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My father served in this unit and was awarded a bronze star for helping fend off a vietcong attack on their firebase on August 7, 1967. I was wondering if anyone had any information or knowledge on what all happened here.

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Hello, I believe this was posted earlier by a Forum member. Unfortunately, I don’t have the original post bookmarked and the ‘hotlinks’ at the end don’t seem to work. Still this should get you started until another more knowledgeable Forum member ‘answers up’:

 

How to request Vietnam After Action Information

Official Documentation may be available for your unit, unit of a friend, or the unit of a loved one. DO NOT PAY A WEB SITE FOR THIS TYPE OF INFORMATION. It is free. We recommend a personal visit to the Archives. However, if a visit is not possible, the following is SUGGESTED as a possible procedure for YOU to receive information similiar to that above. Although not a requirement, we recommend your search is limited to a six day period.

The information below was sent to me by fellow Vietnam Veteran John Kolsun. He requested that I include it on this web site so that other veterans would know that they too can request copies of their unit's history. Besides visiting the Archives in person, there are two ways to obtain your Unit's History - method one or method two.

STEP ONE

National Archives

Attention: Textual Reference (Vietnam)

8601 Adepphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Date __________________

Gentlemen,

Please verify the following records are available for research.

Unit, _________________________________________________

Brigade, ______________________________________________

Division, _____________________________________________

Date of Action, _______________________________________

OPERATIONAL REPORTS, Battalion

OPERATIONAL REPORTS, Brigade

OPERATIONAL REPORTS, Division

DAILY STAFF JOURNALS, Battalion

DAILY STAFF JOURNALS, Brigade

DAILY STAFF JOURNALS, Division

DUTY OFFICER S LOGS, Battalion

DUTY OFFICER S LOGS, Brigade

DUTY OFFICER S LOGS, Division

MACV Records

Sincerely,

_________________________________

Last, First MI

______________________________

Street Address,

______________________________

City, State Zip

STEP TWO

(Your Congressman or Congresswoman Address here)

Date __________________

Dear Congressman / Congresswoman,

I have been informed by the National Archives the following records are

available for my research.

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

I cannot arrange a trip to the National Archives. I am requesting that your

Washington DC office assign a member of their staff to visit the Archives,

copy the records, and send the copies to the address below. I understand

that I am responsible for the cost of copies.

Thank you (Sign your name)

You may print out Step One and Step Two by double-clicking the below:

  • Click Here and print out After Action Step One (.txt) on your printer.
  • Click Here and print out After Action Step Two (.txt) on your printer.

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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