Delta Company 1st Bn. 7th Marines was a combat unit that served with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from  1965 to 1970. Although we had our own theater of operations, we were also were also utilized as a reactionary force for the 1st Battalion 7th Marines 1st Marine Division. On August 14th, 1965 Delta Company landed in Vietnam.

Our first theater of operations was around Chu Lai on Conn Hill and later south of Da Nang at several locations. As a combat unit the average Marine carried out around 240 combat missions in a single year of tour. From 1965 to 1966 there were-13 Delta Marines killed, 1966 to 1967- 27 , 1967 to 1968-58, 1968 to 1969-71, and 1969 to 1970-41. During the war, Delta Company participated in over 40 major operations.

The Vietnam War was the bloodiest war the Marine Corps “has ever fought in”. (5) times more killed than WWI, (3) times more than the Korean War, and more killed and wounded than in all of WWII. The Marine Corps. made up 10% of the fighting force in Vietnam but incurred 26% of the casualties.

etnam War was the bloodiest war the Marine Corps “has ever fought in”. (5) times more killed than WWI, (3) times more than the Korean War, and more killed and wounded than in all of WWII. The Marine Corps. made up 10% of the fighting force in Vietnam but incurred 26% of the casualties.

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