The 1st & 2nd Platoons of the 697th Engineer Company (Pipeline) were located at Camp Samae San and Camp Vayama 1967 - 1969.
Who was where and when is very confusing due to frequent deployments as missions required. We will get this all squred away shortly.
The names listed here are some of the 2nd Platoon personnel during this time period. Just click on their name to read their stories.
During this time frame, the 697th 2nd Platoon was attached to the 538th Engineer Battalion and was located next to D Company.
The 1st Platoon or parts of it were located at Camp Vayama. While D Company was constructing their base camp the 1st & 2nd Platoons were busy erecting two 10,000 barrel water tanks and starting to lay pipe.
2nd Platoon of the 697th Engineer Company (Pipeline) spent most of it's time at NKP in northern Thailand.
While at NKP the 2nd Platoon erected 10,000 barrel fuel tanks, laid water lines, installed pumping stations, etc.
As stated before they were deployed to Viet Nam from mid 1966 to March 1967 supporting combat units there. We are still looking for info and photos from this time period. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
While at NKP the 3rd Platoon also erected 10,000 barrel fuel tanks, laid water lines, installed pumping stations, etc.
LT Stockton’s 3rd Platoon PCS’d to Korea for a POL Project in Kunsan and Osan 24 May 1968.
Constituted 16 July 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 697th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company,
Activated 4 August 1943 in Tunisia
Inactivated 1 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
Activated 28 December 1946 on Okinawa
Inactivated 1 June 1949 on Okinawa
Redesignated 25 October 1954 as the 697th Engineer Company and allotted to the Regular Army
Activated 15 November 1954 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Inactivated 1 December 1969 in Thailand
Activated 16 September 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
World War II: Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France (with arrowhead); Rhineland; Central Europe
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER