Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hey StormBringer -

I saw that VC recipient story yesterday. Did you ever see
this story?

Captain Ivan Cahill, Royal Australian Regiment - the only foreigner to have direct command of an American Rifle Company in Vietnam.

Retired Royal Australian Marine, Col. Ivan J. Cahill, left, presented with the title Honorary Marine by Maj. Gen. James B. Laster, commanding general, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, on Nov. 19, 2010

Photo courtesy of Col. Chuck Ikins, USMCR (Ret)

Vietnam-era photos of Capt. Cahill with U.S. Marines HERE



  1. I served in the district a few miles from where Capt. Cahill led 2/3 during Op Auburn, about a year later.
    It was a hot dangerous place.
    Skipper Cahill's actions saved his company from near annihilation.
    The man is TOP NOTCH.
    Semper Fi Col. Cahill

  2. Patrick Emmett Anglim
    KIA -the first day of
    "Operation Auburn"

    Stood up against the odds of an
    Ambush- excellent job- paid the
    Ultimate price.