In his memoir of the Vietnam War, General Lewis Walt, commander of U.S. Marine forces in Vietnam from May, 1965, to May, 1967, summed up what he believed to be the key to how to fight the war.
  "The struggle was in the rice paddies....in and among the people, not passing through, but living among them, night and day .... and joining with them in steps toward a better life long overdue."
  The first Marine civic action efforts were spontaneous, informal projects begun by individual Marines.
 On this site you'll find interesting articles surrounding my book "A Voice of Hope" as well as other links that may lead you to related stories and articles about CAC Viet Nam. I hope you enjoy your visit! This site is plain and simple. No bells or whistles. Just facts and some history of what CAC [Combined Action Company] Marines were about. 
Thanks for visiting.
Tom Flynn
Combined Action Company Marine, Jan 1967 to Feb 1968
 War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill                                                 Hope you enjoy the photos on subpage {1} below.
English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)
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