3rd Battalion/26th Marines/Vietnam - kilo and H&S Companies - 1968/70
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 OTHER ENTRIES FROM COMBAT VETERANS WHO SERVED IN OTHER MARINE, ARMY, OR AIR FORCE UNITS IN VIETNAM FROM 1968 THROUGH 1970.
Reunited in 1999 after 30 Years of being separated
23 Years of being together again
- Includes After Action Reports
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."
by Michael Norman
Submitted by: Dennis "Ski" Kwiatkowski.
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.
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3rd Battalion/26th Marines/Vietnam - Kilo & H&S Companies - 1968 - 70
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Tara Smallidge was recently promoted to Commander (0-5) in the Navy. Congratulations Tara from everyone in K/326. You can see how excited Dave and MaryAnn are.