bill Greenleaf. firstname.lastname@example.org
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