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Subject: Re: 618th Ord, Main Support Co.

Greg Chew
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Date Posted: 09:05:50 09/09/12 Sun
In reply to: Fred Garnes 's message, "Re: 618th Ord, Main Support Co." on 06:24:30 08/29/12 Wed

Fred, it's all very confusing. Ordnance used to entail supply, maintenance, weapons etc. Somewhere along the line maintenance was separated out at least in designation. When the 618 Ord (Maint)Co(DS) arrived in Qui Nhon in 65 it was relocated lock stock and barrel to Phu Tai Valley and re designated Hq & Main Support Co 5th Maint Bn as told to me by Angelo Enciso and Sidney Nation who were there at the time. Now the confusion, the 618th Ord (Maint) Co shows up somewhat later in charang valley as the 618th Maint Co attached to the 86th Maint Bn but where did it's people and equipment come from ??? The Army in it's infinite wisdom found a way to keep us old farts busy trying to figure all this stuff out.

>Can anyone answer these:
>The 618th was originally a ORDNANCE company when first
>in country. When did it become a MAINTENANCE company?
>I was assigned to the 618th Maintenance Co., 86th
>Maint BN in the Cha Rang Valley, from July to July
>1967-1968, but was fortunately TDY for 7 months.
>Also, when did the 618th get transferred to the 62nd
>Maint BN in Pleiku? I learned of this move only a
>couple of years ago. Did the move actually happen?
>Welcome home brothers!

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Re: 618th Ord, Main Support Co.Lloyd Madansky10:43:56 05/29/17 Mon

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