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Bulletin Board for VMCJ-1, MAG-11, 1st MAW ,DaNang, VN




27 Jun bomb dump (Leon Suchorski)
We would hear an explosion, and watch , and wait to see what way we would move to avoid the flying debris. Our orders were to stand pat, where we were. The E.M. club went down, as I recall.
07 Jan Golden Hawks (Jim Alekna)
When VMCJ-1 was formed, the emblem depicted an eagle. When did it get changed to a hawk?
05 Jan Jim Alekna (Jim Alekna)
Served with Col. A. E. James when the squadron was formed in 1958 at El Toro. Although my MOS was 6412, I worked in Squadron Flight Operations under the watchful eye of Gunnery Sgt John P. Kukar. One yr in El Toro, 1 yr in Iwakuni. Mustered out in November, 1960 as Cpl E4. My most memorable... More
29 Apr Sgt Bill Munro (William Munro)
I remember those days very well. I worked in the ejection seat shop and the liquid oxygen / airconditioning and pressurization shop. I have pictures of all the hangers crushed at the corners where the impact (shock waves) constantly pounded the steel hangers. If anyone is out there that served... More
23 Feb George Craven (charles fitzsimons)
There was no one like George. He went back to Kentuky,and became a State Trooper,And has since surrcome to cancer. I talked with his wife, Connie, and she said, he did receive a Bronze Star, from the rocket attack .and if my memory serves me right,for putting out a fire on the flight line. Chuck... More
23 Feb Pumpjockies (charles fitzsimons)
I was at Mag 11, from 1966-1967.I fueled A-4's,A-6's, F-4's F-8's,and,during the civil out brake,in Da Nang we fueled some choppers from Monkey Mt. Oh ya, We use to fuel some Sub Chasers from the Phillipines. Those guy's were a source of booze for between two and $5. a 5th.Cpl. Chuck Fitzsimons mos... More
24 Jan Looking for... (Jessica Hay)
Hi, I am looking for anyone who may have served with my dad. his name is David Hay, but he was known as "Dirty" and "pops" to most of the guys he was there with. Please email me at jessicalhay@gmail.com if you knew him back then. He is still around and I would love to help him hook up with some... More
05 Jan When/ (Larry Brown)
What date did that happen?
19 Nov VMCJ-1, Mag 11 Bomb Dump 68-69 (Michael Hightower)
The Bomb Dump cooked off for 6 days. Everything from 2000 pounders to Agent Orange was in the air. You could see the shock waves coming through the smoke/dust laiden air. Destroyed most of the structures at VMCJ-1. Danang Air Field Dioxin levels as of November 2009 are still 400 times higher than... More
14 Oct Looking for anyone who may have known my dad (Nikki Swanson)
Hello, I'm looking for anyone who may have known my dad, Michael John O'Neill. I'm sorting through some of his old records and one of the last DD214s shows the last station as VMA(AW)-25, MAG-11 1stMAW. An embarkation slip shows entry to DaNang in late Jan 1970. I'm trying to find anyone who... More



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