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1st Logistical Command
1st Logistical Command On Sept. 20, 1950, the 1st Logistical Command was activated at Fort McPherson, Ga. Its early years were spent there and later at Fort Bragg, N.C. In July 1958, 1st Log was designated a major unit of the Strategic Army Corps, and during the next three years it was responsible for administrative and logistical support to contingency forces of the corps. During the Berlin Crisis, 1st Log deployed to France and became a major unit of the Communications Zone, Europe. The 1st Logistical Command came to the Republic of Vietnam in April 1965 with a force of only 35 officers and enlisted men. With the build up of U.S. forces in South Vietnam, the command quickly mushroomed to a strength of more than 50,000 soldiers. In June 1970, the 1st Logistical Command was reduced in strength and consolidated with USARV. A U.S. Army combat operation in South Vietnam has never been delayed or canceled due to the lack of supplies. This is the record of the 1st Logistical Command, which supplied and supported all U.S. Army units and other U.S. and free world forces serving in the Republic of Vietnam.

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  1st Logistical Command, Vietnam, April 1968

The 1st Log Command was huge and directed almost all the support activities for USARV Divisions and other activities.

Lineage and Honors Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Support Command* (1st Logistical)

1st Logistical Command History

Army 1st Logistical Command Reports and Can Gio District Statistics

The 44th Medical Brigade was transferred from 1st Logistical Command to the Surgeon, USARV, in 1967.

During 1966, 1st Log became the largest single major command in Vietnam as its military personnel strength increased to 50,000.

259th QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, 1st Logistical Command

Powell was shipped to Vietnam in May of 1969 where he was assigned to the 262d QM (Quarter Master) Battalion, POL (Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants), 1st Logistical Command, located in Cam Ranh Bay, that supplied fuel and other petroleum products throughout the II Corps Area.

Name: Joel Corona
Rank/Branch: Private First Class/US
Army Unit: Company C, Group Command, US Army Support Command 1st Logistical Command
Date of Birth: 21 August 1949
Home of Record: Pharr, TX
Date of Loss: 08 November 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 115309N 1091635E (CP123144)
Status in 1973: Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Boat (some lists say ground)



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