Web site by Craig Slaughter © 2009
This is not an official USMC site.
Little did we know what was in store for us in that place called NAM.
Sample of document(s) used in constructing the map. Click on Command Diary to view all pages.
A Marine Ontos patrols a beach area during Operation STARLITE. The South Vietnamese fishermen go  about their business despite the war. (USMC Photo A185826)
A Marine helicopter from HMM-361 brings ammunition to a howtar position during Operation STARLITE. The howtar is a 107mm mortar tube mounted on a pack howitzer chassis, hence the name howtar.
Marines from the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines assemble near a small hamlet during Operation STARLITE, The unit pictured is a command group; note the number of radio antennas.
Marines from Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines move out from LZ WHITE during Operation STARLITE. Shortly after this picture was taken, the company met stiff resistance from Viet Cong entrenched to the right of the photograph. (USMC Photo A 184946)
A MAG-16 helicopter evacuates STARLITE casualties, while a Marine M-48 tank stands guard. The Marine on the left carries a M-79 grenade launcher. (USMC Photo A184966)
Field Service Medical School
Class #6 1965
Camp Pendleton, CA
11/13/64 Thru 12/21/64
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Republic of South Vietnam -  August 1965