U.S. Army Unit Site Location Map in Vietnam War
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30 Jul 2006 01:47 PDT
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I am trying to locate a 1966-1967 site/postal/location map(s) of the U.S. Army's Long Binh Post (installation) in Vietnam at that time, which IDENTIFIES the SPECIFIC site location of each unit on that post. Who in the Army, Defense Department, or other Agency has it? *** Note: I have, via the Internet, obtained a xerox copy of a black/white site map of Long Binh from the Library of Congress (that shows ALL structures/tents), but apart from the hospital, jail, and ammunition depot, it DOES NOT identify which units were in what building/tent structures. In October of 1966 I was lightly wounded inside the Long Binh Ammunition Depot when the enemy succeeded in blowing up some ammunition pads, and I was treated at the infirmary of another Army unit directly across Highway 15 from the Ammunition Depot's main gates. I can narrow that location (on the Library of Congress's Long Binh map) down to 2 small groups of buildings, which probably will turn out to be either a single Army unit or two. Once I can determine the unit's name (e.g. 54th Ordance Company, 145th Engineer Battalion, etc), I can then move to the next step of locating that unit's archived medical field records for a search of my medical treatment that October night in 1966. I have not been able to find any such map or reference to same on the web, or any of the Vietnam books (i.e., Orders of Battle) referenced by the web or the Library of Congress. The Army or Defense Department must have such maps from then either archived or for study/research today. But I have no idea where to even begin. I also got nowhere by researching the US Postal Service site. Even in war zones, the Army documents and knows precisely where each unit is located within each base camp or other installation, right down to the "company" and "detachment" size...this, for operational purposes, mail, supplies, command, etc. They plot this all out on site installation maps or drawings. And they do not throw any records away. So again: Who has this map so that I can view it or purchase a copy? IT MUST SHOW WHAT UNITS ARE LOCATED WHERE WITHIN THE LONG BINH BASE CAMP (aka Post, Garrison, Military Installation) perimeter, preferably during the October 1966 period. Your assistance will be much appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: U.S. Army Unit Site Location Map in Vietnam War
From: myoarin-ga on 30 Jul 2006 03:29 PDT
As I understand it, you are looking for medical records that apparently can't be found by a direct request for them: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/medical.html http://members.aol.com/forvets/htomr.htm#mdo I trust that you have exhausted this possibility
Re: U.S. Army Unit Site Location Map in Vietnam War (myorain-ga comment)
From: lookingglass-ga on 30 Jul 2006 20:41 PDT
RE: myoarin-ga Comment: Yes, my end goal is to locate a "field" medical record that will be with the infirmary of whatever unit it was that gave me treatment during that incident. It was NOT my own unit, which was a mile or two away, nor was it a medical evacuation hospital. Therefore, that record is not/would not be in my military files at the St. Louis Records Center. I checked. It will be with the field infirmary records of that unknown unit that treated me. I can locate the structures on a site map of Long Binh Post, but that map does NOT identify what unit(s) are in those structures. Thus my question NOW is, who has, or where do I go, to get such a map of Long Binh that identifies what units are in what buildings or tents. THEN, yes, once the unit is identified, I can begin the process to track down that unit's archived field medical records. Thanks for the comment; I will check both sites you listed, but unless all field records from all individual units in Vietnam have since been digitized, and I am able to locate them by my name, it won't help until I learn the name of the unit that treated me. Since it was directly across from the Long Binh Ammunition Depot's entrances, it likely will be a support unit of some type, such as a maintenance, ordance, engineer, MP, or transportation company, battalion, brigade, or detachment. Thanks again for the input. lookingglass-ga
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