Paul Melvin Beddoe, KIA Vietnam

PFC Paul Melvin Beddoe was a member of Company B, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. PFC Beddoe died Jan. 21, 1968 in a Da Nang hospital, one day after he received fragment wounds from an explosive device while on patrol in the vicinity of Quang Tri (Hill 881S). He was my Dad’s 1st cousin. As long as … Read more

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Flying over MCRD San Diego

Flying over MCRD San Diego (August 25, 2000) Having a bi-annual reunion nearby, the USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association flies YL-42 (restored Sikorsky UH-34D) over the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego shortly after graduation ceremonies. In ’81, I spent many hours marching on that parade deck. I was listening in on the air traffic comms … Read more

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