Stories and Photos

WARNING: These are true war stories from the most savage war of the 20th Century and some contain things that may upset those of a nervous disposition or those who are easily offended, and are not suitable for children under the age of 16 years.


The Marines call stories Scuttlebutt after the name for a water container used on a ship. Here Marines would gather to have a drink and would tell stories and salty sea tales. These became known as Scuttlebutt!
Click the folder icon for stories or photo icon for photos.

I am adding to this page as and when I can. I have many more stories to put online. If you want to send your story or photos to the project please go to the guide page and read the T&Cs

 

Stories via Contributors

 

Vern Arndt, G/2/5

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Barney Barnes, G/2/5

   

    Stories   

Carson Bartles, Force Logistic Command

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

John Bate, G/2/5

   

    Stories    

Andrew Blenkle, 7th Engineers 

    

    Stories                 Photos

 

William L Buchanan, G/2/5

    

    Stories                 Photos

 

James Burghardt, I/3/9

    

    Stories                 Photos

 

Le Thuc Can, Director of An Hoa Industrial Complex

   

    Stories    

 

James (Jim) Clark, 1st Lt CO I/3/9

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Chuck Cole, Forward Air Control Team

  

    Stories    

Hal Creed, 1st Recon

    

    Stories                 Photos

 

Mike Cunha,H&S Scout/Snipers, 3rd BN 1st Marines

  

    Stories    

Jack Cunningham, Combined Action Program (CAP)

  

    Stories   

John M Drummond H&S/1/5

   

    Stories                 Photos

Dale Dye Combat Correspondent

  

    Stories   

 

Bruce Eells, G/2/5

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Tim Elliott, 1st Motor Transport

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Ron Erickson, 5 Army Ordnance

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Mike Ervin, Golf Co, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines

  

    Stories   

Andrew R Finlayson, 1st Recon, Golf Co, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines

  

    Stories   

Arnoldo Flores, Golf Co, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

William H Foster H&S Co 2/5 81mm Mortar Platoon

   

    Stories                 Photos

Mike Harkins, BLT 2/7

    Stories                 Photos

 

Mike Harris, H&S 2/5

    Stories  

 

William ( Doc Hickey ) Hickey, HM2 USN

   

    Stories                Photos

 

Tony Hilliard Delta Com, 7th Engineers

   

    Stories                 Photos

Phil Hollar, TRC-97 Team

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Jim Hyland,1st Bridge Company, 7th Engineers

    Stories  

George W. Joseph, Mortars 3/11, BLT 2/7

    Stories  

Jerome Kaiser, 3/5 Supply

    Stories  

 

Ed Kirby, 3rd 155mm gun battery(Self Propelled)

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

"Doc" Jeff Lippincott, HM2 USN

   

    Stories       

Pat Lisi, E/2/5

   

    Stories       

 

Frank Lochli, D Company, 7th Engineers

   

    Stories                 Photos

Willard "Bill" F Lochridge, 3rd Tank Battalion, 1st Tank, CAP, & Reaction Force Commander.

   

    Stories       

 

Bill Mann, D Company, 7th Engineers

   

    Stories                 Photos

Joe Mack, Golf Co, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines

    Stories       

Patrick Mac McCrary, A Co. 1/5, 1st Marine Division

    Stories       

Robert 'Mac' Mcdowell, D/1/5

   

    Stories                 Photos

Don Mallen, C/1/5

   

    Stories       

Charlie G McMahon, H/2/5

   

    Stories              Photos

Clyde Mock, G/2/5

   

    Stories                 Photos

Dana Morgan, D Company, 7th Engineers

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

George D Navadel, I/3/9, M/3/9

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Karl Ostberg, Corpsman L/3/27

    Stories  

Doc Rabon, 1st Dental Company, 1st Marine Div

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

David Reed, HQ Bn Detachment, 1st Mar Div

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Jack Riley, 2d Squad 2d Platoon I/3/9

   

    Stories                 Photos

Fred Palascak, E/2/11, G/2/5

    Stories  

Robert E Peavey, 3rd & 5th Tank

    Stories  

 

Dennis Sherman, Marine Liaison Team USMC

   

    Stories                 Photos

Warren Stansbury, 3rd 155mm Gun Battery (SP)

   

    Stories                 Photos

Mickey Thomas, E/2/5

   

    Stories    

Walt Thompson, Ammo Tech

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Mike Wellington, 7th Engineers

   

    Stories                 Photos

Scott Williams, G/2/5

     Photos

 

William Withycombe, Whiskey Battery 2/11

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Charles B Wilson, H/2/5

   

    Stories   

Bill Woolier, 1st Recon

   

    Stories                 Photos

 

Thomas A Zangrilli, G/2/5 & H/2/7

    Stories  

 

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