These Department Of Defense pictures with captions were sent in by USMC Combat Photographer, Warren E. Wilson. We are trying ID the unamed 3/5 Marines, and correct any wrong info, please contact us with any information.
USMC #: A194549
USMC #: A370071
Caption: Lt. Col Esslinger, CO of 3/5 and Cpl. O’Neal, S-2 scout, gives a villager 700 piasters for use of village for Command Post. (Note: This is not LtCol. Esslinger, if anyone recognizes the Marines pictured please let us know. JD Murray thinks the Marine to the left looks like Steve Lindblom, M/3/5).
USMC #: A370114
Caption: LCpl. T. Barnerd checks out his weapon, ammo, and radio prior to start of Operation UNION II, approx 20 mi. south of Danang.
USMC #: A370241
USMC #: A373074
Caption: Operation UNION II. Radio operator from 3rd platoon, “M” Company 3/5 relays information on Viet Cong sniper activities.
USMC #: A370226
Caption: Operation UNION II. Marine of “M” Company, 3/5 returns fire at close quarters with a sniper 20 miles southwest of Danang.
USMC #: A370240
Caption: Operation UNION II. A Marine of “M” Company, 3/5 looks over his shoulder for the Viet Cong during a move through heavy jungle.
USMC #: A422472
Pfc. Vernon L. Robinson, left (Barstow, CA) and LCpl. Steve H. Ridinger (Indianapolis, Indiana), wait tensely aboard a CH-46 helicopter, from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263), carrying them on the assault wave during Operation Durham Peak. They are attached to 3/5, participating in the multi-battalion operation south of An Hoa Combat Base.
DOD USMC #: A370152
USMC #: A370157
DOD USMC #: A370166
DOD USMC #: A370280
USMC #: A371034
DOD USMC #: A371121
DOD USMC #: A371682
DOD USMC #: A372181
LCpl Leroy Williams (Cincinati, OH), LCpl Roger Baca (Holbrook, AZ), LCpl Roger A. Davis (Clanton, AL), LCpl Tim Roberts (Roseberg, Oregon).
Caption: Operation Hastings. Four members of a “Sparrow Hawk” unit that went into the Operation Hastings area to help a reconnaissance team that was outnumbered and on the verge of being overrun. The “Sparrow Hawk” unit, a reactionary platoon on “standby” basis met with heavy reinforced opposition which grew into a fierce battle and cost the Viet Cong 37 KIA body count and another possible 100.
LCpl. T.E.McClain of Saratoga, FL., grenadier with M79 Rocket Launcher and Cpl. L.K. Greene (Lenoir, NC), squad leader of 3rd platoon, “M” Company, 3/7 stand ready for attack by Viet Cong (if any occurs) at their position in defense on hill at Sa Binh village in Duc Pho during Operation DeSoto.
Caption: Sgt. Small of 1st platoon, “F” Company, 2/7, looks weary and leery while on Operation DeSoto with 3/7, south of Quang Ngai City.
USMC #: A371127
Caption: Operation Hue City. PFC James M. Jones (Newport News, VA), rocket man with “H” Company 2/5, helps refugee child through window of house.