Bain just before leaving for his second tour in Vietnam, April 1970
Bain, India 3/5 This
is Terrapin India here. Was incountry from March '67 to April '68. Company
radioman after UNION II. Thank God for that. The operation I cut my
teeth on in the Nam was UNION I, and pow! we was out on UNION II.
also on DESOTO, and COCHISE, SWIFT, SHELBYVILLE, ESSEX, AUBURN, and
Eidson and Jerry, Vietnam 1967
and Jerry, Spring
Birthday Jerry and Curtis!
served with India 3/5 much of the same time as Curtis Eidson. He and
Curtis hadn't heard from each other until March '99, when they found
each other via the Internet. Brad and I had only found a handful
of our 3/5 guys, but combined with those that Ed McCurry already knew
of, we had enough information and people that Ed put up our Mike and
H&S 3/5 site. Curtis in Georgia was also busy locating India 3/5
guys, and Ken Miller (M/3/9) was sending us email from Boston on every
5th Marine he came across.
the middle of all this excitement, Brenda Eidson let us know that it
was Curtis' birthday. We sent him birthday greetings, and then we received
an email from Ken, who unknowingly, was about to give Curtis the best
birthday present ever. Ken had found another India 3/5 Marine, but this
time it was one of Curtis' friends in Vietnam, Jerry Bain. Well, Curtis
and Jerry were ecstatic to say the least, and before long, Jerry was
on his way to Georgia to reunite with his friend after 30 years. Turns
out Jerry's birthday is also in March. Thank you, Ken!~DR
Jerry and Karen Bain
again after more than 30 years!
Eddie Garcia, Jerry Bain, Doc Ron Parlee
(Doc Parlee passed away 4/13/2001)
Reunion 2000, La Grange, Georgia
row: Dennis Tenety (I/3/5), Ed McCurry (H&S 3/5), Jim Blankenheim
(H&S, I and M/3/5), Mike Wilson (H&S 3/5), Doc Ron Parlee (I/3/5),
Eddie Garcia (I/3/5), Hank Oliver (I/3/5).
Back row: John Gunderson (I/3/5), Jerry Lomax (M/3/5), Brad Reynolds
(M/3/5), Jerry Bain (I/3/5), Curtis Eidson (I/3/5), John Costello (I/3/5),
Rod Johnson (I/3/5), Howard Rainer (I/3/5).
Standing: Babe Peterson and Bob Morris (I/3/5).
Reunion 2001, La Grange, Georgia
Bob "Slick" Mowery, Ted Duckworth, Mike Mannell, Bill Pruett,
Eddie Garcia, Richard Hodgdon.
Back: Marko Whitely, Rock Giambrocco, Curtis Eidson, John "Gunny"
Gunderson, Jerry Bain, Mark Rader, Hank Oliver, and Jim Blankenheim.
USMC Birthday in DC
Nov. 10, 11, 2001
AWESOME STILL!!!!!!!!!!! THE MARINES KNOW HOW TO PUT ON A SHOW.
Center: This is me with the big shots, Commandant Jones and the Secretary
of the Marine Corps, Mr. England.
Right: Brenda Eidson and Karen with Sam Elliott on VAeterans Day at
Operation UNION II
Billy Bolton Memorial
Robert Peterson Memorial
Capt. Henry Kolakowski
Lt. John Corr Memorial
Doc Ron Parlee Memorial
(India 3/5 graphic by Vic Vilionis)