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Made it out to Lang Vei twice between December of '67 and January 21st of '68. I was with Bravo Co. 3rd Recon Bn at Khe Sanh and we came out as escorts or security for resupply by truck from Khe Sanh. We ran recon patrols in the area prior to the Tet Offensive. We received support and re-supply from "Spunky Hanson" a couple times (FOB-3 I believe) when we were engaged with the NVA and the Corps didn't have any birds available for re-supply or extraction.

We were on the radio the morning of Feb 7th and believe me, the rank and file Marines at Khe Sanh were ready to come to your aid. Sadly, those in command made a decision to wait until daylight to make the trip. By that time the Army had dispatched their own air support, extraction and relief force.

As with our membership, I can see the ranks here thinning out as we all get older. Keep the memories alive for future generations.
Posted by: Dave Doehrman
Posted on: July 13, 2012, 10:06 AM
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I was in B-56 Project Sigma I went to Viet nam with Dennis Thompson. We came out of the 10th it was his 3rd tour and my first. May God Bless Dennis Thompson.
Posted by: Aubrey C. Sudduth
Posted on: January 21, 2012, 6:23 PM
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Thanks for creating this web site. I only found it today from a Google search for my Mike Force team, A-113.

After being rotated from A-103, Gia Vuc back to the C-Team in Danang, I was assigne as the C-Team Engineering Officer and given responsibility for the design and construction of the new camp at Lang Vei, in 1967. The design of the new camp was largely influenced by the military engineering of the Renniassance, where fortifications were designed, in depth, to resist ground assault. The TOC, in the new camp, was the centerpiece of the inner defenses.

The compact early design of the the camp and its geometrical star-shaped design had to be modified due to the extended, long ridge line selected as the final camp location. This mean the final camp design was greatly elongated and not nearly so deep as originally planned.

I spent alot of time in the camp, working with Team Leader Frank Willoughby, the A-team and the Seabees doing the contruction, before I rotated to CONUS in August 1967. Charlie Lindewald of the Mike Force was my light weapons NCO at Gia Vuc before we were all reassigned back to Danang.

On this veteran's day, we can certainly give thanks and pay our respect to this brave band of brothers. The history of Lang Vei, published by the Naval Institute, "The Night of the Silver Stars" says it all.

Posted by: Virgil R. Carter
Posted on: November 11, 2011, 5:40 PM
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I am Dennis Thonpson's nephew. He and the men that fought at Lang Vei, represent the best of our nation and will always be heros. God bless America and the men and women who serve our great nation
Posted by: Jeffery S Juckel
Posted on: September 17, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Congtatulations Dickie Paul. Knowing you has been a pleasure indeed. You were always a leader. Many of our classmated admired you while we were in school together. When I read of exploits like yours I feel guilty. I did not join up and was never drafted. Russ told me some had to stay home and work to keep the country going. This is not enough while out buddies were fighting for America. Being from a veteran\'s family I have respect for the American soldier. Jerry Shelton
Posted by: Jerry Shelton
Posted on: July 13, 2011, 4:27 PM
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Congrats,Dick. Don't surprise me at all. Well done, bro. During Tet I was north of Hue and our patrols took us to the river south of Quang Tri . those were exciting but periolus times. I had and still have the utmost respect for the 5th SF& the fearless "yards" who fought with you there. Enjoy your atta boys. SFC(ret) Nickey Snow 67Y40.
Posted by: SGT Nickey Snow A co 26 Eng.,196 LIB
Posted on: June 8, 2011, 3:10 PM
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Wonderful Web Site! Very Good job!
I was with a group of Marines at a small remote firebase ( Rock Crusher )south west of Hue. We were the only friendly position between Hue/Phu Bai and the A Shau, we were a blocking force on road 547 - when we heard of your fate we knew it was just a matter of time until they hit us. We were surrounded but they never hit us hard. Go Figure?
Today is the first time that I have been to your site, I looked it up because of the announcement of recovery and burial of you Medic Leslie Moreland. I will be back for certain.
On the next day, the 7th, we lost 20 killed, 43 wounded and 20 vehicles when a resupply convoy was ambushed returning to Phu Bai from the 'Crusher -
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God Bless you all and Semper Fi
Posted by: Erle "Butch" Plunkett
Posted on: May 18, 2011, 7:28 PM
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I recently spent time with Col. Paul Longgrear (Ret) and SMG Dennis Thompson (Ret) and others who fought at Lang Vei. We were in Montevallo Alabama to bury SFC James Leslie "Les" Moreland former MIA. It was a humbling experience that I will never forget. I know there were many battles fought in Vietnam that has a story to tell. I will continue to study and tell this story to others I meet. I am retired US Air Force.
Posted by: Tony Cunningham
Posted on: May 16, 2011, 8:33 PM
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These men did their country proud, as well as Special Forces,I'm proud to have searved with many of them.
Posted by: Phillip M Brown SGM [ Ret]
Posted on: March 9, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Nice job on site Rich. Hope you can continue to add. I was member of rescue force with Chips Fleming and Sam Robison that dropped by to say hello that day. As I remember you guys were happy to see us. I am hoping to make it down to Moreland's memorial service in May. See you then.
Posted by: Tim Kirk MACVSOG Hatchet Force
Posted on: March 6, 2011, 9:54 AM
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