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610th Transportation Company
(AM) (GS)

"Fast and Sure"

An Khe
1966 ~ 1968
        O-Club and BOQ,
           An Khe 1967
       "Click on Photo"
Paul Anderson,  An Khe, 1967
1st Cav gets New XM-21 Armament System Mod, 1967
 Landing on USNS Point Cruz for the      journey home. The ship is a WW-II
  Carrier Escort.  Note the F-8's. ALW
Operation "Big Lift". OV-1 Mohawks
enroute from An Khe to Qui Nhon.
Skids in Place, Sling ready.
Up we go...
All up and heading to the ship at Qui Nhon
Maintenance and Flight Line early 1967 - An Khe
Maintenance Hangers early 1967 - An Khe
Maintenance line 1967 - An Khe
Maintenance line and Hon Kong Mtn 1967 - An Khe
The Golf Course, An Khe, ca 1966-67
Welcome to Camp Radcliff   J. Womble
"Heading North to Red Beach"
In December 1967 ~  January 1968 the 610th Trans. Co. started their move to Red Beach, Da Nang.  The advanced party left in January via C-130 to help prepare the new area for occupation..  The Main Body moved, 29 January 68, by convoy to the Qui Nhon Port to load  aboard USNS LST-581 for transport to Da Nang.  During the loading process "TET 68" started on 30 January 1968, (this writers 25th birthday).  The loading was expidited and the ship got underway only to be delayed in reaching the port of Da Nang because of the fighting in and around the city.  The ship finally reached port on 2 February and it's cargo and troops off loaded.  They then headed North to Red Beach to set up house keeping.  Most of the following photos were taken during the move by Paul Anderson
The tear down begins.  Save everything.
Tech Supply comes down.
What hangar?
Loaded and ready to go.
AVEL Detatchment packing up.
Clearing the residue.
Production Control is ready to roll.
Leaving An Khe enroute to Qui Nhon.
Qui Nhon Port, 29 Jan 68
Rolling through the An Khe Pass.
Equipment in place.
Loading begins.
Paul Anderson and company at the port.
On board and heading out.  l to r:  Leo G. McWatt, unk, unk, unk & unk 
On the South China Sea heading North.
A visit from from the CO in "Tiger 001"
Troops on board waving.
Ah "Home Sweet Home."
Beach Front Property with a view of the Hi Van Pass for a backgound.
The flight line with Monkey Mountain across the bay.
First happy customer flies away.
German Hospital Ship "Helgoland" moored near HQ's I Corps, Da Nang
Building the new 610th Trans.
Our new homes.
Greetings from the Welcoming Committee.
Has the Warrantee expired?

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


LST-511 Class Tank Landing Ship: 
Laid down, 17 May 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, IN. 
Launched, 29 June 1944 
Commissioned USS LST-581, 27 July 1944 
During World War II LST-581 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the: 
Okinawa operation; 
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May and June 1945 
Following World War II LST-581 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early January 1946 
Decommissioned, 28 January 1946 
Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service, 31 March 1952 and placed in service as USNS LST-581 
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1972 
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 May 1973, to Dongkuk Steel Company of America, Inc., Los Angeles, CA. 
LST-581 earned one battle star for World War II service 
Displacement 1,780 t.(lt), 3,640 t.(fl) 
Length 328' 
Beam 50' 
Draft unloaded, bow 2' 4" stern 7' 6", loaded bow 8' 2" stern 14' 1" 
Speed 12 kts. 
Complement 8-10 Officers, 100-115 Enlisted 
Troop Accommodations approx. 140 officers and enlisted 
Boats 2 LCVP 
Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, eight 40mm gun mounts, twelve 20mm gun mounts, two .50-cal machine guns, four .30-cal machine guns 
Propulsion two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders 
 Tiger 001
Photo Mke Boone
UH-1B hulk heading
​for the Salvage Yard, An Khe 1967
610th Cann point 1967
J Womble
  UH-1B Hover Check, An Khe 1967 TS 
UH-1B Test Flight, An Khe 1967 TS
C-130 Crash, An Khe, August 1967
Settled on take off, Low Airspeed
Note Guard Tower position and A/C direction
                                        ~James Womble
Lycoming Engine Test Cell near Salvage Yard, An Khe 1967
Note Caribou, C7A in Background
                                ~James Womble
Weight and Balance Optimized
Herb Williams with "Tiger 509" 64-13509, An Khe 1967
Tiger 001, UH-1D 65-10001 ~A Memorial
"Home, Sweet Home" An Khe, 1967 PD
An Khe Tower (USAF) 1967, Formerly a Rubber Plantation Owners House.  PD
SP5 Pete Deleyser wrapping an OV-1 for Opns "Big Lift"An Khe, Aug 67   PD
Pete Deleyser and a U-6 Beaver, Rare!!
610th Trans. Co. Area & the Song Ba River 
Hon Cong Mountain Radar Station, 
An Khe 1967
An Khe USAF ATC, Former Rubber Platation