From the Delta to the DMZ

"...We few, we happy few...."


The Army Security Agency COMSEC Mission in Vietnam

Member of the National ASA Association

Dedicated to the Memory of those who did not return:

IRAQ
Tribute to Shawn D. Pahnke - Killed in Action, 2003 (Bronze Star)
son of COMSEC Veteran Tom Pahnke

ViETNAM

Sgt. Albert A. Banuelos Jr.
Same family name as Chui Banuelos - no relation
Killed in Action, Sept. 9, 1968 (Silver Star)

SSG Donald D Daugherty, KIA April 13, 1966
"I saw the flash of the mortar shell and I heard the cries for "Medic!"

SSgt. James Frederick Hiltz
Died In-Country, Sep 26, 1963

SSgt. John D Hoffman
Killed by accidental gunshot, April 2, 1966

Sp5 Samuel "Sammy" Martin
Killed in Action, May 17, 1968 (Bronze Star)

SFC Fred Pruden
Died of illness/injury, November 2, 1970

 VFW Memorial Service for Sammy Martin - 2001, Greensburg, KY

On a hill overlooking Sammy's hometown in Greensburg, Kentucky

Len Nagel: "I was TDY with Sammy on that fatal day. He had volunteered to go on a "Search and Destroy" mission with a MACV Major. Both were killed when someone hit the trip wire and set off a bouncing betty mine. I still can remember hearing the chopper and someone asking if I had known Sammy Martin and I remember saying yes, "I know Sammy". That's when I identified his body."

COMSEC/SIGSEC Tribute page

Remembering our friends

Unit History - Army Security Agency Order of Battle

Republic of Vietnam

Compiled by the INSCOM Historians: Jim Gilbert and John Finnegan

Obtained by "Crazy Dog" Phil Hogle

Digital Conversion by "Maddog" Mike Doran

101st United States Army Security Agency Detachment (509th RR Gp)

Organized: 1 March 1963
Cover Designation: 7th Radio Research Unit
Assigned Command: 82d US Army Security Agency Special Operations Unit (3" RRU)
Supported Command: MACV and USARV
Location: Saigon, Davis Station
Reassigned Command: 509th US Army Security Agency on 1 June 1966
Cover Redesignation: 101st Radio Research Company on 10 September 1966
Redesignation: USASA Security Company, Saigon on 15 December 1967
Relocation: Long Binh on 30 March 1970
Relocation: Saigon on 16 March 1971
Discontinued: 1 April 1972
Vietnam Campaign Credit: 1 - 17

Awards and Decorations:  509th Radio Research Group, Republic of Vietnam

Meritorious Unit Commendation--1 Jun 66 - 30 Sep 67
Meritorious Unit Commendation--1 Oct 67 - 31 Dec 68
Meritorious Unit Commendation--1 Jan 69 - 31 Dec 70
Meritorious Unit Commendation--1 Jan 71 - 01 Apr 72
Republic of Vietnam, Gallantry Cross w/Palm--1 Jan 70 - 3 Mar 71


Visit the COMSEC/SIGSEC Reunion page
to view photos from the 1st Reunion in 1985, and subsequent reunions:

Kansas City, 2000, New Orleans, 2002, Washington D.C., 2004,

Woodland Park, CO, 2006, San Antonio, 2008, Frankenmuth, MI, 2010

Branson, MO (2nd platoon) 2011 and Vancouver, WA 2012.

The next reunion will be held in 2014 in Florida (city and date to be determined)

COMSEC - Then and Now
What is Communications Security?

Links to other COMSEC websites

101st RRC, Unit Map of RVN Chui's Tour, Saigon to Dong Ha
1966 Mortar attack at Davis Station The Skyraider crash at TSN
1968 Tet Offensive COMSEC Individual Profiles
COMSEC Awards and Decorations COMSEC Reunions

My High School Remembers....

San Lorenzo High School Vietnam Memorial Project
Freedoms Foundation George Washington Honor Medal of Excellence 2002
SLz "Rebels" who died in Vietnam

 

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