Images: The memories never fade: Marines, Vietnam veterans pay tribute to fallen leader [Image 4 of 9]
Former U.S. Marine Sgt. Milton "Spider" Hoch, a Vietnam veteran who served with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, eats lunch at the Anderson Hall Dining Facility on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2012. Hoch, a native of Portland, Ore., was wounded twice while serving in Vietnam as a radio operator with 2/3. 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 BASE HAWAII, HI, US
Hometown:PORTLAND, OR, US