A Nonprofit Corporation Supporting Our Vietnam War Heroes


Our Mission

We are the combat veterans of the 1st Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (1/5/1), who served during the Vietnam War. Our Mission is to:

  • Support the 1st Marine Division Association and its scholarship programs.
  • Preserve incidents and memories of the marines and sailors who served with 1/5/1 during the Vietnam War.
  • Foster, encourage, and perpetuate the memory and the spirit and comradeship in arms of the 1/5/1 Vietnam Veterans.
  • Promote and enhance patriotism and love of country.
  • Promote and safeguard the principles of justice.
  • Perpetuate the spirit and traditions of the United States Marine Corps.

The 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Unit Chapter of the 1 st Marine Division Association is a 501 (C) (19) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the state of North Carolina. All donations are tax-deductible up to the limits of the law.

Our namesake active duty Marine Corps unit

The 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, recently served in Darwin, Australia, as the “Marine Rotational Force – Darwin,” and is currently CONUS at their base at Camp Pendelton, CA.

Since the beginning of the Wars Against Terror in the Middle East, 1/5 has been deployed six (6) times – three 7-months tours in Iraq, and three 7-month tours in Afghanistan – during which time they were very successful in accomplishing their missions, under very challenging and complex circumstances.