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Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam

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In 1965 the large, loud, and highly visible tanks of 3rd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Tank Battalion landed across a beach near Da Nang, drawing unwelcome attention to America’s first, almost covert, commitment of ground troops in South Vietnam. As the Marine Corps presence grew inexorably, the 1st and 3rd Tank Battalions, as well as elements of the reactivated 5th Tank Battalion, were committed to the conflict.For the United States Marine Corps the protracted and bloody struggle was marked by controversy, but for Marine Corps tankers it was marked by bitter frustration as they saw their own high levels of command turn their backs on some of the hardest-won lessons of tank-infantry cooperation learned in the Pacific War and in Korea. Nevertheless, like good Marines, the officers and enlisted men of the tank battalions sought out the enemy in the sand dunes, jungles, mountains, paddy fields, tiny villages, and ancient cities of Vietnam. Young Marine tankers fresh out of training, and cynical veterans of the Pacific War and Korea, battled two enemies. The battle-hardened Viet Cong were masters of the art of striking hard, then slipping away to fight another day. The highly motivated troops of the North Vietnamese Army, equipped with long-range artillery and able to flee across nearby ...

Tracks Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran

 (Tracks Memoirs of a Vietnam)
This is the true story of a young man who grows up in a small town. Three days after graduating high school was on his way to USMC boot camp, after boot camp and infantry training, he is sent to 2nd tank battalion. He is sent on a Mediterranean Cruise where he has some exploits that will make you have tears in your eyes from laughter. He arrives in the Vietnam war as a Sergeant, in the Middle of Tet of 1968 and comes home after Tet of 1969. He is made a tank commander. These were they years of the heaviest fighting of the whole Vietnam War. In Vietnam his tank strikes a large anti-tank mine. His tank and crew are abandoned on the battlefield. The outfit he is with is struck by a large American artillery barrage. He is assigned to support the Korean Marine Corps. They do not have their own tanks in Vietnam. Coming home was the worst battle of all.

Blood, Sweat and Honor: Memoirs of a "Walking Dead Marine" in Vietnam

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On July 2, 1967, Bravo Company walked into a U-shaped ambush just north of the DMZ. This company of Marines showed tremendous courage against unbeatable odds as they spent hours fighting for their own lives and the lives of their fellow Marines. They were trapped and penned down in what looked to be a hopeless and helpless situation, but they refused to give up. Later in the day when the tanks finally rolled in, only twenty-six men had survived. That day changed their lives forever. Derl Horn shares an exciting, powerful and true story of his memories of being drafted into the Marine Corps during the heights of the Vietnam War. From the moment the drill instructor slammed the bus door shut at the San Diego airport as a recruit to fighting on the war torn battlefields of Vietnam, he shares his struggles, the horrors of war, the support of family and friends, and the stabilizing power of his faith in God.

Hearts of Iron: The Epic Struggle of Teh 1st Marine Flame Tank Platoon: Korean War 1950-1953

 (Hearts of Iron: The Epic Struggle of Teh 1st Marine Flame Tank Platoon: Korean War)
HEARTS OF IRON is the epic true story of a little-known but significant part of the Korean War, told by the brave men of the Flame Platoon, First Tank Battalion, First Marine Division. This book shares the honest, personal accounts of combat, fear, death, and survival of these comrades of the Forgotten War, most of whom were not even trained to be Flame Tankers yet fought with weapons possessing some of the most lethal fire ability of any rolling armament in the war. Join Jerry Ravino and Jack Carty in their compelling narrative of their flame platoon as they courageously stood against the North Korean People’s Army and the Chinese Communist Forces, etching another brilliant chapter in the Division’s storied history.

Homecoming: Memoirs of a Deployed Marine

 (Homecoming: Memoirs of a Deployed)
Russell Vineyard joined the United States Marine Corps as an M1A1 Tank crewman. After USMC Boot Camp and Marine Armor School, Vineyard found himself at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training and Education Facility Twentynine Palms with 1st Tank Battalion. In November of 2004, he learned he'd be joining the Marine Corps' 1st Tank Battalion, Delta Company as a tank gunner and headed out on the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The United States Military would send the tank platoon across the ocean to participate in a global military exercise in Egypt and to fight the War on Terror in Iraq. Homecoming Memoirs of a Deployed Marine is the story of one Marine Corps Tankers trip from California to the war-torn desert of Iraq and back again. Life, after this trip, would never be the same.

Frozen Chosin: U.S. Marines at the Changjin Reservoir (Marines in the Korean War Commemorative Series)

 (Frozen Chosin: U.S. Marines at the Changjin Reservoir (Marines in the Korean War Commemorative)
This book is part of the Korean War Commemorative Series. Official records of the Marine Corps and appropriate historical works were utilized in compiling this chronicle. The author chronicles the role of the Marines in the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.

1st Tank Battalion USMC Marine Corp WWII Black or White Short Sleeve Shirt (Large, Black)

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Our shirts are made from 100% cotton. Unisex sizing makes them perfect for men and women alike. Prints are high quality and will last a long time.

US Marine Corps 1st First Tank Battalion USMC 4" Decal Bumper Sticker

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This 4 inch tall full color vinyl decal is a made with our high quality standards to last many years.

USAMM 1st Tank Battalion Subdued Veteran Patch T-Shirt (2X-Large, Heather Grey)

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100% Pre-shrunk cotton. Short sleeve, crewneck, 4.2oz lightweight modern cut t-shirt, which means that it has a fitted cut. The heather grey shirts are made of a soft 90/10 cotton/poly blend. Ultra-thin shirts are a 3.4 oz tri-blend of 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon. This unique blend creates a soft, lightweight shirt that lasts. All other colors are 100% Cotton. We typically stock Canvas brand fitted cut shirts, think "American Apparel" Style. The Tri-Blend Ultra-Thin shirts are very thin and comfortable. If you want a looser shirt, please order a size larger than you typically wear. All of our shirts are printed on a state-of-the-art Direct to Garment printer, which gives you the highest quality vibrant graphic images. They are not "iron on" images that will flake off in a few washes, but are made to look as great 100 washes from now as they do right out of the package. Thank you and enjoy your shirt!

LAMINATED POSTER An M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle assigned to Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Divisio Poster Print 24 x 36

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USMC United States Marine Corps - 1st Tank Battalion T-Shirt

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1st Tank Battalion USMC 2.5 Inch Marine Corps Military Challenge Coin

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US Marine Corps 1st First Tank Battalion USMC 4" Decal

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