Loc Ninh Convoy
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This Page Last Updated    11 April 2013
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18th MP
720th MP
1971 ~ 1972

Loc Ninh was located on Highway QL-13 approximately 10 miles south of the Cambodian border. Information received through an interview identified Loch Ninh as a Battalion convoy escort destination sometime during 1971 to May 1972. During that time the allied facilities at Loc Ninh were staffed by U.S. Military advisors and elements of the 5th and 9th Army Of The Republic Of South Vietnam (ARVN) Infantry Divisions, ARVN Border Rangers, and the staff of the National Police Station (Canh Sat).

     "I ran several convoys from Long Binh to Loc Ninh with 720th MPs as security escorts. In addition to the MACV advisers, there was an American artillery battery- 8 inch and 175 mm self-propelled. We re-supplied ammo, food, and other supplies. A couple of times the batteries rotated fire bases and we hauled them around from one fire base near Sng Be to Loc Ninh. The convoy route was Highway QL-13 through An Loc up to Loc Ninh." 1LT Jim Keeler, 233rd Transportation Company (Heavy Truck), 7th Transportation Battalion (Orient Express), November 1970 to October 1971.
     I had numerous jobs with the 233rd, worked in supply, then drove 10 ton truck, and also worked as maintenance for the last few months I was there. I live now in Lewisburg West Virginia. I'm 61 years old. I remember going out on a lot of convoys the names of the guys are starting to fade. but the memories are still there. Frank Hiser, 233rd Transportation Company (Heavy Truck), 7th Transportation Battalion (Orient Express), September 1970 to April 1972.
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