Fifty Year Reunion and Remembrance
On the weekend of September 14-16, 2018, the DMZ Rats of Battalion Landing Team 2/26 reunited in Detroit.
"I thank all those who spent countless hours putting our reunion together... It was one of the best weekends of my life.
"The bond we formed at LZ Margo and as Marines is unbreakable. I can now happily say that I've added another 'defining moment' to my life.
"We few. We happy few. We band of brothers."
Lance Corporal Steve Haisley, US Marine Corps, Retired
Hotel Company, BLT 2/26
severely wounded on LZ Margo.
We reconnected and we remembered days when our lives were changed forever.
Fifty-year remembrance cover of the U. S. Naval Institute's reprint of Major General Jarvis Lynch's memoir "LZ Margo ... The Dead Went Last". Courtesy of the U. S. Naval Institute.
The moments we spent together before Sunday were precious, but they only were a prelude.
Because on that day, Sunday, September 16, the fiftieth anniversary of an awful day that touched us all so deeply, we paused to reflect.