Jack LARKIN

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Jack LARKIN
Jack LARKIN

Then

Jack LARKIN

Now

Jack LARKIN

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Yes! Attending Reunion
First Year in Viet Nam with Alpha, 1/7: 1967
Spouse/Partner: MELANIE ~ NOW 33 YEARS
Occupation: RETIRED - disability 50%
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.

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.

Please add phone numbers, addresses, E-Mails, or points of contacts in case there is problem or Emergency with contacting Marine/Doc.

Point of Emergency Contact. JVLARKIN@MSN.COM

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

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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 on: Jan 22, 2021 at 3:33 PM

I AM LOOKING AT THE RECENT ELECTION... THE STOLEN ELECTION IN OUR COUNTRY...
I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO WAR ... BUT MY OATH HAS NOT EXPIRED... WE HAVE COMMUNISTS RUNNING THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IN AMERICA... CHANGING OUR SOCIETY...TAKING THE THINGS WE JOINED UP AND FOUGHT FOR...
ANYONE OF YOU WANT TO SADLE UP AGAIN ???

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Posted on: Oct 13, 2018 at 7:22 PM

Hi Bear...
Do you ever remember going down in a chinook - really hard landing ?
Jack

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Oct 12, 2018 at 7:06 PM

Hi Mike..
I know you kept great records of our squad.. I was wondering if you had anything about the chinook we went down in hard landing and or that happened when ?
Cpl. Jack Larkin 3rd Squad Guns...

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Oct 12, 2018 at 6:55 PM

I wish I could make a reunion but I'm blessed if I make to the dinner table let alone fly somewhere. Walking is getting harder everyday and I'm glad I have Marine Corps Training just to go through old age.
I have to say that some of the very best Men I have ever met - were in Alpha Company 1966 - 1967.. I can't say that about other years but I'm guessing you'all are just as good as our tour..
God Bless all of us.. It was real.. Have a great re-union and many more .
Cpl. Jack Larkin - Guns Up...

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Sep 20, 2018 at 12:45 PM

HI Lt.. I KNOW YOU MUST HAVE MADE MORE RANK SIR - BUT WELCOME TO ALPHA COMPANY AGAIN.. YOU WERE A GOOD Lt. AND WE DIDN'T HAVE MANY OF THOSE. FROM CPL. JACK LARKIN 3RD SQUAD GUNS.. WE WERE PART OF THE THIRD HERD BACK IN THOSE DAYS... HAND SALUTE SIR.

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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