Great post EZ2, I'm keeping this one for future reference. I just stumbled across this board, nice! I enjoyed reading the stats in the I-Box. It's surprising and disheartening to see that such a large percentage of those who claim to be Vietnam vets are fakes - unbelievable!
Everybody wants to be a Rambo huh? Closest I saw to that were the SAR Marines I worked with, those on the chopper who went in to rescue our downed pilots around Haiphong Harbor at Hanoi - '67-'68. I salute "Budha's Bastards" (don't remember the unit number but that's the nickname they went by).
Semper Fi to them from a squid who (sort of) watched their backs (radar and radio)...also remembering those who flew strikes there and those who went thru the fire on the carrier, also those on the Pueblo.
Flagship - USS Coontz DLG9
I hope I haven't broken any TOS rules by posting personal info about my duty. I guess I'm fishing for anyone I may have known there.