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Re: Alledged atrocities

Re: 67th engr co. dt  "yellow birds"    mca loc

From: Bill Canfield
Date: 6/23/2005
Time: 12:47:18 PM
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I was with the 67th from April '69 through May '70, principally in Vung Tau but also at Camp Viking and Dong Tam where the 2nd. platoon was headquartered. I recall that during the mid-part of '69, the company first began to receive the yellow dump trucks under the MAC-LOC initiative which was the road-building component of the "Vietnamization" program. i recall that we were tasked with training Vietnamese drivers on these particular trucks because the 5 ton trucks that we used (under our organic TO&E) were too big and complicated for the Vietnamese to use successfully. I also recall that the yellow MAC-LOC trucks were looked after by US civilians pursuant to a DoD contract. I believe that we felt that the yellow trucks were pretty damn small and under-powered compared to the 5 ton trucks that we normally used. would like to hear your recollections. My e-mail address is wbcanfield@wms-jen.com.

From: Jim Waechter jwae@jayco.net
Date: 26 Oct 2004
Time: 15:40:49
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I Joined Co. C at Dong Tam just before they moved to Ben Thuy. I was the Company Operations officer and do not remember any Lt. Hurley. I did not ever hear of any atrocities either. I also read the story and it puzzled me. I moved to HQ late in 1968.

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