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Comments by Ken Knutson on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 09:35 IP Logged IP Logged
I served from May 1958 - March 1962. 18 months on Okinawa, summers at Little Cree Virginia. Med and Carrribean cruises. Was at GItmo for Bay of Pigs. I served under Gunny Crane. I had the dubious distinction of being a private Crew Chief on the lead tractor. My first two years I had a Summary and Special. Squared away my last two years and received meritopious promotion.
Ohio

Comments by David Chapman on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 09:53 IP Logged IP Logged
Served proudly with the 1stAMTrac Bn in okinawa at Camp Schwab. If you ain't tracks you ain't S...! was the old call. Served in S-3 with GySgt Thole and 2nd tour as Adjustant with LtCol Chase and LtCol Molineaux. Best unit I ever had the plesure to serve in during my 20 you tour of duty.
Florida

Comments by C. L. (Nellie) Nelson on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 17:54 IP Logged IP Logged
I was in Baker Co., First AmTracs in Korea in 1951-52. We stored our amtras and went up on the line as an infantry company in April 1952. I was in Baker Co., Third AmTracs at Camp Del Mar after Korea.
Florida

Comments by sgt. lheureux, noah on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 16:46 IP Logged IP Logged
enlisted 2000-2004. 2nd AABN. 2nd MAR. DIV. C.co. Good old court house bay.
Massachusetts

Comments by Cpl Matthew L.Fink on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 09:48 IP Logged IP Logged
Hey boyz its old school.From B co. 2 AABN Court house bay. Looking up the Amtrac Mafia Crew From back in the day.Anyone who new Lt. Lugo,Gunny Ward,Lt Murry. For all you boyz out there now playing the game BE SAFE. YATYAS.... Thumper Semper Fi !
Arizona

Comments by Jim Rowe on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 07:39 IP Logged IP Logged
Semper Fi Marines! 1st Am Trac Battalion, Cua Viet 1968 Amgrunt(3rd Marine Division).
New York

Comments by Bruce 'Chip' Henley on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 13:26 IP Logged IP Logged
I was at Cua Viet with H&S CO. 1st Amtracs from July 68-March 69 when i went to B Co. 3rd Amtracs at Marble Mountain. I was W.I.A. in May 69 when the tractor i was on hit a mine while enroute to Hill 55. My M.O.S. was 2142. K. Ward from N.C. M. Dlugokenski from N. Calif. J. Singleton from Chicago Armstrong from Denver. Don't remember any more right now. Would like to hear from anyone who then.At the time I was from Calif.
Oklahoma

Comments by John O. Wetterholt on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 09:04 IP Logged IP Logged
Assigned B C0, Ist MARDIV Kimpo Pennusula, Korea,FDC operator. Was with Amd Co, Ist AMTRAC Bn. under Capt. Gordy.. Camp McGill Japan,"54-Dec'55. MARLEX to Okinawa "55. Served with Darrel King, Larry Montrose, "Pappy" Nifong and others. Still have patch we designed RUPTURED GATORS.
Michigan

Comments by Jon Bauer on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 00:20 IP Logged IP Logged
A special thanks to Martin Johnson, Bob Throm, Hugh Connelly, Mike Silcerman, and Gene Miller for the excellent program and presentation at the dedication of the Amgrunt Memorial in Quantico. I, as well as my family, was very impressed, but not surprised, by the professionalism in which the Memorial Wall was setup. The meories that were shared on the 8th of September will remain with us for the remainder of our days.
Semper Fi Amgrunts
Florida

Comments by Ron Barron on Monday, September 11, 2006 at 10:48 IP Logged IP Logged
A brief report on the Battalion Wall Memorial dedication...
There was a very good turn-out for the ceremony and everyone played well with one another and we all had a good time!
The Wall Memorial is quite impressive and the committee served all of us veterans and our descendants with great care and consideration.
So,be sure to let them all know how you feel about their fine efforts and make the pilgimage to Quantico to witness it in person as soon as you can!
This concludes the reunion series and there will be no more as far as I can say at this very moment. That is, unless some individual(s) step forward to initiate, and host, any future small group reunion or a full-sized reunion.
Thanks for your attention and your support all these years!!!
Semper Fi,
Ron Barron
North Carolina

Comments by david larson on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 at 17:47 IP Logged IP Logged
I served in D Co. 3rd AAV in 29 Palms under Capt. Frietus and First Sgt Arnel in the early 80's.
Ohio

Comments by Jack W Windsoir on Sunday, September 03, 2006 at 10:28 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello all
I was in USMC, B co 1st Armoured Amphibian Battalion on Tractor LVT A5 #B2. My Tank Commander Was Staff Sgt Patterson.
My Memoirs are soon to be in "Koreanwar Educator"
Jack W W
Washington

Comments by Joe Koller on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 06:11 IP Logged IP Logged
I was with 3rd Tracs at Marble mountain from june to Oct. My 4yr hich was up and got out of the Corp, I was in Comm. section and Sgt of the guard, did patrols up to the crows nest on Marble mountain, I was with 5th. Comm before that from 66 to 68 then 29 palms I hated that place and went back to Nam in 69 to 3rd Tracs.
Semper Fi Marines
Joe
Wisconsin

Comments by Ed Scanlon on Friday, August 25, 2006 at 14:02 IP Logged IP Logged
I was at Camp White Beach, Okinawa with 3rd Amtrac Battalion from 1959 to 1960. Also at Camp Delmar,Oceanside,Ca. Semper Fi.
Kansas

Comments by Jon Bauer on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 23:27 IP Logged IP Logged
For Hugh Connelly: thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to seeing y'all on the 8th. I'm sure many memories will be recalled, as well as many surprises to how us old guys have changed over the past 38 years.
Florida

Comments by Hugh Connelly on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 19:38 IP Logged IP Logged
We have lift off! I spent about 10 hours yesterday working with our designer and her friend (a Navy Seabee who was in our neighborhood in Vietnam Dec '67 to Mar '68 when he was WIA) installing the Memorial Wall Display. They finished it up this morning. So, we have the wall... it looks great and is waiting for all of us to come see it and dedicate it. Thanks to everyone who contributed, whether in cash, in kind, photos, maps, etc, or just providing moral support... and a special thanks to my fellow Committee Members: Martin Johnson, Bob Throm, Mike Silverman and Gene Miller. See you in Quantico September 8th!
Virginia

Comments by Timothy R Jones on Friday, August 18, 2006 at 17:49 IP Logged IP Logged
Graduated from schools bn 01-93 in December 1992. My 1st duty station was Big "D" Co of 29 Palms.My 1st CO was Maj John J Jackson. Units which I served with were, A Co of Camp Pendelton, MSSG 31 (Okinawa), A Co of Camp Lejeune. God Bless All past, present and future Devil Dogs. YAT YAS and SEMPER FIDELIS.
Oklahoma

Comments by Tony Celiberti on Friday, August 18, 2006 at 13:51 IP Logged IP Logged
USMCR 4th AAV H/S Co. Tampa, Fl from 1981 to 1982. USMC 2nd AAV A Co. from 1982 to 1986. Back to USMCR 4th AAV H/S Co. Tampa, Fl from 1989 to 1994.
Semper Fi
YAT YAS
Tennessee

Comments by Mike Turner on Sunday, August 06, 2006 at 15:36 IP Logged IP Logged
Enlisted 1972 served at amtrac school less than a year spent the rest on the rock with A co and B co came back to camp pendelton then left 1976 for the civillion world i retired from the army res 2002 I will retire from my fed job in two years .Those first four years were growing up years the hard way but worth it . I would like to hear from my old buddies life is to short semperfi
Oklahoma

Comments by Dale "Wes" Wesselius on Sunday, August 06, 2006 at 02:20 IP Logged IP Logged
I was with the engineering tracs at Cua Viet 67-68 until Sgt Fox volunteered me for a CAP unit. I was originally with H&S company on the E1 engineering tracs. They were good times because it was spent with brother Marines even though we had to burn the sh*tters and dodge the incoming. Great site--glad I found it.
Washington

Comments by R. Barron on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 at 16:01 IP Logged IP Logged
Here is an update on the Battalion wall Memorial dedication... as of last week there are 100+ persons confirmed to attend. These 100 persons are of course a combination of veterans, family members, and guests. This is the FINAL gathering of the Battalion reunion series started in 1987, so consider your options and join us there! SF
North Carolina

Comments by Brian on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 13:31 IP Logged IP Logged
Does anybody remember a David Hevle. Cpl USMC did two tours in Vietnam and was KIA at Chu-Lai in 1967. I would like any information on him. He was my uncle.
Thank you
South Dakota

Comments by Robert Young on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 15:16 IP Logged IP Logged
Served in "C" CO., 1st AmTrac, Korea 1951-1952 up on the Ham river. Served "B"CO.3rd AmTrac, Del Mar and Hawaii.Looking for Richard Dean Myeres of L.A.
Missouri

Comments by Randy Rubel on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 18:25 IP Logged IP Logged
I am helping my brother out with trying to lovate members of his unit. His name is Tom "Doc" Rubel, he served in Viet-Nam 66-67 in 1st Marine Division, 3rd Amtrack Battallion. He was in Headquarters and Supply . He would enjoy very much hearing from anyone that served with him. I tank you all for your service and God bless you all.
Tennessee

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