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"HE was not just one man!  He was ALL the men... like you

Who stood their ground, and racked a round,    

That's why we're called

THE FEW !"

Mike Swagerty, Company M 3/27

7 April 2009

          

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USMC RECRUITING POSTER - 1918, FOLLOWING THE FRENCH BATTLE OF BELLEAU WOOD, WHERE THE GERMANS HAD NICKNAMED THE MARINES THEY FACED AS HAVING FOUGHT LIKE "DEVIL DOGS".

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Viet Cong  (National Liberation Front) flag captured during Operation Brook by 3/27 in May 1968. Please help us to identify the men in this photo.  So far we have, in no particular order:

 (Far Left standing, with helmet and pistol) Corpsman R. Kelley, Nick Cravens, Don Moye, Danny Banks, Jerry Styck, Paul Gibbs, Terry Beasley (?), (?) Miller, (?) Powell, Cpl. Pond (?), Fred Parnell

SSgt. Croy, McMillen or McDuffy (?), Tim Carnegie (behind mortar stake), Martin Zucker (Rear, 3rd from right), and Sparks ( from Ky.)? Names provided by Jerry Styck , Martin Zucker and Fred Parnell. 

Photo was taken by Fred Steube (81mm Mortars).

 

 

 

                                   Welcome to Marines, Vietnam veterans, and curious history buffs.  This site is  constantly under construction and probably will never be completed. Enjoy and please sign the guestbook, links to which may be  found above and below. We are always looking for former members of the 3rd Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, Vietnam. If you have or want any information on 3/27 or its members contact one of the Battalion historians.

Please sign our Guest Book!

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                                      LITERATURE BY 3/27 MARINES

Click on the below site to view some of the books, poems, short stories, etc that has been written by members of the   Three 27 Family.

  http://www.three27.com/Literature.htm

 

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          Reunion      

PLEASE VISIT THE REUNION PAGE ON THIS SITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE 2015 MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN REUNION.

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The next 3/27 reunion has be announced.  The date is set for the end of August & early Sept.2015 .   You can see the current status on the Reunion Page of this Website as soon as details are set into place. Watch this space and the Reunion page for the latest G2.                     

 

Reunion Updates:  The "Reunion" link above will take you to the latest  on the recent 2013 Three -Twenty Seven Reunion in Ann Arbor, and photos of past reunions.  We are seeking more of such photos for inclusion in this site.  Please contact the Webmaster at   trigney098@comcast.net   for info on how to submit photographs.

 

                      The 3/27 Guest Book   is also a dynamic document, relaying current data, fond  remembrances of history, and a "Whatever happened to" or "Does anybody remember when...?" fact finder. Please feel free to post on it and use it as a link to your past and perhaps a bridge to the future. Scan the archival pages for entries of great interest and import to all of us, including comments by some of our brothers who now serve on Heaven's scene...

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                     A new Veterans' Monument  in Placerville, CA,  was dedicated 11 Nov. 2006.... Our 3/27 brother Richard Buchanan (Navy Cross) is the monument's founder and needless to say, the men of 3/27 figure prominently in its theme.  Please visit the website listed here for more information. Semper Fi, and "Thanks, Rich!"  The dedication plaques are shown below.

Access the Memorial's informational website at: (copy and paste to access if necessary)...

http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=21750

                                                       

                                                                              

                                                            

                                                          

 




 
 

 

OUR ORAL HISTORY BOOK ABOUT 3/27'S EXPERIENCES IN VIETNAM ,TITLED "EVERY MARINE", has been PUBLISHED BY HERITAGE BOOKS INC. Call Toll-Free 1 800 876-6103 or go to:  www.heritagebooks.com

Order# is S3351;ISBN# is 0788433512. Paper, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", 494 pages. This book takes the reader from the emergency formation of a Marine battalion at Camp Pendleton, California, to the battlefields of Vietnam where they slowly honed their war skills before joining the battle on Go Noi Island. Individual Marines describe the events and their feelings in their own words." (Heritage Books review, 2005.)

"Graphic, intense, extremely personal testimony by and about Marines at war...'Every Marine' provides the chronological history, with exacting realism, of one Marine infantry battalion, created as an emergency measure, then thrust unmercifully into the hell that was Southeast Asia in 1968...this accounting of the 'melting pot battalion'...inspires, influences, warms the heart and chills the soul." (Leatherneck Magazine review, Oct. 2005).

THE BOOK MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED THRU  www.amazon.com


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Primary Contact Personnel

 

trigney098@comcast.net

Terry Rigney                      (586) 992-0063 (Please leave a message if no answer).

53442 Villa Rosa Drive Macomb, MI 48042


3/27 Webmaster

3/27 Battalion Chaplain

3/27 Historian

3/27 Photo & Archive Records

Reunion Oversight Committee

3/27 Address & e-mail Records (Janet Rigney)

                               

 

UkieMarine@cs.com

Andrew Boyko
(828) 884-9056
 

542 Bent River Farm Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Assistant 3/27 Webmaster

3/27 Reunion Historian

3/27 Biographies

Military Organization Coordinator

Reunion Master of Ceremonies

Reunion Oversight Committee

     
 

Veterans Benefits Assistance :  For info about Agent Orange, PTSD, education, VA hospital care, or any other Veteran benefit or concern, contact one of our own 3/27 brothers at the below e-mail address... 

fred.steube@va.gov     Fred Steube is a Vets' Service Officer and a former H&S Co. (Mortars) 3/27 Marine in Vietnam.  For the latest info on benefits, click on the link below. life insurance and burial assistance.

 www.va.gov/opa/feature/index.asp or may be ordered from GPO at $5 a copy using stock #051-000-00236-9.

This is a very valuable book for all veterans and their families and is updated with the newest (2008) r pertaining to veterans’ benefits.
 

The latest edition of the VA’s “Federal Benefits for Veterans, dependents and Survivors” is now available on line. The 164 page handbook provides the latest information on important changes in eligibility for VA medical care and benefits, including education, disability compensation, pension, home loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation, life insurance and burial assistance.

 or may be ordered from GPO at $5 a copy using stock #051-000-00236-9.

 

 

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