Tay Ninh
B-32, 5th SFGA (PCS)
B-320, 1st SFGA (TDY)
B-120

Reg Manning, CSM, (Ret.)
Senior Medic
Mike Rhode Sgt.
05B4S
O. Lee Torbett, LTC (Ret.)
Then: SSgt.12B4S
Ron De Paolo
Dave Keefe, Sgt
05B4S
Robert Chaplin, [SGM, Ret.]
91B4SW9
Colin Hargrove, SSG [CSM, Ret.]
12
Michael O'Shea, Capt
31542
Lance Trimmer, SFC
05B4S
Lewis Chapman, Sgt.
05B4S
Fred (Injun) Adams, SGT
05B4S
Thomas Rowan, LTC Ret
31542
Morris Miller, SP5
67N20
Mike Gertsch, SP4
05B
William Pink, Sp/4
43E2P
James Knoeller
97C/97B
Bobby Alger, Sp/4
43E2P
Bruce Houck, E5
05B4S
Frank Krucek, SSG [SFC, Ret.]
92Y4S
Jim McElroy, SSG
SF MEDIC 91B4S
 


B-32 Tay Ninh Tay Ninh Province Opened: Mar 65 Nov 70 closed
B-320 Tay Ninh (TDY) Tay Ninh Province unk Opening Mar 65 converted to PCS B-32 *

* CMH Publication 90-23. Department of the Army. Washington, D.C. 1989 (First Printed, 1973); Appendix C

 

Detachment B-320 1st SFGA

B-320, Commanded by Major Hiebert, was, on its arrival on 4 September 1964, located at Saigon and had operational control over nine "A" Detachments within the III CTZ. In December, with the arrival of personnel from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), to include a new "B" and "C" Detachment, B-320 was moved to Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh Province, III CTZ, where they remained until their return to Okinawa on 2 March 1965. During this period, the detachment was given the mission of assisting the LLDB in extending the government's control to remote areas, in addition to conducting combat operations against the Viet Cong war zones and base areas in III CTZ. **

**  First Special Forces Group (Airborne) Annual Historical Summary: 1965.   TDY teams '64 and '65

 


Tay Ninh was opened in December 1964 as a TDY 1st SFG(A) as B120. In March
1965, the camp was converted to a PCS camp under B32/B-320. In November
1970, it was turned over to the Regional Forces. At the height of activity
in 1965, the camp controlled over 2,000 civilians. From 1966 - 1970 when it
closed, the number decreased to an average between 200 and 250. This
information has been taken from various sources including 1st SFG(A)
historical report, Shelby Stanton's Vietnam Order of Battle and the 5th
SFG(A) Annual Reports from that period of time.

Roxanne Merritt, Director
JFK Special Warfare Museum
910-432-4272/1533
910-432-4062 fax
merrittr@soc.mil; Roxanne.M.Merritt@us.army.mil

 


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