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We are saddened to report the passing this past October 14, of long time member
GySgt Carl Sanders.
Carl served at Embassy Saigon from 9/65—1/67. Subsequently in 1969 Carl was wounded on one of those now long forgotten RVN hills. Following recovery at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Carl was discharged with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.
Rest in Peace Carl, you served your nation with honor and distinction.
Site last updated:
- September 9, 2017 - Added the Norfolk Virginia to the Past Reunions website
- August 24, 2017 - Update the list of reunion attendees
- August 10, 2017 - Update the list of reunion attendees
- August 2, 2017 - Update the list of reunion attendees
- July 21, 2017 - Update the list of reunion attendees
- June 27, 2017 - Updated the "In Memoriam" list and added a link to a virtual Vietnam Wall website which was sent to me by Jim Prosser. Check it out as it is very sobering
- June 25, 2017 - Updated the next reunions website with all the details available at this time
- April 15, 2017 - Announced the next reunion date and published the reunion website. Go to the Reunions page and click on the reunion logo to activate it.
- December 3, 2016 - Fixed problem with opening the Marine roster under 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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