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Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364) CO LtCol Louis A. Gulling IJan-l 6Apr68* LtCol Joseph R. Dobbratz, Jr. 17Apr-l lSep68 LtCol Merlin V. Statzer 12Sep-9Dec68


*The squadron was transferred to MAG-16 on 10Dec68.


Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 367 (HML^367) CO LtCol Glenn R. Hunter Mar-7Apr68* LtCol Robert King, Jr. 8Apr-22Aug68 LtCol Richard L. Robinson 23Aug-3 lDec68


*The Squadron was formed from the personnel and equipment ofVMO-3 in March 1968. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH^462) CO LtCol Ronald E. Nelson 21Aug-31Dec68*


*The squadron arrived from ConUS on 21Aug68.


Provisional Marine Aircraft Group 39 (ProvMAG-39) CO Col John E. Hansen l6Apr-30Jun68* LtCol Paul W. Niesen lJul^Jul68 Col Walter Sienko 5Jul-31 Dec68


*PrwMAG-39 was formed at Quang Tri on l6Apr68 and replaced MAG-36, Detachment Alpha. LtCol Niesen remained commander of HMM 161 as well as ProvMAG-39 commander during the period l-4Jul68. Provisional Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 39 (ProvH&MS-39)


CO Maj Charles G. Gerard l6Apr-9Aug68 Maj Herman R. Bolen 10Aug-29Nov68 LtCol Bobby R. Wilkinson 30Nov-31Dec68


Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) CO LtCol Paul W. Niesen 17May-8Nov68* LtCol David L. Elam 9Nov-31Dec68


*The squadron joined ProvMAG-39 from CONUS on 17May68. Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163)


CO LtCol Richard G. Courtney 16Apr-18May68*


*The squadron was transferred from MAG-36 to ProvMAG-39 m l6Apr68 and then transferred to MAG-16 on 19May68.


Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262) CO LtCol Melvin J. Steinberg l6Apr-20Sep68* LtCol Albert N. Alien 21Sep-31Dec68


* The squadron was transferred to ProvMAG-39 from MAG-36 on l6Apr68. It returned to MAG-36 on 2 lSep68. Marine Observation Squadron 6 (VMO-6)


CO Maj Bertram A. Maas l6Apr-20Sep68* MajHansA. Zander 21 Sep-31 Dec68


*The squadron was transferred to ProvMAG-39 from MAG-36 on l6Apr68. 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade (9th MAB)/Task Force 79* 9th MAB Headquarters


CG BGen Jacob E. Glick lJan-21Jan68 BGen William C. Chip 22Jan-l lAug68 BGen John E. Williams 12Aug-31Dec68


CS Col James A. Etheridge lJan-30Sep68 Col John Lowman, Jr. 1Oct-31Dec68


G-l Col George H. Benskin, Jr. !Jan-10Apr68 LtCol Parks H. Simpson l lApr-16Oct68 Maj William H. Groesbeck 17Oct-31Dec68


G-2 Maj Hugh S. Jolley lJan-3Jan68


Maj James V. Knapp lFeb-5Mar68 Maj Hugh S. Jolley 6Mar-26Aug68 Maj Aubrey L. Lumpkin 27Aug-3lDec68


G-3 LtCol Anthony Novak !Jan-30Apr68 Col John A. Conway lMay-5Jun68 Col Robert R. Wilson 6Jun-l lJul68 LtCol Ronald A. Mason 12Jul-27Jul68 LtCol George C. Kliefoth 28Jul-31Dec68


G^4 Col Warren A. Butcher lJan-26Feb68 LtCol Paul R. Fields 27Feb-29Feb68 Col Maynard W. Schmidt IMar-l 1Oct68 LtCol Stewart B. McCarty, Jr. 12Oct-3 lDec68


*The 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade was established on lMar66 and assumed responsibility for Task Force 79 (TF 79) duties on that date. On 15 April 1966, 9th MAB assumed responsibility for all tactical Marine aviation and ground units in the Western Pacific which were not in Vietnam.


Regimental Landing Team 26 (RLT-26)/Task Group 79.2* CO Col David E. Lownds lJan-HApr68 Col Bruce F. Meyers 12Apr-l lAug68 Col Clyde W. Hunter 12Aug-31 Dec68


*RLT-26 remained administratively under 9th MAB, but, only RLT-26 (Rear) remained on Okinawa. The regimental command group and its three integral infantry battalions were in Vietnam.


Regimental Landing Team 26 (Rear) (RLT-26 [Rear]) CO LtCol Richard D. Alexander lJan-l6Feb68 Maj John B. Bany, Jr. 17Feb-3 lMar68 LtCol Jack Erwin lApr-19Oct68 Maj James E. Anderson 20Oct-27Oct68 LtCol Rufino Delacmz 28Oct-3 lDec68 1st Battalion, 13th Marines


CO LtCol John A. Hennelly lJan-23May68 LtCol Anthony Novak 24May-15Nov68 LtCol John B. Cantieny 16Nov-31Dec68


Provisional Service Battalion/Task Group 79.8 CO Col Thomas W. Burke lJan-17Jul68 Col Robert R. Wilson 18Jul-21Aug68 LtCol James F. Conlon 22Aug-8Sep68 Col William C. Doty, Jr. 9Sep-31 Dec68 Marine Aircraft Group 15 (MAG-15)


CO Col Wilbur C. Kellogg, Jr. lJan-12Oct68 Col Clement T. Corcoran 13Oct-3 lDec68


Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 15 (H&MS-15) CO LtCol Herman L. Mixson lJan-18Jul68 LtCol David P. Grafl 9Jul-7Dec68 LtCol Kenneth M. Scott 8Dec-31Dec68 Marine Air Base Squadron 15 (MABS-15)


CO LtCol Clement C. J. Chamberlain lJan-5Apr68 Maj Raymond D. Fortmeyer 6Apr-21Aug68 LtCol Dock H. Pegues 22Aug-31Dec68 Marine Air Control Squadron 6 (MACS-6)


LtCol Rollin E. Hippler lJan-27Feb68*


*MACS-6 returned to CONUS on 27Feh68 after being relieved by MACS-8.







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