By Gordon L. Rottman
The U.S. military within the Vietnam struggle 1965-73 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Publishing LtdСерия: conflict Orders 33Автор(ы): Gordon L RottmanЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2008Количество страниц: 100ISBN: 978-184603-239-4Формат: pdf OCR OGONРазмер: 34.1 mb swift IFOLDER sixty eight 1 2 three four five
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Nondivisional engineer units were under the control of US Army Engineer Command, Vietnam. The 18th Engineer Brigade supervised units in I and II CTZ while 20th Engineer Brigade did the same in III and IV CTZ. Each brigade had two or three engineer construction groups with a varying number of engineer battalions and companies attached. The 15 construction battalions built all manner of structures - buildings, bridges, airfields, and pipelines - and paved roads. The 13 combat battalions were lighter equipped and capable of simple building and facility construction, repairing roads and bridges, rehabilitating airfields, etc.
The antitank section had a one-man headquarters and two squads, each with a jeepmounted 106mm RR. These may have been deleted, or the rifles may have been mounted on rifle platoon APCs. Recognizing, in 1966, the value of a fourth rifle company and a CSC, US Army, Pacific published General Order 149 on September 10, 1967. This order authorized these companies for all infantry battalions except mechanized and the 9th InfDiv's. All other infantry, airborne, and airmobile battalions were reorganized as modified light infantry battalions.
On paper the airmobile and light platoons had one M9-7 flamethrower, and the standard rifle cOlnpany headquarters had three. Other companies lacked them, but they were simply not used in Vietnam. • 2-0-1 30 ; ST:}~ON 0-0-6 •• AIDMAN 0-0-12 •• EVAC 0-0-13 The preceding accords with the TO&Es. However, the reality was very different and bore little resemblance to published TO&Es. When units first deployed to Vietnam, they were organized and armed according to the TO&E, but with combat losses, illness, personnel detailed to firebase duties and on R&R, and slow replacement flow, platoon strength declined.