In Honored Glory….


Veteran members of my Vietnam Marine rifle company–Co. M, Third Battalion, First Marine Regiment (1965-1971)–announced yesterday that a memorial plaque honoring our 654 Marines and Corpsmen brothers is in its design stage (above).  The bronze plaque will be will be displayed in the 3/1 Headquarters at Camp Pendleton.

Mike Company, part of the Battalion Landing Team that made the first landing at Da Nang in 1965, heralded the first commitment of ground troops in this long and costly war.

If you are a M/3/1 veteran and not on our roster, a friend or family member of our fallen, or want to contribute, leave me a message in the comment section below.

Yesterday morning was spent reflecting on the courage, sacrifice and passing of my friends, classmates and comrades below, and the 50 years that have passed since the Vietnam War began.

MIKE COMPANY, THIRD BATTALION, FIRST MARINE REGIMENT – REPUBLIC OF SOUTH VIETNAM

JOHN HILL KIA 08/22/69  — Silver Star

ROBERT BITTNER KIA  09/27/69

TOM DOLAN III KIA 06/12/69

TOM MCSTOOTS KIA  06/12/69

ADRIAN ALLEN KIA 10/09/69

STEVIE TAYLOR KIA 10/09/69

JOHN ROMO KIA 08/23/69

MIKE MCMASTER KIA 06/27/69

ELIAS PEALER KIA 05/08/70

WILILAM FRAKES KIA 07/03/70

STEVE ALLISON KIA 10/20/69

DENNIS KIPP KIA 10/20/69

TAFT, CALIFORNIA

LARRY PIERCE KIA 09/20/65 — Medal of Honor

DENNIS DYER KIA 09/04/66

BILL STONE KIA 10/29/68

LARRIE GOTCHER KIA 03/22/68

RALPH KEELER KIA 05/17/68

DON MORRIS KIA 07/06/68

CHESTER O’BRIEN JR KIA 03/05/66

FRANK OSTER KIA 03/04/68

DON PERRY KIA 10/26/68

LARRY RASEY KIA 7/26/70

RAYMOND TAYLOR KIA 06/03/69

HARRY THOMAS KIA 08/13/65

DENNIS WRIGHT KIA 11/26/66

FORT MORGAN, COLORADO

GERALD GREENE KIA 09/12/65

DAVID MIDCAP KIA 12/06/67

DAN WARNER KIA 10/08/67

JERRY WEIMER KIA 08/23/68

and…

CPL  JOHN MACDONALD, USMC Ret.  — died of wounds                       

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About Gary Alexander

Volunteer coordinator for veterans support network in North Texas. Now retired from his private psychotherapy practice, I specialized in the diagnosis and treatment posttraumatic stress, working with victim assistance programs, veterans and the Veterans Administration for over 20 years. After being wounded in action in Vietnam, I was medically retired from the Marine Corps and know first hand many of the readjustment difficulties and psychological stresses experienced by today's OIF and OEF veterans. I am available, at minimal cost, to speak at your functions on several subjects including veterans issues, Vietnam, the Medal of Honor, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and critical incident debriefings.
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