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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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Memorial Day And Rolling Thunder 2016

I visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps this year. I just stopped and stared for a few minutes… Amazed at this Beautiful sight… the closer I got the more tears I had. I could have turned around right then after these photos and walked out being totally at Peace with the Museum.

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Looking For Squadron Mate

I am looking for anyone who knew, or served with Lt. Larry Helber (F-4 RIO), VMFA-334, DaNang, MIA 23Jan66. I have become close friends with his family and his children want to talk to anyone who may have known their father. Last year, I rode a bicycle from MCRD-SD to MCRD-PI to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and dedicated my ride to Larry’s memory. Continue reading “Looking For Squadron Mate”

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TAPS For LCpl John Payne

We learned today with great sadness of the death of my Marine Brother LCpl John Payne, of Folson, LA. John received a new lung through the Madison, VA hospital in December of 2013, five days before I received mine. We both had Pulmonary Fibrosis. Continue reading “TAPS For LCpl John Payne”

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Summer Of Love

The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Although hippies also gathered in major cities across the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco remained the center of the hippie movement. Continue reading “Summer Of Love”

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1st Radio Battalion Vietnam Reunion

At one time, these ‘young’ Marines were all members of 1st Radio Battalion, most served in either Kaneohe Bay or Vietnam or both.

We just finished our 2016 1st Radio Battalion Reunion in San Diego, and a great time was had by all. Of course, we visited MCRD San Diego.

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Living In The Past

Last week SSgt Jim Leonard asked if anyone had ever seen the type of dog tag he mentioned. Myself and several other guys in my outfit were issued them on a trial basis. Enclosed is a picture of it, alongside my regular tag I was issued in boot camp. Nobody ever took our picture for the new tag, and nobody I knew ever even wore it on the chain with their regular tag. Continue reading “Living In The Past”

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