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Guitars in Combat? 11 Replies

Anyone ever take a guitar into a combat zone? Know of anyone who did? Other instruments Maybe?Here is a photo, Viet Nam... Sort of makes you wonder what ever happened to that guitar.…Continue

Tags: Nam, Viet, combat

Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Jeremy Richmann May 24, 2013.

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Comment by Ricky "Lone Wolf" Turner on September 2, 2014 at 5:09pm

Back in 75/76 I was a U.S. Marine assigned to Fox Co. 2nd Bn. 4th Marines 3rd Marine Division. We were not fighting anyone at the time but we went on a WESTPAC Cruise/Deployment out of Okinawa. A guitar was passed down to me by a Marine that was going home. I played that guitar and then passed it down when I went home. There were only a few of us that played but as bad as we were even when we took advantage of the acoustics in the head we drew a pretty good crowd of listeners.

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on May 21, 2013 at 2:22pm
I wouldn't imagine there would be a lot of room... hot bunks and all...

Comment by fred davis on May 21, 2013 at 1:33pm

When I was in we were not alowed to have any civilan gear on board and our lockers were 2x2 not much room not much room 6hr on 6hr off from 1959-1966

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on May 21, 2013 at 9:38am
Probably not me...
Comment by Roger Keebaugh on May 20, 2013 at 5:56pm

 Ha! Ha! What a coincidence, I was in the Navy during Viet Nam, made two tours over there. I had a brand new Gibson 12 string, it cost $246.00 at the time, I still have the price tag! I was on the Dale DLG-19 with a picker named Michael Jackson!

Comment by Gary Ellis on May 27, 2012 at 2:31pm

Thank you

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on April 25, 2012 at 3:17pm

Good deal (that you found a montly ham). Seems like, around here, no one wants to pick any more. Anyone else see a downward trend?

Comment by Peg Andrae on April 25, 2012 at 3:04pm

Not much activity here for a while.  Thought I'd check in with the group and see how ya'll are doing? I found a local bluegrass group that hosts a jam once a month. Three hours on a Tuesday evening - so much fun!

Comment by Jay P. on December 31, 2011 at 6:23am


Thank you, I did not know that.

Happy New Year!

Jay P.

Comment by Peg Andrae on December 14, 2011 at 4:46pm
Ken - thanks for posting the link to The Soldiers' Stories. I will post the link to our G4V Virginia Facebook page. I think many will be interested and enjoy it!

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