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Comments by Bill Taylor on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 08:25 IP Logged IP Logged
was with Alpha Co.Maint.Apr 66-Aug 67.
Had the R1 Serial #1200058,with NORMA'S NOMAD painted under the serial #.Hit a mine up on Hill 55,and a bunch of other stuff, to include loading aboard the LCU's for the damn 10 hour ride from Danang to Cau-Viet.
made small donation to the ANGRUNT MEMORIAL,hope many do same.
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Comments by Cpl Bernard D Haynes on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 18:26 IP Logged IP Logged
I was at cau viet off and on in 67/68 on loan from flsg b to H&S co Ist tracs . There was a Dentist killed by incoming in late 67 or early 68 . I just can't remember details HE was killd near H&S motar pit ? Bernie Haynes
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Comments by Andy on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 05:15 IP Logged IP Logged
For Guy W Brown: "Brownie"!! How are you? Val talks about you almost every time I speak with him. Joe Lattone recently emailed a great picture of you, me, Joe and another guy ("Stacnic"?). Give me your email address and I will send it. SEMPER FI
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Comments by guy w brown on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 18:05 IP Logged IP Logged
Looking for anyone who was at cau viet nov67 dec68 Iwas a 2533 radio operrator with h&s and a co.
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Comments by F E DIXON on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 20:10 IP Logged IP Logged
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Comments by Marty Nell (DannY) on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 10:52 IP Logged IP Logged
I was with the 1st Amtrac's 3rd Mar div and stationed and the mouth of the Cua Veit river from 4/67 to 2/68. Anyone there at that time is welcome to email me. Semper Fi.
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Comments by Bob Johnston on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 08:34 IP Logged IP Logged
Old 'squid/river rat/Cua Viet' back again, my PC was blotto for a while and just got back to your wonderful site. Reading the after action reports of Tet,Dong Ha, etc. I was a craft commander on one of the LCM-8's stationed in Cua Viet, funny thing, you guys knew the river was closed, I guess our officers knew the river was closed butttt (as you prob noticed if you were watching) theyyyyyy never told us it was closed Thanks for keepin ole Chucks head down so we could do our job!
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Comments by Len Kulik on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 05:43 IP Logged IP Logged
Was radio operator, 1st Amtrac's, 3rd Mar.Div., H & S Co., Communications Platoon, 5/66 till 7/67.
Went on most operations (shortage of radio operators) also carried PRC-25 for foot, ambush and recon patrols.
I have some Super 8mm movies that I will try and get turned into DVD of some operations involving mine clearance operations using LVT's.
Would like to hear from anyone who was there at the same time.
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Comments by William P. Kerr on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 11:19 IP Logged IP Logged
I served in the 4th platoon, "A"Co.3rd Amtrac's 1st Mar Div Cam Pen at Delmar from Apr 1959-Jan 1963. Made the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 aboard the USS Belle Grove,LSD-2. Capt.Holworth was the CO.of embarked Marines.
If anyone out there remembers send me an email. If you ain't TRAC'S,you ain't sh*t. Semper Fi
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Comments by Robert J Terry on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 09:51 IP Logged IP Logged
I stumbled on this web site being a former Amtracer ifound it to be useful. i currently work at a marine depot rebuilding aavp7a1 and served in desert storm as a trac mech 2141. I got to show the guys i work with amtrac's in actionand show them how important they are to the corps.
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Comments by Tom Perry on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 02:22 IP Logged IP Logged
I went through P5 school in Jan 67, Went in country March 67 was in the 4th Platoon (Adams Family) A Co. 3rd Amtracs attached to 1st Amtracs until 1st MarDiv came up from Chu Lai. I arrived in country with Can Roman and John Ferrante. After leaving Nam in Apr. 68 was stationed with 5th Amtracs, the Amtrac Platoon, Trac Veh Co., SDT at Quantico. 71 went back to Westpac with the 1st Amtrac Bn and deployed with BLT 1/9. Came back in 72 to 2nd Amtrac Bn. Did a med cruise, the last with P-5's. When we got home they were all gone and the new P-7's were on the ramp. We thought the P-5's were old when we pushed them around Nam. I remember watching the P-7's in the turning basin at DelMar while they were being tested and being amazed at their water speed and manueveribility. Now those oldtimers are in country Iraq and supporting Marines. WHAT WE DID BEST.
SEMPER FI Tractor rats.
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Comments by Michael D. Humphrey on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 00:17 IP Logged IP Logged
RVN May 7, 1965-June 16, 1966. BCo.1stAMTracBn. ChuLai, & DaNang
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Comments by John "Doc" Mulholland on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 15:31 IP Logged IP Logged
I was the Corpsman for A Company 1st tracs from Aug. 67 to Sept 67 looking for anyone that remembers me. I was severly wounded Sept. 67 and sent home.
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Comments by Gene Miller on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 15:17 IP Logged IP Logged
It is unlikely that the sea story about Steve McQueen and the AmTrac are true. For more information on this story or to add your own comments, go to the Forum Section of this web site and look under the section “Other AmTrac Forums”.
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Comments by Michael A. Casto on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 22:03 IP Logged IP Logged
I received my training as a tractor rat in 1966. I remember while in training at Courthouse Bay, Camp LeJeune, there was a story that circulated about actor Steve McQueen having served in an amphibious outfit. They said that he was busted seven times and spent time in the brig. On one such occasion he was alledged to have painted an amtrack pink and drove it down the beach near the New River inlet. Does anyone have any evidence about that incident? I want to believe that it is true, because it is such a good story. But, I don't want to repeat it if it is just another Marine Corps myth.
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Comments by Charley Kostecka on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 21:07 IP Logged IP Logged
In 1959-1960 I served with 2nd Amtracks H & S Company at Courthouse Bay Camp Lejeune.
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Comments by Bill Plaster on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 14:18 IP Logged IP Logged
Served with the 2ndAmTracBn at Courthouse Bay, CLNC 1959-1961 as company corpsman.
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Comments by Javier D. Molina on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:32 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello great site. I served with 3rd amtracs 67-68 Dan Nang Chu Lai Bravo Co 2nd Plt nick name (Sweet Pea) don’t remember much of my time memory shut down back in 1969. I was wondering what Marine Regiment I was in if you remember could please e-mail me the information. Thank you all my brothers
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Comments by Kenneth B. King on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 09:49 IP Logged IP Logged
'66 L/Cpl. with "A" Co.1stAmtracBn med-evac to Oaknoll Naval Base 1 Sept. discharged 19 Jan.'67 w/permanent disability status as a result of my time in Nam. Learned to live with the other Disabled Vets with the status for all these years. I'll always remain honored to have served with my fellow Marines. God Bless them one and all.
Semper Fi Ken
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Comments by harry mc intosh on Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:37 IP Logged IP Logged

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Comments by Hugh Connelly on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 13:09 IP Logged IP Logged
For Ray Byers....
You're describing the first scene at Cua Viet in Ron Kovic's movie. Kovic claims to have accidentally shot one of his patrol members. See my email, it's described in the Command Chronology pretty much like you describe. Happened Oct 16,1967.
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Comments by Ray Byers on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 01:33 IP Logged IP Logged
I was a corpsman at cua viet. Does anyone remember a patrol when we were pinned down on the beach south of Cua Viet after running into some NVA's at the treeline on the beach. It was dusk and swift boats came and sent up flares to illuminate the beach. Some tractors came down the beach to help us. One of our men was accidently shot and killed by one of our men. Does anyone know the name of the marine killed? This happened in 67 does anyone know the date? Doc Ray HM2
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Comments by Joe Lattone on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 09:49 IP Logged IP Logged
I was in 1st Tracs 7 Sept 67 - 8 Oct 68 as a 2533 in H&S and Alpha companies. It is great to come here and find out that one was a very small part of a very great unit and a tremendous bunch of Marines. Other commo names not mention here are: Wishard, Rood, Ybarra, GySGT Stafford, Quinones, Kruizinga, Ralph Kerr, Denny Ragan, JR Bland, "Unfortunate John" Kirby, Bobby Schomp. I do remember lots of you guys - Semper Fi
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Comments by Hugh P McBain on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 08:01 IP Logged IP Logged
I was stationed at White Beach,Okinowa in the years 1960-61-62 and part of 63.I did return to Camp Del Mar Calif. briefly in 1961 and again to be discharged in 1963.1st Amtrac Bn. was moved to Camp Schwab while we(1st plt,Bravo Co.) were on Blt.
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