Marine Corps Vietnam
Tankers Historical Foundation®
Corps Tankers and Ontos Crewmen Have Made History. Your Foundation is Making it Known.
Marine Corps Vietnam Tankers
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.
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.
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.
VTA Roster from reunion 2011 in PDF a large file.