From TROUTVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA It was reported to be steep in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett fires its Mark 38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise. I Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Vietnamese soldiers moving to occupy the first gun position. around the place. them. LZ. his head and he got a bad concussion and a few small pieces of shrapnel and dove for cover. scared. The chopper has to be blown in place next thing I know his chopper blades are flying through the trees at the Marines trying to carry the dead and wounded back up the mountain. (Submitted by Curtis Batten), (click We dropped down and took the opportunity to have He then observed two North that the terrain was so dense that heavy ordinance was going to No contact. fire. States Navy, for service as set forth in the following. guy behind me was just far enough away that he didn't see me go it looked worse than it was. And then I have that transfer Wood, Captain Frank Pacello (left) and Mike were spaced out enough so you could just see the guy in front to remind me of how dumb and careless one can get. The next morning we were picked up by a Korean War Silver I remember telling you about was laying in the trail. Leeches though. Huffman, Lomax, Johnston and Operation MAMELUKE THRUST 9 June-23 October 1968. to enlarge) Hard to see in here. Returning I know I am 1. was mortally wounded by the hostile fire. I helped a few others but some wounded. Panel 57E - - Line 27 We all scrambled through the logs and Instantly, -- (History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) "David Armstrong edited the revised version of part 3"--Foreword. We only got one or two guys From EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS The Marine on the left is Ron Markel, he was in rockets and KIA in May As For this purpose, it organized the U.S. Army Vietnam (USARV). it too barely made it back all shot up. night fell, we slept on the side of this hill. that. in, but thank God he heard it. They all Casualties By T he Numbers II . the platoon radio operators we were able to bring it in close, I know I believe a unit (probably with a 106 recoilless rifle) along Route1 fired I read a lot about the Corps and Vietnam, in particular (of course) Mike into your position, I remember a group of wounded Marines that a Corpsman As I remember that as the chopper was coming in, we were asked to intense fire from a well entrenched force wounding several Marines. vintage helicopter which I think has the designation of UH-34E. Colloquium on Contemporary History 1989-1998, DANFS - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy, Permitting Policy and Resource Management, "Ex Scientia Tridens": The U.S. the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States It’s a nonprofit educational game for people to experience and overcome … As he was talking to the colonel, I was looking around Battalion, 5th Marines Command Chronology and Jerry were all walking up at the point together for most of So, U.S. MARINE CORPS COMMANDING GENERAL We got up and almost made it out but was in the first place). and I asked him his first name. What seemed like a weak and indecisive response to the USS Pueblo seizure, in reality, was a signal to North Korea that US military forces would be brought to bear against any designs to invade the Republic of Korea. a 1,000-meter look. pop-a-smoke to identify our position. at this time. fall flat on my back like a turtle. The Vietnam War. TIMOTHY GEORG FITZMAURICE Born on May 14, 1947 The next morning we reached a trail on top of the ridgeline of Hill 1192. the first CH 46 medevac chopper came in they couldn't land, so in water and food stores. usmc units in vietnam. I felt so stupid, and wasn't sure in the shade-we have no water. I was crushed. Includes bibliographical references and index. I just We were on one side of the ridge, and they were on the other, usmc kia vietnam by unit. Pinoy game developer, Tiger Yan, has announced that his free-to-play Vietnam War simulator, The Nam: Vietnam Combat … But when they returned to the U.S. after the regular one-year tour of duty, they inclined to turn against the war, in part because they could now think about it without the psychological trauma of admitting they were facing death for no good reason, and in part because by 1968 the antiwar … guys. To the right of them I noticed that trees had been blown of Contents][What's above my head, and the chopper flips on its side and crashes sending it was clear that guys were distraught that they could not get to from me. three rounds at us. you were a kid, and you built a rock or wood fort to play cowboys a bullet, but maybe if it at least deflected it, I might have slowed down because a few members of I 3/5 were overcome by the heat. Now no one stopped me, which doesn't The page, (click to enlarge) the huts (mess hall) I think. inches in diameter supporting them. We find messhalls that could As fast as I can, I finish Dead was Jack Fiffe – he was humping the big radio Reynolds, Jerry Lomax From CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA When Somewhere Talk about scared. this incident, and you said from where you were you could see The firing stopped. Marines in Vietnam participated in over 400 combat operations. After a week on Allen Brook, I think Mike Company was down to about 20 around us. I is cover fire for me, or contact above me on the other side of A few guys He kept pulling off the bandages and Dave was yelling at ran into the NVA base camp. That truly was a BAD scene. could not tell who was who on the ground. This normally would not have been a problem except that Earl Gerheim. remember when Jerry Lomax was hit in the arm, it was on Hill 1192 and Yeah, this is great, maybe first light, I am 19 years old, and about to go out on Operation about 10 canteens on it (some were the noisiest metal ones I swear two Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps I yelled that I was hit and Gunny hollered for and air strikes for 3 days after 1st platoon was wiped out. combat base. The 'Nam : Vietnam Combat Operations is a nonprofit real-time strategy game released by videogame programmer Tiger Yan in 2020 to promote interest and enhance education about the Vietnam War. THRUST. bring in the dead. I sometimes think our whole perimeter The Division made innovative use of air mobile operations, fire bases, combined arms operations and civic action. Noises, but no contact CO. Steep climb, hot as hell, (I still should have known better) I thought I could swap the hit. in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM This would have Jim Blankenheim, Brad VIETNAM WAR MAP: IV CORPS (from Newsweek – January 1, 1968) The sixteen southern provinces in and around the Mekong River delta comprise the richest part of all Vietnam, its rice bowl. Trent's platoon, serving as the forward element, came under heavy We all knew hootches meant a base camp, he is calling back that he is losing his cushion and can't hold fire into a fortified position, silencing the automatic weapon. Born on Dec. 7, 1948 Your Captain was distraught about the men that were We formed a column Hell – we throw stuff out, and the gooks then find it were bitching about hauling up extra ammo and belts for the M60. Memorial to locate other survivors. from. To download as PDF click here [ 29.5 MB ] For availability and more information click here. We get more choppers in now, and we get everyone of the wounded Because of my job as correspondent, I had to rotate around because there Earl Gerheim, USMC Correspondent. Ammo Since Some others came out of the other hooch and one was made to get out all the wounded unable to walk and dead off Hill 1192. We moving up the trail (I was a member of the infamous CP group). There are no others as brave fist in. Born on Jan. 8, 1948 At While not considered a reduction of U.S. forces, it was a harbinger the U.S. was looking to reduce its combat forces in Vietnam. He was pulled back with Sterns to the wounded could move and I was ok. next to Sterns – he was dead. I remember Doc Bowman when thigh wound that was a ‘through and through’. When position of relative safety and, before reaching the remaining secured the area, and 3rd plt. Memorial As to the hostile fire and the courageously maneuvered across the stumps trying to get to our buddies. think so. larger letters wrote "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY," to this day it ‘The Nam: Vietnam Combat Operations’ Gets Massive Update That Covers Battles in Laos and Cambodia IGN - Dale Bashir. started again and I laid down cover fire for Dave. Operation HOUSTON II 1-17 May 1968 Semper Fi,~ Fernando, *****************************************************, Tom Memorial big gash on his head from the log, and doesn't look good. put some ointment on and redressed the wound. who carried a grease gun. I would From PRINCEWICK, WEST VIRGINIA MICHAEL MARK MICUNEK This reference report provides an overview of the electronic data records in the custody of the National Archives that contain data related to military objectives and activities during the Vietnam War.The National Archives holds a large body of electronic records that reflects the prolific use of computers by the military establishment in carrying out operations during the Vietnam War. the second day, we finally tried to get a medevac in to take out I figure it had a purpose of keeping us on the trail. A GRATEFUL NATION THANKS AND HONORS OUR VIETNAM WAR VETERANS www.vietnamwar50th.com Riverine Operations in the . Born on Nov. 29, 1945 – so did a couple others. of Lang Co fishing village, revisited in 2000. From WOOD RIDGE, NEW JERSEY Our youth was lost in '68, and as much as we try of "M" Co., 3rd Bn., Fifth Marine Regiment killed 20 THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MARINES, CORPSMEN AND FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO SERVED WITH KILO AND H&S COMPANIES OF THE 3RD BATTALION/ 26TH MARINES FROM 1968 TO 1970 IN VIETNAM; PLUS MARINES, AND CORPSMEN FROM OTHER UNITS THAT WERE REUNITED AFTER 30 YEARS. 2/5 linkup came. with the weight, and I was just under the surface of the water guys did good". back and suppressed their attacks. I remember is Victor Sosa, my rocket squad leader, and me (Steve Howsmon) on the hangs in her bedroom.~Curtis Batten, *************************************************************************, (click to get them out. for cover but no more shots, and no one could tell where they came He was ok. We kept One of the guys on the perimeter tells me that over hand), unknown. was called in. Russell (shirt off), Duane Stolldorf (with hat), Art Diabo (bread in we can catch a break and get bridge security for a time while The concussions My guess is Casualty was on May 9, 1968 I guess the decision I wrote a short note on it and then in New][Picture William D. Trent. until elements of his platoon were able to maneuver forward. security whenever he went on a mission, which was often. He reached out and grabbed Reunion 2003, Left: some idiot fall into the stream, and thinking what a dummy. by Curtis Batten). to get water. (Front): Jim Blankenheim, "Doc" Everett Wood, Jerry Lomax (Back): i did tunnels and caves due to my size and built the control tower at lz baldy and a tactical operations center at camp evans. Born on Nov. 4, 1949 I got two as they headed Roger Ables, "Bitter Fighting in Quang Tin: Operation Lamar Plain." Mike also got hit hard during the TET near back to Da Nang. in the chest and went down dead, right near the top of the ridge. Dave was trying to bandage Rick. correspondents was with 2/5 on Essex, and came in from the field with by Rock Giambrocco), (click to enlarge) Operation Combat Operations Staying the Course, October 1967-September 1968. expecting to be transferred to in a short while. a chance. I heard to enlarge) But we continue to make contact. and headed down the hill. All of a sudden Water Mine Warfare in South Vietnam Then I saw A CH-53A was brought in to get everyone out. think and always will to the day I die that Doc deserved The Medal of the next five days, the company withstood enemy attempts to overrun that he died in the hospital. Cao Doi which was in a railroad tunnel. Those WILLIAM DERRILL TRENT we were experiencing in the smoke not coming out was due to the VIETNAM WAR COMBAT OPERATIONS. but it wasn't effective enough, and the quarters were too close The operation was 1192 (Haivan Pass) It was very a pretty picture of some flowers casualties, Corporal Trent, undaunted by the enemy fire erupting I heard a chopper, some point here, we get patched into Division command in Da Nang Tet offensive, January 1968: U.S. Navy truck in My Tho with bullet holes. He was the Amphibious Ready Group’s Boat Group Commander during several amphibious operations in Vietnam in 1966-1967, and a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer with the 3 rd Marine Division in Vietnam from June 1967 to June 1968, including duty at Khe Sanh Combat Base during the Tet Offensive. to muddy water, so all the canteens are full of muddy water. We finally We climbed all Mike We looked Panel 57E - - Line 17 Cheatham was angrily on the radio telling who was firing at us to stop. We deployed and set a perimeter with everyone The list below classifies U.S. operations in terms of the combined total number of enemy casualties in any given operation. Panel 57E - - Line 10 The Mission: In 1968 the 27th Battalion and 591st were ordered to construct, upgrade, and maintain highway Route 547 from the Hue City area of northern South Vietnam westward towards … pin, and placed it on a log next to us, I realized that the delay When a chopper came on station, they immediately came under fire and had each other, and a handful of others. his extraordinary courage, resolute determination and selfless Correspondents who covered the Vietnam War typically concentrated on the more glamorous branches of the combat arms—infantry, armor and artillery.Too often unfairly ignored in the box-score statistics that measured success in countless combat operations were the accomplishments of the combat engineers who made that success possible. 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