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53, no . 3, Mar 1969, p . ). Feb CARIBBEAN---General Leonard F . Chapman, Jr . made his first trip to the Caribbean since becoming Commandant . During his three day visit, General Chapman visited Marine Barracks at Roosevelt Roads, Guantanamo, San Juan, and Bermuda . (Gazette, v . 53, no . 3, Mar 1969, p . ) 1 Feb CONUS---The 5th LAAM Battalion was deactivated at the Yuma Marine Corps Air Station . Its personnel and equipment became a detachment of the 2d LAAM Battalion headquartered at Twentynine Palms, California .
V, no . 34, 22 Aug 1969, p . ) 17 Aug OKINAWA---The 3d Battalion, 9th Marines arrived at Okinawa . The 9th Marines returned to their peacetime home at Camp Schwab . (Leatherneck, v . LII, no . 11, Nov 1969, p . ) 18 Aug VIETNAM---The last UH-34D Sea Horse Squadron,' Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 362, left Vietnam to be reformed . The squadron was redesignated Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 362 after receiving the jet-powered CH-53 aircraft . This squadron was the first aircraft unit of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing to serve in Vietnam, arriving in April 1962 .
Feb 1968, p . ) 23 Dec VIETNAM---American forces in Vietnam numbered 478,000 including 78,000 Marines . Nang Press Trends, 30 Dec 1967, p . ) 26 Dec VIETNAM---Marine aircraft from Da Nang and Chu Lai struck targets in North Vietnam near Dong Hoi and Hanoi . Other Marine aircraft hit targets north of Gio Linh . Y . Times, 28 Dec 1967, p . ) 21 by This 2, (Da 1968 1 Jan USMC---General Leonard F . Chapman, Jr . became the 24th Commandant of the Marine Corps with four star rank . ("Chapman") 1 Jan VIETNAM---There were 298,498 Marines in the Corps with 81,249 of these in Vietnam .