Scope and Contents
Seven maps of Northern Laos and I Corps, loose pages filled with notes and magic words used by Terry Presgrove in his duties as a forward observer from August 1968 to July 1969. There is also a handmade notebook and some loose pages containing Vietnamese writing, a typed page listing the operations that Presgrove participated in from November 1968 to July 1969 and a sheet from the 3rd Medical Battalion detailing the treatment given to Presgrove when he was wounded on February 23, 1969.
Biographical / Historical
Terry Presgrove was born in 1949 in Elk City, Oklahoma. He voluntarily enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1967. Presgrove served in Marine Corps for twenty months, twelve of which was served in Southeast Asia. Presgrove first served in Vietnam with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines from August to early October 1968. He was then attached to H&S Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division until January 1969 when he was moved to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. Presgrove continued to serve with Alpha from January 1969 to July 1969. At that time the 9th Marines was pulled out of Vietnam and stationed in Okinawa. While in Vietnam he held the position of Forward Observer (0846). He was honorably discharged as a Corporal (E-4) after his tour in Vietnam. Presgrove received a purple heart for his wounds suffered on February 22, 1969, and was awarded the Bronze Star w/combat 'V' for actions during operation Dewey Canyon.