Regarding “A regular guy in Vietnam,” Nov. 15, Page 24:

I enjoyed your article about Jeff Eirvin’s experience in Vietnam. Red Beach where Mr. Eirvin was stationed and where the Marines came ashore in March 1965 is so named because of the hue that can be seen at sunrise and sunset. The name has nothing to do with the loss of French soldiers.

John Metschan

USMC (Retired)