This blog is for Communication among Marines and people interested in the Marines. The 10 is for Communications. The Photo above is Marble Mountain, Danang, Vietnam.

Feb 24, 2015


23 Feb 1945: During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event. American Marines fighting for control of Suribachi's slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag along with a motion-picture cameraman.

My Uncle, Art "Bud" Jansen was a Iwo.  A great guy.

Semper Fi

Feb 21, 2015

Photos Jan-June 1971 1st MarDiv Comm Company and Comm Support Company

These photos are of 1st Marine Divisions Communication Company (Jan-Mar 71) and of Communcations Support Company (Apr-Jun 71) which was part of 7th Comm Battalion. The two companies and their equipment were merged into Comm Support Company when Division left Vietnam. The 7th Comm Battalion had already left Vietnam.

This photo is as we prepared our equipment at Red Beach to go back to the world in about June 1971

This TSC-15 Van (HF Radio) on Hill 327 belonged to MASS-3.  We were trying to establish comm with Quang Tri and Birmingham Fire Support Base.  We tried all kinds of fancy antennas and the best we got was very marginal communications.  

I visited Division Comm Company to see what they were doing.  They had taken a little PRC-47 and threw a long wire up into the trees, and had loud and clear communications.

These photo above is as we prepared our equipment to leave Vientnam. I think Comm Support Company was the last Marine Unit to leave Vietnam in Jun 71. The Commanding Officer Major Hemmerich on the right.

Red Beach getting ready to leave Vietnam.  Word to youn Marines - take photos and write down the names of the guys you served with.  You will forget their names.

This gentlemen said it all.  He is ready to leave

This bunker was on top of Hill 327.  Comm Company and Comm Support Company both had AN/TRC-27 multichannel equipment and bunkers on Hill 327.

XO of Division Comm Company behind his hootch.

Captain Fishero OIC of 1st MarDiv Comm Center catching a few rays.

7th Comm getting ready to leave country Jun 71.

Comm Company Marine on the radio.

Me (Craig Hullinger) getting gear ready to leave June1971.

Getting ready to fly home

Captain Collins - The Operations Officer of Comm Support Company. A very can do get it done now guy.

Me (Craig Hullinger) on the radio.

Photo of Huey and explosion.  Don't know who the ghost Marine is.

Nice web site below - The beginning of Division Comm Company  in Vietnam, while we were at the end.

Just my nickel's worth  - not worth a plugged nickel

Funny Money used in Vietnam

One Dollah!

One Thin Dime

Feb 15, 2015

Aircraft Carrier Crashes

The US Navy trains Navy and Marine pilots at Pensacola, Florida.  In the Officers club they would play video tape of crashes.  Even for a non pilot it was quite depressing watching all the crashes.  i suppose they were telling the pilots to be safe and not drink the evening before the flew.

Videos below:

  1. Hit The Deck: Aircraft Carrier Crashes - YouTube

    Apr 21, 2007 - Uploaded by militaryvideocom
    Hit The Deck: Aircraft Carrier Crashes ..... Aircraft CarrierTakeoff & Landing Accidents 1962-63 US Navy ...


    Jan 5, 2013 - Uploaded by PeriscopeFilm
    Landing a plane on the deck of aircraft carrier is one of the most ... U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER LANDING ...
  2. Aircraft Carrier Takeoff & Landing Accidents 1962-63 US Navy

    Mar 18, 2013 - Uploaded by Jeff Quitney
    more at Carrier flight deck camera "Footage ofcarrier mishaps from the 1960s. F-4s, A ...
  3. › ... › Ephemeral Films › PeriscopeFilm

    Landing a plane on the deck of aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous and ... Many crashes in this film ...
  4. Aircraft carrier landing accidents - YouTube
    Jun 2, 2014 - Uploaded by tony funTV
    Sorry guys......................Apology to you Rockriver, Naval aviators are the world's elite, you have my respect ...
  5. Ten Flight Deck Mishaps | › ... › Aircraft › Military Aircraft
    Apr 23, 2014
    From emergency landings to fiery crashes, we've pulled together video showing some of the hairiest ... Navy ...
  6. Navy Aircraft Carrier Accidents 1962-63 | › ... › Aviation Accidents

    Jul 1, 2013
    A long compilation of US Navy aircraft carrier accidents between 1962-63. The footage is old and grainy, but ...
  7. F18 Hornet Accident while landing on aircraft carrier ...

    Apr 10, 2010 - Uploaded by ChemistryLab1
    F18 Hornet Accident while landing on aircraft carrier. ... Talk to guys in the navy, you learn a few things ...
  8. US Navy Aircraft Accidents | › Video Center › Forces › Navy

    Feb 1, 2010
    Compilation of US Navy aircraft accidents, from bi-planes to jets. RIP to servicemember ... Sketchy Aircraft ...
  9. Crashs and Mishaps - Free Aviation Videos
    A collection of Aircraft Carrier mishaps and accidents. ... The Story of US Navy Lt. Keith Gallagher and the ...