and "Lemonade Tony"
Quinn, Mike 3/5
I arrived in Vietnam in late Jan. or early Feb. '68...was with 60mm
mortars with Mike Company until May or June, and then was assigned
as 2nd Plt. Commander/Sgt. in (I think) June '68...right after Hill
1192 and ALLEN BROOK. Gunny Harville (?) was 2nd Plt. Commander,
but was KIA on 1192, so I succeeded him.
Walters joined Mike Co. in July or Aug., and he took over the 2nd.
platoon. He was really in charge after I got WIA on Aug. 15 or 16,
'68, and was medevaced, and never made it back. They got hit real
bad a couple of weeks later (Sept. 3 and 4??), and he was wounded
severely, as were a lot of other guys including my good friend,
Cpl. Rick Almanza (KIA 9/3/68) and "Doc" Whitbeck WIA
9/3 or 9/4.~Jim Quinn
pictures to enlarge)
3/5 Gunners and Grunts, Summer '68
w/M16 pointing at "Luke"'s head; "Mouse" on
Luke's left; Sqd. Ldr. Mike Payne kneeling at Luke's right side;
Bob Mock standing, head turned to his right w/dog tags and big belly;
names of others escape me, but I'll never forget them.
Aug. 68, Hill 310
3/5 CO Capt. Frank Pacello directly in front of flag...the other
guy's name escapes me.
Right picture is me and Dan Hignight on Top of Hill 310, Aug.
Gun (Anti Aircraft .51 caliber) captured by Mike 3/5 (Dan Hignight)
on Hill 310 operation.
"Dirty" Dan Hignight on the left, me on the right, Summer
Left picture is 2nd Plt. Commander Mike 3/5, Lt. Joe Walters,
On the right is Eddie Pacheco, Guns.
Dan Hignight with face and pistol in tunnel, Sept. 68. This picture
hangs (I'm told) in the lobby of the main building at Quantico Marine
Base. I think in other USMC locations as well.
Operation HOUSTON II