U.S. ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY
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VIETNAM INTERVIEW TAPE COLLECTION

(VNIT) 

LAST UPDATED: 11 December 1995


SELECTED VNIT TRANSCRIPTIONS


 

This finding aid is an interim guide to the majority of the Vietnam Interview Tape Collection. It does not include materials in the separate Vietnam Interview (VNI) Collection. The collection consists of audio tape recordings, principally in a reel-to-reel format, placed in file folders with letters of transmittal and, in a limited number of cases, with some supporting documentation. The vast majority of the interviews were conducted in Vietnam by combat historians deployed as part of the Army's official historical effort. Most of the interviews were conducted by Military History Detachments (MHDs) although some were conducted by additional duty historical officers in various units or by special researchers. MHDs in Vietnam normally consisted of one officer (major) and one enlisted man (sergeant). One detachment in Vietnam was attached to each division, separate combined arms brigade, armored cavalry regiment, or corps (XXIV Corps and I and II Field Force, Vietnam). Dedicated MHDs also worked in the Historical Office of Headquarters, United States Army, Vietnam; the 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces; the 1st Aviation Brigade; and similar specialized headquarters.

Entries are arranged in numerical order reflecting the sequence in which the tapes were received at the Office of the Chief of Military History (OCMH), which was the title of the agency during the time of the Vietnam War. Each entry normally includes the type of interview; the primary unit or organization forming the subject of the interview; the date on which the interview was conducted; the person or persons being interviewed and their duty positions; and the interviewing agency. Standard interview types most commonly conducted in Vietnam were: exit (or end of tour) interviews in which a subject discussed his entire tour of duty; after-action interviews in which one or more interviewees recounted their experiences in a particular engagement or operation; and subject interviews in which one or more persons discussed the nature of a certain type of activity. The following list identifies many, but not all, of the specific subjects and can be searched by key word or by unit.

VNIT-1 1st Logistical Command

Exit interview conducted January 3, 1966 with COL Robert Duke, Commander, 1st Logistical Command. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-2 1st Logistical Command, Transportation Officer

Exit interview conducted March 30 and April 18 1966 with LTC Bernard Dolan, Transportation, 1st Logistical Command. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-3 2d Squadron, 1st Cavalry

Exit interview conducted June 29, 1968 with LTC Charles Graham, Commander of 2d Squadron, 1st Cavalry. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-4 29th Quartermaster Group

Exit interview conducted March 31, 1966 with LTC James Warnock, Commander, 29th Quartermaster Group, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses logistics support during 1965 buildup. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-5 1st Logistical Command, Engineers

Special interviews: Creation and development of engineer activities 1965-67. CPT Wayne Wagner and CPT Harvey Hodges. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-6 369th Signal Detachment

Exit interview conducted April 17, 1966 with 1LT Joseph Avent, Commander, 369th Signal Detachment, 1st Logistics Command. His signal warehouse detachment worked during the 1965 buildup period. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-6, (2)374th Quartermaster Stock Records Detachment

Exit interview conducted April 17, 1966 with Major Karl Palmear, commander of 374th Stock Records Detachment, 1st Logistical Command.

VNIT-7 82d Transportation Company

Special interview, opening and development of Cam Ranh Bay, April 20, 1966. 1st Logistical Command. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-8 506th Quartermaster Group, 1st Logistical Command

Exit interview conducted with MAJ Harry Fuchigami, Special Assistant to the Chief, Supply Division, U.S. Army Support Command. Discusses POL, food, laundry and other Quartermaster Operations. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-9 1st Logistical Command

Exit interview conducted 22 April 1966 with CPT Charles Sims, Consolidated Supply Activity, U.S. Army Support Command. Discusses warehouse operations, theft of stored materials, and transportation problems. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-10 864th Engineer Battalion

Exit interview conducted 1 May 1966 with LTC James Bunch, Commander, 864th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade. Covers actions of advanced party, development of Cam Ranh Bay, security and maintenance of equipment. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-11 1st Logistical Command, Army Material Command

Special interview: AMC planning, support and assistance of 1st Logistical Command. Covers port buildup, ammunition supply, delivery of aircraft and aircraft maintenance. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-12 1st Logistical Command, Director of Supply

Exit interview conducted 3 May 1966 with LTC Samuel Boot, Director of Supply, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses depot locations, tentage, water supplies, procurement. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-13 1st Logistical Command, Vung Tau Port

Exit interview conducted 14 May 1966 with CPT E.V. Nabell, assigned to Vung Tau Port. Discusses techniques for offloading troop units and getting them to their destination. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-14 79th Ordnance Battalion

Exit interview conducted 9 May 1966 with LTC Robert Merritt, Commander, 79th Ordnance Battalion, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses building Saigon Logistics Area. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-15 344th Transportation Battalion

Exit interview conducted 13 May 1966 with CPT Thomas O'Donovan, Commander, 344th Transportation Battalion, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses buildup and maintenance of off-load and storage facilities at Qui Nhon. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-16 1st Logistical Command, Deputy Director of Maintenance

Exit interview conducted 2 May 1966 with LTV Glenn Turner, Deputy Director of Maintenance, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses maintenance problems during early Vietnam buildup. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-21 1st Logistical Command, Director of Security Plans and Operations

Exit interview conducted 5 June 1966 with LTC Alfred Mallow, Director of Security Plans and Operations, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses logistical planning for acceleration of troop buildup after Tonkin.

VNIT-22 USARV, G-4 Plans Officer and G-5

Exit interview conducted 15 October 1965 with MAJ James McWharters, Plans Officer, G-4, USARV. Relates experiences of security, logistics, ROK commitment, and his utilization as G-5 Staff Officer. Interview by MAJ Donald Harrison.

VNIT-23 4th Transportation Command

Exit interview conducted 30 June 1966 with LTC Tillman Oliver, Deputy Commander, 4th Transportation Command. Relates problems of off-loading, storing, and vessel turn-around in the port of Saigon. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-24 4th Transportation Command

Exit interview conducted 28 June 1966 with LTC Barnet Faverman, Deputy Commander, 4th Transportation Command. Discusses improving cargo handling in port. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-25 4th Transportation Command, S-3

Exit interview conducted 1 July 1966 with LTC Thomas Taylor, S-3, 4th Transportation Command. Relates problems of cargo and personnel off-loading. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-26 USARV, G-4, Chief of Ammunition

Exit interview conducted on 6 December 1966 with COL Ernest Snow, Chief, Ammo Division, G-4, USARV. Describes command arrangements for ammunition supply, supply rates, placement and issue of stocks, problems and recommendations. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-27 USARV Information Officer

Exit interview conducted on 9 December 1966 with COL Robert Coakley, Information Officer, USARV. Relates procedures for news releases, handling correspondents, information coverage, and the USARV Command Information Program. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-28 1st Logistical Command, Chief, Operations Division

Exit interview conducted on 14 June-early July 1966 with MAJ Robert Leider, Plans Officer and later, Chief, Operations Division, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses logistical problems during change from "enclave" to more aggressive tactics. Interview by 15th MHD, 16th MHD.

VNIT-31 Engineer Section, USARV, Executive Officer

Exit interview conducted 27 December 1966 with LTC Fred Walker, XO, Engineer Section, USARV. Relates broad range of engineering activities. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-32 1st Logistical Command, Director of Supply

Exit interview conducted 8 July 1966 with LTC Thomas Kelly, Director of Supply, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses logistical problems due to build-up in RVN, rations, shipping, storage, details of expansion of logistical areas. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-33 34th General Support Group (Aircraft Maintenance and Supply)

Exit interview conducted on 14 November 1966 with COL E.L. Burchell, Commander, 134th GS Group. Unit responsible for all Army aircraft maintenance and supply. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-34 I Field Force, Vietnam, G-3

Exit interview conducted on 6 July 1966 with COL Thomas Barron, G-3, I FFV. Covers combat in the Highlands Aug-Nov 1965, relations with ROK units, arrival of 1st Cavalry. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-35 I Field Force, Vietnam, Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted with COL Turner Chief of Staff, I FFV. Discusses the inception of I Field Force.

VNIT-36 Attack on Nui Ba Den

After action interview: enemy initiative against a US Army Special Forces Camp, 13 May 1968. Detachment A-324 and elements of the 25th Infantry Division. Interview by Detachment B-32, 5th SF Group.

VNIT-37 USARV, Deputy Assistant CG and Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 3 March 1967 with MG Richard Seitz, DCG, US Army Support Command and later, DACG and Chief of Staff, USARV. Describes the effect the build-up had on higher command levels, emergence of USARV Headquarters. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-38 1st Infantry Division, Chemical Officer

Special interview conducted 3 March 1967 with LTC Alvin Hylton, Chemical Officer, 1st Infantry Division. Discusses chemical combat operations, methods, results, suggestions for improvement. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-39 Mechanized and Armored Combat Operations, Vietnam

Briefing on 10 March 1967 for General Westmoreland, presents considerations on the use of armor in Vietnam.

VNIT-40 394th Transportation Battalion (Terminal Service)

Exit interview conducted on 30 June 1966 with LTC Thomas Emery, Commander, 394th Terminal Service Battalion. Discusses problems in handling cargo at Qui Nhon and other ports. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-41 Weapons Evaluation

Evaluation and discussion session, 3 April 1967. BG Hollingsworth and MG Cagwin discuss with individual soldiers problems found with various weapons. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-42 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted on 27 May 1968 with COL Bert David, Commander, 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force). Gives account of VC defeat in Central Mekong Delta during the Tet offensive January-March 1968. Interview by 47th MHD.

VNIT-43 USARV, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations

Exit interview conducted 2 July 1967 with MG Frank Miller, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Opns, later Chief of Staff USARV. Discusses development of USARV during build-up, relations with RVN. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-44 579th Engineer Detachment (Terrain)

Exit interview conducted 31 July 1967 with MAJ John Marcello, Commander, 579th Engineer Detachment. Discusses hydrological study of Mekong River, role and employment of a terrain detachment. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-45 USARV G-1

Exit interview conducted 23 June 1967 with COL Weaver Gaines, USARV. Discusses command and administrative problems and expansion of USARV. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-46 USARV Comptroller

Exit interview conducted 28 July 1967 with COL Thomas Grissom, USARV Comptroller. Discusses financial activities in RVN, problems and recommendations. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-47 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry

Small unit action, attack on a 25th Infantry Division battalion night defensive position, 15 June 1968. Attack was by an NVA battalion size force, but failed to penetrate the perimeter. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-48 168th Engineer Battalion (Combat)

After-action interview: Engineers in Operation CEDAR FALLS. MAJ John Simpson, S-3, 168th Engineer Battalion discusses the role of his unit in the Iron Triangle. Emphasis is on land clearing. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-51 379th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 16 June 1968 with LTC William Branch, Commander, 379th Signal Battalion. Discusses battalion's operations in Thailand and problems within the STRATCOM framework. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-52 93d Evacuation Hospital

Exit interview conducted 5 August 1966 with LTC Walter Gordon, Commander, 93d Evacuation Hospital. Provides statement of problems coming into the country, setting up, supplies, morale, statistics on wounds and illnesses treated. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-53 1st Logistical Command Assistant Director of Security, Plans and Operations

Exit interview conducted 4 May 1966 with MAJ George Siegelman, Asst Director of SP&O, 1st Logistical Command. Describes arrival and planning for ROK Tiger Division, settlement of inbound units, administration. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-54 79th Ordnance Battalion, Chief of Production Control

Exit interview conducted 8 June 1966 with CPT Walter Hamilton, Chief of Production Control, 79th Ord. Battalion. Describes build-up of the "Rice Mill" maintenance complex, maintenance activities. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-55 1st Logistical Command, Deputy for Material Readiness

Exit interview conducted 12 June 1966 with COL Elbridge Snapp, Deputy for Material Readiness, 1st Logistical Command. Describes early days of 1st Logistical Command, development of Long Binh, PUSH system, other logistics functions. Interview by 5th MHD.

VNIT-56 2d Ordnance Battalion

Exit interview conducted 10 June 1966 with LTC Robert Shircliff, Commander, 2d Ordnance Battalion; later Director, SP&O, 1st Logistical Command. Describes arrival and set up at Vung Tau, development of port facilities. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-57 2d Ordnance Battalion

Exit interview conducted 8 June 1966 with MAJ Jerome Geurts, Commander, 2d Ordnance Battalion. Discusses Vung Tau facilities on arrival, logistical build-up, problems of command. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-58 1st Logistical Command

Briefing of LTG Richard Meyer, 3 August 1966, concerning logistical build-up in Pleiku, Qui Nhon, RVN as a whole.

VNIT-59 29th Quartermaster Group

Exit interview conducted in June 1966 with COL Joseph Mayo, Commander, 29th Quartermaster Group. Discusses establishment and operation of Qui Nhon Support Command. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-60 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division

Exit interview conducted 17 November 1967 with COL McKenna, Commander, 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry. Describes operations in the area, Operation WALLOWA, logistics. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-61 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3

Exit interview conducted 18 November 1967 with LTC Louisell, G-3, 1st Cavalry Division. General tape on the views of a staff officer. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-62 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 21 December 1967 with LTC Robert H. Nevins, Commander, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Comments on operational techniques and employment of the unit. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-63 Troop C, 1/19th Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division

Exit interview conducted on 3 November 1967 with MAJ Thomas Harvey, Commander, Troop C, 1/19th Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. Experiences as a troop commander from 26 July-31 October 1967. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-64 Company D, 3d Battalion, 22d Infantry

Small unit action, 25th Infantry Division rifle company contact, 21 June 1968. Successful engagement with VC elements in the Saigon area. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-65 Operation BLACKJACK 12

Combat after action report: Special Forces recon near Da Nang 1 March-30 April 1967. Members of the task force discuss a long range recon into an area north of Da Nang.

VNIT-66 Task Force 399-Operation BLACKJACK 42

After action interview: Special Forces recon in Vinh Binh province near the coast at Long Toan, 31 April-3 July 1967. Some information on booby traps and defoliation.

VNIT-73 160th Signal Group

COL Cogt describes equipment and facilities provided to MACV and USARV headquarters, also information on Southeast Asia Signal School.

VNIT-101 Advisory Team 163

End-of-tour interview conducted 11 June 1968 with CPT Joseph W. Kinzer, Advisory Team 163, Liasison Officer, 3d Airborne Brigade, Airborne Division. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-115 1st Aviation Brigade, S-3

Exit interview conducted 1968 with LTC Henry Mosely, S-3, 1st Aviation Brigade. Answered questions pertaining to his tour, comments on aircraft and interservice relations. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT 116 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, Riverine Advisor

Special interview: Mobile Riverine Force Activity (Interview conducted 10 February 1968. Discusses original concepts, changes, and final results. Interview by 47th MHD.

VNIT-117 14th Engineer Battalion

Exit interview conducted on 16 May 1968 with LTC James Lammie, Commander, 14th Engineer Battalion. Discusses engineering projects in RVN, roads, cantonments, etc. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-118 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, USASTRATCOM

Exit interview conducted on 28 May 1968 with LTC Charles Stringfellow, Commander, 41st Signal Battalion. Discusses unit operations, support to combat and support units, communications problems and signal equipment. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-119 11th Armored Cavalry

Combat after action interview, attack by VC/NVA in Bao Chanh repulsed, 12 March 1968. Interview by 28th MHD.

VNIT-120 Regional Communications Group, 1st Signal Brigade USASTRATCOM

Exit interview conducted on 2 April 1968 with COL Milton Berry, Commander, Regional Communications Group. Discusses various aspects of the job, the importance of communications to the Army. Interview by 23 MHD.

VNIT-121 IV ARVN Corps, Can Tho

Special Report, Operation Delta Falcon, Search and Destroy, Interdiction, 5-9 March 1968. LTC R.L. Dalby describes interdiction of VC personnel and supplies in the Mekong Delta region. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-122 58th Regional Forces Battalion, Dong Nai Sensitive Area, Senior Advisor

Exit interview conducted 22 April 1968 with CPT John Massey, Senior Advisor to 58th Regional Forces Battalion. Details troops accomplishments and problems. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-123 52d Ranger Battalion, Senior Advisor, Advisory Team 87

Exit interview conducted 17 April 1968 with CPT Keith Nightingale, Senior Advisor, 52d Ranger Battalion. Discusses primary duties, conduct of operations, problems encountered, and lessons learned. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-124 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry (Mechanized)

Exit interview conducted May 1968 with LTC Thomas Lodge, Commander, 1st Battalion, 5th Inf. Discusses mechanized infantry in RVN, TET Offensive and VC/NVA infiltration into Saigon, supply and maintenance problems. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-124 Card 2 25th Medical Battalion

Exit interview conducted May 1968 with LTC Elliot Schofield, Commander, 25th Medical Battalion. Discusses primary mission and duties of his unit. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-125 362d Signal Company

Exit interview conducted 14 May 1968 with MAJ William Crawford, Commander, 362d Signal Company, 21st Signal Group. Describes signal activities in Vietnam, unit highlights and accomplishments. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-126 Camp Strike Force Contact

Small unit action, Ambush, 21-22 May 1968. A SF-advised Camp Strike Force Company encounters control problems in a series of three sharp contacts.

VNIT-127 1st Aviation Brigade, Deputy Brigade Commander

Exit interview conducted 26 May 1968 with COL Jack Hemingway, Deputy Brigade Commander, 1st Aviation Brigade. Discusses command policies, relations with other commands, evaluation of aircraft, lessons learned. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-128 25th Infantry Division, Cu Chi Base Camp

Status Report, 18th MHD and 25th Infantry Division, March 1968. MAJ R.A. Baun, Commander, 18th MHD. reports on status of the MHD. Also discusses Combat Art program. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-129 Troops A, B, and C, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry

After action interview, ambush by NVA/VC, 21 November 1967 and 2 December 1967. CPT John Baily, CPT Robert Garrott, and CPT John Landry, Troop Commanders from 1st Squadron report on ambushes on Highway 1. Interview by OCMH.

VNIT-130 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry

Combat after action interview, ambush by NVA/CC, 21 November 1967 and 2 December 1967. LTC Martin Howell, Commander, 1st Sqdn., 11th ACR relates experiences along Highway 1, Long Kanh Province, RVN. Interview by OCMH.

VNIT-131 2d Battalion, 43d Infantry Regiment, 18th Infantry Division (ARVN), Senior Advisor

Combat after action report, ambush of ARVN troops by VC/NVA elements, 6 May 1968. CPT Richard Hickson, senior advisor, describes action during ambush of unit returning to base camp at Xuan Loc. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-131 (2)3d Platoon, 74th Recon Airplane Company, Advisory Team 87

Combat after action report, ambush of ARVN troops by VC/NVA elements, 6 May 1968. 1LT Stanley Cunningham and 1LT Eric Means, pilots with the 3d Platoon, 74th Recon Airplane Company, Advisory Team 87 describe their role during the ambush. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-166 Attack on Loc Ninh

Perimeter defense against VC attempts to overrun a Special Forces Camp 29 October-2 November 1967. On 29 and again on 31 October 1967 VC attempted to take a US Special Forces/CIDG Camp (A-331).

Interviews with Detachment Commander, Executive Officer, and 7 enlisted soldiers. Interview by 21st MHD.

VNIT 167 3d Brigade, ARVN Airborne Division, Senior Advisor

Exit interview conducted 10 June 1968 with MAJ Richard Pfeiffer, senior advisor, 3d Brigade, ARVN Airborne Division. Discusses role of the advisor, effectiveness of the division, his part in the battle of Dak To. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-168 164th Aviation Group

Exit interview conducted 27 May 1968 with COL Robert McDanial, Commander, 164th Aviation Group. Discusses aviation operations in the Delta. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-169 2d Signal Group

Exit interview conducted June 1968 with COL Daniel Bird, Commander, 2d Signal Group. Describes Group mission in III and IV Corps Tactical Zones, command relationships, TET Offensive. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-170 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry

Exit interview conducted 1 July 1968 with LTC Harry Birch, Commander, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. Discusses battalion activities in the Western Highlands, relationship with 173d Airborne Brigade in Kontum Province in late 1967.

VNIT-171 92d Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted in June 1968 with LTC John S. Holeman, Commander, 92d M P Battalion. Discusses activities around Tan Son Nhut Air Base, TET Offensive and subsequent attacks by VC/NVA forces. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-172 U.S. Special Forces/CIDG

Small unit reconnaissance action, 9-10 December 1967. U.S. Special Forces A Detachment and indigenous CIDG Company make contact on a routine reconnaissance.

VNIT-173 Loss of the Lang Vei Camp

Defense of a Special Forces Camp near Khe Sanh, 7 February 1968.

VNIT-174 174th Aviation Group

Exit interview conducted 12 May 1968 with COL Bill Smith, Commander, 174th Aviation Group. Discusses aircraft allocation, support for ARVN and ROK forces, and the use of Air Cavalry Squadrons. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-175 20th Engineer Battalion

Combat Support Interview: establishment of a Special Forces Camp, 20 December 1967-9 April 1968. Discusses construction of US Special Forces/Civilian Irregular Defense Group Camp (Tieu Atar) during the period December 1967-March 1968. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-176 937th Engineer Group

Engineer convoy ambush, 13 March 1968. Recounts ambush of a serial of 937th Engineer Group on Highway 14N between Pleiku and Kontum City on March 13, 1968. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-177 3d Battalion, 43d Regiment, ARVN

Ambush, 22 June 1968. 3d Battalion, 43d Regiment (ARVN) was ambushed be elements of the VC Dong Nai (274th) Regiment near the Song La Nga River. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-178 I Field Force Vietnam, Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted 22 June 1968 with COL Jack Milligan, HQ I FFV. Describes communications support to tactical units in II Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-179 Saigon Offensive, Phase III

Major enemy offensive, 26 May-10 June 1968. Covers activities of ARVN 5th Ranger Group; 1st Airborne Brigade; Headquarters, Capitol Military District, and Gia Dinh Sector with assigned U.S. advisors.

VNIT-180 Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry

25th Infantry Division company heliborne assault into a contested landing zone, 6 June 1968. Air assault into a "Hot" landing zone outside of Saigon. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-181 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 14 July 1968 with LTC Charles Heiden, CO, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division. Discusses employment of unit in the Western Highlands. 29th MHD.

VNIT-182 4th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 15 July 1968 with LTC Henry Evans, Commander, 5th Battalion, 16th Field Artillery; later, G-5, 4th Infantry Division. Covers range of experiences in the Western Highlands. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT 183 Provisional Corps, Vietnam (PCV), Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted in July 1968 with LTC Gerd Grumbacker, Signal Officer, PCV. Discusses structure of PCV communications and relationships with Marines and USARV. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-184 11th Armored Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 14 July 1968 with COL Charles Gorder, Commander, 11th ACR. Discusses lessons learned, significant events and working relationships during the period March-July 1968. Interview by 28th MHD.

VNIT-185 USARV Deputy Commanding General

Exit interview conducted 7-10 June 1968 with LTC Bruce Palmer, DCG, USARV. Covers all significant aspects of his tenure. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-186 Dong Nai Float Bridge Operation

Engineer support of the 11th ACR operation vicinity Dong Nai River, 22-26 April 1968. Two engineer companies(+) supported by infantry elements constructed a float bridge to support operations by the 11th Armored Cavalry. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-187 4th Infantry Division Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 11 June 1968 with COL Charles Sniffen, Chief of Staff, 4th Infantry Division. Discusses the role of the Chief of Staff, the value of the Operational Readiness Report, employment of infantry and armor in the Western Highlands. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-188 Regional Force Defense of Kon Som Luh

Small unit action in defense of an outpost, 14-15 May 1968. Two Regional Force companies successfully defend an outpost in Kontum Province on 14 May 1968. Describes planned defensive fires, adviser actions, and lack of helicopters. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-189 442d Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 15 June 1968 with LTC Robert Chamberlain, Commander, 442d Signal Battalion, 29th Signal Group. Comments on operating signal sites in Thailand. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-190 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division

Exit interview conducted 30 May 1968 with COL James Waldie, Commander, 198th Infantry Brigade. Comments on helicopter support, civic action, replacement stream output, changing VC/NVA techniques. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-191 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry (Mechanized), 25th Infantry Division and 3d Battalion, 18th Artillery, 25th Division

Exit interviews conducted in June 1968 with LTC Avery Fullerton, Commander 4th Battalion, 23 Inf and LTC Homer Kiefer, Commander 3d Battalion, 18th Artillery. Discusses operations of both battalions during the TET period. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-194 9th Infantry Division Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted 15 June 1968 with LTC Vallella, 9th Division Signal Officer. Emphasizes equipment and problem areas during the period June 1967-June 1968. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-195 16th Military Police Group, S-3

Exit interview conducted 23 July 1968 with MAJ Thomas A. MacDonnel, S-3, 16th MP Group. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-196 1st Aviation Brigade, Chief of Staff

Exit and entrance interviews with LTC Eugene Crooks and LTC Donald Mulligan, departing and incoming Chiefs of Staff, 1st Aviation Brigade. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-197 43d Infantry Regiment (ARVN), Senior Advisor

Exit interview conducted 4 July 1968 with MAJ Paul Kennedy, Senior Advisor, 43d Inf. Rgt. (ARVN). Concentrates on the advisory team itself, also ARVN maintenance and logistical problems. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-198 Senior Advisor, Nhon Trach Sensitive Area

Exit interview conducted on 10 July 1968 with MAJ Francis Vossen, Senior Advisor, Nhon Trach Sensitive Area. Discusses GVN activities September 1967-July 1968. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-199 4th Platoon, 120th Aviation Company (Airmobile Light) (Gunships)

Gunship support missions, 31 January 1968. Discussion of operations of the two-fire team gun ships involved in the defense of Tan Son Nhut Airbase during the Tet Offensive.

VNIT-200 4th Infantry Division

The Battle for Dak To. Multibattalion search and destroy mission, 25 October-1 December 1967. After action report covering Operation MacARTHUR, battle for high ground (Hill 875) overlooking Dak To.

VNIT-201 1st Infantry Division (ARVN) and Advisory Team 3

Battle of Hue: Local attacks to eject NVA forces from the city, 31 January-25 February 1968. Discusses operations with U.S. Army and Marine units to save MACV Compound and the ancient imperial walled city.

VNIT-202 II ARVN Corps Units

Battle for Kontum: Defense of a province capital during the Tet Offensive, 29 January-2 February 1968. U.S. advisors and ARVN units save Kontum from being overrun.

VNIT-203 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), G-2, G-3, Provost Marshal; 11th Aviation Group, CO

Exit interviews conducted May-July 1968 with LTC Alfred Spry, G-2; LTC Marion Ross, G-3; LTC Angelo Harageonos, PM, 1st Cavalry Div; and COL Joseph Gude, Commander, 11th Aviation Group. Covers wide spectrum of activities from 1967-1968. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-204 25th Infantry Division

People Sniffer Mission 19A: Intelligence surveillance operations, 18-19 March 1968. 9th Chemical Detachment, supported by B Company, 25th Aviation Battalion, uses an airmobile personnel detector in support of 2d Brigade operations. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-205 II Field Force, Vietnam, Deputy Commanding General

Exit interview conducted 20 July 1968 with MG John Hay, Deputy CG, IIFFORCEV, later CG Capitol Military Assistance Command. Discusses his tour in Vietnam with emphasis on Saigon. Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-206 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 26 July 1968 with COL Eugene Forrester, Commander, 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Discusses his tenure with the Brigade. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-207 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

Exit interview conducted 28 June 1968 with MG John Tolson, Commander, 1st Cavalry Division. Discusses major division operations during the period April 1967-June 1968. Includes areas of Binh Dinh Province north to the DMZ. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-208 Company D, 1st Battalion, 16th Armor

173d Airborne Brigade attack and blocking force mission: fight for Toy Hoa Airfield, 4 March 1968. In coordination with 47th ARVN Regiment, 22d ARVN Division, the only airborne armor company in Vietnam fights to save a vital installation. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-209 USARV Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted July 1968 with BG Robert Taber, Chief of Staff, USARV. Discusses USARV missions and activities July 1967-July 1968, to include force structure, foxhole strength, GVN logistical effort. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-210 Da Nang Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 7 August 1968 with LTC Allspaw, commander of an Ad Hoc signal battalion that supported U.S. buildup. Discusses technical and personnel problems, maintenance and operation of electronic equipment. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-211 I Corps Tactical Zone Communications

Briefing presented July 1968 by LTC Gassaway and Maj Spangler, 1st Signal Brigade. Covers major tactical operations, January-June 1968.

VNIT-212 1st Logistical Command

Exit interview conducted 31 July, 1968 with MG Thomas Scott, Commander, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses activities during his tenure, to include personnel ceilings imposed by General Westmoreland and the impact of Vietnam on conventional logistics doctrine. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-213 II Field Force Vietnam, G-4

Exit interview conducted 18 August 1968 with COL Robert Allen, G-4, II FFV. Discusses aspects of ARVN support, employment of aviation transport assets, and ammunition management. Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-214 Attack on Kam Duc Airfield

Engineer company defense of an installation, 10 May 1968. U.S. Special Forces camp and Company A, 70th Engineer Battalion Camp come under attack by large NVA elements. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT 215 16th Military Police Group

Exit interview conducted August 1968 with COL John Franklin, Commander, 16th MP Group. Discusses organization, missions, and problems. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-216 1st Infantry Division, Assistant Division Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted 2 August 1968 with MAJ Jasper Blandeburge, Assistant Division Signal Officer. Discusses communications within the division. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-217 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry

Company sized eagle flight, 21 January 1967. Elements of the 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade conduct a successful eagle flight near Saigon. Interview by Major Lillich.

VNIT-218 Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry

Small unit combined arms (Infantry Company with armor) reconnaissance in force, 8 May 1968. Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Inf conducted sweep to prevent enemy infiltration near Saigon. Enemy medical station discovered, 33 VC KIA.

VNIT-219 4th Battalion, 7th Infantry (ARVN)

Search and Clear operation, ARVN Battalion in a district security role, 20 January 1968. Contact with an unknown sized enemy force in Binh Duong Province. Success was limited due to inexpert use of air support and commitment of reserves. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-220 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry (ARVN)

ARVN platoon defense of a village, security of a rice mill, 10 December 1967. A platoon of the 2/60th Inf (ARVN) attacked by a VC battalion. 6 villagers killed. A general lack of preparedness contributed to the ARVN disaster. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-221 339th Aviation Company (Armed Helicopter)

Night Helicopter Group (Firefly) mission, 4 November 1967. 339th Helicopter Company gunships go sampan hunting in the Mekong Delta.

VNIT-222 Company A, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry

Rifle company L-shaped ambush, 31 October-1 November 1967. Company A, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (OPCON to the AMERICAL Division at the time) executes a successful night ambush.

VNIT-223 A Detachment, U.S. Special Forces, Tra Cu

CIDG/Special Forces L-shaped night ambush 8 October 1967. Elements of U.S. Special Forces A Detachment at Tra Cu (West of Saigon) conduct a successful night ambush.

VNIT-224 101st Airborne Division

Ambush of an infantry platoon: Approach march-rifle platoon supported by a recon troop, 18-19 March 1968. On 18-19 March 1968, Company D, 506th (Airborne) Infantry and Troop A encounter a formidable enemy force.

VNIT-225 Attack on Tong Le Chon Special Forces Camp

Defense of a camp perimeter, 17 August 1967. The 165th NVA regiment unsuccessfully attempts to overrun a US Special Forces Camp.

VNIT-226 Troop D, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry

Troop L-shaped night ambush, 22 April 1968. Troop D, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry (OPCON to 1st Infantry Division at the time) kills 21 VC during a well executed night ambush.

VNIT-227 Company C, 3d Battalion (Airborne), 506th Infantry

Search and Destroy operation-rifle company sweep 2-3 January 1968. A rifle company of the 101st Airborne Division makes contact with an enemy force, 2-3 January 1968.

VNIT-228 Company A, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry,

173d Airborne Brigade defense of a rifle company perimeter against mortar and small arms attack, 16 April 1968.

VNIT-229 173d Airborne Brigade Long Range Recon Patrol

Ambush by a VC tracker force, 17-18 August 1967. On 17-18 August 1967 a 173d Airborne Brigade. LRRP makes contact with a VC tracker force.

VNIT-230 9th Infantry Division, ADC-B (Delta Operations)

Exit interview, June 1968. BG William Knowlton, ADC-B (Delta Opns) 9th Infantry Division, comments on a wide variety of subject. Primary coverage is given to operations in Mekong Delta during Tet 1968 and relations with ARVN force. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-231 Tet Attack, Bien Hoa Air Force Base

Attack on a US Base, 31 January 1968. A collection of impressions of selected individuals. Air-Ground defense of Bien Hoa on 31 January 1968 described in spotty but colorful detail. Interview by AF Information Personnel.

VNIT-232 21st Signal Group

Exit interview, 8 September 1967, conducted with COL Charles Burr, Commander, 21st Signal Group. Covers problem areas in 1967. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-233 25th Infantry Division, Civic Action Program

Small unit After Action Report: Operation Big Build, 21 April-26 June 1968. 25th Division assists in a program "to put a roof over the head of every Vietnamese family" who had lost its home during the Tet offensive. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-234 Duc To District, Bien Hoa Province, Senior Advisor

Exit interview conducted 13 September 1968 with MAJ Enrique Ruiz, Senior Advisor, Duc To District, Bien Hoa Province. Covers District operations, self help programs, local corruption and logistical problems. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-235 173d Airborne Brigade, Executive Officer

Exit interview conducted 20 July 1968 with LTC James Johnson, XO, 173d Airborne Brigade. Discusses activities of the brigade during the first six months of 1968. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-236 794th Regional Force Company

Reconnaissance in Force, 19 April 1968. A RF Company, ARVN Company (4th Battalion, 8th Rgt) and a Recon Company from the 5th ARVN Division moved by River Assault Group boats from Phu Duong City in search of an enemy base. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-237 Combined Reconnaissance and Intelligence Platoon (CRIP), 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Reconnaissance and Intelligence Platoon, 25 June 1968. On 25 June, 1968, a mobile Crip was dispatched along Highway 26 in Tay Ninh Province to gather intelligence on local mining efforts. Shows working relations between regional forces, Province Reconnaissance units, National Police, and US elements in a CRIP. Interview by LNO, 1st Brigade CRIP.

VNIT-238 504th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted September 1968, with LTC John Pearson, Commander, 504th MP Battalion. Describes the mission of his unit spread throughout 2 Corps tactical zones. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-239 173d Airborne Brigade, Brigade S-3

Exit interview conducted 18 June 1968 with LTC John Meese, Brigade S-3, 173d Airborne Brigade. Provides candid comments on the effectiveness of US efforts in Vietnam. Verbal assault on the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol System. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-240 51st ARVN Infantry Regiment, Advisors

Special interviews, ARVN Advisors, August 1968. Covers relationships, duties, and operations with the 51st ARVN Infantry Regiment. Coverage of the Da Nang Infiltration Barrier. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-241 14th Engineer Battalion

Exit interview conducted 20 August 1968 with LTC Bennett Lewis, Commander, 14th Engineer Battalion. Discusses battalion operations in 1968 and more efficient managing of Engineer resources. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-242 II Field Force, Vietnam, Staff Judge Advocate

Exit interview conducted 1 September 1968 with LTC Irvin Kent, SJA, II FFV. Covers full spectrum of SJA operations in the III Corps Tactical Zone. Includes legal support to civil operations and Revolutionary Development and classification of Vietnamese detainees. Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-243 3d ARVN Regiment

Search and Destroy in assigned area of operations, 18 May-5 July 1968. 1st ARVN Division conducted operation Lam Son 225/2 in conjunction with 1st Cavalry division, vicinity of Hue. Interview by 45th ARVN

VNIT-244 1st and 4th Battalions, 8th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division (ARVN)

Cordon and Search, 9-11 August 1968. US Forces supported operation, two Arvn battalions make light contact with the enemy in Binh Duong Province. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-245 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry

Cordon and search, 8-10 August 1968. 3d Sqdn., 11th ACR conducted cordon and search of Chanh Luu village. Three phased operation, contact sustained by an ARVN battalion. Interview by 28th MHD.

VNIT-246 Mobile Advisory Team (MAT)

Special Interview conducted August 1968 with members of a special advisory team working in the Bien Hoa Province. The team advised a 36 man Popular force platoon operating 12 miles north of Saigon. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-247 1st Logistical Command, Civilian Ammunition Inspector

Exit interview conducted 22 August 1968 with Mr. James Roberts, DAC, Ammunition Inspector, 1st Logistical Command. Discusses abuses of ammunition requisition, handling, storage and turn in procedures. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-248 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry (Mechanized) and 25th Aviation Battalion

Exit interview conducted August 1968 with LTC King Coffman, Commander, 2d Battalion, 22d Inf and LTC Peter McGurl, Commander, 25th Aviation Battalion. Discusses operations during 1968. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-249 Company A, 3d Battalion (Airborne), 187th Infantry

101st Airborne Division small unit action, cordon and search, 5-6 September 1968. Seven Company cordon and search operation oriented on an enemy battalion. The 7th VC Local Force Battalion broke through and killed U.S. Company Commander, 31 other soldiers. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-250 8th Transportation Group

Exit interview conducted 19 September 1968 with COL Joe Bellino, Commander, 8th Transportation Group. Discusses activities September 1967-September 1968, including operations in Binh Dinh, Pleiku, and other II Corps Tactical zone provinces. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-251 Troop K, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 12 September 1968 with CPT John Longhouser, Commander, Troop K, 3d Sqdn., 11th ACR. Discusses observations in the Long Binh and Tay Ninh Province area in 1968. Interview by 11th ACR Historian.

VNIT-252 Mechanized Armored Combat Operations, Vietnam (MACOV)

Special interviews. Second in progress review for General Westmoreland. Study involves the effectiveness of mechanized operations in Southeast Asia.

VNIT-253 46th Engineer Battalion

Post-Tet reconstruction of destroyed villages, 13 May-1 September 1968. A U.S. Engineer Battalion overcomes hostility and apathy of the local populace as well as problems of construction and binational cooperation. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-254 Di An District, Bien Hoa Province, Senior Advisor

Exit interview conducted 13 August 1968 with LTC James McCue, Senior Advisor, Di An District. Discusses district advisory activities 1967-1968. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-255 1st Infantry Division, Chief of Staff and Brigade Commander

Exit interview conducted 21 September 1968 with COL Frederick Krause, COS and Brigade Commander, 1st Infantry Division. Reviews activities of the division July 1967-September 1968. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-256 4th Infantry Division, G-2

Exit interview conducted 26 September 1968 with LTC John Smith, G-2, 4th Infantry Division. Provides good coverage of intelligence activities in the Central Highlands, Tet Offensive and Battle of Dak To. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-257 Southeast Asia Pictorial Center

Exit interview conducted 30 August 1968 with MAJ Peake, Commander, SEA Pictorial Center. Major activities include support of the information program, intelligence photo processing, and photo recording of combat operations. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-258 9th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division (ARVN), Senior Advisor

Exit interview conducted 4 September 1968 with MAJ Joseph Lanthrum, Senior Advisor, 9th Regiment. Provides wide ranging look at the role and problems of the U.S. Army advisor in Vietnam. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-259 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry

Combat after action interview, Platoon-sized Eagle Flight, 19-20 June 1968. Platoon heliborne assaults within a battalion area, seeking targets of opportunity. Area of operations is northeast of Saigon. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-260 Company C, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 5th Infantry

Small unit action 25th Infantry Division: Search and Destroy, 21 August 1968. Company ran into a contact from which it was forced to withdraw after many of its armored personnel carriers were hit by RPG rounds. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-261 Battle for Duc Lap, 23-31 August 1968

Defense of a Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) Camp, 23 August 1968. U.S. Special Forces advised CIDG camp of Duc Lap was attacked by three NVA Regiments. This is a comprehensive account.

VNIT-262 51st Infantry Regiment (ARVN)

Search and Clear mission, 28 July 1968. Good study of an ARVN operation south of Da Nang in I Corps Tactical Zone. U.S. and ROK Marines supported the operation. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-263 3d Airborne Battalion, ARVN

Reconnaissance in Force, 16-17 June 1968. 3d ARVN Airborne Brigade found and engaged elements of an NVA Regiment near Gia Dinh village. Enemy losses totalled 95 KIA. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-264 716th Military Police Battalion

Combat after action report, 18th Military Police Brigade: Fighting in the city after the Tet Offensive, Saigon, 31 January 1968. Military Police help to thwart an enemy attempt to overrun the city of Saigon at the beginning of the Tet Offensive. Covers Embassy fighting, BOQ #1, and Pho Tho Race Track sector.

VNIT-265 Company D, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry

9th Infantry Division search and Sweep operations in the Delta, 10-12 April 1968. Mobile Riverine Force conducts extensive sweeping operations in the Delta with negative contact. Interview by MAJ John Cash, OCMH.

VNIT-266 Company B, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry

Combat after action report: 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, defense of a rifle company perimeter under mortar attack, 11 April 1968.

VNIT-267 4th Infantry Division LRRP

Recon Patrol-LRRP Meeting Engagement, 23 April 1968. A 4th Infantry Division LRRP surpasses and destroys an NVA carrying party in Kontum Province near the Cambodian Border.

VNIT-268 145th Aviation Battalion

Night "Firefly" missions-Helicopter operations, 1 May 1968. Flying at night in the Delta area west of Saigon, a three helicopter force goes sampan hunting. Interview by MAJ John Cash, OCMH.

VNIT-269 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry

Reinforcement of an ARVN compound, perimeter defense (rifle platoon) 6 February 1968. 2d platoon, Company A, 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fights a VC force on 5-6 February 1958. Interview by 101st Airborne Division Historian.

VNIT-270 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry

Attack on a fortified position to seize the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, 6-8 April 1968. 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division, conducts an assault of the Special Forces Camp to retake it. The camp had fallen to an NVA force on 7 February 1968.

VNIT-271 1st Logistical Command, Assistant Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 13 September 1968 with COL george Erdman, ACS, Security, Plans and Operations, 1st Logistical Command. Provides commentary on Vietnam-wide operations of the 1st Log Command. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-272 52d Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 28 August 1968 with LTC F.W. White, Commander, 52d Signal Battalion. Discusses the activities of his battalion which provides, operates, and maintains communications for MACV advisors and other Free World Forces in IV Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-273 II Field Force Vietnam Artillery, G-3

Exit interview conducted 24 October 1968 with LTC Bernard Kern, G-3, II FFV Artillery. Discusses the adequacy and quality of artillery support in Vietnam, as compared to Korea. Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-274 US Army Support Command, Da Nang, Assistant Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 14 October 1968 with LTC Allen Williams, Chief of Plans and Operations Division,USASUPCOM, Da Nang. Provides information on organization, mission, and problems of his organization. Interview by 47th MHD.

VNIT-275 Company F (LRRP), 51st Infantry

Exit interview conducted 23 October 1968 with LTC Joseph Zummo, Commander, Company F, 51st Infantry. Discusses the operation as a specialized patrol organization during the period February-November 1968. Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-276 1st Signal Brigade, Chief, Force Development

Exit interview conducted 5 September 1968 with MAJ Robert Jack, Chief, Force Development, 1st Signal Brigade. Covers 1st Signal Brigade activities in Thailand and Vietnam in 1967-1968. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-277 II Field Force Vietnam, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3

Exit interview conducted 24 September 1968 with COL Marvin Fuller, ACS, II FFV. Discusses US/ARVN operations in III Corps Tactical Zone during August 1967-September 1968. Comments on changing enemy tactics after Tet offensive, employment of air cavalry, aviation, and other assets. Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-278 Kien Hoa Sector Advisor

Exit interview conducted 23 September 1968 with MAJ Walter Bishop, Advisor, Kien Hoa Sector. Discusses 1968 advisory effort in IV Corps sector from an operations and training aspect. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-279 IV ARVN Corps, Deputy G-3 Advisor

Exit interview conducted 25 September 1968 with LTC Billy Ragsdale, Deputy G-3 Advisor, IV Corps. Provides detail on advisor-counterpart relationships and planning of 1968 ARVN operations. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-280 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry

Exit interview conducted 13 September 1968 with LTC Raymond Gunderson, Commander, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade. Discusses the operations of his battalion in Binh Dinh Province March 1968 to September 1968. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-281 95th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted 25 October 1968 with LTC Clarence Barry, Commander, 95th MP Battalion. Discusses operations of his Battalion in the Capitol Military District in 1968. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-282 214th Combat Aviation Battalion

Exit interview conducted 7 October 1968 with LTC Paul Anderson, Commander, 214th Combat Aviation Battalion. Examines the employment of a combat aviation battalion in Vietnam. Fall 1967-1968. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-283 1st Aviation Brigade, Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 2 October 1968 with LTC Donald Mulligan, Chief of Staff, 1st Aviation Brigade. Discusses wide range of aviation aspects of the Vietnam conflict. Operational and materiel matters. Fall 1967-1968. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-284 Mobile Advisory Team in IV ARVN Corps, Team Leader

Exit interview conducted 22 September 1968 with CPT Paul Rittmuller, Team Leader, Mobile Advisory Team, IV Corps. Discusses problems encountered by MAT personnel and the parallel missions of the Vietnamese inspection program. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-285 Regional Force/Popular Force Adviser, Kien Hoa Sector

Exit interview conducted 23 September 1968 with MAJ Ronald Conkel, RF/PF Advisor. Provides a sketch of the RF/PF program, soldier and operations. Considerable comment is given on RF/PF effectiveness and potential. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-286 IV ARVN Corps Area Logistical Command (ALC) Senior Medical Adviser

Exit interview conducted 22 September 1968 with MAJ Robert Lander, Senior Medical Adviser, IV Corps ALC. Discusses major problems of inadequate facilities, low budget, and insufficient supplies. Evaluates "Dust Off" system of medical evacuation in its application to Vietnamese forces. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-287 IV ARVN Corps Area Logistical Command (ALCO Engineer Supply Officer)

Exit interview conducted 22 September 1968 with CPT Ledell Pearson, Engineer Supply Officer, IV Corps ALC. Discusses Vietnamese Army ALC and its coordination problems. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-288 Mo Cay District, Kien Hoa Province, Senior Adviser

Exit interview conducted 23 September 1968 with MAJ Wallace Philbrook, Senior Advisor. Outlines team role in planning and execution of military operations, Revolutionary development, logistics, and lists successful adviser techniques. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-289 Mobile Advisory Team IV-23, Team Leader

Exit interview conducted 23 September 1968 with CPT Charles Cochrane, Team Leader, MAT IV-23.Provides optimistic look at the mobile advisory team concept and at small unit Vietnamese leadership and logistical problems. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-290 IV ARVN Corps, G-4 Adviser

Exit interview conducted 20 September 1968 with LTC William Schiller, G-4 Adviser, IV Corps. Provides an insight into operations of an ARVN Corps Headquarters. Also comments on the efficiency of ARVN Logistical Command. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-291 9th Infantry Division, ARVN, Senior Adviser

Exit interview conducted 21 September 1968 with LTC George Hines, Senior Adviser, 9th Infantry Division (ARVN). Comments on adviser's role in planning and execution of military operations, placing some emphasis on the coordination required for air strikes. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-292 Cau Ke District, Vinh Binh Province (IV ARVN Corps), Senior Adviser

Exit interview conducted 24 September 1968 with MAJ John Ciccarelli, Senior Advisor, Cau Ke District. Provides a good critique of our advisory effort and the subject of that effort. Splendid critique of Vietnamese leadership. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-293 IV ARVN Corps, Deputy G-2 Advisor

Exit interview conducted 21 September 1968 with LTC Arthur Long, Deputy G-2 Advisor, IV Corps. Comments on establishment and operation of the IV Corps Joint Intelligence Center. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-294 IV ARVN Corps Naval Liaison Officer

Exit interview conducted 21 September 1968 with Commander Richard Dietz, Naval Liaison Officer. Discusses navy organization for combat and coordination problems. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-295 IV ARVN Corps Advisory Group, Deputy Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 21 September 1968 with MAJ Raymond Maurer, G-1 Advisor in IV Corps. Emphasizes problems of replacement personnel and other primarily internal questions. Compares ARVN and US Corps level staffs. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-296 IV ARVN Corps Tactical Operations Center Team Chief

Exit interview conducted 20 September 1968 with MAJ Joseph Painting, Tac Opns Ctr Team Chief, IV Corps. Wide range of comments on the U.S. advisory effort in RVN. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-297 IV ARVN Corps Tactical Operations Center Advisor

Exit interview conducted 21 September 1968 with CPT Andrew Hill, Tactical Opns Ctr Advisor. Discusses the duties of an advisor in an ARVN TOC. Those duties were primarily operational in nature and very little advising was done. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-298 IV Direct Air Support Center (DASC), Deputy Director

Exit interview conducted 20 September 1968 with COL Robert Leuchtmann, Deputy Director, IV DASC. Discusses the DASC system and its function in IV Corps Tactical Zone. He comments on US Army advisor knowledge and skill in calling for air support. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-299 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division

Reconnaissance in Force, Loc Ninh operations, 11-15 September 1968. A brigade of the 1st Infantry Division runs into some heavy fighting in successfully engaging an NVA regiment in northern Binh Long Province. During the operation, Division Commander, Major General Keith Ware died in a helicopter crash. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-300 1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 23 October 1968 with LTC William Cole, Commander, 1st Aviation Brigade. Discusses aviation support of an infantry division. Covers the impact of new aircraft in the inventory. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-301 USARV Headquarters, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3

Exit interview conducted 3 November 1968 with COL James Gibson, Asst COS, HQ, USARV. Analyzes the workings and efficiency of USARV headquarters during the period June-October 1968. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-302 1st Infantry Division

Reconnaissance in Force, Night ambush patrols. 3 battalions conducted operations in the Trapezoid 3-10 October 1968. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-303 ARVN IV Corps

Dry Weather Campaign. ARVN IV Corps briefing on Dry Weather Campaign, 1968-1969.

VNIT-304 269th Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade

Exit interview conducted 9 December 1968 with LTC Delyle Redmond, Commander, 269th Aviation Battalion (Combat). Discusses organization, tactics, personnel, equipment in his unit. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-305 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade.

Exit interview conducted 27 November 1968 with LTC Robert Mills, Commander, 7th Squadron. Discusses organization, tactics, personnel and equipment in his unit. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-306 145th Aviation Battalion

Exit interview conducted 22 December 1968 with LTC Garald Waldron, Commander, 145th Aviation Battalion (Combat). Very detailed discussion of combat aviation in Vietnam. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-307 4th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 19 December 1968 with COL Warren Hodges, Chief of Staff, 4th Infantry Division. Discusses command relationships between division and other headquarters, qualities of U.S. riflemen, NCO's, officers. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-308 1st Infantry Division, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver)

Exit interview conducted 28 November 1968 with BG William Coleman, ADC-M, 1st Infantry Division. Discusses pre-Tet, Tet, and present 1st Infantry Division techniques and developments in tactics and intelligence. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-309 20th Engineer Brigade

Exit interview conducted 30 November 1968 with BG Curtis Chapman, CG, 20th Engineer Brigade. Detailed tour end report that covers brigade operations May 1967-October 1968. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-310 Advisor, ARVN III Corps Prisoner of War Compound

Exit interview conducted 13 November 1968 with CPT Marion Morehouse, advisor to ARVN III Corps POW Compound at Bien Hoa. Discusses his duties and relationships with his advisees, and explains operations and objectives of the camp. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-311 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group

Exit interview conducted 12 October 1968 with LTC Darrell Kampschor, Commander, 40th Signal Battalion. His unit provided multipair cable installation and outside plant construction in the II Corps area. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-312 101st Airborne Division/ARVN/RF

Vinh Loc Operation, combined search and clear, September 1968. Operation designed to clear strong enemy safe haven. U.S. elements included a 5 battalion task force from the 101st Airborne Division, USN patrol boats and ARVN advisory groups. Covers combined planning and execution. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-313 2/16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Small unit action, night ambush, 2 April 1968. Incomplete. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-314 1/18th Infantry and 1/4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry

Division

Small unit action, village clearing, mostly company level, day and night, 4 May 1968. Incomplete. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-315 1/28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Small unit action, rifle company daylight meeting engagement, battalion is mentioned. Incomplete. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-316 1/4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division

Special Study: Use of armor in thick jungle. 3-page sketch of ideas presented by LTC Thomas Tyree, Commander, 1/4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division.

VNIT-317 Company C, 2/18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Small unit action, rifle company daylight meeting engagement, 7 February 1968. Incomplete. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-318 Company A, 2/16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Small unit action, Company sized meeting engagement, daytime, 2 February 1968.

VNIT-319 1/16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Tunnel Rats, Searching tunnels and destroying bunkers, 4 December 1966. The historian accompanied the unit as it cleared and destroyed tunnels and bunkers. The air is saturated in the tunnels with CS. Tunnels are destroyed with C4.

VNIT-320 1/26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Combat Interview, Battle of Ap Go (meeting engagement), 1 April 1967, Assault on LZ George, 31 March. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-321 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division

Combat interview, engineer operations, 1967. Interview with LTC Joseph Kiernan, Commander, 1st Engineer Battalion. Tank-Infantry-Dozer team concept, tunnel neutralizing, engineers in Operation CEDAR FALLS. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-322 1/26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Combat interview, U.S. rifle company and VC meeting engagement, 7 November 1967.

VNIT-323 1st Infantry Division (1/18th Inf, 2/2d Inf Mech,

1/4th Cavalry)

Combat interview, Operation Dogface, attack on an NDP. VC used gas.

VNIT-324 1/18th Infantry, 1/4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry

Division

Combat interview, Operation Caisson VI, Presumably search and destroy, 10 December 1967. Three platoons are interviewed.

VNIT-325 1/2d Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Combat interview, meeting engagement, rifle company attack on NDP. Unusual employment of an ambush patrol.

VNIT-326 1st Infantry Division

Combat Interview, Revolutionary Development Support, 10 June 1967. 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division RD support.

VNIT-327 1st Infantry Division-1/4th Cavalry and 1/C/1st

Engineer Battalion

Combat interview, attack on a two platoon sized road clearing force, 18 February 1968.

VNIT-328 1/16th Infantry

Combat interview, Seal and Search-Cordon of a village, Ben Cui, 11-12 January 1968.

VNIT-329 1/28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Combat interview: Battle at Bo Dop, 29-30 November 1967. 122mm rocket and ground attack on Bo Dop airfield.

VNIT-330 196th LIB, 1/11 ACR, 1st Infantry Division

Operation Attleboro, November 1966: Meeting engagement and divisional sized battle. S. L. A. Marshall interviewing Major General Depuy. Interview by S. L. A. Marshall.

VNIT-331 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division

Battle in the Plain of Reeds, 31 May-4 June 1968. Search and Destroy; Meeting Engagement. Primary orientation is at brigade level. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-332 Speedy Express

Delta dry weather campaign 1967-1968. USARV Historian packet dealing with 1967-68 dry weather campaign and signal activities. Interviews with Major General Eckhard and Brigadier General Van Harlingen.

VNIT-333 USARV, G-3 Operations Staff Officer, 1968

Exit interview conducted 18 December 1968 with MAJ Michael Molino, USARV G-3 Operations Staff Officer. Focuses on the move of 1st Cavalry Div to III Corps Tactical Zone and its subsequent operations. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-334 4th Infantry Division, ADC

Exit interview conducted 12 January 1969 with BG Robert McAlister on the role of Assistant Division Commander-B, and on his temporary command of separate operations in the Ban Me Thust and Duc Lap areas of III Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-335 11th Armored Cavalry, Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted 2 December 1968 with MAJ Clark Bailey, Signal Officer, 11th ACR. Discusses various aspects of signal support of an armored cavalry regiment, relations with higher signal headquarters, and the overriding problem of adequate maintenance. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-336 92d Engineer Battalion (Construction)

Exit interview conducted 19 October 1968 with LTC Robert Crosby, Commander, 92d Engineer Battalion. Details engineer operations in III Corps Tactical Zone. His battalion built the Phu Cuong Bridge, the USARV Operations Center, and portions of Route 1A from Long Binh to Phu Cuong. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-337 20th Engineer Brigade, Chief of Operations

Exit interview conducted 16 December 1968 with LTC Louie Prentiss, Chief of Operations, 20th Engineer Brigade. Discusses brigade operations in which he served as brigade commander. Remarks cover Operations Liberty Canyon and Speedy Express. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-338 Senior Advisor, Cam Lo District, Quang Tri

Province

Exit interview conducted 16 January 1969 with MAJ John Hannon, Senior advisor, Cam Lo District. Discusses successes and failures of his mission. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-339 9th Field Artillery Detachment (Counter-Mortar

Radar)

Exit interview conducted 17 December 1968 with CWO Marion Brannon, Chief, 9th FA Detachment. Discusses activities of the detachment around Bien Hoa Air Base. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-340 Advisory Team 95 (ARVN III Corps), Chemical

Advisor

Exit interview conducted 31 December 1968 with MAJ Linton Williams, Chemical Advisor, Advisory Team 95. Remarks concerning defoliation are informative. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-341 Mobile Advisory Team 56 (ARVN IV Corps), Heavy

Weapons Advisor

Exit interview with SGT Van French, Heavy Weapons Advisor, Mobile Advisory Team 56. Enlisted soldier's view of the MAT concept during the first few months of its existence. Operations centered on Can Tho, in the Delta. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-342 I Field Force Vietnam, G-2 Operations Chief

Exit interview conducted 28 February 1969 with LTC Robert Macklin, G-2 Operations Chief, HQ I FFV. Discusses developments in enemy activity in II Corps during March 1968-February 1969. Pinpoints changing enemy tactics to include declining ability to mass. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-343 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 4th Infantry

Division Battalion Commander

Exit interview conducted 12 December 1968 with LTC Irving Monclava, Battalion Commander, 1/14th Infantry. Comments on the firebase concept used in the highlands, full range of duties of a battalion commander in Vietnam. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-344 29th General Support Group

Exit interview conducted 18-19 November 1968 with COL Thomas McDonald, Commander, 29th General Support Group. Covers operations in III Corps. Discussion of Tay Ninh August-October 1968 is interesting. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-345 USARV, G-1

Exit Interview conducted 27 November 1968 with COL Robert Tulley, G-1, USARV, discusses problems involved in providing personnel and administrative services for US soldiers in Vietnam. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-346 USARV, Chief, Operations Division, G-3

Exit interview conducted 22 November 1968 with COL Richard Tallman, Chief, Operations Division, G-3, USARV. Discusses his role in operations of a logistical rather than tactical nature. Spends more time discussing his exploits as Commander 2/501st Airborne. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-347 1st Infantry Division Assistant Chief of Staff,

G-5

Exit interview conducted 14 January 1969 with LTC Donald Shuffstall, Assistant Chief of Staff. Examines his role as G-5 during the period August-October 1968. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-348 1st Infantry Division, Assistant Chief of Staff,

G-3

Exit interview conducted 29 January 1969 with LTC Louis Menetrey, ACofS, G-3, 1st Infantry Division. Evaluates 1st Div progress from June 1968-February 1969. Makes observations on stepped up employment of B-52 Bombers and accelerated pacification program. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-349 1st Aviation Brigade, Deputy Commander

Exit interview conducted 30 October 1968 with COL Eugene Conrad, Deputy Commander, 1st Aviation Brigade. Provides an overview of Army Aviation in Vietnam. Remarks are oriented toward administrative aspect of brigade operations during November 1967-November 1968. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-350 210th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 4 November 1968 with LTC Leo Bryan, Commander, 210th Combat Aviation Brigade. Discusses the operations of his battalion in ARVN III Corps. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-351 58th Aviation Group (Flight Facilities Mobile)

(Provisional)

Exit interview conducted 3 November 1968 with COL Charles Walts, Commander, 58th Aviation Group. Discusses activities of his group which provided aviation support through 35 detachments. June-November 1968. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-352 ARVN III Corps, Senior Medical Advisor

Exit interview conducted 20 December 1968 with MAJ Robert Billingsley, MSC. Describes the medical situation in III Corps Tactical Zone in 1968, MEDCAP program, and problem areas. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-353 Assistant to I Field Force Vietnam Chief of Staff

for Command and Analysis Programs.

Exit interview conducted 6 February 1968 with LTC Paul Raisag, Asst to I FFV CofS for C and A Programs. Headed the only program of its kind in Vietnam. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-354 1/10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted on 14 January 1969 with LTC Robert Noce, Commander, 1/10th Cavalry. Discusses cavalry squadron operations in the Central Highlands, with commentary on the effects of enemy anti-tank weapons. Period covered is July 1968-January 1969. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-355 720th Military Police Battalion (ARVN III Corps)

Exit interview conducted 19 February 1969 with LTC Baxter Bullock, Commander, 720th Military Police Battalion. Discusses the combat mission of his battalion in its tactical area of responsibility. Also comments on inland waterway and port security mission. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-356 1st Infantry Division

Reconnaissance in Force and sweep operations, vicinity Tong Le Chon, 18 October-10 November 1968. 3 Infantry Battalions and a Mechanized Battalion supported by artillery, a tank platoon and a cav element conduct an operation in the "Fishhook" area near the Cambodian border. Two of the fire support bases established to support the operation were attacked by enemy forces. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-357 Constructing the USARV Operations Center,

February-August 1968

Special Study: interview conducted with LTC Robert Cosby, Commander, 92d Engineer Battalion. Traces the development of a MACV alternate AOC (USARV) during February-August 1968. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-358 212th Combat Aviation Battalion

Exit interview conducted 2 January 1969 with LTC Bernard Bruns, Commander, 212th Aviation Battalion. Provides comment on operations in ARVN I Corps Tactical Zone, 2d half of 1968. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-359 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 19 January 1969 with LTC John Phillips, Commander, 3/17th Air Cavalry. Comments on "firefly" and "hunter-killer" team tactics. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-360 Task Force Builder, December 1967-December 1968

Special report on U.S. Army Engineers used for the first time in revolutionary development. the 46th Engineer Battalion provides a platoon for involvement in the construction of buildings in the Rach Kein District of Long An Province. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-361 USARV Headquarters Commandant

Exit interview conducted 26 November 1968 with COL James Hobson, HQ Commandant, USARV. Provides a good look at the workings of Headquarters, US Army Vietnam and comments on the long discussed proposed merger of USARV and 1st Logistical Command Headquarters.

May 1968-December 1968. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-362 II Field Force Vietnam, Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 17 March 1969 with Brigadier General Charles Cantrell, Chief of Staff, II FFV. Provides valuable commentary on the organization and operation of the Capital Military Assistance Command Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-363 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 16 January 1969 with COL William Patch, commander, 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Covers his activities with the 3d Brigade and its relationship with newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division from I Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-364 I Field Force Vietnam

Exit interview conducted 9 March 1969 with LTG William Peers, Commanding General, I FFV. Provides o personnel resume of his tenure as CG of 4th Infantry Division and later, I FFV. Period covered 1967-March 1969. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-365 222d Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted February 15, 1969, with LTC Wallace Baker, Commander, 222d Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses the activities of his battalion located at Bearcat, Vietnam. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-366 268th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 16 March 1969 with LTC Orlando Gonzales, Commander, 268th Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses the activities of his battalion located near Phu Hiep, Vietnam. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-367 17th Combat Aviation Group and 223d Combat

Support Aviation Battalion

Exit interviews conducted 5-7 March 1969 with COL John Tod, Commander 17th Combat Aviation Group and LTC William Bayer, Commander, 223d Combat Support Aviation Battalion. Discusses Army aviation roles in Vietnam, Spring 1968-March 1969. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-368 USAF Tactical Air Control Party Commander

Exit interview conducted 26 March 1969 with LTC Charles Messerli, USAF Tactical Air Control Party Commander. Solid background on the role of the TACP with an infantry division in Vietnam (4th Infantry Division). Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-369 II Field Force, Vietnam, Artillery

Exit interview conducted 7 February 1969 with COL Henry Schroeder, Commander, II FFV Artillery. Discusses employment of corps artillery in III Corps Tactical Zone during the period September 1968-February 1969. Interview by 7th MHD.

VNIT-370 USARV, G-3

Exit interview conducted 23 December 1968 with COL Eugene Perry, G-3, USARV. Comments on USARV activities during the period February 1968-March 1969. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-371 2/503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade

Exit interview conducted 6 February 1969 with LTC John Nicholson, Commander, 2/503d Inf. Combat commander's evaluation of his operations in Vietnam during the period August 1968-April 1969.

VNIT-372 89th Military Police Group

Exit interview conducted 12 April 1969 with COL Eugene Murdock, Commander, 89th MP Group. Discusses the activities of his group during the period February-April 1969. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-373 1st Infantry Division

Unsuccessful night ambush, Delta, 9 March 1969. The platoon, in ambush position, was hit by the VC. Platoon lost badly. Report contains interviews, maps, photos, background narrative, and lessons learned. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-374 1st Signal Brigade

Special Briefings conducted November 1967-August 1968 to Brigadier Van Harlingen, CG of 1st Signal Brigade. Highlights of 10 month period. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-375 199th Light Infantry Brigade

Special Report: Booby Traps. An analysis of VC and NVA booby traps, and methods to counter them. The 199th Light Inf Brigade hosts the mobile training team around which this report is formulated. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-376 Repair of Phu Cong Bridge

Special Study: Combat Engineer bridge construction, 6 November 1968-1 February 1969. Study contains photos, 3 interviews, and background narrative of bridge between Cu Chi and Cong Binh. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-377 1/27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division

Small unit action: Platoon Eagle Flights, 19-20 June 1968. A platoon is landed in a hot landing zone. 15 US KIA, 44 enemy KIA. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-378 1st Battalion, 44th Infantry, 23d Infantry Division

(ARVN) Advisor

Exit interview conducted 12 December 1968 with CPT Bradford Lampshire, Advisory Team 96. Provides insight into ARVN forces in Binh Thuan Province. He compares ARVN from his tour and notes progress in initiative and leadership. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-379 9th Infantry Division

Combat after-action report, Recon-in-force, April 1969. Vignettes, on tape, of GI's views of combat in the Delta. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-380 4/39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division

Combat After Action Interview, Aerial sniper-gunship team, 27-28 April 1969. Night Hunter Mission. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-381 Project Depth

Pacification in Phong Dinh Province, IV Corps, RVN. Lengthy and detailed study of pacification and the US effort in Phong Dinh Province.

VNIT-382 US Army Vietnam Advisor School

Advisory training, USARV. A detailed report on the USARV advisory school. Very useful for the future.

VNIT-383 XXIV Corps

Special interview, general comments, 1968. There was no formal interview, but LTG Stilwell, CG, XXIV Corps, makes comments directed, apparently, at the 1968 report prepared by MAJ Miles Waldron, 31st MHD.

VNIT-384 3/47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division

Combat After Action Interview: Ambush of a 3/47 rifle platoon, May 1969. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-385 9th Infantry Division

Small unit study: Air Cushioned Vehicle Operations. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-386 53d Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 1 April 1969 with LTC Roy Shelby, Commander, 53d Signal Battalion. Discusses missions and problem areas common to all corps signal battalions in Vietnam. 1968-April 1969. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-387 18th Military Police Brigade, S-4

Exit interview conducted 1 April 1969 with MAJ William Smith, S-4, 18th MP Brigade. Discusses special problems concerning Brigade logistics. "Knowing who to contact" is still the best way to reduce logjams on critical items. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-388 Company D, 4/9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division

Meeting engagement at an enemy base camp by a rifle company 30 August 1967. Interview by OCMH, MAJ John Cash.

VNIT-389 Company D, 58th Infantry -- Platoon

Night Ambush Patrol, MP/Infantry, 23 March 1969. This company is assigned to the 93d MP Battalion and operates in Quin Nhon. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-390 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

Operation Liberty Canyon, October-November 1968. Collection of messages, memos and OPORDS supplemented by 3 interviews describes the move of the division from I CTZ to III CTZ. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-391 Company C, 720th Military Police Battalion

Combat After Action Interview: Ambush of Quan Loi truck convoy, 28 April 1969. Illustrates a typical MP convoy escort and security mission. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-392 Bien Hoa Tactical Area Command

Special Study: Defense of Long Binh/Bien Hoa complex, November 1968-May 1969. In depth study of ad hoc organization created when, in late 1968, threat to Long Binh complex became quite real.

VNIT-393 ARVN Advisors, IV CTZ

Interviews of US Advisors to the ARVN 21st Infantry Division, June 1969. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-394 T-Day Planning

Special Study: USARV OPLAN 69-69 Contingency. Headquarters USARV-collected packet containing interviews with selected T-Day planners. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-395 The Battle for Tay Ninh

Combat After Action Report: Combined defense of a province, 17 August-27 September 1968. Thorough study of the US-South Vietnamese counter-buildup and preemptive operations in Tay Ninh Province.

VNIT-396 199th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Light)

Exit interview conducted 5 June 1969 with 1LT John S. McBride, Kit Carson Scout Section Leader, 199th LIB. Discusses the Kit Carson Scout program concerning training, procurement, morale, efficiency, and techniques of operation. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-397 199th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Light)

Small unit action: Multi-company fire fight, air assault,27-29 January 1969. The initial company that made contact was reinforced by three other rifle companies-a cordon fight. The battle lasted three days. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-398 199th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Light)

Exit interview conducted 24 June 1969 with MAJ Dennis Hightower, Brigade S-2. Discusses brigade S-2 activities, problems, and operations. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-399 164th Aviation Group (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 6 June 1969 with COL Jack Mackmull, Commander, 164th Combat Aviation Group. Discusses aviation activities in IV Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-400 10th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 24 May 1969 with LTC James Burress, commander, 10th Aviation Battalion. Relates his experiences as a combat aviation battalion commander in II Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-401 214th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 23 April 1969 with LTC Wallace Dietderich, Commander, 214th Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses his experiences as an avn bn commander in IV Corps, Vietnam. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-402 ARVN (RF/PF) Advisor

Exit interview conducted 18 June 1969 with 1LT Normand Thomas, RF/PF (MATS Team) advisor. Useful tape on a MATS Team Leader in Phu Yen Province. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-403 11th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 31 March 1969 with LTC Clarence Wilks, Commander, 11th Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses experiences while Aviation Battalion Commander in III Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-404 1st Aviation Brigade

Exit interview conducted 19 March 1969 with COL James Smith, Deputy Brigade Commander, 1st Aviation Brigade. Discusses the role and activities of his brigade. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-405 12th Aviation Group (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 22 May 1969 with COL Herb Prather, Commander, 12th Aviation Group. Discusses the activities of his aviation group. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-406 Assistant Chief of Staff, Supply, Da Nang Support

Command

Exit interview conducted 22 June 1969 with lTC Donald W. Cripps, ACofS, Supply, Da Nang. Discusses logistics activities in I Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by U.S. Army Support Command Historian.

VNIT-407 4th Infantry Division, Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 1 June 1969 with COL Herbert McChrystal. Compares methods of two commanding generals in his division. Discusses NVA operations in the Central Highlands. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-408 212th Military Police Company (Sentry Dog)

Exit interview conducted 7 May 1969 with CPT Charles Hobbs, Commander, 212th MP Company. Discusses employment of dogs in Vietnam. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-409 1st Infantry Division Artillery

Exit interview conducted 17 February 1969 with COL Rex Beasley, Commander, 1st Infantry Division Arty. Good commentary of division artillery in III Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-410 1st Infantry Division Support Command

Exit interview conducted 4 March, 1969 with COL Robert Haldane, Commander, 1st Infantry Division Support Command. Covers division support command activity. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-411 LTG William B. Rosson

Press Conference, 24 August 1967. LTG Rosson discusses operations in northern South Vietnam, to include the evolution of the Americal Division.

VNIT-412 USARV Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 14 April 1969 with MG Leo CofS, USARV discusses his administrative duties and the organization of USARV staff. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-413 7th Psychological Operations Battalion

Exit interview conducted 6 January 1969 with MAJ William Westgard, Commander, 7th PSYOPS. Discusses organization, techniques and equipment. Discussion of Psyops during Khe Sanh. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-414 4/503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade

Exit interview conducted 26 May 1969 with LTC Dean Schnoor, Commander, 4th Battalion, 503d Inf. Interview tape is inaudible. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-415 4th Infantry Division, Provost Marshal

Exit interview conducted 23 May 1969 with LTC Donald Russell, Provost Marshal, 4th Infantry Division. Covers full spectrum of Provost Marshal activities. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-416 Southeast Asia Pictorial Center, Long Binh, RVN

Exit interview conducted 19 June 1969 with MAJ James Carson, Commander, SEA Pictorial Center. Covers command and control arrangements, relationships with other commands, his major problems and some techniques. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-417 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Civilian Personnel

Officer

Exit interview conducted 27 June, 1969 with 1LT Philip Owen, brigade Civilan Personnel Officer. Discusses the system used to control civilians at base camps. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-418 23d Infantry Division (Americal), G-3

Exit interview conducted 17 July 1969 with LTC Richard Lawrence, G-3, Americal Division. Comments on operations, including Battle of Pineapple Woods, 24-27 August 1968. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-419 4th Infantry Division Short Range Recon Patrol

Small Unit Action: SRRP calling artillery fire on 400 man NVA infiltration column, 20 September 1968. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-420 199th Light Infantry Brigade Staff Judge Advocate

Exit interview conducted 3 July 1969 with CPT Francis Dicello, Brigade Staff Judge Advocate. Presents an interesting view of a SJA in a combat unit. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-421 USARV Assistant Chief of Staff, G-5

Exit interview conducted 4 July 1969 with COL James Dingeman, ACofS, G-5. Discusses G-5 activities in RVN and provides a critical look at the CORDS organization. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-422 3/187th Infantry, Battle for Dong Ap Bia

(Hamburger Hill)

Combat after action interview: Company attack (as part of a battalion) of a fortified position. Shows problems of control and fire coordination in triple canopy jungle. Interview by 22d MHD.

VNIT-423 Thai Army, Vietnam, III CTZ

After action report: VC regimental attack on Thai Army Battalion base camp at Loc An, near Saigon, 16 June 1969. Lop sided victory for the Thais. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-424 Construction of Route 547

After action report: Construction of Route 547 in A Shau Valley, north I Corps, RVN, 20 March-31 August 1969. Complete report of a road construction from inception to completion. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-425 18th Military Police Brigade Operations Officer

Exit interview conducted 29 June 1969 with MAJ Travis Holloway, Opns Officer, 18th MP Brigade. Discusses convoy operations, use of the armored jeep, V-100, and PBR (river craft). Discusses how MP's came to have a tactical area of responsibility. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-426 69th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted June 1969 with LTC Norman Jorstad, Commander, 69th Signal Battalion. Discusses mission, composition, command arrangements, problems and accomplishments. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-427 716th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted 18 July 1969 with LTC Theodore Kanamine, Commander, 716th MP Battalion. Discusses problems peculiar to a city oriented MP Battalion. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-428 USARV Installation Stockade, Assistant

Correctional Officer

Exit interview conducted 24 July 1969 with MAJ Joshua Williams, Asst Correctional Officer. Very detailed account of running the stockade and the prisoners' day. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-431 USARV G-1, PX Representative

Exit interview conducted 20 February 1969 with LTC Donald Ellis, PX Rep. Discusses PX operations, black market,and pilferage. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-432 USARV Information Office, Public Information

Division Chief

Exit interview conducted April 8, 1994, with LTC George Franklin, Chief, PI Division. Provides general review of the information program at USARV and coordination with MACV Public Information Office. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-433 Da Nang Support Command, Adjutant General

Exit interview conducted 7 July 1969 with MAJ William McCarthy, AG, Da Nang Support Command. Discusses personnel procurement in a combat zone. Interview by 47th MHD.

VNIT-434 Da Nang Support Command, Ammunition Officer

Exit interview conducted 4 July 1969 with LTC Thomas Girkout, Da Nang Support Command, Ammo Officer. Discusses transportation of ammunition from CONUS to using units and the sharing of ammunition supply points with the U.S. Marine Corps. Interview by 47th MHD.

VNIT-435 USARV Signal Conferences

Special Reports on four signal conferences held at HQ USARV from September 1968 to March 1969. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-436 Vietnam Advisory Effort (RF/PF), III CTZ

Special interview: MATS Team Leader, 16 June 1969. Interview of !LT Ricardo Munez, MAT Team II 89 leader. Team guards Binh Dinh Bridge south of Saigon on Route 4. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-437 Vietnam Advisory Effort (RF/PF), III CTZ

Special interview conducted 3 July 1969 with LTC Evan Riley, Senior RF/PF Advisor, III CTZ. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-438 2/327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

Combat After Action Interview: Night ambush by Recon Platoon, 2/327th Inf, 16-17 July 1969. Well documents account of a successful night ambush. Emphasis placed on reconnaissance, security, noise and light discipline, fire discipline, and use of intelligence. Interview by 22d MHD.

VNIT-439 Da Nang Support Command, Deputy Commander

Exit interview conducted 21 July 1969 with COL Warren Jepson, Deputy Commander, Da Nang Support Command. Comments on Army logistical system in I Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by Da Nang Support Command Historian

VNIT-440 USARV, G-3, Chief of Plans

Exit interview conducted 31 July 1969 with COL John Hemphill, Chief of Plans, USARV. Comments on a wide range of planning activities to include T-D, and other contingency plans. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-441 USARV, G-2

Exit interview conducted 14 July 1969 with COL Charles Allen, G-2, USARV. Comments on USARV intelligence function in Vietnam. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-442 720th Military Police Battalion, S-3

Exit interview conducted August 1969 with MAJ David Bertocci,

S-3, 720th MP Battalion. Discusses the battalion's varied functions during this tour. Discusses POW's, convoy operations, civic action program, and MP Tactical Area of Operations. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-443 8th Military Police Group (CI) Executive Officer

Exit interview conducted 13 August 1969 with LTC K.E. Buzzell, Executive Officer, 8th MP Group. Discusses drug suppression program, black market activities, other problems his unit handled. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-444 41st Civil Affairs Company

Exit interview conducted 5 August 1969 with LTC Daniel Bauer, Commander, 41st Civil Affairs Company. Discusses civil affairs operations throughout II Corps Tactical Zone, August 1968-August 1969. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-445 Development of the Delta-Phase I

After action report: Engineer activities in the Mekong Delta, October 1968-July 1969. Deals with problems and accomplishments of the engineering effort south of Saigon in the Delta region.

Includes 69th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Battalion, 93d Engineer Battalion, 86th Engineer Battalion, 35th Engineer Battalion, and 34th Group Headquarters. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-446 Engineer National Guard Units

After action report: Contribution of National Guard Engineers to the LOC Program in Vietnam, September 1968-September 1969. 116th Engineer Battalion with attached units, 70th Engineer Battalion, 131st Engineer Company. Comments on National Guard units in active service and the Civic Action program. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-447 720th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted August 1969 with LTC Robert O'Malley. Discusses the 720th MP Battalion from the commander's viewpoint. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-448 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Information Officer

Exit interview conducted 14 August 1969 with MAJ Dominic Bernardi, Information Officer, 199th Light Infantry Brigade. Discusses relations wit the press, the PIO offices through the chain of command to MACV, and the duties of an IO at brigade level. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-449 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry, Americal Division

Exit interview conducted 26 August 1969 with LTC Ronald Richardson, Commander, 5th Battalion, 46th Inf, Americal Division. Discusses personnel problems, intelligence, changes in NVA tactics, operations, Battalion organization and successful techniques. Also covers period as G-4, reorganization of Division and maintenance/logistics support. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-450 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division

Exit interview conducted 3 September 1969 with COL John Donaldson, Chief of Staff and Brigade Commander, Americal Division. Discusses pacification, combined operations, NVA/VC tactical capabilities, tactical lessons learned, intelligence, long range patrols, logistics, replacements, and unit morale. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-451 459th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted May 1969 with LTC G.F. MacDonald, Commander, 459th Signal Battalion. Discusses unit function, command relationships, problems encountered, and technical aspects of the Signal Corps in Vietnam. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-452 HQ USARV Staff/Commanders Conferences

Weekly Conferences. Selected excerpts 5 July-2 August 1969. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-453 97th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted 2 September 1969 with LTC David Poel, commander, 97th MP Battalion. Covers command relationships, relations with RVN police, black market activities, and port security. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-454 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 20 June 1969 with COL Rodman Rainville, Commander, 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division. Covers problems of the Mobile Riverine Force. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-455 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 9 May 1969 with COL John Hemphill, Commander, 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division. Covers tactics, rules of engagement, sniper program, intelligence support. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-456 9th Infantry Division, G-5

Exit interview conducted 12 May 1969 with MAJ Bernard Loeffke,

G-5, 9th Infantry Division. Discusses ICAP, MEDCAP, and NITECAP operations in the Delta. Civic Action Programs. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-457 2d Battalion (Mechanized), 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 1 July 1969 with LTC Douglas Smith, Commander, 2d Battalion, 47th Inf, 9th Infantry Division. Discusses problems of static position occupied by mech battalion. Covers rules of engagement, training, sniper program, ARVN units, administration and logistics. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-458 Integrated Communications System

Source Material: Complete description of the ICS in Vietnam.

General interest on signal communications in Vietnam. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-459 101st Airborne Division, Assistant Division Commander (Support)

Interview covers period of BG Henry Muller's tour as 101st Airborne Division ADC (Support). February-September 1969. During this time the division was reconfigured to airmobile and changed its area of operations from lowlands to highlands of Thua Thien. Interview by 22d MHD.

VNIT-460 Company C, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Group, 18th Military Police Brigade

Combat after action report: Ambush, Quan Loi resupply convoy, 17 July 1969. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-461 93d Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted September 1969 with LTC Jode Wilson. Discusses experience as battalion commander. Covers changing MP roles, relations with RVN police, use of dogs. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-462 ARVN Forces in 24th Special Tactical Zone

Special interviews, 12-13 September 1969 with advisers to ARVN forces in Kontum Province, II Corps Tactical Zone. Includes information on Ben Het-Dak To battles (1969). Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-463 307th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 1 July 1969 with LTC Billy Rutherford, Commander 307th Combat Aviation Battalion. Topics include environmental problems, training problems, role of aviation. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-464 ARVN Chief Signal Officer and J-6

Special Study: ICS Project, 30 August 1969. Interview with COL Tham Van Tien, ARVN J-6. Discusses duties as Chief Signal Officer and J-6, problems of communications in RVN and some plans for the future. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-465 Signal Battalion, Royal Thai Volunteer Force, RVN

Special Interview: Project ICS, 21 August 1969. LTC Sanpaun Ottamasathien, Commander, Signal Battalion, RTVF, discusses Thai signal arrangements, training of Thai signal People and some of their logistical problems. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-466 USARV Adjutant General

Exit interview conducted 9 September 1969 with COL Ed Hendren, AG, HQ, USARV. Discusses AG functions with respect to officer assignment, rotation of officers, strength accounting, casualty reporting, and planning relating to redeployment of U.S. forces. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-467 Ranger Team 23, Company C, 75th Infantry (Ranger) TF South, I Field Force Vietnam

Company after action interview:night recon patrol 15 September 1969. Recon patrol to support Operation Sheridan infiltrated NVN perimeter and was surrounded by 100 NVA personnel. Air support and reaction force responded with considerable NVA KIA. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-468 580th Signal Company (Telephone Operations)

Special interview: Project ICS, 26 June 1969 with John Stacey, Commander, 580th Telephone Opns Co. Discusses how Vietnamese operators are trained, how they work, and how they are as employees. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-469 361st Signal Battalion (Long Lines North)

Special interview: Project ICS, 24 September 1969. Interview with LTC Emmett Paige, Commander 361st Signal Battalion. Details the growth and development of ICS and ICWS system. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-470 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 23 June 1969 with LTC George Crook, Commander, 7th Armored Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry. Discusses unit's role in aerial operations of the war. Notes problems of maintenance, personnel, and aircraft. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-471 212th Aviation Battalion (Combat Support)

Exit interview conducted 3 July 1969 with LTC Jack Mullen, Commander, 212th Combat Support Aviation Battalion. Discusses flying problems, environmental challenges, command relationships, his unit's unique role, accident rate, and training problems. Also discusses aerial surveillance role in operations in I CTZ.

VNIT-472 52d Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 22 July 1969 with LTC Richard Stoessner, Commander, 52d Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses unit missions, problems and how he solved them. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-473 269th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 13 June 1969 with LTC George McIlwain, Commander, 269th Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses environmental problems, personnel problems, aircraft utilization, mission assignment and other challenges. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-474 268th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 1 September 1969 with LTC Garry Farmer, Commander 268th Aviation Battalion. Comments on environmental problems, aircraft and pilot problems, and his views on leadership. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-475 3d Squadron (Air), 17th Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 4 August 1969 with LTC John Fitch, Commander, 3d Sqdn., 17th Cavalry. Discusses problems and answers he found, environment, maintenance, and personnel. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-476 ARVN 2d Regiment, Senior Adviser

Exit interview conducted 24 September 1969 with LTC Ferdinand Hauser, ARVN 2d Regiment, Senior Advisor. 1st ARVN Division, Quang Tri Province, I Corps Tactical Zone. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-477 52d Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 20 September 1969 with LTC Donald Wong, Commander, 52d Signal Battalion. Discusses challenges of command of a voice-teletype Battalion in IV CTZ. Discussion includes logistics, chain of command, role on withdrawal. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-478 95th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted September 1969 with LTC George Ossorio, Commander, 95th MP Battalion. Discussion includes TO/E and changes, personnel management, equipment, maintenance, the Provost Marshal concept, attachment of infantry elements to MP's, critique of the stockade company. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-479 179th Military Intelligence Detachment, 199th Light Infantry Brigade

Special Interview: Counterintelligence at Brigade level, 5 October 1969. CPT Frank Green, CI Section Chief, 179th MI Detachment discusses agents, agent networks, document security, and VN nationals who are US Army employees. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-480 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, Americal Division

Combat after action report, 11-15 August and 17-24 August 1969.

concerns engagements around Fire Base West near Da Nang. (Hiep Duc) Covers importance of night observation devices and radar. Interview by Americal Division Historian

VNIT-481 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade,

Americal Division

Exit interview conducted 27 September 1969 with LTC George Ellis, Commander, 3d Battalion, 1st Inf. Discusses personnel, intelligence, operations, and logistics. Interview by Americal Division Historian

VNIT-482 Province Depth Interview-II CTZ, Binh Dinh

Province

Special Interview conducted 9 September 1969 with pacification personnel at all levels of the program. Includes pacification plans, CORDS overviews, province reports, weekly summaries, operations summaries, personnel rosters. Interview by 45th MHD, 20th MHD.

VNIT-483 Phu Lam Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade

Exit interview conducted April 1969 with LTC Leonard Riley, Commander, Phu Lam Signal Battalion. Covers mission, equipment, command relationships. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-484 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, Americal Division

Combat after action interview: battalion attack of fortified position 11-31 August 1969. Interviews with LTC Robert Bacon, Battalion Commander, and CPT Loren Hohman, Company Commander, D/3/21st. Interview by Americal Division Historian.

VNIT-485 USARV CE Conference

Special interview conducted 19 September 1969 pertaining to signal efforts in Vietnam. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-486 720th Military Police Battalion

Combat After Action Interview: Convoy Escort/Security, Various Dates 1968-1969. Very complete package describing all aspects of MP role in convoy escort. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-487 Retrograde and Disposal, Qui Nhon Support Command

Exit interview conducted 3 June 1969 with CW3 Earl Tweedel, Chief, Retrograde Branch. Comments on materiel retrograde to repair facilities outside of Vietnam. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-488 1st Signal Brigade

Exit Interview conducted 18 October 1969 with MAJ Roy Barrios, Training Officer, 1st Signal Brigade. Discusses training ARVN personnel for takeover of the Signal net in RVN. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-489 Ba Xuyen Province, Senior Advisor

Exit interview conducted 9 June 1969 with Mr. William L. Simmons, Province Senior Advisor. Reviews pacification programs from period after Tet to Mid 1969. Discusses post-Tet program reappraisal, aspects such as the Phoenix program, improvement of RF/PF, refugee relief, Chieu Hoi program, MIIPHAP, psywar, and RD cadres. Interview by IV Corps Historical Officer.

VNIT-490 121st Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 18 April 1969 with LTC Claude Simpson, Commander, 121st Signal Battalion. Discusses problems of equipment, supply, personnel, and other matters. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-491 LOH Command Console Design/Manufacture

Special Interview: Design/manufacture of LOH Command Console, 6 September 1969. CPT J.A. Lake and CWO M.E. Howard discuss the requirement of an additional FM radio for the LOH-6 helicopter for command and control purposes. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-492 70th Engineer Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted October 1969 with LTC James Hayes, Commander, 70th Engineer Battalion. Discusses problems in equipment, spare parts, resupply, personnel, and slow deliveries of construction materials. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-493 Integrated Communications System

Special interview conducted 4 October 1969 with CPT Gerald Olny, Training Officer, Regional Communications Group, Saigon.

VNIT-494 Chi Lang National Training Center

Detailed report on Chi Lang National Training Center in Chau Doc Province. 22 October 1969. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-495 39th Signal Battalion

Informational Interview conducted 29 September 1969 with LTC George Whitely, Commander, 39th Signal Battalion. Overall view of Operations, impact of redeployment, cross training, equipment and maintenance. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-496 ARVN 24th Special Tactical Zone

Special Interviews conducted October 1969 with advisers in the 24th Special Tactical Zone. G-2, G-3, G-4/5, Arty, Cavalry, Armor, and troop advisors. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-497 69th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 9 October 1969 with LTC Keith Comstock, Commander, 69th Signal Battalion. Unit provides telephone, radio, messenger services and communications center for units in the Saigon, Cholon, and Tan Son Nhut area. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-498 8th Military Police Group (CI), S-3

Exit interview conducted 20 October 1969 with LTC Thomas Zane, S-3, 8th MP Group. Covers topics including logistics, radio transmissions, drug traffic, and black market. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-499 Qui Nhon Provost Marshal

Exit interview conducted 10 November 1969 with MAJ Edwin Wallace, Provost Marshal, Qui Nhon. Covers combined police operations, personnel, logistics shortages, and a variety of subjects involving police operations. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-500 18th Military Police Brigade

Historical informational report: Patrol Boat, River (PBR) operations, September 1968-March 1969. 3 summaries of combat after action reports included. Also covers all aspects of 18th MP Brigade's PBR activities. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-501 458th Transportation Company (PBR)

Combat after action report: PBR, landing and pursuit aircraft (rotary and fixed wing) involved, day action, 13 July 1969. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-502 Long Binh Post (Prov)

Exit interview conducted 18 November 1969 with COL Lloyd S. Sullivan, Commander, Long Binh Post. Discusses base defense, staff organization, civic action and security at Long Binh. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-503 HQ, USARV, Inspector General

Exit interview conducted 7 November 1969 with COL William Edler, IG, HQ USARV. Discusses mission and operations of his job. Discusses "vertical concept" of inspecting major units and notes that maintenance is the most critical area. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-504 9th Infantry Division, Assistant Chief of Staff,

G-5

Exit interview conducted 15 December 1968 with LTC William Leggett, G-5, 9th Infantry Division. Discusses relations with G-3 and PSYOPS/civic action plans and operations. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-505 Operation KEYSTONE EAGLE

(1) Special interview conducted 17 August 1969 with MAJ David Penrod, XO, AG Section, HQ, USARV. Discusses planning for redeployment of 9th Infantry Division elements from Vietnam.

(2) Special interview conducted 17 August 1969 with CW3 Leonard Ulrich, Chief, Personnel Assistance Advisory Team #4 and CW4 Wilbur Heims, Chief, Personnel Assistance Advisory Team #3.

(3) Special interview conducted 17 September 1969 with MAJ Ronald Loneski, Current Operations Branch, G-3, HQ USARV.

(4) Special interview conducted 16 September with LTC Richard Manton, Chief, Current Operations Branch, G-3, HQ, USARV.

(5) Special interview 15 September 1969 with LTC Douglas Hughes, Facilities Engineer Division, Engineer Section, HQ, USARV concerning turnover of 9th Infantry Division base camp to ARVN and other aspects of redeployment.

(6) Special interview conducted 2 October 1969 with MAJ James Moore, Admin Services Division, AG, HQ, USARV. Discusses personnel and administrative planning for redeployment.

(7) Special interview conducted 28 August 1969 with LTC John Sprague, Chief, Transportation Branch, Services Division, G-4, HQ, USARV. Covers logistical planning for redeployment.

(8) Special interview conducted with LTC ___ Smith, G-4, 9th Infantry Division. Provides information on redeployment of 9th Infantry Division.

(9) Special interview conducted August 1969 with MAJ Donald Stiles, G-5, 9th Infantry Division. Discusses 9th Infantry Division planning for redeployment.

(10) Special interview conducted 23 August 1969 with MAJ John Dreska, Policy and Procedure Branch, Supply Division, ACofS, G-4, HQ, USARV. Logistical aspects of redeployment.

(11) Special interview conducted 15 September 1969 with COL John Raaen, Chief, Supply Division, ACofS, G-4, HQ, USARV. Covers planning, coordination, and execution of redeployment program.

(12) Special interview conducted 28 August 1969 with LTG James Wyatt, Chief, Plans Branch, Plans and Operations Division, G-4, HQ, USARV. Discusses planning conference, guidance from DA, staff operations, and lessons learned pertaining to redeployment.

(13) Special interview conducted 13 August 1969 with MAJ George Murphy, Plans Branch, Personnel, Plans and Analysis Division, ACofS, G-1, HQ, USARV. Discusses preparation of USARV plans and CINCPAC Redeployment Planning Conference.

VNIT-506 USARV Installation Stockade, Correctional Officer

Exit interview conducted 6 November 1969 with LTC William Keyes, Correctional Officer, USARV Installation Stockade. Covers morale problems, problems of running a stockade, Correctional Holding Detachment. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-507 18th Military Police Brigade, S-3, Organization

and Training

Exit interview conducted November 1969 with MAJ O.L. McCotter, S-3, Organization and Training. Discusses physical security training, POW responsibilities, and various training programs. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-508 284th Military Police Company

Exit interview conducted 27 November 1969 with CPT Cleveland Fortenberry, Commander, 284th MP Company. Company was charged with providing custodial, logistical and administrative support for the USARV Installation Stockade. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-509 145th Aviation Battalion (Combat), 1st Aviation

Brigade

Exit interview conducted 19 November 1969 with LTC James Top, Commander, 145th Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses impact of short tours, relations with companies in his command, flying operations in his theater. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-510 1st Aviation Brigade, Deputy Brigade Commander

Exit interview conducted 1 October 1969 with COL William Boehm, Deputy Brigade Commander. Discusses command relationships, personnel problems, merits of rotary winged aircraft. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-511 Signal Advisory Team 112

Exit interview conducted 21 October 1969 with LTC Emile Lavache, Chief, Sig Adv Team 112. Good view of ARVN signal problems and their accomplishments.

VNIT-512 66th ARVN Signal Battalion, Battalion Signal Advisor

Informational interview conducted 21 October 1969 with CPT Michael Connell, Battalion Signal Advisor, 66th ARVN Signal Battalion. Discusses job and relations with Vietnamese and ARVN's signal capabilities.

VNIT-513 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Asst Brigade S-4

Exit interview conducted 23 November 1969 with CPT Anthony Caggiano, Asst Brigade S-4, 199th LIB. Discusses general S-4 duties, to include supply transportation to forward units. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-514 Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry (3d

Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

Combat after action report: Defense of Fire Base against sapper attack, night, 24 August 1969. NVA attack triggered by "Mad Minute". Fire Base Berchtesgaden. Interview by 22d MHD.

VNIT-515 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 11 April 1969 with Colonel Earl Fletcher, commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Covers guidance received from CG, Significant achievements, geographical concerns on operations, problems in command and control. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-516 1st Infantry Division (1/4 Cavalry, 1/28,1/8 Inf)

Combat after action report: Operation Atlas-Wedge multi division operation, 13 March-2 April 1969. Operation conducted in Michelin Plantation area. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-517 577th Engineer Battalion

Exit interview conducted 24 November 1969 with LTC James McKnight, Commander, 577th Engineer Battalion. Discusses problems of construction in the rainy season, his logistic support, command relationships and maintenance. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-518 12th Aviation Group (Combat)

Exit interview conducted December 1969 with Colonel Leo Turner, Commander, 12th CAG. Discusses logistics, maintenance, morale, personnel problems tour lengths, aircraft and flying conditions. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-519 11th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted December 1969 with LTC Alton Reid, Commander, 11th CAB. Discusses logistics, maintenance, morale, personnel problems, tour lengths, the aircraft, and flying conditions. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-520 223d Aviation Battalion (Combat Support)

Exit interview conducted 2 October 1969 with LTC Robert Cooper, Commander, 223d CCSB. Discusses logistics, maintenance, morale, personnel problems, tour lengths, aircraft, and flying conditions. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-521 10th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 13 November 1969 with LTC Davy Stanley, Commander, 10th CAB. Discusses logistics, maintenance, morale, personnel problems, tour lengths, aircraft, and flying conditions. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-522 62d Engineer Battalion, (LC), 79th Engineer Group,

20th Engineer Brigade, II FFV (Command and Control Headquarters)

After action report: land clearing operations, August 1968-July 1969. Report covers all aspects of engineer land clearing operations in Vietnam. Covers inception, implementation, equipment, security, and the operation itself. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-523 Cai Von Popular Forces Training Center

Informational interviews, 27-28 October 1969 with CPT Lawrence Andrus, Senior Advisor and CPT Ted Lingle, S-3 Training Advisor of the Cai Von Popular Forces National Training Center, Vinh Long Province, IV CTZ, RVN. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-524 Tra Bay Training Center, 9th ARVN Division

Informational interview conducted 1 November 1969 with CPT William Delagrange, Senior Advisor, Tra Bay Training Center, An Siang Province, IV Corps, RVN. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-525 Qui Nhon Support Command

Exit interview conducted 7 June 1969 with Brigadier General Darrie Richards, Commanding General, Qui Nhon Support Command. Good data on the FSA concept and the use of civilian contractors. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-526 90th Military Police Detachment, Assistant

Operations Officer

Special interview: Report on combined police operations in RVN, 3 December 1969. 1LT David Rothman, Asst Opns Off, 90th MP Detachment, discusses problems in language, command and control, black market, and Vietnamese customs officials. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-527 16th Military Police Group, Executive Officer

Exit interview conducted 10 December 1969 with LTC Rowland McDowell, XO, 16th MP Group. Discusses "area MP concept" and relations with Vietnamese and Korean MPs. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-528 1st Infantry Division, G-5

Exit interview conducted 10 June 1969 with MAJ John Hill, G-5, 1st Infantry Division. Comments on psyops planning, MEDCAPS, ICAPS, and the Chuieu Hoi program. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-529 1st Infantry Division, G-2

Exit interview conducted 11 June 1969 with LTC John Faith, G-2, 1st Infantry Division. Discusses CG's guidance, changes in division mission,progress of ARVN, intelligence, reorganization of G-2, pacification. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-530 1st Infantry Division, G-1

Exit interview conducted 15 June 1969 with LTC William O'Lesky, G-1, 1st Infantry Division. Discusses Commander's Guidance, working relationships, accomplishments, MOS shortages and officer rotation. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-531 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted 27 June, 1969 with LTC William Haponski, Commander, 1st Sqd, 4th Cavalry. Covers guidance from CG, use and misuse of armor in Vietnam, importance of command and control. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-532 18th Military Police Brigade

Exit interview conducted 19 December 1969 with Colonel William Brandenburg, Commander, 18th MP Brigade. Discussion covers personnel, combined police operations,Tactical area of responsibility, support, and Provost Marshal duties. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-433 1st Division Support Command

Exit interview conducted 23 July 1969 with Colonel William Webb, Commander, 1st Div Support Cmd. Discusses guidance from CG, DISCOM and subordinate battalion accomplishments, organization for aviation maintenance, MEDEVAC, supply procedures, orientation of new commanders. Interview by 17th MHD [Jeff Clarke].

VNIT-534 1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Division

Exit interview conducted 29 August 1969 with LTC Robert Eyman, Commander, 1st Aviation Battalion. Covers organization and structure, training and maintenance, employment of assets, division staff and brigades. Interview by 17th MHD [Jeff Clarke].

VNIT-535 2d Battalion, 3d Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade

Exit interview conducted 17 December 1969 with LTC Bernard Loeffke, Commander, 3d Infantry, 199th LIB. Australian, Thai and South Vietnamese forces are covered. Field expedients and tactical innovations in jungles and rubber plantations are noted. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-536 716th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted 15 December 1969 with LTC Harold Long, Commander 716th MP Battalion. Details security responsibility in Saigon. Includes discussion of personnel, combined police operations, and cross training. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-537 Advisory Personnel, Quang Ngai Province, ICTZ

Exit interviews conducted 10 November 1969-3 December 1969 with Mr. Edward Dillery, Quang Ngai Province Senior Advisor; and CPT Henry Hampton, District Senior Advisor, Binh Son District. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-538 I CTZ Advisory Team 1

Exit interviews conducted 10 November and 2 December 1969 with members of Advisory Team 1; G-3 Advisor, I CTZ; Commanding Officer, Support Group, Advisory Team; Senior Medical Advisor for I CTZ. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-539 2d ARVN Division, Quang Ngai Province, ICTZ

Informational interviews conducted 4-10 November 1969 with advisors to 2d ARVN Infantry Division. Regimental Advisor, 6th ARVN RGT; Battalion Advisor, 1/6th, 2d ARVN RGT; Senior Advisor, 5th ARVN RGT; Battalion Advisor, 4th Battalion, 5th RGT; APC and Tank Troop Advisor, 4th ARVN Cavalry; G-3 Advisor, 2d ARVN Division; G-5 Advisor, 2d ARVN Div; Inspector General Advisor, 2d ARVN Division. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-540 Long Phu District, Ba Xuyen Province, RF/PF

Advisor and DSA

Exit interview conducted 9 June 1969 with MAJ Erwin Blatter, RF/PF Advisor and DSA, Long Phu District, discusses advisor-counterpart relationship; ARVN planning; operations and cooperation with US tactical units; logistics; MAT Teams; RD Cadre and pacification effort. Interview by Delta MAC Historical Officer.

VNIT-541 Army Concept Team in Vietnam

Exit interview conducted 3 December 1969 with COL John Reid, Commander, ACTIV. Discusses role of Army Concept Team in Vietnam. Covers relations with USARV G-3, AMC, ARPA, and RVNAF R&D agencies. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-542 USARV, Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans and

Operations)

Exit interview conducted 30 November 1969 with BG Howard Cooksey, DCS, P&O. Discusses USARV staff arrangement and relationships; T-Day planning and KEYSTONE Eagle and Cardinal programs; ARVN modernization and Project Buddy, Project Swift, and Project OUX. Also covers Army logistical problems in I CTZ. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-543 ARVN Signal School, Senior Signal Advisor

Informational interview conducted 26 November 1969 with MAJ Robert Salerno, Senior Signal Advisor, ARVN Signal School. Discusses his role and relates the duties and difficulties of his position, current and future ARVN ability to handle signal equipment. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-544 18th Brigade, Automotive Maintenance Technician

Exit interview conducted 13 December 1969 with CW2 Milton Jones, Automotive Maintenance Technician, 18th Brigade. Discusses supply systems, methods of support, availability of spare parts. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-545 I Corps, Advisory Team III, Senior Signal Advisor

Informational interview conducted 10 September 1969 with MAJ Clayton Ifflander, Senior Sig Advisor, Team II, supporting I Corps. Useful in some respects in areas of signal operations. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-546 Engineer Activities in Binh Dinh Province

Informational interviews conducted 20 August-3 November 1969 covering 299th Engineer Battalion (Combat) road and bridge construction efforts in Binh Dinh Province. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-547 94th Quarry Detachment, Vung Tau Quarry

Informational interview conducted November 1969 with CPT F.T. Voorstad and others in largest military quarry in the world. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-548 184th Ordnance Battalion, Materiel Officer

Exit interview conducted 4 September 1969 with MAJ Bobby Michael, Materiel Officer, 184th ORD Battalion. Discusses ammunition logistics at the port of Qui Nhon and transportation of ammunition to using units. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-549 US Army Support Command, Civil Affairs

Exit interviews conducted 8 July, 1969 with MAJ James Irving and SFC Isidore Gomez, CA officer and NCO, USASUPCOM. Discusses civil affairs work in the Qui Nhon area. Covers refugee problem and interaction with CORDS and USAID.

VNIT-550 184th Ordnance Battalion

Exit interview conducted 24 July 1969 with LTC Albert Busck, Commander, 184th Ordnance Battalion. Discusses Class V (Ammunition) storage and distribution at port of Qui Nhon. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-551 US Army Support Command, Staff Chaplain

Exit interview conducted 14 December 1969 with LTC John Russell, Staff Chaplain, USASUPCOM. Discusses efforts to bring religious activities to the troops and to assist RVN religious sects in support of command civic action program. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-552 18th Military Police Brigade, S-3

Exit interview conducted 7 January 1970 with LTC Newell Berger, S-3, 18th MP Brigade. Role mission and accomplishments of his tour. Includes comments on logistics and combined police problems. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-553 1st Aviation Brigade

Exit interview conducted 24 December 1969 with MG Allan Burdett, Commanding General, 1st Aviation Brigade and USARV Aviation Officer. Discusses supply, maintenance, personnel problems, effectiveness of various types of aircraft. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-554 US Army Support Command, Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 28 July 1969 with LTC Roger Crowson, COS, USASUPCOM. Discusses siting of depots, use of personnel in security roles. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-555 240th Quartermaster Battalion, Operations Officer

Exit interview conducted 7 December 1969 with MAJ Horace Brewster, OPNS Officer, 240th QM Battalion. Discusses black market activities, pilferage, pipe lines, and other aspects of logistical operations in RVN. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-556 8th Transportation Group

Exit interview conducted 1 September 1969 with COL Garland Ludy, Commander, 8th Transportation Group. Discusses lack of qualified drivers, materiel shortages (Trailers), convoy protection, and other transportation matters. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-557 199th Infantry Brigade (Light), Staff Judge

Advocate

Exit interview conducted 11 January 1970 with CPT Thomas Hokinson, Staff Judge Advocate, 199th LIB. Discusses legal activities in Vietnam, new UCMJ provisions. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-558 MACV/CORDS Advisor's Orientation Course

Tape of remarks by Mr. John P. Vann and Ambassador William Colby before MACV/CORDS Advisor's Orientation Course. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-559 USARV Installation Stockade Chaplain

Exit interview conducted 29 December 1969 with MAJ Richard Stewart, USARV Installation Stockade Chaplain. Observations on the drug problem, homosexuality, racial tensions, and the conditions of prisoners. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-560 307th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 20 December 1969 with LTC William Culton, Commander, 307th CAB. Discusses logistics, aircraft, and types of missions. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-561 34th Engineer Battalion

Exit Interview conducted 14 December 1969 with LTC William Millwood, Commander, 34th Engineer Battalion. Discusses 69 LOC Program, Phu Loi Asphalt Plant, road maintenance, MCA LOC equipment, replacement problems, and command relationships. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-562 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Exit interview conducted 16 December 1969 with COL Robert Siegrist, Commander, 3d Brigade, 101st Division. Covers Brigade operations in the A Shau Valley, pacification, operations near the DMZ covering the Marine withdrawal. Interview by 22d MHD.

VNIT-563 HQ, Australian Forces, Chief Signal Officer

LTC Barry Hockney, Royal Australian Signals Chief Officer, Australian Forces in Vietnam. Discusses US-Australian cooperation, logistics arrangements, and problems of the home country. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-564 159th Transportation Battalion

Interviews with MAJ W.M. Wicker, Executive Officer, 159th Transportation Battalion; 1LT G.L. Moore, Communications Officer; CPT G. L. Murphey, Commander, 5th Trans Company; and CW2 B.C. Gray, Master of LCU 1584. Concerns problems and communications of riverborne transportation units. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-565 Company E (Signal), 5th Special Forces Group

Interview conducted 29 December 1969 with CPT Ronald Lauers, Commander, Company E, 5th Special Forces Group. Discusses Special Forces communications in Vietnam, and Vietnamization of Special Forces. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-566 720th Military Police Battalion

Exit interview conducted 26 January 1970 with LTC Henry N. Henry, Commander, 720th MP Battalion. Discusses activities of MP Commander, problems of manpower, training, logistics, sentry dog program. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-567 Ranger Team Opel, (LRP) Company L, 75th Infantry

Control Headquarters, 2d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division

Combat after action report, long range reconnaissance patrol, 12-13 January 1970. 9 em and 1 Kit Carson Scout inserted into suspected enemy base area. Interview by 22d MHD.

VNIT-568 US Army Support Command, Da Nang, Security Officer

Exit interview conducted 11 October 1969 with CPT Alexander Hogg, Security Officer, USA SUPCOM. Covers security considerations at Da Nang Headquarters, outlying facilities and convoys. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-569 Ranger Team Polar Bear, Company L (Ranger) 75th

Infantry, Control Headquarters: 2/17 Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division

Combat after action report, long range recon patrol, 24 January 1970. Good detail on what a LRP was like. Includes 17 November 1969 report on SOP's and techniques used. Interview by 22d MHD.

VNIT-570 US Army Support Command, Qui Nhon, Security Officer

Exit interview conducted 12 July 1969 with CPT Thomas Mann, Security Officer, USASUPCOM, Qui Nhon. Good description of then current security measures and devices in use. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-571 US Army Support Command, Qui Nhon, Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted 17 August 1969 with MAJ Dahlan Doyen, Signal Officer, USASUPCOM, Qui Nhon. Discusses signal matters at a fixed installation. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-572 ICS Material

VNIT-573 31st Engineer Battalion

Exit interview conducted 11 January 1970 with LTC George Andrews, Commander, 31st Engineer Battalion. Discusses supporting the 1st Cavalry Division, MACV housing program, and airfield maintenance. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-574 44th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 10 January 1970 with LTC Carmen Matucci, Commander, 44th Signal Battalion. Discusses logistics, equipment, the signal net and his place within it. Responsible for communications at Long Binh and HQ, USARV. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-575 369th Training Battalion

Interview conducted 7 February 1970 with 1LT James Klair, Training Officer; and SP6 Vincent McCabe, Training NCO, 369th Signal Battalion. Discusses current training program for ARVN to assume the ICS system.

23d MHD.

VNIT-576 41st Civil Affairs Company, II CTZ

Exit interview conducted 4 February 1970 with LTC Johnnie Forte, Commander, 41st Civil Affairs Company. Discusses relationship with 4th Infantry Division and 173d Airborne Brigade. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-577 268th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 15 February 1970 with LTC Ulrich Herman, Commander, 268th Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses personnel, aircraft, command relationships, missions and problems. Interview by 8th mHD

VNIT-578 8th Military Police Group, Army Crime Lab

Interview conducted 8 January 1970 with CW2 Ottis Garrett, Commander, 8th MP Group. Describes mission of Army Crime Lab; functions as firearms, narcotics, fingerprints, photos, polygraph and document identification. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-579 21st Signal Group

Exit interview conducted 17 January 1970 with COL Thomas Musgrave, Commander, 21st Signal group. Details unit missions, experiences, and command relationships. Views on Vietnamization and Vietnamese signal efforts. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-580 43d Signal Battalion

Exit interviews conducted 13 November 1969 with MAJ James Davis, Executive Officer, 43d Signal Battalion; and CPT Lynn Vandeberg, Commander, Company C, 43d Signal Battalion. View of signal operations from a lower level. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-581 MACV J-6 Training Division, Training Advisor

Interview conducted 2 January 1970 with Major Donald Brice, Training advisor within the J-6 Training Division.Discusses Vietnamization and challenges in the signals training area. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-583 4th Infantry Division, G-3

Exit interview conducted August 1969 with LTC Robert Dillon, G-3, 4th Infantry Division. Most discussion on his previous as artillery battalion commander. Discusses strengths and weaknesses of ARVN units. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-584 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division

Exit interview conducted December 1969 with LTC William Haas, Commander, 1st Battalion, 8th Inf, 4th Inf Division. Discusses Pacification, Camp Radcliff area, work with district chiefs and advisors. North Vietnamese change in tactics. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-585 223d Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 28 February 1970 with LTC Robert McGuffin, Commander, 223d Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses unique problems of the only fixed wing battalion in Vietnam. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-586 4th Infantry Division

Speech made 3 October 1968 by Major General Charles Stone to officers of the 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry division. Discusses his philosophy and techniques for winning the war in the highlands.

VNIT-587 Company C, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry

Combat after action report, SRP surveillance, 23 September 1968. Details a successful 4th Infantry Division short range patrol and discusses complaints and criticisms of the team members.

VNIT-588 Company A, 3d Battalion, 8th Infantry

Combat after action report, ambush and attack by NVA, 3-4 March 1969. Account by a survivor when his 4th Infantry Division unit encountered overwhelming enemy force.

VNIT-589 173d Airborne Brigade

Exit interview conducted November-December 1969 with LTC Henry Berke, Commander of a battalion in the 173d Airborne Brigade.

Discusses standard leadership and tactical questions. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-589 (2) 173d Airborne Brigade, Executive Officer

Exit interview conducted 25 October 1969 with LTC John Bethea, Executive Officer, 173d Airborne Brigade. Discusses personnel policies, separate brigade staff operations, quality of officers and NCO's and the Binh Dinh Pacification Project. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-590 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry

Exit interview conducted 2 February 1970 with LTC Gerald Carlson, Commander, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division. Comments relating to tactics employed. "Jitterbug", "Crip", Rules of Engagement. Compares US soldier in Korean War versus Vietnam. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-591 US Army Air Cushion Vehicle Troop

Exit interview conducted 27 January 1970 with MAJ Edward Szeman, Commander, US Army Air Cushion Vehicle Troop. Techniques used in planning and unit management. Interview by 19th MHD.

VNIT-592 222d Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview conducted 4 March 1970 with LTC Gerald Okarski, Commander, 222d Aviation Battalion. Discusses environmental problems, mission types, aircraft, personnel issues. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-593 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 4 March 1970 with LTC Robert Arnet, Commander, 3d Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry. Discusses Air Cavalry structure, environmental problems, personnel problems, supply and maintenance. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-594 523d Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted March 1970 with LTC Robert Bartos, Commander, 523d Signal Battalion, Americal Division. Discusses command and control, unit organization, technical problems, war's influence on signal doctrine, operations of a signal battalion supporting an infantry division. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-595 US Army Support Command, Qui Nhon, Special Assistant for Combat Security

Exit interview conducted 22 December 1969 with LTC Jack Burns, Special Assistant for Combat Security. Discusses security matters around port of Qui Nhon. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-596 1st Logistical Command

Exit interview conducted 5 May 1969 with COL J.F. Dennington, Special Assistant for T-Day Planning. Discusses 1st Logistical Command T-Day activities. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-597 1st Logistical Command

Exit interview conducted 22 June 1966 with LTC Harold Weaver, Plans Officer, 1st Logistics Command. Discusses Phase I and II of Vietnam Build-Up. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-598 4th Transportation Command

Exit interview conducted 1 August 1966 with COL Richard Aronson, Commander, 4th Transportation Command. Discusses port operations, priorities, backlogs during the early period of Vietnam Build-up. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-599 1st Logistical Command

Exit interview conducted 5 July 1969 with MAJ Richard Clayberg, Chief, Security Branch and T-Day Planning Section. Discusses security coordination between US-ROK-ARVN elements in the Qui Nhon area. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-600 18th Military Police Brigade, Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted 10 March 1970 with CPT Cecil Chesser, Signal Officer, 18th MP Brigade. Discusses personnel, training, and mission. Discussion of MP communications set-up. Interview by 46th MHD.

VNIT-601 (1)Delta Military Assistance Command, IV Corps, Signal Officer

Exit interview conducted 20 September 1969 with CPT Guy Davis, Signal Officer, DMAC, IV Corps.Discusses ARVN Signal Corps Training Program, impact of 9th Infantry Division leaving the Delta area, various items of equipment and training. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-601 (2)67TH ARVN Signal Group, SC Advisor

Exit interview conducted 20 September 1969 with MAJ John Santorre, Signal Corps Advisor, 67th ARVN Signal Group. Discusses successes and failures of Vietnamization program. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-602 US Army Support Command, Qui Nhon, Director of Supply

Exit interview conducted 25 February 1970 with LTC George Finter, Director of Supply, USASUPCOM, Qui Nhon. Discusses ammunition, disposal, retrograde, supply, and services at Qui Nhon. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-604 US Army Support Command, Qui Nhon, Assistant Chief of Staff, Personnel

Exit interview conducted 5 January 1970 with LTC Alfred Alvarez, ACS, Personnel, USASUPCOM, Qui Nhon. Discusses procurement and use of personnel in Vietnam. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-605 104th Signal Squadron, Royal Australian Signals

Exit interview conducted February 1970 with MAJ Keith Morel, Commander, 104th Signal Squadron. Relates the challenges and responses of his position in Vietnam. Comments on differences between U.S. and Australian signal operations and equipment. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-606 Americal Division, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver)

Exit interview conducted 14 March 1970 with Brigadier General John Donaldson, ADC (M), Americal Division. Discusses duties of ADC, booby traps, combined operations, improvements in ARVN, Vietnamization, equipment and employment of armored cavalry, helicopters, morale, long range patrols, and leadership.

VNIT 607-714 not cataloged in book

VNIT-715 Logistical Support of the 4th Infantry Division During the Cambodian Incursion, May 1970

After Action interview conducted June 1970 with members of the 45th General Support Group and its subordinate units. Interviews reflect problems inherent in establishing and running a forward LSA. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-716 17th Aviation Group

Colonel McDowell, Commander, 17th Combat Aviation Group, Nha Trang discusses wide range of problems and accomplishments.

VNIT-717 ARVN Training

Interviews of U.S. advisors (LTC Mentillo and 1LT Kolthoff) to ARVN Training Program, teaching ARVN Troops to use U.S. engineer equipment.

VNIT-718 Engineers MCA-LOC Equipment

Interviews with 2 Chief Warrant Officers and 2 Sergeants concerning their experiences with various types of

MCA-LOC equipment.

VNIT-719 184th Ordnance Battalion

LTC Johnson highlights his service prior to this assignment. Covers mission and problems of 184th Ordnance Battalion. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-719 (a) ACS Engineers, USASUPCOM, LTC Nichols; Commander, 240th Quartermaster Battalion, Major Fisher; Special Assistant for Combat Security, USASUPCOM, LTC Marini; Commander, 184th Ordnance Battalion, LTC Johnson

End of tour interviews highlighting plans for turnover of facilities to ARVN. Interview by 30th MHD.

VNIT-720 Phu Lam Signal Battalion

LTC W.V. Howard, Commander, Phu Lam Signal Battalion relates the operational aspects of his signal battalion. Also discusses matters of environment, retraining, and personnel. Done on 13 August 1970. Interview by Signal Corps Historian

VNIT-721 52d Signal Battalion

LTC D.K. Blackham, Commander, 52d Signal Battalion, Can Tho discusses transfer of his unit's responsibilities to ARVN.

Done on 14 August 1970. Interview by Signal Corps Historian

VNIT-722 54th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted May 1970 with LTC Robert Visscher, Commander, 54th Signal Battalion. Discusses tactical and strategic signal operations in II CTZ. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-723 Combat After Action Interview

Interview conducted 6-7 April 1970 with members of 2d Squadron, 1st Cavalry (?) Song Ma, II CTZ. Covers minor air assault operation at night. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-724 Battle of Dak Seang

Combat after action interview conducted 17-23 April 1970 . Covers movement of DASC from Nha Trang to Pleiku. Good example of Army/Air Force cooperation. Interview by 13th MHD.

VNIT-725 1st Aviation Brigade

Interview conducted 19 July 1970 with General George Putnam, Commanding General, 1st Aviation Brigade and USARV Aviation Officer. Discusses issues as senior aviation officer in Vietnam.

VNIT-726 210th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Exit interview with LTC W. F. Williams, Commander, 210th Combat Aviation Battalion discusses unit missions; visual recon, artillery and naval gunfire adjustment, convoy and river cover, air cover for ground contacts.

VNIT-727 Companies B and C, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry

Americal Division combat after action report written 7-12 June 1970 (B Company) and 17-18 May 1970 (C Company). Discusses techniques for night operations and "bunker busting." Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-728 31st Engineer Battalion

Interview conducted with LTC G.A. Teague, Commander, 31st Engineer Battalion. Discusses support for 1st Cavalry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry, particularly during Cambodia Operation. Interview by Corps of Engineers Historian.

VNIT-729 Briefing-Summary of Pacification

Briefing by Mr. W. Chambers, Acting DEPCORDS, II CTZ, given on 25 August 1970. Interview by 27th MHD.

VNIT-730 199th Infantry Brigade, S-4

Exit interview conducted in 1970 with MAJ James Walker, S-4, 199th Infantry Brigade. Outlines duties and functions of Brigade S-4. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-731 199th Infantry Brigade, Staff Judge Advocate

Exit interview conducted in 1970 with CPT David Bengston, Staff Judge Advocate, 199th Infantry Brigade. Discusses problems involving drug abuse, race relations, command influence on military justice, legal actions and legal events. Interview by 44th MHD.

VNIT-732 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry

Exit interview conducted in 1970 with LTC James Reed, Commander, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry. Concerns support of RF/PF, the Cambodian thrust, maintenance, personnel, command relationships, and armor equipment in Vietnam. Interview by 28th MHD.

VNIT-733 63d Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 13 September 1970 with LTC W. B. Sheaves, Commander, 63d Signal Battalion. Describes mission supporting 101st Airborne Division, challenges of personnel, supply, organization, command relations, terrain and climate problems. Interview by Signal Corps Historian.

VNIT-734 39th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted 16 September 1970 with LTC M.K. Ashby, Commander, 39th Signal Battalion. Unit supports III and IV Corps areas. Covers personnel, logistics, and operations. Interview by Signal Corps Historian.

VNIT-735 Delta Logistical Support Activity, Commander

Exit interview conducted with COL Ralph Leinhass, Commander, Delta Logistical Support Activity. Discusses logistical, personnel, and command problems. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-736 25th Infantry Division, Commander and "Instant NCO"

Exit interviews with LTC Claybrook, battalion commander in 25th Division, and SSG Landie, "instant NCO." Discusses leadership, Vietnamization, drugs, and racial problems. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-737 MACV, J-6

Interview conducted 15 January 1970 with Brigadier General Geoffrey Cheadle, USAF, MACV J-6. Discusses equipment, manpower, logistics, relations with Vietnamese counterparts.

VNIT-739 Corps of Engineers-RVN

Exit interviews with COL R. A. Chidlaw, Commander, 35th Engineer Group, and LTC C. L. Blalock, Commander 815th Engineer Battalion.

Both officers discuss road building, personnel, supply and maintenance problems in their commands.

VNIT-740 Corps of Engineers in RVN

Exit interviews with LTC James Sibley, LOC Division Chief, Construction Directorate, and LTC D. W. Reeves concerning mapping and intelligence topography in RVN.

VNIT-741 459th Signal Battalion

Exit interview conducted with LTC R.K. Davis, Commander, 459th Signal Battalion. Discusses microwave and Troposphere support for II Corps. Interview by Signal Corps Historian

VNIT-742 Saigon Support Command, ACS POL

LTC Albert Kitlas, ACS, POL discusses contract performances of Caltex, Shell, and Esso. Discusses POL doctrine, POL storage facilities, and other related problems. Touches on Cambodia Operation. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-743 Saigon Support Command, ACS Supply

Interview with LTC W.E. Kirk, Assistant Chief of Staff, Supply. Discusses changes in supply doctrine, Self Service Supply Centers, deficiencies in Class I program. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-744 Saigon Support Command-Advise and Instruct Team

Interview conducted with SFC William Wilmouth, 4th ALC Advise and Instruct Team with the 844th Ordnance Company (ARVN). Compares development of this ARVN unit with one previously trained. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-745 71st Transportation Battalion

Interview conducted with LTC James Burckert, Commander, 71st Transportation Battalion. Discusses transportation mission requirements not envisioned by those who made up the TO&E. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-746 Saigon Support Command, ACS Services

Interview conducted with LTC Greyson Yetter, Assistant Chief of Staff, Services. Discusses deteriorating facilities and budget cuts. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-747 91st Composite Services Battalion, Commander

Exit interview with LTC David Hoagland, Commander, 91st Composite Services Battalion. Covers unit problems, security on Binh Thuy Post, maintenance backlogs, ration distribution. Touches on retrograde program, civilian contract support, and CONUS training. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-748 Operation Buddy-LCU Training

Interviews conducted with CW2 Daniel Fox and CW2 Oliver, Master and Engineer of LCU 158, 359th Transportation Company. Discuss problems of training ARVN to perform LCU duties. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-749 Advise and Instruct Teams, Saigon Support Command

A series of interviews with enlisted personnel of 4th ALC, Advise and Instruct Team, Saigon Support Team. Describes technical instruction to ARVN. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-750 Saigon Support Command, ACS, SP&O

MAJ Roland Carey discusses Project Buddy. Covers Marine operations, maintenance, Advise and Instruct Teams. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-751 Saigon Support Command-PMO Activities

LTC Robert Schmitz, Provost Marshal, summarizes Provost Marshal problems and missions. Discusses physical security and combat security. Also covers drugs and racial problems. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-752 KEYSTONE BLUEJAY

MAJ P.L. Hein, Deputy ACS, Maintenance, Saigon Support Command, discusses maintenance activities as they relate to Operation KEYSTONE BLUEJAY. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-753 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry

25th Infantry Division combat after action report, 19 September 1970. Describes response to downed helicopter, resulting in 3 enemy KIA. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-754 MP's in RVN: Sentry Dogs

Interview with SSG Eisenminger and SP/4 Smith, dog trainers. Covers training and utilization of drug detection dogs.

VNIT-755 I CTZ Advisors

Interview with DSA, Nghia Hanh District, PSA and DPSA of Quang Nam Province, Operations Officer, PSYOPS Division, CORDS, I CTZ.

VNIT-756 Chou Doc Province Study

Series of interviews of US advisors in Chou Doc Province, IV CTZ, RVN.

VNIT-757 Interviews with II CTZ Advisors

Exit interviews and combat after action interviews with Chief of Staff, II CTZ Advisor; Senior Advisor, 14th Armored Cavalry; Senior Advisor, 47th Regiment, 22d ARVN Division.

VNIT-758 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile); Order of Battle Chief, OB Section, G-2

Exit interview conducted 19 July 1970. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-759 Training of U.S. and ARVN Support Personnel at Saigon Support Command

Exit interview conducted 20 October 1970 with 1LT Kim Krueger, Training Officer, Long Binh, Saigon Support Center. Covers support of ARVN trainees, success of "Buddy" Program.

VNIT-760 Logistical Support, Class V

Exit interview conducted 21 October 1970 with CPT Newell Miller, Chief, Ammunition Division, Saigon Support Command. Discusses generally ammunition support of Cambodian operations, effect on ammo consumption, ability of ASPs to keep pace.

VNIT-761 588th Engineer Battalion

Interview with LTC N.P. Conover, Commander, 588th Engineer Battalion and MAJ E Jannrey, Executive Officer. Discusses battalion support for 1st Cavalry Division and 25th Infantry Division. Describes redeployment operations and part played in Cambodia. Interview by 26th MHD.

VNIT-762 US Advisory Effort/ARVN/III CTZ

Interview with LT Gurtner, TOC Duty Officer, Advisory Team 70, 5th ARVN Division. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-763 Pacification, I CTZ, RVN

Interview with CORDS/I CTZ Corrections and Detention Officer and with Gio Linh District Advisor. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-764 Pacification, I CTZ, RVN

Exit interviews with DEPCORDS and Assistant DEPCORDS, I CTZ; Mr. Alexander Firfer and Mr. Carl Fritz. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-765 Pacification, I CTZ, RVN

Exit interview conducted with Mr. Warren Parker, PSA of Quang Nam Province. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-766 Civil Affairs, I CTZ, RVN

Interviews with members of the 29th Civil Affairs Company and the 41st Civil Affairs Company. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-767 4th Infantry Division Chief of Staff

Exit interview conducted 20 November 1970 with Colonel Harold Yow (Chief of Staff). Comments on "The Year of the Wind Down", ARVN capabilities, the effect of the drawdown on the soldiers, and the future of the Army. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-768 19th Engineer Battalion

Exit interviews with LTC Robert Carpenter, Commander 19th Engineer Battalion, Major David Ford, Executive Officer, and Major Edward Wildrick, S-3. All officers discuss unit's accomplishments and trials of redeployment and inactivation. Interview by Corps of Engineers Historian

VNIT-769 US Army Support Command Saigon, COS

Exit interview conducted in November 1970 with COL John Gephart, Chief of Staff, Headquarters, US Army Support Command. Topics include personnel turbulence, civilian contractors, redeployment and mission changes. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-770 20th Engineer Battalion

Exit interviews with LTC Richard Robinson, Commander, 20th Engineer Battalion; and MAJ J. Briggs, Executive Officer. Both officers discuss their experiences working in the battalion. Interview by Corps of Engineers Historian.

VNIT-771 U.S. Advisory Effort

Interview with COL William Young, Senior Advisor, Division Forward Command Post, 1st ARVN Division. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-772 US Advisory Effort-IV CTZ

Interviews and supporting documentation on the conversion of IV Corps Advisory Group to Delta Military Assistance Command.

VNIT-773 79th Engineer Group (Construction)

Interviews with COL E.J. Deng, Commander; LTC L.G. Marinacci, Executive Officer; MAJ W.E. Moeller, S-3; and CPT R.B. Kapner,

S-4. Day to day activities with an engineer group. Interview by Corps of Engineers Historian

VNIT-774 41st Engineer Company: Port Construction

Interview with CPT H. W. Wagner, Commander, 41st Engineer Company. Discusses problems encountered protecting bridges, docking and wharf sites around Saigon. Also covers racial problems, drug abuse and attendant morale problems. Interview by Corps of Engineers Historian.

VNIT-775 25th Infantry Division, Assistant Division Commander

Exit interview conducted 4 December 1970 with Brigadier General Michael Greene. Covers decline in military appearance and courtesy. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-777 Signal Corps on Vietnam

Interview with LTC F.B. Stevens on the subject of the Signal Advisory effort and ARVN training.

VNIT-778 U.S./ARVN Advisory Effort, IV CTZ, RVN

Study of the 9th ARVN Division Combat Assistance Team. Covers operations and effectiveness. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-781 II CTZ and MR.2 Senior Advisors Conference

15 November 1970

Interview by 27th MHD.

VNIT-782 Pacification/U.S. Advisory

Interview with LTC Foster Odeen, Assistant for Plans and Operations, Bien Hoa Province, III CTZ, RVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-783 45th Engineer Group

Exit interviews with COL W.R. Wray, Commander, 45th Engineer Group and Director of Construction, USAECV (P). Discusses missions, problems, and accomplishments. Interview by Engineer Historical Officer.

VNIT-784 937th Engineer Group

Interview with COL W. J. Schuder, Commander, 937th Engineer Group; and MAJ E. J. Prall, S-3. Discuss unit problems and accomplishments with the LOC program. Interview by Engineer Historical Officer.

VNIT-785 Logistics: Signal Support Command

Exit interview with COL Paul Halin, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Support Command. Discusses Project Buddy, Retrograde, drugs, racial tension, quality of personnel. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-786 Logistics; Australian Logistical Support Group

Exit interview with CPT Michael Bent, Liaison Officer for Australian Forces, Australian Logistics Support Group, Vung Tau.

Interesting views of allies. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-787 Engineers in the RVN

Interview with Major J.B. Hilmes, Commander, Task Force Sierra. Assigned to rebuild QL 21. Notes failings of the LOC program. Interview by Engineer Historical Officer.

VNIT-788 Engineers in Vietnam

Exit interview conducted December 18, 1970 with COL H. B. Coffman, Deputy Commander, USAECV(P). Interview by Engineer Historical Officer.

VNIT-789 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 10 October 1970 with LTC De France, Commander, 7th Squadron (Air), 17th Cavalry. Views on tactics, utilization, lessons learned. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-790 Pacification Advisory Effort

Interviews with Tay Ninh Province Advisory Personnel, III CTZ.

Team Leader of 4th PSYOPS S-3 Field Team, RF/PF Advisor, Province Senior Advisor, and Province Psyops Advisor. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-791 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry

Exit interview with LTC Woodmansee, Commander, 7/1st Air Cavalry Squadron. Discusses aircraft uses, supply. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-792 Saigon Support Command

Exit interview with LTC Thomas Christiansen, Commanding Officer, 91st Composite Service Support Battalion, 29th General Support Group, U.S. Army Support Command, Saigon. Discusses lack of mechanics and nonresponsiveness of supply system. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-793 Saigon Support Command

Exit interview with LTC Lael Abbott, Commander, 266th Supply and Service Battalion, 29th General Support Group, U.S. Army Support Command. Particular attention to Retrograde program, Class I procedures, deterioration of POL storage tanks, unit civil affairs activities. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-794 Engineers in Vietnam

Interview with LT McKay, OIC Materials Testing Lab, Engineering Directorate, USAECV. Relates duties of the lab and overall import of the facility.

VNIT-795 OCMH Historical Program

Interviews with Brigadier General Hal Pattison and 13 other command historians and military history detachment commanders in Vietnam.

VNIT-796 US Advisory Effort/Pacification

Interview with COL Joy Valley, Province Senior Advisor, Dinh Tuong Province, IV CTZ.

VNIT-797 Pacification/Advisory Effort

Interview with LTC Stafford, PSA, Quang Tri. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-798 Pacification/Advisory Effort

Weekly CORDS II CTZ Update Briefing, Kontum Province. Interview by 27th MHD.

VNIT-799 Military Advisory Effort

Interview with COL Melicio Monteslara, senior advisor to the Vietnamese National Defense College.

VNIT-800 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry

Exit interview with LTC Woerner, Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 23d (Americal) Infantry Division. Discusses personnel, logistics, operations, and civil affairs. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-801 USARV IG

Interview conducted October 2, 1970 with LTC Edwin Nelson, Chief, IG Team #2, Headquarters, USARV IG. Discussion touches on various types of deficiencies and their causes. Racial problems and attempts to alleviate them. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-802 G-4, USARV

Interview conducted October 1970 with COL Robert Smith, Deputy ACS, G-4, USARV. Remarks upon redeployment program, Vietnamization, KEYSTONE Program. Some discussion of Cambodian operation. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-803 G-3, USARV

Exit interview conducted 6 September 1970 with COL Douglas Huff, Chief, Operations Division, G-3, Headquarters USARV. Covers KEYSTONE Redeployment program, organization and function of USARV staff. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-804 G-4, USARV

Interview with LTC John Vickers, Chief, Retrograde Branch, Supply Division, Headquarters, USARV G-4. Discusses supply problems related to redeployment of U.S. forces from Vietnam. Focus on KEYSTONE program. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-805 Ammunition Division, USARV G-4

Interview conducted 5 October 1970 with LTC Tommy Lindsey, Chief, Material Branch, Ammunition Division, USARV G-4. Covers redeployment programs, Cambodian operations, and Vietnamization. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-806 Civil Military Operations

Interview with MAJ Ronald Blach, Assistant Chief, Civil Military Operations Division, DCSOPS, Headquarters, USARV. Detailed information concerning Kit Carson Scout program. Also touches on refugees, solatium payments, community relations, and budget problems. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-807 2d Brigade (Provisional), 25th Infantry Division Provost Marshal

Exit interview conducted 8 February 1971 with CPT John Hackett. Covers quality of US soldiers in Vietnam, morale, tour lengths, MP equipment, drugs, alcohol and racial problems. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-808 2d Brigade (Provisional), 25th Infantry Division, Inspector General

Interview conducted 9 February 1971 with MAJ Robert Schrare (phonetic). Discusses quality of U.S. soldiers, morale during Vietnam wind down, leadership in Vietnam, the "Instant NCO", drug and alcohol problems, civilian news media. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-809 Corps of Engineers: Contract Services

Interview with Mr. Terrance Drew, Operations Manager for the 722 MOD .Discusses 0060 High Voltage contract with Vinnel Corporation.

VNIT-810 Headquarters, USARV Commander's Conferences

Contains remarks from 3 conferences in May 1970. Covers logistical support to ARNV units during Cambodian operations, and Vietnamization.

VNIT-811 Headquarters USARV Commanders Conferences June 1970

Major subjects discussed include redeployment and possible enemy actions, logistical problems.

VNIT-812 LOC Study: Corps of Engineers Road Building

Interview with LTC P.D. Engle relates mission and accomplishments of the 864th Engineer Battalion. Mission is road construction and covers VC and NVA activity, supply and POL problems.

VNIT-813 LOC Program-Corps of Engineers: Road Building

Intensive study of the LOC Program focusing on the 35th Engineer Group. Multiple interviews with U.S. and Australian personnel.

VNIT-814 OJT MP Training Program

Interview with CPT Charles Fowler, 18th MP Brigade Training Officer. Discusses retraining 11B,D, and E personnel to be MP's.

VNIT-815 Signal Corps, Vietnam

Interview with COL F.G. Stilo, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Communications and Electronics, USARV. Discusses Vietnamization, interservice relations, equipment and supplies.

VNIT-816 361st Signal Battalion, S-3

Interview with MAJ E. L. Brown, S-3, 361st Signal Battalion, Cam Ranh Bay. Discussion of long haul communications systems (telephone).

VNIT-817 Logistics-MACV Team #9, Ordnance Section, MR III

Interview with CPT Claude Lindekugel, MACV Team #9. Discusses attempts to motivate and train 3 ARVN DSU's. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-818 277th Supply and Service Battalion

Interview with MAJ Charles Gunter, Commander, 277th Supply and Service Battalion, US Army Support Command, Saigon. Discusses Self Service Supply Center, POL System, and control of fragmented units. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-819 Logistics-Senior Advisor 3d Area Logistics Command

Interview with LTC Donald Hiatt, Senior Ordnance Advisor, 3d Area Logistics Command( April-December 1970). Discusses Vietnamization and ARVNization programs, misuse of NCO's, lack of adherence to basic management practices. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-820 Support Command Saigon, Assistant Chief of Staff, Supply

Interview with LTC Leo Brooks, ACS Supply, July-December 1970. Covers drawdown, computerized supply system, contract support, POL doctrine. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-821 Signal Corps in Vietnam

Interview with LTC R.E. Bayless, Commander, 36th Signal Battalion, Long Binh. Discusses troops, equipment, morale, training in country and CONUS, and Vietnamization.

VNIT-822 Signal Corps, RVN

Interview conducted 29 November 1970 with COL D.W. Ogden, Commander, 12th Signal Group. Discusses Buddy Program, problems with equipment and supplies, morale and personnel.

VNIT-823 USARV Commanders Conference

Discussion with Lieutenant General McCaffery, Deputy Commanding General, USARV. Concerns include aviation and signal problems, drug and morale problems. 21 October 1970.

VNIT-824 USARV Commanders Conference

Conference with General Abrams, focused on administrative and logistical problems within USARV. Vietnamization and cost reduction are discussed in detail. 22 October 1970.

VNIT-825 Ammunition Division, DCSLOG, Headquarters, USARV

Interview conducted 5 October 1970 with LTC Sidney Crabtree, Chief, Programs Branch, Ammunition Division. Discusses problems in maintenance, support of Cambodian operations, budgetary problems and Vietnamization. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-826 Advisor to VNMC Division Artillery

Interview with CPT John Stocking, USMC, 2 September 1970. Discusses organization and operations of VNMC Division Artillery, organization, gunnery, safety, operations in Cambodia. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-827 Doctrine/Systems Analysis, Evaluation Division, DCSO

Interview conducted 27 January 1971 with COL Richard Clarkson, Chief, Doctrine/Systems Analysis, Evaluation Division, DCSO, Headquarters, USARV. Focuses on reorganization of ACTIV and USARV R&D activities in 1969. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-828 Postal Director, AG, HQ USARV

Interview conducted 12 February 1971 with LTC James Miller, Postal Director, AG. Describes postal system and problems with coordination with Air Force, lack of skilled personnel, contraband and narcotics. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-829 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, S-5

Exit interview conducted 10 February 1971 with MAJ Ned Cramer, S-5, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-829 (a)2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, S-4

Exit interview conducted 10 February 1971 with MAJ George Murray, S-4, 2d Brigade, 25th Division. Touches on maintenance, KEYSTONE, and other logistic subjects. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-830 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry

Exit interview conducted 16 February 1971 with LTC Johnny Johnston, Commander, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Discusses junior officers, soldiers and NCO's, drug and alcohol problems, and the weapons of war. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-831 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, S-3

Exit interview with LTC Patrick Moore, Commander, and Major Fred Dilkes, S-3, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-832 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division

Exit interviews conducted with CPT James Cox and Major John Pattison, Brigade Surgeons. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-833 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division

Exit interview with Colonel Joseph Ulatoski, Commander, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-834 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division

Exit interview with MAJ David Norris, Brigade Adjutant General, and CPT David Kull, Staff Judge Advocate. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-835 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division

Exit interview with LTC Harry Thompson, Deputy Commander for Administration and Logistics. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-836 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, S-1

Exit interview with Major James Finch, Brigade S-1. Interview by 18th MHD.

VNIT-837 1st Infantry Division Command Briefing

Standard Division briefing introduced by Brigadier General E.P. Eschenberg. 13 January 1968.

VNIT-838 11th Armored Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 6 November 1970 with CPT Ralph Mills, a troop commander in the 11th ACR, May-October 1970. Includes discussion of Cambodian incursion.

VNIT-839 23d (Americal) Division, Assistant Division Commander

Exit interview conducted 4 March 1971 Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-841 Pacification

End of tour interview MAJ Bruce Withers, DSA/Huong Tra District, Thua Thien Province, I CTZ, RVN. 25 February 1971. Interview by 20th MHD.

VNIT-842 177th Military Police Detachment

Interviews with CPT D. D. Miller and SSG C. Greene, 177th Military Police Detachment. Discusses convoy operations to 4th Division at An Khe, the Air Force at Phu Cat Air Force Base, 173d Airborne Brigade at LZ English, and the 84th Engineers at San Tan.

VNIT-843 Pacification-IV CTZ, RVN

Interview with legal officer at DMAC concerning Phung Hoang program.

VNIT-844 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division

Interview conducted 11 March 1971 with LTC William Davidson, executive officer, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division. Discusses support for RVNAF Laotian operation. Describes Operation DEWEY CANYON II and use of battlefield surveillance sensors and ground radars. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-845 II Field Force, Vietnam

Interview conducted 11 May 1970 with LTG Michael Davison, Commanding General, II Field Force. Discusses the planning and operations with respect to the Cambodian incursion. Concentrates on intelligence prior to and during the operation. Interview conducted by AP Correspondent George Esper.

VNIT-846 USMC Advisory Effort

Interviews conducted 24 July 1970 with MAJ E.G. Rivers and MAJ E.O. Bierman. USMC advisors. Discusses differences between U.S. Army and USMC advisory effort. Covers operations in Cambodia and Army role in air mobility support.

VNIT-847 Signal Officers Conference

Proceedings of Signal Officers Conference at USARV on 27 November 1970.

VNIT-848 21st Signal Group

Interview conducted 9 January 1971 with COL J.P. Mattern, 21st Signal Group. Responsible for fixed tactical communications in II Corps.

VNIT-849 1st Signal Brigade

Interview conducted 6 March 1971 with LTC M.L. Redd, Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Training, 1st Signal Brigade. Covers planning details and computer techniques.

VNIT-850 Signal Corps, Vietnam

Interviews with MAJ Charles Fletcher, Commander, E Company, 43d Signal Battalion; and Mr. R.W. Abney, Tech Rep, Collins Radio Company. Covers various communications issues.

VNIT-851 HQ, USARV Commanders Conference, 3-6 June 1970

Covers Vietnamization Program, U.S. aviation support for ARVN Operations, various logistics systems.

VNIT-852 Signal Corps RVN

Set of colored slides concerning Vietnamization Briefing from Plans Division, 1st Signal Brigade.

VNIT-853 ARVN Training

Interview conducted with COL D.H. Laurier, Senior Advisor, RVNAF Infantry School, Thu Duc, RVN.

VNIT-854 MAT Teams, Pacification

Interview with MAJ Donald Moriarty, Operations Officer, USARV Advisors School.

VNIT-855 Pacification

Interview conducted with CPT Ronald Osimo, District Senior Advisor, Ben Cat District, Binh Duong, RVN.

VNIT-856 Pacification

Interview conducted with LTC Carl Smith, Province Senior Advisor, Phuoc Tong Province, RVN.

VNIT-857 XM3 Personnel Detector

Interview with CPT Curtis Holmes, XM3 Personnel Detector Representative, Logistics Assistance Office, Vietnam. Covers use of system in Vietnam and limitations and restrictions. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-858 Surveillance-Target Acquisition-Night Observation (STANO)

Interview with LTC William Mackey, Chief, STANO Branch, DCSOPS, HQ, USARV. Discusses management and operations of STANO in Vietnam. Covers LAM SON 719 in Laos, differences in Army and Air Force Programs, and Vietnamization. Interview by 16th mHD

VNIT-859 Comptroller Activities in Vietnam

Interview with Colonel Harvey Dickerson, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Comptroller, HQ, USARV. Covers activities in connection with LAM SON 719 in Laos, JUMPS, open mess operations, finance issues. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-860 Safety Branch

Interview with Mr. Willard Baker, Director, Safety Branch, DCSP&A, HQ, USARV. Discusses vehicle and aircraft accidents, drownings, fraggings, and the impact of drugs and alcohol on the accident rate. Interview by 16th MHD..

VNIT-861 18th Engineer Brigade

Exit interview with MG H.C. Schrader, Commander, 18th Engineer Brigade. Covers his tour as Commanding General.

VNIT-863 222d Aviation Battalion (Combat)

End of Tour interview with LTC A.E. Dewey, Commander, 222d Combat Aviation Battalion. Relates experiences with CH-54's, armed ships, equipment and personnel programs.

VNIT-873 ADCSP&A, HQs, USARV

Interview conducted 3 May 1971 with COL Walter Root, ADCSP&A, HQ, USARV. Discusses racial problems, drugs, fraggings, other morale and personnel problems.

VNIT-874 Engineers in RVN

Exit interview with LTC D.P. Jack, Chief, Contracting Division, Facilities Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Engineer Command, Vietnam.

VNIT-875 46th Engineer Battalion

Interview conducted 10 April 1971 with LTC J.E. Baldwin, Commander, 46th Engineer Battalion. Relates problems and accomplishments of this road building unit. Covers personnel problems, drugs, equipment.

VNIT-876 20th Engineer Brigade

Interview conducted 8 April 1971 with LTC Nelson Conover, Chief of Operations, 20th Engineer Brigade. Discusses roadbuilding problems, use of materials and equipment, and climate.

VNIT-877 20th Engineer Battalion

Interview with LTC R.L. Curl, Commander, 20th Engineer Battalion, specializing in longterm projects. Discusses unrealistic goals in roadbuilding, drug problems, security lapses, and others.

VNIT-878 937th Engineer Group

Interview with COL Schuder, Commander, 937th Engineer Group. Describes effects of the drawdown on his unit.

VNIT-879 Engineers in RVN

Interview with LTC J.L. Moffat, Director of Materials, USAECV. Relates problems and experiences as Deputy Engineer I Field Force, Vietnam.

VNIT-881 USARV Information Officer

Interview conducted 15 May 1971 with COL Alfred Mock, USARV Information Officer. Discusses division of responsibility between USARV and MACV Information Offices. Discusses impressions of press in Vietnam.

VNIT-883 Pacification/Advisory Effort

Interview with COL Jack Weissinger, PSA, Hau Nghia Province, III CTZ, RVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-884 US Advisory Effort/ARVN

Interview with LTC Charles Burns, Senior Advisor, RVNAF Armor School. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-885 164th Aviation Group

Interview conducted June 13, 1971, with COL Leo Soucek, Commander, 164th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. Topics include aircraft, personnel, maintenance, drug problems, and others.

VNIT-886 14th Engineer Battalion

Interview with LTC R.H. Carpenter, Commander, 14th Engineer Battalion. Covers operations in DEWEY CANYON II and LAM SON 719.

VNIT-887 Engineers in Vietnam

Interviews with MAJ R.A. Miles, Brigade Engineer, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division; CPT G.B. Schoerner, Commander, A Company, 7th Engineer Battalion; and 1lt A.B. Ackerman, Assistant Brigade Engineer, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division. Discus planning and execution of Engineer effort in DEWEY CANYON/LAM SON 719 operations.

VNIT-888 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry

Interview conducted 22 June 1971 with LTC James Sawey, Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-889 11th Infantry Brigade, 23d (Americal) Infantry Division (Americal), S-2

Interview conducted 31 May 1971 with Major Frederick Wilmouth, Brigade S-2. Discusses unit headquarters move to the DMZ during Lam Son 719. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-889 (a)23d Infantry Division (Americal), Chief of Staff

Interview conducted 10 April 1971 with Colonel Alphus Clark, Division Chief of Staff. Discusses mission and various problems. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-890 196th Brigade, 23d Infantry Division (Americal)

Interview conducted 9 June 1971 with Colonel William Hathaway, Commander, 196th Infantry Brigade. Discusses problems facing him and his subordinate commanders. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-891 45th Engineer Group

Interview conducted 8 March 1971 with COL McIntyre, Commander, 45th Engineer Group. Discusses execution of Engineer efforts in DEWEY CANYON II/LAM SON 719.

VNIT-892 Engineers in Vietnam

Interview with COL J.H. Mason, XXIV Corps Engineer. Discusses planning and execution of Engineer operations in DEWEY CANYON II, LAM SON 719.

VNIT-893 326th Engineer Battalion

Interview conducted 18 March 1971 with Major G.A. Schneepeck, XO, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Commanded TF 326 during DEWEY CANYON/LAM SON 719.

VNIT-894 52d Signal Battalion

Interview conducted 18 June 1971 with LTC F.J. Schober, Commander, 52d Signal Battalion. Supports Delta Regional Advisory Command and Sea Lords Communications.

VNIT-895 Signal Corps in Thailand

Interviews with MAJ H. Wolf, Commander, AMSF, Bangkok; and Mr. B. Mangum, Special Assistant to Director of Logistics, 29th Signal Group. Discusses supply and maintenance problems.

VNIT-896 29th Signal Group in Thailand

Interview with CPT George Mason, Plans Branch, Operations Division, 29th Signal Group.

VNIT-897 27th Engineer Battalion

Interview conducted on 21 March 1971 with LTC R. Journes, Commander, 27th Engineer Battalion. Discusses planning and execution of LAM SON 719/DEWEY CANYON.

VNIT-898 DEPCORDS, II CTZ

Interview with Mr. Edward Long, DEPCORDS, II CTZ. Head of pacification effort in II CTZ.

VNIT-899 Engineers in Vietnam

Interview conducted 1 July 1971 with COL W.S. Nichols, Director of Construction, U.S. Army Engineer Command, Vietnam. Discusses staff supervision of all Army construction in Vietnam.

VNIT-900 92d Engineer Battalion

Interview conducted 1 July 1971 with LTC C.E. Eastburn, Commander, 92d Engineer Battalion. Discusses heavy base construction projects.

VNIT-901 379th Signal Battalion in Thailand

Interview with LTC J.B. Ottinger, Commander, 379th Signal Battalion. Commercial and AUTOVON communications. Discusses how unit functions.

VNIT-902 212th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Interview with LTC C.A. Wilson, Commander, 212th Combat Aviation Battalion. Discusses problems and accomplishments, including LAM SON 719, drug problems, helicopter survivability.

VNIT-903 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division

After action report, 3 May 1971. Warrant Officer Houser discusses Cambodian enemy positions and relates his ordeal after being shot down. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-904 Force Development Division

Interview conducted 17 May 1971 with COL Jones Epps, Chief, Force Development Division, DCSOPS, USARV. Discusses implementation of New Army Authorization System (NAADS) and its successor TAADS.

VNIT-905 Commanding General, II FFV

Interview with LTG Michael Davison, Commanding General II Field Force. Provides overview of operations in III CTZ and Cambodia by US/FWMF/RVNAF forces. Discusses pacification, territorial forces, Phoenix and Chieu Hoi programs, morale problems and Vietnamization.

VNIT-906 173d Airborne Brigade

Interviews with Battalion Commander, Brigade S-3, Executive Officer, 173 Airborne Brigade. Numerous types of actions. Interview by 24th MHD.

VNIT-907 29th General Support Group

Interview conducted 21 May 1971 with COL James Albertson, 29th General Support Group, US Army Support Command, Saigon. Discusses the mission of the group in Cambodian and Laotian operations. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-907(a)3d Ordnance Battalion

Interview with LTC Harold Echols, Commander, 3d Ordnance Battalion. Outlines battalion's mission and procedures used to solve problems. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-907(b)79th Maintenance Battalion

Interview with MAJ Bruce Holroyd, Materiel Officer, 79th Maintenance Battalion. Describes KEYSTONE program, accepting equipment from redeploying units. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-907(c)79th Maintenance Battalion

Interview with LTC Edward Phillips, Commander, 79th Maintenance Battalion. Discusses unit mission, KEYSTONE operation. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-908 266th Supply and Service Battalion

Interview with LTC Leo Brooks, Commander, 266th Supply and

service battalion. Discusses missions and problems. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-908(a)159th Transportation Battalion

Interview with LTC Norman Ward, Commander, 159th Transportation Battalion. Subjects discussed include combat service support for Delta operations, Project Buddy, Arvnization, civilian contractors, and security. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-909 6th Transportation Battalion

Interview with LTC Cyrus Williams, Commander, 6th Transportation Battalion. Discusses convoy and ammunition clearance operations. Also covers maintenance, security, drugs and racial problems. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-909(a)185th Maintenance Battalion

Interview with LTC E.A. Viereck, Commander 185th Maintenance Battalion. Discusses problems peculiar to contact team maintenance. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-909(b)610th Maintenance Battalion

Interview with LTC Etzler, Commander, 610th Maintenance Battalion. Discusses maintenance support to non-divisional and ARVN units. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-910 US Army Support Command, Assistant Chief of Staff, Supply

Interview with MAJ Eugene Gibson Wentworth, Assistant Chief of Staff, Supply, HQs, US Army Support Command. Discusses supply as it is affected by the enemy and terrain. Covers contractors and use of computers. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-911 US Army Marine Maintenance Activity, Long Binh

Interview with MAJ Charles Andrean, Commander, US Army Marine Maintenance Activity. Discusses mission of providing maintenance to all US Army watercraft in USARV. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-911(a)US Army Support Command, Saigon

Interview with CPT Gary Tillery, Laundry and Bath Officer, US Army Support Command. Discusses Army field and contract laundries and the performance of Vietnamese and Koreans in this area. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-911(b)US Army Depot, Long Binh

Interview with COL Robert Pearson, Commander, US Army Depot, Long Binh. Discusses unit mission, utility of computers, personnel problems and use of civilian contractors. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-912 23d (Americal) Infantry Division Artillery

Interview conducted 28 March 1968 with COL Mason Young, Division Artillery Commander. Discusses organization of artillery units for Task Force Oregon. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-913 145th Aviation Battalion (Combat)

Interview conducted 13 July 1971 with LTC Richard Kenyon, Commander, 145th Combat Aviation Battalion. Covers unit mission and various command issues. Interview by 1st Aviation Brigade Historian.

VNIT-914 23d Supply and Transport Battalion

Interview with LTC Stanley Levinson, Commander, 23d S&T Battalion, 23d Infantry Division. Discusses unit mission supporting 23d Division. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-915 523d Signal Battalion

Interview with LTC James Schumway, Commander, 523d Signal Battalion, 23d Infantry Division. Covers unit mission, repair part problems, support for LAM SON 719, drug problems, and training support for the 2d ARVN Division. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-916 723d Maintenance Battalion

Interview with LTC Sidney Crabtree, Commander, 723d Maintenance Battalion, 23d Infantry Division. Discusses unit support of LAM SON 719, maintenance problems. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-917 Pacification/US Advisory Effort

Interviews with Province S-3 advisors from Kien Giang and An Xuyen Provinces, IV CTZ.

VNIT-918 ARVN Combat

Interviews with COL A.W. Pense, COL James Vaught, MAJ K. Fogelquirt, senior advisors to ARVN airborne division in Operation LAM SON 719 in Laos.

VNIT-919 Corps of Engineers, Vietnam

Interview conducted 25 July 1971 with Major General Charles Noble, Commanding General, U.S. Army Engineer Command. Discusses problems encountered, LAM SON 719 and lessons learned, logistics, maintenance, and Vietnamization. Interview by Corps of Engineers Historian.

VNIT-920 165th Aviation Group (Combat)

Interview conducted 22 July 1971 with COL George Kelly, Commander, 165th Combat Aviation Group. Discusses quality of training, air traffic controllers, maintenance, drug problems.

VNIT-921 23d Infantry Division, G-2

Interview with LTC Pursell, Division G-2, February-July 1971. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-921(a)123d Aviation Battalion

Interview conducted 19 July 1971 with LTC Vissers, Commander, 123d Aviation Battalion, 23d Infantry Division. Discusses missions, unit problems, Warrant Officer Flight Program, drugs, racial tension, discipline, effect of Vietnam War on Army establishment. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-922 223d Aviation Battalion

Interview conducted 2 August 1971 with LTC G. Kirklighter, Commander, 223d Aviation Battalion. Discusses wide range of personal experiences.

VNIT-923 Engineers in Vietnam

Interview conducted 20 July 1971 with COL K.E. McIntyre, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Engineer Command, Vietnam. Also covers his tour as commander of 45th Engineer Group.

VNIT-924 23d Infantry Division, Infantry Battalion Commander

Interview conducted 8 August 1971 with LTC John Luke, (does not list unit). Discusses tactics, causes of friendly casualties, junior officer performance, drug and racial problems, effect of Vietnam War on the Army. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-924(a)23d Infantry Division Support Command

Interview conducted 21 July 1971 with LTC James Harris. Discusses mission of DISCOM, drug and racial problems, effect of Vietnam War on U.S. Army. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-925 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Deputy Commander for Support

Interview conducted 16 July 1971 with COL Richard Harris. Discusses duties as DISCOM Commander, redeployment, and the change in aviation organization. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-926 Clearing of U-Minh Forest

Interviews with ARVN 21st Division Advisors on campaign to clear the U-Minh Forest, IV CTZ. Senior Advisor, G-3 Advisor, Acting Senior Advisor, G-4 Advisor, G-3 Plans Officer; all of the 21st Division. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-927 4th Infantry Division, Assistant Division Commander

Interview conducted 8 December 1970 with Brigadier General Kendall. Interview by 29th MHD.

VNIT-928 3d Brigade (SEP), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

Interview conducted 6 June 1971 with Major Thomas Tedrick, US Air Force. Discusses FAC operations with the 1st Cavalry Division. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-929 Pacification/U.S. Advisors

Interview conducted with CPT Raymond Gosselin, Personnel Officer, HQS, CORDS, Bien Hoa, SVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-930 Pacification/U.S. Advisory Effort

Interview with COL Richard Kotite, Senior Advisor, Capitol Military Advisory Team. (Saigon) Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-931 Logistical Activity-Redeployment

Interview conducted 3 September 1969 with LTC P. Roddy, Director of Maintenance, Saigon Support Command. Discusses redeployment planning for the 9th Division. Interview by 15th MHD.

VNIT-932 Logistical Activity

Interview conducted 7 August 1969 with Major General Heiser. Covers logistics operations, organization, and procedures during MG Heiser's tenure of command.

VNIT-933 Water Terminal Operations

Interview conducted 22 July 1971 with COL John Leary, Commander, 4th Transportation Command, USASUPCOM. Discussion of waterways and motor transport operations and procedures, maintenance and security. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-933(a) Logistical Activity

Interview conducted 27 July 1971 with COL Williams Huggins, Commander, Delta Logistical Support Activity/ 48th Transportation Group, USASUPCOM. Discussion of supply procedures in the Delta, work of civilian contractors, problems and lessons learned, troop morale and drugs. Interview by 35th MHD.

VNIT-934 U.S. Army Aviation: Vietnam

Interview conducted 30 August 1971 with LTC E.A. Smart, Commander, 7/17 Air Cavalry Squadron. Discusses aircraft, command problems, effects of terrain and climate. Interview by HQS, 1st Aviation Brigade

VNIT-935 Army Aviation-Vietnam

Interview conducted 5 September 1971 with LTC G. Shallcross, Commander, 7/1st Air Cavalry Squadron. Discusses command experiences, aircraft, personnel, maintenance, drug and morale problems.

VNIT-936 23d Infantry Division, Artillery Battalion Commander

Interview conducted 25 August 1971 with LTC Ray. Discusses problems of an artillery battalion commander in Vietnam.

3d MHD.

VNIT-937 23d Infantry Division: Observations Made by Major Ogilvy, New Zealand Army

Interview conducted 30 August 1971 with Major Ogilvy, New Zealand Army. Discusses differences between US and New Zealand Armies in counterinsurgency operations, tactics, soldier attitudes, training, leadership, and discipline. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-938 Chief, Transportation, DCSLOG, USARV

Interview conducted 17 July 1971 with COL John Kirchenstein, Chief, Transportation, DCSLOG, USARV. Covers transportation problems faced by US and ARVN forces during redeployment and Vietnamization. Port operations, Land lines of communication, labor problems, and ammo handling. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-939 HQs, USARV Commanders Conference for Visit by Secretary of the Army Resor

Comprehensive review of the state of the Army in Vietnam prepared for Secretary of the Army Resor. (23 April 1971) Covers redeployment and Vietnamization program, personnel and morale problems.

VNIT-940 HQ MACV Drug Abuse Conference (26 August 1971)

Comprehensive conference presenting views of MACV and the services regarding aspects of the drug problem in Vietnam.

VNIT-941 HQ USARV Commandant and Commander Long Binh Post

Interview conducted 11 August 1971 with COL Frank Osiecki, HQ, USARV Commandant. Discusses organization of USARV Special Troops, personnel and logistics problems. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-942 HQ, USARV Conference (8 July 1971)

Comprehensive conference covering drug abuse, fragging, modern volunteer Army, morale problems, racial discord, military justice, redeployment, and ammo supply.

VNIT-943 Drug Abuse Branch, Special Personnel Actions Division, USARV

Interview with MAJ Francis Fishburne, Chief, Plans and Policies Section, Drug Abuse Branch. Tape describes programs for rehabilitation and tests. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-944 23d Infantry Division, Assistant Division Aviation Officer

Interview conducted 2 September 1971 with LTC O'Kane, Assistant Division Aviation Officer. Discusses command structure for aviation assets in the division, FLIR, VNAF, Warrant Officer aviator program, and use of the helicopter in a support role. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-945 23d Infantry Division, Division Artillery Commander

Interview conducted 14 September 1971 with COL Sadler, Division Artillery Commander. Comments on employment of artillery in the 23d Division, new developments, counter-fire capabilities, ARVN artillery capabilities, drug, racial, and discipline problems within division artillery, quality and performance of junior NCO's and officers. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-946 Staff Chaplain, USARV

Interview conducted 23 June 1971 with COL Leonard Stegman. Tape provides description of chaplain's duties in Vietnam, functions of USARV Chaplain. Discusses drug abuse, racial discord, other personnel and morale problems. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-947 USARV Drug Abuse Conference (4 August 1971)

Overall view of drug abuse program in the Army in Vietnam. Discusses amnesty program and urinalysis.

VNIT-948 18th Military Police Brigade

Interview with Brigadier General W. K. Wittwer, Commander, 18th Military Police Brigade. Covers Cambodia, convoy operations, new equipment, crime coverage, stockade problems, and drug problems.

VNIT-949 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division

Combat After Action Report (3-5 September 1971). Ranger Team 71 conducts Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol operation and locates a bunker complex. Interview by 14th MHD.

VNIT-950 III CTZ Information Officer

Interview with III Corps Tactical Zone Information Officer. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-951 Intelligence

Panel interview with 219th Military Intelligence Detachment, Order of Battle Section, III CTZ, Vietnam. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-952 ARVN/US Advisory Effort

Interview with COL Lawrence Hoyt, Senior Advisor, 25th ARVN Division, III CTZ, Vietnam. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-953 Long Binh Post Detoxification Centar

Major B. Lord, Chaplain, explains the drug treatment program. 18 August 1971. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-954 37th Signal Battalion

Interview conducted 11 August 1971 with LTC B.L. Stewart, Commander, 37th Signal Battalion. Explains mission, equipment, and operations in support of XXIV Corps. Much of the tape devoted to race relations. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-955 459th Signal Battalion

Interview conducted 17 August 1971 with LTC A.E. Sanderlin, Commander, 459th Signal Battalion. Provides communications support to all military and U.S. government agencies in the Khanh Hoa and Darlac provinces. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-956 Pacification

Interview with Senior Operations Officer, Dinh Tuong Province; Senior RF/PF advisor, Kien Hoa Province; and Senior Operations Officer, Kien Hoa Province. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-957 Pacification

Interview with Province Senior Advisor, Kien Hoa Province, IV CTZ, Vietnam. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-958 Chief, Operations and Training Division, DCSOPS, USARV

Interview conducted 16 September 1971 with COL Walter Meinzen, Chief, Operations and Training Division. Interview covers Lam Son 719, especially coordination between US and ARVN, Vietnamization, logistical actions pertaining to Class V support, installation defense. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-959 Engineers in Vietnam-Civilian Contract

Interview conducted 29 July 1971 with Mr. Charles Leightner, General Manager Representative (MR1) for Pacific Architects and Engineers whose job it is to evaluate problems in facilities engineer support. Discusses relations with Philco-Ford people in the north.

VNIT-960 Engineers in Vietnam

Interview conducted 18 August 1971 with Mr. William Lane, General Manager Representative (MR2) for Pacific Architects and Engineers. Coordinates with Directorate of Contract Management for matters affecting facilities engineering contract.

VNIT-961 Engineers: Civilian Contract

Interview conducted 31 July 1971 with Mr. L. Farnum, Philco-Ford Installation Manager for Da Nang area.

VNIT-962 Engineers: Civilian Contract

Interview conducted 28 July 1971 with LTC P.F. Barlow, Acting District Engineer, Northern District. Discusses relations with contract support from Philco-Ford and PA&E.

VNIT-963 Engineers in Vietnam

Interview conducted 11 August 1971 with COL M. M. Wood, Deputy Engineer, USARENGROCOMDV. Relates experiences with PA&E and Philco-Ford, and wide range of engineering experiences.

VNIT-964 Engineer Effort: Vietnam

Interview conducted 19 August 1971 with LTC P.D. Matthews, District Engineer for the Central District. Oversees the operation of 4000 civilian technicians.

VNIT-965 34th Engineer Battalion

Interview conducted 13 September 1971 with LTC F.A. Saronowski, Commander, 34th Engineer Battalion. Discusses mission related to the LOC Program, problems in roadbuilding, troop morale and equipment/supply problems.

VNIT-966 34th Engineer Group

Interview conducted 14 September 1971 with COL J.F. McElhenny, Commander, 34th Engineer Group. Discusses ARVN engineers, relations with other commands, mission and accomplishments.

VNIT-967 Services Division, DCSLOG, USARV

Interview conducted with COL Donald Gellnicht, Chief, Services Division. Tape covers many supply and support problems existing in Vietnam in 1970-1971. Discussions on Vietnamization and support of Lam Son 719. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-968 Staff Judge Advocate Conference

Conference conducted 2 September 1971 provides overall review of the operation of the Army's legal system in Vietnam. Also covers morale, narcotics and racial problems in the context of military justice.

VNIT-969 Chief, Plans Division, DCSOPS, USARV

Interview with COL Russell McGovern, Chief, Plans Division. Describes planning for reduction of US forces in Vietnam. Special subjects include strategy and tactics adopted during redeployment and Lam Son 719. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-970 Chief, Ammunition Division, DCSLOG, USARV

Interview with COL Ernest Crist, Chief, Ammunition Division. Explains supply economy measures with regard to ammunition. Also Vietnamization of ammo system and Lam Son 719. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-971 USARV Commanders Conference

Conference conducted 3 September 1971. Topics include personnel problems, racial incidents, drug abuse, logistics and problems related to redeployment.

VNIT-972 DA Logistics Conference

Conference conducted 17 September 1971. Principal speakers were LTG Heiser, DCSLOG and LTG McCaffrey, DCG, USARV. Topics include Vietnamization of Army logistical support, current and future redeployment programs.

VNIT-973 29th Signal Battalion

Interview conducted 28 April 1971 with MAJ E.L. T. Hoag, Branch Chief, Plans and Training Branch, Operations Division. relates planning and guidance of the 29th Signal Battalion.

VNIT-974 USARV-USARPAC Logistics Conference

Conference held 6-7 June 1971 covers wide range of logistical problems associated with current operations, Vietnamization, and redeployment. Includes phase down of Cam Ranh Bay and maintenance problems.

VNIT-975 USARV Drug Abuse Briefing for DEPCOMUSMACV General Weyand

Briefing conducted 7 July 1971 covers complete spectrum of drug abuse problems within USARV. Includes testing, detoxification, amnesty and magnitude of the problem.

VNIT-976 USARV Command and Staff Conference Logistical Update

Conference held 25 May 1971 covers wide range of logistical problems related to redeployment and Vietnamization, theft, local labor, ammunition, and maintenance.

VNIT-977 USARV Command Briefing for General Rosson, CINCUSARPAC

Briefing held 12 May 1971 covers Vietnamization, logistical problems, base deactivation and redeployment, transportation and POL.

VNIT-978 Chief, Retrograde Division, DCSLOG, USARV

Interview conducted 15 October 1971 with Chief, Retrograde Division, covers retrograde logistics actions, Vietnamization, and impact of Lam Son 719. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-979 Pacification/Advisors

Interview with MAJ James Kennedy concerning Advisory Field Logistical Support System, III CTZ, RVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-980 Pacification

Interview with LTC Frank Gardner, Deputy Province Senior Advisor, Bien Hoa Province, III CTZ, RVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-981 Pacification

Interview with LTC Jack Cantrell, Province Senior Advisor, Binh Tuy Province, III CTZ, RVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-982 Pacification

Interview with LTC John Kwasigroch, Deputy Province Senior Advisor, Phuoc Tuy Province, III CTZ, RVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-983 Engineers

Interview with LTC Walter Hayes, 3d Region Assistant Command Engineer. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-984 Chief of Staff, Danang Support Command

Interview conducted 15 September 1971 with Colonel Charles Conrad, Chief of Staff, Danang Support Command. Discussion of logistics activities and performance during Colonel Conrad's tour, includes discussion of equipment retrograde and Lam Son 719. Interview by 47th MHD.

VNIT-985 USARV Briefing for General Abrams

Briefing conducted 25 May 1971 covers personnel and morale problems in the Army in Vietnam, redeployment, ammunition supply problems, and budgetary restrictions.

VNIT-986 Cambodian Pilot Training

Interview conducted 24 December 1970 with CPT Charles Hoskinson and CPT Paul Turcotte covers special training program by USARV to train Cambodian helicopter pilots. Interview by 8th MHD.

VNIT-987 USARV Commanders Conference

Conference conducted 21 April 1971 covers personnel and morale problems, race relations, military justice, AWOL, and drug problems. Also some coverage of logistical problems.

VNIT-988 XXIV Corps, G-2

Interview conducted with COL Lee Doyle covering intelligence operations in XXIV Corps during first half of 1971. Discusses functions of Corps G-2 and field operations. Also covers ARVN intelligence operations in Lam Son 719. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-989 Special Assistant for Drug Policies and Programs

Interview conducted 9 November 1971 with Chaplain (LTC) Benjamin Smith, Chief, Human Relations Branch and Special Assistant for Drug Policies and Programs, DCSP&A, USARV. Covers wide range of morale problems in Vietnam, including racial tension, morale problems during stand down, and drug problems. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-990 Thai Forces

Interview with CPT Paul Monacelli, Intelligence Liaison to RTAVF. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-991 Staff Judge Advocate, USARV

Interview conducted 17 June 1971 with COL Vernon Newman, Staff Judge Advocate. Covers legal problems confronting U.S. Army in Vietnam, including contract claims, military justice, confinement, drug and racial problems. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-992 Fire Support Coordination Element Chief, XXIV Corps Artillery

Interview with LTC John Ridgway, Fire Support Coordination Element Chief, describes operations in I CTZ during 1970-1971. Covers operations in support of Lam Son 719, 720 and 810, use of sensors, ammo supply, and target acquisition. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-993 XXIV Corps, Corps Chaplain

Interview conducted 29 November 1971 with Chaplain (COL) Robert Plocki, Corps Chaplain. covers chaplain and personnel problems 1970-1971 in I CTZ. Discusses morale, drug and racial problems. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-994 XXIV Corps, Corps Surgeon

Interview conducted 1 December 1971 with COL James Amos, Corps Surgeon, covers wide range of medical and personnel/morale problems during 1970-1971. Topics include casualty rates, types of casualties, aeromedical evacuation, drug problems, and medical problems. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-995 MACV Drug Abuse Conference

Conference conducted 7 October 1971 covers topics such as detection and treatment of drug users in Vietnam. Compares Army, Air Force, and Navy programs.

VNIT-996 ARVN/Advisory Effort

Interview with MAJ John Morgan, Senior Advisor to 84th ARVN Ranger Battalion, III Corps Ranger Command, RVN. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-997 Americal Division, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver)

Interview conducted 22 June 1968 with Brigadier General George Young discusses his tour with the division. Covers logistics, support, intelligence, battlefield mobility, organization, task force concept, training and tactical short-comings. Interview by G-3, Americal Division

VNIT-998 Americal Division (General Interviews)

Series of interviews conducted February-March 1969 for use in the division history.

VNIT-999 23d (Americal) Division

Interview conducted 3 September 1969 with COL J.W. Donaldson, Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff for the Division.

VNIT-1000 23d (Americal) Infantry Division

Interview conducted 31 May 1968 with Major General Samuel Koster. Covers mobility, close air support,mines and booby traps, counter-rocket defense, logistics, intelligence, night tactical operations, the individual soldier, ARVN, and the "quick reaction" concept. Interview by G-3, Americal Division

VNIT-1001 23d (Americal) Infantry Division

Interview conducted in September 1967 with General Linnell, Commander 196th Light Brigade, and LTC Conklin, Division G-5 discuss unit problems, achievements, and civil affairs.

VNIT-1002 XXIV Corps, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4

Interview conducted 6 January 1972 with COL Henry Hutcheson, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4. Discusses logistical problems associated with Lam Son 719, redeployment, and Vietnamization. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-1003 Artillery-US Advisory Effort

Interview with Senior Artillery Advisor, MR IV, Vietnam. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-1004 Redeployment Planning

Interview with Major David Case, Field Artillery, G-3 Plans, HQ TRAC, III CTZ, Vietnam. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1005 XXIV Corps, Deputy Chief of Staff

Interview conducted in March 1972 with COL R.L. Freeland, Deputy Chief of Staff, XXIV Corps. Covers LAM SON 719, Vietnamization, morale and discipline, organization of the XXIV Corps. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-1006 Vietnamization-Advisory Effort

Interview with Brigadier General Billy Vaugn, Chief of Staff TRAC, Vietnam. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1007 23d Infantry Division, Assistant Division Commander

Interview conducted 12 November 1971 with Brigadier General Bertram Gorwitz, Assistant Division Commander. Discusses support of ARVN in I CTZ. Also covers division role in Vietnamization, personnel, drugs, morale, training, and motivation. Interview by 3d MHD.

VNIT-1008 US Advisors/FWMAF

Five interviews with US Liaison Officers to the Royal Thai Volunteer Army Force, III CTZ, Vietnam. CPT John Cregen-Technical Supply LNO, COL Howard Parkes-Senior Liaison Officer, LTC Robert Gruen-Deputy Liaison Officer for Admin and Logistics, Major John Cash-Special Liaison Officer, and Captain George Sheriden-Special Liaison Officer. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1009 US Advisor to ARVN

Interview with LT William Schofield, Senior Liaison Officer, 51st ARVN Ranger Battalion, TRAC, Vietnam. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1010 198th Infantry Brigade, 23d Infantry Division

Interview conducted 9 October 1971 with Colonel Charles Smith, Commander, 198th Infantry Brigade. Describes brigade's activities, relations with ARVN. Candid comments about ARNV's ability to take over area of operations. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-1011 196th Infantry Brigade, 23d Infantry Division

Interview conducted 9 October 1971 with COL Rutland Beard, Commander, 196th Infantry Division. Summarizes brigade operations, constraints such as lack of air support and artillery rules of engagement. Comments also on morale, motivation, and training of US soldier. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-1012 XXIV Corps, Provost Marshal

Interview with COL Paul Albertos, Provost Marshal, XXIV Corps, 1971-72. Covers general activities of provost marshal activities. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-1013 Vietnam Military Police and Prisoners of War

Interview with MAJ Paul Lyon, Senior Advisor to 3d QC Battalion and Bien Hoa POW Camp. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1014 11th Armored Cavalry

Interview with COL Donn Starry, Commander, 11th ACR. Emphasizes role of 11th ACR and discusses planning, logistics, intelligence concept of operations. Evaluates ARVN and enemy forces in Cambodia. Interview by 45th MHD.

VNIT-1015 Pacification-Vietnam Politics

Interview with Mr. John Lyle, Special Assistant to DEPCORDS for Political Affairs, II CTZ. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1016 Records Management 1970-1972

Interview with Carrol Priem, Records Management Officer, HQ, MACV. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1017 Legal Activities, III CTZ

Interview with CPT Robert Gallenstein, Deputy STA TRAC. 1970-1972. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1018 XXIV Corps, Corps Engineer

Interview conducted 8 April 1972 with Colonel George Price, Corps Engineer, XXIV Corps. Overall view of engineer activities in I CTZ with emphasis on command arrangements, coordination with USARV, ARVN engineers capability, Typhoon Hester, and basic tasks such as LOC improvement, land clearing, and fire base construction. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-1019 North Vietnamese Offensive in III CTZ, 1-18 April 1972

Interview with Major Peter Bentson, TRAC G-3 Operations Officer, III CTZ. Interview by 17th MHD.

VNIT-1020 III CTZ, Vietnam

Interview with LTC Herte, Executive Officer, 199th Light Infantry Brigade. 2 April 1969.

VNIT-1021 III CTZ Chemical Operations

Interview with TRAC Chemical Officer Major Harrison.

VNIT-1022 18th Military Police Brigade

Interview with the S-1 of the 18th MP Brigade covering administration, roles, missions and activities of the brigade. 1971-1972.

VNIT-1023 Joint Customs Group

Interview covers enforcement of MACV directives concerning customs checks at sea and aerial ports in Vietnam. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-1024 1st Signal Brigade Drug Abuse Program

1st Signal Brigade Drug Abuse Officer interviews. Generally outlines the organization of the program. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-1025 US Advisory Effort and RVNAF 1964-1972

Interview with Major General John Freund. Interview by OCMH.

VNIT-1026 LAM SON 719

Interview with Major Kotowski, G-2.

VNIT-1027 9th Marines-DEWEY CANYON and Norton Falls

VNIT-1028 REFORGER Exercise 1971

1st Division activities in the exercise. Interview by 6th MHD.

VNIT-1029 Brigadier General Richardson

Outbriefing of KEYSTONE Operation.

VNIT-1030 NVA Offensive 1972

Interview with LTC Heath Twichell, Advisor, 57th Regiment, 3d ARVN Division 1971-1972. Covers build-up of forces, conduct of NVA attack, and ARVN response. Interview by OCMH.

VNIT-1031 Civic Action: I Corps 1971

Interview with CPT D.L. Montgomery discusses civic action, revolutionary development, advisors. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-1032 XXIV Corps Change of Command Ceremonies

XXIV Corps, Da Nang, Vietnam. 1969 LTG Stilwell. 1970 LTG Zais.

VNIT-1033 XXIV Corps, G-1

Interview with COL Lewis Bauman, G-1, XXIV Corps. Covers move to Da Nang from Phu Bai. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-1034 XXIV Corps, G-2

Interview conducted 24 February 1970 with COL O.B. Patton, G-2, XXIV Corps. Interview by 31st MHD.

VNIT-1035 Engineer Activities 1971-1972

Interview with Major General R. P. Young. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-1036 Signal Activities, Vietnam

Interview with LTC Freeman concerning signal support from Thailand, 1971-1972. Interview by 23d MHD.

VNIT-1037 40th Signal Battalion

Interview with LTC R. Morgan, Commander, 40th Signal Battalion, 1972. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-1038 Engineer Activities 1971

Interview with Colonel J.W. Breunau, Commander, 159th Engineer Group, Vietnam. 1970-1971. Interview by 16th MHD.

VNIT-1047 Airmobile S-3

Interview conducted 15 June 1972 with LTC Robert Patton, who served as S-3 on two different tours with airmobile units in Vietnam. Discusses airmobile operations with 17th Aviation Group, 1966-1967, support of ARVN and ROK troops, evaluations of helicopter armament, 9th Infantry Division tactical innovations, warrant officer program, Cambodian operation. Interview by OCMH.

VNIT-1048 Deputy Commander, USARV

Interview conducted 12 April 1972 with Lieutenant General William McCaffery, Deputy Commanding General, USARV. Discusses General Abrams' tour as COMUSMACV. Interview by MACV Historical Office.

VNIT-1049 DCSLOG, USARV

Interview conducted 3 April 1972 with Major General Theodore Antonelli, DCSLOG, USARV. Discusses logistical operations in the context of redeployment of US troops. Interview by 16th MHD.


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