Vietnam: Published by 20th EB Information Office, 1969. 1st printing. Presumed one of one, i.e., a unique item. ~ 85 leaves, multi-colored paper. Illustrated with over 60 original b/w photographs, most captioned [~ 45 action scenes of divers brigade projects, the remainder of staff, and Vietnamese citizens]. 7 leaves with newspaper clipping affixed, also documenting divers brigade projects. Original artwork by PFC Al Schumer. 11-3/8" x 8-1/2". Green cloth binding, with front board having custom multi-layer onlays depicting the units of the 20th Brigade; rear board with diamond-shaped cut-out for a b/w photograph of a unit bulldozer. Eps original artwork of divers construction scenes; rear paste-down an original bust pencil drawing of Col. Wilson. A VG+ to Nr Fine item. Item #42627
The 20th Engineer Brigade is a combat engineer brigade currently assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps of the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Though its predecessor units have lineage that dates back before the American Civil War, the formation was not formally designated as the 20th Engineer Brigade until its activation on 16 August 1950, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Deploying overseas in November 1952, it supported construction projects in southwestern France until its return to the US on 10 September 1954.
Reactivated on 1 May 1967, at Fort Bragg, the brigade deployed to Vietnam where it supported American forces for several years and a dozen campaigns. The brigade was deactivated on 20 September 1971, as American forces withdrew from the country.
This souvenir book comprehensively documents the brigade's activities & asssigned personnel during the period of June 1968 to June 1969.
A unique item, the first such we've been able to offer chronicling this period of US history.