Courtesy of ?
While reviewing the order of battle in the watch office, I noticed that the 408th RR Det.
was missing. I served with this unit from july of 67 to aug of 68. We were based in Chu Lai
and worked with the 5th Mech and the 196th under task force Brown, task force Oregon
and the Americal, We handled the field work srdf etc. We maintained a separate compound
from the 372nd after it was formed. We kept a 28 man det in the field most of the time. We
were working LZ Leslie during tet of 68 and were nearly over run, during a three day seige.
I can only remember a few location names. LZ Baldy, hill 35 are a couple. Most sites were
in the Qua Sion valley. I would be intrested in locating any of the SRDF team from there. I
did all their field service work.
The 408th (RR Det) was a det of the 313th RR Bn. out of Tai Nien. It moved into I Corps
in early '67 from the Delta. part of TF Brown. Then worked with the 101 AB and 5th Air
Cav under TF Oregon. When Americal was formed we started working with them and
moved onto the base at Chu Lia. Our shop when we were on base was in the S2 TOC
compound. We never became part of the 328th while I was there. I left end of July 68. We
were still a det of 313. We did all the com security work and SRDF with linquists and ops
from 408th. 328th acted as our ditty boppers and main com link when we were in the field.
We worked from Chu Lai up through the Quasion to the DMZ area. I can't remember the
names of many of the field sites and lz's we worked from, but we worked with the 196 Inf
(Bde) , 5th Mech, 101 Abn, 5th Air Cav, 5th Spec Forces and ARVN "Tiger" div to give
you a few.