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Comments by John Thorogood on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 17:17 IP Logged IP Logged
I was at Dong Ha in 1966 a an Air Force Combat Intelligence Operations Specialists. Assigned to Project Tigerhound and Task Force Tally Ho. Help support Marines Operations Hastings and gave blood twice at the Charlie Company hospital across the road from our compound. I have many pictures of helos CH 34's? landing with wounded. We flew 01E Birddogs as FAC's providing CAS Close Air Support. Please don't tell too many of your fellow Marienes that some one may have USAF blood in their veins they might have a heart attack. Love and respected you guys while I was there from June 1966 til Dec 1966.
John Thorogood
Captain Omaha Fire Department
Aerial Company 41 C shift
See I still like livin' on the edge. The edge of a burning roof!!
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Comments by Chuck Scachette on Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 12:46 IP Logged IP Logged
I Served in 2st Amtrac Division in 1968-1969. I served with Bob Bustamante I saw he posted on here, but didn't leave an e-mail also looking for the "Teddy Bear" I woud love to get in contact with, J.D. Sprague "The Twig", "Sike", Mike Tierney "J", "Fish", Goodell", and so on.. It would be great to hear from all of you or any I had the honor to serve with
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Comments by Rodney Baker(Chopper) on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 15:35 IP Logged IP Logged
I was with H&SCo 3rdAmTracBn from 3April 69 till Jan 28,1970 we came home on the LPD5 ogdon.I was 0811 than 3531 Motor Trans I did alot of resupply runs with Pacs north and South of CP at Marble Mountain.I hung out with three guys I can remember Gary Windsor (Windy) from Ohio Worm (Can't remember his name ) from Florida and Country (can't remember his name also)I am Looking for any one that knows me.Also I found a box of slides from 3rd Tracs don't remember half the guys in pics if intrested let me know well have them put on cd for you.
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Comments by Jerry Pierini on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 14:29 IP Logged IP Logged
Just found this sight lastnight. 1st tracs "A" Co. 2nd Plt. Cue Viet 03Feb69 to 17May69. 3rd tracs "A" Co. 4th Plt. 18May69 to 23Jan70 Marble Mountain was Battalion rear, 4th Plt. at Am Hoa with 5th Marines. I remember a lot of Marines but can't recall some of the names. Proud to have served with everyone of them. Two Jarheads I use to keep in contact but haven't for over 30 years; Al Perez from Linden WA and Steve Fisher from Michigan. Many others I would like to see and hear from. Saw Sgt. Sullivan in a movie playing a Warden(I'm a retired Correctional Sgt. with the State of CA)Great sight and I will come to it often. SEMPER FI!
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Comments by Henry Landin on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 21:18 IP Logged IP Logged
Was in H&S Co. and 3rd Armored Amtracs in DelMar then went to 1st Amtracs 3rd Mar Div Camp Schwab Okinawa. 1960-1964. Looking for Richard Jett, we were with H&S Co. 3rd Amtracs together.
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Comments by Robert McClintock on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 19:04 IP Logged IP Logged
Thank you, Excellent web site well done. Whisky Battery 1st Battalion 12 Marines 1968 It was Aug. 23 1968 Raining went on operation (nothing) came in by Amtrac two days out then back to the USS Dubuque LPD-8 Outside Qua Viet. Next time was Jan 17 1969 We were south of Chu Lie with 2/26 & 2/27 BLT. Set up on a beach 10 miles North from Quang Ngai. Road in on the AmTracs but on top on land. Thanks for the ride. Semper Fi
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Comments by Charlie Porter " CHIM CHIM " on Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 21:19 IP Logged IP Logged
Yat-Yas, Served in Delta Co. 3rd AAV BN. Maint. Plt. 2142 from 1982-1985 Would love to here from some of the ole guys. Looking for old buddies O. G.(O'Garro), Tumbleweed (Cruze), Caranza, Ferrigno, Guelliermo, Fisher ( Fish ), and
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Comments by Hugh Connelly on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 12:49 IP Logged IP Logged
MARBLE MTN street sign... For those of us who served near Marble Mountain for some part of our tour, you may be interested in the availability of a copy of the street sign that sits at the back entrance to the site of former Tustin Marine Air Station. The back road to the station is called Marble Mountain and the City of Irvine, CA indicates the road name will continue after the site has been redeveloped. I was trying to get the original sign, but it will stay in its current location. I did, however, manage to get to the company that made the street sign for the City of Irvine and have ordered an exact replica. Just call me sentimental! The cost was $48 plus $10 Shipping and Handling. If you're interested, simply email me and I'll provide the contact information. The company is called SC Signs.
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Comments by DOYLE TAMPLETON on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 20:11 IP Logged IP Logged
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Comments by Phil Anninos on Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 19:41 IP Logged IP Logged
I arrived in Chu Lai April of 66 left from DaNang December of 67.
Semper Fi

Comments by Roger Myers on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 12:13 IP Logged IP Logged
I am researching my father's military service history (WW II). After serving initially with the 8th AAF he eventually ended up in Germany with the 6951 Prisoner of War Temporary Enclosure at Remagen. When the camp closed my father was assigned to the 69th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, a reorganization of the 69th Tank Bn, I think. His discharge papers indicate he was a Sgt., 69th Amphibian Tractor Bn. I can not find any history on this outfit other than when it was taken out of service in March 1946 at Camp Kilmer NJ. Can anyone help me with information about this outfit, if it was attached to any other units and what it was expected to be doing before it was taken out of service? Thanks much.

Please see posting in the AmTrac Forum Section and respond there. Thank you.
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Comments by Gene Smallwood on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 07:28 IP Logged IP Logged
Are there any How 6 orginal plt members still around ? (South of Da Nang Sept 66 thru Mar.67) If so I would like to hear from you!
Then Sgt/2 Lt.
Gene Smallwood
Capt USMC Ret.
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Comments by Dave Peake on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 07:12 IP Logged IP Logged
I was assigned from 12th Marines as the Fire direction officer for the armored amtrac platoon at Cua Viet from approx October '68 thru April '69. Glad I found this site. My best to all current and former 1st Bn Amtrackers.
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Comments by Sgt. Stanley Osborne on Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 17:24 IP Logged IP Logged
1st Armored Amphib. Co. How-6 13Jr
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Comments by Paul Quijano on Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 21:04 IP Logged IP Logged
99-01 2141 Aco 2dAABN 2MARDIV
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Comments by Bill Wegmuller on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 22:39 IP Logged IP Logged
P.J. Stable was a very close friend of mine. He was in tracks while I was in tanks over there. My last contact with him was in Iowa,where we are originally from. If any one knows his where about I would love to contact him
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Comments by Bill Dare on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 18:14 IP Logged IP Logged
3/67 to 4/68 mouth of the Cua Viet River
B co. 3rd. PLT. Tracter B34...We were still living in tents then.Hope to hear from other guys there then
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Comments by C. Chinske on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 11:52 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello All,
Thank you for your service, you have done so much more than you will ever know. God bless and God bless the United States of America
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Comments by David M Russell on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 09:58 IP Logged IP Logged
I was a 2533 with 1st Amtracs Bn. 3rd MarDiv Camp Schwab Okinawa 1971-72. I served 4 years as a comm man. I can honestly say that the best unit I ever served in was Tracs. "If you ain't Tracs you ain't sh*t." The best USMC CO in my career was Lt. Colonel PJ Saxton. He ran a tight ship and we loved him for it. Semper Fi
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Comments by Byron Simpson "Buddy" on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at 04:40 IP Logged IP Logged
Looking for info regarding Lt. Cho with ROK Marines who served with me (USMC)at Horian City in Vietnam 1970.
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Comments by Sgt. Michael D. Edwards on Monday, November 8, 2004 at 12:14 IP Logged IP Logged
I was a 1833 with 3rd AABN C Co. 3rd Plt. This site is a tribute to the few and the proud. Thanks for serving gents and God speeed! Semper Fi!
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Comments by Thomas M.Clements on Sunday, November 7, 2004 at 22:30 IP Logged IP Logged
Looking for Roy Stanford. Can't seem to hook up.I still have the pictures from Viet Nam. How about Bill Davis or George Larkin. We were stationed at Chu Li in the maint. Plt.
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Comments by Sgt. Jim Allen on Friday, November 5, 2004 at 11:11 IP Logged IP Logged
Served with 1st Amphibian Tractor Bn.
& 3rd Amtrac Bn. Vietnam July '66 to
August '67 Hill 55 & DaNang Area
& also Chu Lai.
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Comments by Rob Howard on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 19:16 IP Logged IP Logged
I was in country at Cua Viet from 11/66 to 1/68 aboard B-29 after being drafted even though I couldn't pass a hearing test. I remember there being a lot of sand and our tents surrounded by sand bags. When the time came to pull the sand bags we made target practice out of the huge rats. The quiet times disappeared after our tents were replaced with nice buildings with wood floors and SHINY tin roofs. I still remember the night I was on sentry duty covering half the compound when we had incoming from up north. The 155's had zeroed in on the shiny tin roofs. I wish I could remember all of the great guys I served with. A few I recall are: Chief, Sgt Wargow, Pappy, and my dirnking buddy Chuck Ardoin who I wish I could locate. Anyone remember me? Please write. Rob Howard.
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