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0331 Gun Squad 1968

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0331 Gun Squad 1968  1st Battalion 4th Marines Shield Emblem

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We weren't "special" but we killed a lot of NVA at close range. Still got their blood stains in my head, not complaining just talking to myself. The guys in the photo were lions as teenagers now dead and gone. Semper Fi

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  1. #1 landingzoneloon
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    We weren't special but we killed a lot of NVA at close range in 1968-9. Still got their blood stains in my head, not complaining just talking to myself. The guys in the photo were just teenagers all crazy beautiful killers, now dead and gone without trace or fanfare. 1st PLT Delta 1/4 USMC. Semper Fidelis.
  2. #2 landingzoneloon
    Re: 0331 Gun Squad 1968
    There's a new Vietnam War Biography that recently came out called: LZ Sitting Duck - The fight for FSB Argonne. A collection of first hand stories written by the grunts that took the hill, again, and against the same intractable foe. One that was well prepared and ready to die to the last hard core soldier. This non-fiction biography is about an undermanned Delta Co. from 1/4 3rdMarDiv and the battle to retake fire support base which was located in the jaws of the NVA's deepest stronghold. Two clicks from the Laotian border and within sight of the DMZ,this terrible vicious fight was a straight up face to face smash mouth battle where the marines came and retook Argonne from the best that North Vietnam had to offer. The mostly unknown and completely forgotten battle that cost many good Marines their lives, including the battalion commander, is remembered and told by the grunts that were there and survived. SF