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

    LIKE MOST OF YOU BRAVE SOULS I ALSO FFLEW INTO DANANG ON AMERICAN AIRLINES. REMEMBER THE STINK AND THE CATTLE CAR RIDE TO THE DANANG BASE. WAS ASSIGNED TO THE Ist MARINE AIR WING THERE. THE WHOLE PLACE SMELLED LIKE SHIT AND PISS.
    REMEMBER ASKING THE DRIVER WHAT YOU DID ON LIBERTY THERE. HE LAUGHED AND SAID THERE IS NO LIBERTY AND YOU WORK 12HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK. SURE DID BURST MY BUBBLE. AFTER A WHILE AND GREAT MARINES WE MADE OUR OWN FUN. 12 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK LESS TIME TO THINK ABOUT HOME AND GIRLFRIENDS.
    I FELT SO SORRY FOR THE FEW MARINES I LIVED WITH WHO GOT MARRIED BEFORE DEPLOYMMENT. WHAT MISERY THEY WENT THROUGH. HAD ONE KID WHO DRANK AFTER SHAVE TO KILL THE PAIN.
    WHY DID THEY DO THIS TO US THEN ABANDON US. 55315 DEAD FOR THEIR DESIRE TO PLAY WAR. REMEMBER THEM WHEN YOU MEET THEM IN HELL.
    SORRY NOT RELATED MUCH TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION.
    JUST VENTING.
    SEMPER FI MARINES AND GOD BLESS.
    BRENDAN MC CARRON 1st MAW DANANG 1966 1968.


  • Bz

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  • Bz

    C130


  • Bz

    We landed in Nam on Nov 28th 1966 aboard a C139 from Okinawa. Moved to Dong Ha and Chu Lai, Khe Sanh months later with First Marine Div. We exited out of rear of C130 around 1400hrs and it had to be over 110 outside. That night it stormed and temp dropped to 75 degrees within 45 minutes. Drenched in rain and Froze our butts off. Weird start of 13 months.


  • Ron Hoffman

    If anyone is trying to find information on their unit while in Vietnam, go into http://www.recordsofwar.com/vietnam/usmc/USMC_Rvn.htm
    On the left side of the page you will find a list of all the units that were there. Click on your unit and it will give you the Command Chronologies by date. Click on one of them and it will take you to another page that will show you a logo for PDF. Click on it and you will see the Command Chronologies.
    I printed off the ones for the time our unit was in Nam in order to write my book, TO HEAR SILENCE. I ended up with a stack of paper over 11″ high. So there is a lot of info there.
    Hope this is helpful.


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