2nd Battalion, 9th Marines Network

Information and Current Affairs Page

This page has been created to provide information and current items of interest.  This has been done to provide our members with the most recent news occurring during the intervals between issuance of new Battalion Runner Newsletters.  Entries here will be listed by date, with the most recent items being listed first.  Older items will be removed upon issuance of the next Battalion Runner.  I hope this new page will serve to improve the service the Network provides to our members.  As always, anyone can email me at ditson35@verizon.net with questions, concerns, information, etc. at any time.

Semper Fi

Danny Schuster - Network Administrator

Previous updates are now posted in Battalion Runner 17-2, September 2017.  Future updates will be posted as I receive information.


Update 16 January 2018:  SSgt Eric G. Smith

Rich Smith is looking for contact with anyone who served with SSgt. Eric G. Smith in the Phillipines in 1990 and 1991 during the "longest deployment".  Rich can be contacted via email a jenlarmich1@yahoo.com.  

Update 28 December 2017:  New member seeking contact who those he served with in 1965:

New member Richard Troy Hamilton (Doc Hamilton), is seeking contact with those he served with in 1965.  Doc Hamilton who was on Operation Harvest Moon and served with Echo in 1965-66.  Doc lives in Taylor, SC, and his contact information is hamiltonnathan@bellsouth.net.  


Update 28 December 2017:  25th Annual Reunion Photos

I received notes from some members that when using the link to the 2017 reunion photos in Battalion Runner 17-3 earlier this month that the Photobucket page was littered with spam and advertisements.  I took the liberty of upgrading my personal account with Photobucket to eliminate ads.  Please try this link if you are reading this and hopefully the photos will be much more easy to access and view.  I do not know if my personal upgrade will apply to others accessing my photo albums (there are years of 2/9 Reunion photo albums out there), but hope so.  Feedback from anyone using this link would be greatly appreciated.  https://smg.photobucket.com/user/fasst1/library/2-9%2025th%20Reunion%202017?sort=2&page=1


Update 28 December 2017:  Received the following remark from retired Colonel Ron Losee as a portion of the note he sent me after receiving this month's Battalion Runner #17-3:

"My two tours with 2/9 (60-61 and 67-68), were memorale and I consider theose battalions were the very best of the eight in which I served as an infantry officer during my career.  No doubt about it."  Ron Losee, Colonel, Retired, USMC.  A fine testament to the men of 2/9!



Update 25 October 2017:  I received the following notice and request from Tim Pilcher regarding his Dad.  Tim's contact information is below.

My Dad, Michael W. Pilcher, was a Ground Pounder in the 2/9 during Vietnam & I found your page while in pursuit of information related to his service there. My Dad passed a couple years ago and never really told me anything - not that I blamed him at all. I'm lucky enough to be in possession of all his letters home, as well as all of the reel to reel audio tape he sent my Mom and Grandparents. Is there anywhere I might be able to obtain more information about him and his time in country? Maybe someone associated to this site remembers him? Anything would mean the world to me.

Admin Note:  Michael served with HQHS Company in 1966-67.

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