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Comments by David A. Reiman on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 22:11 IP Logged IP Logged
I reported to Camp Pendleton in May,1966 when RLT 2/26 was being formed. Co.A 5th Amtrac Bn.was made up of quite a few drafties.Went to VietNam at DaNang and was stationed south of Marble Mountain past the Leper Colony.We were there for about 6 months and while there made many trips back past Marble Mountain to go to DaNang for supplies. We used to catch fire from the leper colony, but was glad that they couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.Went up to the DMZ after 6 months as a Sgt. where we parked our tracs and became grunts.I returned home in May of 1967 . 1st Lt.J.D.Heller was our platoon Leader,SSgt.R.D.Bateman was our Plt Sgt.Up at the DMZ we still used our beloved tracs to patrol the river.Had a 50cal.sandbagged on top for fire power.That was one great machine gun!I was a section leader and would take 5 tracs out to patrol .Had a 106 recoiless rifle on one trac. Once ,a couple of VC hid behind a water buffalo by the water edge. The gunner shot the 106 clean through the buffalo and detonated beyond it. Needless to say,the water buffalo didn't make it either! I hope everyone in my unit made it back safe.God bless them all. Trackers were the best.Did you ever drop a track, and not have just about everyone jump into the mud to help get the track back together? Never! Tight bunch,those 1833's.
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Comments by Ken Shipton on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 16:22 IP Logged IP Logged
Looking for anyone who served with 1st amtracs Korea 1950 to 1951
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Comments by John R. Paul on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 13:04 IP Logged IP Logged
Mr. Miller and all AmGrunt web page contributors THANK YOU Sir. Words cannot describe my feelings or emotion as I read through the AmGrunt page, especially the 1st AmTrac Battalion Memorial page.I will be sending you a picture of my best friend LCpl Joseph Allen, died of wounds 16 APR 68. Tonight, thanks to your page I'll call another B-Co, 2nd Plt dear friend, Dan Shore, this call will be 36 years in coming.My better half and I are making plans to attend this years Tampa reunion.
God Bless
John R. Paul
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Comments by john wagner on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 06:54 IP Logged IP Logged
If yu remember the beachclub at 80th general support group danang, check out www.groups.msn.com/ 80thgeneralsupportgroupbeachclubdanang/homepage
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Comments by jim barnhouse on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 19:24 IP Logged IP Logged
Great site, guys. I was in 3rd AA Bn 1stMarDiv from 89-94, did the Desert Storm / LA Riot / Somalia tours during those years and now look back at those being some of the best of my life. Semper Fi.
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Comments by TRENT SHIREY on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 21:02 IP Logged IP Logged
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Comments by Lonny Livingston on Friday, February 13, 2004 at 20:04 IP Logged IP Logged
'66-'67 Vietnam Con Tien, 3rd Marine, 1st Amtrac Battalion, Bravo Co.
Looking for James Bond from California.
Semper Fi
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Comments by MSgt George Dove on Friday, February 13, 2004 at 04:21 IP Logged IP Logged
Currently serving as the Maintenance Chief for Delta Company 3rd AABn and UDP to Combat Assault Bn (CAB). For all the old trac'ers the RAM/RS AAV is the greatest thing that has happened to our community. We hit the deck running in Kuwait/Iraq with a mixed fleet of straight legs and RAMers. Supply support was practically non-existant and the mechs and crewman used every possible means to keep the gear running.
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Comments by Doyle TAMPLETON on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 20:55 IP Logged IP Logged
Would enjoy hearing from anyone that I may have served with.Dates of service was from 1960-1985..Retired in Oklahoma and just retired again as an Asst. Chief of Police.Have wonderful memories of all the fine Marines that I served with..email doyleloutamp@prodigy.net
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Comments by James Jordan on Sunday, February 8, 2004 at 17:44 IP Logged IP Logged
My name is Jim Jordan. I served in Ist Tracs, Bravo Compnay from 10/66 – 11/67. My Company CO was Lt. Sullivan an Annaplois graduate (a good Marine).

I still remember my fist night at the Funny farm when the 106’s fired up. I hit the deck and lock and loaded. And the other salts laughed!! I was at hill 55 for a few weeks before going back to Bn hdq. On our way to Cua Viet by way of the phillipines and Okanawa. We had to refurbish our tractors at Hansan (I think that was the name of the Camp) and a little training in the “Northern Training Area”. Then back to Nam for Desoto, and some other OPS. Finally, we were the first to open Cua Viet. I emember people like my crew chief Cpl. Vargas and Bohanan (Ithink both were from CA.
Thanks for the web page and Semper Fi!!
Sgt. Jordan
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Comments by dave lovewell on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 17:24 IP Logged IP Logged
i found perry walkers photos of con thien may 8 67 spellbinding as i was there with A 1/4 3rd our side of the perimeter was not hit but we lost a squad in the burned amtrac dave lovewell 4028794534
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Comments by Daniel J. Reeb on Sunday, February 1, 2004 at 18:29 IP Logged IP Logged
I was with 1st Tracs from December 67 til July 69 as a Radio Tech at H&S. I then spent a month at Hq 9th Marines till I rotated.
A lotta familiar names in this book
Frenchy Lariviere
Capt. Carlson (My first Commo)
I saw Don's picture of Greenleaf & Vaughters, that brought back some memories. Vaughters gave me a set of his khakis when he rotated I had them till I got out of the Corps.
The reason I found out about this sight is that Tom Williams and I along with 4 other members of his platoon attended a memorial service for Joe Bersh.
I spent a lot of time with the H&S Hogs & E-1's I hope some of Trac Rats still remember me.
Here are some names
Louie the Grape
The Wop
Jay Boss
Ed (Moose)Manning(E-1)
Dan Reeb
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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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