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I served with the third Platoon under Lt. Lambert and Sgt. MacDonald and was one of their radiomen. I was wounded in Hue University during the “68 Tet Offensive. I am now lecturing on the Vietnam experience and about the battle of Hue City. I also lecture on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and show the differences between them and Vietnam. I would love to hear from all of the warriors who fought in Hue City. I hold them near to my heart always!
First I was on the USS Constelation for 2 yrs. Then 2/5 1 and a half yrs.
NAM 1967-68, YEAR OF THE MONKEY, USN CORP MAN, TET 1968 , HUE DO OR DIE, WENT MENTALLY BALLISTIC, ENDED UP DA NANG NAV. HOSP. PITCHING MAIL.
STILL WRAPPED A LITTLE TOO TIGHT, HOWEVER GOT MY DEGREE AND AM NOW AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER…………………………. TRYING TO FORGET TRYING TO COPE BUT WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. I’M SO SORRY GRUNT’S – BIG AL 696-22-57
Hospital Corpsman in the second platoon of Hotel 2/5 in 1967. Lt. Pendell was platoon leader, Staff Sergeant Beauqua was second in command in the platoon. The company commander (Captain), who has several gaping scrapnel wounds in his arms, was from Philadelphia, but ironically rang my doorbell in 1982 to announce he had moved here to Portland. However, I haven’t seen nor heard from him since that time. Base camp was An Hoa, but our platoon spent most of its time along the Nong Song River at the North end of the A Shau Valley.
Marty “Sloopy” Allsopp
Member H-2/5, 1966-67 RVN. Nickname of “Sloopy.”
Carlos D Armenta
Carlos “paco” Armenta hotel 2-5 an hoa/arizona territory, second platoon, guns(have guns will travel), looking for blindman, yokum, stewart, and the rest of second platoon, would like to hear from anybody from platoon or company
Frank D Armenta
I was a machine gunner with 3rd platoon in the battle of Hue. They called me paco. I served with Norman Estelle and Jim Campana under captain Christmas. Wounded february 14th 68. Gaines was my squad leader. If you know me or remember any of this please contact me..
I joined H 2/5 in Feb 69 in the Ar bad lands. After 2nd heart was shiped to SCI. I have alot of blanks. Semper Fi to all who were there!
I was a draftee in 1968 – finally after months of awol I decided to go against my beliefs in going to Nam being wrong and went. I got assigned to Hotel 2/5 1st. Mar. Div. in 1970 at An Hoa. I was just a grunt in Charley squad. and later in 60 motors.
Robert “Baldy” Baldwin
I served with H 2/5 01/69 – 07/69; was in Guns Jan. 69 on “Taylor Common” then reassigned to HQ July ’69, rotated Jan. ’70. Known to everyone as “Baldy,” with Hotel Guns. Semper Fi!!
Kenneth V Balletta
Part of Platoon #3036 graduated P. I. 11/67. On to Lejune then to Pendelton, before i arrived in Nam. Served with the 27th Marines at Khe Sanh, durning the seige, transfered out to the fightin’ 5th in the spring. Remained with the 5th until i rotated out. Semper Fi to all. Still proud of being a Marine.
I served with Hotel 2/5 ’68 – ’69
Served with Hotel Co. 1st platoon 10/1/68 to 3/7/69.Was known as Little Bit. If you served at this time with Hotel please contact me send photo.
William “Bill” Banker
Was with H 2/5 in 1968 – 1969 can’t remember the exact month. I like to hear from anyone. I know Al Breser was from Florida but don’t know what town. Like to hear from Terry Haggy, Carl Abernathy jr. I thank I have there names right.
Looking for marines I served with H Co. 1966-1967. I was in second sq. radio man. Landed in Chu Lai April 66. Went to hill 69 for sometime. Then north to Con Tien and DMZ. Got ambushed on the way. First sq. was killed. Caught 2nd sq. in killing zone. Killed 3 in my sq. LT. got shot. Later H Co. got hit my motors and only 8-9 marines left. Put us in H&S Co. and then went to 3/9 or 1/26 marines. Was with 2/5 until Feb. 67. I’m back with all my body parts thank God. Going to Phl. in Aug. for reunion hope to see some of my old marines I served with.
Hotel co. 2nd plt Oct 68 – June 69 0311
WIA march 07 / april 13 ,1969.
H 2/5 0331 PLT2 NOV66 DEC67
David “cracker” Betsill Sr.
Was with 2/5/H and E co in 67 and part of 68, KheSanh, Gloria, 881s, before being voluntered for Phoenix op, working with the little people and PRU’s, and the PIC station at the end of 25 TuDo St in BeinHoa.
Worked with civilian contract employees before discharge in 69. Returned in country 71-2, returned to SEA,RVN as a contract employee myself and worked out of the Duc Hotel, on s. TuDo street.Left VN in sept.72 after most contract employees were replaced .
WAS IN H-2-5 IN 1964-65
Served with First Platoon (1969-70) Alpha and Bravo Squad Leader. Platoon Right Guide.
I was in Nam early 1969 to early 1970 and was with 2nd platoon. I was pointman,radioman, and fireteam leader.I would like to here from any members who remember me. SEMPER-FI
Hotel co 68/69
Was with hotel from Oct. 68/Feb69 moved to H&S as S1 until I got my second heart then I became Bn mail man until I rotated. Great web site. Hope to hear from anyone that may remember me.
Served with Hotel Company 2/5 in Vietnam between August 1968 and September 1969.Also a life member of the 1st Marine Division Association. Several of have been getting together and having a mini Hotel 2/5 reunion during the 1st Marine Division Association Reunion which is held every year on or about August 7th. This year (2001) it in Orlando,Fl July 4-8 2001.
Hi served with the horrible hog from mar 70 to mar 71.was several places from an-hoa to arizona to LZ baldy and que son mts. Was on the last chopper (53) to leave An-hoa. Was 81’s FO, radio opp was Bill fron Ind. would like to hear from anyone that remembers, skipper was Capt. Moffett.
I got to Vietnam in August of 1968. I was assigned to Hotel Co 2/5 in the later part of August of 1968. I was wounded in Operation Henderson Hill on November 1st, 1968. I was hit 3 times by an AK-47 and choppered out to hospital. Ended up in The Great Lakes Naval Hospital, in Illinois, until I was discharged from USMC with medical discharge in May of 1969. I remember some buddies from Hotel Co 2/5 that I only knew as “Snake”,” Maggot”, & “Rat”. I remember a Sgt Parker & kinda remember him getting hit the same day that I did. My nick name was “DeadEye”. Have always thought of all those Marines that I served with in the Rice Paddies of Viet Nam in 1968, but never knew how to contact any of them until I recently found this websight.
Salute to my old company from Vietnam. When I was WIA 11-01-1968 & was air lifted back home to Great Lakes Naval Hospital for some recovery time. Any old H Co 2nd Bn 5th Marines from Sept 1968/ Oct 1968 out there??
Frederick “Rick” Bowling
Left Camp Pendleton with H/2/5 in 1966 and sailed aboard the USS Bexar from Long Beach for further training in Okinawa and then on to Chu Lai. Was with weapons platoon, guns. Was later transferred to H/2/7 and then a weapons instructor in ITR, then back to country with 3rd MP Bn, H&S Co.
I served with Hotel 2/5 April 1969 – April 1970
I served with H 2/5 1968 – 1969. Served with the best!
Served Feb. ’59 to Apr. ’63. Interested in contacting former members from same unit.
Hello, I drove an Ontos in Hue City in February, 1968 and was on the rear Ontos in the convoy the went into Hue with Hotel 2/5 on February 2, 1968, I remember meeting the Blind Man and his wife and some of the others members of Hotel 2/5 in Jacksonville in 2009.
I served as a platoon commander and XO with H//2/5 between Feb-Aug l969
Robert P Brooks
I was in 2/5 as the last transplacement battallion. We left the States in May,1965, arrived Okinawa and were redesignated 3/9. I commanded Co H for almast 2 years, then went to S-3 during the “stateside” cycle. I was a captain during my time with 2/5. I would like to hear from Marines who served with me.
With 2/5 ’87-91. Started out in sta plt then moved to armory, then on to Echo Co.
I joined Hotel 2/5 in March 68. Served as a machine gunner with both 2nd and 3rd plt.s 2 tours extended with John Ward.Tried to find his daughters but cant. Comming up on 40 years since I first had the pleasure of serving with some of you,and sharing with all of you the wonders the 5th marines had to offer.If anybody can help me I would like to know about Al Bresser, Dave Bishop, Merchent, Ledbetter. Al Gautschi who was also a gunner lives near me.
Served early part of ’69. Wounded in March along with several others. Attended 08 reunion in Ohio. Great Bunch of Guys.
Served w/ Hotel Nov 69 to May 70. Was company 81mm Forward Observer/radio op. Worked with all three platoons and Lt Greg Gingery, Arty FO.
Irvin Eugene – Gene Camp
I am trying to locate some of the grunts I served with in the Nam from May ’69 – March ’70
Oct. 67 to Feb. 68 An Hoa, Hue. I started in 3 rd plt, with Mayfield and holderman and o’flarherty. I was also with Lt. Lambert on radio and ended up with Capt. Christmas as one of his radio men in Hue City. I was wounded Feb.17 , ”68”
Wayne D Carr
Was In Hotel Co 1st Platoon October ’66 To Sept ’67. Curious As To How My Friends From There Are. Hello Mansel And John Witt. Also Doc Noah. Hope All My Brothers Are Well Take Care. My Nickname Was Wolfman Would like to know if anyonehas heard from John Witt. Want to congratulate all my Marines in 2-5 for a job well done Semper Fi!
HOTEL 2/5 JUNE62
I SERVED WITH hOTEL COMPANY, NOV 68-APRIL 69. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE ELSE WHO DID. I WAS RADIO MAN FOR THE ARTY FO TEAM. THANKS.
Served in the Republic of Vietnam from July-September in 1968. I was with H2/5 2nd platoon 2nd squad AR-man. Wounded for the last time on September the 29, 1968 at about 9:20 in the morning, acting as a blocking force. Spent two months NSA hospital in D ngan then to Cam Rahn Bay for a month or so, then on to Travis Air Force Base CA, then to Oaknoll Naval hospital for one year, then to the VA hospital San Francisco, for two and a half years at which time I was retired from the Marine Corps as a Private First Class with a 55% disability and am a permanently and totally disabled veteran and have donated my life as a veterans advocate for some 30+ years, veterans helping veterans. For those who fought for it, ‘Freedom’ has a flavor the protected will never know, Semper Fidelis.
WITH 2/5 DECEMBER 68-DECEMBER 69. HOTEL COMPANY IST PLATOON GUNS WITH SATTERFIELD,DELANDER,BAKER. LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING TO CORDISCO, COOPER, FINGLAND AND THE WHOLE GROUP.
M. “Chris” E Christians
Went over with 3/5 in Mar 66. Transferred to 2/5 at Hill 69. Started with E co, then to H 2/5. Went on a couple hour Sparrowhawk and ended up opening Con Tien. (left all my pers possessions at Hill 69 and never saw them again) Came to An Hoa in Oct 66 and was put in the S4, H&S. Rotated back to CONUS apr 67, just before the **** hit the fan. Was commissioned 3 times, never could get it right I guess. Retired in Feb 81 and have enjoyed life as a retarded Marine ever since. This web page made my day. Kudos to WEB MARINE. I’ve waited a long time to see something on the net about the greatest outfit in the Corps, 2/5!!! I’ve tried in the past to contact Marines that were closer than brothers to me back then and managed to locate a few.(Gary Deyak,Robert Crum,Chas Robinson,Mike Carey, Pat Blessing, just to name a few.) I have some pictures that I will forward, if anyone wants.
Anybody remember the Plt mascots we captured in Antenna Valley? (2d Plt H co 2/5). I would love to hear from anybody that I knew.
Tim “Doc” Cobb
Corpsman H 2/5 67-68. Served with H 2/5 7/67-7/68. 60mm, and all three platoons, one time or other. Hospital corpsman. An Hoa, Phu Bai, Hue(Tet 68′),2 purple hearts, 2nd tour USS America 72′. Swift, Essex, Hwy 1, Antenna Valley, Nong Son, Phu Locs/Phu Nons, Hue, etc. Graduated Duke University 77′, Physician Assistant, completed 20 yrs military svc, retired as Major, USAF Specialize in Orthopaedic surgery. Now live in Corpus Christi, TX with wife, 2 children, and many memories (good & bad). Glad to see your web page. Will never forget “my Marines”.
It was a real honor for me to be a part of the most decorated battalion in the Corp and I wish all Marines the best.
Jimme D Collins
It’s been along time, I don’t think you will remember me. In a way it was one of the most remembered times of my life, times I always remember.
I WAS ATTACHED WITH HOTEL 2/5 AT AN HOA IN OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1967. GOT WOUNDED ON NOVEMBER 6, 1967 DURING OPERATION ESSEX. I WAS A COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER WITH THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION.
Served 66-67 1st Platoon, Chu Lai, Tam Quoc, Dong Hoi, Anton Valley… Looking for a few fellow Marines – McCoy, Case, Leninger, Horton, Heisek, “Whittey”, and others. Semper Fi
I WAS WITH H 2/5 JOINING FEB 66 IN OKI. WAS TRANSFERRED TO CHU LAI DEFENCE CMD ABOUT 1 JUL OR SO. WAS WITH H 2/4 1969. Would like to hear from anyone from 2/5 – 66/67
William (Bill) Cooper
I was in 1st Marine division Hotel 2/5. Anhoa ’69-’70. Operations Muskogee Meadow , Forsy the Grove , and Pipestone Canyon . Arizona area. I worked in the rear in Supply after I was hit in the head. I’m looking for Chambers, Dasher, Baker, anyone who knew me.
I was with Hotel Co. 2/5 in Vietnam from Dec. 68 to Mar. 69. I arrived incountry in Dec. of 68, at the end Operation Mead River. I served with Hotel 2/5 2nd paltoon. I was a raidoman. WIA on March 7 1969 at the end of Operation Taylor Common
I was with Hotel 2/5 August 1976 – October 1979
I was with Hotel 2/5 ’68 – ’69
I was with 2nd Platoon, H-2/5 from April 1966 to January 1967.
I served with H Co. 2/5th Mar 1St MarDiv in August of 67 till Dec. 19 1967, was wounded in a mortor and gernade attack at Phau Bi, my name is PFC Raymond Csikortos.I dont remember too much about that night, was hopeing to find other Marines who served during that time.
John J Culbertson
I would like to thank Jerry Doherty, John Lafley, Wadley, Jessmore, Hamilton, Woodruff, Ybarra, and all of the other Hotel Marines I have seen since the war. Our country may be in grave danger now, but you brave men and your memory is the inspiration that gives me hope. I think you all were heroes even if your fellow citizens were too stupid to recognize it. We have to follow Capt. Doherty’s example and “Keep on keeping on”. Diane’s and our families’ prayers are with all of you always. John Culbertson
Gerald “Jerry” R Daoust
I was with 2/5 Battalion Supply in Vietnam March 1968 thru June 1969. Located first in Phu Bai, An Hoa and DaNang! Question? Does anyone remember my friend Herman Hesselschwardt nickname “Alphabet”? He was killed out side of Hue City.
I was a navy corpsman with Hotel 2/5 in Vietnam (my handle was “arbuckle”). I strongly support our Marines in the middle east. I would like to send something to a Hotel 2/5 corpsman to show my support, however I do not know “who” to send it to or a correct APO address.
I joined Hco at Margarita a few days before boarding the USS Bexar in Jan66. I was tranfered to I 3/1 in May 66 a few weeks after we arrived in country. I remained in the Corps and retired in 1988 after 23 years. I would like to hear from anyone that I was with in H Co and anyone who might know whatever happen to Allen Cherry, or C K Lightfoot.
I was with supply company. During Tet 1968 I and several others from our section were assigned to Hotel Co. I was there during the arrival into Hue city in Feb 1968 starting at the Medical School and going from house to house for the next 7-10 days until we reached the outskirts of the city. Then reinforcements replaced us. Michael Osuch kept me alive during the whole encounter. I went back to battalion supply and we moved back to An Hoa where I completed my tour.
I have recently been having problems since the invasion of Iraq and went to a VA consuelor for advise regarding post traumatic stress. She was very helpful however, she said we were in an area exposed to Agent Orange. Is this true?
I served proudly with Hotel 2/5 from 09/66-10/67. An Hoa, Quang Tri operations- prairie, union, Arizona, and Swift and many more. If any one remembers me please contact me. I try to remember everything but I have PTSD, I do remember Ken Johnson who was kia on 09/10/1967, we went on R&R together and I miss him dearly. I have also send an email to Doc Roger Ware, he has a roster that brought back some memories.-Thanks Semper Fi
I arrived in country in 6/67. We spent time at the coal mine (mid level on this hill), Phu Loc, An Hoa & Arizona Territory and running ambushes,and patrols in all three. Went on Operations Swift,Shelbyville, and Essex. Served under Capt. Bowers,a Lt. Pinkerton I believe(One good Lt.), Sergeants Ski, and Gibson. Ski & Lt. Pinkerton wounded on Shelbyville, Gibson KIA on Essex Nov 67. I as well served with Clarence Jackson who taught me the ways. He also sadly was KIA on Essex. Although alot is hazy I never truly forgot any of these true Bud’s.
I would like to get in touch with anyone who knew me in Nam.
For the guys who served with H 2/5 in Vietnam 1966 I’m trying to find anyone who knew my brother PFC RONALD D MILLER WHO WAS A RIFLEMAN WITH 1ST MAR DIV AND WAS KIA OCT 11 1966 I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT COULD TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT MY BROTHER AND IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS FROM BEFORE VIETNAM OR AFTER ANYTHING I WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ANYTHING PLEASE THANKS IN ADVANCE
I’m Shirley Desclos the wife of Arthur ( skip) Desclos who served in Nam from 66-67. he was with Co”H”,2ndBn,5th Mar,1stMarDiv. He was in the battle of Tuscaloosa in 67. I’d love to hear from anyone that served with him. He NEVER talked about NAM to his family. Skip died Jan.15,1999 from cancer do to agent orange. We have talked to James Kirschke about some of what Skip went threw in Nam but i know there must be much more. Skip and I were married for 31 yrs. We have 4 children…..3 of whom are boys and would love to know more about this part of there Dads life. Any info would be great.
WAS A MEMBER OF HOTEL 2/5 FROM AUGUST OF 66 UNTIL SEPTEMBER OF 67.THINK OFTEN OF SUCH GREAT GUYS I SERVED WITH SUCH AS LT. CHRISTIANS (CHRIS) WHO HAS CONTACTED ME.I WAS HIS RADIOMAN & WE HAD SOME VERY EXCITING MOMENTS TOGETHER. PEOPLE WHO ALSO COME TO MIND ARE SSGT.CHARLES ROBINSON,SGT.CRUM,CPL.DANNER,DOC WASHINGTON,CHARLES (LUCKY)BRITTON,SGT.SPENCER,CPL.FLEMMING & A VERY SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL NAMED DOC YOUNGMAN FROM COLORADO WHO WAS K.I.A. ON OPERATION TUSCALOOSA….A DAY I’LL NEVER FORGET.JUST WOULD LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO ANYONE WHO COMES ACROSS THIS SIGHT WHO MIGHT REMEMBER ME…GARY
Luis “Lou” Diaz
I wanted to submit a posting for a Vietnam veteran who was stationed at An-Hoa late 1968 through 1969. His name is Luis A Diaz, mortar man,2nd battalion, 5th marine regiment, Hotel Company. Operations – Taylor Common, Durham Peak. He would like to have his name posted in the hopes that he might hear from any who remember him from his time in Vietnam (He may be known as Lou rather than Luis.) (He mentioned a Steven Holly of Barttlesville OK., Casciano (NYC), and John Bore but was not 100% sure on spelling or hometowns. email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Corpsman with 3rd Platoon Hotel Co from June 1969 to November 1969, then served BAS in An Hoa and transferred to 1st Med Batt in Danang until flight to world.
Now I am a Technical Expert in Military Retired Pay at DFAS Cleveland
I was with Hotel 2/5 from Sept 1991 to Sept 1994. I was a Sergeant in the communications platoon.
I was with H2/5 from dec 1966-jan 1968 I was wounded jan 26 1967 on operation tuscaloosa [sp]. I was new incountry then and don’t remember to many of the guys . I got out of hospital in danang feb.25,67 after a couple weeks light duty I was back in field in march.
CO Compahy H 2/5 Oct 68 – Mar. 69
I served with Hotel Co 2/5 in Vietnam Jan 66 to Feb 67 Would like to talk to any marines– especialy hotel 2/5. E-mail or call or we an get together anytime.
In Aug 02 I found my plt comander Chris Christians on this web page and went to Pennsylvania at a Marine Corp League meeting and spent 4 days with him, you can’t imagine how great it was to see him after 36 years. S/F Marines
Attached Combat Correspondent to Hotel Co for Hue City fight and several other ops previous CO, Capt Christmas/CoGySgt Gy Thomas Fought with Hotel through south side WIA o/a 14Feb Great outfit Always close to my heart Was on the roof of the University when Maldonado (Radio Operator) was hit Helped evac him and several others Came into the city with Alpha 1/1 out of Phu Bai, then joined Hotel when they rolled in at Phu Cam Glad to be aboard.
Served with Capt. Christmas and Gunny Thomas as attached Combat Correspondent in south side fight, Hue Tet 68. Commissioned after VN and retired in 84 as Capt. Wrote a book about Hue titled “Run Between the Raindrops published in 1985. Currently operating
Charles R Eddy
Just wanted to let my fellow marines know that I have found Doc Ware on this site and since then we have gotten together twice, and the stories we have told. He has also helped me get my purple heart from the injury I received on April 22, 1967, plus a lot of other medals I didn’t even know I was intitled to get.He was like a brother in Vietnam and now he is also a great friend. I am still looking for Cpl. Thomas Glass, if anyone knows where he is or what has happen to him, please let me know. He also was in Vietnam in the time frame of Feb. 67 to Sept. 67. Sure would be greatful for any help in finding him.
I was a squad leader with Hotel Company 2/5 from 1/31/71 until I left in late March. I particapated in Operation Imperial Lake in the Que Son Mountains. I’d like to hear from anyone who was with the unit during that time. Thanks.
Served in 1st. machine gun team, 3rd. sqd. weapons plt. h-2/5 Jan. 64 to about March of 65 under Capt. R.P. Brooks.
I WAS IN VIET NAM 2DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 1966. MY TOUR WAS ONLY 4 MONTHS WHEN I WAS SHOT IN THE NECK, C-4 SPINE. A YOUNG BLACK MARINE HELPED PUT ME ON A HELICOPTER. THANKS MARINE-SEMPER FI…..
I served with h/2/5 from feb 68 til apr 69 (my first tour). Looking for a Charles edwards,wia at claymore pass around mar 68. Also looking for a Richard Santos (radio operator with company cp). Anyone knowing these marines please e-mail me. I was a 81mm radio operator with 2/5 during above time period. Last time I saw Rich was at phu bai when I shipped out to the “world”. ooo rah semper fi do or die. p.s. I remember Dale Dye.
served in 2/5 in an hoa from dec. 67 to feb.68. Does anyone remember Lt. Meyers?
I was in First platoon spent alittle over 3 months in the bush. Gun squad at first. Burton was my squad leader H. David Staterfield was the team leader and Elton Armstrong was our gunner. And don’t pass my e-mail around either thank you.
Jerry Pat Fowler
I was a member of H-2-5 from 3/65-6/66, when we shipped out to Nam. We became M-3-9 and wasthe DaNang area toward ChuLai. I have organized reunions for personnel of the Weapons Platoon that I have been able to contact and who were interested. We have had 6 reunions now that take place every-other year. The last was June 13-16,1999 near Payson, Az. I work for Raytheon Systems Co, a Defense Contractor. 310 Jamie Way
I served from January 1969 to March 24, 1969. Wounded on that day and flown to Da Nang then to Japan.
I arrived in Viet Nam with the advance party for Hotel Company 2nd. Bn. 5th. marines in april of 1966. Due to memory loss I cannot remember my platoon #. I was a Sgt. E-5 Platoon guide. I would appreciate any former Marines who might remember me to please get in touch, as I am unable to remember a single name of the Marines I served with.
Does anyone who was with Hotel in Okinawa prior to going to Vietnam have any of the company and platoon pictures we took before leaving? If so I would love a copy.
William (Bill) Frye
Need Buddy statement, my old records incomplete to prove Vietnam. But sure was put in there with those helicopters… (Rein) FMF
Served in Hotel Co., 2nd Platoon, 68/69. Would like to hear from anyone who served with me.
I am trying to locate a George Dietz who i believe was in “H” 2/5. I met him while i was in M. P. Co. Hdq. Bn. 1st. Mar. Div. from June’67-Oct.’ 67. His last known address was Fort Lauderdale, Fl. in 1992. Any information would be appreciated, as i have some photos to return to him. Thank You! Semper Fi!
Gregory W Gingery
I served as Artillery 2nd Lt.Foward Observer assigned from Delta Battery, 2/11 from Nov 69/May70 with Hotel 2/5 in the Arizona, Liberty Bridge and general a/o around An Hoi. Would love to hear from members of the unit, and from Capts Taylor and Moffett, and Lts Erins and Walters. Am in touch with Lt. Bob Turner, and radioman Chas Mc Coy. Semper Fi!!!
Was transferred from the Combined Action Program to Hotel 2/5 around August of 1970 before leaving An Hoa for LZ Baldy, and returning to Conus February of 1971. Can’t remember which platoon, but Tuggle was squad leader. Many good times, some bad, but will always remember Horrible Hogs of Humpin’ Hotel. Capt. Moffett was C.O. of Hotel 2/5 and I was assigned as the company driver before returning home February of 1971.
I served with Hotel 2/5 Feb 5, 1969
I served in the 1st platoon, Hotel company 2/5, 1st Marine division. Just found this site.. good to see names familiar with that time of my life and would like to hear from any of those still with us. Nickname, Speedy
Juan AKA John Gonzales Jr.
RETIRED MSGT 61/83 0369/5831 VIET NAM 66/67 K/3/3/3,H/2/5/1 EMBASSY DUTY 73/76 KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA JAPANESE RED ARMY ATTACK ,DRILL INSTRUCTOR 78/80 2ND BN, PRESENTLY LIVING 40 MI. S/W DENVER,CO 9,000FT IN THE MOUNTAINS. WORKING WITH THE DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS. WENT TO THE 3RD BN 3RD MARINES REUNION IN WASH. DC AUG 98 GREAT TIME.CAPT. DALE DYE I REMEMBER YOU ,CAME OUT TO INTERVIEW OUR PLATOON WE WERE GETTING A LOT OF ENEMY KILLS . SEMPERFI DEVIL DOGS.
Served in support of 2/5 as a combat engr with B company, 1st Engr Bn. Spent most of my time in the field with Hotel, but also did some ops with Fox. From 8/69 to 10/69 was TA with 2/7 on 3 fire support bases. Then back to lovely An Hoa for rest of my tour. Our company area was at the end of the air strip by the mess hall and 155 guns. Met some great guys that I will never forget. Semper Fi.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK TWO GOOD FELLOW Marines for contacting me.They are My fellowman Juan Bez & James Tochterman. It has been woundfull talking with them.I hope that I will hear from some more of My wounderfull brothers that I serve with in Vietnam with.So please answer me back.
An Hoa, Liberty Bridge, LZ Baldy 1970
640 Maple St., Apt#B
I served in 2nd Bn., 5th Marines April 1970-to 71
David “Barney” Harbin
I served with 3rd platoon under Lt’s Pindel, and Lambert, among others, and with fellow grunts such as Armenta, Estelle, Ball, Cannon, Laudolff, McDonald, Woodruff, Campana, Addesso, Lafley, Kirby, Stebick, Niece, Holderman, Mayfield, Parker, and corpsmen such as Noah and Mueting. Did Operations Union, Swift, Essex, Hue City, among others. Spent lots of time at An Hoa, the coal mines, Phu Loc 6 and to and from liberty bridge. We were a special breed!
Had a great experience at the Hotel reunion 11/2011 in Phoenix. It was awesome to reunite with guys like Dennis Noah and Norman Estelle who were with me in Hotel in 67′ on Swift, Essex, and Hue City. I was a 3rd platoon squad leader under Lt. Lambert duri
Served as massenger and fire team leader under (then) Lt J. J. Doherty. After brief illiness, transferred to H, 2,1. Was previously with M, 3,9 on okinawa and guard in Vietnam 1964.
I served with Hotel 2/5 Sept. ’68 – Oct. ’69. Served with 2nd Platoon and Mortars. Was on Hedderson Hill, Mead River, Taylor Common I & II, Arizona Territory, Ga Noi Island, Dodge City, Phu Loc 6, Phu Nons & Cu Bons.
Served as corpsman with Hotel 2/5, 1968, in and around An Hoa. Was the proudest time of my life. God bless you all.
Stephen (Steve) Harris
My nickname was “skinny Harry” and sometimes “Inc” (short for incoming). Got in-country just prior to Christmas “67”. Was in 1st Platoon of “H” Co. stationed @ An Hoa firebase.
Hello out there. I joined the 5th. when 3/27 went back to the world. That was Sept. 68 I stayed with the 5th. until July 69, extended and went to the Wing in DaNang. That was pretty rough compared to humpin through the Arizonas, QueSons, Phu Locs and all those other fine areas. Does anyone out there have info. on Al Bresser, Rick Wackle, L.B. McDonald, Tabu, Don Lowe, Bobby Dash, 6 Woody. Joe Pongetti, my memory is starting to fade if I had only known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.
I served as point man for Alpha Squad 1st Platoon between Mar. 69 through Mar. 70. I replaced Jim Parton as Squad Leader after he was killed. I am presently the Director of Veterans’ Rights NOW. I have a wife of 16 years. 4 kids, 3 girls and one boy and 4 grandchildren.
Herman Alo Hesselschwardt
We joined together and went to Nam together! I had to send his seabag home to his Mother. If anyone knew him I would appreciate a reply.
Hey Guy’s, New to this listing. Don’t remember a whole lot. Steped on mine on railroad tracks Arizona territory. Seeking John Fehrman, Baca, others from Hotel Co
Reported in to 2/5 81mm platoon nov 65 at Camp Margarita. Embarked on USS Bexar Jan 66. Disembarked Okinawa Feb 66.Trained at Camp Schwab. Embarked on USS Klymer Apr 66. Arrived Chu Lai RVN Apr 66. While at Chu Lai, I made operations Wyoming, Apache and Colorado. Left Oct for DMZ operation Prairie. Came to An Hoa Nov 66 and back to the world in Feb 67. Attached out mostly to Echo and Golf Companies. Would be happy to hear from anybody.
James passed away November 8, 2006, suddenly. Anyone who would like to contact his wife Janet, her e-mail address is below. James was laid out in his own bed in his uniform and buried next to their house in the Texas desert. He was a proud member of this
I served with H 2/5 1967 – 1968
I served with Hotel 2/5 1969
I was a replacement arriving the first part of May 65 and I was sent stateside in mid July 65.
I have to confess that I am not an official 5th Marines member. I was a radio operator for FO teams out of 2/11. We fired support for 2/5. I got hooked up with the Marines web page and got messages from guys in 2/5 who suggested I check the page for names I might recognize. Sorry I entered from the “back door.”
Looking for members of Hotel 2/5, 70 – 71
Hey my name is Calvin Howard, my dad was is Hotel 2/5 and i am pretty sure he was in charlie sqaud with guys named bruce campbell,”Doc”Davis, Chapman, Rice, Adcock, Jethro one photo I have and I have many is of them on Hill Farmer in July of 1970. If anyone might have known him then please contact me at email@example.com I have many albums from his tour there and I am sure some of you guys would love to see them.
With H 2/5 1966-67
I Would like to locate Marines that served in H-2-5 in 1961-62 that went to Okinawa in 1962-1963 as D-1-3.
Hotel 25 Capt. Moffett, Lt. Stafford, Gunny Ringer, GT Tuggle, Gene Stang, Frank K, Ed Schappard, Rick Jaskson, Gibson; cant remenber all the names. I was from New Jersey carried the radio secondary mos would like to hear from any of my fellow Marines. Someone call!
AKA Leechnuts, Papa Golf 2nd. Plt. H 2/5 67/68. Retired Letter Carrier
I served with Hotel co. 60 mm mortars 2/5 from Nov 67 to Dec 68. Married for 35 yrs. with two married daughters and one granddaughter. Love you all,
With H 2/5 1966-1967
Served with 106’s recoils rifle. I also was in the battle of Hue City.
I served as 1st platoon commander H/2/5 from July1968 to 30September1968.
I am the sister of Robert Ireland. He was known as HIPPIE. Does anyone recognize his name or knew him? He died 12 Mar 08 of lung cancer. As many Nam vets are, he was haunted by the memories of Nam. He was the only one of 97 men to survive an ambush.
Wayne (TABU) Jackson
In the field with Hardrick, Maggott, Wroten, Wackel, Hatton, Bresser, Lt. Mckay, Dash, Jay “250” Petersen, Peanut, Bobby Green, Tex, Blackston. I was in the 3rd Platoon. And proud of it.. Had the pleasure of being on some of the biggies, like Mead River, Taylor Common, Muskogee Meadow, Phu Loc 6, An-Hoa, over 50 combat patrols as both a fire team leader and a Squad Leader. Cleared Liberty road many a morning outside of Phu-Loc 6. Remember in great detail I lost my friend Donald Blackston, and I did make a trip to Washington to trace his name on the wall.. Feel free to contact me fellas.
Sammy “Jake” Jacobs
I was with H 2/5 68-69. I was in the first platoon, I was a squad leader, Barry Blue took over my squad when I was medevaced out in Jan. 1969. I know that a few weeks later the company was in a fierce firefight and alot of the guys were wounded or killed. I would like to hear from anyone that was in the unit.
Served with 2/5 during Tet ’68 in Hue city med evac to Da Nang Feb ’68.
I was in H-2-5, 1st platoon from early December, 1967 until I was Medavaced from Hue City, February 11th. I was known as chief. I have( Gunny) Thomas’ latest address if you want it. 787 Chalet Drive
Assigned to Hotel 2/5 2nd Platoon Guns 4/69 – 3/70. Would be pleased to hear from other members of 2nd Platoon. I have not contacted anyone since 1970, except for PJ Miller recently. I served with John “Rose” Kratzel, Don Schnitker, Tom Dickson, Bob “Spooky” Devine, Virgil Steward, Bob Woody, Nato, Woodfin T. Harry, Tom Slotkowski, Yokum, Mitch Mahoney, Sgt. Sonny Edwards, Ledbetter, and many other great MARINES.
I served with Hotell 2/5 4/66 to 5/67. Talked to Garry Woodruf and Lt. Pendel 12-2012. Brought back a lot of memories. Semper Fi.
1968 HUE CITY
I arrive in Viet Nam early Dec. 1967. I was station at An Hoa. I was in Hotel Co. I was wounded January 8, 1968. I was sent back to the state. I was in the hospital around 6 months. I wound like to hear from any one who was in H Company the same time I was in country. I do not remember what platoon I was in.
I joined Hotel in California, went to “Owkie” and trained. I the radio operator of 1st platoon and then the CO. I was on Hastings, Prairie, wounded at Tam Ky. I was with Cpl Lawson and Crowder when we got hit on the parade field. My picture is in Larry Burrow’s Vietnam Book. I’m the one sitting on the water can. I would love to hear from others who were there.
Martin “Doc” E Kelly
I remember Capt Moffett, Gunny? (sorry), Ssgt Covington-WIA (good friend), Sgt Brown-WIA twice (saved my life from walking into a boobie trap), Cpl “Hound Dog”-WIA (Pointman), Cpl “Peppy”-WIA (Pointman), & “Sonny”-KIA. I would appreciate anyone who remembers “Doc Kelly” to contact me. A few years ago the VA Docs diagnosed my bookoo years of medical conditions due to TBI, from that big boobie trap in the Que Son Mountains. I know you that were there that terrible day, remember. I thank God for the good times I had with my Marines in Viet Nam, and I have always been proud I served with the Marines.
I served with 81s from Jan to about June then went to Hotel Co 1st Platoon Charlie squad. I also did demo work when our engineer Paul Barger was gone. I was shot in Dec 69 and sent home. Am OK. Would like to here from some of you.
Like to talk to anyone from 2/5 1970&1971. Was on LZ Baldy, with 1/7 before they went home and 2/5 took over the hill. Have quite a memory of que son mountains and mon soon season.Played around in the arizona for awhile. Last part of my tour, spent time in alpha 1/1 in cap unit, quang tri province.
January 67 To April 67 , An Hoa
I joined Hotel Company 2/5 from 3/5, just before the Company went north on PRAIRIE, in early Fall,1966. I served mainly as 3rd Platoon Commander with Hotel throughout PRAIRIE. Then down to the AN HOA region, where we subsequently made MISSISSIPPI in antenna valley; and numerous patrols of all kinds.
On the first day of LINCOLN, my eleventh operation, on the last of my many combat patrols, I was severely wounded, and almost died, on January 9. My radio operaotr, Bob Meyer, was mortally wounded next to me. And our Platoon Corpsman, Jerry Holub, was ser
With H 2/5 Nov. 68 – Nov 69. I was 0311, later a Scout Sniper – 8541
“Doc” Hank Kleinot
I served with Hotel company as a navy corpsman from Sept. ’69 till maybe Aug.70
SERVED IN COUNTRY WITH HOTEL 3RD. PLT.70-71 AN-HOA TO LZ BALDY. WE GAVE AN- HOA TO THE ARVNS. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY DID WITH IT; ALSO HAVE PICTURES. I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING NAM MEMORABILIA FOR 20 YEARS AND HAVE A LARGE COLLECTION. I DO DISPLAYS AT SCHOOLS MAYBE I CAN DO SOME GOOD SO THEY DONT FORGET. ALSO WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM LOU ORTIZ ‘ JESSE MEHIA. HAVE MY OWN PERSONAL MUSEUM ON VIETNAM. GUESS I JUST CANT LOSE IT. WOULD LIKE TO LOCATE GUYS FROM H2/5 3RD. PLT 70-71. WELCOME HOME HORRIBLE HOGS. 78 Gabrielle Dr.
I served with Hotel 2/5 in 1967. Wounded Sept. 22 1967. Was in rockets
I was a scout/sniper with Hdqts Co. 5th Marines in An Hoa 1969-1970. I was attached to Hotel Co. for a couple of months in 1969 and would like to be in touch with anyone who might remember me or someone who just wants to talk about the good/bad times in the Arizona Valley. I am 6’5″ and went by the nickname of “The beak”.
I was with 2/5 at An Hoa. Looking for all all my buddies who serverd with me in 67-68 (toengs). love to here from you just talk to tom kanck tom kanik terry Toengens where in an hoa together my nick name whose ROSE tom got us togher so know I would like to fing you to see if your o.k. friend
Hi I was with H 2/5 2nd plt Jan 69 to July 69, nickname “rockape.” I would like to here from any one who remembers me. I would like to know if any one remembers Moore and Ledbetter. After July 69. Please let me know. Would like to find them. Great Site.
2nd Plt. 67-68; (1st Lt.);Hue City, Auburn, Essex, Shelbyville. Good to hear from everybody, again. I have been the REUNION CONTACT since 1983 for “H” Co. We have had a good time since. SADDLE UP! Get in touch if you haven’t ever or just in awhile. For you that have been in touch previously but not recently, your old address, etc. has long since been reported by the Post Office as “Forwarding Order Expired”. I need more current info. SEMPER FI !
With Hotel from Oct. 66 – Oct. 67. Was with Weapons – Rockets nickname “Total”- would like to hear from anyone who serrved with Hotel at the same time, lost track with Mohen (Steve), heard from SGT Mac but lost his number. If anyone has some pictures An Hoa or anyplace else I would really like to see them. GOD Bless all those who served.
John (Cowboy) Lafley
I was married shortly after I got back from Nam, I got 3 lovely children . Two boy and a daughter . 31.29 and 25 I have been a firefighter for 28 years. I have like all other firefighters have had other jobs I spent 15 years building swimming pools. I have had my own custom hays service,and have done alot of cement thru out the years. My wife of almost 30 years divorced me and I am currently single . I am seeing a lovely woman who I met on the internet . She is from Missouri and when I retire next year. She and I are planning to be Married.
Where they got the Cowboy from is that I am originally from Montana I used to Rodeo alot before and after I was in the Marines I plan to move back to Montana after retirement
Plt Leader H 1 with Robert “Rice Paddy Daddy” Pinkerd until Feb 13, 1968 when I was hit with the same round as Capt. Christmas and Lt. Kromer. After 5 days in the Navy Hospital in Phu Bai I returned to Hue’ and took over H 2 with Johnnie I. Miller. Stayed H 2 until transferred out of 2/5 at the end of July 1968.
John Charles Laudolff
I Was In 3rd Platoon, Cpl David “barney” Harbin Was My Squad Leader. I Was At An Hoa Until About The Beginning Of Jan 68. We Were Then Moved To Phu Bia. By That Time I Was Radioman For Lt Micheal Lambert. I Was Wounded In The First Night Of The Tet Offensive Near A Railroad Bridge Along Highway One. PFC Paul Carter Jr. Was Killed By The First Incoming Round. Sgt Guy Mcdonald Was Also Wounded That Night. I Am Proud To Have Served In H-2/5 And Thank God I Was Fortunate To Live Through It. Semper Fi.
Jonathan T. Lazarus
My buddy, Alvin Ellenwood, was in Hotel, 1969 – ’70, would like to hear from anyone that shared experience around that time. He’s a great guy, has his shit together and is a nurse in the ICU where I work. He said it’s cool to post his info, he’s off line for awhile ’cause he just got a house and hasn’t set up his computer yet. Jonathan T. Lazarus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was in 2nd Battalion 5th Marines Hotel company in 1968 from Mar to Dec. I was wounded on Dec 8 on operation Mead river. I am curious of the were abouts of the men that I served with. Hoping they are doing OK. Please e-mail any info. on the men.
I served with H 2/5 10/67 – 2/15/68
I served with Hotel 2/5 May ’70 – March ’71
I was with H 2/5 1969-70
1959-1961 During my four tour. Okinawa Camp Schwab was one duty station, stand-by in the Philippines prior to Viet. Floating Battalion Landing team in the southeast Asia area. Semper Fi, the Corp was a great experience.
I WAS WITH HOTEL 4/69-3/70 3RDPLT. LT ERINSWASP.C.IWOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE IT’S BEEN TO LONG
I served with Hotel 2/5 ’70 – ’71, 3rd Platoon “Guns” Squad Leader.
Well, I served with Weapons Company 2/5 from 1987 until about 1990 at which point I made a transfer to the air wing. I beleive at one time the Weapons Company was called Hotel Company. I was in the 81mm’s Platoon. It was some great times, both overseas, and in the States. Semper Fi!
I served with 2/5 June or July 1968 Hotel 2nd Plt
I served with Hotel 2/5 5/14/69 – 5/3/70
Robert (Bob) Maldonado
Wounded three times at Hue City, I was a radioman under Corporal Bob Meadows. My Lt. was Leo Myers. I’m looking forward to a reunion with both of them in October in Jacksonville, Fla. Hope more people Hotel Company guys get in touch so they can attend.
Please add Capt Maloney to the roster. He was killed in action while serving this great country and more importantly, the United States Marine Corps. He served in 2/5 two different times (’91, ’99 – ’00) and I knew him as 81’s platoon commander.
I was with Hotel 2/5 from Oct 67 thru Sept 68. Spent most of my time with the 2nd squad of the 2nd Platoon. I remember Tom Zangrilli, Mike Osuch, Jeff Wright, John Henry. We had some good as well as bad times. Would love to hear from any of these guys.
Served with Hotel 2/5 from 10/67 Thru 9/68. Met up with my people in Mayport 2002. Hope to meet up with more of you. I am the Blindman from the ” Horrible, Hungry, Horny hog “
I served in H&S 2/5 ’98 – ’01. Looking for some of my old buddies down at the Comm shop. Give me a ring (leave a message)!
I served with Hotel Company from July 1970 until H 2/5 left Vietnam around March or April 1971. At that time I was transfered to H&S 1/1 outside DaNang. I was part of “little whiskey” 60mm when with Hotel Company. My company commander’s name was Captain Moffett(not sure of the spelling).
I served with E 2/5 1970 – 1971. I’m looking for a few buddies to contact.
69/70…. Arizona Territory area
I SERVED WITH HOTEL 2/5 IN VIET NAM FROM JAN 1967-FEB1968. I WAS AWARDED THE SILVER STAR AND PURPLE HEART FOR ACTIONS ON FIRST NIGHT OF TET. I WAS THE PLT SGT 3RD PLT. I RETIRED FROM THE CORPS IN AUG 1983. I WAS CALLED INTO THE MINISTRY ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO. WE HAVE A STORE FRONT CHURCH AT THIS TIME, BUT HAVE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR LAND AND ALSO A 100 x 50 FOOT METAL BUILDING. WE HAD OUR OFFICIAL GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY LAST WEEK, I WISH TO ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS OF 2/5 TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COST OF ERECTING THIS CHURCH BLDG. I BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS SOME MARINES OUT THERE THAT CAN MAKE A SMALL AND SOME THAT CAN MAKE A LARGE CONTRIBUTION TO THIS ENDEVOR. GOD LAID IT ON MY HEART TO ASK MY BROTHERS TO HELP IN ANY WAY THAT THEY COULD AND WOULD. I KNOW THAT IT SEEMS ODD FOR A MARINE TO BE A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL BUT IT SHOW YOU THE WONDER WORKING POWER OF GOD WHO WOULD TAKE AN OLD RETIRED JARHEAD AND USE ME IN THE MINISTERING HIS WORD. GOD WILL BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU. ANYONE THAT FEELS LED TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION CAN MAIL TO THE CHURCH OF UNITY 112 TURNER AVE FITZGERALD, GA 31750. GOD BLESS ALL OF MY BROTHERS AND THANKS FOR ANY AND ALL HELP!!!
Just like to say high to all the guys that stareted it all. I was among the men of H 2/5 that left Okinawa in April 1966 and boarded the USS George C. Clymer for an ocean cruise to Chu Lai. Anyone remember our first night, on the beach. Then being sent to Hill 10, only to be greated by S/Sgt Guiterrez the next morning (after our first firefight). I still remember him climing the hill and yelling “Good Morning Veterans.” I remained with H 2/5 until March 1967, 14 Operations later WIA Opeation Tuscaloosa.
I got to vietnam in Feb. 1968. Left as a WIA on Dec.8 1968 while on operation Meade River. I remember the Arizonas, QueSons, Phu Locs plus all the other op,s we were on . Like any infomation on Danny Seay if i can get it . I was with W. Bill Morrison and L. Holderman , he was my squad leader then he left and B. Morrison became the squad leader. He was KIA on Nov. 1, 1968 and i took over as squad leader till i became WIA on DEC.8 1968.
Charles G McMahon
H 2/5 Nov. 67 thru Aug. 68. 69-3rd CAC, H-5, H-6
Recently attended the 2001 Hue City weekend put together by the crew of the USS Hue City. Recommend this event highly for those of you who have not attended this moving ceremony. The young sailor warriors truly enjoy meeting veterans of the Battle.
I served with Hotel 2/5 ’63 – ’64
My nickname was sugarbear. I was in the 1st plt. H2/5 67 to 68. I was a squad leader in the 2nd squad 1st plt. I was wounded (3) times while in the nam. Last operation is most Hue City. Still looking for Marines who served with me. I have been to some reunions and to the USS Hue City. Would love to hear from anyone. I have a list of men and dates kia or wia.
Joined HS May ’67 joined Hotel around Sept. ’67 transferred to, recon Bn Dec. 15th ’67. AM trying to locate Maj. Robert Layer who was COCO Hotel then Bn S3
Anyone out there know where he is?
I served with Hotel 2/5 ’67 – ’68. Anyone knowthe where abouts of Capt. Jerry Doherty?
P. J. Miller
Assigned to hotel co. 2/5 1969-1970 i was assigned to 2nd platoon, I became Charlie squad leader. I would like to hear from other members of charlie squad and 2nd platoon and other members of hotel co. Who remembers me. Looking for my bros Lt.Turner, SSgt Green, Carl, Steward(Stewwy), Devine(Spooky)Gunners
Lost contact: Mannix, Nato, Woody, Glick, Tsosie, Toledo, Lewis, Oldham, Bogan, Carter, Carroll, Wade, Kendrix, Doc, Garcia, Rice, Moeller, Kanik I’ve got alot of pictures. Proud and honored to have served with the best men in the world,
Richard (Mike) Miller
Proud to have served with Hotel 2/5 December 68/May 69. WIA, 11 May 69 with Armstrong, C. D. Armenta known as Paco and 2 or 3 others. Have one photo of Gill washing my hair on Hill 55? – where the sniper would shoot at us. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Served with A squad 1969 – 1970. WIA 5/70. I would like to hear from anyone I served with during that period.
Winfred (Fred) Moore
Was with H 2/5 4/68 to 1/69, was known as “Doc Moore.” HM3…
JOINED H CO1ST PLT OCT 196. RAN ROAD SWEEPS, TO PHU-LOC BRIDGENIGHT AMBUSHES,PARTICAPATED IN OPERATION ESSEX NOV1967; SPENT TIME IN THE HOSPITAL 1ST MEDBN DANANG. RETURNED TO AN HOA DEC JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS WAS TRANSFERRED TO 3/5WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SURVIVERS OF ESSEX. I AM HAPPILY MARRIED AND HAVE HELD SAME JOB FOR 28 YRS SEMPER FI TO ALL MY BROTHERS
hi i served in 2nd platoon hotel company from oct 1967 to june 1968 at an hoa and phu bi nick named medivac.
Arrived May ’69, 0311 MOS, 0341 Kingfisher Op Liberty Bridge. Assigned to H&S Bn., Supply. Back to World on the USS New Orleans late ’70.
Lonnie, Stephen’s sister, would like to hear from anyone who knew Stephen. Call or e-mail.
I was with Hotel 2/5 11/68 – 09/69. Was TACP radio man probably called in your med-a-vac. Like to here from anyone from that time. Enjoy everyday.
Served with C 1/26 at Cobb bridge until they went home in early 1970. Then served with Bravo squad 2nd Plattoon Hotel company 2/5 till going home in January 1971.
Was with Hotel 2/5 2nd plt. 10/67 to 3/68 spent many days & nights on ambushes mine sweeps An HOA TO PHU LOK. Major Operations Essix,Hue City TET Stand out vivedley.Co’s were Captain Bowers,Captain Christmas.Tje finest of leaders I’m proud to have searved under there command.Because of there lesder ship and the men around me I made back to the states.
Just a note to the fellas Larry “triple Nickle” served with. He lost his fight with liver and pancreas problems last summer. I believe he is resting in the Veterans Cemetary in Jacksonville NC. One of the finest friends I ever had. A very proud Marine Vie
Served with Hotel 2/5, 67-68 2nd platoon, MOS 0311, wounded in Hue city 68.
Dennis “Doc” Noah
I served as a Corpsman with Hotel (mainly 3rd platoon) from May 1967 to December 1967. After my tour with Hotel I was with BAS 2/5 in An Hoa and Phu Bai until May 1968. There is never a day in my life that I do not think about the Marines I could not save. May God hold them close-Semper Fi.
John Thomas Nowak
I am trying to find anyone who knew PFC John Nowak who was KIA on March 16, 1970. Anyone who has any pictures or has info about what he was like, I would appreciate it very much. I am not a family member. He was from my home town. I am putting together a memorial profile of him on togetherweserved.com. Semper Fi, Kevin Sadaj, USMC 89 – 93
I’m adding my uncle’s name to the member list. He went on to guard Heaven’s streets in 2000. He was part of the Transplacement Battalion in June 1961 to 2/9 in Okinawa. I would love to hear from anyone that knew him back then.
Dan (Okie) O’Connor
I was on this site for several years. Asked to be taken off this site when I was going through some tough times with the devils of Nam. The phone calls did not help handling the demonds. I can now accept the fact I made it and so many of my brother Marines did not on Essex. Would like to hear from the men of Hotel 3rd Platoon. I just finished reading ” Road of 10,000 Pains ” by Otto J. Lehrack. This is the best book anyone could raed about the Marines in 1967 in the Que Son Valley. The cover is of Essex. Every operation in the valley in 1967 is in the book.
Mark “Ollie” Oliver
I was with Hotel Co. from Jan. 69 until my med-evac on Oct. 30 69. I was riding in the jeep that “Kelly” was driving. I was on my way back to the bush after my R&R. If anyone out there knows the names of the other two Marines that were in the jeep with us, or how to contact them, I would be forever in your debt. This has to do with long forgotten awards that were to be given. Now that we’re getting on in age, my grandchildren are after me to see whatever happened to them. Who knows, it may even help me to finally “come home”
Hospital Corpsman with Hotel Co. and BAS 2/5 from May 67 until Jan. 68. Stationed at An Hoa and the coal mines at Nong Song.
Served in Viet Nam at An Hoa 1966 – 1967, when transfered from India 3/9.
Served 22 Nov 67 to Oct 68. Machine gunner usually with 3rd Platoon, Hotel Company..
I AM ROY PARKER I WAS WITH H 2/5 FROM SEPT 68 TO JAN 69 .I WAS ON MAMELUKE THRUST SUSSEX BAY ,HENDERSON HILL,MEADE RIVER,I GOT HIT ON TAYLOR COMMON. WE WERE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE .ANY HELP SURE WOULD HELP. ON 28 AUG 68 WAS WOUNDED. 13 JAN 69 RETIRED 1 MAY 69 . I NOW VOLENTEER AT THE RALEIGH N C VET CENTER . I AM THERE ON THURSDAYS . WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS THERE WITH ME. THANKS, ROY
I WAS WITH H 2/5 FIRST PLATOON FROM 1968 THRU 1969. I GOT OUT OF THE MILITARY IN ’70 AND ENLISTED IN THE ARMY IN ’79. I HAVE JUST RETIRED FROM THE ARMY.
I was with 1st Platoon, Hotel 2/5 from February 1970 until April 22, 1970 when I stepped on a land mine and had my left leg blown off at the knee. My right leg was amputated below the knee later that day in the DaNang Naval Hospital. I was transferred to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital where both legs were later shortened to allow for skin to cover the stumps. I walk with artificial limbs..
Abe Pena Jr.
Was with Hotel 2/5 October ’68 to April ’69. Point man and later squad leader, called “Peanut.” Three Purple Hearts & Bronze Star.
I was rifleman with Alpha squad in Vietnam – 1970, and took over as squad leader after about four months of walkin’ point.
Today, I’m an accredited/certifed Veteran Service Officer – so if you need any free assistance with veterans benefits or claims, I’ve still got the point. – Eddie
Jay A Peterson
Jan. 69 through Jan. 70. I started as radio operator for 1st squad, 1st Plt. With Hotel for most of 69 as a radio operator either at the squad, platoon, or company level depending upon the luck of others. Spent some time at the end of my tour at Battalion with Major Driver. Jim Hayden has loaded some of my photos onto his page and done a great job. He has more so contact him if you think you are in any of them. Semper fi.
I with H 2/5 Aug ’68 – Sept ’69. I’d like to hear from anyone who knew me back when – – – –
Was with Hotel 2/5 ’70 – ’71. 7th Marines pulled out to H 2/5
I served in Vietnam with Hotel Co. 2/5 in 1966. I was injured in the Chu Lai/Red Hill area on July 17, 1966 and transported back to the states. At that time, a fellow Marine beside me was also injured. I would like to hear from Marines who served with me.
April-Nov.69. Marble Mountain and An Hoa. Would love to hear from other 2/5ers. Looking for Bruce Perno who I haven’t seen in 35 years.
I served with H 2/5 Oct. ’68 – Sept. ’69, 3rd Platoo, 4th Squad, 4th Fireteam. Looked forward to going to the H 2/5 reunion in August ’08!
Ted “Doc” Ralls
Late 1969 to early 1970. An Hoa, Arizona, Bridge on the Perfume River. Lt Stafford,SSgt. Bell, Hotel 2/5 3rd Plt. Don’t remember much. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me, went by the name “Doc Ralls”.
L.Z. BALDY SOUTH VIET NAM
1970-1971 AN HOA AND BALDY H & S CO
CANT REMEMBER WHAT TIME FRAME WITH H/CO DO REMEMBER CAPT POOLAW PEE WEE JOHN BUTLER IF I REMEMBER RIGHT CAPT POO GOT HIT ON HILL 29 SLIM LOST HIS PINKY ON THE 60MM WE HAD ALOT OF KIA THAT DAY.DOES ANYONE REMEMBER ME S***BIRD, L/CPL E RIOS USED TO SING ALOT. GOD BLESS
Oliver “Ben” Roberts
I was a PFC “TAD” from “Delta 2/11” to Hotel 2/5 (Horrible Hog) the later part of 1970 and spring of 1971. I was on the “Arty” FO team in the headquarters platoon. My handle was “Twiggy”. We operated in the hills between “An Hoa” and “Mt. Baldy” in the “Quang Nam” Province. I think the “CO” was Capt. Black. I am looking for a friend who was “TAD” with us also, who I think called in AIR Support, his name escapes me tho I have his photo, he was an Italian from New York. Also one of the Forward Observers at the time Sgt. Ron Hellie. I would correspond with anyone else who might remember me or either of the men I refered to. Thanks everyone
Bonnie Wade Rogers
My father John Wade was in Hotel 2/5 in Vietnam from 1968-1970 and was from Massachusetts. I’ve met another man in his division years ago named Pete Labbe. I have a magazine that had some other names of men he served with and I have a picture of a H/2/5 reunion in November of 1983. Also inherited some pictures from Vietnam that were taken there of my dad’s. I was wondering if anyone remembered my father? I am trying to piece together his life. My dad passed away in August 1992 but he is memory lives on still. He had 2 children (my and my younger sister). Any info you can provide is very helpful. Please email me at: email@example.com. Thank you.
I served with Hotel 2/5 3/66 – 3/67
I’m trying to find people who served with my brother, he was killed while serving in vietnam of oct. 1966
I was with Hotel from May ’69 – Sept ’69 as a medic – Doc Rod. LZ Pony stands out in my memory as the “Lt.” and I captured a gook along with 1st Platoon!
I served with Hotel 2/5 Nov. ’68 to Nov. ’69
I was with H 2/5 late April ’69 to Dec. ’69, 1st Platoon, 1st Squad, 1st Fireteam.
MY UNCLE SAL SANCHES SERVED WITH H2/5 IN PHUE BIA.VIETNAM.I’M NOT SURE IF THAT’S HOW SPELL IT. BUT ANYWAY HE WAS CALLED OUT TO GO HOME AND BURY HIS BROTHER SSG.RAYMOND I.GARCIA WHO WAS KIA IN QUANG TRI.PROV.SOUTH VIETNAM ON 5/26/68 AFTER THAT HE ASKED TO GO BACK TO VIETNAM. BUT THEY SENT HIM TO HAWAII.HE DOES NOT OWN A COMPUTER SO HE ASKED ME TO SEE IF I COULD LOCATE BUDDIES FROM HIS UNIT H2/5 SO MARINES CAN YOU HELP ME?THANX LOUIE VILLASANA PH#423-332-3652
HEY THIS SAL SANCHEZ DON’T CONFUSE ME WITH THE OTHER SANCHES. I WAS WITH 1ST.PLATOON H/2/5/1 MOS 0311 BUT WAS LATER CHANGED.WE WERE @ PHU BAI WHEN I WAS CALLED OUT TO GO HOME AND BURY MY BROTHER SSG.RAYMOND GARCIA WHO WAS KIA IN QUANG TRI ON 5/26/68 IF ANY YOU GUYS REMEMBER ME PLEASE E-MAIL ME.SEMPER FI BROS
Served with 3rd Platoon Hotel 2/5 in Vietnam in 1970 thru 1971.
Hello to all my Marine Brothers who served in Fox company 2/5. I served in weapons platoon as A 0331 from Aug 78 to April 81…
I served in Hotel 2/5 1967 – 1969
Transfered from the 7th Marines to H 2/5 1st platoon towards the end of Hue city, Feb. 1968, Medivacted off of train tracks near Hiway 1 in Aug. 1968. Served with Earnest Zipeda, “doc” Gary Seabaugh, Monty, Kirk, Smitty (radio op.), R.G. Miller and others. Hey ya’ll, hope your well. Git in touch..
I served with Hotel 2/5 1st platoon from March 1970 to June 1970. I was wounded on a mission in the Arizona territory and Medivaced to the states. An Hoa was our rear area I spent time with the platoon on road watch and ran patrols in the Fonons,I think thats how you spell it, and football island. We walked back toAn Hoa from our roadside camp and then went on in country R&R and then went on the mission to Arizona territory where I was wounded by a booby tray on a burial mound.
Hi, everybody. Served with Hotel from August ’68 to January ’69. Medicvacd back to the states; had a bad case of the crud and my feet got rotted. Does anybody remember me out there? Does anybody remember LB McDonald or heard from him? Would like to hear from someone. Please contact me.
66-67 An Hoa, Hue, Con Tien. I was in weapons platoon, SGT. Looking to reconnect with some of my old bros just to find out how everyone is doing. Anyone heard what ever happened to “maffery” i think that is his spelling…or garcia? both m-60 guns… Semper Fi always!
Service in Viet Nam. Located Chu Lai and Danang areas. Was Corpsman attached to the Marine Corp.
I was with H 2/5 May ’69 – March ’70
I served with Hotel 2/5 April 1968 to May 1969. Looking for men who served during the time I served who were in Weapons Platoon.
I was with H 2/5 1967-1969. They called me “Hillbilly” (because I was from W. VA). Some called me “Smedley Butler.” If we were buddies call or e-mail me. I salute you!
Dan “Black Hawk” Gene Smith
My name is Dan Smith and i was the radio operator for the first platoon from late January 68 till mid March 69. these are some names i remember Doc Seabough, Terry Haggy, Mark Schrimpf, Pennycook, Lt. Inman, Jimmy Burton(KIA), Zip short for Zippada. Melvin Johnson. does anyone remember the Lt. with the big handel bar stash. i would enjoy hearing from any one who can help me put more names on my list.
My call sign was Black Hawk I served as 1st platoon radio operator and CO. radio when needed. i have found a few people that made it but as a radio man you put them on a choper and never new who made it. I have found Lt. Inmen and Mark Schrimpf; any one e
I served with Hotel 2/5 1967 – 1968
Served with company during Tet ’68 in Hue. Wounded outside the Phunan’s village complex the same year after moving into Attena Valley. Hospitalized in Great Lakes and returned to ‘Nam the following year. Some might remember me as “Snake”. I was the company scout.
I received word from Donald Snell’s wife that Don passed away June 4, 2013. His obituary can be found at: http://retzmemorials.com/obituaries/donald-r-snell-age-65-of-choteau/ Don served with Hotel Company during Hue. Can you please update his info on
This feels a little spooky. Smedley D Blooper reporting back from civilian life. Curiosity has a hold on me and I am hoping you guys are still out there and doing good. Drop me a line. Let me know.
I was with Hotel 2/5 one bravo from May of 70 to March of 71. Being gung ho and packing the M79 earned me the title, Smedley D. Blooper . Sure would like to hear from the guys I spent the most intense year of my life with.
Chester Jr. Sobczak
I was with Hotel 2/4 from July 69 until Nov 69,up in the D until they went home then I went to B1/26 from Nov.69 until March of 70, went to H2/5 from that point until I left country in July 70. I have some pictures of liberty bridge alpha squad. I would like to find Douglas W. Honneycut, (Doug) last known address Corpus Christi, Texas.
I started out with the Fourth Marines in the D it was H2/4, after they went home I went down to the 26th Marines I was in B 1/26, and when they went home I went to the 5th Marines, there I was with H 2/5, I came in country July of 69 was with H2/4 from th
This is for Hickey, if I am right you had a twin brother in Hawaii and when I went on R&R you asked me to look him up, which I did.
If you remember this and if it is you please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would like to shot the bull with you.
If you remember Taco he passed away on 11-7-07, and if you remember Doc McNulty he got killed in the Nam on 8-9-70.
Hope to hear from you.
Chester (Chesty) Sobczak
I was with A squad in1970, did you get it off of Liberty road, step on a land mine.
Also did you have your picture taken with the squad before you got it, I have that picture hanging on my wall.
Would like to hear from you, my e-mail is email@example.com.
I served with H 2/5 from Oct ’68 thru May of ’69 at which time I rotated to the BAS. Was a corpsman with the 3rd platoon. Nickname was Doc 250.
The H2/5 reunion was be held in Philadelphia November 8-11 2013. For information please email Joe Sonderman firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 614-294-2328
I was at LZ Baldy with Charley 1/7 from 3/70 until 10/70 and then went to Hotel 2/5 until 2/71.
Sept 67-68 Ah Hoa Phu bai Hue City
I served with H 2/5 1957 – 1958
Willie Popcorn, Nam, 1968-1969
I served in Weapons 2/5 ’97 – ’00. We will never forget Capt Maloney.
I served in 2d plt. H Co. 2 Bn, 9 Mar., redesignated H Co., 2 Bn., 5th Mar. on 14 July 16. On return to States from Okinawa, transferred 25 May 62.
I served with Hotel 2/5 May ’69 – June ’70. Part of “Buckling Bravo” Squad, then took over the Company radio for my last couple of months in-country.
Charles “Bo” Stroupe
I am proud to have a member of horrible, hungry, horny, Hotel 2/5. Hue was 35 years ago this year. I would love to hear from my fellow Hotelers from 1968.
70-71 Member of horiable hog company under Capt.Moffett. Med evac for malaria in 70 returned later and left Vietnam with the Bn. on the USS Dever to Camp Pendleton.
Hotel Co 3rd Plt Guns 1970/71 Semper Fi 15 years Sober AA Retired Minnesota Air National Guard,I was a a Flying Medic on a C-130 during the Gulf War. I Ride a 2001 Harley-Davidson Road King, Ride with a Christian Motorcycle Club the Bond-Slaves we share the Good News of JESUS CHRIST to all we met on the road of life!!! GOD COUNTRY CORPS SEMPER FI means All Ways Faithful that is just what GOD is! Yes JESUS Loves YOU Really look at the Cross, that is. Semper Fi.
Assigned to H 2/5 at Camp Eagle, Hue Phu Bai. An Hoa. Was a 0331 Machine Gunner and was in Operations: Houston IV, Marmeluke Thrust, Henderson Hill, Meade River and Taylor Common. In and around Horeshoe, Dodge City, Arizona Territory, Cu Ban, Phu Nan, My Loc and The Alamo. It’s hard to say who would remember me. So many wounded and KIA that I hardly made friends. The only friends I do remember were Cpl. Dale Keller and LCPL Will Perdue both KIA.
Michael (Mike) Taylor
I was with Hotel 2/5 Sept. ’68 – Oct. ’69. Spent most of my time as company clerk & some in the bush. Worked with Carl Abernathy (Abe), Mobray, Sgt. Banker, etc.
I served in 1965, 1966, and 1967 at Camp Pendleton (Camp Margarita), Okinawa (Camp Swab)and in Viet Nam. I was in chu lai and later up north with Hotel 2/5. I would like to hear from anyone who was with the 5th during those years. Anytime really!
I served with Weapons 2/5 2004 – 2005, Whiskey 3 under Lt. Callahan
I am a snowbird in Florida from Nov thru May and live in Sea Isle City NJ from May thru Oct. Retired as Sgt Major in 1988 after serving 30 plus years in the Corps. Served as Co Gunny Hotel 2/5 Dec 67 thru April 68 then served at Bn S-3 and Regt.as asst. Op chief thru Dec 68.
Many fond memories Usually attend the USS Hue City reunions on the anniversary of Tet.Looking forward to hearing from anyone.
Just checking in found your site was with H 2/5 67
James (Taco) Tochterman
Came to Hotel Company in March of 1970. I came from bravo company 1/26 1st mar div. before that I was with lima company 3/4 3rd mar div. I was assigned to 2nd platoon. I became alpha squad leader. I still an in touch with JAUN BEZ 1ST PLT. PJ MILLER 2ND PLT, CHARLIE SQ LEADER, CHESTER SOBCZAK 2ND PLT ALPHA SQ. AND FRANK KOERBER 3RD PALTOON.
Webmaster note: Chester Sobczak (see his info above) notified us that James has died. May he rest in peace – Semper Fi!
I was in 1 Bravo. 4/69 – 3/70. At An Hoa. Some called me “Terrible T”. Seems like I spent most of my time walking point. Carried an M-79 for a couple weeks and humped a Prick-25 on Op. Durham Peak for a couple weeks. Back then I had blonde hair and 6’4″ tall from St. Louis MO.
Served as 2533 radio/telegraph operator with battalion until sent down to Hotel on or about June of 1967. Was radio operator for Capt. Christmas until rotated. Was awaiting transportation when Capt. Christmas was brought in wounded.
Van A. “Al” Treska
I arrived at An Hoa in Dec 67 on the same C123 Provider with 2nd Lt. Mike Lambert and GySgt Frank Thomas. I was assigned to 3rd platoon where I became friends with Joe Flaherty from South Boston who died about a year ago. After moving up to Phu Bai with the battalion in Jan 68 I was wounded two weeks before the Tet offensive broke out and medivaced to Guam. After returning to Vietnam in Apr 68 I was assigned to 1st platoon. In Apr and Jun 68 1st platoon operated along Highway One near the Troi River Bridge. The only designated operation that I took part in was Operation Baxter Garden in Apr 68, a seven day sweep of villages and sand dune terrain in the Hue-Phu Bai area. In May 68 I volunteered to attend Vietnamese language school and was send to Camp Butler on Okinawa for four weeks. What a break/skate that was! In Jun 68 I volunteered for the Combined Action Program and was sent to the CAP school at My Khe (aka China) Beach in DaNang in Jul. I finished the last five months of my tour with a CAP unit south of Chu Lai. In Apr 94 I returned to Vietnam with a group of CAP veterans. I have made six trips back to Vietnam since then. I was married to a Vietnamese woman in Saigon in Jul 96 and ironically enough, we honeymooned in Hue. I have been with the Detroit Fire Department for 21 years. Currently serve as a lieutenant in the fire marshal division.
I was with H 2/5 Feb 1968 – Aug 1968. Served as M-60, M-79, 50 Cal. & Rockets (L.A.W.L.S.), Squad Leader.
I served as 2nd Platoon Cmdr in Hotel Co. 2/5 from September 1969 through February 1970. Would love to hear from anyone who served in Hotel Company during this period.
Did any of you serve with Ronald Darrell Miller in the summer or fall of 1966? Ron was KIA on October 11, 1966. His sister Brenda would like to get pictures of her brother and hear from anyone who knew him in the war. You can reach me at email@example.com for contact information. Please contact me if you knew him. Thanks.
I was in 3rd platoon Hotel 2/5 charlie squad in 1970/71. I served with a great bunch of guys, many of whom I see on your members list. It is nice to see this website and I look forward to visitng it regularly.
I recently visited with Dave Crittenden in Portland Oregon. It has been 35 years since we last met and we picked up right where we left off. I look forward to future get togethers.
Hey Guys my name is Armando Valdez “Hotel Company,2nd Battalion,5th Marines i served from 66-67 mission:secure hill 881. Anyone out there part of my outfit or wanna talk “nam”?
1970-An Hoa. Was a Navy Corpsman with Hotel 2/5. Arizona Territory, Liberty Road, etc.
Robert Van Leeuwen
I served with Hotel 2/5 ’66 – ’67
I was with H 2/5 Dec. 1967 to Feb. 1968. MOS 0331, Weapons Platoon. I was wounded on Feb. 14 outside of Hue City, shrapnel in my right eye. Doc and Radioman wounded by the same mortar round.
John Richard (Dick) Walley
Served September 56 to September 58, in 1/5/2/Hotel from Feb 57 to Sep 58; I’m now retired from 35 yrs in Local and Federal Law Enforcement.
I was a corpsman assigned to Hotel in 1967. Spent lots of grunt time at An Hoa, Phu Loc 6, Liberty Bridge area, coal mine at Non Son, and My Loc 2. I also have an old Hotel company roster from 1967. Only there are lots of names on that list who are also on the wall. Remember Sgt Butler, SSgt Stutes(KIA), (added 23 May 2002)Irvin(KIA)Braswell(KIA) Baxter(KIA) Ed Nelson(KIA). Anyone remember the night that Cross got KIA near Red Road near My Loc 2.Does anyone remember when Gary Morris, Mansil Hurlburt, John Witt, and I captured that pig. Lots of stories. Drop me a line. Semper Fi. Doc Ware.
Since joining this site I have contacted several Hotel 2/5 members from RVN days. I visited with Wayne Carr, Mansil Hurlburt, Hunton Witt in Orlean, VA June 2001. I also saw Charlie Eddy at the VA hospital, Clarksburg, WV and I am helping him with his Pur
Hotel Co. 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment. Viet Nam 6/67 through 7/68. Know Ken Kromer, Frank Thomas, Charlie McMahon, and more. Was at AnHoa, Phu Bai, An Lok, tet 1968 in Hue City (WIA ), Highway One, etc. I’m doing OK . The last time I saw anyone was at a reunion in D.C., the one that was after the USS Hue City was commissioned at Biloxi.
Hello to anyone who remembers me!
I was with H 2/5 1966 – 1967
Ronnie “Doc” White
I served with Hotel 2/5 may 68-dec 68, with Lt. Lambert, SSgt. J. Miller, rice paddy daddy, doc broadfoot, bleacher, labbe, wilson, zang, stroupe, stevens, Lt. White, smitty, keating(jim bowie), mcmahon, minnix, doc harrell, prada, wade, jimmy west, keller and a bunch of other good marines. Would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of members or just want to connect. I have been to several reunions in D.C./Chicago
I was with ‘H’ Co, 2/5 in ’70-’71 at LZ Baldy, Quang Nam province…I’d like to hear from other vets who were at Baldy at the same time.
Somtimes called “Sugarbear” – One Bravo Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant.
Charlie Williams Jr.
Pendelton, and Okinawa 65-66, Vietnam 66&67
Served with H 2/5 2nd platoon as a Rocket Man and later as a squad leader from Nov. 67 to July 68. Have attended a few reunions and the Hue City Memorial. Always a pleasure to reunite with those who care and understand.
I now have 3 grandsons and a grandaugter on the way. I am now retired and enjoy riding my cycle and playing golf. Also enjoy the reunions.
Marvin D Wimbish
I served with Hotel 2/5 from 68-69 with Sgt A. Bresser, Anthony Garrison, and Lt. McDonald.
Corpsman for Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, 2nd platoon from March 1969 to September 1969 looking for Marines I served with, remember Kratzer, Kanik, Budda, Ledbetter, Moore and Devine. Give me a call if you remember “Doc Rudy”
I was with Hotel 2/5 12/01/65 – 02/24/67
I would like to contact Doc Ware i served with Hotel Co. Oct. 66 Nov. 67 i just found this site today, noticed he had shown an april 67 roster. Also theres a picture of a Marine sitting against a wall at Hue City which is of L/Cpl Crum the Corpmen in front of him is Doc Howe I’m sure Doc Ware remembers him. Semper Fi. Gary Woodruff (Woody) H 2/5 3rd Herd
I served with Hotel 2/5 4/1977 – 7/1979. Has it REALLY been that long ago?? Ouch! Anybody else on here from that era?
I was with Hotal Co. Nov.69-Jan. 70 Then I with to H&S Co. until Oct.70 Would like to talk to anyone that may know me or just want to talk to me. Stanley
Machine Gunner, Weapons Platoon, Hotel Co, 2/5. Served in the Battle for Hue City Feb-Mar, 1968, and was later wounded outside Phu Bai, taken to Da Nang, and 106th General, Japan, and finally Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, in Oakland, CA.
Steve Utah Yeiter
Served with H-2/5 2nd platoon 2/68 as 79-man until 9/68, became squad leader until 5/69. Have been to many reunions since 83, when Lt. Kromer took initiative to get us all together. Welcome home Hotel! Enjoy reunions and hearing from any I served with. Semper Fi 2/5 ohhhhhhh RAW!
I served in May of 69, Hotel 2/5, looking for my old buddies who started in An Hoa, Phoenix etc. Would love to hear from all of you. I have so many photos. Carlos “Paco” Armenta, Woody, Spooky! I really want to reconnect!
Hotel 2/5, Feb. – July 1968. Rifle Platoon squad leader. Live in Chicago.
Tom Zangrilli of Hotel Co passed away Dec. 2012
I was with H 2/5 ’69 – ’70. I transferred from Hotel 2/3, 3rd Marines to Hotel 2/5 in August or September ’69, until June ’70. We were on Liberty Bridge security and an engineer who was making up tnt charges to toss over the side of the bridge fell off the bridge. I was on guard duty on the bridge when he fell. I thought he was clowning at first, but when I realized he couldn’t swim I jumped in and brought him to shore. One of the Doc’s came down the shore and took him but I never found out who the engineer was. Anybody remember him? the Doc I believe was the head Doc at the time but names are cloudy after 40 years.
My Brother Gregory Neal Zimmerman served in 2/4 and 2/5 Hotel Company Quang Tri from 1969-1970 on his second tour and was wounded in 1970 ending his time in Vietnam. His first tour 1967-1968 was with 1/3, 1/1 and 1/9 Marines in Quang Tri before being wounded with 1/9 in June 1968. If anyone knew him please contact me. I have numerous pictures I inherited from him of Vietnam and would like to forward to anyone who knew him. Sadly to say he survived Vietnam to be killed by a head on crash by a driver crossing the road in 2005. I know he never forgot his time in Vietnam and the individuals he served with.
I’m Tamara, Stephen Harris is my dad and he served in 2nd battalion 5th marines 1st division between 1967-1969. I am trying to find anyone who knew him so that he may be able to get in contact with them. Also he was in platoon 3032 in 1967 in San Diego, Ca. I am trying to find an extra copy of his boot camp year book or annual or what ever it is called, if anyone can help please email me. Thanks