Monday, January 09, 2012

Det 4 Drill Aug 10-12, 2012

August 10 Friday to 12 Sunday, 2012 

Downtown Chicago

Draft Schedule Chicago, Subject to Change
Why Plan, When We Can React?

Golfers arrange your Golf. The Marine Corps Scholarship Golf Outing is on Monday 13 August if you wish to stay on.

Friday 1330 - Gather in the hotel Lobby bar, wander the town
Friday 1600 - Join us at the Bar / Lobby, dinner TBD

Saturday 0900 - Breakfast Hotel Lobby
Saturday 1330 - Meet in the lobby - Wander off to lunch
Saturday 1600 - Join us at the Bar / Lobby, dinner TBD

Sunday 0900 - Breakfast

Sunday 1200 - Adios, Amigo

Monday Marine Corps Scholarship Golf Outing

We have this hotel reserved.

We have a rate from the Hyatt Chicago Regency of $159.00 a night plus 15.4% City tax. They will hold 15 rooms for us at this rate.  The rooms are held under my name. When you make your reservation use Hullinger 8806 and they will transfer the reservation to your card.

CONFIRMATION NUMBER: 66502680 thru 2873  

CHECK-IN DATE: Friday, August 10, 2012

CHECK-OUT DATE: Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 US
Tel:             312-565-1234       Fax: 312-239-4412

If anyone knows a better hotel at a better rate please negotiate the deal and get back to us. Silence is consent - if no one has a better idea we will go with this hotel. You can always get a cheaper hotel in the burbs and commute if you wish.

Check in  - Friday August 10 after 1500, 
Check out- Sunday August 12, 2012   1200.

We will use the very large atrium / bar / coffee shop as the Ready Room COC.

The Hyatt is a large hotel close to Michigan Ave and the Chicago River. Force March distance to the shops on Michigan Ave, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Museums.

Anyone have any ideas for things we would like to do as a group?  If so put something together. We could set up a presentation by the Battalion staff and reception at the Pritzker Military Library.  


See you at the reunion.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Colonel Byron Hill in Leatherneck Magazine - Silver Star

Byron Hill in Vietnam - Then and Now

Nice article in Leatherneck Magazine about our own Det 4 Alum Colonel Byron Hill. The article discusses his actions in 1967 when then Lieutenant Hill won the Silver Star, and about the actions of him and his platoon members now helping handicapped Vietnamese children.

Well done, Byron.

Semper Fi


Mike & H&S Companies 
Third Battalion, Fifth Marines
Veterans of the Vietnam War
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In the name of the President of the United States, the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific takes pleasure in presenting the SILVER STAR MEDAL to

for service as set forth in the following

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an Artillery Forward Observer with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam.  On 13 May 1967, during Operation Union, the defensive positions of Company M came under intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire.  Unhesitatingly exposing himself to heavy enemy fire, First Lieutenant HILL maneuvered to an exposed vantage point to adjust artillery fire against the enemy's positions and remained in this unprotected position for over two hours, skillfully directing and adjusting supporting arms fire until the enemy fire was silenced.  Upon learning that the platoon commander, platoon sergeant and guide of the Second Platoon had been seriously wounded, he assumed command of the unit and moved across 200 meters of fire swept terrain to the platoon's location.  Demonstrating exceptional leadership and tactical ability, First Lieutenant HILL reorganized the unit, encouraged his men and aggressively led the platoon.  Later in the afternoon, he was recalled to the command post where he immediately coordinated and supervised the planning of night defensive fires for the company's position. In the early morning hours 14 May 1967, the enemy launched an intense machine gun and mortar attack, closely followed by a coordinated infantry assault against the company's position. With complete disregard for his own safety, he moved to an exposed vantage point and for over two hours, calmly directed artillery fire on the hostile force, often within ninety meters of the company's lines.  As the attack subsided, First Lieutenant HILL relentlessly pursued the fleeing enemy with intense supporting arms fire.  In large measure due to his determined efforts and superior professional ability, Company M accounted for over 150 enemy confirmed killed.  By his steadfast courage, exceptional professionalism and selfless devotion to duty, First Lieutenant HILL was an inspiration to all who served with him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.


Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year

Powerful Images of 2011


The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011 from Buzzfeed:

May 2012 be a more peaceful year around the world. Or if not, success to the Marines.

Happy New Year one and all.

Semper Fi