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Submitted by Robert Bangor

April in Paris! What a perfect time to visit the world’s most beautiful city! Mitchell and Margaret Ritchie had decided to take a well-earned holiday from their responsibilities in New York. Their eldest son was following in his father’s footsteps and had become an officer in the marines; their younger son was in a business school being groomed to take over Mitchell’s business when he retired. Margaret was now active in social services, especially those concerning fallen women and unwed mothers. It was a Saturday, and they were moving slowly through the collection of art and artifacts in one of the world’s greatest museums: the Louvre.



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Ace with Esther

My wife and I had some business in Boston and when it became dinnertime in the evening, we starting thinking about where we could have a good meal in nice surroundings.

Chu Lai was not “China Beach”

Chu-LaiOne Marine who didn’t make it was our Senior Drill Instructor. In 1967, Jettie Rivers, Jr., was the first sergeant of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marlines (D/1/9). Delta, 1/9 was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam with mission of stopping the infiltration of North Vietnamese troops (NVA) across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) into South Vietnam.

Robert O’Dowd Global News Centre

(SALEM)  In May 1965, Marine Air Group 12 (MAG-12) deployed to Chu Lai, Vietnam, to support Marine infantry and other allied forces against the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army units. MAG-12 participated in the recapture of Hue City and the relief of besieged units at Khe Sanh.

In 1965, Dave Klauder, my Paris Island boot camp buddy, and I were stationed at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan. We were in the same former Japanese WW II barracks but in different squadrons. I was quartered in the upper deck; Dave was on the lower deck.

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