Captured NVA flag.
The 2/5 is the most highly decorated battalion in the Marine Corps and their motto, "Retreat Hell" comes from the French trenches of WWI when a Marine officer named Lloyd W. Williams was ordered to retreat and replied, Retreat? Hell, we just got here!"  In April of 1966 the Battalion deployed to Vietnam and would remain there until 1971. During this time the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines participated in combat operations at Hue City, Que Son, Phu Bai, Dong Ha, and Phu Loc.

The Squad.

Writing letters home.

Washing socks.

Season's Greetings

It's Zippo time.

Buddies back at camp.

Gregg Follmer (C.)

In the bush.

Home Sweet Home, near An Hoa

 Check out Gregg's spit-shined boots at ITR in San Diego

Gregg served with Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in Vietnam from March 69 to September 70.

Gary Hutchison Memorial Chapter 1028

Vietnam Veterans of America



Gregg Follmer

It's been decades since we served. But to many of us, it seems like only yesterday.  Today we are old and slow; but once we were young and swift.  For those who never knew us then; and for those who can't remember when, take a look back at‚Äč  the way we were:

The Way We Were