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I cannot find any ID for this one although everything I see with reference to the Upper Mihn is special forces related

Any help as always is appreciated.

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Operating base for brown water forces (U Minh district is in the Mekong Delta)

 

U.S. Naval and Republic of Vietnam River Forces Operating Base Kien An (1969-1970)

 

Situated on the Cai Lon River in South Vietnams Mekong Delta, Kien An served as operating base for the U.S. and Vietnamese river forces during the Vietnam War. Developed during 1969, the base was turned over to the Vietnamese Navy in December 1970 when American forces began withdrawing from the war.

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Operating base for brown water forces (U Minh district is in the Mekong Delta)

 

U.S. Naval and Republic of Vietnam River Forces Operating Base Kien An (1969-1970)

 

Situated on the Cai Lon River in South Vietnams Mekong Delta, Kien An served as operating base for the U.S. and Vietnamese river forces during the Vietnam War. Developed during 1969, the base was turned over to the Vietnamese Navy in December 1970 when American forces began withdrawing from the war.

 

 

Great ID. I was typing when you added your info.

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Operating base for brown water forces (U Minh district is in the Mekong Delta)

 

U.S. Naval and Republic of Vietnam River Forces Operating Base Kien An (1969-1970)

 

Situated on the Cai Lon River in South Vietnams Mekong Delta, Kien An served as operating base for the U.S. and Vietnamese river forces during the Vietnam War. Developed during 1969, the base was turned over to the Vietnamese Navy in December 1970 when American forces began withdrawing from the war.

Thank you for the quick response, very good description.

Bearmon

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Came across this on one of the guestbooks:

 

 

I was just down the river from you in Kien An. We were south, first Rach Soi and then Kien An a Army/Navy support base with about 40 guys.

 

 

If the base was only operational for a couple of years and had around 40 people I'd think your patch would be pretty rare.

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Cool patch.I'm thinking the 'U' is suppose to be a 'V' for Viet Minh?Love the vultures.

 

Nope, U Minh is correct, there were beau coup bad asses in the Forest through out the war.

 

Mobile Riverine Force - U Minh Forest http://www.mrfa.org/us-army/9th-infantry-division-index/u-minh-forest/

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I know it's been 3 years since your post but I hope you see this. I went to Kien An Op Base as a Navy Advisor to the Vietnamese Unit RID 40 in Jan 1970 to April 1970 before we moved our Viet Unit to Go Da Hau just above the Parrots Beak Cambodia.

. The smaller river was a route into the Northern Uminh. The Army Corps of Engineers with the help of some Seals from Rach Gia layed out an Anti Personnel Radar kind of System outside of the Base on the other side of the Moats . The base had a river on two sides and a moat on two sides. There was a small draw bridge on the small river side to allow access from the base to a small Ville along side of the river. I used to have that patch sewed on a camo-shirt. If you ever decide to sell it please let me know I have lost mine over the years.

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I know it's been 3 years since your post but I hope you see this. I went to Kien An Op Base as a Navy Advisor to the Vietnamese Unit RID 40 in Jan 1970 to April 1970 before we moved our Viet Unit to Go Da Hau just above the Parrots Beak Cambodia.

. The smaller river was a route into the Northern Uminh. The Army Corps of Engineers with the help of some Seals from Rach Gia layed out an Anti Personnel Radar kind of System outside of the Base on the other side of the Moats . The base had a river on two sides and a moat on two sides. There was a small draw bridge on the small river side to allow access from the base to a small Ville along side of the river. I used to have that patch sewed on a camo-shirt. If you ever decide to sell it please let me know I have lost mine over the years.

Thanks for the information very good to know. were the sensors connected to the Dufflebag program?

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