Team 155 Quang Tri

MACV Team 155 – Quang Tri.

This Page is intended for the discussion of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Team 155 located in Quang Tri.

10 thoughts on “Team 155 Quang Tri

  1. Sad to report that SFC William T Brown (Brownie) passed away recently from cardiac and pneumonia complications. Per his family he received a full military funeral. We’ve lost another good man.

  2. I am doing some research for my mom to get a better idea of where and maybe some better details of the situation surrounding my fathers death. Perhaps someone here can help. The national archive records show his death to have been
    in Binh Dinh and M2 for the conflict zone. We are sure he was an advisor but not sure if the archive records are correct as they list his unit as ADV TM 22 MACV. My mother says his letters said his orders had been changed after arrival in Siagon. He was going to Quang Tri provence to relieve an Army Capt. Riley who had lost his Lt. His condolense letter stated he was killed in an attack in the area known as An Lo. His body was taken to Quang Tri city for a rites service and transfer to the states. He mentions he would be heading towards an ARVN unit @ PK-17. She recalls that and Army Maj. JJ Turner was in communication with him during the inital attack. Also remembers the mention of a Lt. Col. WP Smith but does not remember his service affiliation. I think it was something on the order of 40 hrs from his leaving Siagon to his death on Dec. 10, 1966.
    His name was USMC Capt. JG Mixson. He was postumously given the rank of Maj. I have found some information that even today shows an area called Ap an Lo, not far from a bridge on Hwy 1 call the An Lo bridge. Further PK-17 was north of that bridge. We think the Binh Dinh mistake is due to an An Loa district in Binh Dinh province. We are not sure if his death occured on his way to Quang Tri province or if he was actually there. He was with Capt. Riley, who survived the attack, and an unknown enlisted man. The rest were ARVN. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you all for your service….

    • Mark, MACV Team 155 didn’t come on line until 1971. If your father was KIA in 1966 Team 155 members would have no recollection of him unless by coincidence from a prior tour which is unlikely.

  3. A slightly more detailed summary of my time with MACV 155,
    I spent my first RVN tour in ‘66 as an Infantry rifle platoon leader, deploying from Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division. But I had changed branches to Ordnance so I volunteered to go back in ’72 rather than go to Korea. I remember telling my wife, “Don’t worry, I’ll be in some air conditioned office in Saigon”.
    I arrived at Team 155 around 15 January assigned as the senior maintenance advisor working for MAJ Andy Seremeth. When the Easter Offensive started the G3 advisor, LTC Lozier, shanghaied me on the 4th of April to be the tactical operations center advisor because I wore a CIB.
    It was gut wrenching to work in the TOC and watch the situation slowly deteriorate out of our control until the Jolly Green extraction. Without that extraction, we had already organized into small groups to E&E to the coast hoping for a Navy extraction. I remained in the TOC job till the 7th of August when I went back to the maintenance advisor job till the 9th of November when my slot was cut. I thought, “Great, I’ll get a 2 month drop!” Wrong, I was reassigned to the Combined Material Exploitation Command (CMEC) in Saigon working for Maj Bill Benson till I left country December 22nd.

  4. Arrived at Tm 155 o/a Sep’71, left Oct ’72. Was part of the Jolly Green Extraction from Q C. BG Giah(sp) and some of his staff were also on the Jolly that got us out.

  5. Gordon Morton.
    Arrived in Q.T. in Sept ’71. Worked for Maj. John Neary as commcenter (w/Kenneth Anderson), and MARS operator. I was reassigned to Camp Alpha in Nov ’72. when the Team strength was cut back.

  6. Assigned Team 155 Oct ’71-Oct ’72 assigned to G3. Worked for Major James Davis and SFC William Seymour. Team locations: Quang Tri, Phu Bai, Da Nang. Team was assigned as advisors for 3d ARVN Div.

  7. Arrived at tm155 o/a 15 Jan ’72 remained with them till 9 Nov ’72, including the Jolly Green extraction.

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