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Started by js584 , Aug 22 2010 07:14 PM

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#1 js584

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:14 PM

My father-in-law took these photos in and around Qui Nhon, Vietnam circa. 1965. I believe he was in the Army Engineers. I thought I would share them with you. He is the one bending down and wearing glasses in the third photo.

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#2 js584

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

He said the first photos was of VC suspects.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:18 PM

If anybody can do a unit ID or anything loke that please do as he passed away in 1997. Please discuss.

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#4 Bob Hudson

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:18 PM

Thanks for sharing those.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:55 PM

If you can read the bumper markings on the jeep, that might help identify the unit.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:39 PM

If you can read the bumper markings on the jeep, that might help identify the unit.



It looks to be 937GP 144 B6

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:16 PM

It looks to be 937GP 144 B6


From DA PAM 672–3 • 29 January 1988, pg. 94.

Unit Citation and Campaign Participation
Credit Register

Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 937th Engineer Group
Meritorious Unit Commendation—23 Aug 65–31 Jan 68, DAGO 1,
69; 1 Feb 68–1 Apr 70, DAGO 2, 71
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC—3 May 70–30 Apr 71, DAGO
6, 74

(DAGO is Department of the Army General Orders)

http://www.army.mil/.../pdf/p672_3.pdf

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:21 PM

From Global Security . com

http://www.globalsec.../937eng-grp.htm

On 1 February 1955, the unit was redesignated the 937th Engineer Group and activated in March 1955 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The unit later deployed to Qui Nhon, Vietnam. The group had command of eleven separate companies, five battalions, and one detachment. By November 1966 the unit had conducted both support and combat missions that extended to the limits of Vietnam's Central Highlands. By 1971, the 937th Group had completed 71 major construction missions, numerous civil action projects, the Vietnamization Program, and had received credit for participation in 14 campaigns. The 937th Group was deactivated in September 1971 in Pleiku, Vietnam after earning two Meritorious Unit Commendations and the Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:36 PM

Detailed history of the 937th here on this link

Chapter 6: Engineer Group Deployment

http://www.history.a...gineers/ch6.htm

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

I am drawing a blank on the "144th" part. Looking at the photo, it looks like that part of the bumper number might be obscured by a towing lug. So it might be something else. In theory the 144 should be the designation of a unit subordinate to the 937th Engineer Group.

The "B6" on the other side would indicate vehicle #6 for a "B Company". That should be the Company Commander's vehicle.

I am wondering if what you are really seeing is a 19 for 19th Engineer Battalion. According to Shelby Stanton's Vietnam Order of Battle the 19th was in Quoi Non in 1965.

http://books.google....p...oup&f=false

Also found this after action report for the 937th which is close to the time period you are looking for. These folks were very busy.

http://www.dtic.mil/...oc=GetTRDoc.pdf

Hope all this helps.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:26 PM

The 937th ENGR GRP was part of the 1ST Infantry Division that arrived in country in JULY 1965, and left in APRIL 1967, when they rotated back to Fort Riley, Kansas.


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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:39 PM

Not to be contrary, but the above websites state that it was part of the 18th Engineer Bde. Also, you will note the unit has awards and citations dated as late as 1971 for Vietnam service.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:41 AM

WOW! Thanks for all the info folks. I really appreciate it.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:35 AM

Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:47 AM

thanks for the pictures.

i flew into there a few times in 1968.

i could not see it in the pictures, but there is an air field close by.

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