Monday, October 13, 2014

Marine OCS



The grandson of a friend of mine is in OCS.  You can follow their progress on line at the link below.

Women are very integrated into the Company. This photo is from their third week of training.  

Most officers come to OCS straight from college graduation. 

https://www.trngcmd.usmc.mil/OCS/Pages/OCC-217_Charlie.aspx


Monday, October 06, 2014

Stand By, Stand By, Mark Mark



Close with and Destroy the Enemy through 

Fire and Maneuver 

and Bombs.




Stand By, Stand By, Mark Mark


Sunday, October 05, 2014

James Spencer Motor T Aug 68 to Aug 69

James Spencer august 68-august 69. Motor Transport at Chu Lai and detachment A at hilltop at Danang. 

I hate computers. 

Please call or leave message at 253-841-0508

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Charles Salles

I served with MASS-3 in 1970. 

I was with MASS 3 Motor Transport.  We were stationed at the bottom of the hill and supplied water to the hill.

LT. Mccormit was our motor transport officer; I moved around CPT. Dowen like me I suppose ASRTs officers move ever 30 days.  He would always want me to go with him so Chu Lai, DaNang,  fire suport base birmingham, run up to Quangtre, back to the good old hill . If you ever want to contact me 731 487 0402

Charles Salles <csalles@gcssd.org


Welcome to Charles Salles MASS-3

Another MASS-3 Marine has found us.  Charles Salles <csalles@gcssd.org> served in 1970. Updated roster below and in the left column of this blog.


RECALL ROSTER MASS-3 VIETNAM
8/12/2014
“Billy Alford” <Billy12848@aol.com>,
"James Allen” <jallen3rd@cox.net>,
"Tim Allen" <oex@cox.net>,
“Mike Auge” <hokeymo@yahoo.com>,
“Fred Bender” <fredbender@pga.com>,
“Will Brown” <geezerjock100@yahoo.com>,
“William Buon-Videla” <bb@parasucasa.com>,
“Paul (Barney) Barnard” <pbar11488@yahoo.com>,
“Richard Choate” <brichard@smithrealestate.com>,
“Rick Cleland” <rickcleland@hotmail.com>,
"Daniel Cooper" <d.cooper.jr@me.com>,
“Denny Del Mauro” <delmauro@ec.rr.com>,
“Frank Falconieri” <Bluzdrummer2@aol.com>,
“Major Fulladosa” <craigfull@att.net>,
“Mike Gardner” <gardner799@msn.com>,
“Jerry R. German” <jrgerman@sbcglobal.net>,
“Oliver Gour” <gla09@aol.com>,
“Paul Grimm” <phgrimm@new.rr.com>,
“Tom Hagan” <tmhagan44@aol.com>,
“Terry L. Hammontree” <tlhammontree@yahoo.com>
“Steve Helmuth” <slhelmuth1946@comcast.net>,
“Bill Henderson” <billhenderson60@cableone.net>,
“Craig Hullinger” <chullinger@gmail.com>,
“Dave Huncovsky” <huncovsky@ndsupernet.com>,
“Bud Kirkland” <goldkirk@aol.com>,
“Tom Knebes” <tknebes@yahoo.com>,
“Eric Larsen” <ricandsue@hughes.net>,
“Frank Lutje” <lutje2@comcast.net>,
“Charles Manazir” <bmanazir@cox.net>,
“Joseph Matusic” <jmatusic@yahoo.com>,
“George McAdoo” <Mcjal53@aol.com>,
“Jeffrey Mead” <Jeffrey_Mead@raytheon.com>,
“Don Nimmow” <dnimmow@charter.net>,
"Bernard Puglisi" <okattorney@gmail.com>,
“Thurman Parish” <thurman@madisontelco.com>,
“Tenos Pete” <tenostm@gmail.com>,
“Tom Reid” <tom@spectro-tech.com>,
“Mike Ribotto” <ribotto@tbaytel.net>,
Charles Salles <csalles@gcssd.org>
"Ray Sanford" <ray.sanford@gmail.com>,
“Ed Scott” <ed.scott41@yahoo.com>
“Charles Smith” <csmith62959@icloud.com>,
“John Seebold” <reserch1@comcast.net>,
“Richard Smith Smitty” <Rpanhead65@aol.com>,
“David Straub” <KawMan52@aol.com>,
“William C. Thompson” <ruthraft@comcast.net>,
“John Tucker” <Tuck7979@aol.com>,
“John Wetter” <je4144@earthlink.net>,
“Tom Wyman” <whyman262@mchsi.com>,
“Gene Wisinski” <genew@bethesda-home.org>,
“Bob Wood” <rwoodjr@ec.rr.com>,

Monday, July 07, 2014

Marine Aircraft


Marine Air in Action

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Picture of the Week
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F-35B Lightning II
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AH-1Z Viper/UH-1Y Venom
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MV-22 Osprey
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F/A-18A+/C/D Hornet
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AH-1W Cobra/UH-1N Huey
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AV-8B Harrier
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CH-46E Sea Knight
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CH-53E Super Sea Stallion
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EA-6B Prowler
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HMX-1 Nighthawks
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ammo Dump Explosion - Terry Hammontree

Kaboom!!
Terry Hammontree has left a new comment on your post "Ammo Dump Explosion": 

Tom, I was assigned to MASS-3 Nov of 68 until rotation in Dec 69. I was on hill 244 (Where MASS 3 was until moved to 327) Nov to March 69 when I was sent to An Hoa. We were still able to see the explosions reflected in the clouds from over 20 miles away. I returned to the unit on 327 just prior to my rotation and many of the guys there still talked of finding un-exploded ordinance occasionally on sweeps

around the hill.

By the way, what was your MCRD platoon?


Sgt. Terry L. Hammontree USMC 66-70 


_____________________

Scoop about the ammo dump




  • OV-1 Mohawk Danang Ammo Dump goes Up in Smoke ...

    www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    YouTube
    Jun 11, 2009 - Uploaded by stan bloom
    OV-1 Mohawk The Danang AFB Ammo Dump blows up in 1969 ... I was being medivaced into China Beach ...
  • Da Nang Ammo Dump - RD Foster

    www.ronniefoster.com/ronnie%20page/ammo%20dump.htm

    Pictures of the Da Nang ammo dump when it blew, April 27,1969. ... At around 0800 a tremendous explosion to the northwest got our immediate attention.
  • DaNang ammo dump | Marine Corps Stories | Scuttlebutt ...

    www.grunt.com › Home › Scuttlebutt › Marine Corps Stories

    Re: SSgt D.J Huntsinger's letter about the DaNang ammo dump. The ammo dump explosion on April 27, 1969, killed only one Marine (one too many) but did ...
  • ASP 1 Camp Monahan, Danang, S. Viet Nam 1969 ... - Sgt Grit

    www.grunt.com › Blog

    I was in the ammo dump on that Sunday morning in April when it all began. ... Some of the explosions were so big that the 4x4 beams across the top of the ...
  • LiveLeak.com - (OV-1 Mohawk Base) Danang Ammo Dump ...

    www.liveleak.com/view?i=cff_1342166301

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    Jul 13, 2012 - OV-1 Mohawk The Danang AFB Ammo Dump blows up (View from OV-1 Mohawk base) ... HUGE Ammo Dump Disposal Explosions at Night ...
  • Search results for ammo dump - LiveLeak.com - Redefining ...

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    (OV-1 Mohawk Base) Danang Ammo Dump goes Up in Smoke 1969 Add to favorites ... Aftermath of Brazzaville Ammo Dump Explosion Add to favorites ...
  • Bronze Star Award Certificate

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    Explosions were rocketing the entire area at midnight, nearly 14 hours after the first blast. ... The Da Nang ammo dump disarmed itself with the proverbial bang.
  • Da Nang, 27 Apr 1969 - War Stories

    www.war-stories.com/dn-366th-ftw-1881st-comm-sq-halferty-peter-196...

    Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: Bomb Dump Explosions sent ringlets of shockwaves ... 38,000 tons of ammo was destroyed. [Peter Halferty photo]. 12. Da Nang AB: ...
  • Stories - Danang - USMC, 1st Radio Battalion, Vietnam ...

    www.swanassoc.com/1stradiobn/stories_danang.htm

    The other rocket hit the ammo dump (which I didn't know existed til that night) a couple ... The explosion and concussion went right through the barracks.
  • Da Nang Rocket Attack - VSPA.com

    www.vspa.com/dn-manganiello-ralph-rocket-attack-15-jul-1967.htm

    Da Nang Air Base ... can be seen, grimly silhouetted by bombs cooking off in the ammo dump. ... A brilliant flash turned night to day as if a nuke had exploded.


  • Da Nang AB, 366th TFW: Bomb Dump Explosions Photos and Air Base Rocket Damage. April 27-1969.
    Cam Ranh Bay AB: 6th Convalescent Hospital Sapper Attack. August 1969. 
    (c) 2014 by: Peter Halferty
    1881st Comm SqCam Ranh Bay, SVN 1969-1970-1971

    Vietnam Logo.
    I am Peter T. Halferty. I was stationed with the 1972nd Comm Sq. Da Nang.  I lived in gunfighter Village. I was an Airmen in the Air Force. I came to Da Nang AB on April Fool's Day, April 1, 1968, then left for Cam Ranh Bay in Sept 1969.  Stayed at CRB until June 1971.  So I was in-country 1969-1970-1971. Most photos were taken with an  Kodak Instamatic camera. Wow !  What a Day!
    1. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: From the flightline, the grassfire is out of control and bombs are cooking off west of the runway's 4K marker. April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo].
    1. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: From the flightline, the grass fire is out of control and bombs
    are cooking off west of the runway's 4K marker. This is my photo of the Big Bang, the Big One, and
    Good Mourning Vietnam, as I named it in 1969.April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo]
    .
    2. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: I left my position on airfield and went to the end of runway and crossed over to the other side near the ASP. I was not a full sand wedge from the whole enchallida. So it blew napalm. Note background: Hill 357. April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo].
    2. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: I left my position on airfield and went to the end of runway and crossed over
    to the other side near the ASP.  I was not a full sand wedge from the whole enchilada.  So it blew
    napalm.  Picked me up and threw me down the road. Note background: Hill 327.  April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo]
    .
    3. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: Flightline view. Aircraft were quickly towed or taxied north and south or under revetments. Note the giant smoke-ring roiled perfectly to the heavens. April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo].
    3. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: Flightline view. Aircraft were quickly towed or taxied north and south or under
    revetments. Note the giant smoke-ring roiled perfectly to the heavens. 
    April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo].
    4. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: Flightline view. Debris, shrapnel, and smoldering earth-clods rained down across the airbase. April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo].
    4. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: Flightline view. Debris, shrapnel, and smoldering
    earth-clod-stained down across the air base. April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo]
    .
    5. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: Bomb Dump Explosions sent ringlets of shockwaves through the clouds and across the airbase. April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo].
    5. Da Nang AB: 366th TFW: Bomb Dump Explosions sent ringlets of shockwaves
    through the clouds and across the air base. April 27-1969. [Peter Halferty photo]
    .

    Click the link below to see more photos

    http://www.war-stories.com/dn-366th-ftw-1881st-comm-sq-halferty-peter-1969-1970.html