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.

Featured Marine/Corpsmen

Often 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 David Harbin.

Reunion Videos

From time to time we add a video or two highlighting our fun reunions.  Also are included from time to time videos that have been created and shown at our reunions.

Captain Ronald Drez

Ron Drez is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a former Captain of Hotel 2/5 Marines serving in 1968-1969. He is an award-winning, best-selling author and commander.

Buy his book HERE

See Ron’s Video Interview HERE

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 is available by clicking on the Learn More Button.

Current News

  • Barney (Dave) Harbin’s Memorial Service will be October 5, 2018 at 11:15am at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM, 87501  p.505-988-6400.  There will be a celebration of Barney’s life immediately following at Hotel Santa Fe; a full lunch will be provided.  Bring reunion sweatshirt.  Please notify Doc (Dennis) Noah by September 24 if you will attend for headcount purposes.  email:  dnoah2001@verizon.net