Marine Corps Vietnam Tankers Historical Foundation®

Marine Corps Tankers and Ontos Crewmen Have Made History. Your Foundation is Making it Known.



Mission Statement

Marine Corps Vietnam Tankers Historical Foundation

To Foster, encourage, and perpetuate the memory, spirit and comradeship-in-arms of  Vietnam Marine Corps Tankers and Ontos Crewmen who served in the Republic of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1970.

To Promote, by encouraging the study of the role of Marine Tankers in the Vietnam War and create a deeper understanding of the United States Marine Corps and the Marines who served in that war.

To Promote and provide for the preservation, perpetuation, and appropriate publication and display of manuscripts, books, relics, pictures, articles, and all other items and information pertaining to the history of the United States Marine Corps Tankers in Vietnam.

To Promote, counsel, and provide support to organizations, both government and private, which are similarly committed to these objectives.

1999 - 2014 Macro Programs



  • Write the history of “Marine Tanks in Vietnam” in by-quarter segments.
  • Collect and archive oral histories of Vietnam-serving Marine Tankers.
  • Write summaries of Marine Corps History Division’s Vietnam oral histories.
  • Create a “Map History of Marine Tanks in Vietnam” on the website.
  • Write and support the publication of others’ on-subject articles and books.
  • Create and maintain a web and blog site.

  • Publish a monthly E-Letter the Breech Block.

  • Build and maintain a library and archive of Vietnam War and related material.

  • Publish an E-Book about and by Marine Tankers and Ontos Crewmen in Vietnam. 
  • Create a lasting tribute to the Vietnam War-era Tankers & Ontos Crewmen.
  • Combining these 10 programs: Write “The Comprehensive History of Marine  Tanks & Ontos during the Vietnam War”.

Note: Each of these eleven program bullets is expanded upon with a Project Plan (PP), Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs), and other supporting documentation. The entire Historical Foundation effort is incorporated in the State of Washington under the umbrella of a 501(c)(19) non-profit set of Bylaws and a comprehensive Business Plan with a definitive Mission Statement, Goals, and Objectives. The Foundation maintains a small library and archive of Vietnam War and other military-related books, photographs, maps, documents, CDs, oral histories w/written summaries, and an electronic-based member data bank.


Latest VTA Roster from reunion 2011 in PDF a large file.