Attached is a picture of the 3/26 Marines mortar platoon. Taken in Okinawa 1966, just before deployment to Vietnam. I was a member of that platoon durint transit and for a short while “in country”. In Vietnam I was transferred to L/3/26 where I was given an M79 and became a grenadier. In the photo, the marine second from left, first row standing, is a Sgt. Armstrong who earned the Navy Cross during action around Con Thien on Sept. 7/8, 1967. Same area and time, I believe, that L/Cpl. Starkey mentions in the latest Sgt. Grit newsletter.
Cpl. Charlie Carter
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