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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:49 PM

If I'm reading this correctly, this patch is the Radio Platoon of Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division.

 

The Third Marine Division Association

History of Headquarters Battalion

 

.....In March 1956 the Battalion moved to Okinawa and remained there in a readiness posture until 1965.

 
On 6 May 1965, the 3d Marine Division opened the Marine Compound at the Danang Air Base, Vietnam. The Battalion operated in Vietnam from this time participating in operations from Danang to Phi Bai to Quang Tri/Dong Ha Combat Base. For Meritorious Service in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 1 January – 30 September 1968 the Battalion was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. The Battalion departed Vietnam in November 1969 and moved to Camp Courtney, Okinawa, where it is presently located.

 

Not sure if this patch is before mid 1965 or during their Vietnam service '65 to '69 or after they moved to Okinawa in November 1969.  Anyone familiar with this one?

 

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

Found this reference to the 3rd Mar Div Comm Company in RVN

 

This site, Antenna Hill, is dedicated to the Comm. Men that lost their lives in Vietnam.   This site was inspired by those men who lost their lives on Hill 200 during the Tet Offensive in 1968.  Commonly referred to as Antenna Hill, this site was a primary target for the Viet Cong sappers and several attempts where made to destroy the outpost from 1966 on.  The site was set up by the 3rd Marine Division, Comm. Co and then handed over the First Marine Division, Comm. Co in October of 1966.  This was an important tactical location because it was a major communications nexus for the Marines in the Da Nang Area.  Antenna Hill was on the perimeter and guarded by Comm. Co personnel when they were not in the field, cleaning their weapons, maintaining comm. equipment and radio vehicles, or standing radio watch..  
 
....and also this one
 
This is about and dedicated to the men of HQ Company 4th Marine Regiment 3rd Marine Division Communications. This being Radio, Radio Relay, Wire, Teletype and anything relating to conveying of information via a wire or radio signals.
The location being The Republic of Vietnam mainly focusing on the years of 1967 and 1968, but also 1966 and 1969.HQ 4th Marines were located at Camp Evans in 1967 then moved to Camp JJ Carroll in January 1968 then to Ca Lu later that year. Also teams or individuals would be sent to outlaying LZ's, Hill's, or smaller fire bases to maintain communications with HQ or other units.

 

Still not sure of the time period of this patch and also which Regiment this HQ Battalion/Company belonged to (3rd Marines, 4th Marines, 9th Marines or the 3rd Marine Division HQ)

 

 




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