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Comments by Kevin Hanson on Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 14:22 IP Logged IP Logged
Hello, I'm not a Marine, but I'm restoring a LVT 4 and was wondering If anybody could help me in anyway. Any stories, tech tips, photos would be greatly appreiated. I'm proud to be an American and know I owe my freedom to all of you guys and gals. Thankyou.
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Comments by John Heitzer on Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 02:42 IP Logged IP Logged
I was a platoonsgt of a platoon of LVT3's trained in the USA and in action in Indonesia fighting the same kind of war you grunts did in Viet. We veterans of teh coy see each other each year in a reunion. We thought that in the 45's the LVT 3 was a top amphib, We used them inland more than 90 km even in mountaineous terrain. Our idea at that time was that a light mortar like the Japs used should have been on board as wel as a flamethrower. I am busy with a rememberanbce album of photographs of our coy and have already more than 250 pictures sampled. A big handshake to all Amphibian tractor personnel and keep them rolling/sailing.

Comments by Bill Crawley on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 18:10 IP Logged IP Logged
Great Site! I was with Armored co. How 6's in 1962 when it was disbanded. spent 62-63 at Camp Schwab. Then back to Delmar. It is great to see so many marines from that era stay close to the Marine Corp heritage. Keep up the good work.
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Comments by bruce woodrow on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 14:12 IP Logged IP Logged
served with 1st.marine div.3rd amtracs RVN may1968 to april 1969 spent time in Anhoa ,Marble mountain and hill 190 thanks for the site
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Comments by Curt Roche on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 12:54 IP Logged IP Logged
Served in Bn. Supply, Dec.67 thru Jan.69. You men have said it all! Glad to have found this site!!
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Comments by Bob Misanko on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 12:29 IP Logged IP Logged
Semper Fi Brothers, I was with H&S Co. (S-1) from May 67 to Dec 67. I also served as the Bn PsyOps NCOIC for the Northern I Corps Area. CWO2 J. B. Sieverski was the Bn Adj and Gunny Lopez was the Admin Chf. I see Col. Toner still around, Hur Ra. Rember morning rides down Qua Viet River on "E-1's" to go on my courier runs, Night Op's in the tree lines south of the compound, recovering rockets north of the river, C-4 before getting transferred to HqBn 3rd Div Hqtrs, where I took over Div Central Files. Also was in charge of 3rd Div's courier run until I left in May 68. Looking forward to seeing friends. Does anyone remember Sgt Doug Smith, who was Admin Chief of one of the Companies. I spent time with him in Atlanta with the MARTD there. Hope he's still around would like to here from him. Until April 04 GO AMGRUNTS.
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Comments by Billy Stevens on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 18:44 IP Logged IP Logged
BtW, my e-mail addy is billyray_80@yahoo.com
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Comments by Billy Stevens on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 10:54 IP Logged IP Logged
My father served with 1st Batt 3rd Marines and was in Cua Viet in May 16, 1968. I am also a Marine Vet (1980-1983). My Father never talked much about the war. However, I recieved some letters he wrote after his passing a few years back and I'm trying to do some research.
His name was Richard D Stevens, (Dick,Steve) and was a Sgt in '68.
At or around May 10 or May 16, they were successful in an ambush of NVA. Also wrote of an Army operation in the are where eeny casualties were at or around 2500.
If anyone can help me with info it would be appreciated.
Thanks for your service, and Semper Fi.
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Comments by LOUIE SIRIGNANO on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 08:21 IP Logged IP Logged
I was with the 1st amph.Tractor batt."A"co 2nd platoon at cau viet river JAN.68,came up from phu bai from
(ontos)platoon. Signed up a couple months ago ,however have a new e-mail address now. Great site to find some friends from the past...SEMPER FI..
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Comments by Herbert G. Bieselin on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 10:12 IP Logged IP Logged
I served with 1st Amtracks Bravo co. 4th pl. from Dec 67 to Nov. 68 Hello to all but especially to Mike (Alabama) Ashworth and Bruce (Doc) Cope. I pray the Lord has blessed you all......"Thor"
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Comments by Herbert Bieselin on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 10:06 IP Logged IP Logged
1St. Amtracks "B" 4th pl. "B43" Dec 67 to Nov 68. Hello Michael (Alabama) Ashworth and Bruce (Doc) Cope. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I pray the Lord has blessed you all..........Thor
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Comments by Terry A. Estes on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 13:52 IP Logged IP Logged
I just found this site. I was in A Comp. late Sept.67 to April 68. I took over as gunner on the 60 mortar. Would like to hear from anyone.
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Comments by Ken Shipton on Monday, January 5, 2004 at 17:48 IP Logged IP Logged
Served with 1st amtrac bn.Korea
Inchon landing to Mason 1951
Charlie co. 2nd plt.
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Comments by Joe Krachie on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 14:36 IP Logged IP Logged
Serced with "A" Co 3rd Herd 8-1-67 to 9-1-68 . Great job on Amgriny Website!
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Comments by Tom Allen on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 10:47 IP Logged IP Logged
Served with 3rd Amtracs in RVN from 11/66 to 11/67. MOS was 2142 repairman assigned to E-1's H&S Co in Chu Lai, DaNang and Marble Mt. Spent most of time in the field in support of grunts. Left VN as a Cpl.
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Comments by Prisciliano"Percy"Avalos on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 11:31 IP Logged IP Logged
First, thanks for letting me post on your site. I was assigned to 1st Platoon of Charlie 1/3 from 1967-1968. Our unit was stationed below the DMZ at an outpost called C-4 from Dec-1967 to 1968 and I remember you would give our unit a ride across the Cau Viet River. We conducted a lot of Infantry type of operations together. The First Amphibian Tractor Battalion was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for service from 5 Nov 67 to 27 Jan 68 as you know and we just happened to be attached to the 1st AMTRAC during that time and also were awarded the MUC. Thanks again for letting me visit and your site is oustanding. Semper Fi Percy(C 1/3 & H 2/7)
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Comments by bill vansickler on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 14:55 IP Logged IP Logged
I was assigned to 1st amtracs from 11/65 to 8/66 somewhere south of Danang. It all looked the same to me. I was next door to an ontos and tank battalion. I notice the battalion was moved to another location after I left the Nam. Many memories, some good and some not so good. Lost too many friends. Currently, I am having some slides changed to prints that I took in 1965 and 1966. Semper Fi.
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Comments by Nick Marx on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 05:57 IP Logged IP Logged
Welcome home 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I was in Cuaviet 1967 and 1968 with the
Navy and I was sure glad that you Marines were there
I use to go up river and stay on any boats that ran a ground.
My favorite bunker was the tower on the
base of the ramp.
Well you guys all take my brothers and
may God bless.
Your Brother Forever
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Comments by Teresa Jaeschke on Monday, December 22, 2003 at 18:24 IP Logged IP Logged
Wonderful site. I have never served in the military, but thank you to all who have. Thank you is not enough for the sacrifices you make to protect us. May God bless you all and keep you safe. Keep your eyes on Him. Retired Brig.Gen. Wm. Weise is my uncle and a wonderful man.
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Comments by DAVE SCHULTZ on Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 19:25 IP Logged IP Logged
Was in 2nd AMTRACS for 2 years prior to Korean War. Then was in C Company 1ST AMTRACS. Landed ar Inchon. On to Kimpo, Yong Dong Po, Han River crossing, Seoul, back to Inchon. Up to Wonson.Then to Hungnam. Hamhung. Given TD14 cats with trailers. Went north to Chosin. Back to Masan. Up to Inchon again to Han and Imjin. Then home and out. Spent Trumans year in Korea. Was in Charly Darracotts 2nd Pltoon.
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Comments by Robert J.(Bob) Smith on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 19:26 IP Logged IP Logged
Loaded 1st tracs,H&S on LSD33 at Camp Pend, Feb 66. Headed for Nam. Got sent to the delta as grunts for about 2 weeks. LSD33 collided with supply ship, sent to P.I. for repairs. Made a landing with tracs near DMZ. Finally offloaded at Chu Lai around May 66. I became Batillion Police Sgt.& spent the rest of the war burning sh*tters. Also showed movies at outdoor theatre. Went back to U.S. April 67. Don't remember much else, memory going out to sea. Semper Fi!
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Comments by SGT KAZARNOWICZ on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 10:59 IP Logged IP Logged
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Comments by Don Nelson on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 21:49 IP Logged IP Logged
served with the 1st Armored Amtracks 2nd platoon motor transport May 68 to May 69 July 69 to early 70 , stationed in Danang,Hoi an and Cau viet.Rember Doc.Westberry,Bull,Spider,Sugarbear.
Don't remember the bad times just the friendships and how we learned to cope
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Comments by Frank J. Scorsone on Friday, December 12, 2003 at 12:33 IP Logged IP Logged
Scorsone "the macaroni"
Anyone from my platoon who remembers me...
Vietnam '65 '66
3d Mar Div 1st Amtrac Bn
E-1 Platoon
KIA 13 June 1966 Hill 55
J.D. Cook; William Dely; Donald DiSapio; John Young
WIA 13 June 1966 Hill 55
Myself; Edsel Miller; Clarence Copeland; Gerald Ziolkowski
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