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383rd QM Detachment at Ft Lee just before they shipped out to RVN
Was first located in the Qui Nhon (Quin Nhom) South Vietnam area.
Then at Saigon as a Provisional Air Delivery Company.
Then Attached to the 109th QM Co. (Air Delivery) at Cam Ranh Bay late 1966.
Lastly at Bien Hoa as a separate Provisional Air Delivery Company in DEC 1967.
Photo: Doug Flenniken (Doug's Photo Album)
Retired CW4 Lowel Hamel (1st SGT. of the 383rd 1967 -`1968) lead an effort to nominate and approval was granted for the 383rd Quartermaster Detachment induction into the Quartermaster Corps' *Distinguished Unit of the Regiment*. Award was presented 18th day of June 1999. Photo not available.
Moto "Charlie Knocks, We Drop!"
In May, 1965, a group of men were taken from the 109th
Quartermaster Company, then at Fort Lee, Virginia, to form the nucleus
of the 383rd Quartermaster Detachment. One month later the 383rd received
orders for Vietnam. While there the 383rd had a long and distinguished
history. In November, 1966, the 383rd was reattached to the 109th QM Company
at Cam Ranh Bay, and remained an important platoon of the 109th until
it moved to Bien Hoa in December, 1967, in order to start another Air
At Bien Hoa the 383rd was but a single platoon, it was
augmented with a platoon of riggers from the 549th QM Company (Air Supply)
in Japan, a platoon of riggers from the 173rd Airborne, and another platoon
from the 101st Airborne. After The Battle for Khe Sanh and the A Shaw
Valley airdrops in April 1968 the 549th, 173rd, and 101st platoons returned
to their respective units.
See Unit Histories: 109th, 383rd, 278th