3rd Marine Regiment

Camp Carroll from the air, date unknown.

From Where We Were in Vietnam:

Camp Carroll, a.k.a. Artillery Plateau, Camp J.J. Carroll and FSB Tan Lam. S of QL-9, apx 1 km SW peak Nui Kiem (Hill 250), 7 km SW Cam Lo, 5 km NW Mai Loc, 8 km E to ESE the Rockpile, 26 km W to WNW Quang Tri. Originally named Artillery Plateau, but renamed 10Nov66, to honor Capt. James J. Carooll, USMC, CO K/3d/4th Marines, KIA 27Sep66 by friendly fire (improperly registered tank rounds) on Hill 400 while he was directing fire support for attack on Hill 484. By [Operation] Lam Son 719, was under ARVN control as FSB Tan Lam (2d ARVN Inf Rgt)… 12th Marine Arty ‘67, including four-155s, sic-105s here and then, in late Sep67, four-175s of Army’s 6th/27th Arty were added for long range support of Khe Sanh (175mm total later increase to six tubes). 

A Student of the Safar School smiles while listening to local elders speak about security and education in Garmsir -Afghanistan.

Cpl. Ramon Valenci, a dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, orders his military working dog, Red, to search for improvised explosive devices during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-17, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, 19 Jan 2017.


A U.S. Marine assigned to 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, uses his rifle optic to survey the landscape while conducting a live-fire exercise during the 4th Marine Division Annual Rifle Squad Competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2017. Rifle squads from 1st and 2nd Battalions, 23rd Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, competed in events that highlighted offensive/defensive operations, patrolling techniques, combat marksmanship, physical endurance, and overall small unit leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Hell’s Bells.

Cpl. Calvin V. Montgomery uses his whole body to pull the lanyard of an M777 Howitzer, firing a 155 mm round March 11 during Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii. Howitzers are used by artillery batteries to provide suppressing fire for ground units. Montgomery, an Eatonton, Georgia, native, is a radio operator with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Hester, 13 MAR 2015.)