3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2021 9:01 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking Daily Staff journals of 3/7th Infantry

    Chris Harrison Newbie

      I am looking for any Daily Staff Journals, records or any information about the 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam from January 1969 to January 1970. I would also like to find casualty reports, list of names or records for Cam Ranh Bay for 1969. My father served with the unit and was wounded. He received care at Cam Ranh Bay.

        • Re: Seeking Daily Staff journals of 3/7th Infantry
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Chris,

           

          Have you tried reaching out to social media or the association?

           

          Here is a link for their Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Redcatchers-199th-Lt-Inf-Bde-366945724444/photos/?ref=page_internal

           

          Found your Dad photo please see below for  he was listed with Echo Company

           

           

            • Re: Seeking Daily Staff journals of 3/7th Infantry
              Chris Harrison Newbie

              Elliot,

               

              Thank you so much for your help! Unfortunately my dad was in Delta Company. His name was Joe Harrison. I should have included that information. Yes we joined the Redcatchers website and have been to the reunions. I was really wanting to find the after action reports or anything that could tell me about his units actions. Thank you again for your help! Your willingness to spend time assisting families with finding information is greatly appreciated!

               

              Dco. 3/7th Infantry 199th Light Infantry Brigade. 1969

            • Re: Seeking Daily Staff journals of 3/7th Infantry
              Jason Atkinson Ranger

              Dear Mr. Harrison,

               

              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

               

              We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Infantry Unit Records, 1965 - ca. 1973 in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472) that includes records of the 3/7 Infantry in Boxes 132 through 152, to include S1, S2, and S3 daily journals. These records have not been digitized and are not available online. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.

               

              We searched NARA’s Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the Records with Unit Information on Military Personnel Who Died During the Vietnam War database in the Richard Coffelt, Richard Arnold, and David Argabright Collection (COFF) that includes files pertaining to soldiers of the 3/7 Infantry that were Killed in Action (KIA).

               

              Morning reports will have information about some persons that were Wounded In Action (WIA) if they were evacuated from the unit to receive treatment.  They will not include instances when someone was treated on site and stayed with the unit. Morning reports for Army units dated 1960- September 1974 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis.  Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. 

               

              You also may wish to request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Army after 1958 and before October 16, 1992 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.

               

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              We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!