Images: The memories never fade: Marines, Vietnam veterans pay tribute to fallen leader [Image 5 of 9]
Former U.S. Marine Sgt. Dave Smith (right), a Vietnam veteran who served with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, speaks with Gunnery Sgt. Tommy Vaughn, an infantry unit leader with 2/3, while viewing a military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) training facility during a visit to Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2012. Smith, a native of Santa Ynez, Calif., served in Vietnam as a mortarman from 1967-1968. Nearly half a century since they fought through hell in Vietnam, approximately 30 former 2/3 Marines and their families visited the base to reminisce on their service and render honor to a brother lost in combat, Sgt. Maj. Wayne Hayes. Hayes was killed in action, Feb. 28, 1967, during Operation Prairie II while serving with many of the 2/3 veterans.
Date Posted:08.23.2012 21:27
Location:MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, HI, US
Hometown:SANTA YNEZ, CA, US