(Don) Mashaney, Mike 3/5 I
was incountry in December '67, and wounded Feb. 4, '68. I was sent to
Japan to an Army hospital. Can't remember how long I was in Japan, but
was sent back to Nam to Mike Company 3/5.
weren't very many guys that I knew when I got back. I should have known
Brad. Maybe it will come to me just like it finally dawned on me when
I saw Montgomery and his picture. I'm pretty sure he was the one we
were trying to carry in a poncho with a bad wound in his left shoulder
to get on a chopper. Never did know if he made it or not.
can't remember the exact date I left Nam, I think it was in May '68.
The color pics were when we were in Phu Bai waiting on orders to leave
I remember the first day I was at 3/5, the Battalion was on an operation
in the field, and I had the choice of unloading body bags, or going
to the bush. I picked the bush.
M Co. 3/5
Feb.4, '68 when we were ambushed on Hwy. 1, a Marine ran up to a 106mm
recoilless rifle mounted on a mule and tried to fire it, but was shot
in the right lung and came out his back. We were both waiting to be
choppered out, and he was showing me some pics of his kids. He made
it okay, because I saw him in Okinawa when I was going back to Nam.
like to hear from other Mike guys. Semper fi,~ Ed Mashaney