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Histories for 53rd Signal Battalion

01 Sep Joe Walsh-1966-1970 (Joe Walsh)
Joe Walsh (SSG) Went with the Co B, 53rdSig. From Ft. Hood, 1966 (by ship, 22-days) arrived in Vung Tan and trucked to Plantation was met with trees, and a (very) few tents. Within weeks, we established Hurricane VHF Radio site which was located about 100-150 meters from the II FF signal Office,... More
01 Feb mos 31m (James Merritte)
radio operater
20 Mar pfc leon mullins como opperater (leon mullins)
station at long ben , went out on numbres ocation , then sent to hill 837 comand.
08 Jan "A" Co. 53rd. COMM.CNTR. APRIL '68 THRU (Juan Picon)
I went from Long Binh, 4-'68 thru 10-'69, Spent a few months with the Signal Battalion for the 24th Inf. Div. Then the 1st Inf. Div. took over and I became a member of the 121st. Signal Battalion. Discharged in May of '70.
14 Mar 53rd Signal corps Viet Nam 3/1967 to 3/1968 (Steve Rood)
Assigned to 53rd 3/1967 attached to 121st Signal 1st Inf. Div. Lai Kai. Assigned to Mallard site,Long Bhin,went out with 11th cav,101st,173rd.
09 Sep 68 TET (Allen Shields)
After a couple of days at Long Binh I got is a jeep and rode a few miles to the Plantation compound in Jan. 68. Two weeks later the TET Offensive was on us. I didn't get to the perimeter that morning, just sat in the bunker between the huts. Working at the comcenter was tiring with the 12 hour... More
07 Sep Tenure in 53rd Signal Battalion (Darryl Fontenot)
Joined Co A, 53rd Sig. Bn. @ Ft Huachuca, Az in 1965. Moved w/ Battalion to Ft. Hood in late 1965. Went to RVN (by troop ship) to Long Binh, RVN in Apr 1966. Departed RVN (ITT) to 144th Sig Bn, 4th AD in Goeppingen Ger in Aug 1967.
10 Oct 1967-1968 IIFFV CommCenter Tet (Francis Logan)
SP5, SS, ACM. Basic at Ft. Lewis,WA; CommCenter training at Ft. Gordon, GA.; Arrived RVN Mar 67 and spent 2 weeks at Cam Rahn Bay (Army could not find 53rd Signal) - Cargo plane to Camp Alpha in Saigon; Hopped a "Deuce and 1/2" to IIFFV near Bien Hoa and Long Binh; M&R Specialist and helicopter... More
28 Oct Jade Relay (James Thompson)
Company B. 53rd Signal Bn. (Corps) IIFFV U.S. Army RVN March1967 - March 1968 Long Binh(Plantation)-Dau Teing-Tay Ninh Left Oakland aboard a commercial airliner and after stopping in Hawaii, flew directly to Cam Rahn Bay. Stayed there a couple of days and then flew in a C-130 Cargo Plane to... More
28 Feb 53rd Signal Vietnam 1969/70 (William Finegan)
Got to the 53rd in July 69 I was stuck in the motor pool for about a month! Then I volunteered to go down with the ninth division rear guard in a place called Tan An....lol They weren't looking for radio operators they were looking for labors!! Well got thrown out of their for refusing to fill... More

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