Chris Doc Reiger and Mike Doc Turley at Nebraska Reunion

Bob Staton

Joseph “Doc” Dill

Earl Fisher

Robert “Doc” Bardwell (Siver Star)
Louis “Doc” Gaeta
John “Doc Bear” Hutchings
Doc Hall
Doc Ratcliff
Earl “Doc” Fisher
Doc Hemingway
Doc Kritz

“Doc Salyer” & RTO Anderson

Michael “Doc” Huff

Lenny “Doc Ski” Rozanski

Bill Cloonan, Doc Turley, Doc Buzz, Larry Anderson


Mike Doc Turley with New York Flag

Robert Kenneth "DOC" Hall (KIA 2-4-1969)

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  1. Bruce Leming, February 5, 2013
    This is a great addition to the alpha 1/5 page, these brave men hold a special place in the hearts of every Marine who served with them. Reply
    • L/Cpl Fred Hughes, February 28, 2013
      Looking for a Doc Krites who was with Alpha 1/5 2nd Platoon in Jan, Feb of 1969, he took care of Sgt. Vince Rios on Feb. 6, 1969 Vince and I are desperately looking for him, need help and thank you. Reply
  2. Ric Seesz, March 3, 2013
    Difficult to look at the photos. Hard to believe that Mike Turley is gone. Damian -- and all who have contributed to the website -- well done & Semper Fi! Reply
  3. forrest harshe l/cpl 81mm at truoi river bridge, March 26, 2013
    anyone remenber me. after war got sick ptsd very bad and my mind as made me forget. anyone out there to help me back to the world. I was at hue also. Reply
  4. forrest harshe l/cpl 81mm at truoi river bridge, March 26, 2013
    I have a phone 1-800-237-5299 my Email i have not looked at in years. I have lost alot help me find what is mine to remember. Reply
    • Admin, March 26, 2013
      Welcome to the site Forrest...Semper Fi. Reply
  5. David J, May 18, 2013
    Does anyone remember someone named John D. Baumgartner? He was from Calif. and was my uncle. David Reply
  6. Dale Hilgartner Cirillo, July 31, 2013
    I am one of Col Peter L. Hilgartner's daughters.Nov.4 – Dec.31 1966 He was Battalion Commander as :Maj. P.L. Hilgartner Jan.1 – Sept.19 1967 Then he got a Field Promotion to Lt.Col. P.L. Hilgartner Jan.1 – Sept.19 1967 I have 2 sons who have served. My eldest Jonathan is a LT. in the Navy on a Destroyer. I also have a son, Matthew, who was a Corpsman in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. Matthew counted it an honor to be a "Doc" with the Marines, and loves those of you who were an example to him and other Marine "Docs" I prayed for you when Dad was in Viet Nam and I was in elementary school. I have also prayed for those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you for keeping us free, and God Bless you! Dale Reply
  7. Rick ( MIAMI ) Early, February 5, 2014
  8. Roger Smith, June 27, 2014
    Looking for 3rd Platoon Alpha Company Corpsman. It was about the first or second week in June 1969. When I was hit with shrapnel from a B40 rocket. It wasn't until morning when a corpsman patched me up and said congratulations you just got a Purple Heart. I was listed as WIANE and stayed in the fight. Never could remember his name. That night Bob Latimer and David Bell was KIA Reply
    • Cpl George Cummer A1/5 3rd plt 69/70, June 30, 2014
      Roger, I was there that night when David Bell was KIA. Sorry can't remember our docs name, he was really great. I also had rocket hit that night, spent few weeks in DaNang then back to AnHoa guard duty. Few months later was sent back to DaNang Headquarters Com company pushing papers.Once in a while will search the web, did find some official info on the operation. Reply
      • Roger Smith, June 30, 2014
        Thank you George for letting me know you were there also. Have you looked through my submitted photos to see if you notice anyone? I also heard a Corpman was KIA that month but haven't found out if that is true on not. Reply
    • Admin, June 30, 2014
      Mansley R. Poth, Jr. Awarded Silver Star for actions during the Vietnam War. The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Hospitalman Mansley R. Poth, Jr. (NSN: B-784831), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Corpsman with Company A, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 17 June 1969, while his unit was heavily engaged in a fire fight with a large, well-entrenched North Vietnamese Army force in Quang Nam Province, Hospitalman Poth observed a wounded Marine lying in an open rice paddy approximately twenty-five meters from the friendly lines. With complete disregard for his own safety, he unhesitatingly exposed himself to enemy fire as he went to the aid of the casualty and, after examining the Marine, he determined that the man would not survive without an immediate tracheotomy. Fearlessly remaining in a dangerously exposed position, Hospitalman Poth performed the operation on the wounded man and treated his head injuries, completely ignoring the machine gun rounds that continued to impact nearby as he worked. On two occasions, while he was engaged in caring for his patient, he boldly shielded the Marine with his own body when mortar and rocket rounds impacted within ten meters of his position. This selfless action prevented any further injury to the patient, although Hospitalman Poth sustained fragment damage in his protective clothing and his medical bag. Valiantly remaining with the Marine after completing his medical treatment, he waited for a lull in the fire fight, and then carried the injured man across the hazardous area to friendly lines. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the life of a severely wounded Marine. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty in the face of great personal danger, Hospitalman Poth upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. Action Date: June 17, 1969 Service: Navy Rank: Hospitalman Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company A Battalion: 1st Battalion Regiment: 5th Marines Division: 1st Marine Division Reply
      • Roger Smith, July 1, 2014
        This article about Doc Poth is such an inspiration for me and those serving this country now. What a true hero. God bless you Doc. Reply
      • Roger Smith, December 29, 2014
        Is there any way I can contact Mansley (aka Rick)Poth. Or he can contact me through my email address. I too was there on the 17th of April 1969. With Alpha 1/5 Reply
        • Doc Poth, May 12, 2015
          Roger, Your comment on the Alpha 1/5 cite just came to my attention. Guess this says a lot about my lack of computer skills and evidences that I do not get on the internet much. Anyway, thank you for your kind words and please contact me by email or phone 936-662-5634. I'd enjoy sharing recollections of those days. Reply
    • Roger Smith, November 19, 2015
      It was on the 17th of June when I was injured. The Corpsman said he could treat me in the field if infection did not set in. Reading from the letter I sent my parents per Corpsman. I think Latimer and Bell were KIA on the 8th. Still trying to get the Purple Heart I never got. Can anyone help? Reply
  9. Roger Smith, July 14, 2014
    is HM Deshields out there anyone? Reply
  10. rick freberia, March 17, 2016
    DOC 68' Reply
  11. rick, March 23, 2017
    Silver Star by Brigadier General Rice, USMC 1968 Reply

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