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50th Anniversary Of Arriving In DaNang

Sgt. Grit, I arrived in DaNang on Aug 26, 1966, 3 months shy of my 20th birthday. I still remember the flight from Okinawa and looking at my fellow Marines and wondering which one of us was coming home. Fortunately, most of us made it. I found this travel voucher from October 1966. Continue reading “50th Anniversary Of Arriving In DaNang”

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Marine Detachment USS America CVA 66 Reunion

Reunion – MarDet USS America CVA 66

The Marine Detachment USS America CVA 66 (early edition 1965-1969) will hold its fifth reunion in Norfolk, VA, our homeport 50 years ago, from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5, 2016. Contact Les Holzmann by email – lesholzmann@verizon.net, for details. Continue reading “Marine Detachment USS America CVA 66 Reunion”

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Marine Corps Olympians

MCCS Forward

Throughout the history of the Marine Corps there have been many examples of Marines who have excelled on both the battlefield and the playing field. We have listed just a few that have stood out as Marines and represented the United States in the Olympic Games. Continue reading “Marine Corps Olympians”

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Going To Write The CG of MCRD San Diego

Our reunion, 3/3 Viet Nam era, was in San Diego a couple weeks ago. Of course we went to a Friday Graduation. Afterwards we had a few moments so I wanted to see if the EGA on the base theater was as shinny as I left in Dec 1965. You see our PLT. drew maintenance duty instead of Mess duty. Continue reading “Going To Write The CG of MCRD San Diego”

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2016 Vice Presidential Candidates Have Marine Sons

Both VP candidates – Pence and Kaine – have a son who is a Marine. First Lieutenant Nathaniel Kaine, an infantry officer with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, and 2nd Lieutenant Michael Pence, who is currently in flight school at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Continue reading “2016 Vice Presidential Candidates Have Marine Sons”

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