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LCgreat
03-26-2013, 05:14 PM
What year did you serve, and unit or units you served with ?

I served with three Units 3/27 Mike Co.,3/5 India Co.,& 2nd CAG III,MAF, U.S.M.C.

6/28/1968 to 7/16/1969.

Guest
03-26-2013, 05:27 PM
You were in the Marines, LC?

Right on. So was my guy, not Vietnam, but...

Much respect.

OceanloverOH
03-26-2013, 07:09 PM
My Dad (who has always been my personal hero) is a retired Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant who went to Vietnam twice. I don't know his unit designation(s), but he was at Marble Mountain 68-69 and again 70-71. I did not serve in Vietnam (in those days, women weren't allowed in combat areas), but I enlisted in the USAF (Dad had a conniption when I even mentioned enlisting in the USMC, lol) in 1974, at the tail end of the Vietnam war.

Thank you, LCgreat, for going to war to keep me safe!

Calypso Jones
03-26-2013, 07:21 PM
Yes Thanks LC. Are you looking for VietNam Vets. PM me if you are and i can hook you up with a few that might be agreeable to exchanging stories.

Roadmaster
03-26-2013, 11:36 PM
Well can't help you, Dad was in the Korean war and first part of the Vietnam war, air force and one of my cousins was a pilot in the Vietnam war. Both are no longer living.

LCgreat
03-27-2013, 07:21 PM
Well can't help you, Dad was in the Korean war and first part of the Vietnam war, air force and one of my cousins was a pilot in the Vietnam war. Both are no longer living.

Sorry to hear about your family lost, May both, Rest In Peace!

garyo
03-27-2013, 07:35 PM
I was to young for the Viet war, my Dad was a Korean Marine vet who's best friend was Joseph Vittori who was awarded the medal of honor protecting hill 749, one of the most fierce battles of any recorded battle in American history, he is 83yrs old and we never knew what he went thru until he recently opened up and told us, they were in -30 degree weather for 3 days and nights fighting hand to hand combat, my Dad was awarded 2 purple hearts and when he finally told us about it he cried, I never saw him cry before. Toward the end of the Viet Nam war he made arrangements to have my Brother and myself to go to Canada and stay with family, he hates war, God be with him, he is my hero.

Roadmaster
03-28-2013, 04:00 PM
Sorry to hear about your family lost, May both, Rest In Peace!

All my uncles 16 of them, dad, and cousin made it out alive, just none living now. Most didn't serve in Vietnam, Dad was the youngest in his family. They were my hero's but dad said the only hero's were the ones that didn't make it home. He didn't like talking about it but I guess he lost some good friends.

birddog
05-09-2013, 05:45 PM
Most of us VietNam era Vets lost good friends over there. Some died there, and some died later over here. I lost a good friend who was a tunnel rat. He thought everything was clear, and he went back into the tunnel without a mask looking for a buddy, and he got gassed.

Mister D
05-10-2013, 09:46 AM
I was born the year Saigon fell. My father was in Algeria and the Belgian Congo.

st james
05-15-2013, 03:19 PM
USN RAG 104 Mekong Delta 2 mos. 4 years USS Ranger CVA 61, Top Gun of the Pacific fleet.

NaturalBorn
11-17-2014, 10:14 PM
6652

RA, U.S. Army 1968-74 active 1975-78 active reserve.

West Germany 1969-70 3rd Armor Division, Spearhead

RVN 8/1971 - 4/1972, C Trp 1/1 Cav. attached 23rd Infantry and 196th L.I.B.

Welcome home, Brothers!!

Old Ridge Runner
11-18-2014, 08:40 AM
Gunnersmate 2nd Class, USS Forrestal - 1967. I'll say no more about that day.