I recently completed, with 10 other former or retired Marines, all Vietnam veterans, a 14 day visit of Vietnam. Arriving in HaNoi on 27 April then traveling to and around the old I Corps area from Chu Lai to the DMZ. We visited all of the significant Marine positions and traveled what used to be part of the Ho Chi Minh trail from Khe Sanh to DaNang through the A Shau Valley (a 10 hour bus trip).
It was a trip of a life time that has given me memories much more pleasant than the ones I have carried since my first trip there 40 years ago.
The attached photo was taken 3 May 2009 inside the Citadel, Hue City Vietnam.
Left to right as you looking at the picture are Robert Puskar, Kevin Kennedy, Michael Lewzader, Robert Ballou, Kenneth Prewett (holding Grit’s catalog) Phil Sonner, and John Harrington.
Thanks for you interest,