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About landingzoneloon
First Name:
Rick
Last Name:
Everington
Rank:
E-4
Where did you attend bootcamp?:
MCRD Parris Island
What date did you graduate bootcamp?:
12/1967
What was your bootcamp platoon number?:
3047
Duty Stations:
I Corps
Year Entered Marine corps:
1967
Year Exited Marine Corps:
1969
Wars and conflicts you were in involved in?:
Vietnam
Combat History:
Con Thien, DMZ, LZ LOON, Khe Sanh, Vandegrift Combat Base
Military Biography:
I was 18 yrs old in 1968 with an 0331 MOS, a Colt 45 Auto on my hip and an M60 resting on my right shoulder. I was scared until I killed my first NVA. Realizing how easy it was we started getting a taste for killing them. Fortunately, they never took the chain off of our necks so we could never get after them like we could have done. Truth is, we were led by politicians and not Marine commanders. Looking back, in retrospect there was no way to win. Win what? It seems counter intuitive but by leaving Vietnam we won. The undeclared war injected huge amounts of dollars into the economies of SE Asia which became a bulwark against Red China. SF
Gender:
Male
Favorite Quote:
"Come on, you sons of *****es, do you want to live forever?" Dan Daly
Favorite Movie:
Casablanca
Favorite Book:
LZ LOON: A Marine Story

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