His hand bandaged, Lance Corporal C.D. Bradford, a New Jersey native from Longbranch, hefts an M1A1 Thompson submachine gun with its stock removed during the building-to-building battle for Hue City. He was a radio operator for Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines during the fighting. The photo was taken on 5 February 1968.
I try not to bombard you guys with too many videos but I saw this doc on the 2nd Platoon, Golf 2/5 (5th Marine Regiment) in Afghanistan and thought I would share.
The hard charging Devils of the 2/5 fought at Belleau Wood and other actions on the Western Front where they covered themselves in glory, mud, and blood, not necessarily in that order.
2/5 Marines gets their motto from some 98 years ago in Northern France when a company commander of the battalion, Captain Lloyd W. Williams was advised to withdraw by a French officer at the defensive line just north of the village of Lucy-le-Bocage on June 1, 1918. Williams replied: “Retreat? Hell, we just got here!”