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04-28-03, 04:38 AM #1
Still looking 2/4 & 3/6 Marines, Fuji fire survivors
I am still trying to find Marines who survived the 1979 Fuji fire, and Marines of 3/6. I have a memorial on my site at Warriors Den. Semper Fi to all!!
04-28-03, 05:56 AM #2
I never heard of the FUJI FIRE.
I was stationed at Middle Camp Fuji in 1956 & 1957.
There were three camps at that time. North Camp, South Camp and Middle Camp. Was the fire at one of the camps?
04-28-03, 07:42 AM #3
I recall something about a fire, but don't remember any specifics. Was there early '77 with 3/4.
Last I was able to follow 3/6, they were still at LeJeune.
http://www.lejeune.usmc.mil/2dmardiv/36/ should take you to their home page. E.A.S.d from 3/6 Dec'79 after their first trip to GETMO.
04-28-03, 07:59 AM #4
Just researching, 3/6 may be at 'Kabul, Afganistan', reported as of Jan. 2003.
Looks like they have been reclassified and attached to the reactivated 4th MEB(AT).
Danm.... I missed all the 'special' stuff
04-28-03, 08:13 AM #5
I do recall the fire at the base camp in 1979. I was there with L 3/4 in 1978.
04-28-03, 10:25 AM #6
When you say base camp. Did they do away with some or all of the Fuji camps and open a new camp Fuji.
04-28-03, 11:45 AM #7
Actually, it was called both, but Camp Fuji is probably the most familiar. From what I recall in 1979, was there was some kind of a fuel storage area that somehow caught fire. Then the fuel started leaking and, the Camp sits on a slope, and the fuel streamed its way down into the qonset hut area where the troops were billeted. Don't recall if there were any fatalities, but I'm sure someone here has a better recollection.
04-28-03, 02:23 PM #8
Middle camp was build on an upslop,but I don't remember any oil storage at the top of the incline. Alos the buildings were not qonset huts but woold buildings.
04-28-03, 02:25 PM #9
They must've done some remodeling since I was there. In 1978, we lived in qonset huts. Had to walk about 200 yards to the shower facility/head. Good thing we were there during July when it was warm.
04-28-03, 05:54 PM #10
If you go to my site and look at the links on the left, you will find the Memorial and story of the fire. That would be quicker then me telling here. http://www.angelfire.com/rant/military/index.html Also, Kegler300 is correct on the above!!
04-28-03, 07:02 PM #11
Camp Fuji, 1962
Was a tent camp with a shower tent and **** tubes in the lava ash. The wood bulidings were the ones that the Japs used for their Bell helo.
The only wood building we had was the chow hall.
We were living good!
Four pics, 1962---getting old.
04-28-03, 07:04 PM #12
04-28-03, 07:07 PM #13
HOK-! helo, (widow maker) was used for sea and air rescue.
04-28-03, 07:13 PM #14
OE-1 Observation plane.
04-29-03, 04:01 AM #15
greensideout,- You have better pics of Fuji then most of the internet! The buildings they built after the fire were made out of wood. Semper Fi!!
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