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A photo exposè of my experiences while serving in the US Marine Corps.

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1 A photo exposè of my experiences while serving in the US Marine Corps

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3 Me and Auburn HS classmate Stanley Thompson in Da Nang, RVN

4 My bunker at Camp Carroll. Incoming rockets, mortar and artillery rounds dropped at sporadically 24 hrs. per day, while NVA probed the perimeter at night. Trenches were dug to various locations on the base so we could stay below ground level when moving.

5 The Marine in the center was killed Valentine’s Day He was blown in half from an exploding bunker. Another man was killed inside the bunker, I caught small pieces of shrapnel and my eardrum was ruptured. A fourth Marine was also wounded.

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7 My “Short-timer” Calendar

8 Citation for 2 nd Purple Heart Medal – wounded 14 Feb 1968 at Camp Carroll First Purple Heart – wounded 21 Jul Ambushed by NVA Northeast of Khe Sanh

9 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

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11 1 st Platoon, Mike Company, 3 rd Battalion, 26 th Marines radio operators – Left to Right Mike 1 Bravo, L/Cpl Carpenter, Mike 1 Alpha, Cpl Lombardo, Mike 1 Charlie, L/Cpl Alton

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13 Medals accumulated at time of discharge

14 Best drilled cadet medal – Auburn High School R.O.T.C

15 Boot Camp – Platoon #2048, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA

16 Radio Relay atop Hill #641

17 At the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC with my youngest son, Nick as my dad looks on.

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19 Writing letter home from the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA

20 Photos taken just after graduation from Boot Camp

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