Hotel Company Memorial Plaque

Thank you for donating to our Hotel Company Memorial Plaque Fund for the procurement and permanent display of this memorial plaque that will be placed at the Memorial Gardens of the Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA on October 17th, 2020 in memory of all of those who served and also those who died in the line of duty during the Vietnam War.

We have fully reached our goal to raise the money for this worthy cause.

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

Marine Corps Birthday (click picture)

2020 Annual Reunion in Quantico, VA CANCELLED.


After much deliberation and conversations with many of you, we have reached the decision to postpone this years reunion. We did not make this decision without much soul searching.  I know most of us look forward to these opportunities to meet with old comrades and swap stories and renew friendships.

The decision was based on several considerations including the difficulty of safe travel, the fact that many of us have medical conditions that put us in risk, and the uncertainty of our national condition. We will attempt to reschedule the reunion in Quantico for 2021.

Joe Sonderman

Current News

  • Attention Hotel 2/5 Veterans & families:  Registration will open for our reunion in Quantico, VA 2020 about July 1st.  Click here to register.