The Vietnam War
In April 1966, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division located at Camp Pendleton, CA deployed to the Republic of Vietnam. During the next five years the battalion participated in combat operations in Hue, Que Son, Phu Bai, Dong Ha,Phu Loc and ran combat operations out of their firebase at An Hoa. The battalion returned to Camp Pendleton in 1971, and in 1975 participated in Operation New Arrival, the relocation of Southeast Asian Refugees . . .
U.S. Marines in Vietnam 1954 – 1975
This is a nine-volume history of Marine Corps operations in the Vietnam War. A separate functional series complements the operational histories. Written from diverse views and sources, the common thread in this narrative is the continued resistance of the South Vietnamese Armed Forces, in particular the Vietnamese Marine Corps, to Communist aggression.
Each month we will feature a Combat Marine or a Navy Corpsman who served in Vietnam in Hotel Company 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. We introduce to you Joe Sonderman.
2018 Annual Reunion in Charleston
November 8-11, 2018
Gather your family and friends and meet us in Charleston, S.C. This event will be hosted by Joe and Lynn Sonderman. Registration, planned group events and more information will be available shortly!
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