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Jim Holtby 
jimmieholtby@yahoo.com
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Friday, 22. September 2017

Thank you for your page. I was over there from July 1969 at Dog patch for a brief time before our move to Camp Books
I can relate to your describing some of the mismatch of MOSs encountered there. I had a non applicable MOS of 3513 (Autobodyman) fixing auto wreck damage lol??? They threw me in with a group of other misfit MOSs to build new hooches at Camp Books aka Carpenter squad?
I had a secondary MOS of 0141 and I always ended up in a HQ office. We had 3 of my Carpenter buddies that all eventually volunteered for your PRC. They would stop by to visit us a couple of times before they rotated back. I wish that I could remember their names. 
I was also there at the HQ office the night of the EM club fragging!
Thanks again for letting me share my experience there
Semper Fi

pete cooper
brlmkr3@gmail.com
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Thursday, 21. September 2017

Career Marine 62-82.  FLSG-B 69-70.  Plt Sgt, 2nd Plt, Prov Rifles later part of 69, early part 70.

RussellNabayan
NabayanR40@sbcglobal.net
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Wednesday, 30. November 2016

I was part of Prov Rifle from 1969 late to 1970   was sent over from lst bn supply  some of the guys that I remember  was Kay and Red   carried an M60 for awhile and Radio  

Ron Martin (Marty)
ronmartin84@yahoo.com
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Friday, 11. November 2016

Billy joe I had emailed you and sent a picture of me a few years back and wrote that I was in the 2nd Platoon 2nd squad and squad leader  for a short time before I went back to the states. I was with the provisional Rifle Company from August 1969-May 1970. I still have my Citation with the Roaster of the men that were awarded the Combat Action Ribbon for being under Hostile Fire. I will email it with some pictures if I can do that on this sight. I was in Dung Ha and Quan Tri before I came to Da Nang. My email is ronmartin84@yahoo.com

steven sheffer
sscsheffer@newrr.com
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Friday, 09. September 2016

tom calato and bruce finnigan were freinds  lost touch  god bless


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Tuesday, 09. August 2016



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Friday, 27. May 2016

I was with Force Logistics Comand Maintenance Bn. Heavy Equipment shop fromm October 1969 to November 1970. Would like to hear from anyone there during that time .

Sgt Rick Quimby
quimbyrmd@juno.com
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Tuesday, 26. April 2016

PRC July 70 -Nov 70. till disbanded.

SGT THOMAS THOMAS   PRC OCT 68-JAN69
pattom547@aol.com
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Monday, 18. April 2016

I arrived at fly on 2Oct68 and immediately joined PRC.  I was assigned to headquarters and couldn't wait to get out of the compound.  Although I was only in PROV RIFLES 4 months, it was that experience of the vietnam war that I remember the most and have the fondest memories.  After I left PRC, I was transferred the the R&R Center at freedom hill as a troop handler.

Randy Jernigan 2 Bravo 
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Wednesday, 02. March 2016

It is with a very sad heart that I advise you of the passing of Joe (torpedo)Hadler. Joe was one fine Marine and will be missed by all of 2 Bravo and the rest of  his Prov Rifle brother at arms. He was always ready to help anyone who needed it. He loved his brothers and his Corps.
Rest in peace until our last Muster.
Randy Jernigan
Ssgt. of Marines


Randy Jernigan 2 Bravo actual

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Wednesday, 02. March 2016


G Wayne Huckelberry
wayneh16@juno.com
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Monday, 11. January 2016

Thanks for the great info. I was at Camp Books Dec 67 to May 68 with H&S Bn Comm. Our maintenance chief was MGySgt Cunningham and our Company CO was Major Brooks. I led a reactionary squad making patrols the month of January 68. I fondly remember seeing Bob Hope at Freedom Hill Christmas 1968. I made many runs for Camp Books to Da Nang transporting equipment to and from higher echelon radio, wire, radio relay and teltype repair. Two days before I rotated I was stopped for speeding on H1 coming back from my last in country run. Joined on my 18th BDay and sworn in 11 Nov 65. Boot camp SD Feb 66. Comm-elect school then Nam. Got out as a Sgt in June 69. Re-enlisted Sept 72 as a PFC. Retired May 30 1989, but then called from retirement Feb 91 for Desert Storm... long story. Lets just say the Corps screwed up about 100 retiree lives becaise of a cluster****.

G. Wayne Huckelberry
GySgt USMC Retired

G Wayne Huckelberry
wayneh16@juno.com
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Monday, 11. January 2016

Thanks for the great info. I was at Camp Books Dec 67 to May 68 with H&S Bn Comm. Our maintenance chief was MGySgt Cunningham and our Company CO was Major Brooks. I led a reactionary squad making patrols the month of January 68. I fondly remember seeing Bob Hope at Freedom Hill Christmas 1968. I made many runs for Camp Books to Da Nang transporting equipment to and from higher echelon radio, wire, radio relay and teltype repair. Two days before I rotated I was stopped for speeding on H1 coming back from my last in country run. Joined on my 18th BDay and sworn in 11 Nov 65. Boot camp SD Feb 66. Comm-elect school then Nam. Got out as a Sgt in June 69. Re-enlisted Sept 72 as a PFC. Retired May 30 1989, but then called from retirement Feb 91 for Desert Storm... long story. Lets just say the Corps screwed up about 100 retiree lives becaise of a cluster****.

G. Wayne Huckelberry
GySgt USMC Retired

Cpl. Patrick King
rkpat3588@yahoo.com
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Friday, 06. November 2015

Just checking in....Glad to site still up and running ...You're doing a helluva job Billy Joe....Happy Birthday USMC....

Billy Joe Churchwell
billy@billyjoe.net
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Friday, 10. July 2015

Hello Rick,

I was in 3-Bravo at the same time. Are you the same guy I’m calling Carol Marks on the PRC web-sight? I went by your brothers house in California in 1970 to see if you wanted to bull shit. We have a Facebook page too.

Billy

Rick Marks
rfm812@gmail.com
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Thursday, 09. July 2015

I'm Rick Marks......not Carl Marks or Carol Marks. Remember me ?????

Rick Marks
rfm812@gmail.com
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Thursday, 09. July 2015

I was with Bravo-3-bravo  march 1970 to oct 1970
Carri
Vrimmy
Hagerty
Barbosa 
Pops
John Wayne
Hondo
Marks
Lurch
Thatshard

R. D. Gillis Jr.
rspangenberg@ec.rr.com
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Tuesday, 16. June 2015

Don't ask too much, but yes, I was at Camp Books. Wish I could remember more though.

RES
USMC

Big Tam
scotsman_at_large@fastmail.co.uk
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Wednesday, 20. May 2015

Hey Billy Joe. There is way too much to read here in one night but I like what I've read so far. It's a pleasure working with you. All the best. Big T

ART D TREVIN
NANOOKBRANDY@YAHOO.COM
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Wednesday, 29. April 2015


WELCOME HOME MY BROTHER- SEMPER FI
1ST PROV RIFLE CO   1966
KYHA CHULIA PROV

81 M.M. PERIMETER
THANK YOU FOR YOUR STORY- THANK YOU FOR SERVICE

CPL ART D TREVINO
USMC

Ron "Mouse" Brobst
ronbrobst@yahoo.com
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Friday, 24. April 2015

I was a private and "Baker" at the FLC Bakery from July '67 to July'68 when my enlistment ended and I went back home. I was also volunteered for Perimeter guard duty the month of September '67. Lucky me -- the 1st time I believe, 122mm rockets were fired on the base, with some landing in center of the base (where most of Officers were bunked.) Next night or so they moved out of that area to outside areas, because the rockets seemed to be fired at the base coming thru the "Goal Posts" (the two radio towers) that had to leave their lights on so helicopters wouldn't hit them at night. 

I volunteered for "clutch" and started patrols, etc in Jan '68 before the Tet Offensive" started. I was only 5'3" and 117# back then, so everytime we went on patrols and we came across small "bunkers" or holes, of course the Sgt would call me, lucky for me I only found cob webs, lol. My M-14 was too big to take in with me, so just had my bayonet and felt me way thru. Again lucky for me. All I could think of inside, was what happens if I got killed inside, who's coming in to get me. Things get worse after TET Offensive started. I can't remember most names anymore. My best friend at the time was on with me was L/Corp Pesci another "Baker". I also volunteered for every convoy to go out on as I could. I heard that Cpl Pesci (from NJ) eventually became an Officer still in Food Service and finally retired sometime I belive in the late 90's. John, if you ever read this, give me a "shout"  Guys, Love you all, "Semper Fi"

Greg Jeranek
gjpjaj@aol.com
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Thursday, 19. March 2015

Served on Provisional Rifle unit in 1970.  Thank you Billy for this website. SEMPER FI! 

Corporal Gregory Jeranek

Steve Hansen
shansen1018@verizon.net
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Sunday, 15. March 2015

I was at FLC from May 68 thru Jun 69. I went on ProvRifle in Jan 69 through the end of April 69. Took my R&R in Sydney in early May. Rotated to the World in mid June 69. ProvRifle was the source of a lot of pride and some of my best memories in country.

Greg Jeranek
gjpjaj@aol.com
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Saturday, 14. March 2015

PROUD member of Prov Rifles 1970.

Sgt. R.T. Gambrel
terry.gambrel@yahoo.com
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Friday, 09. January 2015

I am trying to get a hold of combat action reports on Jan/69 at Force Logistics Command on{perimeter}Post eleven. I do not remember the week or the day that I and three others saw action approximately 01:00-03:00am. I am needing this for my records and a clarification of my experiences due to my disability. I would appreciate the help in this area. 
                                                       Thank You,
                                                            Semper Fi
                                                                R.T.Gambrel

Will Clifford
Clfmustang@aol.com
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Friday, 05. September 2014

slowly got up, and moved his chair inside of the Quonset hut, ending his idyllic sunning session.  The buildings faced the Engineer compound (whom I suspected of engaging Camp Books in numerous fire fights), but have no idea of where those shots came from.  Anyway, the roadway was safely lower than the raised level of the Battalion Hdq Quonset huts so I safely sauntered to wherever I was going.

During a rocket attack January '67 pre TET I was able to gather up Cpl Quinn, a member of Shipping Platoon who had been badly wounded and taking a nearby jeep got him to the main aid station; later, Lt Strew asked me why I didn't take him to Charley Med nearby (he was upset because I had ran the jeep into a ditch -- no headlights - - near the main sick bay)   but no further harm came to Quinn. Well, a jeep ride seemed the easier method rather than a fireman's carry, besides, with the crap coming in I didn't exactly think about it too much.  Later we learned that the Commandant had pinned the Purple Heart on Cpl Quinn in the Great Lakes region  badly mangled left hand, and tendons sprouting from his left shoulder, strangely absence of a bleed out.

Morning after the beginning of TET, Provisional Rifle folks had rounded up about a half dozen VC suspects and had them laid out face down in front of the side gate bunker; sentry had two Claymores lined up on them, they remained quite motionless except for one who kept trying to look back at us; we let him look.

There is much more but I am not sure if this is the correct venue to explore.  I will end by expressing my sincere thanks and appreciation for the blood, sweat and tears that members of the Provisional forces expended to keep us safe.  You enabled the uninterrupted flow of supplies and material to the units in the field; think of the medical supplies that saved thousands of lives, the food and ammo required to batter the hostiles.  

Billie Joe, a truly great job with this web site; thank you. Sorry I inadvertently kept splitting this posting


Semper Fi

Will Clifford
Clfmustang@aol.com
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Friday, 05. September 2014

was hysterically running around the bunker in circles, definite candidate for PTS. Fortunately, otherwise, the bunker had been empty, it was behind the Supply Company CP along that boardwalk.

Another interesting incident took place while I was walking down the road in front of the Supply Battalion area; a rather large SNCO was sitting in a chair propped up against a telephone pole adjacent to Ration Company, enjoying the sun.  I heard a loud pop, and wood splintered from near the top of the pole; about a few seconds later, another pop, and more wood splintered a few feet below the first hit; the SNCO

Will Clifford
Clfmustang@aol.com
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Friday, 05. September 2014

I submitted a posting 1Sept14; for clarification, I left my grade/rank on the parade field during/after the retirement ceremony/parade.

I envy the comradeship enjoyed by the members of the Provisional Units; while gaining some measure of satisfaction in obtaining a commission, it was a high price to pay, absent the close relationships enjoyed while enlisted.  If you don't understand, I could never adequately explain it to you.

FLC, Red Beach, luxury in the "field" personified, although adequate field protective positions were not in evidence.  The water table was about two feet down from the surface, as I remember it.  Captain James and I had started building a fighting hole adjacent to our hootch, got about three sand bag levels above ground level finished when that first rocket attack came in. Fifty rockets struck the Da Nang airfield, and many changes rapidly took place there also.

I noted that in later photos, the hootches were more adequately protected with 55 gal drums filled with sand, and multiple layers of sand bags piled up and around them.

During one of the attacks, as I was running toward my platoon's billeting area I passed a bunker that had taken a direct hit, and hearing a loud screeching sound, I paused, shining flashlight into the now topless bunker and a RAT

Will Clifford
Clfmustang@aol.com
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Friday, 05. September 2014


Capt Wilfred J. Clifford USMC (Ret)
Clfmustang@aol.com
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Monday, 01. September 2014

I can sympathize with Hal Davis who served with 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, lst PRC. His Service Record Book (SRB) page 3 "RECORD OF SERVICE' records his: organization; date; reason; primary duty; conduct "mark"; proficiency "mark"; and signature of marking officer. So if he was TAD from his parent unit, it would have been recorded on page 3 along with the type of duty. It would not be reflected on his DD 214; he needs to send away for a copy of his service record book (using his service number, unless he was still on active duty when ID was switched to social security number (bad idea of some jerk off).  He can then use the page 3 as evidence for qualifying for the Combat Action Ribbon; his unit clerk should have picked up on that while working up his DD 214.

Some background: While serving as a staff sergeant, I applied for and was accepted to OCS as a Warrant Officer candidate in 1965; upon graduating from the Basic School at Quantico May of 1966, my group was commissioned as 2ndLts (temporary).  After about a year on station at Quantico, received orders to Viet Nam.
I served at Camp Books with Supply Bn.,as a 2ndLt then lstLt from July 1967 to August 1968; assignments consisted of PltnCmdr, Salvage and Reclamation Pltn; Receipts Control O; Covered Storage O; BnLegal O; PltnCmdr, Rapid Reaction Pltn which was a collateral or "additional" duty.
I remember the first rocket attack on the base in Sept67; there were no bunkers anywhere, except perhaps for the Commanding General, and "Sick Bay." Overnight, bunkers grew like mushrooms.  Shortly thereafter I was assigned to investigate "theft/misappropriation" of Government Property by a member of MaintenanceBn; it turns out that the young Marine had  gathered up material to build a bunker for his section; this was the first, and as far as I know, the last of such an investigation, possibly because of the language and accusations that I submitted pertaining to the chain of command.

lstLt Larry Strew ran the Packaging and Preservatio Pltn, and at one time was the BnLegalO; he also conducted patrols outside of Camp Books.

I have a article from one of the newspapers circulating around I Corps from Sept 1967, I retained it because it involved some of my Marines: "VC SNIPER SITES JUST A HAIR OFF," DA NANG-Lady Luck was with a 19-year old Marine supply clerk, when a VC sniper's bullet tore into his helmet, grazed his hair and went out the other side of the helmet. He came out of the ordeal practically unscathed, but Pfc John C. Carlisle, Houston, Pa. said he, "was never so scared in my life." As a member of SupplyBn., Force Logistic Command's provisional rifle platoon, he was on a reconnaissance patrol near Hoa Khanh village close to the FLC perimeter when enemy contact was made.  The Marines heard a noise as they approached the sand-flats and two men, Carlisle and Pfc Mingo Gutierrez Johnson City, Texas were dispatched t5o check on the noise.  Shile they were searching the area, Pfc Kirby J. Piper Cameron, Mo spotted two shadowy figures sneaking up on the unsuspecting Marines.  He notified Carlisle and Gutierrez, who started moving in on the enemy.  In the ensuing fire fight, Carlisle was knocked spinning into a rice paddy bgy a rifle shot which knocked him unconscious temporaily.  "I got up with a pierced helmet, a whopping headache and a ringing in my ear," says Carlisle, "but the bullet didn't touch me." A photo came with the article.  Later, Carlisle said that he never wanted to hear a loud noise again; he was on his was to PTSD for sure.  

I served from 14Sept53 to 1Nov73.

Semper Fi


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Saturday, 30. August 2014


Jennifer Garrett
Jenniferdear@yahoo.com
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Saturday, 23. August 2014

Billy. Thank you so much for the wonderful web site you have made. I found some pictures of my husband I will cherish forever. He never speaks  of his time over seas. Thank you for giving me a little insight of what you all endured. God bless you and all who served..proud  wife of  Ted Garrett

Wayne LaBancz
w.labancz@comcast.net
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Wednesday, 18. June 2014

Semper Fi Marines. I just made contact with Billy and was excited to find out that there was a web site out there with members of the Provisional Rifle Company listed. I was in country June of 1970. I only did 4 months duty when I was sent home on emergency leave. Through e-mail with Billy we believe I was with 3rd Platoon 1st or second squad. I remember being in the last hooch and around the corner were the kennels for our Scout dogs. I became good friends with one of the handlers, his name I have forgotten. I would be happy to hear from anyone of you.

Leonard Sabatino
lennysaba1950@yahoo.com
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Friday, 13. June 2014

Billy please email me. I was with Provisional Rifle Company 1969-1970. I am from Hawaii but live in CA now.

Leonard Sabatino
lennysaba1950@yahoo.com
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Friday, 13. June 2014

Billy please email me. I was with Provisional Rifle Company 1969-1970. I am from Hawaii but live in CA now.

T.M. McCann
clontarf9@gmail.com
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Tuesday, 08. April 2014

BillY:


It's been a few years since I last looked at your site. WELL DONE ! There were few Marines that chronicled there time down South In The Republic That Once Was Vietnam.I recall SEPT 1966 when J.K. Books was KIA. We watched the event from Red Beach. All of us wanted to be there and help the CAP Marines that were catching Hell. 

Thanks for your best efforts in keeping CAP and FLSG"A"/FLC alive.


SF,


T.M. McCann
Red Beach FLSG"A"/FLC
The Republic That Once Was Vietnam

Ron "Mouse" Shannon
maineiac50@roadrunner.com
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Sunday, 06. April 2014

I see you served with Leech. Recently saw him at our reunion in Colorado. He is doing OK and still as crazy as ever. Mouse

Walter Hand  camp books 6/68-7/69
handcole789@verizon.net
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Friday, 04. April 2014

I was a cook for the O-Mess and baker I did two months in the clutch platoon as an a-gunner.did several night patrolls and a couple of ops with the 3rd marines. i finished my time at thge e-mess L/cpl at time.recived to cook of the month plaques.

Cpl. Antonio P. Olivas
aolivas50@gmail.com
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Thursday, 03. April 2014

I was part of PRC 1969 and 1970. I remember sgt. Albright, Kerry Reinbold, pfc bivens, sgt. Monte, pfc Sabatino and many more. I hope all your dreams and ambitions were fulfilled. God bless you all. Please send me pics if you can.

Damir Velic
damirvelic33@yahoo.com
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Friday, 31. January 2014

Thanks Bill

Ed
rossi92353@gmail.com
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Thursday, 16. January 2014

Interested person thank you

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Friday, 03. January 2014

Roger; Put your photos on a disk and contact Billy Joe who built this site via email. He will tell you where to mail the disk, at least that was how it worked for me.
Semper Fi
Randy J

Roger J.Conley
r-econley@sbcglobal.net
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Monday, 16. December 2013

I was just trying to figure out how to submit photos. I have a stack of them from Red Beach .
           Semper Fi
            Roger

Rob Wood
robwood@wwdb.org
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Sunday, 24. November 2013

To Pat McDonough & Larry Wilkins,

Was Dan Shirtiger the one that was wounded when two of the FLC patrols crossed paths on a night patrol in about Feb?Mar of 1969? 

pat mcdonough
mcdonoughpatrickj@gmail.com
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Monday, 04. November 2013

to larry wilkins ,I have pup nutter info ,were looking for the same people.not sure if you remember me .I asked shirting to take point for me the night he was hit ,haven't be able to find many people ,pup ,mike solitro

Dennis E. Hayes
arbeloshomes@sbcglobal.net
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Saturday, 02. November 2013

Have published my second book, The Pyramid Home Book, as a kindle e-book on Amazon 

Rob Wood
robwood@wwdb.org
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Monday, 21. October 2013

Found this email on this site but cannot respond because email address bounces back. Can anyone help? This happened feb/mar of 69.
harrell lambert  ( COONARSE 
harrellanislambert@yahoo.com
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Monday, 21. October 2013

Found this email on this site but cannot respond because email address bounces back. Can anyone help? This happened feb/mar of 69.
harrell lambert  ( COONARSE 
harrellanislambert@yahoo.com
 Submit Comments  Saturday, 15. December 2012  I'm commiting on Robert Woods letter about the marine that got shot while walking point.I was suppose to have ran that patrol.I was squad leader and point man.Theres not a day that goes by that I don't think about it.I have ptsd and getting hehp 

Ernie "Spanky" Natiello
clymnt@gmail.com
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Friday, 19. July 2013

Hey Marines,

I worked in the Comm Center from Aug68 to Dec69 as a tech on the data circuits that used the KG-13's(IBM360,1013's). I was known as Sgt "Spanky" for most of my time there, even the Major in charge of Comm Co didn't know my real name for quite a while:) Quite a few of the Marines in Maint Plt did PRC. If you remember me, get in touch. I'm especially looking for info on a "Russ Pollard" and "Floyd Barnes" and "Jack Burgess" that I worked with.  
Does anybody remember the Post Office with its Purple Hearts, Maint Plt hooches were in the row right behind it.

Regards,
Ernie "Spanky" Natiello

Ron Martin
ronmartin84@yahoo.com
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Friday, 05. July 2013

I served in The Provisional Rifle Company. March 1969 to March of 1970. I went by the name of Marty. I was original from R.I now I'm from FL.
I was in the 3rd platoon 2nd squad. I don't remember my squad leader at that time but he was very likeable. I took his place as sqadleader but can't remember what month.
Some names I remember Leech, and Cary, Monty 1st squad leader, John Hammond 1st squad we were best friends. There is a picture of Billy Joe and his squad sitting on what looks like a well. I see Cary and others that were in my squad. Billy Joe must have taking over 2nd squad when I left. I would appreciate hearing from anyone if they remember me. I also served in a bakery at Dung Ha September 1967 to October 1968. 

 Ron Martin (Marty)


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Tuesday, 25. June 2013


floyd douglas tucker
tuckerdoug@ymail.com
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Tuesday, 25. June 2013

I was in that company and was hit on 26 may 1969...I remember a brother from compton he came to by sisiter's house in covina his name was wally siegler..I follow him around in nam, I trusted him as well as our old platoon sgt. papa san and a Indian guy from san bernardino who left before but the guys in the platoon spoke highly of him. also our gunner was named wally I believe..I threw everything I had away when I came back but then I didn't get anything from nam after I got medivac to calif...of all things I am most proud of..it isn't being a son or husband, or even of my daughter who achievements are because of her merit, no..I'm most proud of being a Marine and also a Marine in our provisnal rifle company..we did it together and we wanted it that way....semper fi brothers

floyd d tucker
tuckerdoug@ymail.com
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Friday, 21. June 2013

was in in PRC from jan 69 to may 26 69..thanks for this page..makes me even more proud..we called  it clutch platoon back then I think..I got hit near Namo Rock..medivac out to japan and then calif..became a troop leader in 2/2 ITR before discharge...I too didn't get the welcome we wanted..thanks again and welcome back....semper fi

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Tuesday, 04. June 2013

Hey guys; A reminder that we have a reunion in Wisconsin this fall, check the FLC site for details. Now the bad news it looks like we lost another good Marine. Cpl. Doug Phillips. Doug had been sick a very long time, lost a leg and had many other health problems too. He has not been heard from in a long time so I expect the worse. He was going to try to make the Ga. reunion but was too sick. Doug carried radio, and was a fire team leader for me. I had him as a student in field wire school, next time I see him was at the Comm shack at FLC. He came right over to Prov Rifles as soon as he could. He could always be counted on in a pinch. I'll miss him...until it is my turn. 2 Bravo is down on more Marine.
Godspeed my Brothers 
Randy Jernigan Ssgt. of Marines

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Tuesday, 04. June 2013

Hey guys; A reminder that we have a reunion in Wisconsin this fall, check the FLC site for details. Now the bad news it looks like we lost another good Marine. Cpl. Doug Phillips. Doug had been sick a very long time, lost a leg and had many other health problems too. He has not been heard from in a long time so I expect the worse. He was going to try to make the Ga. reunion but was too sick. Doug carried radio, and was a fire team leader for me. I had him as a student in field wire school, next time I see him was at the Comm shack at FLC. He came right over to Prov Rifles as soon as he could. He could always be counted on in a pinch. I'll miss him...until it is my turn. 2 Bravo is down on more Marine.
Godspeed my Brothers 
Randy Jernigan Ssgt. of Marines

Joe Hadler
jhhadler@nvbell.net
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Monday, 27. May 2013

This is a great site.  I was in 2 bravo 2 1969 -1970. with Snod, Randy, Mel, JJ, Oggie, rodger (wood), rudy, Skip, Oconner, Braswell.  I remember Fred, sam Hodge, Robin Olvanti, Jensen, Clark Van Dervort and many others.  All my time with Prov rifle was something I have never forgot.  I consider it a real honor to serve with all you guys. I wish you all well. Semper FI  

Patrick King

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Monday, 27. May 2013

Semper Fi to my PRC brothers on this Memorial Day 2013.

Fred E. "Dutch" White. 
gyrene@centurylink.net
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Sunday, 28. April 2013


Just checking in to say say "Semper Fi" Marines. We are on a motorhome trip on the way to Houston to attend the NRA convention (May 3-5). Anyone else gonna be there?

SF Dutch

joe Hadler
jhhadler@nvbell.net
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Saturday, 27. April 2013

Thanks to you all for the site and photos.  They are great and bring back many memories. Joe Hadler Prov Rifle 69-70 Take Care my friends.  Semper Fi

Roger J.Conley
r-econley@sbcglobal.net
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Tuesday, 23. April 2013

I served with FLC,Red Beach in my second tour of Vietnam (first tour I was with Bravo 1-12,Fo for G-2-3 and E-2-26) It was 1968 for my second tour with FLC. I was in the Comm section as a field wireman (2511) for a while till they moved me to the Facilities Control section of which there were just two of us (twelve hours on twelve hours off.)
   After being prmoted to Sgt.E5 I voluteered to be a squad leader with the Provisional Rifle Company.This keep me busy till I left Vietnam in 1969.
           Semper Fi
             Roger

Roger J.Conley
r-econley@sbcglobal.net
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Tuesday, 23. April 2013

I served with FLC in my second tour of Vietnam (first tour 1966-67) It was 1968 for my stint with FLC at Red Beach.My mos was a 2511,field wireman.I was in the comm section as a wireman for a while then they moved me to the Facilities Control section of which there were just two of us (twelve hours on,twelve hours off)
    When I got promoted to Sgt.E5 I volunteered to be a squad leader with the Provisional Rifle Company.This keep me busy till I left Vietnam in 1969.
                 Semper Fi
                  Roger

Steve Hansen
shansen1018@verizon.net
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Monday, 22. April 2013

Would love to hear back from you. I was with Prov Rifle Jan-May 1969 and at FLC Camp Books from May 68 to June 69. I was a lance corporal my whole tour. Semper Fi.
Steve Hansen.

Dale Fuller
dfdale@roadrunner.com
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Wednesday, 03. April 2013

Great site!  I was a boyhood friend of Corporal Thomas E. Bewley who died on 02/21/1970.along with Pfc Shrand. I notice that one of your pics,mentions the loss. I and some other friends of his,would love any info regarding his service in Vietnam or any details of his death. we were all good friends. Thank you for your service and God Bless you!

                                                           Dale Fuller
                                                        330-225-5047

Bob Erving
rerving@aol.com
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Monday, 01. April 2013

Viet Nam November 1968 to December 1969   FLC  Prov Rifle  2542

Buddy Thompson
cawilby@gci.net
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Friday, 22. March 2013


D.A. 'Tony" Hilber (CPL)
dehi947@yahoo.com
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Monday, 04. March 2013

Was stationed at Camp Books Aug 68 to Aug 69, my duty was in the Comm Center and worked mostly the nite shift. Rmember playing a game of touch football the day Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon and asking ourselves,"What are we doing here?" Its hard to belive its been 45 years since that war and really nothing has changed much in the world when it comes to war. Once a Marine, always a Marine!

S.B. Cope
s.cope@insightbb.com
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Saturday, 02. March 2013

This my first post to this site, though I check it often. I was with Security Company & H&S Bn. FLC 8/70 - 5/71. Boot Camp, Parris Island, Plt 2028 Oct. 69

Just to let fellow vets know that a true hero died last night. He was my oldest friend, Sgt. Pete Beattie, Squad Leader with 502nd Inf. 101st Airbourne Division 1968,69. Awards included Jump Wings, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, three Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal. 

Though he wasn't a Marine he was one of us. He took me to the airport when I left for Nam, and picked me up stateside at the Fort Knox Army hospital where I was medevac'ed in May 71.

Just thought fellow vets should know.


John Stanley Arthur Rudkins
jrudkins@hotmail.com
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Friday, 01. March 2013

I was at Camp Books in 67 & 68.  I was a radio operator and was on many patrols with PR.  I  remember the time our new EM club was hit by a 122 mm rocket just before it opened, man we really pissed off at Charles.  The Bamboo Place finally opened and it was worth the wait.

John D. Fisher HMCM/IDT/DV retired
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Sunday, 24. February 2013

I served as a hospital corspman with what was called 1st marine provisional rifle company (I thought) in 1971. I beleive we were on top of a hill above 1st med bt and 1st recon near Da Nang. Can you confirm this for me.

Thanks

DOC Fisher

Rex Barker
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Monday, 04. February 2013

Hello Gerald Franks! I don't know if you remember me? I have often wondered what happened to Michael Trinwith. He had been a plumber in SF as I remember.
Do you have a email address for him?
Rex

mike owens
slomo@hawaiiantel.net
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Sunday, 03. February 2013

Gerald Franks, I also server with Trinwith (Triny). I might know you but having a hard time remembering. If you can, send me an email.  

GERALD FRANKS  CPL

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Sunday, 03. February 2013

SERVED WITH PROVISONAL RIFLE COMPANY 11-69 -- 6-70 CARRIED M-60. MET UP WITH MICHAEL TRINWITH AFTER 40 YEARS ALSO FORMER PROVISONAL RIFLE CO.

GERALD FRANKS  CPL

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Sunday, 03. February 2013

SERVED WITH PROVISONAL RIFLE COMPANY 11-69 -- 6-70 CARRIED M-60. MET UP WITH MICHAEL TRINWITH AFTER 40 YEARS ALSO FORMER PROVISONAL RIFLE CO.

Mike Owens
Slomo@hawaiiantel.net
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Monday, 28. January 2013

This site really brings back memories. I served with Prov Rifles, 4th Platoon, from Mar-Oct 1970. I started as an a-gunner, became a squad leader, and ended up as the platoon Sargent.     

Jim Williamson
maddog1866@aol.com
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Saturday, 26. January 2013

Really nice site which brought back a lot of memories. I was with Prov Rifles and actually walked the last Patrol in Oct 1970 the day before I left Nam for home, even though I wasn't supposed to. I looked at the names but didn't recognize them.I have some pictures I took and posted them on Facebook. I know that our hootch was right next to the canines since I took a pic through the screen.

Sgt Bob Stanley USMC
stanleys@galaxycable.net
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Friday, 18. January 2013

I was with FLC when it was located near the air strip. We called it "rocket city". I went to the Red Beach location many times with a sandbag filling detail but never got to call that camp home. Experienced the ammo dump going up and leveling most structures in our compound. My MOS was 2111, small arms armorer. Our combat readiness unit was called "clutch platoon at that time. Enjoyed your website! Well done! Semper Fi!

Stephen Hansen
shansen1018@verizon.net
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Tuesday, 08. January 2013

Semper Fi, Bro! I too was on ProvRifle at Red Beach. I was a comm platoon guy. I got there in May of 1968. I finagled my way to get on ProvRiflePlt in Feb 1969 and was on through early May. I rotated back home and got married in June. I stayed in the Corps and retired a master gunny in 1993. I, too, remember fondly my days on Prov Rifle Plt. Then, we did 10 days of day patrols (usually pretty uneventful), 10 days of night patrols and ambushes (a bit more hairy) and 10 days of standby where we could be rushed as reserve if one of the patrols got into trouble. I was a young sergeant on recruiting duty in my hometown in Iowa. One of the Marines I enlisted (retired as a SgtMaj with 30 years) recently got in touch with me. He was a grunt and served in Afghanistan and OIF in 2003 when he retired. Good people! He turned me on to this site. THanks for being there! Stay in touch. I think I must have about 500 slides of my tour in 'Nam and quite a few on patrol while in ProvRifle. Semper Fi!

Randall Kepner
pjkepner@bellsouth.net
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Sunday, 06. January 2013

I served with FLSG-B in Dong Ha in late68-1969 ord maint platoon.You have a very nice site. I don't know if you knew Steve Blakely from Paducah,Ky Steve served with Flc in and around Danang. In 2011 steve died,he and I were in grade school and high school. Sempi Fi Randy

Calvin Ruby

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Tuesday, 18. December 2012

Nice job on website.   I was at FLC Sep 69 thru Sep 70.  Worked at comm center.

harrell lambert  ( COONARSE
harrellanislambert@yahoo.com
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Saturday, 15. December 2012

I'm commiting on Robert Woods letter about the marine that got shot while walking point.I was suppose to have ran that patrol.I was squad leader and point man.Theres not a day that goes by that I don't think about it.I have ptsd and getting hehp

Sgt. Tom Howe
thowe1949@comcast.net
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Thursday, 11. October 2012

I served with the MP's at Camp Books from July 1969 to July 1970.  I also did some time with Prov Rifles.  I was posted at the main gate most of the time and we were required to search civilian base workers after their shifts. As such, we often worked with the civilian worker office next to the gate where incoming workers picked up their base passes before work.  Just before I rotated home one young marine that worked in that office joined Prov Rifles and was shortly after killed while on patrol, shot in the face if I remember correctly.  Do you know his name?  None of my letters home survived the years since, but I have never forgot that marine's death.

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Thursday, 04. October 2012

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Wednesday, 26. September 2012

He had a playboy bunny tatoo was about 6'2" and wore glasses if that helps any.

Paul Allen
paulthapainter@gmail.com
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Wednesday, 26. September 2012

Hi all i am looking for people who served with donald allen he was in dec25 69 -1970 he served in ammo co and h & s 1st marines. please contact me if you have any info. Donald was my uncle.

Rob Wood
robwood@wwdb.org
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Saturday, 22. September 2012

How do I email Jack Burgess to identify myself in some of his pictures. Am on the facebook page for the PRC. Hope others get on it also. Was telling the guys at the Vet Center about there being a facebook page for a group that used hand crank EE-8 phones back in the day.

Rob Wood
robwood@wwdb.org
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Saturday, 22. September 2012

How do I email Jack Burgess to identify myself in some of his pictures. Am on the facebook page for the PRC. Hope others get on it also. Was telling the guys at the Vet Center about there being a facebook page for a group that used hand crank EE-8 phones back in the day.

hal davis
hdavisnamo@centurylink.net
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Thursday, 20. September 2012


Marton Wilson
martonwilson7@aol.com
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Wednesday, 11. July 2012

I was with clutch co.2/3 69-70. just found this site and seen a photo of me that W.E."Bill" Gann took, Kinda set be back 43 years. I will post some photo's soon, Good seeing you all.

Marton Wilson
martonwilson7@aol.com
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Wednesday, 11. July 2012

I was with clutch co.2/3 69-70. just found this site and seen a photo of me that W.E."Bill" Gann took, Kinda set be back 43 years. I will post some photo's soon, Good seeing you all.


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Wednesday, 11. July 2012

Hi there Marines. I am Marton Wilson of clutch co.2/3,69-70 . It is nice finding this site after 43 years. My son was the one to find it and told me to look at it. I have a flag a bunch of ya'll signed and photo's I'll get my son to post for me soon.


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Wednesday, 11. July 2012


Al Knapp (Hawk Eyes))
knappusmc@yahoo.com
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Friday, 22. June 2012

Mike Markel-----please email me----hell, its only been 42 years.

Hawk Eyes

Ronald Annone
rockets57@comcast.net
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Sunday, 03. June 2012

Arrived Vietnam in early April 68 stationed at Camp Books Red Beach H&S Battalion 1st FSR-FLC,Truck Co.Transport Platoon 1st Mar-Div. Departed late May 69
First of all am I on the right web-site? 
I have been looking for info on Camp Books for years 
dose anyone remember the New York newspaper that featured there caricature cartoon of Camp Books?  and it's heavy rocket attacks had to be sometime in mid to late 68 or early 69 ???? would really like to find it
all so anyone remember Robert J Treasure of California he was the Marine that lost his life saving two kids that over turned in and was pin under one of those 3 wheeled things at that pond just at the right hand turn at Dogpatch you know right there where that rotten smell was on the way to Da Nang. He should be the poster boy for those Baby killers commenter' s He lost his saving those kids 10/16/1968
Anyone having that info on the cartoon would really like to get it and I all so see other guys from that group and time period and have lots of pic's



Thanks Ronnie Annone

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Wednesday, 30. May 2012

Hello Marines. Don't forget the 1stFSR/FLC reunion in Fredricksburg VA this Sept. Prov Rifles should have lots of folks attending again and hope some more of you guys can come.

Ken Roberts (aka "Chopper")
krob395@sbcglobal.net
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Friday, 25. May 2012

I served between 1 October 69 through 20 September 70 at FLC Camp Books, Provisional Rifle Company 3-Charlie.

I would love to hear from my fellow Marines from Prov. Rifles.

Ken Roberts
Cleveland, Ohio 

Michael Markel
glmarkel@att.net
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Friday, 18. May 2012

Looking for vets who served in Vietnam in 1970.  I was stationed at Camp Books.  1st FSR/FLC.  I was a Infantry Weapons Repairman and went to Provisional Rifle Company.  Looking for James/Jimmy Johnson, Sargent Klukas,Sargent Mike Owens, Corporal Diaz, or Hawk Eyes.  I also am wondering about 2 Vietnamese children who were nicknamed Gary and Louie.

Rob "Woody" Wood
robwood@wwdb.org
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Thursday, 03. May 2012

Jack "John" Burgess posted some pictures asking for names of Marines in them. The first 2 are of me while out on patrol in maybe April?? of 1969. Some of the others are also of some of the other guys from that same period but do not remember their names. Feel free to contact me. Would like to touch base with that period again. 

Ron "Mouse" Shannon
maineiac50@roadrunner.com
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Sunday, 22. April 2012

Hey Billy figured I'd stop by, it's been a while. I was there the summer of '69, March to October

Capt. W. J. Clifford USMC (Ret)
Clfmustang@aol.com
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Sunday, 22. April 2012

I served at Camp Books from July 67 - Aug 68 with H&S Co., SupBn while a 31 year old 2d and lstLt.  After reviewing the photos and comments on this site I now realize why I was able to sleep relatively soundly w/o too many interuptions.  Well, actually I did know but I felt the need to compliment all of the volunteers that shed the relative security of the base camp and grunt it out for the rest of us REMFs. A very nice piece of luck for a menmber of my platoon during the rocket attack of Sept '67, he had gone TAD to Okinawa and rocket fragments shredded his bunk, especially by his pillow...lucky Marine. I was standing with the Lt(first name Matthew, I think-met him at Camp Lejuene later and he was getting ready to go to work for the FBI) CO of Rations Company when he took a rocket splinter in the elbow joint, and later with the CO of H&S Co when he got gutted by a rocket fragment; then there was the WO who was running across the road with me toward the supply shack when the fingers he had wrapped around his .45 got severed by rocket fragments.  The word got out not to stay around me too long, but I think a LCpl Quinn was happy that I was around when I carried him to the main aid station piled high with sand bags, his left arm and hand was badly mangled, late January, 68, while he was standing next to his jeep by the Shipping Platoon near the Receipts pad.  While he was at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, CMC dropped in a pinned him w/his Purple Heart.  There were Marines in my platoon that were wounded by flying fragments and other assorted flying objects and earned up to 3 PH's in less than 5 weeks in country; these were not band aid wounds.  My platoon sergeant, SSgt THOMAS was KIA by rocket direct hit on a bunker adjacent to a warehouse, July 21, '68, he was scheduled to rotate back to CONUS with me in early August. Lt ASHUE was a DisbursingO, took a very bad hit in the jaw Jan or Jul '68 but not sure of the exact date, met him later at Camp Lejune while I was with 2dANGLICO, we were attending ECU night courses; he died several years later.  I am 77 years old now, and have forgotten lots of names and events but the aforementioned Marines and events seem to be front and center.  What amazes me is how young everyone appears to be in those photos...God Bless you all.

pat mcdonough
mamcdo@att.net
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Wednesday, 29. February 2012

bill you and i had contact a few yrs. ago about the clutch.i saw on your site which is great that larry wilkins is looking for dan shirtiger,nutter and parks. pup nutter is in ohio ,face book .i was the point man for clutch ,i had 17 days left in country and danny shirtiger took the point for me ,i asked him because i was short ,please forward this to wilkens or have him e mail me thanks.

Cpl Joh A Taylor III
serenity.financial@sbcglobal.net
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Saturday, 25. February 2012

Arrived Red Beach feb 1967.  Became Asst.NCO in charge Admin unit H&S Co,
NCO in charge Classified messages, Co Mailman, Hut Commander, Starting
Quarterback (immediately replaced) for Bn flag football team, received
Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds to head from Sept 22nd rocket attack-
got a Meritorios mast/for what?  Maybe for getting my hut cleared and into bunker just before rocket hit and killed Pfc Edwards -next door.
nice job on webb site. 

Robert  Pyne
rpyne03@yahoo.com
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Tuesday, 21. February 2012

In memory of CPL Tom Bewley and PFC Robert Shrand who were KIA on this date in 1970 RIP.   PRC 1/charlie


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Tuesday, 21. February 2012


Jerry Dale
blazer262@gmail.com
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Friday, 03. February 2012

I served in PRC off an on between Jan. 1969 and May 1970, rest of time I served H&S Co. G-4 section FLC.

Jerry Dale
blazer262@gmail.com
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Friday, 03. February 2012

I served in PRC off an on between Jan. 1969 and May 1970, rest of time I served H&S Co. G-4 section FLC.

Sgt. Plante
vietvet6768@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, 29. November 2011

I arrived in country in 1967 FLC Red Beach. Being all of 17 years of age I immedietly volunteered for an up comming operation and served the remainder of my tour in and out of choppers with BLT 2/7. Still searching for EDDIE FISHER whoom I patch up from steeping on a mine.
While I may never catch up with him again i was at least blessed by being approached by him a year later at RR Det. LeJeunne when he thanked me for caring for him that day.

Cpl. Pat King

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Thursday, 10. November 2011

Happy Marine Corps Birthday

Ronald Martin
fiberglassguy@hotmail.com
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Saturday, 22. October 2011

I was with the 9th PRC at Camp Books in 1969 with 3/3..... We were called the 3rd Herd. I was a Machine Gunner, Radio Operator, Rifleman. I have all the Names and Pictures of our unit if interest.

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Friday, 14. October 2011

Hey Marines you missed a great reunion in Reno this year. There were many Prov Rifle guys there. Cpl. Vern (Snodd) Snodderly put on one great dinner for us guys and the gals too. We had Marines from early 68 to the breakup there this year. Plus we went over to a local gun shop and shot some full auto stuff just for old times sake. Next year Fredricksburg VA and the Marine base will host some events. This was the place to get not only memories fixed but there was much expert VA info as well. We had no less that 3 VA reps and all helped the guys out with a host of problems and brought us all up to speed on the new benefits that are out there. FYI I just lost an Army buddy to a self inflected GSW last week and it was because his PTSD was not be treated. Be careful with yourselves and talk to another Vet if you start feeling bad in the least.
Semper Fi
Randy Jernigan
SSgt. of Marines

Tom Hoban
thoban007@aol.com
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Tuesday, 27. September 2011

Thanks for your web site,  I was with first platoon, provisional rifle company form 3/69 thru 12/69

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Friday, 09. September 2011

Okay guys the reunion ( for all of FLC) in Reno is coming up fast (Sept29th) so make sure you get there. Cpl.Vern Snodderly has all the details so shoot him an email. Prov Rifles has a dinner for the 30th and I hope I can see all you guys.
Semper Fi

Michiel Pharris - U.S.M.C. "Vietnam 1969-1970"
michiel.pharris@correctionscorp.com
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Wednesday, 10. August 2011

Does anyone remember a rocket attack at Camp J. Books in 1970?

If so please contact me.. A.S.A.P.

M. Pharris - U.S.M.C

michiel.pharris@correctionscorp.com

john zumek
zoom1946@q.com
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Thursday, 04. August 2011

very nice site-was with seabees-mcb1 at camp haskins 66-67-helped buiold camp books-also lots of work on the hai van pass-got pretty hairy sometimes.thanks for your service and keep up the good work

Daniel Marquez
dmarquezlaw@yahoo.com
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Wednesday, 20. July 2011

Served in Communications Center, FLC Da Nang, July 1969 to July 1970. Volunteered for the Corps out of High School in 1968. Volunteered for Nam after Communications Schoool at MCRD, San Diego. Passed on the PRC once I was in country. Just wanted to maximize my chances of going home. Got early out after returning home to Los Angeles. Thanks for your website. Thanks for your servcice. Welcome home, my brother.

Scott Davies
squeakiepie@yshoo.com
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Saturday, 16. July 2011

I was a Navy Corpsman (FMF) stationed at Battalion Aid Station (BAS), Camp Books, Nov '70-Jun'71.  I knew you guys were out there, but didn't know what you were called.  Thanks for watching our backs.
If any of you know how to get in touch with other BAS members or our Marine drivers (Joe Esposito, Pinkus), please let me know. It's like looking for a needle in a hay stack.  Thanks.

John "Jake" Dickinson
jake@glasgow-ky.com
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Saturday, 09. July 2011

H&SCo, FLSG-A December 1968 to December 1969.

Great web site.  I really enjoyed it.  Semper Fi.

John "Jake" Dickinson
jake@glasgow-ky.com
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Saturday, 09. July 2011

H&SCo, FLSG-A December 1968 to December 1969.

Great web site.  I really enjoyed it.  Semper Fi.

Al Knapp
Knappusmc@yahoo.com
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Sunday, 26. June 2011

Nice site.  Was a member of PRC for most of 1970.

Stephen T. Becker
slmchanz@hotmail.com
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Thursday, 23. June 2011

Hey Bill,
I am back again so soon. I did not realize there where comments below. Any how here are the names I saw in the comments that are my fellow radio operators that did time with Proud Guns. JJ Jimeson..JJ and I went to comm school together (2533), Pat King (yep from NY...called him KONGA  short for King Kong. I think Frankie Kinnaly gave him that handle;Scott (Scotty) Kallum. Scotty Kallum was a high school football player. I remember that on one of his first patrols with PR he chased down a female VC and tackled her. Farmer...is this LEROY FARMER from BUG Tussle, ALabama?...went to radio school with him also. Guys if you are still out there please contact me...I am in Ohio now call anytime 937(974-2881) or email slmchanz@hotmail.com  SEMPER FI   "THE BECK"

Stephen T. Becker
slmchanz@hotmail.com
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Thursday, 23. June 2011

Hey Bill,
Great site. Got your address from Hunt Holden. I was in radio plt at FLC from 9/69-9/70. Had some buddies from my plt. TAD to Proud Rifles. Never got on the PR, because I was to busy running convoys from FLC (radio jeep)to LZ Baldy, Ross, Hill 55, Chu Lai, and others that I can't remember. I noted there were photos on your site from PAT KING. We had a Pat King in radio plt. I believe he was from Binghamton, NY. Not sure he was on PR. Possibly the same Jarhead? Semper Fi Steve

Mike Zagyva
mzagyva@wbcable.net
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Saturday, 18. June 2011

I was with Prov Rifles: Sept 69- Jan 70. Then went to the Comm Co. I touched base with you prior but did not send in any pics. I would like to do so. Are you good with that?

Semper Fi
Mike Zagyva

ROBERT PEASLEE
OLDTIKIMAN@WMCONNECT.COM
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Friday, 17. June 2011

WAS AT FLC WITH 1ST ORDINANCE MAINTANCE INSTALLING FIRE SURPRESSION SYSTEMS IN AMTRACS IN 1969 WAS FRIENDS WITH 3 NEZ PERZ INDIANS FROM 1/27 
CHIEF (ROSS KALAMA)( CLARENCE KALAMA)AND ONE OTHER .CLARANCE TRIPED  A WIRE
AND HAS MULTIABLE SCRAP METAL WOUNDS ALL UP AND DOWN HIS BACK. TO BAD THERE IS NOT MORE INFORMATION ON DUTY ROSTERS OR RECORDS AS I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THE VETERANS ADMINASTATION SAME OLD STORY FROM THEM NEED MORE PROOF FOR ANY CLAIMS

CPL. JOHN JIMESON (aka as JJ or blondie)
johnlj@q.com
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Monday, 13. June 2011

first off, you have done an outstanding job putting this site together.  i arrived in vn and stationed at flc, communications co., radio section, from sept. 69 to sept. 70.  I was tad to asp-1 Camp Monahan for 30 days as base communications radio man in dec. 69.  from there i went to prc in jan. to june 70. i recognized some names and faces on some recent enteries and pic's of the comm. platoon, i will try an contact them.  i have seen your site a decade ago or so it seems, but did not recognize any names or faces, but never forgot about it. about a month or so ago i went to it again and noticed these familiar names robert wood, vern snoderly,randy jernigan, & pat king.  i have several pics that i would like to share but have noway of doing this at this time, but it will get done.  there again great job, brought back many memories 

Mark Harms
konohikimark@hotmail.com
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Sunday, 12. June 2011

I was a Sea Bee with AWC#5 at Camp Books from march 1968 to march 1969. We rebuilt every building that was blown up during that time.Did work for all the units that were at Camp Books.Put in the water supply system. built the outdoor movie screen (twice). Worked 6 1/2 days a week 12 hours a day. I live part time in Vietnam (in Hue) and have visited Camp Books a few times.First time in 1996.At that time much of Books was still intact and was being built into an industrial complex. Since the tunnel was dug through the mountains and the road was widend things have changed a lot. I still drop by there every year on my way to Danang from Hue. Sure wish some other AWC #5 guys would show up here. Hoa Bin - Mark

Larry Buck
lwbuck@cfl.rr.com
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Sunday, 12. June 2011

Totally enjoyed this site and photo's etc. Served at FLC circa May 1970 to May 1971. April 71 we were riffed to 3rd MAB. I served with H&S Bn. S-5 Dan Su Vu (Civil Affairs) and G-5 when we went Brigade strength. Sgt. #2517756

John R. Williams
jrwilliams@btes.tv
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Thursday, 09. June 2011

God bless you all!  While 2ndLt served as communications center watch officer and later as Radio Platoon Commander as a 1stLt, between Jun 1969 and Jue 1970.  Also loaded ships at Red Beach as an Embarkation Officer.  Made a career out of the Corps and retired in Jan 1988 from Quantico.  Fond memories of Vietnam have reminded over the years as I recall those I served with, whose service taught me what it was to be a man and a Marine.

Desiree Jimeson
dezzid_jimeson@hotmail.com
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Monday, 06. June 2011

This is a wonderful site! There are pictures of my father in here that he found that I have never seen. Thank you for sharing and thank you for serving.

Melissa Crimi Sante
rogmel@centurytel.net
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Sunday, 29. May 2011

Hello,  this is Melissa Sante (Vince Crimi's daughter).  Thanks you for the beautiful flower that was sent to his services and all of the online messages. It has been less than a month since he has been gone and we all miss him like crazy. My son and I just sat here tonight looking at his yearbook for the time that he was stationed in San Diego and some of his pictures from Vietnam.  We really enjoyed the letter that was sent home right before leaving Vietnam.  We couldn't have been prouder of him.  Thanks to all members of the military past present for protecting our country. 

joe crimi
jcrimijr@sbcglobal.net
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Sunday, 29. May 2011

i would like to thank 3-bravo for the flowers for my brother vince crimi. and all who left condolences   thanks the crimi family and sante family

(L/cpl) Ronnie L Wilson
bearvet49@yahoo.com
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Monday, 23. May 2011

 Hello Billy Joe 
    My name is Ronnie L (BEAR) Wilson im from a small town called Desoto Mo bout 35 miles south from STLouis  after all these yrs i have found my unit and someone in it it has taken my almost 41 yrs to do so  i have tried to keep in touch with my brothers  but it seemed they dint want to remember anything ...or anybody im at a lose for words at this time but will email you again if it is ok ........  till we meet again sleep safe and god bless

joe crimi
jcrimijr@sbcglobal.net
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Saturday, 14. May 2011

you can leave your on line condolences for vince crimi at   www.stygar.com     thank yuo his brother joe

joe crimi
jcrimijr@sbcglobal.net
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Thursday, 12. May 2011

i am vince crimi brother. we lost him tuesdsay i know how he felt about all of you and cared about people. vince was always there in a friends time of need. if you would like to send an online message here is the website or contact me. www.stygar.com  thanks for all your prayers and for all of you that watched his back as i know he watched yours.. thanks and god blesss youall joe crimi he will not be on this website until friday

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Wednesday, 11. May 2011

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Tuesday, 10. May 2011

Thanks for sharing. What a pleausre to read!

Doug Phillips
dougphillips72@yahoo.com
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Tuesday, 03. May 2011

Man, talking with my ole squad leader Randy Jernigan    hahaha  I cannot believe it after all this time,  I was your radio operator before you rotated, so long I looked for you or the other guys,  I cannot wait until Sept and the reunion!  Semper Fi Brother!

Randy jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Thursday, 28. April 2011

Doug, now that I have found you lets get together. Yes Odgen is in contact with me. Call me 906-420-8156.
To all prov rifle personnel, it seems that a couple of guys from 2 Bravo have found large spots on their lungs. If anyone else has anything at all like this contact me asap. Get yourselves to the VA and get checked out. We lost Roger Wood to agent orange problems I don't want this to happen again.
Semper Fi
Randy Jernigan 
2 Bravo 69-70

Robby Stringer
rstringer1@bellsouth.net
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Sunday, 17. April 2011

I appreciate you sharing this information.  I was station there in 70 - 71 with Supply Battalion.  First half of my tour was riding shotgun on supply convoys and then ended up as a Training NCO for the last half of my tour. That was a freak thing as one day I was working for the company gunny and was typing in the office.  Next thing I know that put the PFC in an E-6 slot.  I left there an E-4 and spent my last few months stateside at Barstow, CA. Thanks again! Semper Fi.

Robby Stringer
rstringer1@bellsouth.net
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Sunday, 17. April 2011

I appreciate you sharing this information.  I was station there in 70 - 71 with Supply Battalion.  First half of my tour was riding shotgun on supply convoys and then ended up as a Training NCO for the last half of my tour. That was a freak thing as one day I was working for the company gunny and was typing in the office.  Next thing I know that put the PFC in an E-6 slot.  I left there an E-4 and spent my last few months stateside at Barstow, CA. Thanks again! Semper Fi.

Garion L. Hines     (gabe)
gabeh49@gmail.com
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Friday, 15. April 2011

I was a 0311 ground pounding grunt in 68/69, 
I served with the 27th marine for a while,
before they went back to the states.The 27th
marines was made up with all type of MOS,
You forgot one thing.All marines are rifleman
first from a E-1 TO A O-10 !!! SEMPER FI !!!

Garion L. Hines    (gabe)
gabeh49@gmail.com
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Friday, 15. April 2011

I was a 0311 ground pounding grunt in 68/69,I served with the 27th marines for a while before they went back to the states. The 27th marines was  made up with all types of mos,you for got one thing, all marines are rifleman first.from E-1 TO O-10 SEMPER FI !!!

Doug Phillips
dougphillips72@yahoo.com
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Monday, 07. March 2011

Randy, Remember Art Ogden,...Oggy,  our point man?  You ever hear from him?

Doug Phillips
dougphillips72@yahoo.com
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Monday, 07. March 2011

Randy Jerigan, I took over 2 Bravo after you Rotated,,  I was in your class in the states, I have tried to find you so many times brother!!!!

Doug Phillips
dougphillips72@yahoo.com
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Monday, 07. March 2011

I was the Squad leader of 2 Bravo/Prov Rifles in 1970

Sgt. Frank Pruden
frankiez2@msn.com
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Monday, 01. November 2010

I was stationed at FLC/Camp Books June 69-July 70 in Rations Company. After returning to the States I re-uped and changed my MOS to a photographer. It's nice to see a site to look back at. Keep up the great work.

Thanks

Frank Pruden

James R. Large
jamesrlarge@hotmail.com
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Saturday, 30. October 2010

Billy, thank you so very much for this website and the assistance you have already provided me!  Semper Fi to you and all Marines of all ages and eras!!!

I assist Vietnam Era veterans prepare VA claims/appeals.  I strictly adhere to the Vietnam Veterans of America mission of not having one generation of veterans abandoning the next.  I believe by helping each other we are in fact only following what we learned in Vietnam--the most important person in your unit is the Marine right next to you. God helps them who help themselves. If anyone has questions about VA claims and appeals or is developing (developed)health issues, particularly PTSD and Agent Orange exposure, possibly connected to your service in the Marine Corps, please feel free to contact me.  I will do everything I am capable of to assist you.

I am currently assisting another Marine who was present at the Enlisted Men's Club at Camp Books on February 5, 1970.  I would very much appreciate hearing from anyone involved in any capacity.  I am in particular need of a period map showing the location of Camp Books (Red Beach)as the VA contends that it was located south of DaNang.

We would also appreciate hearing from other members of Supply Company, Supply Battalion, 1st FSR/FLC at any time 1968-1971 and members of 7th Motor Transport Battalion during the same time period.  It would be especially helpful to hear from Marines who knew Jerry Parr known as Jack Parr (after the TV personality)

We are investigating the receipt or non-receipt of Combat Action Ribbons (CAR)by members of either (or similar) units.  FYI, the receipt of the CAR greatly simplifies VA claims and appeals!

I personally served with 15th ITT (Interrogation Translation Team)and was farmed out to 3/26 and 3/9 between July 1968-August 1969.  I earned the rank of Sgt. E-5, and was later commissioned at a Marine 2nd Lt which was one of the proudest days of my life.  That SGT-2LT conversion process involves grabbing an experienced Marine SGT by the ankles, turning him upside down, and shaking his brains out. It makes it easier for a butter bar to walk with his head up his ass. I regained some of my "brains" by the time I promoted to 1st LT.  Unfortunately, I got injured and got out.

So, if you have some of the information I need, please contact me.  If you just want to shoot the shit, I would appreciate hearing from you just the same.

David Minall
geonlab@gmail.com
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Wednesday, 20. October 2010

This is what the internet is for. 

Mike Zagyva
mzagyva@wbcable.net
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Monday, 27. September 2010

I was at FLC 69-70 and with "Proud Rifles" Sept to Jan. Great site....

John Eich
jeichjr@sbcglobal.net
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Saturday, 25. September 2010

Nice website.  Found from a couple of other gyrenes that were in Prov Rifle together in 69 & 70.  Thanks!!  Reno in 2011!  Just might get there...

Tom Hoban
thoban007@aol.com
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Friday, 24. September 2010

Thanks for your website Billy Jo, I was a squad leader and eventually acting platoon sgt with 1st squad 1st platoon PRC from 4/69 thru 12/69, would love to hear from anyone from that time frame

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan04@charter.net
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Wednesday, 15. September 2010

Just got back from the reunion and had a great time. Super to see Snod and Fred Ewing (1 alpha actual 69-70 ). All you guys need to think about coming to Reno next year Snodderly is putting on the show. Hope to see more of all of you.
Semper FI
Randy Jernigan
2Bravo

Bill Beursken
chubbym2000@yahoo.com
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Tuesday, 07. September 2010

Hello just a note to let you know that I served as a Marine stationed at CAMP BOOKS from march 1967 through april 1968. I was attached to the supply batellion supply company. In addition to my duties at the 1FSR I voluterred for resupply mission to field operation to CP,s in and along the DMZ. All over nothern I corps when I was TAD .I pull regular infantry duty to secure the CP that I was assigned to. though my MOS was 3051 I also served as GRUT on these Assignments. I can relate to the Service of your Provisional rifile commrades. Cpl willaim Beursken

Don Williams
djwilliamsisu@yahoo.com
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Friday, 27. August 2010

My father was Chief HMC Jerry Williams ("Doc", "Willie") of H and S Company, Sept 68-Sept 69.  Any contact appreciated.

Dennis Hayes
arbeloshomes@sbcglobal.net
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Wednesday, 25. August 2010

I have published an autobiography about my early life and my Vietnam experience. I am presently working on a second book which will be called The Pyramid Home Book, since I design pyramid homes.
 
You can find my book on the Publish America website , the link is below. Hope you enjoy the book and thanks for your interest in it.
 
Best Wishes, Best of Life
 
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Dennis Hayes
Arbelos Homes LLC
http://dehsigner.tripod.com/

Patrick King
rkpat@sbcglobal.net
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Tuesday, 17. August 2010

Hello Billie Joe, and all former Clutch Marines, It was a real treat to find this site, and see what a fine job you have done with it. I was at FLC, Radio Platoon from 12/69 through 11/70.  Prov Rifle from 2/70 through 5/70. I have been going through my old photos and trying to pull together names, faces, places, events, etc. I will try to share photos, in some manner, in the next month or so. Following is a roster of names I have been able to remember. These guys were all from 2nd platoon, which was primarily from H&S Battalion. Maybe you’ll see a few familiar names, and help me out with more. Roger “Mel” Ansell (M60), Rollie Armbruster, Paxton (point), Stinnet, Backhaus, "Duck" Linton, Bowles, Bollinger, Pat Brannon, Cordona, Fitzpatrick(M60a), Farmer, O’Connor, McPhee(M79), Mike Zagyva, Rex & Marlow (K9), Scott Kallum (M60a), Steve Berar (M60), Bob Green, Hodge, Sgt. Dave Kerr, Sgt. Spielman, Sgt. Yarborough, Weppelman, Hope to hear from some of these turds real soon.

Fred Ewing
flewing0604@aol.com
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Monday, 16. August 2010

I read your article on Sgt. Snyder.  He broke me in as squad leader of 2-Charlie.  I remember him so well.  I will be attending the FLC Viet Nam Veterans Reunion in Savannah, Sept. 9-11.  I hope to see a few familiar faces, even if they are topped with gray hair.  Thanks, Billy Joe for this site.

Dennis Hayes
arbeloshomes@sbcglobal.net
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Wednesday, 11. August 2010

I have published my first book an autobiography about my life and my Vietnam experience, it includes my experience with the Provisional Rifle Company. The name of the book is Doctors, Lawyers, Warriors and Thieves and can be found in the section of autobiographies The link to the site:

www.publishamerica.net

Best Wishes, Best of Life

Dennis E. Hayes

Vern Snodderly
vasnodderly@comcast.net
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Thursday, 22. July 2010

Several members of 2Bravo Prov Rifles will be at the FLC reunion this September in Savannah Georgia.  If anyone is in the area stop by, I'll buy the first beer.  Also, please note my new email address.

Vern Snodderly
vasnodderly@comcast.net
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Thursday, 22. July 2010

Several members of 2Bravo Prov Rifles will be at the FLC reunion this September in Savannah Georgia.  If anyone is in the area stop by, I'll buy the first beer.  Also, please note my new email address.

Vern Snodderly
vasnodderly@comcast.net
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Thursday, 22. July 2010

Several members of 2Bravo Prov Rifles will be at the FLC reunion this September in Savannah Georgia.  If anyone is in the area stop by, I'll buy the first beer.  Also, please note my new email address.

Vern Snodderly
vasnodderly@comcast.net
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Thursday, 22. July 2010

Several members of 2Bravo Prov Rifles will be at the FLC reunion this September in Savannah Georgia.  If anyone is in the area stop by, I'll buy the first beer.  Also, please note my new email address.

JJ
jjsworld2002@yahoo.com
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Sunday, 13. June 2010

12 August 1969 Battle informaiton Company B along with information about William Joseph Johnson SGT USMC who earned Navy Commendation Medal combat V for actions that night, and from 8-1968 to 1970

Michael Lucas
lukeballs75@yahoo.com
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Tuesday, 01. June 2010

Hello Billy, my name is Michael Lucas. My uncle was is "3 Bravo" i 69-70. His name was Vince Crimi. I believe on your web page you spelled his last name Creme. I was trying to do some leg work for him and find any photos of him and the guys in his platoon. Could you e-mail me or call me at 314 973-3154, he would love to contact some of his old buddies and touch base with them. pleas contact me when you can. Thank you and God Bless you and all who served this great country. His cell number is 314 591-9121 also.

joe c crimi  jr
jcrimijr@sbcglobal.net
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Saturday, 29. May 2010

hi i am vinces younger brother he is trying to reach some of you you can email me or call him 314 5919121  call anytime he would love to hear from you he has been pretty sick so if you get this pleas help me help him make c ontacts.  thanks

William (Larry) Twilley  L/Cpl
wtwilley@hotmail.com
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Thursday, 27. May 2010

Great stories and brings back alot of memories. I was with H&S Bn. 1st FSR/FLC Sept.69 to Oct.70,Truck Co. Ops. Wrecker Section. I only remember a few guys,Cpl.Garrett,Cpl.Fox,SSgt.Waterhouse was our NCOIC an Lt. Jordon was the XO. I guess I spent so much time on the road I never got to know the other 2 guys?    

Ron Eggleston
rajeggleston@tx.rr.com
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Wednesday, 26. May 2010

I was a Sgt at Camp Books and worked with Capt Walker with Prov Rifles before being assigned with them late in 69 and RTD'd in April 70.  Don't remember many names but enjoyed my time there and the folks I worked with.   I was with  H&S Battalion so I think it would have been 1st Platoon.  I took over from Hoban when he rotated. 

Ron Iverson
IversonSr@aol.com
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Monday, 24. May 2010

I was with 1st M.P. Bn and then Maint Bn from June 1967 thru Oct 1968.  My first base was at an MCB unit providing security for the Navy hospital and a couple other places as well as some CAP units until I was transferred over by Dog Patch to work in my MOS

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Tuesday, 11. May 2010

Looking for information on Father Doyle "leech" Carr.... could not find much but the information was worth the reading... 

Kelly Ann Carr
mkkester@home.nl
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Tuesday, 11. May 2010

Looking for information on Father Doyle "leech" Carr.... could not find much but the information was worth the reading... 

Mike Finnie
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Thursday, 06. May 2010

I served with Provisional Rifle Company in 1968.  Gary Hoerauf, also on this site, served in 'Prov Rifles' at the same time that I did.  I've been wondering what happened to a fellow we knew as "Mouse."  Anyone have any information?  Thanks

Dennis R.(DEEP) DiPentino
casinocwby@aol.com
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Thursday, 29. April 2010

I was in DaNang spring of 1968 thru Fall of 1969 worked up on the hill G5 Section FLC Hdquarters.  I have tons of friends, I would love to reach.  Here's my exact unit, H&S CO, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, FLC, 3RD MAF
My Company Capt. was Capt. Cisneros, and I worked under General Feeley & General Olson, Colonel Wilson, and Major's Smythe, and J.D. Craford.  I'd like to reach anyone who I can.. can you help?  Thanks  Denny (Deep) DiPentino  Cpl, USMC

Dennis R.(DEEP) DiPentino
casinocwby@aol.com
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Thursday, 29. April 2010

I was in DaNang spring of 1968 thru Fall of 1969 worked up on the hill G5 Section FLC Hdquarters.  I have tons of friends, I would love to reach.  Here's my exact unit, H&S CO, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, FLC, 3RD MAF
My Company Capt. was Capt. Cisneros, and I worked under General Feeley & General Olson, Colonel Wilson, and Major's Smythe, and J.D. Craford.  I'd like to reach anyone who I can.. can you help?  Thanks  Denny (Deep) DiPentino  Cpl, USMC

Dennis R.(DEEP) DiPentino
casinocwby@aol.com
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Thursday, 29. April 2010

I was in DaNang spring of 1968 thru Fall of 1969 worked up on the hill G5 Section FLC Hdquarters.  I have tons of friends, I would love to reach.  Here's my exact unit, H&S CO, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, FLC, 3RD MAF
My Company Capt. was Capt. Cisneros, and I worked under General Feeley & General Olson, Colonel Wilson, and Major's Smythe, and J.D. Craford.  I'd like to reach anyone who I can.. can you help?  Thanks  Denny (Deep) DiPentino  Cpl, USMC

Dennis R.(DEEP) DiPentino
casinocwby@aol.com
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Thursday, 29. April 2010

I was in DaNang spring of 1968 thru Fall of 1969 worked up on the hill G5 Section FLC Hdquarters.  I have tons of friends, I would love to reach.  Here's my exact unit, H&S CO, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, FLC, 3RD MAF
My Company Capt. was Capt. Cisneros, and I worked under General Feeley & General Olson, Colonel Wilson, and Major's Smythe, and J.D. Craford.  I'd like to reach anyone who I can.. can you help?  Thanks  Denny (Deep) DiPentino  Cpl, USMC

Donald F Bessey
dbessey@comcast.net
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Thursday, 22. April 2010

I was part of the provisonal Rifle company in mid 1970

Victor W. Salemme
vwsalemme@aol.com
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Monday, 19. April 2010

First of all let me thank you for letting me share this great site,
I served in the Maines 1964- 1968 In Viet Nam June 67/June 68 with 3rd 
8 inch Howitzer battery SP 11th marines 1st MarDiv. Our rear base was North of Freedom hill(remember those beer Gardens)or hill 327 a little northeast of 7th engr's and south of 7th marines at hill 100?  MOS 3531 but worked an 81 and humped a lot of 8 inch rounds and powder. Did a bunch of ammo runs north and south as far north as Quang Tri and south to Hoi An and An Hoa when we could. No complaints did my thing and came home. Went down to Cape Cod and stayed a couple of years with 5 other Viet Nam vets. We even worked for the same guy an X Colonel who owned a soda bottling company in West Yarmouth. Those were wild times, I still remember the Mill Hill and the Sandy Pond Clubs. Yes it was great to be young. Now an old retired railroader just appreciating being around.      

Bob Holden
bobholden@yahoo.com
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Sunday, 18. April 2010

I am Hunt Holden's youngest brother and some of the first memories I have of him are when he wore his Marine Corps uniform. I am proud to say that he is my brother and have also served my country. God Bless all of you brave men and women who served this fine country in Vietnam nad know that the rest of us out here are damn proud of all of you.

john birdwell
johnrbirdwelljr@yahoo.com
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Saturday, 17. April 2010

i was with 3 charle from 70 till thy disbanded us. looking for some of the guys. squad leader was john w. kelly. m-60 "mouse". i would like to hear from anyone.

Sgt Don Walldren
dwalldren1@msn.com
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Wednesday, 14. April 2010

1969/1970 Squad Leader, I'll send some photos later

C. M. (Mike) Abrams
cmabrams@att.net
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Monday, 08. March 2010

Hello and Semper Fi....
    I was at Camp Books from June 68 to June 69...  was with DPP-16
most of the time... I actually travelled as an 'Administrative Inspector' to Dong Ha and Quang Tri.... Went thru the Company and Battalion records at those locations.... after the Corps, I went back
to my home town (Coshocton, Ohio) and went to work for a small company.
Got a job with IBM and retired at age 56 with 30 years.... 
    My wife and I live in a small town just outside of Tampa, Florida.

Hope all is well with you and all of our Marine buddies out there...
    Take care....
      SSgt C. M. Abrams 2128852
      3/65 - 6/69  

(HM3) Russ (Doc) Vincent
vinny48@aol.com
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Wednesday, 03. February 2010

I was with Prov Rifle from Nov 1969 to June 1970. I was a corpsman and replaced HN Joe Goline when he got hit Nov 1969. There are a few pictures of me on your site, but the one that stands out the most is the "headless marine" with 3 shotgun. That tattoo is mine. The only marine in all of Prov Rifle with USN tattooed on his shoulder. I was with Chopper and Cowboy when Cowboy got shot and was the corpsman who treated him in the field. Your site has brought back many memories, both good and bad. I am now a retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer working at Naval Station, Norfolk, Va and a network administrator. Thank you.

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Saturday, 23. January 2010

Hello again "all" Been awhile since I was here, but time again just to check in and recall thoughts again. Getting alot older as time goes about as you are all aware of yourselves, but the memories still seem at times to be like it only happened last year. Since my last visit, I found out by fellow brothers that the USMC issued the combat action ribbon the beginning of 1969 making it retro-active to '65. I never received it because I got  out in August '68 and never knew of that fact. But being a volunteer in the augumentation group and being a baker, nothing shows up in my records of being in combat under fire, even tho I was on it during tet of '68 up until I rotated back to states and got my discharge in August. Can't prove it because the unit commander somewhere never entered my duties or envolvement, so seems as tho the Navy won't issue one now to me with no proof, so all I've got are the memories of those rocket & motar attacks and the snipers between the engineer group and all those patrols I went on. I still am in contact with some of the guys I knew when I was a baker there. Also the 30 days in September '67 on perimter guard duty when at the beginning of the month, the first rocket attack between the goal post (antennaes). When I finally was allowed to join "Clutch" the beginning of Jan '69, those night patrols I went on with the squad, being the smallest guy (117 lbs) at the time soaking wet, I was always the tunnel rat when ever we found a "hole" to check out. And yes the base was starting to expand another 1,000 feet I believe almost to Namo at the time and then TET. Seems like that started it all. Well enough of the walk down memory lane. I miss you all but have a problem remembering almost all names, but remember your faces. Welcome home guys and god bless!

Bud Williamson
budwhead@yahoo.com
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Saturday, 23. January 2010

Thank you Billy!
Rojo

A.R.GLADDEN
OUTLAW531@YAHOO.COM
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Tuesday, 19. January 2010

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. SEMPER FI.

Ron Shannon
maineiac50@roadrunner.com
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Sunday, 17. January 2010

Billy Joe, Could you add me to your roster when you get around to it? Ron

Ron "Mouse" Shannon
3rd
March to Oct of '69

Ron Shannon
maineiac50@roadrunner.com
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Sunday, 17. January 2010

Billy Joe, Could you add me to your roster when you get around to it? Ron

Ron "Mouse" Shannon
3rd
March to Oct of '69

Michael Matus
mgmatus48@hotmail.com
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Monday, 11. January 2010

I was a member of Truck Co. FKLSG-B, FLC from the fall of 1969, I reported to Truck Co. at Quang Tri. Was part of the move south to Da Nang and left Vietnam in May 70.  During the first part of 1970 I remember Truck Co. constantly doing "decon" on equipment, mostly getting the mud off, in preparation of shipping the equipment back to the States.  I also remember some of the guys in the unit getting redeployed to Okinawa.  Now, I've found out the rest of the story, that being shortly after I left the unit stood down.  Thanks for that.   

Mike Fishbaugh
smfishbaugh@mikrotec.com
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Saturday, 09. January 2010

The FLSG-A/B, FLC 2010 Reunion will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in

Downtown Savannah, Georgia on 9 -11 September 2010. This will be the weekend

AFTER Labor Day. The Hyatt is located at 2 West Bay Street which is in Downtown

Savannah overlooking River Street. The rooms reserved for us are $106.00 per

night not counting the 13 per-cent Georgia Hotel Tax. These rates are available

from Tuesday, 7 September through Sunday, 12 September 2009. The Savannah

Hyatt's rear entrance is on River Street on the Savannah River. River Street is

a busy location with several restaurants, pubs, and shops and is the central

location in Savannah. More will follow on this.



The telephone number of the Savannah Hyatt is 1-800-233-1234 or (912) 238-1234.



Please let us know immediately if you will need a handicap accessible

room-wheelchair or other disability as these rooms will not be held long.



Parking is in the hotel garage, but it is Valet parking only. The rate is $11.00

per day—good all the day that you use it. For those that want to park on the

street in front of the hotel on the parking meters: you may do so without having

to pay the parking meter fee free of charge AFTER 5:00 PM in the evenings on

Tuesday through Thursday. After 5:00 PM Friday through 8:00 AM Monday morning

there is no parking meter fee. The parking meters are first come, first serve.

For general information, all hotels in the downtown area of Savannah charge for

parking as space is limited.



The Cutoff date for reservations is Friday, 13 August 2010. Please make your

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Wednesday, 30. December 2009

I just sent Billy some pixs including my fireteam. I hope someone knows them.

Mike Donnelly
mdonn76405@aol.com
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Wednesday, 30. December 2009

So many names, but I don't know them. They called me "Rabbit", 69 and 70.

I'll try to get my squad posted. Maybe you are one of them. My Machine Gunner was Williams.

Fred Ewing
flewing0604@aol.com
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Saturday, 26. December 2009

I served as Squad leader of 3rd squad, 3rd Platoon during the summer and early fall of 1970, along with Randy Jernigan and Dave Kerr who had 1st and 2nd Squads.

Patrick D Furlong
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Tuesday, 08. December 2009

HM2 at Camp Books dispensary,70-71. That was a long time ago, but think about it almost daily. Now work with vets at the VA.

Rob Wood "Woody"
robwood @wwdb.org
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Friday, 20. November 2009

Just checking in again on your site. Wish I had pictures to post of my time at FLC 68-69 but when my second marriage ended I pitched all the remaining mementos of those times thinking that would free me. I was wrong. Thanks for all the pics you have posted it feels good to be out on those paths again. 

Ben Burrell
burrellben@comcast.net
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Tuesday, 10. November 2009

I spent a good bit of time at Camp Books from January 1971 until boarding the last freedom bird to Oki on June 26, 1971.  I was actually assigned as General Barrows' liaison officer from Camp Butler to participate in Keystone Robin, or the withdrawal of all Marine forces from Viet Nam.  I was stationed at the joint Marine Corps and Army Transient Facility near Freedom Hill, and responsible for scheduling the aircraft, coordinating the manifests, running customs, issuing boarding passes, transporting arriving and departing Marines to and from the 13th Aerial Port (air base), and turning over every manifest to the commercial pilots before heading back to the TFAC.  I vividly remember the many, many solo jeep trips to Camp Books and back and greatly appreciate the security that your Marines provided all of those serving on Books.
Ben Burrell
Semper Fi

Mark Cresman
markcresman@yahoo.com
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Monday, 02. November 2009

May-Nov 1968

Jim Goodwin
antzrus@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, 27. October 2009

I was once Sgt Goody; 2 Bravo actual back in 1970. I remember "Snod". Nice finding this site. It's been a long time...  

David L. Fronk
djfronk@watchtv.net
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Tuesday, 22. September 2009

       Served with Clutch Plt 3rd Plt. 1st squad 1967 - 1968

Randy Jernigan
Rjernigan@uplogon.com
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Saturday, 12. September 2009

Hey Guys just a note about the post from Mr. CG Garcia. He is one great guy and has a real respect for us Nam Vets. His museum has some real neat treasures in it and you could not find a better guy to donate / sell some of your stuff to. I know he is interested in just about anything Nam related but uniform items, pictures and medals are his favorites. He has all my old stuff right now. 
Randy Jernigan

C.G. Garcia
clodualdo.garcia@olympus.com
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Wednesday, 09. September 2009

My name is C.G. Garcia from Cumming, Georgia I was recommended to visit your site by Sgt. Randy Jernigan. I used to work for Randy at Connecticut Valley Arms in the 1990's in the gunsmithing department. Have allways had a interest in the Vietnam war and started collecting uniforms and equipment soon after I met Randy. 

fantastic site, A nice dedication to all of you guys who served your country. 

Randy Jernigan
rjernigan@uplogon.com
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Sunday, 06. September 2009

After all these years. WoW! What a nice site to find,it is great. I was squad leader for 2 bravo 69-70, took over from Cpl. Snoderly. Snod you probably don't remember but I was there in the hooch when they brought you in from being blow up. I see some of the pics I traded around posted here and a couple of me as well. I have had contact with Roger Wood (my Point man) Art Ogden( my Drag Man)and even Freddy Ewing the squad leader from 2 Alpha. I will try to put on some of my pics and I have a Sea Grit paper with stories of 2 Alpha and 2 bravo in it. I'll do my best to post it too.Feel free to email me or even call if anyone would want to. So all you guys from second platoon contact me. I would also like to find our old Platoon Ssgt Grasser anyone know of him.
Semp Fi
Randy (Rock) Jernigan
SSgt. of Marines

Cassie Erickson
cassie1563@q.com
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Saturday, 05. September 2009

Hello,

My name is Cassie Erickson, my father's name is Walter Schumacher, AKA "Wild Man".  I believe he may have been part of your company?  He came across your site and was pretty excited to see some faces he thought were familiar and hadn't seen in a long time. I would love to hear from you if you have a free moment.

Great job on the site!

Cassie Erickson

Judy Cheng
judycheng@frontiernet.net
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Thursday, 03. September 2009

I'm hoping you might be able to help me find out info re a PFC Kenneth David Costanza he died 9/24/69 from wounds from an explosive in Quangnam. Also a few weeks before he was killed he was hospitalized for heat exhaustion.He was USMC Co.I,3 DBN 1 Marine Div.I am a family friend and trying to get any info at all about Kenny's time spent in Nam.Thanks and I hope you might know of his unit or how I can go about getting info.Hope to hear from you soon,Judy

Edd Prothro, MSgt USMC Ret.
edd_prothro@valornet.com
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Sunday, 23. August 2009

Just one more thing.  Looked through all of the submissions, really enjoyed
the pictures, but couldn't find anyone I recognized but the terrain was
certainly familiar.  I guess you must have been out of Maintenance Bn.
The web site is outstanding, a great effort and very enjoyable.  Keep up the
good work.  Semper Fi.

Edd Prothro, MSgt USMC Ret.
edd_prothro@valornet.com
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Sunday, 23. August 2009

Just surfing on a Sunday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised when I came across your site.  In '69-'70 I was a SSgt assigned to CommCo/HqBn FLC at Camp Books.  In late Oct '69 I was TAD for a couple of months as the Plt Sgt for the platoon provided to Prov Rifles from HqBn. What a "trip" that was.  I don't recognize any of the names listed, so you guys must have been from a different battalion.  Somewhere in my papers I know I have rosters and pictures from back then.  I'll have to do a search and see what I can come up with.  Semper Fi. 

Edd Prothro, MSgt USMC Ret.
edd_prothro@valornet.com
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Sunday, 23. August 2009

Just surfing on a Sunday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised when I came across your site.  In '69-'70 I was a SSgt assigned to CommCo/HqBn FLC at Camp Books.  In late Oct '69 I was TAD for a couple of months as the Plt Sgt for the platoon provided to Prov Rifles from HqBn. What a "trip" that was.  I don't recognize any of the names listed, so you guys must have been from a different battalion.  Somewhere in my papers I know I have rosters and pictures from back then.  I'll have to do a search and see what I can come up with.  Semper Fi. 

Patrick G. Brannon
pbrannon@bresnan.net
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Saturday, 22. August 2009

I was in country Aug69 to Sept70, comm center,then Prov Rifle Co. MAR,APR,MAY, had to stop going to the field do to fungus in my ears.I can't remember operations I was in, or even the platoon or squad I was 
in.  I would like photo's ofthe front gate, if anyone has them.thanks

Patrick G. Brannon

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Saturday, 22. August 2009

Bruce Gordo
gordo21@sbcglobal.net
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Thursday, 20. August 2009

I was at FLC from late July 1969 until December of 1969. The troop draw down and the fact my enlistment was almost up (2 year red light special for voluntary enlistment)let me get back to the world sooner than expected. I didn't have a problem with leaving early.

I completed NCO school at Camp Books and was in a PRC for about the last 2 months of my tour. I rode shotgun on convoys, payroll deliveries, and looking after some of the local orphanages run by VietNamese Catholic nuns. I also served on listening posts and perimeter guard duty at night occasionaly. Somehow, being awake when the rockets and mortors came in made me feel safer. Go figure.

I was trained as a warehouseman and when I wasn't volunteering for the previously listed "MOS shift changes",I loaded and reloaded convoys for re-supply to firebases and other samller operations.

Prior to FLC, Red Beach I was in Okinawa, The Rock, for 13 months. I was assigned to baggage platoon which is about as boring as it gets. You probably remember going back home via Okinawa where you got your dress uniform to wear home that you had left there (the Rock) on your way to Nam. 

But,I had a really crap job during TET. I was with a team of 4 other enlisted guys and we inventoried, cleaned up, and catagorized all MIA, WIA, KIA and POW personnal effects. The job really sucked. Especially the few times a Marine you personally knew came through. If the guy was KIA or criticly wounded we had to really filter the belongings so the family back home wouldn't be offended by anything seemingly not something thier Boy, Husband, Brother or Dad would do or be involved in.

Mostly it was just stuff young Marines do, like panty collections and smutty stuff. But thre were also a lot of gross crap like ears, fingers, scalps etc. Photos of dead V.C. and NVA, and so on.

Thier personal effects had to be squeky clean. The job sucked but I'm proud to have helped the family's memory of their Marine if nothing else.

Semper Fi Brother, Bruce Gordo, Riverbank, Ca.95367

Thank You for serving!

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Robert  Pyne
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Friday, 07. August 2009

Dam  good  web site Billy!. Takes me back to the good old days PRC 69-70

David B. Goodman
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Thursday, 06. August 2009

I served in S. Vietnam from Jan. 1969-Jan.1970. My last rank was CPL in the U.S.M.C. I was in Charlie Co. Ist MP FLC . I was stationed in the outskirts of DaNang .I have yet to hear of any thing said about our security that was formed about the air station at DaNang . We had full time day patrols and night ambushes around the Da Nang Area plus guarding the DaNang airstrip . Plus other security offerings .

John Gathright
jgmalpaso2@aol.com
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Sunday, 28. June 2009

  I was with Support Co, H&S Battalion from 3-69 to 2-70.My hooch and the Co. HQs were about where the V/N girl is standing in the photo in Vietnamese Civilians) that shows the main PX at FLC.Also Bich Dats` laundry was right there.I read the page on her and e-mailed but her daughter-in-law replied that she had died 3 years ago.I thought she was a class act.Another thing,I was on guard duty for the obligatory month at the southfacing tower at the main gate and we had a hell of a firefight one night on the west side.Gunships came in and really worked the west treeline over.A guy in my hooch got shot that night(his name was Lovato and he was from N/Mexico I believe)when he stepped out the door to see what was going on.There is a moral there somewhere,but they sent him to Japan and he came back a few months later.Semper Fi.

Jim Nielsen
nielsenjim@aol.com
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Saturday, 20. June 2009

I was with H&SBn G-4  and a member of the reactionary platoon from 10/68 to 08/68. My email is nielsenjim@aol.com contact me if you were there at the same time.

Jim Nielsen
nielsenjim@aol.com
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Steve Weingartner
homeric@ameritech.net
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Friday, 19. June 2009

Apologies for the previous post. Didn't realize it was all going to be consolidated into one paragraph. Steve Weingartner 

Steve Weingartner
homeric@ameritech.net
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Friday, 19. June 2009


Thought you might be interested in a new book about the USMC: Faithful Warriors: A Combat Marine Remembers the Pacific War, by Lt. Col. Dean Ladd, USMCR (Ret.), and Steven Weingartner.

Published by Naval Institute Press in May, Faithful Warriors is now available at Amazon.com,  Barnes & Noble, and all major book dealers.

Full disclosure: I’m Steve Weingartner, the book’s co-author. I’m contacting Marine Corps web sites such as yours to spread the word about the book because Naval Institute Press has cut marketing budgets to the bone. Which means, if I want to want people to know about the book, I pretty much have to take matters into my own hands. Emailing Marine Corps web sites is the best way I know to do this.

Ladd’s memoir tells the story of how both he and the Marine Corps came of age during history’s greatest military conflict. His journey through the war is representative of many Marines in World War II: training during the prewar outside of San Diego, awaiting the Japanese attack after Pearl Harbor as part of the Marine garrison on Samoa, surviving the savage fighting on Guadalcanal, resting and recuperating afterwards in New Zealand; participating in the bloodbath on Tarawa; recovering in Hawaii after being wounded; and returning to face combat yet again on Saipan and Tinian.

His recollections and descriptions of life--and death--on the far-flung island battlefronts of the Pacific War are vividly rendered, augmented by first-person accounts of a number of the men with whom he served. In the Guadalcanal campaign and in the battle for Betio, Ladd commanded the 2nd Platoon, B/1/8, of the 2nd Marine Division. At Betio he participated in the 8th Marines’ amphibious assault on the island, conducted on the second day of the Tarawa operation, a 600-yard trek through open water, swept by machine-gun and automatic cannon fire--one of the bloodiest actions in Marine Corps history.

Some 90 men in Ladd’s B Company (over half the company’s pre-invasion strength) were cut down in the water. Ladd was one of those casualties: gut-shot some 300 yards from the beach, he was rescued by a young navy officer named Edward Heimberger, who would later become famous as the film actor Eddie Albert. Returned to his troop transport, Ladd received treatment and survived what is nearly always a fatal wound to fight (and suffer more wounds) on Saipan and Tinian as the commander first of a mortar section and eventually as a company commander.

Several of the men whose stories are included Faithful Warriors passed way during the writing of the book; the rest, in their mid-to-late 80s, are will no doubt soon be leaving us. In a few year’s time they, and the entire World War II generation, will be gone. This book is, therefore, one of the last of its kind, providing one last look back at that deeds and experiences of the men who fought in the war, told in their own words.

In writing Faithful Warriors our goal was to cast in the brightest of lights the courage and valor, the deeds and the sacrifices, the forbearance and patriotism, of the men of the United States Marine Corps who fought in World War II: “That they may never be forgotten.” In doing so it is our desire that Faithful Warriors will help serve as a corrective to trends in our society to disparage the virtues of courage, sacrifice, and patriotism that animate and inspire Marines in particular, as well as all the men and women who are serving or who have their country in uniform.

It is our earnest hope that we have succeeded at this task, and we further hope that these efforts will be favorably regarded by you and other readers.


Praise for Faithful Warriors:

“Taken altogether, Faithful Warriors presents some of the most powerful descriptions of combat that I have ever read. I am confidant that this book will be widely read and treasured by both former and future members of the “Follow Me” Division, as well as deeply appreciated and frequently cited by future military historians writing on the Pacific theater during the Second World War.”
			-- Maj. Gen. O. K. Steele, USMC (Ret.) CG, 2d Marine Division, 1987–89

“Ladd is at his best in this manuscript when he is describing exactly what he saw, heard, and smelled within the mythical 50-yard circle of his foxhole. From his narrative we learn what it's like to be shot in the stomach, to undergo crude surgery in an improvised sickbay aboard a troop transport, to go down the scramble nets for the next landing, knowing so painfully what to expect. We also learn from Ladd what few combat veterans have ever been able to express the cumulative, fatalistic conviction that one's luck in surviving so many violent beachheads was bound to expire before the war's end.”
	-- Joseph Alexander author of Utmost Savagery and co-author of Through the Wheat
				
“By far the most lucid and moving account of the Battle of Tarawa that I have read since Robert Sherrod's first person depiction written many years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope many of our younger Marines are reading it as well.”
	-- Lt. Gen. William Keys, USMC (Ret.), former 2nd Div. commander

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the book. Same goes for visitors to your site and anyone else who might be interested. My email address is homeric@ameritech.net. I will endeavor to respond to each email promptly.

Rob Wood 
robwood@wwdb.org
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Monday, 15. June 2009

Served at Camp Books with the Wire Platoon 68,69. I was a maintenance tech at the telephone exchange vans. During the end of my stay I had trained my replacement and did day and night patrols for my last month. Felt more secure off the base in the paddies at night during that last month than on base waiting for the random monthly rocket/mortar attacks.
  I am trying to find out some information on an incident that happened in feb 69. We were on a regular night patrol and we ended up in a firefight with another of our patrols from FLC. I understand we crossed paths because COC delayed our departure. Their point man was wounded and I never knew what the outcome of his wounds were. I understand the medivac chopper took him out to the hospital ship in the bay. Do you know anything about this incident or how I could find out more? Thanks
  Thank you for serving, Semper Fi.
Sgt Rob Wood

Jerry Dale
jwdale@hughes.net
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Thursday, 04. June 2009

 I was in the PRC for a little while in 1969.

Joe Boe
jebjr8850@comcast.net
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Tuesday, 02. June 2009

I served @ Camp Books in 68,69 with 7th Motor Transport as a truck mechanic.  I remember doing my time with PRC.  We went through "training" and then were released to different units to patrol.  I have very few pics from those days but will try to scan them and send to you...great page.  God Bless

Michael Noland
mikeynol@bellsouth.net
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Monday, 25. May 2009

I served at FLC with G-4 from Oct.69-Oct.70 as a Cpl.  I didn't spend time in prov rifles but I remember we had guys rotate in and out to spend time with prov rifles.  All the pictures brought back some memories and I could align with some of my old pictures and orient as to where some were taken.

Long time ago-Good Luck and thanks for serving
Semper Fi
Sgt. Michael L. Noland-2391770/0141 USMC 1967-1971

Sgt. John Martin
jmartin1@honolulu.gov
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Thursday, 05. June 2008

Enjoyed the site. I was with H&S Bn, Spt. Co., IIIMAF Transist Center from Jul68-Sep69. Remember the april69 dump explosion very well, I think! Forgot alot of names but not faces. Mahalo... 

Dennis Miller
damille@bellsouth.net
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Monday, 26. May 2008

Good site.  I was with H&S Co, H&S Bn, G2, FLC from Jan 1970-May 1971.  

Joseph Culver
 
joeythec@gci.net
 
Thursday, 08. May 2008

To put the word "Hanoi" in front of John Kerry's name suck. Big time. How many Purple Hearts did George W. Bush earn? Oh, that's right. He never went to Vietnam. How about Dick Cheney? Oh, that's right he got five deferments. He had "other priorities. Shame on you. You do a disservice to all Purple Heart honorees.


Wayne M. Thomas
 
possum5800@yahoo.com
 
Monday, 28. April 2008

I really enjoyed looking at your site. I was proud to serve as a Marine Corporal from Sept 65 till Sept 68. When i was in Vietnam I was with the HQ Btry , 1st FAG,( Field Artillery Group )11th MarDiv. We were at Phu Bai , just above Da Nang. I was a 3531 Motor Transport, and my main job was hauling ammo 175 rounds from Da Nang to out base in Phu Bai.


 
gw thomas cumming ga
 
gwthomas57@yahoo,com
 
Tuesday, 22. April 2008

I was a 0311 at camp books at the same time .You have done a good job. My name was tom tom my lt., was Sercher. Icalled him baby face.


 
Hotel 2/5 - 69-70 Bruce (Babyson) Birck
 
babyson100@embarqmail.com
 
Wednesday, 09. April 2008

Outstanding site Billy-Joe. You have quite a few photos. I'm going to have to come back a few times to see and read all that you have on your site. It must have taken quite some time to finish it. Ya did a fine job Marine. Welcome home Marine. Semper - Fi - Bruce (Babyson) Birck


 
Orville L Russell Jr.
 
olrussell@hotmail.com
 
Monday, 07. April 2008

My name is Russ and I was with 7th Engineers in 1965/66 and FLC in 1969/71 at Camp Books. I was also attached to the Viet Nam Marines in Saigon for about 4 Months. I was a 1371 and 1141 and a 6044. We have a yearly reunion every year of all the guys that where in Nam together. This year we will be in San Antonio. We have been doing this for about 9 years now and its great to meet old friends and new ones. Anyway Marine Semper-Fi Orville Russell


 
Charles Loomis
 
cgloomis@earthlink.net
 
Wednesday, 02. April 2008

Bounce me a response. I went on patrol with PRC Jun. 1969 to Aug. 1969. Don't have any photos of PRC but I have some of ASP-1 blowing up and some artry located between Red Beach and DaNang. Let me know.


 
Pat King
 
rkpat@prontomail.com
 
Thursday, 27. March 2008

Excellent job Billy and Dutch....site looks better every day Semper Fi Pat


 
Pat McDonough
 
mamcd@charter.net
 
Monday, 17. March 2008


 
Lloyd A Williams Spc E-4 U S Army
 
armympfreak@yahoo.com
 
Saturday, 15. March 2008

I salute you. My father who passed away in 2006 is a Vietnam Veteran. And a good friend of mine William H David told me about your site.


 
Donald J. Rich
 
rich.don@att.net
 
Sunday, 02. March 2008

Looking for guys that were in the Provisional Rifle Company from 5/68 through 5/69.


 
Mark "Straightarrow" Rittermeyer
 
mark@hishighway.com
 
Wednesday, 27. February 2008

Thanks for a great site, and I will see that we place your link on the RFTW site. Thank you for serving, and welcome home.


 
Gary Hoerauf
 
Pathfinder_1968@yahoo.com
 
Sunday, 27. January 2008

Changed my Email again. pathfinder1968_@yahoo.com I was squad leader 68-69 with clutch. Served with Tarzan, Buffy, Weird Harold, Leech, Snake, Mongoose, Branch, Chicken man, Guaderramma, Anderson, Gatz, SST. Hoffman, Pops Harrington, Nordick,R.D. Litteral, Sandalvol, and of course Alvin Derrick who died shortly before I left. There were others from summer 68 to Feb 22nd 1969 the day I left but time has worn away the names if not the faces. Semper Fi Marines Pathfinder


 
Ed "Nick" Nicholls
 
ENich33023@aol.com
 
Monday, 14. January 2008

USMC: '54-'74 [0311/8511/8531/5821/- US Army USA CIDC 951AO ('74-'81). RVN: K 3/3; H 2/3; 1stCAG/CAF; III MAF CID. Semper Fidelis Partner. Ed Nicholls Kendalia, TX.


 
Richard W. HOUSELOG, USMC 1961-67
 
usmc1970@mchsi.com
 
Sunday, 13. January 2008

Semper Fi


 
Billy Joe Churchwell
 
billyjoe@billyjoe.net
 
Sunday, 16. December 2007

Mary Christmas Marines.


 
DICK "TARZAN" JEFFREY
 
djeffrey121@sbcglobal.net
 
Saturday, 15. December 2007

Merry Christmas Marines. Just wanted to set the record straight. I screwed up the first time I checked in and wanted to correct the data. I stated that I was squad leader of the 1st and 3rd squads of 3rd platoon during 68-69. After talking to Sandoval, Carr, Hoerauf and Kozdranski, they informed me that I had walked point for the 1st squad but was squad leader of the 2nd and eventually the 3rd. My bad. Brain cells out to lunch. Too much latte... Not enogh beer. By the way... located Sgt. Ron Eggleston. He was squad leader back during '69 after being with 1st Force Recon. Retired after 20 as a Captain just like Dutch White. Two very sqaured away and smart Marines... You can find both of there profiles and mine at togetherweserved.com. It and Military.com have many of our Prov Rifle brothers there. Semper Fi


RADIO OPERATOR
 
 
Saturday, 15. December 2007

IN YOUR PICTURES THERE IS ONE OF TEMPLE ISLAND. I WAS THERE WHEN THAT TEMPLE WAS MOSTLY THERE. AND I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO IT. A FEW BLOCKS OF C-4 SOME CAPS AND A SQUAD OF PISSED OFF MARINES. WELL YOU GET THE PICTURE.


 
hal davis
 
hdavislaw@hughes.net
 
Friday, 30. November 2007

i was 1st squad leader 3rd plt. in 1968 . like to hear from anybody that knew me.


 
Ron "Gator" Gometz
 
rgometz0480@charter.net
 
Sunday, 25. November 2007

Semper Fi, Jarheads! Ron "Gator" Gometz III MAF, 2nd CAG, CACO 2-4, CAP 2-4-3 Hoi An, Vietnam 70--71


 
James W. Atkinson
 
jatkinson20@sc.rr.com
 
Saturday, 24. November 2007

I was stationed at Camp Books from 68-69. Got out of the Corp in 70 at Lejuine NC. Went into Air Force for 17 years. Retired First Sgt. Now living in South Carolina, Sumter as a Deputy Sheriff. God Bless.


 
Elke Ewens
 
marion.ewens@t-online.de
 
Wednesday, 21. November 2007

I still search my Friend. His surname was DAVID. He was 1967 in Germany (Wetzlar) and moved to Vietnam in the same year. Unfortunately, I don't know more about him. Does anyone know him?


 
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