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Comments by Mike Murphy on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 11:51 IP Logged IP Logged
Served with 1st Tracked Vehicle Battalion S-4 Camp Schwab Okinawa in 1979. If there is a battalion patch availble, please tell me where I can order one.
SF M. Murphy
New Hampshire

Comments by christopher Cornell on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 07:48 IP Logged IP Logged
YatYas to all, it was Great being an Amtraker and i will miss it deeply. Keep us afloat young Marines. Semper Fi
Other

Comments by James E McVey on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 08:06 IP Logged IP Logged
Served with 3rd Amtracs as 2533, 1965 - 67, Chu Lai and Da Nang. Upon rotation after extended tour, joined 5th Amtracs at Del Mar until discharged, 1968. Had the opportunity to attend 40 year reunion in Vegas, 2006 and fantastic get together with our ole salty-dogs.
http://chu65nang67.us/
California

Comments by BRUCE C BOATWRIGHT on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 22:18 IP Logged IP Logged
hi, i served with Aco 3rd Asslt Amphib Bn. 1st Marine Div. Camp Pendlelton Ca in 1979-1980 and with Aco 1st Tracked Veh Bn 3rd Mar Div. Camp Schwab Okinawa in 1980-1983. TRAC-RAT FOREVER
Wisconsin

Comments by steve rice on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 10:02 IP Logged IP Logged
hey guys
just found this site and i'm thrilled to hear from so many, started on p-5s in 71-75 came back in in 80-87 i'm still working on amtracs for over 35 years now just got back in contact with bill pyles anyone else we know get in touch oh by the way great one left us eddie dickenson died last month trackers "hand salute"
Georgia

Comments by Peter J. Annal on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 17:47 IP Logged IP Logged
I was the SRB clerk under Capt Virgil Kinnard, CO of H&S Co. 1st AmtracBn on Camp Schwab from Nov 1973 to Nov 1974. Battalion Commander was Col. F. C. Chase.
Delaware

Comments by ronald walden on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 10:28 IP Logged IP Logged
anyone who can help please email me. my father was in veitnam 66-70. 3rd amtrack platoon 1st marine devision
California

Comments by Hugh Connelly on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 16:03 IP Logged IP Logged
Time is running out!!! Mike Silverman has less than 20 AmGrunt hats and Wall Dedication DVDs left. If you are hoping to get one of these collectors items, I suggest you make your contribution to the AmGrunts Wall Fund soon. Many thanks to all of you who have responded to our solicitation to suppor OUR wall.
SF
Virginia

Comments by donald c. squire on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 11:46 IP Logged IP Logged
I was in "A" Co. 1st anphib trac btln in Korea from Apr 1954 thru approx
Apr 1955, when "A" Co. was transferred to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Would be nice to hear from anyone in the old outfit.
Wisconsin

Comments by Cpl. Pete Hammer on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 17:16 IP Logged IP Logged
I was with Bco. 2nd amtrack Bn. from Feb 69 to August 71. Good old Courthouse Bay. Joe Manochio and I live in NJ and see each other all the time. Would like to hear from others at Courthouse Bay.
New Jersey

Comments by OSVALDO MARTINEZ on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 10:16 IP Logged IP Logged
LOVE MY GATORS I HAD THE PRIVLAGE TO DO 2 COMBAT TOURS OF IRAQ AND I SERVED THEM WITH MY TRAC. I WAS IN 3D AABN A CO AND THEN IN 3D AA BN E CO. I WISH THEY WOULD MAKE THEM STREET LEG
Florida

Comments by Rudy E. Decker on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 14:35 IP Logged IP Logged
Nice site. 1833. Trained at camp Del Mar, CA. Served in 2nd plt, C Co. 1st amtrac Bn. Korea. 42nd Draft, 4-10-54 to Feb. 1955, then at camp McGill, Japan. Left for states May 1, 1955. SDT Quantico, VA in Amtrac plt. till 9-29-56. also served there in both LVT 3C & LVT P-5. Ended up a Sgt.
Indiana

Comments by Patrick Jones on Sunday, June 03, 2007 at 21:32 IP Logged IP Logged
Just stumbled across this site and find it fascinating. I was an AmTrac mech (2142) was at the formation of 5th Amtrac Bn 5th MarDiv 1966 thru 1967 and joined 3rd Amtrac Bn 1st MarDiv in Feb of 1968. Was with H&S Co. during May 5th. Spent most of my time with 3rd pltn, Bravo Co (Friendly Cats) assigned to 10th Co. KMC. Rotated back to Pendleton (FSR) in Mar '69. Any body I know out there -- you too Joe Smith!
California

Comments by John E. White on Saturday, June 02, 2007 at 10:27 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello, Its been a long time since I first drove an AmTrac. I was seventeen and my high school coach enlisted many of us while we were still is high school. That was in 1950 before the North Koreans cross the 38th parallel.
The unit which I joined was the 19th Bat. reserve in Tampa Florida. I wondered if there is any members of that group still around.
Texas

Comments by Bruce Launius on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 08:36 IP Logged IP Logged
Help. Was this unit, the 1st AmTrac Bn, referred to as the 1st Armored Amphibian Bn, Fleet Marine Force, during the Korean War? I am researching my late father-in-law's service record which states that he departed San Diego, 18 Aug 1950 for Kobe, Japan on orders from the 1st Armored Amphibian Bn, FMF. I could also use help with his MOS, 1800. What are the qualifications for an 1800 MOS? Basic AmTrac Training? Any help with the History of the 1st Armored Amphibian Bn would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.
Bruce Launius
Pennsylvania

Comments by Rene Van Coillie on Monday, May 28, 2007 at 10:04 IP Logged IP Logged
I was in 1st tracs 70-71 in okinawa I wish I could find some old friends who were there also. If anyone knows of someone please put us in touch.
SEMPER FI
Michigan

Comments by mkcummings on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 11:16 IP Logged IP Logged
Col John Harms,Maj. Mickey Vann ,Ray Albro, Don Head all old corps amtracs.Three of the four where Bn Commanders of 1st AmTrac Bn.Any one that remembers them is a friend of mine and an old corps amtracker
California

Comments by Michael A. Kiel on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 15:00 IP Logged IP Logged
I was in from 75-77 1st. Tracked Vehicle Bn. H&S Co. Comm. then moved to B Co.
California

Comments by John Motrian on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 19:12 IP Logged IP Logged
I was in Cua Viet 1967-1968. I was with 1st AmTrac 3rd marine div. Just want to let everyone know I am very proud to have fought for my country and will always be a MARINE. SEMPER FI
New York

Comments by Dick Lavello on Friday, May 04, 2007 at 20:12 IP Logged IP Logged
De Los Santos, Glad to see that you are still above ground. Maybe we could have lunch on me the next time I hit the west coast. I met with Streck last time at dennys on 74.
Dick Lavello
Florida

Comments by Chris Stohldrier on Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 07:17 IP Logged IP Logged
Just returned to the Guestbook for another look. I was in Comm. with A Co. May '65 in Chu Lai, then up in Danang by Hill 327 for awhile, then went back to Chu Lai, and back to Danang in '66. I would like to hear from anyone from A Co.; also if anyone remembers Eddie from Kentucky who was killed in a car crash in 1966 after we all rotated home. He went back to 2nd Amtracs; I went to 10th Marines. Some of the guys from 2nd Amtracs came over to 10th Marines to let me know about Eddie. Don't remember his last name- lots of dim memories of names, but lots of great memories of being in Tracks. Would love to reconnect with any of the Marines that I served with in 'Nam. Also for any info on a Marine whose last name was Shehee (I think) in our Comm section in Chu Lai. Semper Fi!
New Hampshire

Comments by Rudy Baitt on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 05:16 IP Logged IP Logged
nice to see so many trackers or wanna be tracks. nam65-66. chulai to danang and then some semper fi and welcome home
Ohio

Comments by Richard De Los Santos Sr on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 17:03 IP Logged IP Logged
I was an AMGRUNT from April 1967 To December 18 1967 PLT Sgt 2nd PLT for Lt Allum we lived at the far corner of the POL retired DEC 31 1975 Oceanside Ca outside Camp Pendelton
California

Comments by Dale I. Nicholson on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 14:58 IP Logged IP Logged
Great web site! Semper Fi to all of my old Marine platoon members from 1st Plt., "A" Co., 5th AmTrac Bn., RLT 1/26 that left San Diego aboard the USS Vancouver LPD-2, on 08Jul66. 2Lt. Bill DiBello, Gunny Howard, Plt. Sgt. Smith, Sect. Lders: Sgt. Smith, Galle & Eckles, and the other 30 tractor rats that manned and fought with our LVT's. Semper Fi! Former Sgt. & Radio Operator - Dale I. Nicholson (The Big Kahuna)
Georgia

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