Vietnam 67 - 68

I joined the Marine Corps in 1957 and retired in 1978. I was with 3rd Bn. 9th Marines. We left Okinawa in Jan 1967 but I can’t remember how we entered Vietnam. If anyone who was with 3-9 at that time could e-mail me and let me know how we landed I would appreciate it very much..I’m starting to forget a lot of things and I don’t want to forget how I got to Vietnam.
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  • BRENDAN MCCARRON 1st MAW

    MARINE THANKS FOR YOUR CLARIFICTION. I AM A VERY BITTER MAN AT WHAT THEY DID. I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET THEM IN HELL. THEN THEY WILL REALLY FIND OUT WHAT HELL IS LIKE. NOTHING WORSE THAN AN ANGRY MARINE WHO IS IRISH. THANKS AGAIN OF YOUR RESPONSE AND WILL GLADLY PUY A FEW BEERS IF WE EVER DO MEET.
    SEMPER FI. MARINE. YOU SURE DID GET TO SEE VIETNAM ON THE GOVERMENTS DIME. HELL I GOT STUCK AT DANANG FOR 20 MONTHS.
    HAD A BALL. AGAIN THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT REPLY.
    BRENDAN MCCARRON 1stMAW DANANG. END OF 1966 TO THE MIDDLE OF 1968. WHAT A RIDE. NEVER WILL FORGET IT.


  • RT

    Brendan,
    Please accept my sincere apology for the misunderstanding. I can understand why you were pissed and don’t blame you. But, when you quoted “…55315 dead from their desire to play war” and in the very next sentence you said : “Remember them when you meet them in Hell” I was pissed a little myself. I hope you understand how I made the mistake and hope you forgive me for the misunderstanding. It was a political war that we paid the price for and feathered many “Fat Cat’s” pockets back home who never saw Nam. Yes I am a Marine, GREEN THROUGH AND THROUGH. And yes I did serve in Nam in 1966 and 1967 and was at mostly up north at Phu Bia, Hue, Cobi Than Tan (Camp Evans), Dong Ha and places that didn’t have a name that I was aware of. Just like so many others, I went where I was sent, did what I was told when I was told and looked forward to the day I could return home again to my wife ALIVE. I hope this explanation helps cool your anger towards a fellow Marine.
    SEMPER FI MARINE!


  • BRENDAN MC CARRON

    RT . F.U. AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON. A. H. THOSE GUYS I MENTIONED WERE THE POLITICAL HACKS WHO SENT US THERE NOT MARINES. IN MY WORLD ALL MARINES GO TO HEAVEN BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN THRU HELL A.H.
    GET A REAL LIFE. YOU PISSED ME OFF. LOOK ME UP SOMETIME AND WE CAN TALK FACE TO FACE. ARE YOU A MARINE? WERE
    YOU IN NAM? WHERE? WHATS YOUR MOS??
    TIME FOR ANOTHER BEER TO HELP ME FORGET. TRY IT OR GET LAID. YOUR FRIEND BRENDAN. AN IRISH MARINE.


  • RT

    In your infinite wisdom, how do you know I or any of those brave men are going to hell?


  • Paul 0311

    I also flew a charter in to Da-Nang from Okinawa. Landed at night,not sure what time, NCO came on board told us to run like hell to the green bus,then laughed as he watched us. “Welcome to Vietnam” !! Paul 0311


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