Warren C Griffin

Conversation with Warren Griffin
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After the Tet Offensive, Warren C. Griffin believed that the war was coming to an end and decided to join the Marine Crops: "Here is my body. Do whatever you want with it." Little did he know that the war was still violently raging. After completing his training at ANGLICO (Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company), he was ordered to prepare for a Mediterranean Cruise, but yearning for an adventure, he and five friends requested a transfer to Vietnam. When he arrived in Đông Hà (in the DMZ) the Marine driving them said, "Rocket city. You're going to get rocketed all the time." Griffin reflects his on grievances towards the South Vietnamese, assimilating to wartime life by defining authority, and his feelings about the Vietnam War now.

Warren C. Griffin, Metrowest Vietnam Memorial, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2021
Warren C. Griffin, Metrowest Vietnam Memorial, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2021

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November 10, 1969
November 10, 1969

Griffin, the youngest Marine, and oldest Marine on base cutting a cake for the Marine Corps birthday.

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Metrowest Vietnam Memorial, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2021
Metrowest Vietnam Memorial, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2021

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Warren C. Griffin, Metrowest Vietnam Memorial, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2021
Warren C. Griffin, Metrowest Vietnam Memorial, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2021

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