Jack LARKIN

Profile Updated: May 19, 2022
Jack LARKIN
Jack LARKIN

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Jack LARKIN

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Jack LARKIN

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Yes! Attending Reunion
First Year in Viet Nam with Alpha, 1/7: 1967
Spouse/Partner: MELANIE ~ NOW 35 YEARS
Occupation: RETIRED - disability 90%
Children: MATTHEW 1972 ~ JOHN 1980 ~ SARAH 1988

EACH ONE A FIRST CHILD
Military Service: United States Marine Corps  
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PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT SINCE 1968...
around 2008 my Spinal Stenosis started to get really bad...
I can't walk to well now but I get long distances with a walker.

I text or talk to Harvey Jordan who was my A Gun team Leader - he lives in Dunedin Florida with his wife Barbara. Harvey and I were tight after we lost 2nd Squad guns to a claymore Jordan was the only one left in it. He came over to my 3rd Squad Guns and we were at Hill 10.

LT Mullins is alive and kicking.. Corpsman told me he was KIA the night Terry Williams bought it... Found LT through another site.. but we talk on a regular basis...

Looking to talk with Johnny Seiler... said he was looking for me too...

If anyone wants to talk or email with me it's ok... Semper Fi Alpha Company...

Alpha 1/7 V.N. Stories and life experience since:

I came to Alpha company in October 1966. I was crossing the San Tra Bong River in the back of the mail truck. I had not been issued any gear yet - so I had little to do but duck when the truck got hit going towards A company hill from the river. The bullets were hitting all over the bed of the truck and the colored nylon mail bags were getting holes shot through them. We stopped at a small building at the bottom of the company hill. My old buddy Tiny from gun school was on a 60 shooting up at some in-coming. I jumped out of the truck and asked an officer standing in the blown out building if I could use his 45. He said, "Why?" I said, "Because your not using it. The incoming fire was dying down. The LT. looked at me and said, "When you get to Battalion - ask to be put in Alpha Company". I did and I was home.

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Point of Emergency Contact. JVLARKIN@MSN.COM

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May 19, 2022 at 1:54 PM

MEMORIAL DAY 2022 is coming upon us... Every Memorial Day I like to go to the ceremony at the Veteran's grave sites ~ Hold the dog tags that I have from those I lost in my Squad... or of those who were close to me in the war... I also say Hi - see you when God takes me - to those who have died after the war... They get to kick up and watch us on the flat screen in the squad bay...
I will say Hi to Donnie Detmer who was with me through PI 226 Sir and got KIA in Country in the field with another unit... From Alpha Company I will say Salute and Semper Fi to.....
Winston Raymo - Danny O'Connor - Richard Haas - Carl Boudreaux - Jack Belcher - Philip Moore
I know a few more on the Alpha co. KIA list but not as well as these guys... I miss these guys from Company A .. most dearly... taps...

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Nov 11, 2021 at 11:37 AM

I DIDN'T KNOW CORPSMEN COULD READ ??
HI LT.... GOD BLESS YOU AND HELEN THIS VETERANS DAY... I THINK OF YOU OFTEN...I'M HOPING WE CAN TURN OUR COUNTRY AROUND 2021 HAS BEEN A VERY BAD YEAR FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM... NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE KILLING COMMIES IN MY OWN COUNTRY ..BUT YOU NEVER CAN TELL HOW THINGS CAN CHANGE...STAY FROSTY LT...
DID YOU KNOW I WENT THROUGH BOOT CAMP WITH PHIL WEEKS PI PLT 226...
WE COURT MARTIALED OUR DI'S.. ONE FOR MURDER...
ANYWAY... PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF... YOUR BROTHER JACK LARKIN

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Oct 04, 2021 at 4:57 PM

Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 at 1:53 PM

REMEMBER WHEN THEY PAID US TO KILL COMMIES... NOW THEY ARE IN CONGRESS... AND THE WHITE HOUSE... HEADS UP...

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Sep 16, 2021 at 10:09 AM

HI RICK... THANKS FOR MAKING IT BACK... SEMPER FI....

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Sep 13, 2021 at 8:59 AM

HI LT

I REMEMBER LARRY... AT LEAST I REMEMBER HIS SMILE... 

IS THIS HIS SQUAD ? HELP ME OUT HERE... DO YOU SEE HIM HERE ???

THANKS

JACK

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Sep 13, 2021 at 8:59 AM

HI LT

I REMEMBER LARRY... AT LEAST I REMEMBER HIS SMILE... 

IS THIS HIS SQUAD ? HELP ME OUT... DO YOU SEE HIM HERE ???

THANKS

JACK

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2021 at 10:11 AM

HEY BEAR... MEMORIES OFTHE 3RD HERD ... GUNS UP ....

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Apr 12, 2021 at 11:45 AM

2021... Americans have lost the freedoms that so many have fought for.. We have barb wire around our own capital... Stolen elections... Commies in high places of our own government...
American businesses shut down... Travel restricted... Freedom of Speech taken away...
....COMBAT MARINES ~ Quietly sitting on our ass watching it ...

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Apr 12, 2021 at 11:33 AM

He was our Chaplin in ChuLai 66- Father Capodanno...I met him on my first day in Vietnam... On my way to Alpha Company.. Oct 21 1966....

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Apr 12, 2021 at 11:23 AM

7th Marines are the most honored Regiment in the Corps...
From the Bloody Ridge of Guadalcanal to the Frozen Chosin ...
We knew that about us...
Now this was the cost to the 7th Marines in Viet Nam ~ Fighting communists...
We must never let our effort to fight communism slack off
We owe too much to those who are not with us - that gave so very much
We have communists in our own government now 2020...
We few combat Marines must continue to protect the freedoms of our own country...
Any way that we can.
Salute To the Fallen... Saddle up again Marines... America needs us...

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Apr 12, 2021 at 11:08 AM

0331 Cpl. Harvey Jordan (66-67) 2nd & 3rd squad Guns
Just beat his Prostate Cancer
Fuckin A Harv...

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Apr 12, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Alpha Weapons platoon Sgt. (1966)
Frank Jurkiewicz beat his bladder cancer ..
He's alive and kickin ass...
Fuckin A ..Frankie

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
This is me now. I am an old fart but I am still very much a Marine inside. I can't walk very well but I still shoot straight.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
ME AND TOMMY THOMPSON AFTER HE GOT BACK TO A COMPANY
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
3RD SQUAD GUNS ~ ME AND SQUAD LEADER DANNY O'CONNOR KNEELING
wHITNEY ~ BELCHER ~ AND SIELER STANDING
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
ME STANDING WATCH OVER A COMPANY WITH MY M14 ~ MISS THAT RIFLE.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
THIS IS THE ROAD FROM THE RIVER TO OUR ALPHA COMPANY THEN UP TO BATTALION...VERY DANGEROUS ROAD!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
ARMY LINES GUARDING THE BIG GUNS AND BLOWING OFF STEAM ~ COPE VS LARKIN ~ COPE WON
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
CHECKING IN THE VILLAGE
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
DUTY HILL FROM THE DUNES
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
ALPHA COMPANY 1-7 ON THE MOVE