Vietnam

By: Dale Sutton

I too was in Vietnam in 1965-66 1/9 the walking dead we landed by LST on the beach at DaNang on June 16th 1965. We came to there from Okinawa. My unit was on Oki for about 6 months before going to Vietnam I came home in July of 1966. I transferred to the USAF in 1968 and Maintained C-130 Aircraft for many years. In April 1973 I was part of Operation Homecoming when we brought the first POW’s out of North Vietnam. It was at this time I was able to talk and remember all the time in VN without any stigmas. I was very proud to be a part of the POW release, I retired from the Air Force in 1985 never forgetting my time in the Marines it is the proudest time of my Military Career.
Once a Marine always a Marine. Semper Fi my brothers.

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21 comments


  • George WILLIAMS

    White Beach is on OKINAWA….(home of the water tanks {people carrier}).


  • Murray M. Hermanson

    Steve.
    They got the name, I was told from Ho. They pissed him off some time in the first year of the war. Ho said kill them all, they are all as good as dead. “They are walking dead.” Check 2July1967 Operation Buffalo, known as worst loss for Marine Corps in Vietnam. Murray 1371, Vietnam Dec 66 to Aug 68 back May 69 to Aug69. Many operations went with 1/9, 2/9, 3/9, 2/26 and others. On the first 50,000 pulled out in Aug69 with 1/9.


  • Steve Eaton

    That is why they r called “The Walking Dead” ! CH53 CrewChief w/ HMM165, Late72/73.I flew in operation Ceasefire! What a joke. I don’t wanna get carried away. Please pray for ALL our troops all over the world. From Gitmo 2 the damn sand box ! Semprer Fi


  • Nick

    Found where White Beach was, Located about 20 miles south of Chu-lai just north of Bantagan Peninsula. If anyone cares. Nick


  • Nick

    Where was White beach?


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