I want to salute All Veterans & active servicemen & women in our armed forces around the world & at home.
I am a Vietnam Vet 1967 – 1968 and a member of American Legion Post 106 in Apalachicola.
Apalachicola is home to The Three Servicemen South
25th Inf. Div.65th Engineer Battalion
The battalion headquarters and Companies A and B arrived at Cu Chi on 17 January 1966. Missions assigned to the 65th in Vietnam were similar to those carried out in WW II and Korea, with line companies operating in direct support of the three maneuver brigades. In addition, the battalion conducted firebase and base camp construction and land clearing operations. For their Vietnam service Company B received two Valorous Unit Awards and Companies A, C and D each received a Valorous Unit Award. The 65th Engineer Battalion participated in twelve Vietnam campaigns, receiving a Meritorious Unit Commendation, two awards of the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and the Civil Action Honor Medal. The battalion departed Vietnam on 8 December 1970.