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PAGE DIRECTORY

1. Official records now available
2. "Unofficial" Records
2a. Daily summaries, 5/69-12/69.
2b. Various other records.
3. New section for Company Rosters.


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Official Association Unit Records

Association Historian Jim Sheppard (see photo at left) has been compiling official unit records from individual submissions and from trips to the National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 ((301) 713-6660). He is painstakingly transferring records onto CD-ROMs packed with files which are available to unit members at cost. Please see the Post Exchange page to order a copy or contact Jim direct..

Selected unit records will be posted on the website which you can read and download for free. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting development!

In the meantime, please feel free to email the Association Historian Jim Sheppard with your queries or offers of additional input.

Date(s)

Document

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6 to 20 December, 1967 Battle of Tam Quan(672 kB) download now
1 April 68 to 30 June 68 1/50 Battalion History (847 kB) download now
5 to 7 May 1968 Battle of An Bao Documents (1,086 kB) download now
1 July 68 to 30 Sept 68 1/50 Battalion History (1,058 kB) download now
1 Oct 68 to 31 Dec 68 1/50 Battalion History (1,190 kB) download now
1 Jan 69 to 31 Mar 69 1/50 Battalion History (1,424 kB) download now
1 Apr 69 to 30 June 69 1/50 Battalion History (839 kB) download now
July, 1970 Mech. Infantry TO&E(644 kB) download now


WARNING: File sizes can be quite large and download over the internet may not be suitable for older computers or slower modems. If in question, all files are also available on the Association's CD-ROMs.


Summaries taken from the Battalion Daily Staff Journals

Date(s)

Document

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20 May 69 to 31 May 69 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (24 kB) download now
May 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (44 kB) download now
June 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (44 kB) download now
July 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (58 kB) download now
August 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (40 kB) download now
September 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (34 kB) download now
October 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (67 kB) download now
November 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (75 kB) download now
December 1969 Daily Summary per 1/50 Staff Officers Journal (73 kB) download now
October 1973 Chisam, Phillip M., Mechanized Infantry in Vietnam, 30/8/69-10/7/70 (680 kB) download now
Sept 1967 - Dec 1970 *Coffelt Vietnam KIA database (1st Bn, 50th Infantry extract) as of Dec/2008. (PLEASE NOTE: This Database is a "work in progress" but has improved from it's original version to the point that it is now very accurate. See the database online at http://www.virtualwall.org/docs/vwdbase.htm download now
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N/A Director of Naval Fighting Ships, USS General John Pope (AP-110), compilation of photographs and records by Jim Sheppard. download now
1966 MACV Pamphlet 7610-44-024-0781, Mines and Booby Traps used by the viet Cong in South Vietnam download now


NOTE: * Cofelt Database download of 1/50th personnel is a WORK IN PROGRESS....Not to be accepted as definatively accurate. Visit the Virtual Wall Website linked above for the latest information on the Coffelt Database.


Company Rosters

Among the most useful records for Vietnam Veterans are the Unit Rosters and Morning Reports that contain the names of everyone serving on any given day in a company-sized unit. Morning Reports and unit rosters are archived in National Personnel Records Center (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100. They are among the most useful records for anyone trying to reconnect or remember names after 30+ years, but finding the right roster among so many hundreds of thousands of pages seems to be a real challenge. Here are the rosters that we have to date. Note: These files are, in most cases, too large to add here as "downloads". They are all available on our Document CDs.

Unit

Document

Location / Contact

1st Bn, 50th Inf Battalion Officers, July 1967, donated by COL Richard P. Guthrie, 2 pg., 178 kb, PDF
Battalion Officers. 20 Jul 1968, donated by COL J. Woodall
Battalion Officers. 28 Jul 1968, donated by COL J. Woodall
Battalion Officers. 25 Sep 1968, donated by COL J. Woodall
Battalion Officers. 20 Jan 1969, donated by COL J. Woodall
Battalion Officers. 22 May 1969, donated by COL J. Woodall

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HHC Roster, June 1967 (Descending rank down to E-5 - incomplete)
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 25 October 1967
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 11 April 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 31 October 1968

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A Company DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 27 October 1967
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 31 October 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 30 April 1969
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 10 May 1969

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B Company DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 24 October 1967
Typed Roster (Descending rank), pre 5 Nov 67, from Dick Guthrie, 3 pg., 361 kb, PDF

Typed Roster (Alphabetical), pre 5 Nov 67, from Dick Guthrie, 6 pg., 361 kb, PDF
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 31 October 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 30 April 1969
Typed  Company Level Personnel Roster (Complete) -  1 March 1970 (Acknowledgements for contribution to R. Scott)

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C Company DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 29 October, 1967
Unofficial from Harry Wilson's Notes - 3rd Platoon - January, 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 13 Apr 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 19 Sep 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 31 October 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 30 April 1969
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 31 May 1970.
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Officer, 31 May 1970.

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D Company DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - 31 October 1968
DA Form 305-3, Personnel Roster - Enlisted, 30 Apr 1969.

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Heaps More Records Coming!

Please check back often, but if you want a full set of records we have, order a CD-ROM from Jim Sheppard now!.



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