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sloan52
02-23-07, 06:24 PM
Looking for alol Marines that served in Nam between 1968-1974. Please give location served. Semper Fi...

davblay
02-24-07, 02:21 PM
MWSG-17, WERS-17, Danang, 1969-1970, 1st MAW

FistFu68
02-24-07, 02:33 PM
:usmc:GRUENWALD,J.E~I/3/26~HUMPED ALL OVER,I-CORPS;ON THE ANKLE EXPRESS!MET SATAN & GOD-MORE THAN ONCE!GOD~WON!!!:beer:SEMPER~FIDELIS

JP YH08
02-24-07, 02:55 PM
I was assigned to HMH-463, Feb-70-Nov-70 , Nov-70-Mar-71 , HMM-263... MMAF

Went on Ops Eagle Pull , & Frequant Wind.. 1975 With HMH-463


JP YH08 "Dimmer/ EG-12 Peach Bush"

exnitro
02-24-07, 03:30 PM
I was with 5th Motor T. in Chu Lai July 67 to Oct or Nov 67 then B.L.T. 3/1,1st Mar Div. Was at Qua Viet, Quangtri, Dong Ha, Camp Carroll, Red Beach. Last 30 days in country at Da Nang with a Motor T outfit again, don't remember the unit.


Semper Fi

roady17
02-25-07, 08:55 AM
I was with 1st Tracks at Qua Viet from Nov. 67 to Oct. 68

Semper Fi

d c taveapont
02-25-07, 09:18 AM
Lima 3/1...1970/1971

bootlace15
02-25-07, 09:23 AM
echo 2/1 camp carroll,an hoa,arizona territory,ga noi island,finger lakes
bang your dead bootlace15 out

davy42055
02-25-07, 12:42 PM
VMFA-122 Sept'67 to Oct'68 DaNang

montana
02-25-07, 02:12 PM
was B 1/7 69-70
humped all over Quang Nam provence from the tops of the leach infested jungeled mountain tops to the leach infested rice paddys in the low lands and left peases of marines in every bit of it
the boobytrap capital of the world

hrscowboy
02-25-07, 11:25 PM
Aug 5 1969 to July 15 1971 1st Marine Airwing Mag 16 Zulu Company reactionary forces.

SgtShipley
03-03-07, 11:58 PM
USMC 1970-74. Went to Nam 1970-71.....
H & S Co. 3/5, Mortarman 60mm/81mm (Queson Valley/FSB Ross)
H & S Co. 3/1 Mortars (QuangTri Providence, Hill 190)

Left the Corps in 1974 and went into the Navy to become a Navy Corpman. Went aboard the USS Hancock, CVA-19 in Dec. 1974 and went back to Nam for the Operation Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind. The last two Marines to die in the Viet Nam war were two pilots on a CH-46 from our carrier. They were Marine Captain William C. Nystul, and his co-pilot, Marine 1st Lieutenant Michael J. Shea. The Crewchiefs survived the crash, but were seriously injured. The whole story is in "Jakes Hancock" site. They were Marine Corporals Stephen R. Wills and Richard L. Scott. I was one of the corpman who took care of them.
I retired in 1992 as an HM1 from the Naval Reserves. Was called to active duty for Desert Storm prior to retiring.
Proud to have served my beloved Corps as Combat Marine and as Corpman.
Semper Fi, from " Short Round" ( I don't remember ever having a short round....I was nick named that because I was 5'3" tall) and " Doc", two nick names I cherish with great honor!

PS. One of my worst memories "in" country as a Marine was the day that an OV-10 was hit and crashed about 300 meters from where we had just bedded down after humping our asses off. I remember them too....I will always remember that day. That account is in the Marine Combat Helicopter site. :flag:

hmckinley
03-04-07, 04:04 AM
Dong Ha Project 972 from the sand ramp to the mouth of the river at kau- viet up the beach to dmz, then points all across to the other rice burners border. Doc, all Marines who's been there, done that and will never forget, all Navy Corpsman was a doc. Only difference between you and I was the rank insignia,everyone was green and considered a Marine. Semper Fi!

bigdog43701
03-04-07, 06:31 AM
1st PLT, D Company, 3d RECON. RVN 1972 Leatherneck Square

ggyoung
03-04-07, 10:38 AM
Horrable Hog 3/11, 3rd. MP 1969-70

semperfi170
03-04-07, 11:56 AM
1970 - 1971
VMA(aw)-242
VMA(aw)-225
H&MS-11 ((tad for 2 months to ECM shop)

USMCmailman
03-04-07, 01:38 PM
HQ 4th Marines, Combat base Vandergrift 1968, Northern I corps.

bhanse
03-04-07, 02:15 PM
Was in Vietnam 68-69 with HMM-362 flying around I corps. Squadron disbanded in July/Aug 68 while we were @ Phu Bai and we turned all of our 34s over to the VNAF. Was with HMH 463 during Frequent Wind/Eagle Pull April/May 75. Remember it as though it were yesterday.:flag:

Devildogmd2
03-15-07, 06:37 PM
68-69 1st MarDiv, 5th MarReg, ComBn - An Hoa, Arizona Territory, Dodge City, Duc Duc village, Liberty Bridge, Antenna Valley, Go Noi Island, Que Son Mountains, the Phantom Blooper, Charlie Ridge, Happy Valley - Yes, I remember it all; arrived a PFC and left a CPL. War zones are great for promotions, if you survive! Patrick Wayne Dale - MSgt Retired.

FistFu68
03-15-07, 07:14 PM
:evilgrin: WELCOME HOME BROTHER'S :evilgrin: :iwo:

d c taveapont
03-15-07, 09:53 PM
shipley, young. you two were close to the areas i was in.. hill 190..wasn't that indias old compound up by namo bridge....

Dave Coup
03-15-07, 10:12 PM
H&S Comm 3/7/1 Dec '68 thru Dec '69. Hill 10,37, LZ Rattlesnake, FSB Ross.

SF
Dave

FistFu68
03-15-07, 10:22 PM
:evilgrin: I DID THE BUNKER'S IN (DODGE CITY) OR LET'S SAY THEY DID ME? OPERATION MEADE RIVER~20NOV.68 TO 8 DEC.68~INDIA/3/26...HATED QUANG-NAM~~~~:usmc: :iwo:

ivalis
03-16-07, 05:34 AM
70-71, 3rd 8" howitzers, Hill 52, An Hoa, LZ Baldy, Hill 10

Wyoming
03-16-07, 08:30 AM
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Marble Mountain, Chu Lai, Key Hai & Phu Bai.

Welcome Home, Brothers - Semper Fi.

garybloom
03-18-07, 06:47 PM
D/2/11, E/2/11, MOS2531, FO team I/3/5 from 1-70 to 6-70

2872
04-11-07, 11:43 PM
'69-'70, FLSG-B, Quang-Tri, DaNang, and a whole bunch of hills!

Williamwfh
04-14-07, 02:43 PM
In 1965 I was in 1<SUP>st</SUP> LAAM BN, on Monkey Mountain a few of us worked with SeaBee detachment, MCB 11 developing our missile complex. I met the deadly green bamboo snake on my shoulder, and the friendly gibbon apes who I got our commanders to accept as sentries because they made noises when the Vietnamese came around. Under the control of the VA I was safer in Vietnam than in civilian life in the USA.

MillRatUSMC
04-14-07, 04:32 PM
65 India 3rd Bn 4th Marines
66 -67 Golf 2nd Bn 1st Marines

Robert Browell
04-22-07, 10:51 AM
:mad: A-1-11 in support of 1-1 66-67 in a place we called the "Desert" just north of Hoi An:usmc:

b2542
04-23-07, 08:11 AM
Hq Battery 1/11 Hill 55 1969-1970

Headpirate
04-25-07, 01:57 AM
I/3/26 10/67 - 11/68

navyvet
04-26-07, 03:32 PM
:iwo: my dad was in the 1stdiv in 69 i think. he was a radio op

Williamwfh
04-26-07, 06:37 PM
:flag: QRK, came the call over the radio, what is the readability of my signals?

Reply:
Cherry dumplings apple pie
I hear your station 5 x 5
Eene meenee minee mo
How do you hear my radio?
Over.

Author and composer - unknown
1964, USMC, 2<SUP>nd</SUP> LAAM bn, B Btry.

devilhund1
04-29-07, 07:29 AM
I would like to endorse that statement that bigdog had forhisquote truer words were never spoken.

bigvolmn
10-25-07, 11:03 AM
My Story
Plt 1207 MCRD San Diego Nov 69 Jan 70
Q Co., 2nd ITR, Camp Horno, MCB Camp Pendleton Jan 70 Mar 70
Staging Btn, MCB Camp Pendleton Mar 70 Nov 70
HQ Co., 1st Battallion 5th Marines, S2 Scout Nov 70 Dec 70
2nd Plt, Charlie Co., 1/5 Dec 70 Jan 71

TAD, 2111 School, Okinawa Mar 71
HQ Co., S-1, 1st Marine Regiment Camp Perdue RVN

david43844
10-25-07, 11:39 AM
1968-1969 Red Beach aka Rocket Alley

Zulu 36
10-25-07, 11:47 AM
Quote: "Eene meenee minee mo
How do you hear my radio?
Over."

Loud and clear,
With a little hum.


Or:

"Radio check. How do you hear my radio" (Nervous 2d Lt constantly calling in radio checks).

"I hear you two-by-two. Too often and too loud. Out." (Reply from company commander).

b2542
10-25-07, 12:29 PM
11th Marines hill 55

sgtrock1970
10-25-07, 01:28 PM
Jan 70 to march 70 with Lima 3/26-FNG got to carry the radio-
March 70 to Jan 71 with Hotel 2/1 -lotsa walking in Indian Country

Williamwfh
10-25-07, 03:35 PM
Pass this along. I have a serious bad spin and I know many of ground ponders also suffer from spinal problems. At the VA centers the doctors give us laxatives and oil tablets for our common symptoms of: cannot take a crap but ounce ever few days, perhaps five days or so, what is wrong, and the doctor will say, it is your diet. Think again, and try this, buy a &#190; inch ply sheet, place a folded towel for a pillow at one end, lay down and bend your legs so your hips flatten your spinal column flat, and then straighten your legs, now relax and go to sleep for about one half hour. I now it feels hard but when you wake up your spin will be in its natural shape. Now do some simple stretch exercises, and over the couple of days I think your regulatory system will return to normal. Try to exercise back into shape so the muscles return and hold the spinal column together. Remember that back pack we carried up and down those hills, will it was OK then, but now it has caused us some problems, or so I suspect and the doctors do not want to inform us of this problem.

RVHall
10-26-07, 08:47 AM
04OCT67 - 24OCT68
We had two-man teams of radio operators attached to each 2nd ROK Marine Brigade operating unit.

Recon platoon near (not the one near DaNang) An Hoa
11th Co. 3rd Btn. at Binh Son / Tra Binh Dong
10th Co. 3rd Btn. covering the region east of Hoi An
several weeks at 3rd Btn. CP in-between assignmentsFor the thread's originator: A USMC Chaplain visited the recon platoon one Sunday. Good sermon, story about some ragged, troops; the rest of the story was that they were our revolutionary war soldiers. Moral was not to be too critical of less well trained allied troops.

Any of you ANGLICO Marines out there?

Williamwfh
10-26-07, 01:42 PM
I was transfered into message center as the field messenger and drove around the the DaNang region by myself in a jeep in 1965/66, and that was was sensitive and difficult duty but very worth while. The other message center clerk informed me as I walked in one day to our little hut while he was standing at a door way with the switchboard operater they had a 2x4 placed over the door's threshold, I can break this 2x4 the same way the ROK's did this morning, and before I could stop him, he broke his hand. For the next few weeks I was not only the field messenger but also the clerk typist. I was also the afternoon postal clerk which I enjoyed, for that truly was fun duty. I was selected for the field duty and went through thorough reviews before I was given the jeep and the trust to remain alive in the field, and that is hard to explain to the average marine who will break their hand afterwards. I am 61 years old and suffer from PTSD. I hope this reflection has some merits for some of you.

RVHall
10-26-07, 02:06 PM
he broke his hand. ......... I hope this reflection has some merits for some of you.

Your comments do bring back some memories, William. Any time they (ROK Marines) weren't on a search & destroy operation, back in the CP they would practice Tae Kwon Do. Often, at the end, a few of their most expert black belts would demonstrate their skills. They were good, indeed. But I was once deceived by the breaking of an extremely thick pile of bricks with hands and foreheads. I then discovered that Vietnamese bricks are not nearly as strong as our own. Still it was an impressive display of skill.

I'm 61 too. Fortunately no PTSD, but I do go through phases of waking up at 3 or 4 am with images, smells, or sounds that I don't care to recall. I think that, for me, checking out these USMC websites in the past several months helps that more than it hurts.

Best wishes to you and Semper Fi

Williamwfh
10-26-07, 04:53 PM
For your poor sleep habits try getting your spin back into shape as I mentioned above with a ply wood board, and seek professional help for PTSD. In Vietnam of 1965 I was warned about my movements alone after one of my friends Sgt. Schwartz [ďAĒ Btry]; killed republic Vietnam 1965 cause of death friendly fire. In a rage to kill VC Sgt. Schwartz left the compound and was killed by ARVNís. As I recall only 16 lbs. of his body were found intact. In his pockets he had many grenades. The VA refused to recognize the importance of this issue as having any significance to my stressor listing and keep harassing me for more information knowing I am under post military orders not to discuss my activities, my VA psychiatrist has been removed from my case, but I did reflect on the Vietnamese that helped me in the field, and mainly the street orphans which one day one of those orphans I was informed blew herself up while I was in the main PX at her request to buy her a blanket. Since discharge from the marines I have was not able to adjust to civilian life, but for a short period I did study and become a computer scientist, then I back slid into depression and an only worked sporadically. Today I am a care giver for another veteran who has Alzheimerís and periodically provide information to the U.S. government of national and international affairs which they do at times consider and act on. The VA on the other hand is a vicious under hand cycle of distrust for the veteran nation-wide, the councilors are not interested or mentally able to conduct business on behalf of the veteran and their needs. They on the most part believe they are there for the betterment of the government for what ever that means and the veteran is to get the bare bones. For a period of time I became the lead investigator on NASA shuttle Challenger at the industrial level and never agreed with the U.S. Governmentís Rogers Commission, and was later found to be correct when the shuttle Columbia went down. After that the U.S. Congress did contact me and I did provide relevant information in the following commissionís and investigation but no where will my name be seen or spoken. Only recently has U.S. Senator Akaka spoken out in my behalf and provided me with a picture with his signature on it and that was at his request. For decades I have lived with PTSD and it pops up in many different ways, some are mental, and some are organic maybe spinal, nevertheless they are serious and we veterans beyond a normal family-life deserve better treatment and understanding of our post military condition because someday we might again be called upon and depended upon to serve our nation.

JAMES DREKSLER
11-22-07, 06:32 PM
Lima 3/5 70 To 71

terribleT
11-22-07, 08:09 PM
I SERVED IN NAM FROM 60 - 70 WITH THE CAP MARINES IN 2ND CAG, AND 72-73 6MOS.TDY WITH MABS 12 SECURITY AT BIEN HOA,RVN, (IN INDIA 3/9) ATTACHED TO MABS 12.:flag:

terribleT
11-22-07, 08:19 PM
Bad Typist...i Served In Nam From 69-70 With The Cap Marines ,and 72-73 Tdy With Mabs 12 Security At Bien Hoa (india 3/9) Which Was Attached To Mabs 12.

Zulu 36
11-22-07, 08:20 PM
I SERVED IN NAM FROM 60 - 70 WITH THE CAP MARINES IN 2ND CAG, AND 72-73 6MOS.TDY WITH MABS 12 SECURITY AT BIEN HOA,RVN, (IN INDIA 3/9) ATTACHED TO MABS 12.:flag:

Then you were at Bien Hoa when I was. I was a Motor T man in VMA-211 (technically the CO's driver, but I did everything else but drive him).

dodgelady
11-25-07, 05:00 PM
looking for anyone who knew/remembers my father JESSE PORTLOCK in 67-73 vietnam or otherwise. i have a lot of photos whithout names, and he was looking for some of you...he has passed suddenly and we are trying to carry out his wish....

thanks

shannon(daughter)

greensideout
11-25-07, 11:51 PM
Soc Trang was the base, the AO was Vietnam. HMM-362/VMO-2, 1962.

Roach
11-30-07, 11:59 AM
Looking for Sgt. Skip (the snake)Toole, H&HS-1,1STMAW, Danang, 68-69

Apache
11-30-07, 12:09 PM
68 1st div Chu Lai and surrounding
Operations ? An armful
Met God ? you betcha
Fondest memory ? leaving in an upright position.

Sarge05
12-04-07, 08:25 PM
Hi! Semper fi Marines. I was EgnrMaintCo, MaintBn, 1st FSR/FLC from Nov. 69 to Oct. 70. Any Marines that was in this unit in this time frame sure would like to chat with you. My name is C. Wayne Lafitte. My MOS at that time in nam was 3211. Take care and God bless.

Finger
12-04-07, 08:32 PM
3rd Recon Bn 66-67
3rd Force Recon 68-69

Semper Fi to all you old Devildogs :usmc:

Finger

YNCGUNS
01-03-08, 04:59 PM
My Brother was with

Bco BLT 1/4 3rd MarDiv (Rein) from 02/72 - 10/72
Bco BLT 1/9 3rd MarDiv (Rein) from 10/72 - 02/73

Gy7ras
01-09-08, 07:02 AM
Served in Vietnam as an 0311 squad leader with the 1st Marine division 1970-71. Delta Co. 1/7 at LZ Baldy, Lima 3/5 at hill 34, Golf 2/1 at Marble Mountain.


:usmc:

ggyoung
01-09-08, 01:28 PM
Gy7========Was with Hog 3/11 1969-70.

lovdog
01-10-08, 11:50 AM
1968 - 1970 1ST MAW - Danang, 242 (Batmen) & 225 (Vikings) - also had a grand time with the grunts on guard duty (Cpl. of Guard) for a couple of months.

Treasurehunter
01-11-08, 06:28 PM
I served with HqCo, 11th Engineer Bn, 3rd Marine Division Dong Ha from April 69-November 69 then pulled back to Okinawa.

Semper Fi!!!!

boston
01-12-08, 11:57 AM
to capt sloan
my name is john carlson i was with the 11th eng bn dong ha - camp evans
volunteer to work with us- aid was at the rear gate thay use to walk the 122rockets by us tring to get the air force relay tower got to see the ammo dump go up drove a yellow korea era thay got my truck and the jeep with the hand shaking symble on the side. made the pick up from air america
ran the goddies to Mac-v at quang-tri and cam lo after that went back to
the 11eng bn we open the road to khe sanh fixed the green beanie camp
and built the small firstaid hut for the montinyards?????? the camp was over run twoweeks later came back and was on sent on ambush and one
of the men shoot his buddy the next day I was sent to the 3rd eng bn and the E-tiket ride begane was with 1/9 2/4 2/26 and most of it was up hill
was a 1371 was on prairie 1-2-3-4-op hickory chootaw freemont granit
neosho was on a landing teem ended at the bottom of camp carroll

Gini Aasen
01-12-08, 10:53 PM
My brother, LCPL Roland Aasen was in Nam, 1st bat 9th Marine - he was with the Reactionary Force. He was also with 2nd bat, 7th Marine. He mentioned Fleet Marine Forces. 1971. He was also an MP at El Toro. I think he did his boot camp at Camp Pendleton. Hope I got this all straight. He was talking, and I was writing it down. He doesn't talk much about it. I'm very proud of him. Thanks to all of you who serve/served. I enjoy my freedom because of you.

Riven37
01-21-08, 10:35 AM
69-70 Quang Nam provence, Lima 3/1 :cry:

boston
01-23-08, 01:29 PM
riven37 could not fined your thread dont know to much about this
maybe you could help me with some info on some of ops i know the ops
Id like to know who i was with as a 1371 we was like **** all over the place
I know it was a E-tiket ride have lots of photos dont know how to down load
yet

corky0566
01-28-08, 11:25 AM
Have Marine brothers who were in RVN during the same years mentioned. Were you near Hill 65? L/Cpl George Crumbley and Sgt William (wolf) Wolfrom, communicators/radio were there. :flag:

fourfinger
01-29-08, 09:19 PM
I was with Delta Co from Nov 67 to May 68 got shot and sent home, was at Khe Sanh and the Rockpile.

Semper FI
The Walking Dead
Leonard G. Simmons

madhouse
02-04-08, 11:10 PM
Mike 3/4 ....Vandergrift Combat Base(stud)
Quang Tri, Dong Ha, Cam Lo, Rock Pile and a lotta places I can't remember.

MAYBERRY
02-04-08, 11:43 PM
Echo Company 2/3. 1 Marine Bridgade. M.C.A.S. Kaneohe Bay,Hawaii. 1973-1975.

boston
02-05-08, 08:35 AM
Mike 3/4 ....Vandergrift Combat Base(stud)
Quang Tri, Dong Ha, Cam Lo, Rock Pile and a lotta places I can't remember.
madhouse was a 1371 with 1/4 2/4 2/26 1/9 and 1st arven div some of my ops prairie1/2/3/4/ hickory /cimarron/choctaw/freemont/granite/neosho
ballistic armor/neashoII/fortress attack/kentuckyII I think thear was a few more oh I was with mac-v at dong ha was with the U.S.Aid program
I think Ill look for some of the doggies I was with boston

corky0566
02-05-08, 08:46 AM
India battery, 11th Marines...

Previous post regarding Marine brothers...L/Cpl Crumbley was promoted in the field to Captain. He and Sgt Wolfrom were near Duc Pho and Mo Duc during, I guess the Tet offensive....Me, well I ended my enlistment in '63. My 2 sons also served during '90 thru '99 whereby my youngest was killed in helo accident off the coast of San Diego near Point Loma. Close to my heart, the MARINES, is the reason for my madness....Semper Fi

SgtShipley
02-09-08, 05:14 PM
to: d c taveapont


Sorry I haven't responded to your message.....I haven't been in here for quite sometime.....and I never saw your question.

Your very correct. You go up that river that goes under Nam Bridge....go inland several clicks. The river was north of this hill. You can see the elevation number ( hill number) on Google.earth. Danang comes in real good on this satelite image.
Again, sorry for the delay.... Semper Fi, bill Shipley, TCBnFlash4@aol.com

jawhed
02-18-08, 07:03 AM
1st eng. bn. 1st mar. div. 11-66 to 2-68 from chu lai to camp carroll, liberty bridge,hill55 &10

E5 Donlan
03-16-08, 03:24 PM
Echo Company 2/3. 1 Marine Bridgade. M.C.A.S. Kaneohe Bay,Hawaii. 1973-1975. Was in Echo Company 2nd platoon just looking for fellow Marines that was in at that platoon or company at that same time.

SgtShipley
05-10-08, 11:37 PM
Hey...did I ever get back with an answer about hill 190 in nam and India 1/7 old compound? I am pretty sure it was.....
sorry for the delay...

oldmarineab
05-30-08, 09:21 PM
1st Marine Division 3rd MAF Cap Unit 1969-1970 I was in Da Nang and Cross Roads. I welcome fellow Marine responses.

shaferf61
11-24-09, 12:14 PM
group supply at mwsg-17
sept 68- oct 69

corky0566
11-24-09, 05:17 PM
1st Marine Division 3rd MAF Cap Unit 1969-1970 I was in Da Nang and Cross Roads. I welcome fellow Marine responses.

Looking for CapMarines who were in III MAF 3rd CAG...Cpl Ronald L. Wright KIA March 1968. Trying to put together his profile on another sight. If anyone has any info on websites to search, please let me know...

marine1@stardevil.com

Semper Fi

Grandle Starling
South Daytona, Florida

:flag:

karen8857
12-04-09, 08:52 PM
I was in Vietnam from 1968-1969 with FLSG-A at Phu Bi then move to FLC Danang in January 1969.

karen8857
12-30-09, 07:32 PM
I was with FLAS-A from 1968-1969

karen8857
12-30-09, 07:40 PM
[quote=karen8857;587327]I was with FLAG-A :usmc:

jonmic1
01-01-10, 09:43 PM
Was there in 68,69
1/5 H& S Co. 81 Mortars

Big Dawg
02-11-10, 01:06 AM
Hi! Semper fi Marines. I was EgnrMaintCo, MaintBn, 1st FSR/FLC from Nov. 69 to Oct. 70. Any Marines that was in this unit in this time frame sure would like to chat with you. My name is C. Wayne Lafitte. My MOS at that time in nam was 3211. Take care and God bless.
I was with 1st FSR/FLC 70-71. Came back from LZ Baldy in Sept70 from FLSG-B. MTM Co. Maint. Bn until they rotated back to the US and then HQ/H&S Bn FLC. I remember Maint BN alright. Remember the laundry next to the generators on the main road?

crzyjrry
02-11-10, 10:52 PM
Looking for anyone who was in my platoon in boot camp Plt 358 San Diego 1964!:iwo:Landed in the nam mar 8, 1965 12th marines

ggyoung
02-12-10, 11:21 AM
Looking for anyone who was in my platoon in boot camp Plt 358 San Diego 1964!:iwo:Landed in the nam mar 8, 1965 12th marines

I was in plt 336 1964 SD. You landed with I Battery 3/12 and 3/4. I landed with Whiskey 3/12 and 1/4 on 7 May 1965.

frsoldlady
02-20-10, 11:14 AM
Jan 1967 to 1969, 1/1/1

wood
03-01-10, 08:22 PM
E 2/4 3rd MARINE DIV.(9th AMPHIBIOUS BRIGADE) IN COUNTRY 28 NOV 67 / 3 DEC 68
DAI DO MAY 68

Williamwfh
03-20-10, 01:06 AM
Does anyone have memory or information concerning the massacres of the orphans at the villages on the left side of DaNangís hill 327 during and around the month of November 1965? Or, the death of the young female street orphan at the main PX in DaNang in the Spring or early Summer of 1966. General Walt mentioned the massive orphan incident in his 1980 interview for his publication the 11<SUP>th</SUP> Hour. I am under PTSD review for the 3<SUP>rd</SUP> massacre by the VA. For decades I have carried bits and pieces of which is now an amnesia issue. The PX matter I fairly clearly remember, but would appreciate more investigative information to clear my mind.

William Hardy
03-20-10, 07:30 AM
Comm Center Platoon
Mwcs-1, Mwhg-1
1st Maw (at Dogpatch)
1969-1070

Apache
03-20-10, 10:37 AM
3rd RCN 1968-1969
Chu Lai and surrounding

Larry Reichard
05-17-10, 07:11 PM
Then you were at Bien Hoa when I was. I was a Motor T man in VMA-211 (technically the CO's driver, but I did everything else but drive him).

I was in Bien Hoa, 72 with the VMA- 211, near the air Field, May 5th to August 5 72. I came out of Iwakuni. Worked in HQ but went off base to handle security at night....because there wasn't any! Handled Pay Call on August 1, when we got hit with rockets, everyone still got paid.

Zulu 36
05-17-10, 07:33 PM
I was in Bien Hoa, 72 with the VMA- 211, near the air Field, May 5th to August 5 72. I came out of Iwakuni. Worked in HQ but went off base to handle security at night....because there wasn't any! Handled Pay Call on August 1, when we got hit with rockets, everyone still got paid.


Cool. What shop did you work out of?

Wyoming
05-17-10, 08:44 PM
Cool. What shop did you work out of?

Chris, looks like you connected.

Small world ain't it.

You guys were in the same shop?

I bet that night security ****, off base, was bad ass.

Larry Reichard
05-17-10, 09:35 PM
Cool. What shop did you work out of?
I was in near the airfield with the Skyhawks, my bunkhouse was the one that took a direct hit on Aug 1st, the night Alonzo was killed. I did not work in a shop, admin during the day, off base or sapper patrol which were coming into the wire to get the Skyhawks. Where were you located?

Wyoming
05-17-10, 09:42 PM
I was in near the airfield with the Skyhawks, my bunkhouse was the one that took a direct hit on Aug 1st, the night Alonzo was killed. I did not work in a shop, admin during the day, off base or sapper patrol which were coming into the wire to get the Skyhawks. Where were you located?

Wow, I bet you gots lots of stories.

kaelobo
05-17-10, 10:52 PM
Dong Ha Project 972 from the sand ramp to the mouth of the river at kau- viet up the beach to dmz, then points all across to the other rice burners border. Doc, all Marines who's been there, done that and will never forget, all Navy Corpsman was a doc. Only difference between you and I was the rank insignia,everyone was green and considered a Marine. Semper Fi!
Brother i was there ,I thought i was crazy, nobody ever heard of Project 972, I was there dec24 1969, take care bro.....................usmc:beer:

Zulu 36
05-18-10, 08:35 AM
I was in near the airfield with the Skyhawks, my bunkhouse was the one that took a direct hit on Aug 1st, the night Alonzo was killed. I did not work in a shop, admin during the day, off base or sapper patrol which were coming into the wire to get the Skyhawks. Where were you located?


Well, Larry, I'm going to have to call you out on this one as poseur.

Nobody, and I mean nobody, left the Bien Hoa wire at night by ground from the Marine Corps squadrons, never mind from VMA-211. Even the security element (grunts) did not leave the wire at night. They were the ones who would have done the off-base infantry work in any case, not half-trained admin pogues.

Your name does not ring a bell and you are not in the cruise book either. I was in the squadron two months before we deployed to Vietnam. My job took me all over the squadron on a near daily basis and your name just doesn't click (BTW, I was also the squadron mail clerk so I saw everyone's name numerous times). I knew everyone.

There are other problems with your tale as well. I know at least one other forum member smells a rat too.

Lastly, Cpl Alonzo was a personal friend of mine and I'm still in contact with his family. I would appreciate it if you did not use his name in connection with your Walter Mitty fairy tales.

So, go away and don't come back.

Wyoming
05-18-10, 09:42 AM
Interesting. Nothing against the admin types, but admin during the day and off base sapper patrol at night. Oooookay.

Winger and no shop? Even as a Crew Chief, I was in a 'shop'.

Bunkhouse? We lived in hooches. Couple feet off the ground and tent sides and top.

Chris isn't taking this lightly, so I am going with him.

bootlace15
05-18-10, 09:47 AM
zulu,hahahaha Go get him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FistFu68
05-18-10, 11:02 AM
:evilgrin: SAPPER patrol (ROFLMFAO) dam just when I thought I'd heard it All :mad: :iwo:

ecfree
05-18-10, 11:22 AM
I think you got him CHRIS.......
Sapper patrols........That rattled a few cans.....:thumbdown

BJKpfaller
05-18-10, 11:28 AM
1st btn 13th Marines feb to sep 68
Khe Sahn,quang tri.da nang hill 55, hill 10, Hai van pass, Da Nang.
All gave some, Some gave all
Semper Fi, Not just a motto a way of life.
Jack Pfaller

Zulu 36
05-18-10, 12:33 PM
SAPPER patrol (ROFLMFAO) dam just when I thought I'd heard it All


You mean you didn't do those Fist? :D

awbrown1462
05-18-10, 12:44 PM
Uncle was with E 2/7 in 66, dont know what other units he was with he went 3 times name is David Stott. I was an era vet so I don't count

03Foxtrot
05-18-10, 02:55 PM
Well, I'll add my 2 cents to this thread. I don't post much and have grave reservations about those who speak with authority about that which they know not personally.
I was 0311, a grunt and proud of it. Highest rank, Corporal, squad leader.
Served my entire tour with 2nd Platoon, Fox 2/1, Quang Nam Province, RVN, 1968-69.
No Name Island, Go Noi Island, Arizona Territory, Dodge City, Tu Cau, An Hoa, Que Son Mountains, Liberty Bridge and many more named and unnamed places that I remember well.
Operation Pipestone Canyon and Durham Peak are distant memories but unforgettable to me.
I was wounded on 21 June 1969.
Before rotating home I had heat rash, jungle rot, gook sores, malaria, ringworm and weighed all of 140 pounds.
God Bless all my brothers I served with, especially those on the Wall.
I hate wannabes and falsehoods about my service and those who dishonor the dead.
Hate the war if you must, not the warrior.
Honor the fallen and respect the living.
Semper Fi, Fox

ecfree
05-18-10, 03:05 PM
Well, I'll add my 2 cents to this thread. I don't post much and have grave reservations about those who speak with authority about that which they know not personally.
I was 0311, a grunt and proud of it. Highest rank, Corporal, squad leader.
Served my entire tour with 2nd Platoon, Fox 2/1, Quang Nam Province, RVN, 1968-69.
No Name Island, Go Noi Island, Arizona Territory, Dodge City, Tu Cau, An Hoa, Que Son Mountains, Liberty Bridge and many more named and unnamed places that I remember well.
Operation Pipestone Canyon and Durham Peak are distant memories but unforgettable to me.
I was wounded on 21 June 1969.
Before rotating home I had heat rash, jungle rot, gook sores, malaria, ringworm and weighed all of 140 pounds.
God Bless all my brothers I served with, especially those on the Wall.
I hate wannabes and falsehoods about my service and those who dishonor the dead.
Hate the war if you must, not the warrior.
Honor the fallen and respect the living.
Semper Fi, Fox
WELCOME HOME SCOTT......
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

kaelobo
05-18-10, 05:01 PM
:sick:Thats like jackolpe hunting, and if your good you get one every time.......................usmc

mrmason52
01-13-11, 09:31 PM
Hi...I served in camp fuji japan, and camp swab okwanaia in 1974 and was discharged in jan 1975 after being assautled inside the gates of camp fuji. looking for anyone who knew me and knew what had happened to me...if you can help pls contact me..thanks Michael Mason

REZ1NK
02-09-11, 05:11 PM
I served at An Hoa and Danang 69-70

rick taylor
02-10-11, 06:15 AM
Was in foxtrot 2/1 6/1966 6/ 1967.

MajorMC
02-12-11, 06:16 PM
:usmc: March 1968 - March 1969 (Various Locations in RVN) :usmc:

....... Fox 2/5 - 1st Marine Div (0351 Gunner, 0311 Squad Leader)
....... 1st CAG - III MAF (0311 Civic Action Platoon)

.

garycrittenden
02-28-11, 11:07 PM
Third Batalion Fifth Marines--An Hoa--Hill 65 and Hill 10
1969-1970

Greg weaver
03-05-11, 05:51 PM
Greg weaver. Usmc 9/64to9/68 2104137. Was from Florida at that time,and after discharge and some. 14000 miles found Alaska and have. Been here 40 plus years now..would like to hear from anybody that was in the unit at any time in rvn 907 373-2673. Wasilla Alaska ////gweaverak@aol.com simper fi. From namo through contain

montana
03-06-11, 01:53 AM
Greag weaver...i have a brother in Wasilla....maybe your his neibor....?? maybe not too

be safe and welcome home

Greg weaver
03-08-11, 10:45 PM
Greag weaver...i have a brother in Wasilla....maybe your his neibor....?? maybe not too

be safe and welcome home

I have been here over 40 plus years. Since getting out of the marines. Was you,r brother in wasilla a marine? Semper fib. Greg weaver. I live about mile 6 off KGB. A mile and a half back in the woods. Later

montana
03-09-11, 12:14 AM
Greg
hes been there about 14 years...he is numba 1 machanic for a cement Co. there
im the only one of us 4 boys that was in the service.

ggyoung
03-09-11, 11:21 AM
Greg weaver. Usmc 9/64to9/68 2104137. Was from Florida at that time,and after discharge and some. 14000 miles found Alaska and have. Been here 40 plus years now..would like to hear from anybody that was in the unit at any time in rvn 907 373-2673. Wasilla Alaska ////gweaverak@aol.com simper fi. From namo through contain

Greg I was with Whiskey 3/12 and made the landing at Chu-Lai on 7may65 attached to 1/4 then to 2/4 on Starlight. We were the only artty on site of Starlight.

rufus1
03-13-11, 05:16 PM
1972 Spring offensive or Easter offensive which ever you want to call it. Danang with Whiskey/Tango VMFA-232 RED DEVILS. Had rockets come in regular and small arms fire from Dog Patch which we lived just across from and the sappers wanting to crawl in. Was with ground support there until we went to the jungle in Nam Phong , Thailand (The one and only ROSE GARDEN) Remained there until I returned to the states.

SemperFi0321
04-01-11, 03:02 PM
3D3 - 3RD Reconnaissance BN - 3RD Marines - Quang Tri - 1969

Carpshooter
04-01-11, 05:51 PM
I was in Country in 1970 stationed at the terminal at Chui Lai ( last airwinger there ) & Danang . :iwo:

crzyjrry
04-01-11, 06:52 PM
I Landed in Danag April 1965 3rd MAF. I was a cannon coaker {A} Btry 12th Marines The other side of hill 327.

corky0566
04-16-11, 09:03 AM
looking for alol marines that served in nam between 1968-1974. please give location served. semper fi...

Check out www.fromthehalls.com (http://www.fromthehalls.com)

Lots of Vietnam Marines etc. and the site is owned by a Vietnam Veteran...
Semper Fidelis :flag:

Corpsmanup24
11-15-11, 12:05 PM
Hotel 2/4 when we were the 9th MAB, 26th RLT and then over to III MAF and then III MarDiv. Was with the 26th RLT in Okinawa at Camp Schwab with A Company 5th Medical Battalion. Instructed Rappeling and was in charge of physical exercise after Sergeant Adams went back to the States.

Carl Price, HM3

jherald
11-22-11, 07:18 PM
Rasmey died at Quang Nam on Feb. 11, 1969. I am a local historian in Stuttgart, Arkansas who has found his "unmarked" grave. Pictures are posted under my profile. I would love to hear from ANYONE who served with him, as the process to work with family members to get military marker with community support will surely bring up some raw feelings. I have a posting from Tasby that is especially kind. My direct email is jheraldfb@gmail.com.

Carpshooter
11-23-11, 07:42 AM
Rasmey died at Quang Nam on Feb. 11, 1969. I am a local historian in Stuttgart, Arkansas who has found his "unmarked" grave. Pictures are posted under my profile. I would love to hear from ANYONE who served with him, as the process to work with family members to get military marker with community support will surely bring up some raw feelings. I have a posting from Tasby that is especially kind. My direct email is jheraldfb@gmail.com.

Very sad , wonder why he never got a marker ?

It happens , but it does make alot of us brothers sad !:flag:

jherald
11-23-11, 10:54 AM
His mother had already passed away, and his father died about a year later. The family listed in obituary all seem to be half-siblings. I've noticed under current rules for markers that the "stone setting" fee must be paid out-of-pocket and may have been too much for this broken family to pursue. I don't see that the parents' graves are marked either.

Carpshooter
11-23-11, 07:27 PM
His mother had already passed away, and his father died about a year later. The family listed in obituary all seem to be half-siblings. I've noticed under current rules for markers that the "stone setting" fee must be paid out-of-pocket and may have been too much for this broken family to pursue. I don't see that the parents' graves are marked either.

This is very sad , as I look at my DD214 and at least my Serviceman's Group Life Insurance Coverage in '71 was $15,000 . :iwo:

dancinstace3
06-10-12, 04:23 AM
I first just want to say I thank GOD for you the local historian and all the brave men and women that served with my uncle.I have nothing but respect for you all.I currently live in Frisco,Texas and i am 1 of many neices of PFC Robert Lee Ramsey Jr,my mother Nerlene Meriman was actually his only sister whom sad to say died at an early age of 32.I within the last couple of years started to do reserach on my uncle and came up empty handed.I don't know much because i wasn't born until 1971.I never knew where his grave was, nor did i not know that when you are killed in the line of duty you aren't given an marker or gravestone.I know absolutely nothing about the military.I did however just a couple of years ago write in to the military and i do have all his record shot records &etc. and a couple of medals along with his purple heart medal that i wish cherish forever and pass down to my children.If there is anything i may help you with do not hesistate to ask.I thank you all for being so considerate seeing to it that he now has a headstone from a recent picture i've seen and i thank everyone.my uncle does also have 2 living brothers in Stuttgart that are older that may be also to tell you a thing or two about him.Please keep in touch.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Yours In Christ,

Stacey Meriman-Thomas





His mother had already passed away, and his father died about a year later. The family listed in obituary all seem to be half-siblings. I've noticed under current rules for markers that the "stone setting" fee must be paid out-of-pocket and may have been too much for this broken family to pursue. I don't see that the parents' graves are marked either.

billcpoulton
06-10-12, 10:12 PM
Did you know jack scarpinato?

billcpoulton
06-10-12, 10:23 PM
Fourfinger, were you with 1 26? Did you know jack scarpinato?

NevadaCoyote
08-15-12, 06:41 PM
Lookin' for people that served in MABS 12 Motor Transport in 69and 70.
Just wonderin' where they are.
I remember two Jimmy Carters, called them big Jim and little Jimmy.
There was a mechanic named Don Crow, he was a cpl.

Rich1161
08-16-12, 03:10 AM
LSU 2/26 Mar or Apr 69 to Jul 69

PvtShane
08-21-12, 08:07 AM
Did anybody serve with Edward L. Gardiner? He was my father and served with 3rd Force Recon in Vietnam. I think it was 65-66/67. I know his callsign was Cat Eyes and his close friends know him as Lloyd. Anything about the man that Inspired me to become a Marine would be great

NevadaCoyote
08-21-12, 08:47 AM
Glad to see ya made it home. Did we ever meet?

FistFu68
08-21-12, 10:07 AM
:evilgrin: Pfc Shane one of My C.O's was a Mustanger with them in 66...I'll give the Ole Fart a Holler...He'd probably know Cat Eyes,Oh He was my C.O. in tha Fall of '68,after Capt.Wild Bill Dabney, "Capt.Hoover R.E." Semper Fi :beer: :iwo:

Apache
08-21-12, 10:36 AM
3rd Rcn. 68-69
Co Ordiantes in and around Chu Lai

Cat Eyes was one of the few talked about in my time.

Send address and I can forward 3rd Rcn pictures your way.
Who knows ? Cat Eyes could be in one of them (?)

romeo bravo
04-05-14, 10:56 AM
69-71, 2nd Cag Cap224,...Proud as hell of USMC,but if I'd known what I was getting into,....well,...hmmm,..........Semper Fi Don't know how I made it back alive, but I did!!

wks055
04-06-14, 10:50 AM
69 - 70 FLSG-B and 1st Mar Div, Dong Ha, Quang Tri, LZ Stud, Da Nang
Semper Fi!

chulaivet1966
04-06-14, 01:15 PM
3rd RCN 1968-1969
Chu Lai and surrounding

I knew that. :)
Brother Apache....hope all is well with you and your orbit.

Me...W/2/11 Feb. 66 - March 67....all Ops with the Fighting Fifth.
A few being:
Jackstay....down south on Long Thanh peninsula
Osage...north at Phu Loc/Bach Ma
Colorado...Tam Ky/Hiep Duc mtns.
Nong Son Mtn for some weeks 1st quarter of '67.
Home fire base was Hill 35 10 miles N. of Chu lai.
We only passed through Chu Lai for ammo after offloading from the Princeton 5/8/66.

Another day above the dirt.
A great day to all.

Carry on....

blustudring
04-07-14, 12:25 AM
H company, 2/9 3rd Marine Div.
Northern I corp 1969
Quang Tri Dong ha, Rock Pile Stud
AshauValey
DeweyCanyon Laos ambush
0331 M60 on foot

Larry Reichard
04-28-14, 09:16 AM
Now for those who had some laughs and for those of who think they know let me set the records straight. I went to Bien Hoa on May 1972 with a Admin group in advance with VMA 211. I did not work in the office after the skyhawks arrived from Iwakuni. I ran supplies up route 13 to An Loc. The only Combat Army unit in Vietnam at the time was a small unit of the 7th Cav located at Long Ben. All mobil transport was driven by ARVN. I went on these runs often while stationed there. I ran first Aid supplies and yes if was volunteer work authorized. I was with a friend Luis Alonzo who was killed by a 122 rocket. We were out in the open going to pay day. He picked up the pay, and I was near. Unfortunately I have the pic a friend gave me of the 4 foot whole it caused. We were near the barracks. I have pics on my runs up Highway 13, and at times stopped at a army base called Camp Gary Owen that at the time had 105's and had several units of Arvn to run the artillery support. Camp Owen was NE of Bien Hoa. And by the way I did work with the security in and around the West side of Bien Hoa in and around the river. The MPs had the gates and Arvn units had the security of the base. I left Vietnam on March 11, 1972.

ChuckH
04-28-14, 10:46 AM
Larry
Check your dates in your post...

Larry Reichard
04-28-14, 02:38 PM
ChuckH: The dates are correct. There were 220 marines at Bien Hoa and on March 11, 1972 most of us left. The unit VMA211 stuck colors on Jan 1973 and moved back to Iwakuni. Not sure of the actual date but about 10 years later the 211 moved to Mag 13 which it remains to this day. Google Easter Offensive 1972.

ChuckH
04-29-14, 12:42 PM
Larry, my bad.... I just reread it twice.... I got confused..:p
Welcome Home Brother..

thenoseknows69
05-12-14, 09:29 PM
Hi Bruce, was in HMM 362 Phu Bi and than aboard ship about april 69.

Richard Beck MSgt USMC

kwerner
05-13-14, 01:45 AM
Was with 11th Motor T Oct.1970-May71 then off to Camp Schwab with 2/9

H46Flyr
05-13-14, 04:07 PM
Hey nose
Was 262 at Phu Bi then? I was with HMM-262 from Oct. 67 in Futema Okinawa
We arrived on LSD-2 USS Belle Grove in Da Nang harbor on Dec. 31 st then to Cua Viet then river boats to Dong Ha and trucks down to Quang Tri I was NCOIC of Flight equip. and flew as a gunner when ever I could. Flew 381 missions Alot of those were to Khe Sahn and surrounding hills during siege and TET 68.Extended in late 68 and final bird back to the world mid 69.

Apache
05-18-14, 10:25 AM
PM outbound suggestions how to get a face to face meeting arranged

jawhed
05-18-14, 04:26 PM
hello and good day , I will try to help you or point you in the right direction. first make copy of your dads dd214hen get in touch with www.amervets.com/library.htm (http://www.amervets.com/library.htm) so you can find the units he served with. then go to tws.com and check the locator for anyone who was also there. semper fi.

ChuckH
05-21-14, 02:46 AM
hello and good day , I will try to help you or point you in the right direction. first make copy of your dads dd214hen get in touch with www.amervets.com/library.htm (http://www.amervets.com/library.htm) so you can find the units he served with. then go to tws.com and check the locator for anyone who was also there. semper fi.

This web site is run by The American War Library. DONT use it, it is a pay Bulletin Board Service.
Just Google The American War Library and see what it's all about...

Apache
05-22-14, 09:42 AM
Let's HOPE you don't run into this----
I had completed my first tour and was in Okinawa waiting transport to USA.
After what seemed a long time I asked what was taking time to process out.

My Service Record Book had never left the states !
SRB had to be shipped to each command I was assigned to until it caught up with me.

THEN I could be formally processed out

Chitown722
05-22-14, 10:49 AM
I was the drummer in the Coral Sea band, guest dj on the ships radio station, operated the Marine Corps press room, honor guard, brig guard, and other functions. I am trying to reach anyone in my detail or on ship that remembers me during my tour of duty. Thank you.

Wayneww
09-29-14, 07:26 AM
Just love it when that type gets outed. semper Fi bro.

oddieusa
10-13-14, 01:17 PM
Looking for Marines who were in Vietnam, Hotel 2/3, 2nd platoon during 1967 thru 1969.