ONE-FIFTH OF A NVN ACE (ALMOST)
The perils of flying low over "Snaggletooth."
1ST BATTALION 4TH MARINES MOVE NORTH FROM CHULAI
The whys and wherefors of moving the Battalion from Chu Lai to points North
PLATOON, EASY COMPANY, 2ND BATTALION, 5TH MARINES, 1ST PROVISIONAL MARINE
2dLt Jack Nolan and the 2dPlt, E/2/5th Marines, 1stProvMarBrigade
If you can't be a hero, it's nice to have known Marines who were. Frank qualified for the status of "hero" many years before he became one officially. Unfortunately, as are the majority of Marines who were awarded that blue ribbon with white stars, Frank didn't live to enjoy the adulation that he had earned. There is a picture here that I think will "grab" you.
Did you ever been privileged to know a Marine before he won the MOH? I did....several of them. Frank Mitchell was one. Jimmy Johnson was another....
INCIDENT AT HSIN HO
60,000 Marines landed in North China in the period immediately following the Japanese surrender in 1945. This will be the first of a separate category on this site. The "Incident" referred to here was the most serious clash between the Marines and Mao Tse Tsung's ("Mousey Tongue" as we Marines called him) 8th Route Army. A great deal of blood was shed the night of 5/6 April, 1947, some of it from Marines. Never heard of this? Read on....
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO
My tours of duty at MCB Quantico
The village of Fujioka was bad news for young Marines...
In war, wounds come and go, but Postoak's was stranger than most. Did you ever know a Marine who ate bullets?....Read on....
Adventure with a Spook on Guam
THE DAY I STOLE THE COMMANDANTS GLASS CASEThere I was, in a very important meeting at the Pent-A-Gone and all of a sudden, "Incoming..."
DAY THE SERGEANT DISAPPEARED
A routine "Search and Destroy" mission has a tragic result in Viet Nam. By Sully
THE PATH TO WAR - PIERCE ARROW
How the Gulf of Tonkin Incident looked from a Command Center in Washington, D. C.
THE SUB THAT PROBABLY NEVER WAS
Read this, and the letter that is also in this folder. What do you think? Were we after a sub(s), or were these "happenings" simply figments of our imagination?
THE SUB THAT PROBABLY NEVER WAS - LETTER
An unsolicited letter in support of The Sub That Never Was.
SULLY. PART I
A 2dLt leaves the hospital in Japan where he was being treated for two wounds acquired on the Pusan Perimeter in August, 1950. He works his way back to his infantry battalion. Most of the story concerns what occurred on September 23, 1950. A third wound is taken by the 2dLt for that war before the day ending.
Wells Fargo Stepping Stone