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08-25-09, 09:47 AM #256
I think I was maybe behind you. I went in Oct 1965. I was in the Hydraulics shop in VMCJ-3 to start after AIT and Memphis etc. - some time Spring 66.
Remember there were two guys - 1 an E-5 and the other maybe an E-4 who were extended and were in there fifth year?
Bitter - bitter - BITTER people. But I learned a lot from them.
I do remember the VMCJ-3 major rotation of equipment and pilots to Nam. I went down to Diego to help load the equipment on the LST. If you did - you will surely remember that the ship had not been in service since Korea! I could not remember when it was. I just remembered I was not in squadron long enough to be sent.
I rotated to Nam in July ' 67 just in time for the bomb dump surprise. I spent my year there and then reupped for the 2nd tour and went to H&MS11.
How did you get from VMCJ-3 to VMFA-122?
Us photo recon and electronics guys don't normally like to get our hands smudged with bombs and stuff.................. LOL
My name is Rich Green
I was from Indiana then.
08-25-09, 10:51 AM #257
[quote=MarineKansas;535146]I think I was maybe behind you.
I too met some guys that didn't think going home was worth it. They were planning on spending the rest of their lives in Viet Nam. Who knows, may have been the same guys...
I was a Disbursing Clerk working at 1st MAW HQ. I was sleeping in a hut in the H&MS-17 compound. Not a part of VMCJ but I think we paid them.
08-25-09, 07:06 PM #258
Top! You sure awoke a distant memory of DaNang. When that AF B52 crashed of the end of the runway there wasn't much left. If I remember correctly, the crew member in the tail section did suirvive. The same thing happened the night that a C141 was crossed the ruinway and was broadsided by a phantom taking off on a mission. I think the crew chief on the C141 ramp was blown out of the back aand survived. The load included oxygen and acetyline bottles flew all over the place when they exploded.
08-25-09, 08:06 PM #259
Was thru there many times , I was on hill 55 and we had a communicatins shot from Hill 55 to hill 327 and than to the ops center of 1st LAAM bn. When ever we could go on an admin run to Da Nang we would always go to the PX and beer garden at the base of 327.
08-26-09, 12:09 AM #260
Freedom Hill Px???
08-30-09, 12:16 PM #261
08-30-09, 01:50 PM #262
Aw DogPatch!! Directly across from my tent and later hooch.. Aug.65-Sept.66, Trk.Co, 3rd Svc. Bn., FLSG, III MAF
08-30-09, 02:32 PM #263
BILLY-BOB....I was told that I arrived at Yakusaka, Japan the first week in September, 1969. Because my brains got scrambled, in country....I truthfully HAVE NO IDEA!!! .....Doc Quack
09-01-09, 01:09 PM #264
Wrench....your house must have been near mine. I was in 3rd Ser Bn also, in Engineer Maint. Co. Did you know a gut by the name of Ron Peters? We ended up going TAD to Chu Lai. He represented MT and I represented Engineers.
09-02-09, 12:36 PM #265
It was off limits I remember in the short time I was in-country...
09-05-09, 01:29 AM #266
09-30-09, 11:32 PM #267
I was at FLC 70 - 71 went through dp all the time riding shotgun to all over....never stopped but heard alot about the place.......did my rr china beach........got a nice camera stolen while doing the thing there........I have been looking for anyone from Plt 1084 MCRD San Diego or Co "A" 3rd Recon, Kaneohe Air Station 73 to 77.....welcome home marines........semper fi
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