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Old 08-20-2020, 16:49   #1
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Need help with Al Mar info

Guys, I have a buddy who is an avid Al Mar knife collector. He wants to engrave a knife with a tribute to Nick Rowe, Dan Pitzer and Al Mar. Unfortunately, google is not a help with Al Mars final rank and exact date of death. Any help with Al Mars info would be great. He asked me to reach out to the community. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2020, 06:32   #2
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According to his daughter in his write up in Blade Magazine

https://blademag.com/blade-magazine-...ll-of-fame#mar

He was a sworn deputy in several states and an accomplished martial artist, holding a 5th degree black belt in Judo. He also trained in Jeet Kune Do, Kendo and various Philippine martial arts styles. However, his creative side is his legacy.


(NOT) Confirmed yet but working on it, date of death (17 Oct 1992)
https://www.legacy.com/search?cityId...tateUrl=oregon

I bought a AL MAR fighting knife in 1992 and still have it this is the model I have.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:54   #3
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I also have 17 Oct 92 DOD, but not confirmed. Also thinking somewhere was noted he was an NCO, but also can't confirm his short time in service, maybe SGT E-5. Can't make any assumptions for any info. It's getting engraved, need confirmation.
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This is from Ancestry/ U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

Name: Alfred C. Mar
Social Security: 532-36-xxxx
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1938
Issue Year: 1955
Issue State: Washington
Death Date: 17 Oct 1992

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Old 08-22-2020, 06:03   #5
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I cannot believe in this day and age, with the talents of this group, we can't find a guys, and not just any old joes, military rank.
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Old 08-22-2020, 11:21   #6
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Guys, I have a buddy who is an avid Al Mar knife collector. He wants to engrave a knife with a tribute to Nick Rowe, Dan Pitzer and Al Mar. Unfortunately, google is not a help with Al Mars final rank and exact date of death. Any help with Al Mars info would be great. He asked me to reach out to the community. Thanks!
I'll ask Bill Harsey, he knew Al and if anyone might now this info, Bill should be the person.


EDIT: From what I was able to find out, Alfred Clark "AL" Mar died in 1992 and he was in a reserve SF unit as an NCO. No mention of final rank.

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I've already made a call to Bill. Will advise when I hear from him.
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Thanks Guys. Sent notes to Old SERE guys also. I'll also post if I hear back.
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Still crickets on this. Crazy.
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