" The history arrived yesterday and I found it to be very professionally put together, from both technical and creative standpoints. "

 The An Hoa Project is going online and will be a free archive. I am in the process of building a new website. I no longer sell USB sticks of the history . Keep coming back to see if the new site is ready!

MAGAZINE REVIEW

FOR THE AN HOA HISTORY

WINDSCREEN AUTUMN 2008

THIS HISTORY WHICH REPRESENTS A 15 YEAR LABOUR OF LOVE FOR THE COMPLIER.. THIS WOULD BE VERY SPECIALIST VIEWING FOR THOESE INTERESTED IN THE VIETNAM WAR, YOU BECOME AWARE OF HOW MUCH WARFARE HAD CHANGED IN JUST 20 YEARS SINCE THE END OF WWII. THIS MAJOR PROJECT TRIES TO GIVE THE NECESSARY RESPECT TO THE MEN WHO SERVED AND SUFFERED IN THIS, THE NASTIEST WAR IN RECENT HISTORY .

THESE ARE REAL REVIEWS FROM MARINES WHO SERVED IN THE AN HOA AO

"For those who had the fun and good fortune of taking their senior class trip to Go Noi Island, Dodge City or The Arizona, you will absolutely want to purchase Alan Waugh's wonderful history, "The History of the USMC at An Hoa". His use of after action reports and rewriting them into prose makes for a vivid recreation of the key actions of 1966 & 1967 in and around the An Hoa TAOR. Personally, I can't wait for Part II (1968 - 1969) that will only continue the action into the bloodiest year of the war starting with Tet. The men who fought in these areas deserve their story to be told and Alan does a bang-up job of it. For the historian wanting more insight into small unit actions this history is a must. The links throughout the pages make for easy use and wonderful graphics. Alan is an expert Vietnam historian and has straightened out many confused Marines who have forgotten more than Alan knows. Kudos to Mr. Waugh and the magnificent work he has undertaken."

Robert E. Peavey, Former Marine tank commander & tank section leader, 5th Tanks & 3rd Tanks 1968-69. Author of "Praying For Slack - A Marine Tank Commander in Vietnam" Zenith Press

The history arrived yesterday and I found it to be very professionally put together, from both technical and creative standpoints. I especially like the verbatim quotes and the personal photographs that otherwise would not have seen the light of day. I will continue to work through it as time permits, but I'm sure I will find the remainder a worthy contribution to the understanding of that unfortunate conflict and a lasting tribute to those who fought it. Extremely well done.

Bill Buchanan G/2/5 , Author of Full Circle, Bay laurel Press

 

I was one of many Marines who served at fire base, An Hoa, in 1968 and 1969. Now that I have had a chance to look over Alan's collection on his flash drive, I have a renewed understanding and knowledge of the period I lived through. I wanted to take a moment to thank Alan for his gift to me about the past that I never knew.

William R. Withycombe Whiskey Battery 2/11

 

Great job on the An Hoa/Liberty Road history! Brought back many memories of those days. Thanks for all the work that you put in to make this such a success.

Andy Blenkl, Platoon Leader 3d Platoon, D. Company 7 th Engineer Battalion - 1966 to 1967

 

The history of An Hoa Combat Base by Alan Waugh is a great and long work for Alan. Alan devoted over 10 years to this work. There is so much history and pictures and more it is hard to believe he put it all together. And for me personally and I know all Marines whom served at An Hoa some thing that will remain forever in history long after we are all gone and many of us have already gone.
This is also a great tribute to all whom paid the ultimate price at An Hoa and Quang Nam province so long ago.
To me it seems like yesterday and it was 46 years ago. So who could remember this war? You have to be up there in years. So this is a great work for the generations to come and what happened at An Hoa will live on forever and hopefully be honored and remembered for their sacrifices. I cant ask for anymore than that.
Thank you Alan for making the Marines at An Hoa a part of history it is a great honor for all Marines.
Semper Fi
William Foster , 81 Mortar Platoon Dec 1966- Jan 1968

 

I have enjoyed going through all the information. You've done a great job and your passion shows in what you have put together. I am still going through the picture sections; some of the guys have done a great job with those.

Mickey Thomas

Echo 2/5, 3rd Platoon, Bravo Squad Sept. 1970 to Feb. 1971; Hotel 2/1 Feb to May 1971.

 

WOW!! I've received "The History" Thank You from every fibre of my being. This is a fantastic piece of work you've done. I've spent hours upon hours already.

Doc Jeff , G/2/5

 

The An Hoa Project is just amazing. The first night I got it I was up till 2:00 am reading and looking at photos. Thought maybe I’d zip through it, but this is no outline or short piece. I’ll be working through this for a long time. Like most vets, a few years after the fall of Saigon I started studying the war, trying to find out things about where I was. I would check book indexes and find very little or nothing about An Hoa. Why were the Marines there, what were those unfinished concrete buildings we drove by so often? I got involved in the project and talked to Alan Waugh on the phone and he starts answering all the questions I’ve been wondering for over 40 years. There is an enormous amount of information about Vietnam in general and the An Hoa area in particular. I will be spending a lot of hours going through all this information. I am honored to be able to contribute with words and photos to this great project.

Tim Elliott
Burbank, Calif.

Tim Elliott, 1st Motors

 

Thanks for the quick delivery. I am looking forward to going through it .

Tom, 3rd Tank

 

Received the An Hoa History yesterday. Very good. The background about the early leadership of the country was very interesting. I had forgotten about all of the in-fighting that took place prior to 1965. I am glad to see that the role of the Engineers were discussed.

Doug

 

Alan, Got the history today and started to read it already. Man what a production! I can not even begin to imagine what that took of you. You must be some kind of a saint. Thanks for finally telling the real story.

Mac, D/1/5

 

Outstanding work (and a lot of it). I haven't checked it all out yet but did go through the section covering my time at An Hoa.

Pappy Lloyd, 3rd Tank

 

I have spent the last two days pouring thru your excellent history. You have done well my friend and I am at great ease now, Thank you. Some songs need to be sung Your research is impeccable. congrats to you both!

Bruce Eells, G/2/5

 

Well Alan, I'm impressed. I have spent hours going through the history, still not finished, and want to "congratulate" you on your achievement. This is great work! Lots of organization and planning and much hard work, period. I especially like viewing the hundreds of photographs from the unedited private collections.

Vern Arntdt G/2/5

THE HISTORY OF THE USMC AT AN HOA: Let me just say this, it is by far one of the best if not the best done media / print documentaries that I have ever read or seen. ALAN WAUGH has really poured his heart and soul into this project and the results speak for themselves - A VERY PROFESSIONAL job. The photos alone are worth the price of the USB (Thanks to Vern Arndt, Col. Bates, Bruce Eells and others for those great shots of An Hoa / Liberty Bridge/ Nong Son Coal Mines/ Recon Hill etc.) This, is in words , our own, and pictures, indeed the history of An Hoa 1966 - 1967. Even if you were not there during that time frame, it is well worth having.
Semper Fi,

Barney Barnes President of Golf 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Association

Well done!! I am flooded with memories Thank you.

Bob

I just received the "An Hoa" history yesterday I have started the first chapter, but I suspect tonight I will probably stay up and read all of it. Hell, sleep is over rated anyway!

Larry

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