Team 6 Danang

MACV Team 6 – Danang.

This Page is intended for the discussion of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Team 6 located in Danang.

45 thoughts on “Team 6 Danang

  1. What was the team at Hoa Vang District Headquarters just south of Da Nang Air Base? I as assigned there with the 52nd CA Platoon 29th Civil Affairs Company doing refugee work in the district May 1969 – January 1970.

  2. I stayed on the second floor of the DaNang Hotel from June 1968-May 1969. I was assigned to the 11th Interrogation/Translation Team which was stationed at the Combined Interrogation Center next to The ARVN Prisoner of War Camp just North of Marble Mountain on Hwy 1. Does anyone remember anything about the PW Camp or the CIC?

  3. Ed, Gene:

    I lived on the forth floor of the DaNang Hotel from Oct 70 to Jul 71. I do remember the CORDS parties next door…I mostly remember the free booze Of cource we also had our NCO club in the Hotel with the Flippino bands. It was a heck of a time for a nineteen year old.

  4. Hi all! My father in law, Edmond (Ed) Davenport was on MACV Team 6. He’s fallen ill and I’m looking for anyone that may have info about his time in service. Does anyone remember him?

    • Sarah
      Do you know the dates he was in Team 6. What was his rank? You know if he was NCO or an officer. I was there all of 1971 and don’t recall him but it has been 40 years. What was his job or specialty. We had 50 people in the team spread all over I Corp so maybe I never met him. Not likely but possible.
      Good luck to you.
      Gene

      • Hi Gene! Thanks for your service and your reply!

        Ed was a Captain and there from 1970-1971 according to a plaque I found. The plaque said MACV Advisory Team 6 1970-1971.

        He has pretty advanced dementia so he’s not able to remember or tell us about it.. and before he was sick he was a very private guy. My husband didn’t even know his rank or anything until we found his DD-214 cleaning out his house. It looks like from what we found he went to ordinance school but I don’t know more than that. I’d really like to find out anything I can for both Ed and my husband. What did Team 6 do?

        I hope this finds you well!

        Thanks,
        Sarah

  5. Hello, I was the Inspector General clerk for MACV Advisory Team 1, HQ I Corps DaNang from Oct 70 to Jul 71. LtCol Sevdy was the IG. He was promoted to Col after Lam Som 719 and became Chief of Staff MACV I Corps HQ.

    • I was a Security Guard for MACV Advisory Team 1, HQ I Corps DaNang from Oct 70 to Oct 71. Guarded all the Military officers Installations. Including the DaNang Hotel.

      • Ed
        I was assigned to the DaNang Hotel for all of 1971 except when we were on a mission. I probably walked past you several times a day. The CIA was housed in the building next to the hotel. There was a party there every night. The officers were located in another building not to far from the hotel. I don’t think there were any officers at the hotel. NCO’s and support staff like me.
        Small world.
        Geno

  6. My father, Ralph Loyd Comer, was stationed in DaNang from May 1962 to May 1963 as an advisor. He was a Captain at the time. He never spoke of what he did during that year although I have a couple of pictures of him with a group of Americans and what I believe to be South Vietnamese. All we know is that he was an advisor to the South Vietnamese and the photos show him in civilian clothes. Upon his return to the States, he went on to Command General Staff College and then spent 1966-69 with CINCPAC in Hawaii where he was an analyst. I finally got his Army personnel records from the National Archives a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, much of the information was blacked out (redacted) and, since he passed away in 1970 when I was 9, I will never know what his roles were during his Army career (1953-1970).

  7. I remember a Sp 5 Johnson in 68 who worked in the G2 Advisory section, a thin taller guy . I don’t know if this is your friend or not but we operated out of the ARVN TOC.. This fellow should be around 68 by now. He should remember me if we are talking about the same person.
    Ryan Faulkenberry 1 Lt
    Assistant G2 Air Advisor
    I Corps ARVN Hqs
    Da Nang Nov 68/69

    • Omgosh! He was thin but only about 5’6 or 5’7″ maybe. He was my brother and I would love to find someone who knew him! He recently passed…..June last year. Would have been 67…..sounds like we’re taking about same guy…..other than being tall? Wish I would have found this site sooner. Thank you for your service!! 💕

    • Joe
      I was in Saigon for awhile when I first arrived in Dec of 1970 until they assigned me to Team 6. I didn’t know very many peoples names when I first got to team 6. If you left in early 1971 I may have seen you but didn’t know your name. At the very least I can’t put a face with your name.
      Sorry I’m not much help Joe.

      Gene Turner

  8. Served with MACV, was advisor to 1st Vietnamese Armored Brigade in Danang. July-Oct. 1969. We took over the 1st Marine tanks when the 3rd MAF left country. Anyone ever heard of us? Was E-4 11B, Retired 0-4, 18A. Any info please connect

  9. I WAS AN ADVISOR FOR THE 21ST VIETNAMESE RANGER BN VERY PROUD TO WEAR A MAROON BERET AND TIGER PATCH. CONDUCTED ALL COMBAT OPERATIONS FROM DANANG 1970.

  10. I was Asst G2 Air at I Corps Hqs from November 67 to Nov 68. I was flying with an USAF FAC the morning of TET. We dumped 50 + air strikes on the NVA just south of I Corps Hqs. It was ugly for them.
    I talked to Cpt Buddy Dent about a year ago. He was Asst G3 and worked in the ARVN TOC with me. I think I remember you and a Cpt Zimmerman .

    Ryan Faulkenberry 1st Lt in 1968
    Starr SC
    864-933- 0218 >jellicoridge@gmail.com<

    • Hello – You may see my search request as the latest entry for Team 28, which was in the Delta. I wonder if the CPT ZIMMERMAN that you recall could have been one and the same. Might you have any leads for me? Thanks!

  11. I just found this site. I served as Bn Advisor to the 2bn 51st ARVN Regt from Feb 67 to Aug 67. We had a team of four Advisors. Capt McDonald, Capt Norman LeMeu, Australian WO Lofty Moran and an E5 whose name I can’t remember. The last of my tour I as the Asst G3 Air and worked out of the I Corps Hqs. I flew almost every day with the Forward Air Control out of Danang. I have a picture ou the I Corp Team if any one is interested. I was in the MACV Compound in Saigon and scheduled to leave country the day Tet started. I am interested in reaching others who I might have served with.
    Capt Benjamin H McDonald

  12. MACV, Headquarters DaNang … personal aid to the Commanding General Lt.Col Bryant , I Corps Support Group … anyone still alive? (Marcus R. Taylor, SP4 – 1968)

  13. Anyone remember a William D. Swanda from WA State? My father was part of the Naval Advisory Group and was in Danang. He didn’t talk much about his time there, but all I know is he wore the black beret, had a small craft insignia (enlisted), and according to the records I received after his death, he received a NUC for NAVSUPPACT, Danang for 16 Aug 66 to 15 Dec 67. He also received a MUC for NAVSUPPACT in Danang, probably 1968. I don’t have the exact dates for the MUC, but the commendation letter from Gen. Westmoreland is dated 16 Mar 1968. His records also indicate 2 other MUCs, but I don’t have any letters, info, or dates about them.

    If anyone has any info on him or can help me find out more about his time- I’d REALLY appreciate it!

    Thanks!

  14. I am looking for anyone that would have any information or who might have served with a CSM Meade around 1970 or 1971.

  15. How do i figure what team worked at danang 30may72 at night 0330 i delivered two trucks. Thanx

  16. I was with Advisory Tm 1 at Da Nang Nov 67- Nov 68 with the G2 advisor Col. Robert Hand at the ARVN TOC. Lt Ryan Faulkenberry .

  17. No major Conrad on team 6 in late 1970 or 1971 when I was there. Don’t know about 67-68 time frame. Most people rotated out within a year or so. A few extended their stay if they liked what they were doing but not many. No help from me. Sorry.

    • I am not privy to TEAM 6 . I was an advisor/pilot flying with ABAT TEAM 5 at Da Nang, I left Vietnam AUGUST 1963. I flew mission all over I Corp. and along the “border”.

  18. I was in Team 15 in Hoi An just south of Da Nang. We used to travel to Danang. Sometimes to Chords HQ. Sometimes to the Hospital. Chords reminded me of a Hotel, ball room, supply , admin offices. Sometimes we would go to Air Base a place called Gufighters Club.

    Back at Hoi An I was a Radio Operator and net control was Danang. Any of this sound familiar?

    What was the mission of Team 6. Team 15 Hoi An mission was advise Viet regional forces of Quang Nam Province.

  19. Gene Turner

    Team 6 HQ was located in Danang. We had about 50 members. They varied in rank from Colonel to PFC. I was there for all of 1971. Interesting group to say the least.

      • Hi Ken
        When I got there in late 1970 there was a Colonel Polowski (could be spelled wrong) in charge. He had an engineering background. Late in 1971 around Oct or Nov he was replaced by Colonel Kies. He had a combat background. I left in Jan of 1972 and Kies was still in charge at that time. I would guess that Kies was still there in May of 1972 as well. There was a Lt Colonel Randall second in command when I got there. He had some personal issues after his wife died and was replaced by a Lt Colonel Pazderka about mid 1971. As you probably know, anything can change after a person leaves so I actually have no personal info for May of 1972.
        I hope some of this may be of help to you.

        Gene Turner (PFC)

    • Hello, first off thank you for your service! My dad was Macv mobile advisory team 6 from ’70-’71. I am currently making him a shadow box representing his time their. If there is anything that you could think of to include, I’d appreciate it. Thank you!

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