Mark fought with the 9th Marines Division artillery during the historic battle of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War. It was longest and deadliest battle of the war lasting 77 days. After the siege, the 9th Marines moved south to VanderGrift Combat base (LZ Studd) where a subsequent battle took place in which Mark received shrapnel wounds and was awarded the purple heart.

What an honor to hear this man tell his story. Thank you so much for your service to our country.

Joel Hughes, YouTube viewer