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USS Hue City To Host Annual Battle Memorial
September 19, 2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, FL
The USS Hue City (CG 66) is hosting its 18th annual Battle of Hue Memorial Service on Sunday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m. onboard Naval Station Mayport.
The guest speaker at this year's ceremony, marking the 42nd anniversary of the battle, is Gen George R. Christmas (USMCR), who served as Commanding Officer of Company H, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division and recipient of the prestigious Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam.
The Battle of Hue began Jan. 31, 1968, during the Vietnamese holiday of Tet when the North Vietnamese Army launched an all-out offensive against the United States and Republic of Vietnam forces throughout South Vietnam. One target of the attack was the ancient Vietnamese imperial city of Hue. U.S. Marines immediately launched a counter-offensive called Operation Hue City. The ensuing struggle for Hue resulted in a significant American victory.
USS Hue City, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, is the only ship named after a battle of the Vietnam War, said Austin. Each year the ship holds a memorial service to honor the Marines who fought at Hue and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice there. Veterans of the battle from across the country have been invited to attend the memorial service held at the base Ocean Breeze Conference Center.
Thank you for all your help over the phone today. Planning a Marine Corps Ball is a lot of time, energy and work.
Timothy C. Summers
Timothy C. Summers
You have been the easiest person I have ever dealt with since I have started MWR out here. You were very quick to respond to my every question and very knowledgeable about your work for an order over a phone that was my greatest experience. If you were in the Marine Corps Skylar I would write you up for a meritorious promotion. I will surely write it in my books to pass the word to the next MWR rep to continue the membership with you guys.
Sgt Richard Colmenarez
Just a quick note of thanks to Patty Everett. I arrived home from a week vacation to find a package from the Marine Corps Association. I was expecting to find one of the magazines I requested, however, I was pleasantly surprised to discover both magazines were inside. In a time when it seems no one cares about customer satisfaction I am gratified to discover that customer service is not a lost art at the MCA. Once again I thank you for your efforts on my request. It may have been thing but the effort made a huge impression.
Randall E Page
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Major Wayne Phelps
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Security Force, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan
Major Wayne Phelps
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I received the shipment of plaques, books and certificates today for
mail call. It was more exciting to me than candy or magazines! Thank
you very much.
1stSgt Thomas M. Burkhard
Thank you so much for taking the extra time and making the extra effort
to ship another hat to me for my husband last week. The second hat
arrived last Thursday... and he was tickled with it. Although it may be
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proud Marine dad, and your kindness is very much appreciated.
It is ALWAYS a pleasure to work with a consummate professional such as SgtMaj (Ret.) Frank Pulley. As the company 1stSgt for Hotel Company, MCT, SOI (West), I’ve attended a number of his briefs and one can visually see a positive change in the student’s attention levels as the SgtMaj delivers his presentation. The SgtMaj truly cares about the Marines and the Marine Corps and represents the MCA in an extremely admirable manner. It has been my experience that all Marines (including myself) benefit from the experience of attending a MCA presentation. And regardless of rank or years of experience, Marines should always seek to increase their level of proficiency and knowledge and MCA briefs provide us with that opportunity.
1stSgt Scott Burton
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