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Postby Pete1175 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:04 pm

Another year of remembering. Is it really 44 years? May the men who went up 1175 once again raise their glasses in a toast to the men we carried down. Semper Fi.....Pete
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Re: 1175

Postby donald » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:46 am

February 5th wasn't the day of the action. It was the day the paper work started.
January 31st is my anniversary date. Check this out...

January 31st, 1968- Tet Ofensive started.

January 31st, 1969- I got wounded on 1175. I was medivaced to Guam. I spent 10 weeks at Asan Annex recovering before I returned to combat. I finished what I signed on to do... One 13 month tour of combat in Viet Nam.

January 31st, 2011- My wounds finally caused my lower back to give out. I became paralyzed. I was transported to the hospital in Seattle. I was successfully operated on, I spent 10 weeks in the hospital before I was released.
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Re: 1175

Postby Ray Henderson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:28 pm

Donald, I was with Fox 2/9 and was wounded on February 2nd, 1968 and medivac to Guam also. I don't remember anyone else there from 2/9. There were a lot guys there too. Did you have a back injury because I remember a guy with a bad back injury while I was there. I had a knee injury and had a cast that went from my upper thigh to my ankle which cause problems with my knee recuperating because the use of the cast hamper movement of the muscles in my thigh.
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Re: 1175

Postby donald » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:31 pm

Ray,
I was in Nam from 7-68 to 7-69. I was wounded February 1969. So, we were a year apart. Any , way I was in ward 508.
What ward were you in? Are you still suffering from your wounds? I am. I was hit in the arm and back , I still have shrapnel in my body. I live with chronic pain. How are you doing?
Semper Fi,
Don
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Re: 1175

Postby Pete1175 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:41 am

Donald,
After your medivac the war still went on. The day we were ambushed was Feb. 5th. Look on the wall for our KIA's of the day.....Pete
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Re: 1175

Postby donald » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:26 pm

The action on 1175 took place Jan. 31st the same day Noonan and McKlusky were killed. It took us that night and the next three days to get to the river. Two CH 46 Sea Night helicopters flew in to pick us up by flying under the cloud cover and following the river in at tree top level. They took us to Charlie med at VCB. Gen. Carney was waiting for us. I talked to him briefly. Mcklusky's and Noonan's bodies were stacked in a pile along with about 250 other dead Marines from other units. We were examined, fed coffee and cigarettes then loaded on to another chopper and flown to 3rd Medical Battalion in Quang Tri. I was operated on. When I came to Major Gen. R.G. Davis and the Sgt. Major of 3rd Mar Div came in to the ward and talked to us (they were impressed).And that ,my friend , was on February 5th,1969!!!
Noonan's MOH citation and my PH award are dated Feb. 5th... The day the paper work began!
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Re: 1175

Postby donald » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:48 am

AND... I think you just lost track of time... Too much time in the bush.
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