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  1. #16
    If there is anybody out there from platoon 258,parris island 1972 and one of your drill instructers was sgt.dicks,please contact me at centillionare123@aol.com.i would like to get a copy of our platoon picture if you still have it. A.vasquez


  2. #17
    Added three new books..

    Three New books to add.

    1st MCRD S.D. Platoons 2001,2002,2003 Jan. 9 1985 to March, 22 1985

    2nd MCRD P.I. Platoons 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075 Aug. 5 2008 to Oct. 24 2008

    3rd MCRD P.I. Platoon 141 May 21, 1973 to Aug. 6 1973



  3. #18
    Looking for Marines of Honor Platoon 2255 12/1968 or 01/1969


  4. #19
    Hello Marine 55!
    I am hunting my platoon book from 97. Stepped on the yellow footprints 16 Dec 96 and was born (graduated) on 23 Mar 97. I have been hunting it for several years now with no luck. I am exhausted. If you have one or can help track one down I would be indebted to you!!! Looked all over Amazon, eBay, and Leatherneck. I don't know what else to do.
    I eagerly await your response!!
    Desperately seeking...


  5. #20
    Adding another Platoon Book From Parris Island
    Jan. 30 - 1954 to April 10 - 1954 Platoons 51 & 58
    excellent CONDITION..


  6. #21
    Adding another new book ..
    Platoon 4020 & 4021 July 2 , 1987 to Sept. 12 , 1987...



  7. #22
    Hi Charlie,
    I am going through the same circumstance as the Marine you're helping Kenneth White. I was wounded in Dai Do, Vietnam in 1968 and medevaced to an Army MASH unit in Da Nang. Somehow/someway my medical records were never transferred from the Army MASH unit to my unit 3rd Tank Battalion (USMC). I have submitted the appropriate paperwork DD149.

    I was denied my purple heart because they could not verify that I was wounded through medical records. I was told my medical records would be sent to my command, which they never were. Is there anything I can do to get my Purple Heart? It's been such a long time that I have almost given up on trying to pursue getting my Purple Heart, until I read your e-mail.

    Semper Fi,
    Russ


  8. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlesnake View Post
    Hi Charlie,
    I am going through the same circumstance as the Marine you're helping Kenneth White. I was wounded in Dai Do, Vietnam in 1968 and medevaced to an Army MASH unit in Da Nang. Somehow/someway my medical records were never transferred from the Army MASH unit to my unit 3rd Tank Battalion (USMC). I have submitted the appropriate paperwork DD149.

    I was denied my purple heart because they could not verify that I was wounded through medical records. I was told my medical records would be sent to my command, which they never were. Is there anything I can do to get my Purple Heart? It's been such a long time that I have almost given up on trying to pursue getting my Purple Heart, until I read your e-mail.

    Semper Fi,
    Russ
    Russ....
    I read about Dai Do hell and there is a documentary on YT still available (I think).

    Found this site which has the AAR of 3/4 in May '68.
    See the 'download' button at top right of the .pdf file menu bar.

    I haven't read it yet but maybe this will help connect the dots regarding your dilemma noted above.
    https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2435140

    This is the homepage link if you desire further AAR info:
    https://www.archives.gov/research/mi...and-chronology

    Hope that helps....SF


  9. #24
    Russ....
    I noticed the Dai Do Op began in April 68.
    I couldn't find the 3rd Tank Bn AAR for April but I did find the 3rd MarDiv AAR for April which may be helpful also.
    https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2432039

    Carry on...


  10. #25
    Thank You for both of the e-mails SF. I really appreciate them!!!
    Russ


  11. #26
    Marine 1955 & Chulaivet 1966, I 'd like to Thank You both (I went to the sites)...I hope you received my posts. I was having issues with my computer yesterday.

    God Bless,
    Russ


  12. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlesnake View Post
    Marine 1955 & Chulaivet 1966, I 'd like to Thank You both (I went to the sites)...I hope you received my posts. I was having issues with my computer yesterday. God Bless, Russ
    Yes....saw your response....glad to help.

    Back in 2008 I began researching my SE Asian history and managed to find all the AAR's for my unit (W/2/11) during my time.
    They can corroborate one's memories and my memory of it all certainly wasn't going to get better as I hit 70.
    I also downloaded AAR's for other units in the 1st MarDiv that we were attached to (1st MarDiv, BLT 1/5. III MAF, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5) which were also informative/interesting reading.

    Yes....it takes some digging and going beyond page 1 of your Google searching.

    Anyway....good fortune to you on your quest for more information.

    Carry on....


  13. #28
    It is going to take a lot of digging and work. Hopefully there are still records somewhere. I am positive there was no research done to retrieving my medical records from the Army when I submitted form DD 149. Or such poor records were kept in Vietnam that they may have been destroyed if they were received by my unit?

    Semper Fi,
    Russ


  14. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlesnake View Post
    It is going to take a lot of digging and work. Hopefully there are still records somewhere. I am positive there was no research done to retrieving my medical records from the Army when I submitted form DD 149. Or such poor records were kept in Vietnam that they may have been destroyed if they were received by my unit?

    Semper Fi,
    Russ
    Russ....if you haven't done this already....

    I'll throw out one more option for you to pursue which I would say is a protocol for someone like yourself.
    In the link below you can request copies of your military records.
    See the middle box at top of the page regarding the form SF-180.
    Fill it out completely and accurately.....and just wait it out.

    https://www.archives.gov/veterans/mi...ervice-records

    It will take months but you will be current with what they have for on record for you.
    You never know what gems of info you may uncover.

    Yes....I did it some a few year ago....waited (6) and got a packet full of info including health record history.

    Hope that helps....


  15. #30
    Thank You once again for all the valuable information, it really does help (I didn't know about form SF-180). I will get the form submitted very soon. I really am praying that somewhere there are medical records and they will be found.

    Semper Fi,
    Russ


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