Reconnaissance Battalion Marines infiltrate deep into enemy lines to gather intelligence reports, using pathfinding, Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA), and parachute drops to achieve their mission.
While on patrol the Marines often call in and direct artillery and air strikes against concentrated enemy forces which they encounter.
Naval officer L.C.D.R. Henry E. Harris, Jr., notified his parents April 17, 1969. April 21st word was received from Terry that there will be no permanent damage. His address is: H.M.2 Terry L. Coffin, B514347, U.S. Naval Hospital, Naval Air Facility, DaNang, F.P.O., San Francisco, California 96602.
Terry's brother is currently serving as a yeoman on the U.S.S. Bennington and his address is: Larry Coffin, S.M., B513244, Engineering Log Rm., U.S.S. Bennington, C.D.F.-20, F.P.O., San Francisco, California 96601.
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