Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; United States. Marine Corps; Basic training (Military education); Military reconnaissance; Radio operators
Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Richard Smith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 after a semester of college. He joined for a variety of reasons. Smith had his basic training on Parris Island (SC) which he vividly remembers...
Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States. Marine Corps; Military missions; Helicopters;
First Marine Division, Third Battalion, Twenty
Sixth Marines prepare to board a CH– 46 Sea Night helicopter.
The First Marine Division Leathernecks were de-
parting for a "Search and Clear" mission 10 miles
northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam....