Company H

2d Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment

Vietnam

1966 - 1970



"Old breed?  New breed?" 
"There's not a damn bit of difference so long as it's the Marine Breed."
                                                    LtGen Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller



ReActivation, Deployment & First Engagements:

A Brisk Walk Along Memory Lane

 


Dedicated to the Men of Company H
  Vietnam -- a hot, humid country with rugged mountains; endless monsoon rains and, above all, a place where Company H became a "band of brothers."  It was thirteen months of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror.   There were also moments of humor, and moments of great deeds. 

While there is no shortage of histories covering the Vietnam War, most deal with Washington's policies; MACV's campaigns; or an occasional analysis of Regimental or Division action.  The location, activities, and human events of a Battalion and Rifle Company are seldom mentioned.  This will always be the case until each individual can file his own "after action report." 

This website, "By and For the Men of Company H," seeks to provide a "BaseCamp" where the Marines and Navy Corpsmen who served with Company H can "ask their questions" and share their memories, photos and other memorabilia to assist one another in responding to the question, "What did you do in the war, grandpa?"

 

 

 

 


Table of Contents    

With your help, this site can evolve as a true historical reference for Company H.
We attempt to segment the site by time periods which correspond with locations and events of
significance-- with each page capable of supporting questions and dialog about that specific period.
Just 'click' on a section of interest wherever the mouse pointer changes into a hand.

    ReActivation -- Camp Pendleton
     Updated January 27, 2003
27 MAY 1966 - 26 JUL 1966
    Deployment -- USS Bexar (APA-237)
     Updated January 27, 2003
27 JUL 1966 - 26 AUG 1966
    DaNang (3dMarDiv):   TuyLoan - RoughRider - Hill 190
     Updated January 27, 2003
27 AUG 1966 - 11 OCT 1966
    Phu Bai:  Opns BACON & PAWNEE III
     Updated January 27, 2003
12 OCT 1966 - 24 DEC 1966
    North of Hue: Opn CHINOOK - Camp Evans
     Updated January 27, 2003
24 DEC 1966 - 20 JAN 1967
    DaNang (1stMarDiv):  Opns GULF,  PRAIRIE II & III
     Updated July 08, 2003
21 JAN 1967 - 10 APR 1967
    Camp Evans:  Opns CANYON,  BIGHORN & SHAWNEE
     Updated July 08, 2003
12 APR 1967 - 23 APR 1967
    The DMZ:  Opns HICKORY,  PRAIRIE IV & CIMARRON
     Updated July 08, 2003
15 MAY 1967 - 05 JUN 1967
     PhuBai:  Opns LIBERTY I & II
     Updated July 08, 2003
08 JUN 1967 - 15 JAN 1968
 

      Khe Sanh:  Opns SCOTLAND I & II, & PEGASUS
     Under Construction
21 JAN 1968 - 19 APR 1968
     Leatherneck Square:  Opns LANCASTER II & KENTUCKY,
   Defense of Quang Tri Combat Base

     Under Construction
19 APR 1968 - 13 AUG 1968
     SLF ALFA:  Opns PROUD WARRIOR & SWIFT PURSUIT
   Opn LANCASTER II /TRUESDALE NORTH
   Opn NAPOLEON / SALINE

     Under Construction
13 AUG 1968 - 19 OCT 1968
     SLF ALFA:  Opn EAGER HUNTER - Opn GARRARD BAY
   Opn MEADE RIVER - Opn VALIANT HUNT
   Opn BOLD MARINER - Opn LINN RIVER
   Opn TAYLOR COMMON - Opns EAGER PURSUIT I & II

     Under Construction
25 OCT 1968 - 25 MAR 1969

Welcome Aboard Nomads
Please Sign the Company Log and
bring us up to date on your service.

"By and For
the Men of Company H"

* For other questions, or should you have information that will correct an error or omission on our part, or should you have material that you would be willing to contribute or loan to our BaseCamp, please contact us using this   mailing form.
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Links and Other Interests
26th Marine Regiment "Vietnam War"
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Ribbon Checker - USMC

Maps of Vietnam
USMC History & Museums Division
TexasTech Vietnam Center & Archive