The next reunion will be in Louisville, KY from May17th to May 21st, 2015

IF ANY OF YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (MAILING ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBERS, ETC.) HAS CHANGED, PLEASE CONTACT EITHER KEITH BIRKHOFER OR GUS TOMUSCHAT FOR MARINES OR JUDY CHIDESTERFOR DEPARTMENT OF STATE PERSONNEL WITH THE UPDATED INFORMATION SO THE ROSTERS MAY BE KEPT CURRENT (Click on the appropriate name to send them an email)

Site last updated:

  • December 16, 2014 - Updated the Louisville reunion attendee list
  • September 12, 2014 - Updated the In Memoriam information as Ken Logue who was at the Galveston reunion has passed away; Updated the reunion website with the hotel information and costs; Added two items to the "Interesting Odds-N-Ends page, one was an email from Marie Burba re the Iwo Jima memorial and the other was an article posted in the "State Magazine" regarding "Marines at the Ready"; also posted  a link to a local casino on the Sightseeing page for the Louisville reunion
  • June 14, 2014 - Completed the "Home", "Sign-Up" and the "Who's Coming" pages in the Louisville Reunion Website
  • May 29, 2014 - Edited the Louisville Reunion "Sightseeing" page
  • May 21, 2014 - Started the Louisville, KY website - to get to it, go to the Reunions page and click on the reunion logo; added the Galveston Reunion to the Past Reunions website (pictures not yet available)
  • April 7, 2014 - Put lasted updated roster of Marines on the Member's Page


American Embassy Saigon Before The Fall of Saigon in 1975

Our website is intended to allow interested people to understand what serving our country was like at the American Embassy, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam.  Our group consists of Marine Security Guards, who are responsible for the security and welfare of personnel and property at United States of America foreign missions throughout the world, civilian employees who served their country in Saigon in various capacities, Marines of Company "E" who provided perimeter security, and Army, Navy and Air Force servicemen who were assigned to the Embassy in various positions.

The picture below has too much history to it to put it into one of the photo albums.  It is of Tim French holding a remnant of the front door of the old American Embassy in Saigon.  The Viet Cong attacked the Embassy in 1968 during the Tet Offensive and broke down the front door.  Tim's father, the Administrative Officer in Saigon at the time, had a panel of the door with the American Embassy seal framed, and Tim now has it at his apartment in Bangkok, Thailand.


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