50th Anniversary Of Arriving In DaNang

Sgt. Grit, I arrived in DaNang on Aug 26, 1966, 3 months shy of my 20th birthday. I still remember the flight from Okinawa and looking at my fellow Marines and wondering which one of us was coming home. Fortunately, most of us made it. I found this travel voucher from October 1966. read more

Marine Detachment USS America CVA 66 Reunion

Reunion – MarDet USS America CVA 66

The Marine Detachment USS America CVA 66 (early edition 1965-1969) will hold its fifth reunion in Norfolk, VA, our homeport 50 years ago, from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5, 2016. Contact Les Holzmann by email – lesholzmann@verizon.net, for details. read more

Going To Write The CG of MCRD San Diego

Our reunion, 3/3 Viet Nam era, was in San Diego a couple weeks ago. Of course we went to a Friday Graduation. Afterwards we had a few moments so I wanted to see if the EGA on the base theater was as shinny as I left in Dec 1965. You see our PLT. drew maintenance duty instead of Mess duty. read more