3rd Battalion/26 Marine Regiment, Vietnam War, Kilo & H&S Companies 1968-1970
Companies 3rd Battalion/26 Marines, Vietnam War, Kilo & H&S
1968/703/26 Marines Kilo & H&S, Vietnam War
THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MARINES, CORPSMEN AND FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO SERVED WITH KILO AND H&S COMPANIES OF THE 3RD BATTALION/ 26TH MARINES FROM 1968 TO 1970 IN VIETNAM; PLUS MARINES, AND CORPSMEN FROM OTHER UNITS THAT WERE REUNITED AFTER 30 YEARS.
Note: The majority of information, poems, photos, true stories etc. were supplied by Vietnam combat veterans of Kilo & H&S Companies of the 3/26 Marines; along with several entries from combat personnel who served in other Marine units in Vietnam from 1968 through 1970.
Reunited in 1999 after 30 Years of being separated
19 Years of being together again
Gen. "Chesty" Puller by: Anthony F. Milavic. Submitted by: Bob Dalton
Includes After Action Reports
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND OUR KILO & H&S FAMILY - PAST AND PRESENT
Submitted By: Nick Kosturos
"I know now why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted at their best; men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped of their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the military. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades . . . Such good men."
From "These Good Men" by Michael
Submitted by: Dennis "Ski" Kwiatkowski.
Submitted by Tom Fitzgerald.
Found on You-Tube.
At 3/26 Kilo's 50th reunion our thanks goes out to Greg and Shilin Luth for coming up with the highest bid for the last 3rd Battalion 26th Marine Regiment Challenge Coin to be struck. The proceeds will be donated to The Semper Fi Fund in honor/memory of Lt. John Joyce.
At the 50th Reunion Jim Bligh presented a one of a kind Challenge Coin to special guest speaker Lt. General Jack Klimp plus one to each Marine, Corpsman, Marine Pilot and Air Force Pilot attending; plus Marine Ron Jensen's family of Kathy, Jennifer and John.
Video taken by Greg and Shilin Luth.