Team 102 Kien An

MACV Team 102 – Kien An

This Page is intended for the discussion of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Team 102 located in Kien An.

19 thoughts on “Team 102 Kien An

  1. Did any of you who read or post here serve on MAT 102 during the period July 1970 through December 1970 – while I was on the team?

    • Rand, did you know Col Ellison & SFC Karnes? Isn’t MAT 102 the team that came after they heard Team 55 come under fire in Feb 1971?

      Sue Richardson (mrssueannrichardson@gmail.com)

      • SSG Stephen Miles left Mat 102 just before Feb 1971. I was replaced by SFC Karnes, KIA. I have lots of photos and still have not found Capt. Davis.

  2. I was assigned to the repair barge ‘The Ammi’ at Ops Base Kien An (Apr-Sept 1971). I would appreciate any photos/etc. of the base/area.
    carterbc10 [at] netscape [dot] net
    Thanks

    • Hi William, My name is Bill Coday and I too was on the Ammi at Kien An. I am sure we were there the same time. I was part of the original crew from Nha Be and helped build our bunker. Not sure of the exact months I was there but think it was Apr – Jul 0f 1971. I do have some pictures I cand send. Not sure how this works but my email should be attached.
      Bill

      • Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Bill Coday for the photos, I really appreciate them. This is my first on-line connection with a fellow ‘Kien An’ vet… 44 years later!

        • Willman, I was assigned to US Naval Advisory Group Kien An from July 1970 until 1971. MAT Team saved us on Dec 4, 1970. I have no pics of the base, but would really appreciate seeing them if possible. Thanks.

          • Martin, Would be glad to share pictures. Now there are three of us that have hooked up from this site! Myself and Willman Carter who I shared these photos. I think this reply will send you my email and then I can send you pictures – Welcome back to the world! – Bill Coday

          • Sorry for the late reply Martin… did you get the photos from Bill Coday? If not let me know. carterbc [at] cableone [dot] net.

          • Martin,
            Sorry I missed your note but Willman copied me before Christmas. I would be glad to send you copies of what pictures I have. I was in Kien An someplace around first and second quarter of 1971. You can reach me at wecoday@msn.com.
            Bill Coday

          • Martin my e-mail is now carterbc at cableone.net, send me your e-mail address & I will gladly send you some photos (some from Bill Cody)

    • William my name is Don Kingsford SFP2 and I am the guy that brought the ammi down from Nah Be repair base. As my memory servers you were the guy who got the American flag from the Arizona legion post, to include the Arizona State Flag. Acually I have the artical from Stars & Stripes News Paper. As I read further I see that Cody ET2 has responded to you also, how great it is to see these names as it has been so many years. I will have to look thru my old photos and see if I have got anything from That time period. Don K e-mail address dkingsford@hurleyco.com

      • Yep, that is me. I still have the AZ flag & gave the US flag back to our American Legion post. I am unaware of the Stars & Stripes article… would appreciate seeing it. I visited Nah Be and met a couple of great guys (I think their names are Kingsford & Richard Wantin… was that you? I have a photo of the three of us). I will try your above e-mail address, mine is now carterbc@cableone.net

  3. I served with Captain Davis at MAT 102, 70-71 and I always thought of finding him somewhere in Alabama, not far from UA campus. A great leader who believed the pacification mission, the hamlet level operations, MedCap and dental operations, sharing our rations, cigarettes and Jim Beam. He did have quite the moustache. Unbelievable terror going up and down that canal. Col Ellison, Major Renner, Sfc Karnes were great losses. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of our efforts there.

  4. Looking for Captain Davis who commanded MAT 102 the same time I commanded MAT 44 (70-71). Captain Davis was located south of us on the Kien Gao canal in the Mekong Delta. Both of us reported to the Kien An District senior advisor. Had a great Thanksgiving feast at their location in1970. The trip back up the canal was a whole new experience, but we made it back to the Kien An Naval base that was still under construction at the mouth of the Cai Lon river. Lost track of Captain Davis after he left Nam.

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