PLEASE PLACE YOUR REMEMBERANCES OF BUDDY IN THE GUEST BOOK BELOW
Buddy's passing has shocked many of his Marine Corps brothers. I use the word "brother" because that's what he is; a brother in combat. The guy next to you in a fire fight that reacts without hesitation, fast and deadly. Buddy had all the qualities of an exceptional combat Marine, a grunt. He displayed his learned skills in direct combat and during "slack " time with great attention to keeping the tradition of a Marine grunt in tact. Whatever the situation called for; carrying extra ammo, checking a tunnel, killer teams, acquire beer and supplies, throwing a good right cross, Buddy was there.
My first reunion, 2001 in Nashville, was the first time we met since 1969. Here comes Buddy in a tank top looking like a 20 year old. He had not changed, still in great shape and ready for action. Thank Buddy for the "Budweiser Welcomes 3/26 " banner displayed at our reunions.
When someone asks about Nam , "Would you do it again?". I say yes, because I know Brother Buddy is there right next to me.
S/f Nick Kosturos
Date: July 21, 2008
Note: Buddy was Nick's assistant machine - gunner in Vietnam.