Working on Weapons System

765th Transportation Crest

Getting ready to ship out from Oakland, CA, 1968

Gary Hutchison Memorial Chapter 1028


Greg "Cowboy" Grass

The Way We Were

Greg served with the 56th Transportation Company in BearCat in 1968 - 69

Graduation Day at Ft. Leonard Wood, 1967


It's been decades since we served. But to many of us, it seems like only yesterday.  Today we are old and slow; but once we were young and swift.  For those who never knew us then; and for those who can't remember when, take a look back at‚Äč  the way we were:

Greg beside "Miss Drago" named for his future wife at  Bear Cat 1968.

Greg in motor pool getting his truck ready for the "Saigon 500."

Vietnam Veterans of America

Greg with M60 on Huey

Greg beside "Flying Crane" December 1968

Transportation Corps Emblem


Outside the bunker.

Greg on bunker duty.

When the buildup in Vietnam began in 1965, the U.S. Army Support Command Vietnam had one aircraft maintenance and supply battalion, the 765th Transportation Battalion.  It was comprised of three aircraft direct support companies, one aircraft general support company, and an avionics general support maintenance company. The 765th provided maintenance and supply support to the southern part of Military Region 3 and all of Military Region 4.  The battalion had direct support companies in Long Thanh and Vinh Long, while the remaining three subordinate units are located with the headquarters in Vung Tau.  The 56th Transportation Company, located at Long Thanh North airfield, provided direct and back-up direct support maintenance to a total of 42 units with more than 427 aircraft.  This number comprises 273 rotary wing and 155 fixed wing aircraft.