Army Reporter information
for 178 ASHC

For date 680120

178 ASHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Chu Lai
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "Raft Used To Supply ROK Base" dated 20 Jan 1968. A joint Army-Navy support effort here is keeping Korean Marines on the Batangan Peninsula well supplied. In order to ferry supplies from Red Beach on the Song Cho Moi River, south of here, to a Republic of Korea Marine camp on the peninsula, a 12-ton tactical raft had to be constructed. Engineers of the 554th Eng Company, 45 Eng Group were assigned the task, and assembled four M4T6 bridge floats in their bridge yard here. Chinook helicopters from the 178th ASHC flew each of the three-ton floats to the raft site where the superstructure, ferried by a landing craft from the Naval Support Detachment, Chu Lai was waiting. Marines from the 9th Marine Engineer Battalion assembled the floats and constructed a tramway system to pull the raft across the 300-foot stretch of water.

The source for this information was 6801AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines

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