Wood near Hwy. 1
Everett Wood, FMF Corpsman with Mike 3/5
I arrived in Da Nang on Feb. 14, 1968, and was attached to Mike Company,
3/5. I stayed with Mike Company until September ? 1968, and then joined
the First Hospital Company in Da Nang around the First Marine Headquarters.
pictures to enlarge)
Wood and his M-16
anyone remembers the names of these M Co. 3/5 Marines, please let us know.
Wood (right) and fellow corpsman
team (left) and Rocket team (right)
(left), Sgt. (center), radioman (right)
May 8-13, 1968
Wood (left) and Doc Mariskanish (KIA 9 May '68)
do remember the event going up that mountain (Haivan Pass). I remember
placing many guys in body bags after several days. It was hell! I will
try to convert my slides into pictures as soon as I can and will send
them to you and anyone who wants a copy of them. God bless, Doc
KIA 9 May '68
Frank Pacello (left) and Mike 3/5 Marines up near Haivan Pass
wounded Marines of Mike 3/5 had been safely helped on board this helicopter,
then to everyone's horror, the chopper crashed into the trees.
first chopper in took only a couple guys and it got blown out of the
sky. The second chopper in took quite a few of us. Dave was not on it.
Lomax was, and so were some other guys. We got up and almost made it
out but the fire got the bird and it came crashing down. I got hurt
pretty bad – so did a couple others. We all got out."~Rock
Wood's Navy Commendation Citation for actions on Hill 1192
you so much for sharing these, Doc!
Battalion, 5th Marines Reunion 2003
La Grange, Georgia
Marines who served together on "Hill 1192", May '68
Jim Blankenheim, "Doc" Everett Wood, Jerry Lomax
Back: Frank Pacello, Art Diabo, Curtis Batten, Rock Giambrocco, Dan Hignight,
Charles Edward Mariskanish Memorial page
Randolph Sterns Memorial page
Corpsman graphic and background by Redeye)