3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2020 3:33 PM by Rodger Fitzgerald

    Seeking records of 572nd Transportation Company

    Rodger Fitzgerald Newbie

      We are looking for our companies history, daily records and photographs for the year 1968 In Vietnam. The company was the 572nd Transportation Company, 7th transportation Battalion, 48th Transportation Group. We were a line haul company that supplied ammo and c-rations to the firebase camps in Quang Tri and Dong Ha. We are trying to determine the best place to start to locate the records.

        • Re: Seeking records of 572nd Transportation Company
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Fitzgerald,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Transportation Unit Records, ca. 1965 - ca. 1973 in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472) that includes an organizational history of the 572nd Transportation Company for 1966 to 1972 (Box 487); S-3 daily journals for May 1966 to October 1971 and command reports for 1966 to 1971 of the 48th Transportation Group (Boxes 189-203); and an organizational history for 1950 to 1972, S-3 command reports for 1967 to 1972, and S-3 operational planning files for 1967 to 1969 of the 7th Transportation Battalion (Boxes 266 & 270-271).


          For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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


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          • Re: Seeking records of 572nd Transportation Company
            Bob S Newbie

            Roger. This is Lt Swanson I noticed your request for info on our unit the 572nd while we were at Dong Ha. The only person I have been in touch with was our Company Clerk, Hampton. If you get this message, let me know.

              • Re: Seeking records of 572nd Transportation Company
                Rodger Fitzgerald Newbie

                I do remember a Lt Swanson while we were stationed in Dong Ha. Let me see,,,,Sgt Moser E7 was running the company. Our Captain, I believe his name was Mallard got shot in the ass on convoy when he stopped his jeep to watch the trucks go by. I am the E4 that drove one of the 10 40T KW trucks. I rolled mine into a Vietnamese mine field 12 days before rotation. Have located some reports and I am working with Golden Arrow research to locate others. But records section is closed due to CV19. Would love to connect if possible. You can find me on the website "Together we served" I have posted pictures and history of our company.