101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted
SCREAMING EAGLE 326 ~ 101st AIRBORNE
101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran   experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted
101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran   experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted
101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted
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  326 Reunion, April 2006, Melbourne Florida.




CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE DEFINITION OF A COMBAT ENGINEER

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE DEFINITION OF A COMBAT ENGINEER

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

326 Combat Engineer Battalion
101st Airborne Division Unit History
AKA ~ Sapper Eagle

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

 

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 326 SAPPER VIETNAM DEDICATION CEREMONY BROCHURE

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

The 326th Engineers were constituted in the National Army on 23 July 1918 as an element of the 101st Division. The unit was demobilized on 11 December 1918. It was reconstituted on 24 June 1921 as the 326th Engineers (Combat), an element of the 101st Division, in the Organized Reserves and organized in November 1921 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Regiment was divided on 31 March 1942. All Regimental units (less the 2d Battalion) were allotted to the Army of the United States on 15 August 1942, were redesignated as the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion, and were activated at Camp Clairborne, Louisiana. After extensive training in the United States, the Battalion deployed to Europe where it participated in the airborne assault into Normandy. The Battalion also participated in the assault into Holland and the Screaming Eagles' heroic stand at Bastogne. For its outstanding accomplishments at Normandy and Bastogne, the Battalion was twice awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. For its contribution to the success of the European War, the Battalion was awarded the French Croix de Guerre (with Palm), the Netherlands Orange Lanyard, and the Belgian Fourragere. The Battalion was inactivated in Germany on 30 November 1945.

The 326th Engineer Battalion was reactivated on 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina From 1956-1965. The Battalion was garrisoned at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where it supported the 101st Airborne Division and conducted training to maintain a combat ready status.

On 6 July 1965, Company A deployed to South Vietnam as part of the 101st Airborne Division's First Brigade Task Force. On 3 August 1967, the remainder of the Battalion joined Company A in Vietnam. While in Southeast Asia, the 326th Engineer Battalion continued to support the Division. Most of the Battalion's effort was directed toward construction in the A Shau Valley and construction of facilities and roadways to support the Vietnamese incursion into Laos.
In January 1972, the Battalion received orders to stand down and return to CONUS. Upon its return to Fort Campbell in March 1972, the 173rd Airborne Engineer Company was redesignated Company C, 326th Engineer Battalion. From the nucleus, the Battalion was rebuilt and reorganized until it achieved full strength in August 1973 . D Company was disbanded on 1 March 1987 and the 887th Engineer Company (Light Equipment) was reconstituted and attached to the Battalion to provide equipment support to the Division.

Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, the 326th deployed to Saudi Arabia with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Deploying B Company on 23 August, the Battalion closed in Saudi Arabia on 18 September. During OPERATION DESERT SHIELD the Battalion was instrumental in establishing the Corps Covering Force Area and the construction of the Division Base Camp; Camp Eagle II. On 24 February 1991 (G-Day), the Battalion assaulted into Iraq by air and ground establishing FOB's Cobra and Viper, constructing MSRs and performing counter-mobility operations along the Euphrates River. The Battalion was involved in every major Division operation during OPERATION DESERT STORM.

The Battalion redepoyed to Ft. Campbell on 5 April 1991 to resume it's world wide rapid deployment mission.

101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

Unit Decorations


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) - Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) - Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE

French Croix de Guerre with Palm - Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm - Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE

Cited in the Order of he Day of the Belian Army for action at Bastogne
Belgian Fourragere 1940

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belian Army for action in FRANCE-BELGIUM

Netherlands Orange Lanyard

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm - Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm - Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class - Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970



101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

CLICK HERE FOR THE UNIT TIMELINE GRAPH


101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted    101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted
Vietcong Regiment #326 propaganda Reward Card for the death or capture of ARVN Paratroopers. The 101st might have fought against some of these enemy 326ers ??


101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran  experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

The Virtual Wall ~ 326th Eng Bn ~ Personnel Killed in Vietnam

Vietnam KIA, 326th Engineer Battalion

Last Name First Name Division, Battalion, Company Metals
AUSTIN LARRY 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO    
BACOT DOUGLAS 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
BARTON NORMAN 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
BLAIR ALAN 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
BROWN DARIUS 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
CALHOUN DURL 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
CARDER DENZIL 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
CASERIO CHARLES 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
CASTILLO JOSE 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO    
CHRISTIE ZANE 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO   Purple Heart
COGILL PETER 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
CONLEY MONROE 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, HHC    
CRAIG DEAN 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
DELORA PEDRO 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
EDWARDS CHARLES 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
ELLIS KENNETH 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
FISER DIETER 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, HHC    
FISHER DENNIS 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
FRYE JOHN 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO    
GALLOWAY DENIS 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
GARIBAY GUADALUPE 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
GATTI DENNIS 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO    
GERBER MICHAEL 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, HHC   Purple Heart
GRIEGO ELOY 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
HARRISON WALTER 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
HAWK JESSE 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO   Purple Heart
KEMMERLING JOE 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO   Purple Heart
KLETINGER HANS 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
KOS JOHN 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
LOVE KENNETH 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO    
LUPAS GERALD 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
MEEK DONALD 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO    
MORRILL DENNIS 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
OWENBY EUGENE 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
RANDOLPH CLIFFORD 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO    
RIDLEY GLENN 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, HHC    
RIGSBY RANDY 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
ROBERTS CLIFFORD 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO   Purple Heart
ROGERS CRAIG 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
SHANKS JAMES 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
SHEARIN JOSEPH 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart
SMITH KENNETH 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO   Purple Heart
SWAIN MILTON 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
THOMPSON ROBERT 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, B CO   Purple Heart
USSERY MICHAEL 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, C CO   Purple Heart
WILLIAMS TIMOTHY 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, HHC    
YIELDING LARRY 101 ABN DIV, 326TH ENG BN, A CO   Purple Heart


101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran   experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted



Vietnam Veteran Annual Reunion

It's been 35+ years since I departed Vietnam and I would like to get in touch with some of my former unit members from the 326th Combat Engineer Bn. If you recognize yourself or anybody in my photographs please email me. For the last eight years I have traveled to the Annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Melbourne, Florida, in hopes to locate former unit members, but to date I have only located about a dozen 326ers and only one that I actually knew from Vietnam. I guess we have all aged some and look a little different now from the old days. If you have never been to a Vietnam Vet Reunion before, I urge you to attend as its good medicine for your heart and soul. We all aren't getting any younger and some of our Brothers that survived Vietnam have since passed on after returning home. I had mixed emotions about attending my first reunion and I am glad that I didn't let those emotions stop me from going. There's nothing like seeing your old buddies that you served with in Vietnam and honoring those who did not make it.
The Melbourne Vietnam Vets Reunion is held every April and the 101st Airborne Division is well represented there along with Vets from all Branches of the US Military traveling from all over the United States to meet their old Brothers in arms. I will attend the Melbourne reunion during the last week of April, for the opening ceremonies. I hope to see you all there. Click here to obtain further information on this or next year's Melbourne Vietnam Vets Reunion, which is the largest Vet Reunion in the United States. Alot of healing is delivered there where you are among your Brothers who understand. 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle 326, Vietnam veteran experience with 100's of photographs - Copyrighted

~ Why Vietnam Veterans Gather ~

I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted their best, men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped raw, right down to their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the US Army. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. I cannot say where we are headed. Ours are not perfect friendships; those are the province of legend and myth. A few of my comrades drift far from me now, sending back only occasional word. I know that one day even these could fall to silence. Some of the men will stay close, a couple perhaps, always at hand. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my Family and my Comrades.

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