I read in my search where someone said that Pl 339 had been released under a different number. One clue was that the cover was different than the others from PI. It had something to do with the statue of the flag raising on Iwo Jima and the way it was facing—I believe it was a different side of the memorial and if was facing right. Not only my Platoon is not found, but it appears the entire series is missing. 2ndMARDIV, FMF 3rd Bn, Series 336 consisting of 336, 337, 338, 339 Parris Island, Dates Jul 7, 1961-Sept/Oc 1961. I’m still looking but find with the entire series missing, a lot of us are.
Does anyone know of this happening and if so, am I correct in my description. If so, it was shorten the time of examining each possibility when searching. And if these book sellers would simply list the DI’s would be a big help. My HDI was S/Sgt Rushing; also Sgts Fox, Long and Phillips.
Thanks for your help. I am going in for three operations, to related to disability of breaking my back in four places while which stopped my hoped for career cold. Would also like to see if S/Sgt Rushing (rank at the time) is still with us. Actually, when no one from family showed for my graduation, he helped me out a lot. I never got to say thank you. I’m usually a loned so his help meant a lot to me, one of a three generation Marine family.
Pvt. Thearle James Lacey, Jr. 1970***