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Both photos are courtesy ot Col Talman C. Budd, USMC (Ret)

Above, U.S. Marine advisors to Vietnamese Marine Task Force Alpha in J 968 are from /eft: Capt Thomas B. Barley, Jr.. Assistant Advisor. TF Alpha: /J/L/ Larry S. MacFarlane. Assistant Advisor, IstBn, VNMC: Capt Ronald D. Ray. Assistant Advisor. TF Alpha: l stU LnuisGarria. Senior Advisor, 1st Ba, VNMC: an unidentified U.S. Marine u'arrent officer; and Maj Talman C. Budd. Senior Advisor, TF Alpha. Below is the main gate to the South Vietnamese Marine headquarters in Saigon. The Vietnamese Marine Corps .n m/m/ is clearly visible on the siy,n abwe the gate.










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