Mike & H&S Companies 

Third Battalion, Fifth Marines

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Air strikes across from Hill 52

Shooting Arty from Hill 52

PaPaSan between Hills 52 and 65 (Rte4)

Mike Company in the QueSons, December 1969

Last day with Top Baney, September 1970.

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Friendly above Liberty Bridge

Friendlies above Liberty Bridge

September 1969 Football Island with India Company

Cookout on Hill 52

French Fort on Hill 37

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Battalion sign at An Hoa

Indigenous personnel at An Hoa (a huge rat)

Lt. Lewis, Mike Company CO, April 1970, An Hoa

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Lt. Pelt, Que Sons, December 1969

Registering arty in the Que Sons, December 1969

Self Propelled 155mm Howitzer, An Hoa, April 1970

Self Propelled 175mm Howitzer, An Hoa, April 1970

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Left to right: Air strike on hill across from Hill 52, May/June 1970 where 3 or 4 122mm rockets had been fired on the hill.

Goi Noi Island, from the air.

Inserting into the Arizona, February 1970.

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Left to right: PF nickname Lee, on Charlie Ridge (the best PF Lt. Pelt ever worked with).

Personal pictures taken off dead NVA in the Arizona, February/March 1970.

POWs in the Arizona, October 1969, while with India Company.

French fort on Hill 37.

Marines in the 60's.jpg (53071 bytes)

Attached is a picture I (Randy Pelt) scanned from a publication entitled
"Marines in the '60's." This is a shot of the Mike Company 60MM Mortar
Section in the Quesons- I think in December 69. The guy in the T-shirt
looking at the camera is named Wiebengay. The guy with his back to the camera is Donald Weger. If my memory serves me right, he may have ended up as the
company supply clerk.

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From Left to right:

3 amigos, Lt. I.A. Martinez, Lt. Roger Lesegang and Lt. Pelt, July 70 on Hill 37

Mike Company in the Que Sons, December 69

Humping back to An Hoa from the Que Sons


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From Left to Right:

Mike Company area, AnHoa, March 1970

April 1970 Liberty Bridge

An Hoa February 1970

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A Dud RPG round (April 1970) exactly the way it fell

Gunny Houser, July 1970

Lieutenant Pelt, on Hill 37 at the French Fort

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Hill 52, May 1970

Hill 65, June 1970

Hootch above Liberty Bridge

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Mike 3 above Liberty Bridge. Doc Tollefson on the left, Randy on the right, 2nd from left is Doc "Spud" identified just lately as Dale Sears. (thanks to Jerry De Lena for identifying Doc)

Mike Company office on Hill 37

June 1970 on Charlie Ridge

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2 pictures of staging from Hill 37

Another picture from Charlie Ridge June 1970

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Resupply in the Arizona, May 1970

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Left to right:

1. Same picture of airstrike as Tony Goodrich's but a different side of Hill 52.

Pictures 2 and 3: Artillery strikes in the Phu Nhuans.

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4. Mike Company area at An Hoa

5. Hill 52 in April 1970

6. Picture of Hill 52 taken while on patrol on Charlie Ridge.

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7. Lt Col Gestson, the Battalion CO, in the Que Sons, December of 1969.

8. Lt. Pat Nappi in the Que Sons in early December 1969, the Acting S-3. A former Platoon Commander with Mike, he was awarded a Silver Star for actions during Operation Durham Peak.

9. Lt Pelt with three other lieutenants in Yokosuka, Japan. The other three are Lt Hall (KIA w/7th Marines), Lt. Delvendo and Lt. Duemling (KIA with MAG 16)

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10. Lt. Pelt, looking busy.

11. Medivac off of Charlie Ridge.

12. Lt. Pelt, in a monsoon, October 1969 (while with India Company).

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13. The picture off hill 55- was taken in the spring of 70. I had to take Mike 3 to Hill 55 for a couple of weeks because there was a high threat period for an attack on the hill where a Marine artillery battery was based. (It never came.)

14. An Hoa from the air.

15. POW in the Arizona.

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16. Lt. Pelt on Hill 52.

17. WIA on Charlie Ridge.

18. Mike 3 in the Arizona, April/May 1970