Accession Number : AD0386362

Title :   LESSONS LEARNED, HEADQUARTERS, 36TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION (TRUCK).

Descriptive Note : Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 30 Apr 67.

Corporate Author : ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 04 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The organization of the 36th Transportation Battalion (Truck) remains unchanged from the previous reporting period. While there were no attachments or detachments of units to or from this headquarters, two units were temporarily relocated from the Cam Ranh Bay area. On 14 April 1967, the 63rd Transportation Company (minus one platoon) moved to Chu Lai, RVN, in support of Operation OREGON. The third platoon of the 63rd was sent directly to Duc Pho to participate in the same operation. In addition, one platoon of the 360th Transportation Company (Medium Truck) (Petroleum) was attached to the 63rd Trans Co on 23 April 1967. Although the majority of the platoon joined the main body of the 63rd in Chu Lai, three five-ton tractors and six 5000 gallon tankers were placed in Duc Pho with the third platoon of the 63rd. The headquarters and its attached units were engaged in operations for a total of eighty-nine days during the reporting period. The primary mission of the battalion remains the support of port and beach clearance operations, with increased emphasis on line haul convoys and movement of bulk POL.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY OPERATIONS, VIETNAM), MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, CARGO VEHICLES, CARGO, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, LOGISTICS

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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