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Camp Matthews

By: David Means

In august of 1964 I was in platoon 359 and we were the very last series to qualify at Camp Matthews.While at the rifle range in early august one of the instructors gathered our platoon around to tell us what had just taken place in the gulf of tonkin.He then stated that all of us had better learn how to shoot the m-14 with proficiency because in about a year from now we would be in Viet Nam.How prophetic his words were as in june of 1965 I arrived there with c-1-9.I was proud and slightly surprised that I qualified as an expert with the m-14. SEMPER FI

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