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    The memories never fade: Marines, Vietnam veterans pay tribute to fallen leader [Image 5 of 9]

    The memories never fade: Marines, Vietnam veterans pay tribute to fallen leader

    MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, HI, UNITED STATES

    08.22.2012

    Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder  

    Marine Corps Base Hawaii

    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.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.22.2012
    Date Posted: 08.23.2012 22:01
    Photo ID: 650894
    VIRIN: 120822-M-MM918-005
    Resolution: 2100x1516
    Size: 2.61 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, HI, US 
    Hometown: SANTA YNEZ, CA, US

    Web Views: 161
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