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ORDER OF BATTLE:
8th Transportation Group (Motor Transport)

    Arriving in Vietnam on 19 October 1966, the 8th Transportation Group became part of the 5th Transportation Command and was assigned to Qui Nhon. The unit had responsibility for line haul transport operations from Qui Nhon to Pleiku.

27th Transportation Battalion (Truck)
2nd Transportation Company (Med)
58th Transportation Company (Lt)
359th Transportation Company
444th Transportation Company (lt)
545th Transportation Company
585th Transportation Company (Med)
597th Transportation Company (Med)
505th Transportation Detachment (TTP)

54th Transportation Battalion (Truck)
57th Transportation Company (Lt)
512th Transportation Company (Lt)
523rd Transportation Company (Lt)
666th Transportation Company (Lt)
669th Transportation Company (Lt)

124th Transportation Battalion (Truck)
64th Transportation Company (Med)
88th Transportation Company (Lt)
541st Transportation Company (Lt)
563rd Transportation Company (Med)
28th Transportation Platoon
520 Transportation Detachment (TTP)

 

 


 

48th Transportation Group
(Motor Transport)

    The 48th Transportation Group was the first truck group to arrive in South Vietnam, deploying from Fort Eustis, Virginia. Assigned to the U. S. Army Support Command, Saigon, in May 1966, the 48th assumed command of truck companies then operating in the Saigon-Long Binh area.
 

6th Transportation Battalion (Truck)
86th Transportation Company (Medium)
87th Transportation Company (Light)
151st Transportation Company (Light)
163rd Transportation Company (Light)
261st Transportation Company (Light)
319th Transportation Company (Light)
321st Transportation Company (Medium)
352nd Transportation Company (Light)
379th Transportation Company (Medium Reefer Truck)

7th Transportation Battalion (Truck)
10th Transportation Company (Medium)
62nd Transportation Company (Medium)
233rd Transportation Company (Heavy)
379th Transportation Company
506th Transportation Detachment (TTP)
508th Transportation Detachment (TTP)
446th Transportation Company (Medium)
534th Transportation Company (Medium
538th Transportation Company (Medium POL Truck)
572nd Transportation Company (Medium)


 

500th Transportation Group
(Motor Transport)

    The 500th Group arrived in Vietnam in October 1966. Under the control of the U. S. Army Support Command, Cam Rahn Bay, they provided the cargo truck assets to clear the port at Cam Rahn Bay, and to move supplies into the interior.

36th Transportation Battalion (Truck)
442nd Transportation Company (Medium)
515th Transportation Company (Light)
529th Transportation Company (Light)
670th Transportation Company (Medium)
32nd Transportation Platoon (Reefer Truck)

39th Transportation Battalion (Truck)
63rd Transportation Company (Light)
585th Transportation Company (Medium)
630 Transportation Company (Medium)
863rd Transportation Company (Medium)
 

 

 

 

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