1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 14, 2021 12:04 PM by Eric Kilgore

    Looking for after action reports & records of 20th Engineer Brigade, 595th Engineer Company

    patrick townsend Newbie

      I am conducting research on an Army unit from late 1969 through mid 1971. Specifically the period just prior to and participation in the Cambodian Incursion. The unit I am researching is the 595th Engineer Company (Light Equipment) which was part of the 20th Engineer Brigade. I am not having much luck with finding an specific documents about this unit.

        • Re: Looking for after action reports & records of 20th Engineer Brigade, 595th Engineer Company
          Eric Kilgore Adventurer

          Dear Patrick Townsend,


          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!


          If you haven't done so already, visit the National Archives Catalog to find digitized documents pertaining to the 20th Engineering Brigade in Vietnam.  A precursory search using the term "20th Engineering Brigade" yielded the following: https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=20th%20engineering%20brigade&rows=20 .  You can perform a search for the 595th as well to narrow your results.


          The After Action Reports are found within Record Group 472 "Records of the US Forces in Southeast Asia, 1950-1976 (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/745 ).  Specifically, you're looking for the series "After Action Reports 1965-1972" ( https://catalog.archives.gov/id/305329 ).  These records may not be digitized.  For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov..


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          We hope this information id helpful.  Best of luck on your research!