I became a corpsman in 1965, a marine (fmf) in 1967 with 1st Mar Div in Da Nang ,1st Med Bat. In my 22 months of time in country , I spent 3 months with 2/5 ,4 mos 1st Force Recon and 15 months with C Company 1st Med . from ChuLai to Hue,Laos to the coast. I loved my marines and they took care of me. A few purple hearts , 2 bronze stars and a silver star later ,I made the Navy home for 22 years. I will never forget the grunts and how proud I was to wear Marine Corps green.
Corpsman by training , a grunt by heart.