|The below names are of Amtrac Personnel who served in Vietnam. If you served with Amtracs in Vietnam (Corpsman, Radio Operator, Dog Handler etc.) and would like your name listed here please email me or sign my guestbook (preferably) with the necessary information. Thank you.|
|Those Marines highlighted in tan are sadly no longer with us but they have loved ones waiting to hear from any of their friends from Vietnam. PLEASE reply to their families if you knew their loved one by clicking the EMAIL addy next to the name.|
Adair, Mike EMAIL Mike was with 1st Amtrac Bn.; "A" Co. 4th Plt. from February 66 - March 67. I was then at Del Mar until I got out in 1969. Mike writes and this makes this Marine and webmaster very happy, "I sent a reply to Phil Blazer who I found on this website. Your site is great!"
Adams, John H. (Sgt) EMAIL John was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 3rd Plt. 04/66-12/67. His tractor was 3B35 and his online nickname is Yat.
Ahlvers, Dale E. "Dirty Al" (1stSgt-Ret) EMAIL Dale writes, "In '64-'65 I was with A. Co. 1st Amtrac Bn. in Hawaii. In 65-66 I was in Viet Nam & landed at Chu Lai. In May '66 I went to Sch. Co. Sch. Bn. Camp Pendleton as an instructor. Some may know me as "Dinky Flo". Dec '68 I went to H&S Co. 1st Amtrac Bn, Viet Nam at Marble Mtn. I retired in 88 as 1st Sgt. A lot of work was put into this site. Semper Fi.
Ahner, Jim EMAIL Jim was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co.; 2nd Plt 1st Amtrac Bn, At Cua Viet from July 67 to Aug 68. Made lots of river crossings.
Allen, Thomas EMAIL Tom was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. repairman from 11/66-11/67
Alloway, Wes EMAIL Wes was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. during 1969
Anderson, Fred (Andy) (Cpl) EMAIL Andy was with 3rd Amtracs; from 2/68-4/69. Andy was in Motor Transport--Special Services and a short time before leaving country he managed the Enlisted Man's Club. Today Andy is Pastor Anderson
Anderson, John B. (Andy) EMAIL Andy was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S Co. and "B" Co. as a radio operator (2533) from 9/67-10/68. Would really like to hear from Maj. Steffansson, Top Pound & Top Brown and Doc Leasher and Sgt. Bohr... please reply
Anninos, Phil EMAIL Phil was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. 1st Plt. Phil wrote, "I arrived in Chu Lai April of 66 assigned to A Co. 1st Platoon rotated back to the states December 67 from DaNang. I got out Sept 69. Semper Fi to all my friends. CLICK HERE for Phil's Amtrac Pics
Arazosa, John EMAIL John was with : "A" Co.; 2plt.67-68-69 better known has azor,the man that had all the music in his footlocker & doobies.amgrunts after the nam,never saw or heard of our type of marines till NOW.FAR OUT.
Ashworth, Mike EMAIL Mike was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. 4th plt. 11/67-12/68.
Baker, Norman EMAIL Norman was attached to 3rd Amtracs; late 67 or early 68 as dog handler from 3rd MPBN 1st MARDIV RVN. Tracs were at Marble Mountain at that time.
Baldwin, Frank EMAIL Frank was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. 4th Plt. 3-A-42 from 1965-66 at Chu Lai.
Barber, Mike EMAIL Mike was at Marble Mountain and AnHoa 1969 with 4th plt. Mike writes, "what about the rats in An Hoa. also did some time at Liberty Bridge.
Basalyga "Whiskey" Bill EMAIL Billy died on 11/24/01 from liver transplant surgery complications. Billy was with "B" Co. from March '67 to Apr '68 at Cua Viet. He served with Richie Haeg, Al Brown, Marty Johnson. Bill's wife, MARY writes "that she would like to 'talk' with any of the Marines who remember Billy." This is one of those entries that I pray will be seen by Bill's friends whom will be able to write and tell Mary anything about her wonderful husband that she may not already be aware of. RIP Bill and God Bless Mary!!!.
Bell, John Roger EMAIL Roger was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. 65-66 and on his second tour he was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from 66-67.
Beman, Ron EMAIL Ron was with 3rd Amtracs and writes, "I was in Chu Lai from May 65 till Aug. 66. I spent much time with 3rd amtrac's working on the radios and being an operator. John Cook was my contact. Anyone heard from him. Last seen he was in New York.
Bevill, Glenn. EMAIL I was with 3rd Amtrac Bn from August 67 until Feb 68. I arrived in country I believe on August 13th, before the bn moved to Marble Mountain. I was on the (if memory serves me) second group to go out to the mountain from where we were, which I, being a FNG, never really knew where we were. In early Jan of 68 I went out to Hill 65 and was wounded on Feb 7. I spent the next 9 months in hospitals and then the rest of my time in West Palm Beach Fla on I & I Duty. I read on one of your links that asked if any one knew the names of the Marines killed in the Bn area during the May 5th sapper attack. Just wanted to let you know that my friend Ron Childs may have been one of then....SEMPER FI .
Bianchi, Nick. EMAIL Nick was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co.; 2nd Plt . from June 1966 to January 1968.
Blackiston, Tom (Blackie). EMAIL Blackie was with Amtracs from1968-1969 maintenance hq plt, 3rd plt & 4th plt. at hill 190, hill 37...hill 65 and An Hoa.
Blagg, Thomas EMAIL Thomas asks, "Does anybody remember John Reeves (Amtracs 65-67) John Reeves was awarded a Silver Star for blowing up a landmine
Blakely, Chuck EMAIL Chuck was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co.; Maintenance Plt. from 8/67-9/68. Chuck is in touch with a few fellow tractor_rats from that era and says, "Would like to find W/O Willie Sutton who was Maintenance Officer at that time. Also anyone from Plt 3337 boot camp--Oct. 66 to Dec. 66 School Bn Track vehicle repair class 16-67 April 67."
Blazer, Phillip R. (S/Sgt-Ret) EMAIL Phillip was in Nam 3 times. He was a Career Marine from 1953 to 74. Phillip spent 20 years with Amtracs and would like to hear from anybody he served with.
Boger, Ken EMAIL Ken served as a 2142 with A co 1st Amtracs, 3/66 - 3/67. Ken arrived in country at Chu Lai, moved to Danang around April 66. Spent Most of his tour with the 2nd and 4th platoons. Worked around Hill 55, Hill 10, The Horseshoe, Liberty Bridge, Gnoi Island, Cua Viet areas most often. If anyone out there knows me or thinks that they might remember me please contact via e-mail
Books, Jon EMAIL Jon was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. E-1 Plt. from February 1967 to March 1968. Jon writes, "served with the ROK Marines at 1-1 also stayed at 3-1, 2-1, and other fine establishments throughout I corps.
Booth, Chuck EMAIL Chuck was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co.; 2nd Plt. from 66-67 at ChuLai, DaNang and Marble Mtn. Chuck remembers GySgt Addams, 1stSgt Arms and Cpl. Putnam. Chuck transferred to 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. Chuck spent 18 months in Portsmouth US Naval Hospital and is 100% disabled today. Would like to hear from anybody who remembers him from Vietnam.
Bowan, Bill EMAIL Bill was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. 1968 and 69. Bill drove the medivac jeep for Corpsmen Rex Wanland and Gary Troupe and others I cant remember.
Bradley, Bill EMAIL Bill was with both 1st and 3rd Amtracs from 1969-70.
Breeden, Bill EMAIL Bill was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. from 66-67. Chu Lai/Danang/An Hoa. Bill stated in the guestbook, "The pictures that Phil Anninos gave you look like some of the pictures I have in my scrap book." I guess Bill and Phil must know each other.
Britton, Jim EMAIL Jim was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 4th Plt. at Chu Lai from 5/66-6/67.
Brooks, David EMAIL David was with 1st Amtracs; at Cua Viet from 1967-68.
Broomall, Steve (Sgt) EMAIL Steve was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 3rd Plt. from Feb. 1968 - Oct. 69.
Brown, Al.. EMAIL Al was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co.; Comm. Unit. both at DaNang and CuaViet. Al left country in March, 1968 and he served with Mike Silverman, Rich Heag, Hank Ryla and Tom Solis, some of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice and never came home. Today Al Brown lives in Southern California and is a grandfather of 3 and loving it.
Brown, Bill EMAIL looking for a (then) Lieutenant Bickert who was detachment commander on a BLT out of Camp LeJune in 1972 and the last float of P5's.
Brown, Ernest (SSgt) EMAIL I was in the 4th Plt B Co 3rd Amtrac, Sgt-SSgt Sept 66- Oct 67. I am making plans of going to the Vietnam Reunion in Freehold , NY 26-28 Jul. We had 2 LVT E1 with us out at Fort Apachey 105 Artillery CP near Hill 55 Jun - Aug 6 Section Leader of E1 was Sgt Ron Lute. I was a LVT P5 Section leader. Ernie Brown Third Annual Reunion
Brown, Guy W. EMAIL Guy was with "A" Co. and "H&S" Co. from November 67-December 1968 at Cua Viet. Guy was a Radio Operator (2533) and would like to hear from anybody who was at CuaViet during the above dates.
Brown, Paul E. III EMAIL Paul was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. From April 66-September 67 at Chu Lai and then to DaNang; Hill 55. Paul says, "they had that great cook in the tankers mess hall. I rotated back to CONUS in May67. I remember gunny Addams'- 2ndPlt - 'The Addams Family' painted on the wood front for the 30cal.'s little fort we built on top of the gun cupola, dark green with dripping blood red lettering and ace of spades on the side of the tracs by the unit numbers and "sat cong" painted above the cards. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS-SEMPER FI love to here from anyone who might remember me or from Jack Comeau, 1st Sgt Arms or anyone else. I live in King of Prussia Pa. just outside of Philly. Let's change out an idler wheel or fix some of that Godawful busted track!
Buel, Norm (MGYSGT) ret. EMAIL Norm served with 3rd Amtracs from Feb 69 till they redployed to the states in Nov 69. Was a Sgt at the time, platoon sgt as HQ platoon, Co A. Served time at Hill 37 and Hill 55 as replacement crews and vehicles for downed vehicles and crew shortages. Also participated in operations at Go Noi Island. I retired as a MGYSGT shortly after returning from Desert Storm.
Burnett, Wayne EMAIL Wayne served with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. (Comm Chief for "B" Co. during his second tour). Wayne was with "B" Co. from 10/67-12/69. For the last 23 years Wayne has lived in Alaska with his wife. Wayne has two daughters and "Grandfather Wayne" has 5 Grandchildren.
Bush, Karl EMAIL Karl was with 3rd Amtracs; May 69 to June 69. Karl had quite a bit to say when he gratiously signed my guestbook; I am certain he'd like to touch bases with any guys who remember him.
Byers, Ray EMAIL Ray writes, "I was a corpsman at Cua Viet in 1967. I went out on patrols with platoons from all of the companys. Would like to talk to other corpsmen or marines that remember me.
Cailloutte, John EMAIL John 'Rambling Man' Cailloutte was with amtracs from 1967-68 as an RTO (2533). John asks, "Remember Jeff DeForce, Andy Anderson, Cpl Bibby who was killed going on patrol for me on my 19th birthaday (Feb 5,1968). I will never forget him! I feel he saved my life. Also will never forget s/sgt Yates. There are so many others I'd like to chat with if you remember me; I have lots of pictures.
Cantiello, Tom EMAIL Tom served with 1st Amtracs from Feb 66 to Aug 67. Tom was at Chu Lai, Danang, Phu bai and Cua Viet. He served with Joe Wrenowski, Art Feliki, Charly Valentine--Comm and Dick Knoll (maint. man). If anyone knows where these men are today please notify me.
Chace, "Stub" Frank (Col-Ret.) EMAIL Col. Frank "Stub" Chace was the CO for 3rd Amtrac Battalion during my tour. His name is also mentioned on two other links:" SAPPER ATTACK REPULSED and at: IN THE WIRE.
Chase, Allen (GySgt). EMAIL Al served with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. E1 Plt. from July 1969 to February 1970.
Chedester, Tom EMAIL Tom was with 3rd Amtracs from 1965-August 1966.
Childs, John C. III EMAIL John was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co.; 2nd and 3rd Platoons.
Cinowalt, Dan EMAIL Dan served with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. from March 66-April 67. Dan Arrived in country at Chu Lai, moved to the Danang area around April or May 66. Worked as a 2142 and would like to hear from anyone I was with.
Clark, Wayne EMAIL Wayne was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 4th plt from 67 to 68. His crew chief was Arlie Felch--KIA around Danang in mid 67. If anyone knew Arlie please email me. Also if anybody knew Cpl Rilk--KIA email me. Cpl. Rilk stepped on land mine while he and our CO were trying to get us out of a mine field.
Clements, Thomas EMAIL Tom served with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co.; 4th Plt. from 1966-68. Tom writes, "This is very hard to do I thought I left Nam back in 1969.Well I was wrong its backin vivid color. Semper Fi T.C.
Collins, Richard E. EMAIL Richard was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. Hdqtr's Plt. from April,68-May,69
Conn, Gale E. EMAIL Gale was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. from 68 up until the night I got hit. There were ten of us wounded and two killed, this happen on the 27th of Feb. 69.
Converse, Tim EMAIL Tim was a Radio Operator with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co.; 1st Plt. from March 67-Sept. 67 and then was with "H&S" Co. Returned to Nam 6 months later and was with 1/9 and wounded on "Dewey Canyon" in Feb. 1969. I'd like to hear from anybody who remembers me.
Cook, Richard. EMAIL Richard was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S Co. He writes, "I was a crew chief in H&S Company on May 4/5 and experienced the whole thing. I stumbled accross your web page by chance and could not believe that someone had written an account of this incident. Good for you."
Cooper, George EMAIL George was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co.; 4th plt. as a radio operator from Jan 67 to Dec 67. Was mostly on Hill 55 lead by Gunny W.E.Adams. Many memories still vivid. I wouldn't mind hearing from some of the the guys who served in that outfit.
Correll, Mike EMAIL I was trained to be a how 6 guy (1833?) but when I got out of schools I was the only one (out of about 30 students) with west pac orders. Sent me to 1st tracs H&S Co.Cua Viet, who didn't have how sixes. I never got to know many people as they just kind of moved me from job to job. Filling sand bags and going on patrols kept me busy the 1st few months. Then I did a variety of things, company driver, office pog, river patrols, prison chaser and later was area defense nco. Have many pictures and a diary that I would be glad to share. I built a bunker and shared it with a corpsman named Fields I believe, and I went thru boot camp and schools with Joe Fiala. About the only person I've been in contact with is Brent Wonnacott who lives in Salt Lake. I Really enjoyed your pictures and welcome home to all. Semper Fi ... Mike Correll
Cote, Armand EMAIL Armand was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. and "H&S" Co from 1969-70. I graduated as a 2142 in 68 and was top in class if anyone remembers me .
Cowles, James A.(Cpl) EMAIL James was with H&S Co. (Maint PLT) from Jan,67 till Feb,68. We were in ChuLi then moved up to the Danang area (Hill 310) and later we moved out to the Marble Mountain site out past the mag-16 area. I was 2161MOS (repair shop machinist) in the maintainance platoon
Craver, Byron EMAIL Byron was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. and was the 2nd section ldr 3rd plt .
Crimi, Anthony (Cpl) EMAIL Anthony was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co.; 4th Plt. from 1966-67 at ChuLai and DaNang.
Cuenca, Bennie J. EMAIL Bernie was with "H&S" Co.; Maint.Plt. from 22 Aug. 66 through Nov.68
Cummings, Huey EMAIL Huey was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co; E-1 Plt. Huey was in Chu-Lai Dec '66 to June '67 moved to Danang til Dec '67.
Dahlkamp, Mike (CWO-4) EMAIL Mike was with 3rd Amtracs; 69-70 when the battalion rotated back to the World. Mike wrote in my guestbook, "Was with Bn Maint as a young 2142 mechanic. Was there when VC mortored compound and ambushed a VC patrol early '70. Your picture of guard tower at Marble Mountain brought back many memories; I spent 30 days in that damn place......great seeing a page of amtracers. I just recently retired from the Corps (30 years) as a CWO-4 and I still love to talk about the P5."
Dauzat, Ronald "Frenchie" EMAIL Frenchie was with 3rd AmTrac BN "B" Co. Arrived in Chu Lai in Jan. 67 with B Co. HQ plt. 3rd Trac moved to Da Nang in mid spring, moved to Marble Mountain with 1st plt. Left Feb. 15, 68.
Davis, Edmond J. EMAIL Served with the 5th Amrtacks 5th Marine Corps Division 66-67 attached to 3rd Marines 2/3 3/3 was at the battle of Dai Do and other places like Marble Mountain, Chu Lai. I am now retired in Jax, NC and belong to IN-COUNTRY VIETNAM VETS of ONSLOW COUNTY NC.
Davis, Maxie S. EMAIL Max was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. 1st Plt. from January 69 to July 1970. Max was at Hill 10, Hill 41 and Hill 55.
Dawson, Ralph (CWO4 Ret). EMAIL I was raised by a whole sack full of the Amtracers listed, Mike Dahlkamp was teaching history at MCRD San Diego,(Mike and I were later class mates at WOBC-82 as 2110's) Dirty Al was teaching us how to be 2142's, Pinky was making me toe the line at B Co 1st Tracs, Rich Tedeschi was my Bn Maint O at 2nd Tracs, and chased me down at 3rd Tracs to be the first to congrat me on picking up WO. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES AND GUIDANCE "YAT YAS".
DeArza, Regis EMAIL Was with A co. 3rd Amtrac Bn. 1st Mar. Div. landed at Chu-lai in 1965. Who remembers the armored column ambush on the first day of operation Starlight? was with the rescue column that also got ambushed, bad day for amtracs. During my Marine Corps days had the great opportunity to serve as crewman on LVT-H6 way back in 62, LVT-P5 and LVT-E1 crewchief. Got an opportunity to visit Del Mar in 98, went down to the tractor park watched one of the new amtracs cross the turning basin and go into the car wash, brought back great memories. What a great vehicle.
DeBelllis, Joe EMAIL Joe was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. LVT Plt. from 1968-69 Joe was CrewChief on H-17.
Decker, Willis EMAIL Willis was with both 1st Amtracs and 3rd Amtracs while in Vietnam.
Delaney, Mike EMAIL Mike was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. Comm Plt. from 1966-67. Mike was at DaNang and up to CuaViet. WELCOME HOME TO ALL MY BROTHERS!!!
DeLong, Richard D. EMAIL Richard Served with 2nd Amtrac Bn in 1972 as a radio repairman and was a L/cpl at the time. Received orders to Nam in Oct. 72 and was in Nam till the mess ended. Looking for a friend named Mike Atkins from Dubuque, Iowa. Anyone know him or anyone else with 2nd Bn in 72?.
Diamond, Stanley EMAIL Stanley was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from May 1967- Feb. 68. Stanley was medivaced during TET68.
Dixon, Ben (Cpl) EMAIL Ben was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. as a radio operator (2531) from October 68 until they left country. Ben went to 26th Marines at Hai Van pass and was there until med-evaced out due to a jeep wreck in March, 70.
Donahue, Tom Jr. (Sgt) EMAIL Tom was with 1st Amtracs in 1965 and 66 and was around Marble Mountain.
Donegan, Jim EMAIL Jim was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; Battalion S-4 from late March 67 to mid April 68. At ChuLai, DaNang and Marble Mtn. Jim writes, "Remember being overrun around Christmas 67 and we got support from a Puff gun ship. What a light show. I was one of the guys who bartered (borrowed) two 6xs full of lumber from the Seebee base to build those clubs. It cost us a box of combat boots, war souvenirs and the chevrons off my collar at the time. Looking to hear from Gunny McFadden, Cpl Jenkins our armorer and Telzrow from S-1.
Dostal, Paul EMAIL Paul was with 3rd AmTrac BN "H&S" Co. Comm Plt(2841) Aug 68-Jan 69.Then B Co Float w/26th Marines. Great photos. Can remember the faces not all the names. 1st Lt Hribar was Plt Cmdr. Thanks for the memories. Semper Fi to all of you fellow warriors and for serving your country.
Dougherty, Roy EMAIL Roy was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 4th plt. from May 67-Aug 68. He writes, "I arrived in country (RVN), in May of '67 was attached to B Co 4th Plt. 3rd Amtrac Bn. First at Chu Lai, then Na Nang (2/1), Moving to Marble Mt. while Sea Bees built a base camp. The Plt. then was attached to BLT 3/1 and that's where I stayed until I rotated in August of '68, I was an 1833 Amtrac Crewman on Tractor 3B 45. Drop a note if anyone remembers.Roy.
Eekhof, Larry (Cpl) EMAIL Larry was with 3rd Amtracs; from December 66 at DaNang, then moved to Cua Viet with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. LVTs. He was wounded in the summer of 1967 while under a rocket attack and was medevaced out. Larry is looking to reconnect with anyone from 1st Amtracs, in particular Nean or Aviles.
Elfving, Doug EMAIL Doug also was a radio operator (2531) with "B" Co. 3rd tracs. "I have a couple of pictures that i can send you if you would like also. I'm looking for Pappy Ammerman, Clarence Bagwell (from Bowling Green, Kentucky), Andy Anderson (Lake Oswego, Oregon) or Gunny Agrees. I'm in touch with Lt. Steve Day who was my platoon cmdr. out at An Hua/Phu Loc 6."
Epperson, Sam Sr. (SgtMaj-Ret) EMAIL Sam served with 1st Amtracs; 1965~1966 (Okinawa/RVN), 5th Tracs (Amgrunts w/ 1/26 & 2/26)1968~1969 (RVN). Keep the faith and stay the course, and check your damn hull plugs. Semper Fi. YAT-YAS
Fairless, Robert EMAIL Robert was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; E-1s; 1966-68."
Farley, Michael EMAIL Mike was with 1st Amtracs "B" Co.; 1st Plt. 3B12 from March 1969 to Febuary 1970.
Farrell, Paul EMAIL Paul was with 3rd amtracs; "A" Co; 4th plt on trac # 3A44 at Hill 55 and also Chu Lai 1966-67. My comment is that the 3rd Tracs up north did the job better than any unit could do. But we all forget about the other trac units @ Hill 55; An Hoa Liberty Road and Bridge . Us southern trac units had our times also. do not forget about us!
Felmlee, Chuck EMAIL Chuck Served with a H-6 (How-6) platoon near DaNang from 1965 to 1966. Crew members included Foster, Ed Kennedy, and "Ski" Happy to hear from anyone during that era. Chuck wrote to me that Hill 327 is where he "believed" his base camp was located but if his memory is like mine (suffering over the years) Chuck is remembering the best he can. "What else can we do but try out best to remember?"
Fischer, Mike EMAIL Mike was a 2841 radio repairman/operator with B Co. 1st Tracs from 12/68 (at C-4)till they started packin em up to leave in 69. I was then with H&S in the Cadre company holdin the fort at Cua Viet til I was transferred to 3/12. Lookin for a few guys like "Stanley", Herman, Robles, "Jew", Sgt. Perry. PR, Sam & Tiny fronm 4th Plt. And any body else who wants to hook up. Welcome Home!
Fitzgibbons, Fitzy EMAIL Fitzy writes: I was a How sixer 1st Arm. Amph. Co. 2nd plt. 2nd sec. all over Nam 55, 47,10,Hoi-An,Cua-Viet,C-4,A-2. We went out on ops with everyone like to hear from my Bros., Hinkle, Pat,Zerk,Drisc,Roach,Foster, Demont dead Bros. Farewell King D!!!
Folkerts, Marvin J. (M/Sgt.Ret) EMAIL Marvin was in the H-6 platoon at H & S Co. 1st Amtrac Bn, 3rd Mar. Div. in 1966. He picked up his H-6 brand new in late 65. There was a total of six at that time with two regular tractors for our fire direction control and radio operators. "I wish I knew anyone from that time. I retired from the reserves in 1982 as a Master Sergeant with the Wing. Anyone who wants can contact me at my E mail address. Best Regards Marv Folkerts Whittier, Ca."
Foster, Chris (GySgt) EMAIL Chris served with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co.; and "H&S" Co. (0351/1833) from 1965-69 having done three tours. January 1969 Chris' tractor hit a 500 lb. command detonated mine. Chris was hospitalized until July 1972. Chris receives 100% disability so I can only imagine how much damage was caused because like most Marines, he didn't mention the severity of his wounds when he wrote to me. He did write though, "SEMPER FI, Chris"!
Franklin, Herb EMAIL Herb Served with 3rd Amtracs; 1st plt. 09/66-01/67 ChuLia area and would like to hear from other tread heads.
Frapier, Vic EMAIL Vic served with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co.-Maint. Vic writes, " Re: In the wire 4may68. It was the echo 1 patrol that first encountered the enemy force, which breached our battalion. We were ambushed at approx 2000 hrs, and bailed out by our react force. Myself and Carl Oscar Pearson [that I know of], were evacuated by covoy to the NSA facility that evening for medical care. Carl was my point man,and died of his wounds on May 8th. I was discharged because of my injuries.I returned to Vietnam in Nov 1974, and visited the ambush and base camp area. Cement slab where the mess tent was, and the road going into camp, was all that remained. Semper Fi."
Frawley, Jim (Msgt-Ret.) EMAIL Jim was a Welder with 3rd Amtracs "H&S" Co. 1/67-9/68 and recals the events of May 5, 1968 in my guestbook. He also said, "One of the people killed that night was Ron Childs, a trac mechanic from St. Louis. God Bless all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice that night and any other time."
Freeland, Peter EMAIL Peter served with 1st Amtracs; 6/69-7/70. Was at CuaViet & Okinawa. Worked in Hdqs.Co. Battalion Supply and today lives in Brooklyn,NY. Peter works for the NYC Transit.
French, David (L/Cpl) EMAIL David served with 3rd Amtracs; 4th plt from 6/67-8/68. Like most of us, Fred is looking for old buddies from 3rd tracs.
Furlong, Tim EMAIL I see a number of names here that I remember. Clements, Tommy Slagle, Wayne Burnett. Slagle and I arrived and left 3rd Amtracs together (May 67 - Jun 68). Wayne and I were in B Co Comm together. We were with 4th Plt when we were assigned to the ROK Marines. During the first week with the ROK's much of the platoon was wounded. Gunny Pennybaker was the platoon sergeant...a true PROFESSIONAL MARINE...he had 28 years in the Corps. Last I saw of the Gunny, he had orders for Embassy Duty! I was on 3-B-46 with Stan Gill on 1-17-68 and I was wounded when the gooks hit us while we were in the river hauling a company of ROK's. 1 ROK was killed and 2 ROK's and I were wounded during the firefight. Our C/O, LTC SHUFORD and his driver "Frenchy" Gaudette arrived on scene while we were waiting for medevac. (the remainder of Tim's comment can be seen in guestbook-Dec 16, 2003)
Galligan, Pat S. EMAIL Pat served with 3rd Amtracs and rotated back to the states in April 68. "Stub was Bn XO and I was the Bn S-3 at the time."
Garner, John C. (Sgt) EMAIL John served with 1st Amtracs; "H&s" Co. Comm-Elec Plt. from 9/66-10/67. John writes, "Looking for others who where there at the same time like "Motor T" guys Sgts. Friend and Kidd. "Comm Plt" guys such as S/Sgt.Yates, Sgt Gene Altland, Sgt. Greenleaf, Cpl. Bill Denby, Willie Exum, and any other persons who can tell me what happened after I left when the unit was over run. Oh yes, I can't forget Moon Mullens (Sgt). Sgt Smith (Smitty) wounded and med-evaced around Aug or Sept 67.
Garnet, Dave D. EMAIL Dave served with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. from 11/67-10/69. Like most of us, Dave is looking for old buddies from 3rd tracs. His tractor had Tigers on the side and his call sign was "CoolCats." Dave retired from the USMC in 1989 after 22 years.
Gerdeman, Joe EMAIL Joe was with 3rd Amtracs, "H&S Co. from 1968-69. Joe writes, "Want info on anyone or from anyone who was with 3rd Tracs and was on foot patrol Nov. 68 when Kurt Hussmann was KIA and I and two other Marines were wounded (booby trap)." Joe was wonded on foot patrol in November, 1968.
Goldstein, Bob EMAIL Bob served with 1st Amtracs as a 2531 up in Cua Viet.
Gomez, David EMAIL David served with "H&S" Co.; 1st Amtracs from Feb to May 69 then was with 3rd Amtracs, "B" Co. David did all his time on "B-47" May and June 69 was on operation "Pipe Stone Cyn" then worked with the ROKMC until unit returned to Hawaii in march 70.
Gorman, Leonard (Sgt) EMAIL Leonard writes, "Great page, I never thought I would ever find anyone from 3rd tracs, found 3 guys I remembered. I was at Hill 357 and at Marble Mt., there during the Tet overrun and on the reactionary squad during that time. In H&S Co., worked in S-2. Ran several patrols around the perimeter, the ville and the mountains
Graf, Mike EMAIL Mike served with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. 2/4 Float Bn. from 1967-68.
Guenther, Dan EMAIL Dan served with 3rd Amtracs from July, 1968 to February, 1970, both in HQ Company and Alpha Company. As Platoon Leader for First Platoon, Alpha Company, supported 3/7 at Hill 10 on Operation Oklahoma Hills; 1/1 and 3/1 off of Hill 55 on Operation Pipestone Canyon (Go Noi Island); and the Fifth Marines down at An Hoa and Liberty Bridge. After Vietnam served with 2rd Amtracs at Courthouse Bay before leaving active duty.
Haiser, Keith (the field marshall) EMAIL Keith was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. blt 1/5 Feb-Jun 66; transfered to "B" Co. at Chu Lai, then on to Da Nang, for a 6 month extention where I found 2 land mines in 3 months; stateside to lvtpx12 project. y.a.t.y.a.s=you aint tracs you aint shit. semper fi devil dogs!
Hale, Bruce EMAIL Bruce was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; Radar Plt. from December 1967 to April 68. Spent most of my time up at C-4.
Hale, Terry (Coco-Nut) EMAIL Terry (Coco-Nut) served with 1st Amtracs; 68-69. He also served with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. in 1969.
Hall, Lester R. EMAIL Lester was with 3rd Amtracs; "C" Co.; 4th Plt at An Hoi 1967 to 1970. Made lots of river crossings.
Hannon, Jim EMAIL Jim served with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. 4th plt. at Chu Lai 9/66 to spring/67. Then he transfered to 1st Amtracs at Da Nang and later CuaViet.
Harms, John E. (Col.-Ret.) EMAIL Col. Harms was the Commanding Officer (last one) of the 1st Armored Amphibian Company, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division. We had LVTH6A1 gun systems at Ho An with the Korean Marines (six guns) along with my organic Fire Direction Center. Took command from Maj.Ray Berling on 15 May 1968 and relieved/cadred (More info about Col Harms can be found in guestbook entry on homepage.)
Haroldson, Harlan (Sgt.) EMAIL Harlan was with 3rd Amtracs "A" Co. from 1966-67. Harlan wrote in my guestbook, "looking for info on 3rd Amtracs "A" Co. from 1966-67."
Harris, H.B. (Cpl) EMAIL HB Harris was with 1st Amtracs; from 65 to 66. His Co. moved around from Da Nang to Phu bai and spent some time on Thun An island at the mouth of the Perfume river. HB hasn't had any contact with anybody since he left and would be glad to answer any calls.
Hartford, Joe EMAIL Joe was 3rd Amtracs "A" Co. from October 66 - November 67. Joe writes, "I was a radio operator. And the platoon I was with were with 2nd Batt 5th Marines at An Hoa from about Dec 66 until I left the country. I would like to hear from anyone who was with me.
Harty, Don (Cpl) EMAIL Don was with 3rd Amtracs; "HQ" Co. from 12/66 to 10/67. He was at ChuLai and DaNang as a welder and electrician in Engineer section w/ Gunny Gallion and Sgt Diprita (SP??) Don returned home Friday the 13th of October, 1967.
Harwood, Gerry EMAIL Gerry served with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. 1966.
Hatch, R.D.)(SSgt) EMAIL Rusty joined 1st Armored Amphibian Company in Cal. in summer '66 and served with them in the Fire Direction Center at Da Nang,Marble Mountain, and with the ROKMC(2nd ROK Marine Brigade) at Hoi An. I left country June'68 and would like to hear from anyone I served with during that time. Jack Ralph,Jim Gringich,Sgt.Wilson,Ken Larsen and any others. Got out in '69 as SSGT. Simper Fi. /span>
Hawkins, David EMAIL David served with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. Hq plt. at Cua Viet from July 68-July 69 and I've got lots of pictures and if I ever get a scanner I will send photos to whoever wants em.
Hayes Jack (Sgt). EMAIL Jack served with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from 1966-69
Haynes, Bernard D.(Cpl) EMAIL Bernard served in Dong Ha unit FLSG B 2142. As a repairman, Bernard was sent to 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. which at the time was at the mouth of the Cua Viet River. Bernard served in Nam from 9/67-10/68 and would like to know if there's anybody out there who knew Cpl. Wayne Ward--KIA on the Cua Viet River on 1/68? Bernard lives in Buffalo, NY today.
Herron, Dave (SgtMaj) EMAIL Dave was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 4th Plt. from 1966-67. Retired after 26 years. It would be great to hear from anybody who served with me. Semper Fi Marines.
Hollar, Lonnie EMAIL Lonnie served with 5th Amtracs; "A" Co. at the mouth of the Cua Viet river in late 66 and 67.
Hopkins, Charles EMAIL Charles served with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co.; 4th plt. from 1967-68.
Hummel, James EMAIL James served with 1st Amtracs "B" Co. 1st plt. from 8/65-9/66. James was on B-13 "Gone With The Wind" was painted on the drivers side and "Rolling Death" on the crewchiefs side.
Humphries, Fred EMAIL Fred served with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. at Cua Viet.
Humphrey, Michael EMAIL Michael served with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. 1st Plt. 05/07/65-06/16/66 Chu lai, Da Nang.
Hunter, W.R. EMAIL JR served with both 3rd Amtracs and prior to that he was with 5th Amtracs "A" Co. 1st Plt. 26th Marines.
Hutchinson, Michael, Sr. EMAIL Michael was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 1st Plt. on 3b11 as a crewman and crewchief on 3b16 from 1966-67.
Isom, Barry C. EMAIL Barry served with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co 1-3 from Jan. 67 to March '68. I would like to hear from anyone who was on Hill 10 in Jan. or Feb. '68. We were supporting Bravo 1-7.
Jenkins, Craig EMAIL Craig was in 1st Plt Bravo Co, 3rd Tracs Okinawa 65,Chu Lai in 66. 5th Tracs at Delmar in 67 until Feb. 68 when I went back to Vietnam with Lima Co. 3rd Bat. 27th Marines.
Jensen, Harley "Chopper" EMAIL Harley was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. LVT Plt. at Cua Viet from Jan. 1968 to Feb 1969. "I'd love to hear from anybody from my old platoon if you're out there.
Jessamy, Charlie EMAIL Charlie was an RTO (2533) with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from June 1968-69 .
Johnson, Ed (Sgt.) EMAIL Ed was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. from September 1968- March 70 .Ed is looking for Guy Knak and Glen Kirkpatrick.
Johnson, James Peter EMAIL James was with 3rd Amtracs 1969. His Son Jerrald writes, "My Dad James Peter Johnson served in the Vietnam. He was in Vietnam in 1969 with the first marine division he was a 1833 amtrac crewman he also was a wireman. He died of a heart attack at the age of 41. If anyone knew him in the war or if anyone knows where i can find anymore info on where my Dad was at during the war please e mail me. thank you." Your can reach Jerrald at the EMAL addy next to James' name right here.
Johnson, RD EMAIL RD Johnson was with 1st Tracs; "B" Co.; 4th Plt. in Aug 1966-Sept 1967 at Hill 55, Marble Mtn, Cau Viet and a float on the Qgden during Dechouse operations. JD would like to here from anybody who he served with.
Johnson, Rick EMAIL Rick served with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. from March 66 to March 1967. Rick says, "Was at Namo Bridge in May-'66, South towards DaNang 'bout 1/2 way--don't recall the Grunt unit--till Aug. '66. Then down by HoiAn with 1/1. I crew chiefed 1A12 the majority of the time. I'd like hearing from Tractor Rats I served with
Joy, Jack, E. (GySgt) EMAIL Jack wrote in my guestbook: "Served with Amtracs in Vietnam in 65-66 and 69-70." I am waiting to hear and see if he sends any more additional info.
Jones, Chris EMAIL Chris served with 1st Amtracs "B" Co. 1st Plt. from 1967-69 Cua Viet, Sand City, Ocean View and Coco Island and I'm putting my name out here in the hopes that I'm reunited with some of my old Vietnam buddies or maybe some new ones.
Jones, Don EMAIL Don served with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. from 1969-70 as a 2142. Don wrote, "I was at Marble Mtn. (glorified Barrel Burner) and was attached to the ROKS on Barrier Island. When the tracs pulled out, I strung a lot of wire on Generals Mtn DaNang then rotated back to Okinawa. Anyone who thinks they know me send me a note."
Jones, Phillip EMAIL Phillip Jones paid the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE while serving in Vietnam with amtracs. His brother, Ron writes: My older brother, Phillip Jones was an amtrac driver during the same time you served in Viet Nam. I was wondering if you or anyone else remembered him. He was KIA in January 1969 while serving as a 2ndLT.
Karpinski, Leo EMAIL Leo served with 3rd 8" Howitzers; Hue-Phu Bai, Hill 55. Jan. 69 to Feb 69. Looking for Mike M.J. Johnson, Alpha, 3rd tracks, 68-69, and former first Lt. Ronald E. Crane 0100149. Semper Fi.
Kawtoski, Stan (E-4) EMAIL Stan was with 3rd Amtracs "A" Co.; 4th Plt. (Radio repair/Operator) from September 1965 to January 1966 at ChuLai. David was then transferred to 1st Amtracs at Danang. I washed my clothes in that stream that ran through camp on the beach and I helped string the lights in the camp.
Kehres, Dennis EMAIL Dennis served with 3rd Amtracs from 1967-1968.
Kelly, J.R. EMAIL J.R. was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. 2nd Plt. from 66 to 67.
Kennedy, Tim EMAIL Tim was with 2ndAmtracs and 3rd Amtracs; 1964-1968. Chu Lai 65/66.
Kilgallon, Ford EMAIL Ford was with 3rd Amtracs from January, 1969 - June, 69. Ford writes, " then we took our tracs to Okinawa I was in the Maint Plt. Looking for anyone who knew me or was with me during that time. Lost all info and hope someone came back Semper Fi amgrunts Ford."
Kimble, Al (Sgt). EMAIL Al was with 1st Amtracs; 3rd Plt. from Oct. 67 to July 69. "I'm searching for: terry burns Mike Burke Trammel Rushing Jonhnie Chandler Dwanye Copland Dalles Brother Kale .
Kleppen, Dennis (MGySgt-Ret) EMAIL Dennis served 1st Tracs from 1/67 through 6/69 and and 3rd Tracs from 12/69 through 6/70. Served with many great Marines as a mech, crewman, battalion scout, CAP unit member. Still an amrtacer at heart I'm working on the P7's that go on our MPF ships. Once one always one. Met Mike Dahlkamp when he was a boot to Nam and I was his first squad leader in country.
King, Kevin EMAIL Kevin was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 3rd & 4th Plts from 67-1970. Kevin and I served together and IS one of my BEST friends!
Kopycienski, Richard EMAIL Richard was with 1st Amtracs; 1966 - crew chief of B-47. Pie and Vargas were my drivers. Prior to Vietnam Richard was crew chief of A-02 during the Dominican Crisis. "If anyone remembers me,drop me a line."
Krachie, Joseph EMAIL Joe was with "A" Co.; 3rd Plt. from 1967-1968. He served with Hank Ryla, Dennis Prather, Bob Bashaw, Jim Alles and Mike Pierce.
Kunkel, Roland EMAIL Roland was with 1st Amtracs at the mouth of the Cua Viet River. 09/66-10/67.
Landis, Jim EMAIL Jim was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. from 67-69 and Jim wrote in my guestbook: Looking for anyone who served with Alpha Co 1st Amtracs '67-'69 era with pictures of their Tracs and crews at Cua Viet or out on OPs. We were Grunts an awful lot so any Pic's will do.
Lane, John (Capt.-Ret) EMAIL John was with 3rd Amtracs., "E-1 Plt" when we mounted out for Nam in early '66. 1st Mar. Div. grabbed up lots of 2nd Lts from Amtracs in '66 and sent us to the grunts. Finished my 1st. tour with 1-7. Spent lots of time 2d Bn.Courthouse Bay,CLNC as a 2141 in early 60s. .
Lariviera, Don EMAIL Dan served with HOW-6 platoon 65 -66 as a radio operator.
Lariviera, John EMAIL John served 1st Amtracs at Cua Viet in 1969 as a Radio Repairman (2841).
Lavello, Richard (SgtMaj) EMAIL Dick was with 3rd Amtracs "A" Co. 65-66.
Law, Don EMAIL Don was with 1st Amtracs from 01/09/67-09/68. Don was a Comm. Tech near the mouth of the Cua Viet River and Don wrote in my guestbook that he's found two of his buddies from Nam because of this roster; that really makes this ole' jar happy!
Leavitt, David L. EMAIL David was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co.; Headquarter's Plt. from February 1967 to March 1968. David writes that he's hoping to locate some of his old platoon buddies.
Lee, Terry EMAIL Terry was with 3rd Amtracs "A" Co; 4th Plt.. from 1968-69 at Anhoa and Liberty Bridge. My picture is the second one from left on top row under PICTURES of AMTRACS from Roy C. Hope to hear from you.
LeMasters, Mike EMAIL Mike was with 3rd Amtracs "H&S" Co. from 11/67-6/68.
Lewis, Winford G. (Jake) EMAIL Jake was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. 4th Plt. from July 65 to April 67. Would like to hear from others from 4th platton. We wore camo bandannas as a sign of being in the fourth platoon.
Llapur, Al EMAIL Al was with 1st ALVT's (1st Armored Amphibian Company, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division); in 1968 and then with 3rd Amtracs in 1969. "I served in Danang, Hoi An and Cua Viet. Would love to hear from anyone I served with."
Lohan, Bill (MSgt-Ret) EMAIL Bill served with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from 1966-67 as Gunnery Sergeant/Bn S-5 Chief.
Lynch, Jim EMAIL Jim served in the E-1 Plt, 3rd Amtracs, in Chu Lai during 1966-67. Frank O'Rourke was our plt. sgt. when we arrived and John Lane was our Lt. Does anyone remember a truly good guy, Cpl. Charles Nicastro "Nicky", who sadly was killed early on? Take care all you "tractor rats", it was good to serve with you.
Machtolff, George H EMAIL George was with 3rd Amtracs "A" Co. 68-69. George was down on hills 37, 55, 65, 10, & parts east & west into the big hills. He also received a Purple Heart, Navy Commendation and is entitled to wear the Combat V. I should say that I have taken it upon my own to place the medals earned here and I hope that I don't embarass anybody.
MacPherson, Ron EMAIL Ron served with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. Maintainence Plt. He arrived In Country on June 1966. Ron's memories of amtracs are many CLICK HERE to read some comical memories and other questions Ron put in my guestbook.
Manley, Mark C.L. EMAIL Mark served in LVTH in 1966 as Fire Direction Control Op. Mark was there during August when Charlie came into the Compound -- Been to TJ Smith's and Tom Williams recent reunions. looking for Boot Plt.236/Stoner 63, members.
Marko, Keith EMAIL Keith served with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. He arrived In Country in March 1967.
Martin, James H. (Red) EMAIL Martin was at CuaViet in 1968 and is looking for Ben Kopoeka, Morris (Tex) Ashley, Buzz, Benny Clark, Poncho, and E. Parker. I have found Victor (Tinny) Wheeler.
Martin, Joe EMAIL Joe was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. He arrived at ChuLai in April 1966 and served as Platoon Sgt until he rotated back to the States
Mater, Joe EMAIL Joe was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; Maintenance Plt. from May 1966-Jan. 68. DaNang and Cua Viet. Del Mar mechanics class 2-66, MOS 2142. Remember all our brothers that gave their all, (19) 2142's and (128) 1833's..
Matthews, Larry EMAIL Larry served with 3rd Amtrac Bn. from May 65 to Sept 67. I started off in "B" Co. then went to "H&S" Co. and Finished in "A" Co.
Mauntel, Bob EMAIL Bob was with 3rd Amtracs from May 3, 1968-December 2, 1969.
Mawhirter, Steve EMAIL Steve was with 3rd Amtracs "H&S" Co. 3/68-10/69. Steve was a 3531 (truck driver). The first time he went into the field he drove a 5 ton wrecker (Red Baron) and hit a land mine. Killed 3 Marines riding on top and injured 5 including himself. He had been in country for 30 days and figured it was going to be a long war.
Maxwell, George (Cpl) EMAIL George was with 3rd Amtracs "H&S" Co. from November 67 - November 68.
Mcandless, Gene EMAIL Gene was with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. 3rd & 4th Plt. 1968-69.
McCart, Greg EMAIL Greg served with 1st LVTs from 1968 to 1969 and then with 3rd tracs; " H&S" from 1969 to1970 at Marble Mountain.
McCollett, John EMAIL John was with 3rd Amtracs during May and June of 68. John must have gone on countless patrols while with 3rd tracs as he was a Scout Dog Handler. His dog's name was "Colonel."
McFarland, George E. (SSgt-Ret) EMAIL George was platoon sgt. with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. 1st plt from 67-68. George was at Hill 10; Elephant Valley/Mortar Valley.
McKinley, Ron EMAIL Ron was with 3rd Amtracs at ChuLai from 1965-66.
McNeely, Herman W. EMAIL Herman was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from 1965-67. "We landed at ChuLai in early 66. I was with MT and drove a 1400 gal gas truck to various amtrac refeuling areas. I rember refueling tracks at different places around Chu-Lai. You guys had a habit of seeing who could get the closet to my truck without hitting it. You have seen the thing by the time I left.
McNichols, Jim H EMAIL Jim was with 3rd Amtracs from 8/67-8/68. Jim was a CORPSMAN (I personally THANK YOU) and was known as "Doc" Muck. Doc writes, "am wondering if there are any tracers who were with us when we moved from hill 327 in DaNang, to Marble Mtn, just south of the NAS, on the beach?"
McVey, James (Jim) EMAIL Jim wrote the following in my guestbook, "Nice to find some "Amtrac Animals". I was a 2533 with 3rd Amtracs from 1965 (Chu Lai) to 1967 Da Nang). Mounted out with the full 1st MarDiv in 1965. Hit the beach in 1965 at Chu Lai. Trying to look back at the good times as well as the bad times.
Meehan, Jim EMAIL Jim was with 3rd Amtracs "H&S" Co. 10/68 to 3/69. Jim was a medevac driver and a fuel tanker driver that made runs to our trac's at 2/1. Jim was also involved in the Echo patrols which maintained battalion security 24 hours a day. During a medevac his truck hit a mine and it caused serious wounds to some 1833's, 2533, 3041 and a Corpsman. If anybody knew these Marines: Boesgh, Srygler, Zibart, Fendley, Steiner and HM3 Barton please give Jim a call.
Mero, Michael J. (L/CPL) EMAIL Mickey was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. in 1969 and was a 2511 Field Wireman/Switchboard Operator in COC Bunker, night patrols as radio operator. Barrel Burner most mornings! HAAA who didn't!.
Miller, Gene EMAIL 1st Amtrac Bn. Homepage Gene was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. at Cua Viet from November 1967 until November 1968. Gene was with Maintenance Plt. and spent a lot of time out in the field with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th plts. Gene says, "Of all my accomplishments in my professional life, I am most proud of the time that I was a US Marine and my service in Vietnam. I am proud to be an 'AmGrunt' and 'Tractor Rat'. I am proud to have served with you guys. Welcome Home."
Milligan, Jim EMAIL Jim wrote, " I went from OKinawa to Nam with Third Tracs, I was with H&S Co.; Third Tanks, then with "B" Co. at Marble Mt. Got to Nam in March 65. Trying To get in touch with anyone who was there at that time. I left Nam in August 66. There must be someone out there who remembers the mortar attack in Aug. 65, If so please get in touch with me!
Minotti, Dennis Earl EMAIL Dennis served with Alpha Company 5th Amtracs 69-70 attached to 2/26 Marines Vietnam. B company 3rd Amtracs 2nd plt after 5th tracs was pulled out of Vietnam. Headquarters 1st Marines when B Company 3rd Amtracs pulled out. Would like to hear from any Alpha company 5th Amtracs or B Company 3rd Amtracs who think they might know me. Also anyone who served with 5th Amtracs on the "Rock" Okinawa.
Molleo, Richard EMAIL Richard wrote the following in my guestbook so he's an Amtracer to me huh! Served in Country for 20 months, in Danang at 1st FSR, Maint Bn., Ordnance Co., Trac Vehicle Platoon. We worked on anything from a 45 to an 8" gun. Primary MOS - 2142.
Molina, Javier D. (SweetPea) EMAIL Javier served with 3rd Amtracs; 2nd Plt. from 1967-68. He recalls Brown, Frenchie and Justice so if anybody remembers Javier, he'd like to hear from ya.
Monette, Roland E. (Capt.) EMAIL Roland was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. (Cua Viet); PltCmdr, How6 Platoon (Hill 34), 7/66-8/67.
Moore, Tom (Cpl) EMAIL Tom was with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. from 10/67 to 7/69. Tom mentioned Lt. Mason, S/Sgt Shaw and Ray Morris whose name is also on this roster.
Morris, Gerry EMAIL Gerry writes, "I was in Chu Lai from April or May (again the memory) 65 and my company left Christmas Day 65, and headed back to Okinawa for repairs. One of my memories was the 4 men in the Company named John Bell. In August 65 we hit a regular NVA company and one of the John Bells was killed when his tractor was hit. Two guys from my tent died that day, and one walked away with 245 pieces of shrapnel in his back.
Morris, Ray EMAIL Ray was with 3rd Amtracs and was with both "B" and "H&S" Co. from 2/68-3/69. Ray sent me some of his fine pictures of 3rd Amtracs. Thank you my friend!
Muellar Ron "Hans" EMAIL Ron was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 1st Plt. Aug. 68 thru Sept. 69. Tractor #3-B-11. Remember Tom Moore, from West By GOD Virginia, and Willie Woolfolk from Mississippi.
Mulvihill EMAIL My nickname, was Waterboo. I was with 3rd Tracks from Dec. 31, 67 - Jan 70 when 3rd Tracks left RVN. I was also there when the NVA sapper's came into our compound. Peace, WaterBoo .
Murphy, Tom EMAIL Tom writes, "I was crew chief on 3-A-26 from 1966 - 1967, got out in 69 back at Camp Lejuene. Take care.
Murray, Mike EMAIL Mike was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. HQ plt. Mike emailed me, "Hi Stan; I was there the night 3rd Amtracs got overran. I was on guard post next to the enlistment club. Your web page brought back a lot of memories that never left. Semper Fi." I hear ya 5X5 Mike!
Neal, Chess EMAIL Chess was with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. 2nd plt. from 2/68-3/69. Chess writes, " I was on B-21 and B-22, my nickname was Flub, cause I have always been overweight, although I only weighed 165lbs when I finally got home. During my tour in Nam I was sent down south of Marble Mountain to support the Roc Marines for most of my tour. Anyone else remember a Island called Rock Island down by Hill 63? We were surrounded and cut off for quite some time. One night we were about to be overrun when all got real silent and all the Korean Marines with us started singing the "Star Spangled Banner," shortly after they finished singing we were hit real hard, almost overran us, thanks to Puff firing into the perimeter wire we were saved to fight another day."
Niles, Bruce L. EMAIL Bruce was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. Bravo 4/7 (Egyptian 1968-70).
Noland, Ray EMAIL Ray served with "A" Co. 1st Amtracs from Jan '66 to 12/66 as the Maint Chief. Picked up WO and moved to "B" Co at the mouth of the Cua Viet River out of Dong Ho. Rotated back in Feb '67. Served second tour April 69 to Jan '70 with LSU # 1 in An Hoa. Would like to hear from any amtracters I served with. Especially those in "A" Co. Maint. .
Norris, Jack EMAIL Jack was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 1st Plt. Jan 67 to Feb 1968 Da Nang. He was attached to 3/1, 2/4 and 2/5.
Nunes, Anthony P. (GySgt Ret.) EMAIL Anthony was an 1833 with "B" Co 1965 1st.tour in NAM with 3/1 Jan 66 work out on the sand ramp RET 1981 E8 0491 w 26 years in the Corps.
Nusbaumer, Tom EMAIL Tom was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. 1st Plt. at both DaNang and CuaViet. Arrived February 9, 1967 and was medevaced on July 15, 1967. Tom lost a leg on "Grasshopper Hill"
O'Brien "Obie" Pat. EMAIL Pat was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. (Bravo 32) at Da Nang, An Hoa, Cua Viet - 1966-67. Pat writes, "grunted a bunch, both sides of the river. On Operation Beau Charger with 3rd Marines. Looking for Sgt John Trotter, Lt. Mike "Mung" McDonald, also "frenchy", Chuck Bullock. Semper Fi!
Ohler, John R. Jr. EMAIL John was with 1st Amtracs; 1967-69. Cua Viet,C4 Ocean view.
Olds, Larry EMAIL Larry was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. LVT Plt. from September 1968 - May 1969 at Cua Viet operating as an Amgrunt. I was then transferred to "B" Co. 3rd. Amtrac Bn. 1st Mar. Div. in May of 69. Semper Fi and welcome home.
Parks, Glen EMAIL Glen writes, "H&S Co, Maint Plt. Rob Ware was my section chief, Master Sgt Terrell had just made Captain. 1970-1971
Patterson, Jon EMAIL Jon was with 1st Amtracs "B" Co. Jon's daughter wrote: Hello, I'm writing this for my dad. He served 1st Amtrac Bn , B Co. Trying to relocate some buddies for him. He was a 2142. He says "his trac had Cinderella painted on it and was the only one with double machine guns on top". Does anyone remember this or him? Thanks, Natasha
Peddie, John (Sgt) EMAIL John was with 1st Amtracs "B" Co. and "H&S" Co. 5/67-3/68. His base was on the Cua Viet River and was later named Camp Kislter. John serverd with Ron Kovic who wrote the book "Born on the Fourth of July" and he knew Ron very well. He and Ron shared the same hootch together and pulled several patrols together.
Pellini, Leo EMAIL Leo was with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. Leo writes, "Most of my time was spent around Chu Lai and Danang from 1/66 to 2/67. It would be great to hear from N. Frank and Udell.
Perez, Randy (L/Cpl) EMAIL Randy was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; 3051 Supply from February 1968 to March 1969 at CuaViet.
Peterson, Stan EMAIL Stan was with the 3rd Amtracs as a Radio Relay Operator from Jan 69 until Sept of 69 at Marble Mountain
Pickrell, Bill EMAIL Bill served with 1st Amtracs from 1968-69 as a Corpsman.
Pinkston, W.T. (GySgt) EMAIL LVT 3 TO LVTP7 1947-1978 VIET NAM 1966 1967 H&S CO BOB SHUFORD CO .
Pleasant, Herbert EMAIL Herb served with both 1st and 3rd Amtracs from 1966-67 as a Radio Operator (2531). Herb was at DaNang and CuaViet; CallSign: Snowflake.
Polo, Marco EMAIL Marco was with 3rd Amtracs; "E1" platoon from March 1968-May 1969 when they moved to Marble Mountain.
Porter, Glen EMAIL Glen served with 1st Amtracs at Cua Viet 1969 H&S Co. (2142) .
Potemra, Frank B. (Cpl) EMAIL Frank was with 1st Amtracs "A" Co. 1963-65. Frank was at Hawaii, Okinawa and Chu Lai.
Priest, Roger EMAIL Roger was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; E1's from 1966-67
Quinn, Dennis EMAIL Dennis was with 3rd Amtracs from 1/67 to August. At that time 3rd Amtracs was on Liberty Road; across the road from 3rd Tanks. Frank was an RTO ( 2533).
Rabenort, Lee (Sgt) EMAIL Lee was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. Lee wrote, "I was present for the May 4 and 5 attack. I read In the Wire and know there is a lot more to the story, hero's everywhere. My handle was Rabbit. I was a sgt and had a reactionary Squad and frequently ran patrols. Can't believe this many years later I find your website.
Rawnsley, Renton C. EMAIL Renton was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. from 68 to 1969.
Ray, Howard (Cpl) EMAIL Howard was with 3rd Amtrac Bn. from 11/67-12/68. He was at hills 10 and 41....others with him were...Boyette, Schlaier, Riddle, Peacock, Graf, Gardener, Huff, Dutton, Scott,J ohnson, Miller and Foster.
Reynolds, Dennis EMAIL Dennis was a radio operator with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. 11/67-2/70. He also was with H&S Co. briefly, then with Bravo Co. from about 1/68 on--mainly down south with the ROK Marines. Call sign at ROK Marine Brigade was "Bravo Xray." Today Dennis is happily married with a family, living at the End of the Oregon Trail and has been in the insurance business since 1975.
Richardson, Robert L. EMAIL I would give anything if I could contact Bravo CO Maj. Raymond Burger! I had the previlige of serving under him and found him to be one of the best officer to lead while I was in the Marines! If anyone has any information on him Please let me know! .
Regal, John (Lt.Col.-Ret) EMAIL Col. Regal was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. with BLT 3/1 Dec 67-Apr 68. Looking for Marines who served.
Reiman, David A. EMAIL David writes, "I originally went to Nam as an Amtracker Co.A, 5th Amtrac Bn.assigned to H&S Co, 2nd BN, 26th Marines. I was with them for about 5 months and was located south of Marble Mountain. I then was sent north to be located near the DMZ attached to 1st Bn., 3rd Marine Div. until my return to the states on May 20th,1967 for discharge.
Roche, Curt EMAIL Curt served with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. Bn Supply from 12/67-1/69.
Rogers, Dennis EMAIL Dennis was a 2142 with FLSG-B, 1st Amtrac Bn and 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. He was in Vietnam from 1968 to '69 and was at Dong Ha, Cua-Viet, Marble Mtn along with other assorted stops.
Romain, Art EMAIL Art was with 3rd Amtrac Bn; 1st plt. 1968-69 at Hill 10 , Hill 41, some that had no name and Marble Mtn. Home phone is #410-766-1892 and live at 1616 Tieman Dr., Glen Burnie, MD., 21061-2121. I am home most of the time and will talk to any one Or if you would like stop by and see me, that too would be great. If anybody was with Shorter John Joseph KIA on 6-23-68 I'd like to talk to you. His trac hit a mine!
Rose, Cecil J. EMAIL Cecil was a member of H&S Company E1 Plt. 1st Amtrac Bn. 3rd Marine Division. "I started by tour of duty January 1967-February 1968 at Da Nang and moved by ship to the mouth of the Cua Viet River. We were the origonal AMGRUNTS."
Ruble, Jon EMAIL Jon was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co.; 2nd Plt. Marble MT./Hill 55/DMZ 1966... As a Tractor Rat most of us were pretty crazy in those days, but now I'm just FishinNuts.
Russell, D.L. EMAIL I'm looking for tractor rats 3rd herd "B" Co. & H&S PLT from 1968-70 .
Savage, Ron EMAIL Ron was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; H-6 Plt.from 1965-66.
Saxton, P.J. EMAIL I'm an OLD AMTRACER; 46-81 with four tours in 1st Tracs (47-52/53, 58 & 72, one tour in 2d Tracs (58/60), 3d Tracs, one tour (54-56), 1st ArmdCo (68); and I-I Staffs, 12thTracs (47-49) and I-I 4th Tracs (61-64), San Francisco and Tampa and a number of other LVT related jobs at the T&E shop in Del Mar; Project officer at MCSA, Philly; Naval Research Project for surf studies, LST 692; and two tours at the Amtrac Schools in Del Mar. Currently in Hawaii enjoying my 22d year of retirement after 35 + years of active duty. Good luck with your project..
Schrein, Mel EMAIL Mel was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. and "A" Co. from January 1968- Feb. 69. Mel was at CuaViet. "SEMPER FI" Amgrunts..
Scorsone, Frank J ("SCORSONE THE MACARONI") EMAIL Frank was with 1st Amtracs "H&S" Co. LVT-1 Plt. from 8/28/65 to 8/31/66. Frank was WIA on June 13, 1966. On 13 June 1966, while in support of 1st Bn, 9th Marines (Hill 55), a mine explosion, (boobytrap M-16 A-1 bouncing-betty), detonated at approx. 1 p.m. which resulted in 4 KIA and 4 WIA. Clarence J. Copeland, Edsel D. Miller, Gerald J. Ziolkowski and Frank J. Scorsone were WIA. KIA were J.D. Cook, William Dely, Donald Di Sapio and John D. Young were KIA.
Sconyers, David EMAIL David was Plt Leader, 1st Plt "B" Co from August 1965 to May 66 then was Alfa 6 from August 1968 to March 1969. Commanded H&S after that. Love to hear from anyone who served with me.
Scott, Steven EMAIL Steven was an 1833 on LVTE-1's at Cua Viet from November, 1967 to to October, 1968 .
Semrow, Ken EMAIL Ken was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. 2nd Plt. at Cua Viet from January 1968-Feb 69.
Shore, Daniel W. EMAIL Daniel was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co; 2nd Plt. at Cua Viet. Daniel writes, "trying to find John Paul, I was B-20 looking for B-23 or 2nd Plt. SEMPER FI
Sicard, Zeke EMAIL Zeke was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 3rd Plt. 03/66 to 12/67.
Shelton, Bobby EMAIL Bobby was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from January, 1967 to February 1968.
Slagle Tommy J. EMAIL To my surprise when I opened my guestbook this morning the following comment appeared: "The article on the sapper attack really unnerved me. I was within a few feet of you, outside the command bunker, during the attack. Please call me or e-mail me your phone number and I will call you. Tommy (Tom) J. Slagle." Of course I'm anxiously waiting to talk with Tom.
Smallwood, Gene G. (Capt Ret.) EMAIL Gene was with "How6" Plt. from Sept 66 till Feb 67 as 2ndLT.
Smith, Charles R. (Jr.)(Col.-Ret.) EMAIL Captain Smith (Col-Retired) was with 3rd Amtrac Battalion and arrived in July of 1967 when the battalion was still at Freedom Hill with the Tank and Ontos Battalion. He relieved Capt. Dutch VanAntwerp as CO of "B" Co., however, this relief was delayed when he had to return home on Emergencey Leave. When he got back in late August Dutch had been killed. sent to Marble Mountain that day and relieved Capt. VanYankee the old EXO. He served as CO "B" Co until January 68 when Maj. Joe Mollineux relieved him and then became CO of H&S Co until September 1968. His Beloved Linda writes, "He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend, and Christian. He was loved by so many and loved them in return. He was faithful to complete every commitment he made. We will miss and Love him forever." You can reach Linda at this EMAIL address.
Smith, Gary (L/Cpl) EMAIL Gary needs our HELP! He writes, "FLSG - 6/65 - 12/65 2142 can remember, but a very few. Need substantiation for PTSD claim. Anyone remember 11/10/65, at FLSG, Da Nang? ANYONE??? If so, please get in touch. SEMPRE-FI (still there, - in my mind).
Smith, Glen A. EMAIL Glen was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. Maintenance Plt. from 1968-70. Glen spent most of his time on patrols and security around the villes. Glen writes, "Was on ville security late 69 when member(s) of the CAP Unit tripped a grenade booby trap...we called for Medivac from Bn CP...a Driver and Two(?) corpmen in a jeep responded...Does anyone know if the members of the CAP Unit made it "HOME"?
Smith, Phillip S. (Smitty)MSgt Ret.) EMAIL Smitty served with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from March 68-April 69. "Waiting to hear from those who we were together." Smitty Retired in Oct94.
Smith, T.J. (Sgt) EMAIL T..J. was with 1st Amtracs; 1966 and 67. He Spent 20 months 23 days in Nam; most of 1966 South of DaNang, Happy Valley, Monkey Mountain and the remaining time was at the mouth of the Cua Viet River. Operated at Con Thien GEL/LIN DMZ Area. T.J.'s Looking for anyone - Stout, Boatman, Pudvay - anyone else from that time and area. Hope to hear from someone.
Soley, Tom EMAIL Tom is Looking to hear from any of my buds that served with me in Alpha Co. 2nd. Platoon at Cua Viet during 68 and half of 69.
Stanford, Roy EMAIL Roy was a radio operator (2533) with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 3rd & 4th Plt. from 12/67 to 01/69. I've been looking for Joe Nolte, John "Dusty" Hollman and Red Vandiver especially and anybody else out there who remembers me.
Stain, Larry EMAIL Larry was with 1st Amtracs at DaNang then moved to Cua Viet in 67. "I was on advance party moving up took about 100 rockets first night. Got used to it and that was small numbers. Came back with E-1's 3rd Tracks in 69-70 at Marble Mountain."
Steelman, Bill EMAIL Bill writes, "I was with John and Sam On tractor 35 3rd Amtracs B co. 3rd section Chu-Lai Dec 66 to Hoi-An summer of 67 then Tractor 32 with Tom and Stan Hoi-An Operation Pike. Wanted to say Hi I made it home! CLICK HERE for Bill's homepage and experiences while in Vietnam.
Stefansson, David EMAIL David was with 1st Amtracs at Cua Viet in 1968-69. David was the CO of Company "B" then the Battalion S-3, and for a few months the CO of the battalion. David writes, "In another words a great tour of duty with a fine bunch of Marines. In 1975, I returned to 1st Tracs at Camp Schwab and experienced its transition to 1st Tracked Vehicle Battalion, combining the division's Amtrac and tank assets."
Stewart, Roger W. (Sgt.) EMAIL Roger served with 1st Amtracs; "How6's" from Tet 1968-September, 1969 from DaNang to CuaViet. SEMPER FI.
Stewart, Walt EMAIL Walt was with 3rd Amtracs "A" Co.; 1st Platoon. Arrived in Chu Lai then went to Da nang. 67-68. Was Phil Anninos's crewman for awhile! SEMPER FI Marines!
Stilwell, Joseph Mark EMAIL Joe was a mechanic with 3rd Amtracs from early '67 to just before the Tet offensive of '68.
Stout, Buck (Sgt) EMAIL Buck was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co.; 2nd Plt. at ChuLai from May 1965 to June 66. Buck was also with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co.; LVT Plt. at DaNang and CuaViet from December 1966 to January 1968
Stuart, Michael EMAIL Mike served with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. during 68, 69 & 70.
Swab, James E. EMAIL James writes, "I left 3rd Amtracs in late Nov 1967. During one period of time, in mid "67, I was the Bn CO, XO, and S-3. Rod DePaoli, the only other field grade officer in the Bn was the S-4 and H & S Co. CO.
Tampleton, Doyle Wayne EMAIL Doyle had quite a tour in USMC...He was in the Corp from 6/16/60 to 8/85. Doyle went from Pvt. to Capt. and retired before accepting the rank of Major. Doyle retired as the 3rd marine div ord. officer. Doyle would enjoy hearing from anyone that may have served with him. He was at Marble Mtn.; HoiAn with the ROKS and managed to hit 7 mines (2PH).
Tedeschi, Richard EMAIL Richard was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co. from Nov. 1967-Dec. 68. Retired here in Jacksonville N.C. April 89 after 22 years.
Telzrow, Tim (Cpl) EMAIL Tim was with 3rd Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from 1967-1968 at Marble Mountain.
Terrien, George EMAIL George served with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co. 3rd Plt. from Jan. 68 to April 68 at which time he was WIA. George would like to hear from anybody who remembers him or who served during that time.
Thomas, Howard H. EMAIL Howard was with 3rd Amtracs as a Dog Handler August and September 1968 at Marble Mountain. Was wounded walking the wire 9/26/68. Had the only bob-tailed german sheperd in the corps, his name was Tiger. SEMPER FI
Thompkins, Bob EMAIL Bob was with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co. ?-8/68. Bob read my article and said, "The night in May 68 really hit home. I was one of the wounded that night. I think they medevaced about 35 that night but only 3 came back to the Bn. We went by Amtrac down to the 95th Evac hospital just the other side of the mountain. I had a head wound."
Thompson, John (T.J.) EMAIL John (T.J.) served with 1st Amtracs; "A" Co; 2nd Plt. from July 1967 to August 1968.
Tobin, Stephen EMAIL Stephen served with 3rd Amtracs from Feb 68 to Oct. 68. He writes, "Originally attached to 1st Battalion 27th Marines out of Kaneohe Bay, HI... then came the Tet offensive of 68 and we were directed to RVN. Our platoon of tractors were dropped off shore at Marble Mountain and came ashore bearing hull numbers belonging to 5th Amtracs originally from Camp Del Mar. We were then split up and assigned to different elements of 3rd Tracs at Camp Lauer. My tractor became part of H&S Company and given the call sign Wage Earner Yankee Three Zero. We worked with units south and west of Marble Mountain, the names of which I cannot remember today. I remember clearly our first night in country out in the holes on 100% alert and watching the rocket tails heading up into the sky and impacting the Marble Mountain hospital complex north of Camp Lauer. I also remember clearly the night the Camp was almost overrun... an unforgettable night in my life. I salute each and every Marine listed here at this web site, Semper Fi! .
Todd, James R EMAIL James was with 1st Amtracs; "B" Co.; 4th plt.; Hill 327, 55 Marble Mountain from 6/65-7/66.
Treichel, Buddy (GySgt) EMAIL Buddy Served with 1st AmTracs 66-67 in the Nam. "Retired in 1976 after 22 years. His MOS was 1871 (AmTrac Mechanic) and in 1960 they changed our MOS to the 2100 field. I spent most of my time with Amtrac's or FSR."
Valdez, Jose EMAIL Jose was with 1st Amtracs, Ammo Tech. from 1968-69."
Valentine, Charles R. "Val" EMAIL Val was with 1st Amtracs, "A" Co. 3rd Plt. and "B" Co.; HQ Plt. from Febuary 1966-March 1967.
Valenti, J.C. EMAIL I was assigned to the R-1 at FLSG in Phu-Bai and FSR in Da-Nang. In country, from Thanksgiving Day 67 to June of 69. I was given a white puppy from a village girl because we saved her grandfather from wounds received from "Puff the Magic Dragon". Anyone out there remember? Sure would like to hear from you.
Vega, Carl (Sgt) EMAIL Carl was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 01/09/68-09/23/68. Carl was a Section Leader and would like to hear from anybody that remembers him. Carl spent a lot of time by the Cua Viet River when he was with 3/1 and I think that it's important to put in that Sgt. Vega is authorized to wear the Combat "V".
Wagner, Barry EMAIL Barry was with 3rd Amtrac Battalion; 1st Marine Div. "H&S" Co.; P-5 Platoon, August 1965 to 1967 Republic of South Vietnam.
Waleski, Mike (Ski) EMAIL Mike served with 3rd Amtracs "B" Co.; 4th Plt. from March 1966 to December 1967 in the Nam.
Walker, Clovis W. (Butch)(Sgt.) EMAIL Butch was with 3rd Amtracs in 1969 by Marble Mountain then went TAD to 2nd ROK Marine Brigade at Hoi An.Semper Fi!
Walker, Perry (Red) EMAIL Red was with 3rd Amtrac Battalion; 1st Platoon, then "H&S". Landed at Cau Viet Dec 66 thru Oct 67. Looking for buddies. Semper Fi
Ward, Charlie E. (SSgt) EMAIL Charlie was with 3rd Amtrac Battalion; "H&S" Co. 1967-68. Charlie was wounded in May.
Weiler, Don. EMAIL Don served with 1st Amtracs at Cua Viet in 1969.
Wickstrom, Dennis L. EMAIL Dennis was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co.; 4th Plt. from October 1967 to July 1968. Dennis was also attached to the Blue Dragon Brigade KMC.
Williams, Tom EMAIL Tom was with 1st Amtracs and allowed me to use a couple of his pics in my Amtrac Pictures section. Tom has an excellent website Amtracer Photos Page 45 and from there you can get to his Amtrac Platoon Website. Hey, don't forget to come back to my webiste though.
Wingfield, Fred EMAIL Fred was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. Fred was "B" Co.'s Armorer and many of the pictures seen on my homepage were taken by Fred and emailed to me. Thanks bro!
Woodward, Claude Cecil, Jr. EMAIL Woody was with 3rd Amtracs; "A" Co. Sadly, Woody is no longer with us and his Nephew writes: "My uncle Claude Cecil Woodward, Jr. (known in Viet. as "Woody" and to us as "Bo") was in Co. "A" 3rd Amtrac Bn. 1st Mar. Div. Not sure when he was "in country" but the earliest date on his DD214 is 8/28/1967 and the last is 9/5/1970. I know he was wounded during his second tour when his trac ran over a mine I contacted a few folks back in 2000, but kinda fell outta the loop since then. Would appreciate any info. from anyone who knew him. We lost him to cancer back in 2000." You can reach Wayne Johnson, Woody's nephew at this EMAIL address.
Woolfolk, William E. EMAIL William was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. 4th and 1st Plt., from 02/1968 to 03/1969.Tractor numbers were 3-B-46 and 3-B-13. Semper Fi, WILL.
Worrell, Robert. EMAIL Robert was with Amtrac Maint.; ChuLai from May 1965-66.
Young, Jeff "Moose" EMAIL Jeff was with 1st Amtracs; "H&S" Co. from 1968-69 at Cua Viet.
Zerega, Al EMAIL Al writes, "I served with you guys in 1968 and 69 on 5a12 with Sgt. Epperson.
Zvara, Bob (Cpl) EMAIL Bob was with 3rd Amtracs; "B" Co. detached to LimaCo3rdBn 4thMarDiv aboard USS San Bernardino off the coast of Nam Crewchief-B-310 .
|So far over two dozen Marines have been reunited with old buddys from Vietnam here. I believe that number will keep growing significantly as more people sign in. You can help by signing the guestbook (preferably) or by emailing me the necessary info. To date the names keep coming in steadily.|