70th Engineer Battalion
Vietnam
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Authorized Strength 1966 1970 1971
Battalion
       


 With the increase of US forces in Vietnam, the 70th Engineers were alerted for another deployment. In August 1965, the battalion arrived at the port of Qui Nhon to become the first US combat Engineer unit in Vietnam. The 70th's mission upon arrival was to prepare for Operation Highland, the deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in position around An Khe. Following two years of carrying out combat engineering tasks around An Khe, the battalion was moved to Pleiku. Here it continued to perform combat engineering tasks under the 937th Engineer Group. The following year, the battalion moved once more, this time to the Ban Me Thuot area where it was primarily concerned with main supply route maintenance and bridge repair, in addition to the construction of six forward fire support bases. In October 1969, the battalion was alerted for redeployment to the United States as part of the drawdown in Vietnam. The 70th engineers moved to Fort Lewis, Washington, and were inactivated on 30 November 1969.
A-Company 70th Engineer Battalion Web site.

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