1966 Battalion Timeline Index
Preparing For Overseas Deployment at Fort Hood, Texas
"We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves." ~ President Lyndon B. Johnson, October 1964
There were no DA1594 Daily Staff Journal or Duty Officers Log's on file at the National Archives for the year 1966.
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4th U.S.
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720th MP
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Long Binh Post, III Corps Tactical Zone, Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Allied Troop levels In South Vietnam for 1966
South Vietnamese 735,900
American 385,300
Australian 4,530
New Zealand 160
South Korea 25,570
Philippines 2,060
Thailand 240

U.S. Casualties 1966: 6,053 Killed (all categories), 29,992 Wounded, 61 Missing In Action
Battalion Casualties (Oct-Nov-Dec) 1966: 1 Killed In Action, WIA-complete statistics unavailable.
North Vietnamese Army & Viet Cong : 71,473 Killed, with 3,247 captured in action.

These Website Timeline pages contain summarized outlines for many of the operations and events the Veteran's of the 720th MP Battalion participated in. Much more detail to include many personal accounts of the events can be found in the books Vietnam Journal, Volume-I "We did it all and then some," and Volume-II "Operation Stabilize." Click on the book Icon to the right for information on purchasing individual copies or a Hardcover or Soft cover set.

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