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4-8-2014

Not sure I've been to the site previously but found it most interesting to look at the history as I was member of 1st Radio Battalion in Viet Nam 1970-71.....  Great Job !!!!!!!!!!!!


Regards
Carey Mangold
Sgt/E5
MOS: 2575
RVN: 6th Platoon, Hill 364

 


 

 

11-10-2013

Greetings, and Thank You!!

 
Very much enjoyed visiting this website, a job well done!
My father is Gordon C. Hagan, and I am one super proud daughter!!
 
I can't imagine the bond you guys share, looking at the pictures brought tears to my eyes as I wondered what is was like, and wonder how you all feel as you reminisce.
I must say, seeing brave young men with smiling faces, and reading the Unit History has raised my appreciation to a new level.  
 
My dad, my rock, the man who shaped and molded me, the man who has always been there for me, I just want to say thank you for being a vital part of his life.
 
Thanks for building this website, as it allowed me to get a glimpse of my father's Brotherhood.
 
Be Blessed, and Peace to you all.
Gina Hagan Walden

6-15-2013

To whom it may concern,

I'm writing for information, stories, pictures of Roosevelt Cash. His children never knew about his time in the Marines, so I'm trying to piece together everything i can find.
Your website is great. Your brothers at the gate is wonderful. I did find 3 pictures of him there.


Thank you,
Julie Cash



8-23-2012

To Whom It May Concern,

I recently discovered your Web Site and found it very interesting and informative. My wife's Father PFC George E. Lohr II
was a a Detachment 1 Sub Unit 2 Member in 1962. Our Family did know not much about his Military History because he did not talk
about it much. When he passed away in Sept 1998, our family lost this part of his life until I discovered your Web Site. WOW!!

I can't THANK YOU enough for your efforts to maintain this Web Site. I want to share it with the family, but first maybe I could have
his pictures included first. It would be nice for the whole family to see him included and accurately memorialized. Pictures Included.

Please Advise,

Todd and Tonja (Lohr) Braun
Bellefontaine, Ohio

 



10-18-2011

COMMENTS

Ms. Stocks:

My name is Mike Moylan &, in response to yr "comments" entry, I can provide you the following information re yr Dad:

My wife Barbara & I together with our son Michael Jr. were your next door neighbors at San Miguel 1961-62 . You were just a youngster then of course & I doubt you remember us at all. You used to play with our son, Michael all the time since we lived right next door.

Your father & I were very good friends & worked in the same watch section for quite some time. Yr Dad was quite a guy, soft-spoken with a ready smile virtually all the time for everyone. An extremely capable guy also who had the respect of all the Marines who worked with him.

If you have any specific questions re yr Dad relating to that time frame, I'd be happy to attempt to respond to them.

Warm Regards,
Mike Moylan
Maj. USMC (Ret)

 


8-22-2011

COMMENTS

A former member of 1st Radio pointed me to this site. Not as  awesome as being on top of the Rockpile, but awesome in a cyberspace wy.
Semper Fi and Oorah from henryclay.

Harvey Britt

 


8-18-2011

COMMENTS:

My name is  Tom Cunnally & would love to hear from anyone who served in the 1st Radio, Co, FMF, NC.,  from January 1955 to September 1956

 
Pls email me at cunnally@comcast.net    so we can swap ole sea stories before we go to Heaven to guard the streets there ..

6-20-2011

COMMENTS:

Hello ~ I received your information from SSgt Rick Swan. I am looking for some Marines that served with my father MSgt. Charles H. Badger. I would love to see pictures if anyone has any and would love know a little more! I would like to put his information on the page labeled Brothers at the Gates could you please advise as to how I can do this. I can forward the information to you if I need. Thanks again for a wonderful site. Also can we become members, and do you know how I can get a copy of the medal he earned while in service? I have some of his medals and I have his dress blues, I am in the process of framing all of this but would like to know if he has anymore?

Thanks
Semper Fi
Joan

 


 

2/11/2011

COMMENTS

I was assigned to First Radio From
Aug 1963 until Aug 1964. I also went Tdy
to Phu Bai As the Communicator for Then
Maj Gray's collection outfit at KheShan From May Until Aug 64..

CHEERS
SULLY AKA NGITW


 

7/31/2010

COMMENTS

Hi,

I was looking at your webpage and came across a photo an aircraft labeled as an "L-10", at ../member_pages/member_pages/fouts/phtotgraphs/L-10%20I%20flew%20in%20in%20Phu%20Bai.jpg.

The aircraft is actually an RU-6A. What you have there is a very rare photo of an Army DF intercept aircraft. The tipoff that it's an RU-6A are the vertical antennas mounted on each wing.

The standard U-6As had been designated as L-20As (not L-10s) prior to the standardization of DOD aircraft designations in 1962/63. The L-20A then became the U-6A, and ELINT/DF versions of the U-6A were designated as RU-6As. There were very, very few of these aircraft - the codewords for these airborne DF systems were SEVEN ROSES and CEFISH PERSON. The first RU-6As arrived in RVN in March 1962 and were part of an aviation detachment within the Army's 3rd RRU.

Thought you might be interested.


John Hairell

 


 

6/10/2011

COMMENTS

Greetings webmaster. Sorry to see the guest book had to be shut down. My name is Joseph A. Tagliaferri & I was in 1st 81mm mortar squad in 1964 dug in around the Krypto container. There is very little info published on this mission & to be honest I just do not recall a great deal of it. Very interesting to know I served directly under a future Commandant of the Marine Corps. Just thought I'd touch base & say hello. Semper Fi
Jotag


 

Comments

The improvements of this web site are remarkable. It is a reflection of the uniqueness of the members of the group. Semper Fi


4/18/2010

Comments

Looking for anyone who served in 1stCompRadCo or 1stRadCo at Kaneohe MCAS to join this site and re-connect to the Marines you served with. Contact the webmaster so we can welcome you back. Cpl. Dennis A. Fouts


4/18/2010

Comments

This is a great site! Very professional. I have a question: P.J. Fennel was the XO in 1963 but I can't remember the C.O., It might have been an officer named Smith but I'm not sure Doug (Mac) McQuate


 

4/18/2010

Comments

I would like to hear from the Marines that served with my Dad, Garrett O'Hara. Any tidbits of his time in service. Karen O'Hara Stocks


4/18/2010

Comments

I really appreciate your web site. I'm a scrapper and the site has been a good resource for the work I'm doing for Harvey (Rosy). It would be great if I could print from the site, and in color. Thank you for your work in honoring the one I love and his brothers who served our nation. Margaret Rosenfeld


 

4/19/2010

Comments

XO FENNEL


 

4/19/2010

Comments

I BELIEVE XO WAS FENNEL AND CO WAS NAMED SMITH .. I THINK Capt Fennel became a Major and CO - but my memory is not what it use to be ....I would bet Brew would know for sure ....


4/20/2010

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I do not remember Lt.Col Smith's first name. I do remember that he was one of the highest ranking officers,at that time, to have not gone to college. COL. Fennel and I had a long and not so glorious relationship. I am ashamed to say that the difficulty was of my doing. However, I can relate a couple of "sea stories" (one including RJ Kelly} that some may find humorous. Semper Fi


4/22/2010

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I LOVE THE IDEA OF A GUEST BOOK. MAYBE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST SURFING WILL FIND THIS SITE AND WRITE A COMMENT AND SIGN IT. WHO KNOWS, MAYBE ONE OF OUR RADIO CO. BUDDIES WILL SEE IT AND JOIN THE FUN. THANKS JACK AND WHOMEVER ELSE HELPED WITH THIS. HAROLD BEASLEY


4/27/2010

Comments

Copy of an email recieved Mar. 12, 2010

Retired MGySgt 2691. No real question on membership. I never served with 1stRad. Always 2nd Rad. But I did serve at Company L, MarSptBn in Phu Bai in 1967. Anyway, someone sent me link of your site (great looking by the way), and I wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoyed looking at some of the photos of present and fallen Marines on your site. It was nice to see Marines like Ike Eisenhower, Lloyd Bean, "Pappy" Godwin and others. Garrett O'Hara was one of my "try to emulate" hero Marines and will always be fondly remembered. I noticed that you did not have a link on your site to the MCCA . I think it would be great if there was reciprocal links between the organizations so that more of us old cronies can spend our days reminiscing. Again, kudos on your site and thanks for awakening some fond memories of good times spent with fine Marines.

 Semper Fi! John Comer


 

5/1/2010

Comments

Enjoyed the website. Well Done. I was in Phu Bai in May 1964 on TDY from 79th USASASOU in Shemya, Alaska. Thanks for the memories. SP5 William K Russ Shemya Alaska 12/63 - 12/64 Russian Voice Intercept Operator


 

5/1/2010

Comments

To William K. Russ Thanks for taking time to visit our website and the kind comments. We are a small group of proud Marines and still remain a close knit family. We appericate our Army counter parts stationed in South Vietnam and thanks for your service to our country. Jack Williams, Web Admin.


Date:

5/3/2010

Time:

11:30:45 PM

Remote User:

Comments

Comment dated 4/20 regarding a "sea story" including RJ Kelly this is the Widow Kelly & would like to hear the story my email is lillian_avalos@ yahoo.com I enjoy the website RJ really cared for you guys & I have learned to love you all also. Thanks for being my friends


Date:

5/6/2010

Time:

5:08:45 PM

Remote User:

Comments

John Mcdonald is looking for anyone out there that knows of the treatment that Col Hyatt did to him 1973 sending his E-9 warrant back to HQMC Testing him to see if he could hold MSgt. John McDonald is writing HQMC and needs support on what happened all because he submitted and AA Form to go to Pendleton due to wife dying of cancer. 1stSgt Danielson told him the Col was extremely upset that he was trying to get out from his command. You can write John McDonald at 6125 Trieda Dr Melbourne, Fl 32940 E-mail: jbamusmc@yahoo.com


Date:

5/6/2010

Time:

5:14:36 PM

Remote User:

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John McDonald have been fighting Gen Gray on a Bronze Star award that Lt Barney Prosser told me and HQMC he wrote 1967. Barney told John McDonald it was the Bronze Star Gen Gray took award with him when he left on emergency leave in Jan 1978 and never submitted it. Barney told John McDonald that he and 1stSgt Jennal (Correct spelling?) wrote it. Unable to get Gen Gray to answer John McDonald or find Lt Prosser and 1Sgt. Does anyone out there know of this award that could help John McDonald. John McDonald was a Platoon cmdr at many camp site including Khe Sahn, Chu Lai , dong Ha, Camp Carrol you name it. Maybe someone can help John McDonald for his 82nd Birthday June 22, 2010. Contact John McDonald at: 6125 Trieda Dr Melbourne, Fl 32940 E-mail: jbamusmc@yahoo.com


Date:

5/11/2010

Time:

7:20:12 PM

Remote User:

Comments

Having just missed the "cut", (I joined Ist Rad in July '64)in Hawaii when Maj. RJ Smith and SgtMaj. Tony Byers were there, I still get a big kick out of this site. I served with several guys from the 1st trips to Pleiku and Phu bai in 62-63. Then I went to both those places a bit later, from RadBn. Great site! S/F.....Bruce "BR" Smith


Date:

5/13/2010

Time:

12:26:37 PM

Remote User:

Comments

As an Alum of 1st Radio Battalion (85-88') and the current Commander of 2d Radio Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC, I'm very proud to be tied to the wonderful lineage of 1st Composite Radio Company! On behalf of a very grateful Battalion, thanks for paving the way! In Your Service, LtCol M. G. Carter, USMC, Commanding


Date:

5/13/2010

Time:

10:56:24 PM

Remote User:

Comments

I was with the first det sub1 at Pleiku, we arrived in Viet Nam in late December where we stayed at the Saigon Hotel, then Tan Su nute air base tent city until we went to Plieku. Capt Hayatt was Co of this det and I along with 4 other marines augmented the sub unit from San Miguel. some I remember were Cimino, Dave Frank (linguist), Sct G nichols, my self Robert(Bob )Davis. I do have some old photos. Robert J. Davis 1StSgt Ret 1980.


Date:

5/14/2010

Time:

5:04:23 PM

Remote User:

Comments

Lt. Col Carter We appreciate your coments. We are especially grateful that you have made one of the battalion officers available to brief our group on current activities. R E Brewington Lt. USMC Ret. Semper Fi


Date:

5/15/2010

Time:

5:20:00 PM

Remote User:

Comments

I enjoyed the reunion in Ashville and sorry I couldn't stay longer. I made it back to Ohio in 8.5 hours and was pretty tuckered out. I think I made a few new friends there (at least I hope so). Somesent me a story about Gen. Grey in the early days a while back. Could some one please send it to me again at mcquate@hotmail.com. Semper Fi


Date:

5/17/2010

Time:

10:00:49 AM

Remote User:

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Gentlemen, It was an absolute priviledge to meet you all at the Asheville reunion. You have an incredible legacy and it was an honor to get to speak with such great Americans. I loved hearing everyone's unqiue stories and getting to know the real history of Radio Battalions. Thank you for your service and Semper Fidelis. Capt Sasha Kuhlow Company C, 2d Radio Bn


Date:

5/18/2010

Time:

5:09:24 AM

Remote User:

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I also served in the marine corps, with the 1st composite radio company, in kaneohe, during the years 1960 and 1961, We had traveled to Taiwan, and trained with the Chinese Army, and Chinese Marine Corps. Im glad I found this web site.. Seeing the barracks in Kaneohe brought back a lot of memories.. Thomas Magdich


Date:

5/18/2010

Time:

7:56:16 PM

Remote User:

Comments

To everyone that have left comments on the site and were with FirstCompRadCo and First Radio we would like to have you join the group. Sent your email address to the webmaster and we will be in touch with you.


Date:

5/30/2010

Time:

3:23:24 PM

Remote User:

Comments

I believe that the 2010 reunion video is outstanding. We should appreciate our web masters. Bob Brewington


Date:

5/31/2010

Time:

4:24:50 PM

Remote User:

Comments

I vaguely remember a COL. Van der Hyde at 1st. Rad. in 1961. My spelling may be wrong and he may have been a L/COL. Larry Fincher


Date:

6/4/2010

Time:

6:14:13 PM

Remote User:

Comments

I never saw a better video of a reunion than the 2010 video. Some very talented people run this site. Thank you and Semper Fi. Doug (Mac) McQuate


Date:

6/8/2010

Time:

8:54:46 PM

Remote User:

Comments

My name is Tom Cunnally USMC 1953 - 1956. I attended ASA Radio School at Ft Devens MA in 1954 and was later transfered to 1st Radio Co FMF Camp Geiger NC in 1955 and then transered to the USMCR in 1956. 1st Radio had just transfered from CA when I joined them and spent two years as a 2536 high speed radio operator supporting the 2nd Mar Div in field exercises at both Camp Lejeune, NC and Vieques Puerto Rico. A few of us also supported 1st Recon who arrived from Korea in 1955 and we assisted them on several field exercises at Onslow Beach CA. Some of you old timers may remmember me or those early days for the 1st Radio Co at Camp Geiger.


Date:

6/12/2010

Time:

10:49:59 AM

Remote User:

Comments

Great site. Looks like the 2010 reunion was a great success. S/F Lee Ahr, 1st Rad Bn, 1970-1971.


Date:

6/17/2010

Time:

9:46:52 AM

Remote User:

Comments

I find it very interesting to read about 1st Radio from beginning to current. I was with 1st Radion Bn in Kaneohe from 1966 to 1968. Sub Unit 1 in Viet Nam 8/68 then to become 1st Radion Bn until 8/69. For such a small unit I think we did tremendous work for the benefit of not only the Marine Corps but everyone who could use the information we gathered. I am proud to have been a member. Semper Fi, SSgt John J. Cihak USMC 1964 - 1970 VIETNAM 1968 - 1969


Date:

6/17/2010

Time:

2:01:19 PM

Remote User:

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My name is Jim DeMers. I was with 1st Radio Bn in Hawaii in 1966 and left for Viet Nam in december 1966. This is the 1st time I have seen this site as I have been using another site developed by Rick Swan. I spent 60 days on the Rock Pile From January thru February of 1967. I sat main CP in Dong Ha after that and slept in the Radio Tent. I was there when they attacked Don Ha and the Radio Tent took a direct hit as I dove out the door.


Date:

7/10/2010

Time:

4:33:52 PM

Remote User:

Comments

Great site! took a self-guided tour thru it and enjoyed every thing about it. Nice Job. Semper Fi, Bruce 'BR' Smith

 

 

 

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