The Marine Corps Years
SSgt Rick Swan
Apr 67 - Jul 71
From "gung ho!" to civilian; a great adventure. Semper Fi!
New - 1st Radio Battalion, Vietnam Veterans
Updated Dec 30, 2008
Dong Ha Christmas - 91k Christmas in my hooch, Dong Ha, Republic of Vietnam, 1969.  I hope this picture will jog your memories of a bunch of Marines dancing the can-can and getting as much joy as we could thousands of miles from our families.
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ bronze star
Marine Corps Good Conduct w/ bronze star
National Defense Medal
Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 bronze stars
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation
   w/Gallantry Cross Palm and Frame
Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation
   w/ Palm and Frame
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
  Award descriptions
My home page

My steps and stops through the Marine Corps.  Most of these links have a brief story and pictures of me because those are the ones I sent home and then found in 1999.  Wish I had more of you.  Many of you will recognize the places and hopefully the people for whom I did not remember names. Please let me know if you recognize anyone else and please email corrections and/or any known current contact information for them.  I will confirm with each person, or a relative, before publishing any contact info.  If you and I were at the same place at the same time, I would be very pleased to scan in your picture, name(s) and provide a caption plus a link to your Web page/email address.

Please send email for any corrections, additions or to say "hello."  My home page