Hello my Name is Tony C. and here is a little about myself.
picture from a reunion of the 5th Marines in Mayport Florida. Jan '98
I was born in Lichfield England. I emigrated to the United States at the age
of 14, and went to Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa Park, Long
Island, NY.. I Graduated at 17 on June 23rd 1967.
I turned 18 in the first part of August, and entered Marine Corp Boot Camp
(Parris Island, SC) Aug 28th 1967. After boot camp I trained in
Camp Geiger NC which is a part of Camp LeJeune. From there to California,
and Okinawa, and on to Vietnam.
I landed in Vietnam January 31st 1968, just in time for the TET offensive,
the worst time of the War. I served with Golf Company 2nd Battalion
5th Marine Regiment, ( G 2/5 ) 1st Marine Division as a Grunt.
I started my tour in the battle of "HUE" during Tet, and became a casualty
June 21st 1968 after being blown up in a mine field.
My outfit covered an AO from Hue to An Hoa. I was Medavact out of Vietnam,
and had an early discharge (Honorable).
In 1973 I became a Citizen of the United States.
Currently I am a Veterans advocate who finds pleasure in helping my
Brothers and Sisters in the Veteran Community, and assisting in any way
possible with our Current Military. To see a list of what I am involved
with or have been click here.
I Currently reside in Ochlockonee Bay, In Wakulla county Florida.