U.S.M.C. Emblem - Eagle, Globe & Anchor Roger Martin Marty - U.S.M.C. 1966-1969SGT, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
The Road to Hell is paved with bleached bones of Marines that did not plan ahead!


This site is dedicated to all those who served.

PFC Roger Martin Marty - 1966 Roger Martin Marty - 2003
PFC Roger Martin Marty
Roger Martin Marty

Added new photos to CAC Hotel 7 (04/13/2003)

The Short Story:

My time in the Marines was spent in the following units:

  • MCRD Camp - Pendleton, CA (Boot camp Platoon 271 17-Mar-1966 to 11-May-1966)
  • 2nd ITR - Camp Pendelton, CA (Infantry training)
  • Staging Battalion - Camp Pendleton, CA (Prep for Vietnam)
  • Kilo Company 3rd Battalion 9th Marine Regiment 3rd Marine Division - RVN
  • CAC Alpha 3 - RVN
  • CAC Hotel 7 - Thua Luu, RVN
  • 26th Marines - Camp Pendleton, CA
  • 28th Marines - Camp Pendleton, CA
  • 2nd ITR - Camp Pendleton, CA (Instructor)

It is my intent to fill these page with information about these units and my time spent there. While most of the names have faded it seems the ones that stand out most vividly are those that did not make it home.

US Fighting Man's Code of Conduct

I am an American fighting man, I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available.
I will make every effort to escape or to aide others to escape.
I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful order of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only my name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further question to the utmost of my ability, I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country or it's allies and harmful to their cause.

I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

Purple Heart Medal
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Medal
Vietnamese Service Medal
Vietnamese Campaign Medal


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