Marine Joke

What happens if you put a Marine in a padded room with three ball bearings?

He will break one.
He will lose one.
He will make one pregnant.
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  • Ken Tocha

    I was on the other side of the runway coming back from NCO club having 5 cent beers. We were in a truck. We got closer and we were told to get out of truck. We walked out into field and saw the explosions. Then we saw the really big one with the fireball and huge shock wave rings. That is the last thing I remember probably for about a month after. I worked in the USAF bomb dump. We had loaded up the revetments with bombs, napalm, etc. I suffer from PTSD and maybe TBI. I stayed in Gunfighter Village. Ken Tocha Munitions Specialist. USAF 68-69 DaNang Airbase. Does anyone know me?

  • Michael Pelucca

    I was a Cannoncocker with 11th Marines in 67-68 on hills 55 and 55 and around the surrounding areas when the ammo dump was hit with a rocket and as I recall the fuel dump up as well. Don’t remember if was late 67 or early in 68 when that happened – we all felt it and it looked like daylight was upon us. We all thought here comes a big offensive. Mike Pelucca – Sgt – 1966-70

  • Nick Hayes

    I was west of the runway with 225 (immediately adjacent to Dogpatch. That was the most impressive fireworks display I have ever seen. I think what impressed me the most was that you could actually see the shock waves traveling through the air so you knew when to brace yourself for impact. What it did to corrugated roves, plywood walls and what few windows there had been was indescribably. Most of Dogpatch went horizontal. I certainly had rockets explode closer to me, and bullets flyer closer to me and spent numerous nights hunkered down scanning the approach to our position, but I NEVER had an all day fireworks display to match that one. I think it was also in April that we had 147? rockets land in our compound, but I will NEVER forget the most expensive fireworks display of my lifetime on April 27th.

  • Tony Mastriani

    I was in the back of a 3/4Ton somewhere in Danang when the first big explosion hit. We were stopped in traffic and everybody jumped out, thinking it was all over. There was a definite shock wave but no damage. That evening, we sat on our hooch roof (5th Comm, next to MMAF) and watched the shock waves travel through the cloud cover.

  • Mike Rummel, Sgt, USMC, April 1967 — Jan 1971

    Captain Kidd: I think that was the day ASP-1 blew up. It was south of Freedom Hill, not far from the III MAF Brig, I believe. We heard a brush fire got out of control. I was a 2881 (Tactical Crypto Tech) with Electronics Maint Co, Maint BN, 1st FSR/FLC. Maintenance Battalion occupied the southeast corner of Four Corners, on the DaNang AB side of Route 1. The continual explosions wreaked havoc on our infrastructure. We were told everyone else around us was evacuated, BUT we were to line the perimeter facing Route 1 in the event the VC tried to take advantage of the chaos. We were there for a day or more, alternating Marines on the perimeter, with those taking shelter in the bunkers. Frankly, it was boring, except for the continual explosions. We were never sure if one was going to be of sufficient size to reach us. In the end, the concussions are what took out whatever flimsy buildings we had within our compound.

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