Lt. Patrick "Pat" Polk, between 6/1967 & 9/1967. Left to right: Fire Team Duck Leader Tom Kitner and Lt. Polk, Platoon Commander of Second Platoon. No VC this day, only ducks.

Lt. Polk passed away in his sleep on 3/21/03.
"His smile and good nature will be missed
by all that knew him."

Submitted by Harold Thrasher (March 1967-April 1968).

2nd pit C 1/5, between 10/1966 & 11/1967. Near to far: Jim Coxen, Tony Vega, unknown Marine, and Mike Cortese. Submitted by Jim Coxen.

Charlie Company, between 3/1967 & 4/1968. 1st Sergeant Carl Stanford (top). Submitted by Harold Thrasher (March 1967-April 1968).

Charlie 1/5, between 6/1967 & 9/1967. Left to right (standing): Doran Dula, Phillip Daley, Jim Coxen, Harold Thrasher, Larry Desmond. (Seated unknown Marines.) Take 5, in village close to camp. Submitted by Harold Thrasher (March 1967-April 1968).

Charlie Company, somewhere between Da Nang and Hue, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Back row, left to right: Ingram, unknown Marine, Snead. Front row, left to right: Carmichael, Yates, Bob Lattimer, unknown Marine. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Left to right: Unknown Marine, Wayne Ward Sq.leader, Ed CO. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Seated: Doc Mathis and Ward. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Don't remember anyone but I do remember eating peanut brittle they were selling. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Hein, well called him Hein-zed. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Don't remember who they are, but we getting shot at by some VC. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Chapel at Que Son Valley 1/5 Combat Base in June 1967 when I first reported to the company. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Ed C. and Papp (we called him Pappy). We were having a picnic lunch. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Pappy out for a walk in the park. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Back: Lt. Ingram, unknown Marine, Lattimer. Front: Lt. Snead, unknown Marine. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Lt. Pappy, Ed Carmichael, and Lattimer. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Wayne Ward, Ed Carmichael, and Lattimer. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Front to back: Ben-wha (it's a French name - actually Benny Benware), Casey, unknown Marine. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. I think that's Schollenberger, I think he was John's radio man. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

Charlie Company, between 6/1967 & 5/1968. Register (we called him Cash). That might be at Que Son Valley as well. Submitted by Ed Carmichael (June 1967-May 1968).

1st Platoon, Charlie 1/5, between 9/1967 & 3/1968. "Doc" Glass & Marines digging in. Submitted by John Loudermilk.

1st Platoon, Charlie 1/5, between 9/1967 & 3/1968. John and Len somewhere in Nam. Submitted by John Loudermilk.

1st Platoon, Charlie 1/5, between 9/1967 & 3/1968. Charlie Company C.O. at Phu Bai. Submitted by John Loudermilk.

1st Platoon, Charlie 1/5, between 9/1967 & 3/1968. Lattimer, Marines looking over Rocs at Hoi An. Submitted by John Loudermilk.

1st Platoon, Charlie 1/5, between 9/1967 & 3/1968. Len, Terry, ROC, Ken, RVN, Glass, John at Hoi An. Submitted by John Loudermilk.

2nd pit C 1/5, 10/1967. Rich Lynch and Phill Daley, Hoi An. Submitted by Jim Coxen.

Charlie Company Officers, between 12/1967 & 1/1968. Charlie Company officers tent at Phu Loc 6, before the "incoming" started. This "luxurious living" didn't last for long. Submitted by Nicholas Warr.

Charlie Company, between 12/1967 & 1/1968. Charlie Company tent city at the Phu Loc 6 combat base, looking south toward the LZ. Submitted by Nicholas Warr.

Charlie Company, between 12/1967 & 1/1968. 75% of the Marines serving in the 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at the Phu Loc 6 combat base. This photo was taken before the first enemy mortar barrage hit the combat base. "One round would have gotten us all!" Submitted by Nicholas Warr -- a photo of the "best damned platoon in the United States Marine Corps" -- he admits he's slightly biased.

2nd pit C 1/5, 1967. Jim Coxen, Howard Jones, and Larry Desmond in "THE VALLEY" sometime after Hill 110. Submitted by Jim Coxen.

1st Platoon, Charlie 1/5, 1967. Bob Hope show. Submitted by John Loudermilk.

1st Platoon, Charlie 1/5, 1967. ROCs at Hoi An relieving us. Submitted by John Loudermilk.

Charlie 1/5 Marine, 1967. Would not pass inspection stateside on this day! Submitted by Harold Thrasher (March 1967-April 1968).

Dave Mains, 1967. Out in the field. Submitted by Dave Mains.

Benny Benware, 1967. Sitting on a bunker by a river. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Doc English, 1967. Checking plumbing out. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Ed Estes, Hoa An Compound, 1967. Sitting around a flag pole. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Benny Benware, Hoa An Compound, 1967. Working on a tan. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Hoa An Compound, 1967. Left to right: Bowen, Doc Ward, and Benny Benware. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Miller, 1967. At the unknown bridge. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Unknown Marine, Hoa An Base Camp, 1967. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Unknown Marines, Hoa An Base Camp, 1967. Cleaning day. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Miller, Doc Mathis, and Unknown Marine, 1967. Foreground: Miller. Right: Doc Mathis. Left background: unknown Marine. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Doc English at Bridge, 1967. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Alvirze and Benny Benware, 1967. Submitted by Benny Benware.

S2, Tent at Hoa An Base Camp, 1967. Submitted by Benny Benware.

Hoa An Base Camp, 1967. A look at the back door. Submitted by Benny Benware.

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