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    Luis why............................................... .................................................. .usmc


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    Al,
    I flew in a bunch of 46s. They were our usual method of insertion/extraction. If you put in any 3rd Recon, it could have been us. One memorial ride was on 30 Jan 68. My team was hit hard-2 KIA and 8 WIA out of ten. (Semper Fi! Ferris and Stihler) The bird set down on the edge of a treeline, we boarded, all of us, and the pilot pulled pitch. We took fire from at least 3 twin mount 12.7s and a whole bunch of little people. At this point I'm out cold from loss of blood and don't remember a thing. We set down a mile away from our extraction point and switched to the second 46, which took us to Delta Med. This was related to me by the then CO of BLT 2/4, who happens to be my Godfather! I saw the bird when I got back from the Repose, and it was shot to pieces. Not one person got hit! Them wingwipers had some brass cajones! (only war story I ever put on the net, and one of my worst memories)

    Luis needs to know what it's all about. When your brother on the right gets his blood splattered all over you, you pick him up and move to help your brother on the left. You don't join the Corps for the easy ride, and you never, ever leave a brother, whatever the cost.

    Luis, there's a reason that we're the Few. Be damn sure you want it. And beware of old Marines telling war stories!


  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by 03Foxtrot View Post
    Another grunt here ! Served all over Quang Nam Province, RVN from 11/68 to 12/69 in 2nd Platoon, Fox 2/1. If my memory serves me right, Operation Meade River was just finishing up and I learned quickly to hate the entire area we called home for the next 12 1/2 months. The Arizona Territory and Dodge City especially sucked. Goi Noi Island and No Name Island were two places I learned to loathe and fear because of so many booby traps and frequent contacts with both Charlie and NVA. I myself was WIA on 21 June 1969 and I still mourn many a buddy that remains young forever. After participating in Operation's Pipestone Canyon and Durham Peak from the low lands to the Que Son Mountains, rice paddies to triple thick jungle, I decided that this grunt hated the entire country of South Vietnam. I finished up a Corporal and a squad leader and when I rotated home I weighed all of 138 pounds. I either had or recently had gotten over, heat rash, ringworm, gook sores and immersion foot, malaria and dysentery. Some good memories with a lot of bad ones and the usual demons and ghosts that seem to never let go. My best to all of you other combat veterans, whatever war you served in, whatever your capacity. To my fellow brother grunts from Vietnam, keep the faith and always protect the memory of the fallen from those who bring dishonor and disrespect to what they and we survivors accomplished.
    Semper Fidelis
    03Foxtrot, I was in all of those same places at the same time, however, I was attached to Golf Co. (Captain Frank Adams) as an S-2 Scout, you know, "glorified grunt". I spent about 6 mo. in the bush, (mostly Pipestone Canyon), about 5 months on Crow's Nest (Marble Mountains) and a couple of months in and out of the battalion area. I live in a fairly large city, bu I can count on one hand the former grunts that I've talked to. It's nice to find a site like this.


  4. #34
    Forrest,
    Great to hear from you and thanks for responding to my post. I wrote you a rather lengthy reply previously, but when I tried to post quick reply it asked me to log in again and after I did so, the screen went white and blank and my reply disappeared . I seem to always have problems with the various sites I actually decide to write on.
    Semper Fi, Scott


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    Forrest,
    i'll try to keep it short. I have no idea what a S-2 Scout did. Did you work with the Kit Carson Scouts or our Scout-Snipers or possibly gather intelligence ? I remember Marble Mountain and Monkey Mountain, mostly from a distance. Your profile says you are still in ?
    Semper Fi, Scott


  6. #36
    This is my first post, need too find one that is all Marines, I'm sorry to say but the bunker that i am on will be shutting down after about 8 tears on Dec. 31st

    My name is Larry Walker I served with fisrt Amtrac from Dec. 1967 until July 1969,, then I was tranferred to 1st Tanks outside of Da Nang until Feb. 1970


  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by 03Foxtrot View Post
    Forrest,
    i'll try to keep it short. I have no idea what a S-2 Scout did. Did you work with the Kit Carson Scouts or our Scout-Snipers or possibly gather intelligence ? I remember Marble Mountain and Monkey Mountain, mostly from a distance. Your profile says you are still in ?
    Semper Fi, Scott
    I'll have to check my profile. No, I was only in for 2 years. The S-2 Scouts were the same as the Kit Carson Scouts. I thought the Army called them Kit Carson Scouts. You could hardly miss Marble Mountain. It was in everybody's pics (at least 2/1's). We had a 106 up there and Naval Guns. A couple of Army guys on the searchlight. It was great duty. Lots of action, and no humping. The scouts ran a radar thing and then became riflemen when the snipers started in on the 106's as their buddies fired rockets into Danang. There were more scouts than companies, so we rotated fromCrow's Nest to the bush.


  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by scarback View Post
    This is my first post, need too find one that is all Marines, I'm sorry to say but the bunker that i am on will be shutting down after about 8 tears on Dec. 31st

    My name is Larry Walker I served with fisrt Amtrac from Dec. 1967 until July 1969,, then I was tranferred to 1st Tanks outside of Da Nang until Feb. 1970
    Larry, sounds like you were neighbors of 03Foxtrot and myself. I have a picture of an Amtrac hitting a mine as it went through Nui Kim Son, I took from Crow's Nest. Was that your area? Not sure of the date.


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    On Dec 24 1969 about one mile from hwy 9 just outside cam lo. me and another marine were on top of a m48 with GOD ON TUBE. while it was exploding/on fire. it was about 1600 hrs..........and it was hot.........flak jacket smoken,rounds zippen .and we were accused of being crazy,we are both here today more or less, that would be project 972/north forward outside DONG HA,that day we hung out with f troop3/5 blacknights,......................usmc


  10. #40
    You are the first person in 42 years to mention the Ville of Nui Kim Son. This was a place that all of we 2/1 Marines knew well from constant patrolling. And I'm sad to say, my memories of it are clouded with sadness as well as good memories also. It was the first place that I saw an old mamasan pull up her pants leg and let loose with a straight stream and I also remember that the kids all came up to us trying to sell smokes and drinks and whatever. I also remember that their were some Marines who died there because some kids detonated a booby trap on them and from then on, I never looked at the kids in the same way. I trusted no one that was Vietnamese. I'll keep this short too because I don't want to again lose a post to the computer demons because of the length.


  11. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest View Post
    Larry, sounds like you were neighbors of 03Foxtrot and myself. I have a picture of an Amtrac hitting a mine as it went through Nui Kim Son, I took from Crow's Nest. Was that your area? Not sure of the date.
    I was station up by the DMZ, at a place called Cua Viet, next to the ocean,


  12. #42
    I think there was a gook cemetery right next to that village. I think thats the place I used to smell all that ****ty incense while walking on patrol.


  13. #43

    Cua Viet

    I was in My Loc too. Was with BLT 3/1 in early 68. I think there was a cemetary.


  14. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by scarback View Post
    I was station up by the DMZ, at a place called Cua Viet, next to the ocean,
    You also mentiond being in tanks outside of Danang. Were you on Operation Pipestone Canyon? We had some there with us at times.


  15. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest View Post
    You also mentiond being in tanks outside of Danang. Were you on Operation Pipestone Canyon? We had some there with us at times.

    When I was with tanks, I worked with the Korea Marines and was at Hoi An for defense and escort service for mine sweep on roads


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