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DaNang Air Base 1968-69

 

                                              DaNang AB, RVN
June 1968 - Aug 1969
 
 

 

 

 

1st CMSgt USAF, Paul Airey Visit

 

 

 

REDHORSE

Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers
 

 
 

Red Horse operated as a single Unit, we trained,

traveled, worked, partied and came home together.
 
 
Training
Our training was completed at Field 3, Eglin AFB, FL, we completed two types of training;

One - Unique to our specialty - Inventory Mgt.

Two - Combat Training - A 811x0 course

We left from Field 3 on a 141 to Seattle - Alaska-Tokyo and ended at Tuy Hoa, we picked up a 130 to get us to DaNang
 
 
Red Horse and Compound

 

 

 

 

Compounds and Hootchs

2010 Photo

 

 

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People
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                                                                                                     
 

My Bunk/Gary Watson

 

 

Red Horse Today

 

 

 
MUSIC
 
 

"We gotta get out of this place" - most played song - 1965 - The Animals

 
 
 
Vehicles
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
VC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Ships
 
DaNang is one of the largest harbors in Vietnam.
Our supplies, mostly construction material, came in by the ship load.
They were called BOMS (Bill of Materials)
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Civilians
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weapons
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bombing
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Ranch Hand
 
 

 

 

 

 

Going Home
 
 

 

 

 

THE 820th Story

820th RED HORSE SQUADRON

Lineage,
Constituted 820 Installations Squadron on 23 Apr 1956.  Activated on 1 Jun 1956.  
Inactivated on 1 Jan 1960.  Redesignated 820 Civil Engineering Squadron, and activated, on 7 Feb
1961.  Organized on 1 Apr 1961.   Discontinued, and inactivated, on 15 Sep 1964.  Redesignated 820
Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 12 Jan 1966.  Organized on 8 Apr 1966.
 Redesignated:  820 Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair on 15 Oct 1969; 820 RED HORSE
Civil Engineering Squadron on 10 Mar 1989; 820 RED HORSE Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.
Honors,
 Service Streamers, None
 Campaign Streamers,
         Vietnam,
              Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967
              Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968
              Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
              Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
              Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969
              TET 69/Counteroffensive 1969
              Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969
              Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970

         Southwest Asia:  
               Defense of Saudi Arabia 1990-1991
               Liberation and Defense of Kuwait 1991
 
 Decorations, .  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 5 Sep 1966-20 Jun
1967; 1 Jan 1969-16 Mar 1970.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [15 Apr 1970]-25 Sep 1971; 1
Jun 1973-31 May 1975; 1 Jun 1981-31 May 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1985; 1 Jul 1986-30 June
1988; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 3 Sep 1990-15 Mar 1991; 1 Aug 1992-30 Jul 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31
May 1997; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999.   Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr
1966-15 Apr 1970.
Assignments, 820 Air Base (later, 820 Combat Support) Group, 1 Jun 1956-1 Jan 1960.  820
Combat Support Group, 1 Apr 1961-15 Sep 1964.  Seventh Air Force, 8 Apr 1966; 1 Civil
Engineering Group (Heavy Repair)(later, 1 Civil Engineering Group, Heavy Repair), 15 May 1967;
Seventh Air Force, 16 Mar 1970; Twelfth Air Force, 15 Apr 1970-.
Stations, Plattsburgh AFB, NY, 1 Jun 1956-1 Jan 1960.  Plattsburgh AFB, NY, 1 Apr 1961-15 Sep
1964.  Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 8 Apr 1966*; DaNang AB, South Vietnam, 28 Feb 1969-15 Apr
1970; Lake Mead/Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Apr 1970-.
Emblem, Approved on 28 Mar 1967

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