Photo sent by Gary Bolter,photo by Mike Ries
Photo provided by Cpl Dick "Tarzan" Jeffrey
PFC Al Derrick on far Right
Other 2 are Gary Hoerauf & Al Morales?
Far right with back facing camera
Memorial service from 1st MP's,unknown for whom
if you can advuse for whom ,advise me
L/CPL JOHNNY R THAXTON JR
Served with Mike at Dong Ha Combat Base. He was a good friend and a good
Marine. The accompanying photo is believed to be the last picture of Mike
(right) prior to his death. Picture was taken at ARVN Headquarters in Quang
Tri with myself (left), and Sgt Thoung (interpreter) prior to MED CAP
operation. Semper Fi, Marine. @ Harold "Clev" Cleveland
2ndLT MICHAEL HALL KIA 1-8-1968
At Dong Ha on 9 October 1966 (FLSU-1/FLSG-A) an explosion occured
while EOD and ammunition techicians were preparing Class V for
destruction. Explosion resulted in the death of LCpl ARTURO BARRIGA
and injury to three others.The opinion of the investagating officer
was that a 40mm round for the M-79 rifle accidentally exploded when
BARRIGA was placing it in position to be blown.
On Novenmber 6,1966 Cpl Robert G Wilson of FLSG-A was accidentally
drowned while swimming at the MCB-58 beach area. Subject was
participating in an unthorized recreational outing and entered the
water accompanied by a "buddy". A strong undertow swept WILSON to
sea. Rescue efforts which failed almost resulted in additional loss
On November 8,1966 LCpl James W Washkuhn of FLSU-2 was injured due
to the accidential discharge of an M-14 rifle. Washkuhn died of the
wounds following his evacuation to the NSA Hospital, Danang.
Circumstances surrounding this incident are:
1) Subject was occupying a bunker with other Marines
2) He allegedly grabbed another Marines rifle which discharged
striking him behing his right ear.
Lt. Stephen Lindsey & L/CPL Richard Porter