Always Faithful: Resident of Skaneateles, Marine Corps Veteran Ed Mazur lives up to the motto in life | Lifestyles
“Korea was a tough battle, but I was in the Amphibian Armored Battalion and they mainly used us to support the Korean Marine Corps,” Ed said. “Because we were involved in the artillery, we did not go on the march towards the 50th parallel. “
They had three successive teams. One would remain in the conflict, while two were training in Japan. The Japanese were now friends and treated them well.
“I only had one serious casualty in my platoon and three injured who were sent back to Japan,” he said.
After Korea, the Mazurs returned to central New York and built a house on Onondaga Hill when it was still very rural. Here, Ed continued in the marine reserve by moving up through the ranks while working his way up through the bank.
It wasn’t so intentional as to be rewarded for hard work, talent, and continuing military training.
In 1963, Ed graduated as a Major after completing a Tank Officer, Armored Amphibian, and Amphibious Tractor Course at Camp Pendleton.
In 1964 he called Connie after a combat intelligence course also at Pendleton and said, “You know how hard it is to say Major Mazur?” You won’t have to do it anymore, because I’m a lieutenant colonel.
In 1966, he completed a Landing Force Staff Planning course with the United States Atlantic Fleet in Norfalk, Virginia. Then, in 1969, he went to Quantico for training in Marine Corps Command and Management Systems.