Photo Album

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Doerschuk on 689. Mid or late June 1968. "Junior" behind Doerschuk. Khe Sanh Combat Base in Background. Picture taken by gun-team leader, Myron Bartko.

Mike Stricklin 1970-1971 on Hill 52

Mike Stricklin 1970-1971 on Hill 52.

Tiger killed by First Squad First Platoon May 9, 1970. L-R Squad leader Dave Cawley from Lawrence KS, Scrap from Jersey City NJ, Mike Magdowski, Jim [Red] Moore from Muskogee OK, Bob Maclean(standing) from St. Paul MN, William Cody from Atlanta GA, and Dan Foley from Worter MA. Perhaps the only tiger killed with a grenade launcher and M16 rifle fire. The grenade round struck the tiger in the shoulder, did not detonate, and fell to the ground. Motor Valley near OP Reno.

Spring, 1969, Gun team.

Spring 1969, Sonny Longoria.

Spring 1969, Corpsman in tiger shorts

Boston Kid (Barry Gaston) taking a break on Operation Swift Que Son Valley, 1967

"Lt Rowe, assigning Pro and Con Marks in SRB's" Actually, I really think that is what he was doing. The only other reason officers came into my office was for a Beer...... Photo provided by Gy Lindstrom

Delta Company Arty FO's. L to R: Denny Kruger, Al Campanie, and Herb Hix (Visiting from Charlie Co). Photo provided by Denny Kruger

One of Delta Companies many Commanding Officer's, 1stLt Roger "OB" OBrien. Considered one of, if not THE Best Co's we had. (Crazy Legs) . Photo Provided by Ed Yates, Charlie Co.

SSgt Harper, One of Delta's more well known Platoon Sgts enjoying a cup of coffee. Date Unknown. Photo Provided by Bill Goodelle

Delta Company Clerks Leroy Duval and Tim Robinson with our Chu Hoi Who for some reason is a little camera shy...... Photo provided by Gy Lindstrom

Morning after Company Office took a mortar round. This was in the Battalion Area Outside of DaNang (Dodge City) Mid 69. Photo provided by Gy Lindstrom

Comm watch. This of course was staged, nothing like this really happened in the Comm Bunker. Late 68 In Quang Tri rear area. Photo provided by Gy Lindstrom

Gunny Charles Rush(With Pipe) seen taking one of his few breaks from the rigors of the day. (Other Marines Unknown). Photo Provided by Bill Goodelle

Battalion Motor Transport Area in the DaNang (Dodge City) Area Mid 1969. Photo provided by Gy Lindstrom

Battalion Chapel located next to Delta Companies Area in the Rear (Quang Tri) Late 1968 before Battalion moved to Danang area. Photo Provided by Gy Lindstrom

Rear Area Support Personnel in Quang Tri Area (Late 68) L to R Supply Cpl (unknown) Clerk, Tim Robinson, Face almost hidden (Unknown), Supply/Co Driver Sgt Jackson. Photo Provided by Gy Lindstrom

Delta Company coming East across Tu Cau Bridge circa Oct69 headed toward Cau Ha combat base and the Man Quan desert. Looking Good. Photo Provided by Mikey and Boz~

Sgt Lindstrom (Delta Chief Clerk) Sand Bagging new Comm Bunker in Quang Tri Rear area (Late 68). Yup, guys in the rear did that stuff too. Photo Provided by Gy LindstomPhoto Provided by Mikey and Boz~

Jim Velcheck All Nasty and Grubby admiring his newly acquired SKS enjoying the view on Hill 689. . Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Jim Velcheck All Cleaned up and nowhere to go. Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Delta Co 2nd Squad Weapons with their Christmas Tree. L to R - Jerry Semonich, August Barecky, Bob (Kahuna) Guyette, Ted Hoffman, Jim Velcheck. Kneeling - Fred Rains, Ed Walbridge, John Huet. Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Delta Co 2nd Squad Guns. Back row L to R: Barecky, Semonich. Kneeling: Rains, Putman, George, Velcheck, Walbridge, Huet. Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Looking to the North West from Hill 689 at the area where a lot of Enemy Artillery came from. Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Looking at a View of 689 that a Lot of Delta Company and Others will never forget. Many Friendly Casualties happened on this piece of Real Estate. Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Another view from Hill 689 looking North. Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Thu Bon Bridge. Photo Provided by Dan Sea

Picture of Louis DeMarco (left) and John Vinerowski (Right) John was Squad Leader and Louis was his M-79. Picture taken right after KheSahn at C2 North of Cam Lo Aug68. Photo Provided by Louis DeMarco

Picture of Delta Marines on 881s on north side of the Hill facing 881N. Capt Haley was CO and is the Marine with his hand on the Sandbags taken shortly before he was killed. Other Marines are unknown. Photo Provided by Louis DeMarco

Here's the 1st Platoon, Delta Company sending a message Home in Nov67. Photo Provided by Louis DeMarco

3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, Delta Company at Yankee Station Con Thien Circa Nov67. Sending their message Home in Nov67. Some names in back row are Sgt Giles, John Venerowski, Youngblood, and Cherokee. Can anyone find Doc "Pop" in this picture? Photo Provided by Louis DeMarco

Mingle from Weapons Platoon taking a Breather. Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

Lt Hibbard, One of Delta Company's Platoon Commanders . Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

One of Delta Companies Gun Teams. Photographer forgot to write the names down, Anyone Know any of these guys??. Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

From 1st Platoon, Left to Right: Gleason, Lincoln, Riley and Woody. Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

Delta Marines in the Rear Area, Left to Right: DeLeon, Jones, Garza, Jordan, Mitchell and Jackson. Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

Three of Delta's finest. Left to Right: Gomez (RadioMan) Harris (M79) and Doc Teno. Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

Three More of Delta's finest. Left to Right: Barnett (KIA), Engle, and McKnight. Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

Two More Delta Co Marines: Jastrum and Shortround. Photo Provided by Jim Mitchell

And Look at them Now. Ain't they pretty? - Gunny Herbert Kahrer, Roger Guebert, 1stSgt Phil Imbrenda, and Jim Velcheck enjoy a laugh at the 1/1 Reunion in Detroit, 1999. Photo Provided by Jim Velcheck

Picture of Jimmy D and New found 1/1er at Memorial Day Celebration Washington D.C. 2000. Photo Provided by Gunny Lindstrom

1/1 Charlie Ridge Operation April 1970 S-2 Capt St Clair, Bn Co Lt. Col Little, S-3 Major Marks. Flag was captured from a VC cache--During this operation General Wheeler Division CO visited us and his chopper crashed. He was sent home and medically retired. . Photo Provided by Capt Mike StClair

We were west of Danang and are sitting on what we called the Trace. This was the McNamara defoliated line which was supposed to help us find VC infiltrators. The front row has all the officers and SNCO's. Centered is (Capt. Mike StClair CO, to his right (left on the picture) is 1stLt. "Butch" Cooper XO (with glasses) and to his left is 1stSgt Slezewsky. To take the photo, we set up security all around us. Note the twin 40 army vehicle at the top of the hill. This was resupply day--once a week we

Lt. Spittler 2nd Plt, Lt. Ballard XO, Lt. Jones 3rd Plt, Lt. McCormack 1st Plt., Delta 1/1 Hill 65 Nov 1970. Photo Provided by Capt Mike StClair

1/1 Bn CO Lt. Col Rose; Sgt Maj Smith; DeltaCo CO, Capt. StClair; Hill 52 1970. Photo Provided by Capt Mike StClair

Picture of Johnny Luke Taking a break - Con Thien around December 67. Behind Johnny is John Woodard who was KIA on 689 on 7/5/68 Photo Provided by Doc Callin

"Doc" John Robinson striking a pose for the cameraman - Con Thien around December 67. Photo Provided by Doc Callin

Delta Men taking a Break. Top,l to r, "?", "Smitty", Doc John Robinson, Capt. Gallager, Frank Schetino, Lt. Steve Lampo, Sgt. Carl Pyron. Bottom, John Youngblood, Uvaldo Chappa, "Pop" Conklin. Lying down, Gunny Ronnie Pelky - Con Thien around December 67. Photo Provided by Doc Callin

Bob "Groucho" Marx and an unknown Marine taking a break in the rear area - Con Thien around December 67. Photo Provided by Doc Callin

Marine Greg Funk in Light shirt and Doc Gary Bell in Dark Shirt.Dec.1968.. Photo Provided by Doc Bell

Unknown Selfie 1970 on Charlie Ridge

Willie Glavine on Patrol Charlie Ridge submitted by William Bahan

Hill 52 LZ. Captain St Clair on Hill at this time, submitted by William Bahan

Purple Foxes of HMM-364 landing on Hill 383 LZ. One of these CH-46 aircraft along with 6 Marines were lost when shot down leaving this LZ in January of 1971. Submitted by William Bahan

Willie on Point Charlie Ridge submitted by William Bahan

William Bahan on Hill 52 submitted by William Bahan

William Bahan on patrol on Charlie Ridge submitted by William Bahan

1st Platoon, 1st Squad leader Jim Moore on right with unknown Marine on Charlie Ridge submitted by William Bahan

Photo was taken at in country R & R at China Beach around Oct. 1966. I'm kneeling in the front row and to my left is Garcia from Chicago and to my right is Tom Jones from Long Island NY. submitted by Ed Klek PFC

Mel Nix Sgt USMC Major, USAR, INF, ARMOR (Ret) at Bn HQ Hoi An in May '67

Wpns and Guns attached to 3rd Squad D1/1 in June of '67. Center mass is a gunner, me, and to photo right is Pfc Dennis Balkit, KIA Apr 25, '68 on Hill 881. If others can ID the remainders please do so. Mel Nix submitted the photo.

Fred Rains, Stevens and Ed Walbridge Phu Bai 1968

Delta Co. First Platoon Phu Bai 1968 found in Smithsonian. Not sure who submitted this pic but the writing on the lower left reads Con Thien 1967.

Phu Bai 1968 - Wallbridge, Lindsey, Rains and Imbrenda

This one was Christmas day 1968. They brought us Ice cream. The location is about 8 miles so. of Danang, off Hwy #1, between Dodge City and Marble Mountian. Present are, Gleason, Riley, Jenkins, Lincoln, Woody, I don't remember the names of the rest. submitted by Woody

Michael Nadeau 1/1 Delta 68 or 69? Submitted by Ashley

Bob Williams on Hill 65

Lt Lampo submitted by Doc Tom Murphy

Flame thrower being used on Hill 383 during Operation Upsure Stream submitted by Paul Black

Chopper resupply Hill 383 Ammo bunker sandbagged submitted by Paul Black

Paul Black submitted by Paul Black

Paul Black submitted by Paul Black

Goodwin submitted by Ed Kleck

37 mm at Hill 52submitted by Mike Stricklin

Fifi Agular broke leg and carried down ridge when typhoon hit submitted by Mike Stricklin

Bob Williams at Hill 37 LZ submitted by Mike Stricklin

Pete Gomez submitted by Mike Stricklin

West side of Hill 52 submitted by Mike Stricklin

Pete Gomez submitted by Mike Stricklin

Mike Stricklin, unknown and Pete Gomez submitted by Mike Stricklin

Willie Glavine submitted by Mike Stricklin

Willie Glavine, Louis Reed and Mike Stricklin. radio relay Charlie Ridge submitted by Mike Stricklin

Willie Glavine, Louis Reed and Joe. radio relay Charlie Ridge submitted by Mike Stricklin

Mike Stricklin in water, Joe, Pete Gomez, Bob Williams left to right submitted by Mike Stricklin

William Bahan and Jay Ffolkes coming off ambush, Hill 52 submitted by Mike Stricklin

Cpl William Bahan Charlie Ridge submitted by William Bahan

L to R Davis, Corporal Dave Smith, Doc McNamara, Mike Stricklin Submitted by Mike Stricklin

Robert Barton Submitted by Robert Barton

Figaro

Robert Barton Submitted by Robert Barton

Submitted by Robert Barton.

Robert Barton and AouliulitauToufi KIA 8/21/1969

Barton at China Beach

Submitted by Robert Barton.

AouliulitauToufi Submitted by Robert Barton

Submitted by Robert Barton.

3rd from left is Duke Weaver, Figaro is on the right. Need more names.

Kahuna and guitar Submitted by Jim Velcheck

A Barecky Cleaning Submitted by Jim Velcheck

1st platoon meeting SSgt Edward Fontaine for the first time. Bill Ring is just to the right wearing the boogie hat. Lots of unnamed faces here. Submitted by Lt Robert Koury Jr.

Glen Griffin was on R&R when this was taken, but says this was taken on Hill 558. Photo by Lt Robert Koury Jr, 1st platoon commander.

Captain St Clair two days before taking over Delta Company on Charlie Ridge - March 1970 Submitted by Mike St Clair

Spring 1970 Delta Officers - Left to Right: Lt Alexander, Lt Cooper, Lt Wood, Capt. St Clair, SSgt Cordova, 1st Sgt (*ski?), Lt Pfohl, St Barrick, Gy Sgt Raynor, Sy Sgt Drakeford. Submitted by Mike St Clair

1/1 Compound 1969 Delta 3 Charlie Robert Barton standing second from right. Figaro standing second from left. Toufi lower right. Submitted by Robert Barton

Faulkes, Church, Brewer and Dehart in gun pit, 1/1 Compound submitted by Robert Barton

Oldfield and Shortround by the big tree which was outside the 1/1 Compound. Submitted by Robert Barton

1/1 Compound which was NE of Hill 55

Bob McClean with tiger submitted by Bob McClean

Bob McClean with Amtrac. Submitted by Bob McClean

Tiger Submitted by Bob McClean

Helos contributed by Michael Stricklin

Photo taken inside CH53 on the way to secure a downed helicopter. Contributed by Michael Stricklin

Helos contributed by Michael Stricklin

Hill 10 LZ looking from tower submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Haircut 1st Platoon 2nd squad submitted by Terry Quackenbush

1st Platoon Second Squad [1Bravo] Submitted by Terry Quackenbush

USO show. Submitted by Terry Quackenbush. Most of Terry's photos were taken at or around Hill 10.

Interesting Delta 1/1 rack photo. Bob Cawley wearing sandals. submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Marine with rotation plaque - left front, Mike Magdowski (Ski), right front, Dan Foley (Fox), far right wearing sandals, Dave Cawley. Also present is Bill Cody. Scrap is second from right. submitted by Terry Quakenbush

In January of 1970 1st Platoon acted as a quick reaction force from Hill 55. These were called Kingfisher operations. Submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Terry Quackenbush on right submitted by Terry Quackenbush

"Squeaky" (RTO) holding tail of tiger 1st platoon doc holding head submitted by Terry Quakenbush

Middle Terry Quackenbush submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Hot chow! Captain St Clare and Lt Alexander submitted by Terry Quackenbush

1st Marine Division Band gave a concert in the field - same day as Hot Chow, submitted by Terry Quackenbush

LZ Hill 10 submitted by Terry Quackenbush

"Babysan" 1st Platoon, 2nd Squad him and Ross were from Indiana submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Ha Dong bridge at Song Ky Lam, South of Hill 55 Sam Verjeda on right. Submitted by Terry Quackenbush

China Beach submitted by Terry Quackenbush

China Beach submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Resting at LZ, 1st and 2nd squads Left front Mike Magdowski, Center front Sam Verjada, Right front Ross, white socks in back is Bob McClean submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Overlook at Hill 10 submitted by Terry Quackenbush

"Squeaky" 1st Platoon RTO (Radio Telephone Operator) submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Bridge at Ha Dong bridge/Song Ky Lam submitted by Terry Quackenbush

From L to R: "Butch" Swartz (Queens, NY), Mike Magdowski, "Squeaky" submitted by Terry Quackenbush

1st Bravo Squad submitted by Terry Quackenbush

Ross from Ft Wayne, IN. 1Bravo. Submitted by Terry Quackenbush

1st Platoon Hill 10 - submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

submitted by Terry Quackenbush

At Bridge submitted by Jim Velcheck

Carlos Fisher at Quang Tri submitted by Jim Velcheck

Cpl Wilson submitted by Jim Velcheck

Taken from Hill 689 submitted by Jim Velcheck

Velcheck at rest submitted by Jim Velcheck

Velcheck cleanup submitted by Jim Velcheck

Velcheck at Hill 881 submitted by Jim Velcheck

Semonik at Quang Tri submitted by Jim Velcheck

Skinny Velcheck submitted by Jim Velcheck

Semonik Playboy Mag submitted by Jim Velcheck

Sea Knight, Chinook, CH 46 submitted by Jim Velcheck

Quang Tri along river submitted by Jim Velcheck

Napalm at Hill 881 submitted by Jim Velcheck

MG firing submitted by Jim Velcheck

Lt Rowe submitted by Jim Velcheck

Incoming at Con Thien - submitted by Jim Velcheck

Taken from Hill 689 North submitted by Jim Velcheck

Hill 689 from Bunker submitted by Jim Velcheck

Good friends submitted by Jim Velcheck

Filling bags Yankee Station submitted by Jim Velcheck

Co Roc Ridge which is where artillery attack on Hill 689 originated. Co Roc is actually across the border in Laos. Submitted by Jim Velcheck

Fam fire AK47 submitted by Jim Velcheck

Bunker complete submitted by Jim Velcheck

At bridge with PF (Popular Forces) submitted by Jim Velcheck

Bunker roof Yankee Station submitted by Jim Velcheck

Jim Velcheck submitted by Jim Velcheck

Fam firing M16 submitted by Jim Velcheck

on patrol submitted by Jim Velcheck

Patrol submitted by Jim Velcheck

Fam firing M60 submitted by Jim Velcheck

submitted by Jim Velcheck

Patrol submitted by Jim Velcheck

submitted by Jim Velcheck

submitted by Jim Velcheck

50 cal firing submitted by Jim Velcheck

PFC Charles Homer Ball at Camp Pendelton submitted by his nephew Cpl. Charles Lelenti USMCR '90 - '96

PFC Charles Homer Ball at Camp Pendleton Submitted by his nephew Cpl. Charles Lalenti USMCR '90 - '96

OP Reno 1 submitted by Robert Mclean

Delta Co Sign submitted by Robert Mclean

Hill 41 submitted by Robert McClean

Hill 10 Front Gate submitted by Robert Mclean

Lt McCormick submitted by Mike Stricklin

"Top" Ferris submitted by Mike Stricklin

David Smith and Mike Stricklin submitted by Mike Stricklin

9/9/1968 - Phu Bai Office Tim Robinson, Sgt Imbrenda on right submitted this Tim Robinson

December 1, 1968 Tim Robinson

Phu Bai Office 9-9-1968 Tim Robinson

Feb 8, 1969 Sgt Jackson Delta Co Supply Sgt Rear Area Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear Office Feb1969 L to R: unknown with Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear Feb 1969 Tim Robinson on a mule

Feb 1969 Co Clerk name unknown _____ski? Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear Area Feb 1969 Galaski ??? Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear Area Feb 1969 L to R: Unknown, George Anderson, Sgt Jackson Submitted by Tim Robinson

Sardinski ??? on mule Delta Co Rear Area Feb 1969 Submitted by Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson Feb 1969 Delta Co Rear Area

Spring 1969 Delta Co Rear Area Unknown? Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Clerks May 1969 Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear Area March 1970 Unknown? Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Office 1969 Gunny Rush's Shotgun submitted by Tim Robinson

South of Da Nang submitted by Tim Robinson

June 1969 EM Club submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear 1st Sgt Camp submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear March 1970 Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Office (Rear) Clerks, L to R: unknown?, Lyle Hanson, Tim Robinson, unknown? Submitted by Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson 1969 Charlie Ridge in distance

Delta Co Rear '68-'69 Unknown Submitted by Tim Robinson

Unknown Corpsman 1969 Submitted by Tim Robinson

Delta Co Rear March 1969 L to R: George Anderson, unknown?, Tim Robinson

George Anderson March 1969 Submitted by Tim Robinson

Crash Site where Gen Wheeler was injured on Charlie Ridge

Kenneth Clough Beverly.. Delta company 1st Battalion, Vietnam years 67-70 - Submitted by Kristin Bettge

Velcheck cleanup submitted by Jim Velcheck