The Warriors of Hill 881S

They Were Awarded the Presidential Unit Citation
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26 December 1967 - 17 April 1968

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(Last updated  31 Mar 2019)

3d Bn, 26th Marines 2019 Reunion Cruise
10-17 NOVEMBER 2019

The 3/26 2019 reunion will be on a Holland America 7 night Caribbean Cruise from November 10-17, 2019, leaving from and returning to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jim Sigman has arranged an outstanding deal for this cruise. Get details at the 3/26 website at Click on the 2019 Reunion Cruise button, or call Shelley at (850) 386-7327, Ext 208


United States Marine, Robert D. Tipton, died recently after a fight with cancer. Bob was living in Largo, Florida. He served in Vietnam with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines during 1967-68, including service on Hill 881S near the Khe Sanh Combat Base during the major battle there from January through April 1968. Bob was an infantryman and received the Purple Heart for wounds incurred in June 1968. Arrangements are being made by the McRae Funeral Home, Clearwater, Florida. Some of Bobís Marine friends have established a GoFundMe page to pay his funeral expenses.

Go to the Memorial for Vietnam Veteran Robert Tipton GoFundMe page to contribute.

If you remember Ted Hartung and would like to contact him, email SLJNCO for his email address.

The passing of Virginia Puller Dabney. Col. Dabney's wife.

Email from Dave Powell - His photo in an NVA museum!

Dave Anderson added additional description to a Dave Powell photo.

Hill 881S Oral history project

Eulogy and Photos of Col. Dabney's Memorial Service

Dave Powell's Photo in Pentagon

Artist's Rendition of Dave Powell's Photos

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Table of Contents

Roster of Hill 881S Warriors 12/26/67 to 4/17/68
(Revised 31 March 2019)

Recent Roster Revisions
(Revised 21 Mar 2019)

Known Personal Decorations
(Revised 02-13-13)

-Prelude to the Siege of Khe Sanh

India Six Actual Describes Hill 881S
and the 'Supergaggle'

'Supergaggle' Sustains Khe Sanh's Battered Outposts

The Rewards and Perils of Helicopter Support

David L. Powell our UPI Reporter/Photographer
(Revised 3-25-14)

Hill 881S Photograph Album
(Revised 7-29-12)

The Wisdom of the Infantryman

The CO's Courier

The "Body Count" Game

Two Simultaneous Wars

HMM-364 Supported and Remembers Hill 881S

Short But Vivid Memories of Hill 881S

Tributes to the Warriors of Hill 881S

Warriors of Hill 881S Today

The Next Stop is Saigon

Memories and Musings of William H. Dabney
About the Defense of Hill 881S

Reunion, 38 Years Later


Third Reconnaissance Battalion

Khe Sanh Veterans Association

3/26th Marines

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UH-34 Dog; by Mike Leahy
Squadron Patch
CH-46 Phrog, by Mike Leahy

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