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

07 Sep MCARA website (Mike Kowalski)
You did a great job on the website. The content sure brought back memories! I was an RF-4B/EF-10B pilot and served in all three J squadrons with 13 months at J-1 in Danang. I got to be a Hollywood Marine at El Toro when I came back and was discharged there in August 1970.
07 Sep Bomb Dump Blowing up (Mike Kowalski)
I was a pilot in J-1 from June 68 to July 69. I was there when the bomb dump blew up for days. I still have some great pictures of giant smoke rings created by the shock waves of the explosions in the smoke from the fire. They said it was started by some farmer burning his paddy dikes but who... More
20 May Sgt. Tommy Steadman (Thomas Steadman)
I remember this well. I got plenty of pictures till I ran out of film. Then I spent about 28 hours in a hole with Jim Nelson. What a night!
06 May cruise or yearbook july,1967-april 1968 (CELSO CHACON)
would like anyone who remembers me to get in touch with me.I worked in the metal shop.I never recieved a yearbook while with vmcj-1 at danang.
29 Feb Chavez (Sam Naill)
Chavez I just found you in my yearbook 1967-68 DaNang. I worked nights in the seat shop.
21 Aug ron white (cpl E4) (Ronald White)
I also served at the same time you did in VMCJ-1 . I was an electrician. Iworked for Marty Bradley. Marty and I have been in touch recently. Istill have the cruise that was put out at time to remind me what you looked back then... It sure was "another place and another time" Semper Fi !
22 Jul Served with you! (Jerry Martin)
I worked with you. I got there in 68 while Gunny Hodder was NCOIC. I came in the same time as Rex Andre. We were from J-3. I well remember the bomb dump going up. My name is Jerry Martin. Iwas a Cpl at the time.
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

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