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Marina Herrera Email

My Father, Jose Maria Martinez, served in Vietnam. I came across your website last night and showed him. He asked me to forward to you the following message:

"I served with A 1/4 67/68. From Camp Evans to Con Thien, the Wash Out, Cam Lo, Charlie 2. We crossed The Ben Hai into North Vietnam looking for an underground hospital and arms cashe. 1st Sgt Crawford who later became the Sgt. Major of the CORPS. Lt. Webb K. I. A. Outside of Con Thien. Cpl. Cortez, Sgt. Sanders. Sgt. Ciconni, John Wayne Jeffries, big Bob Cole, Joe Evans and so many more. This and many of our Brothers. SEMPER FIDELIS!!"

My Father has since been deported to Mexico. So if any of you are ever down in the border town of Nuevo Progresso, Mexico, just across from Weslaco, Tx, I know he'd very much enjoy a visit.

Richard S Plummer Email

Vietnam June 68-July69. A1/4 1st platoon

George Reilly Email

Greetings. I am the Person Locator for the Marines Together We served website. Recently I was contacted by Suzanne Poynter, the widow of Patrick J. Poynter. Patrick served with B Co., 1/4 during the evacuation of Saigon in April of 1975. Patrick died of lung cancer. His widow believes it may have been the result of Agent Orange. She applied for benefits to the VA and was told that she needs a witness to prove that Patrick actually set foot on the RVN. Patrick's 214 indicates the following: Participated in Refugee Evacuation Operations off the coast of South Vietnam (the Off The Coast is the rub). It also states: Performed assigned duties connected with military operations in a designated hostile fire area during the period 02 April 1975 to 18 April 1975. Entitled to hostile fire pay and tax exemption. My question: Does any member of 1/4 remember LCpl Patrick J. Poynter? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You and Semper Fi!


Andy Wyczlinski Email

Just reiterate what Ken has said about May 8, 1967. I was with 11th Engineers. That was a night none of us will forget and never forget those that paid the ultimate sacrifice. 
Semper Fi! brothers.

Ken Green Email

It's now about 3pm May 7 EST. Exactly 50 yrs. ago[it was on May 8 at 3 am RVN time]Delta and Alpha 1/4 were overrun on ConTien by an NVA Regt.It started at 3am and lasted 'til about 8 or 9 am.When it was through Delta lost 44 KIA and Alpha I'm not sure how many were lost when a relief amtrac burnt after an RPG hit it.The NVA left about 110 bodies behind  inside the wire.Just like Guadalcanal,Tarawa,Iwo,and the Chosin,we stopped them and held the ground.Thank God we were Marines!!!  Ken Green
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