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        The mission of the 589th Engineer Battalion Association (Vietnam) is to reunite the veterans of the 589th in friendship, fellowship and healing. Since its formation in 2009, the Association has reunited “722” members who served with the 589th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam during the years 1967 through 1971. This site represents the collective efforts of the Brothers of the 589th Association to share their thoughts, stories and memories with those who mean so much.
        The members of the 589th Association dedicate this website to their fallen brethren who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the United States of America in Vietnam. Their sacrifices were many, their rewards few, but their memories will live forever.
        After landing at Qui Nhon, Vietnam in April 1967, the 589th Engineer Battalion and its attached units were involved in a variety of construction projects throughout the northern half of South Vietnam. The projects included everything required of engineers in a war zone, from clearing fire support bases, to building roads and landing strips, bridges and support structures, to providing security against local Viet Cong forces.
       Represented here are some of the memories of those who served that mission, their stories in pictures and prose, their efforts to reunite, and their desire to maintain the bond formed while serving in Vietnam over 40 years ago. Whether you are a member of the 589th Association or simply visiting the site, please help us honor those who served by respecting the communications contained in the following pages.

Interview with LTC Myron Snoke by our Historian, Dennie Pendergrass.

LTC Snoke was the 589th's original Battalion Commander. This is a real treat and gives everyone a great insight of our beginnings at Fort Hood through our first year in Vietnam.
LTC Myron Snoke Interview Part 1
LTC Myron Snoke Interview Part 2
LTC Myron Snoke Interview Part 3

Click on the USA map below to see where we are now!

Members Google Maps

Click on the VN map below for more details of the 589th's mission in Vietnam.

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                                      "Daniel E. Kuczynski"
Dan was the spark which ignited the fire within me that became the 589th Association. I was lucky enough to not only remember Dan's complete name but also where he was from - Wampum, PA. Many internet searches and a few days later I located a phone number for Dan and finally made contact with him on May 9th, 2009, which just happened to be Mother's Day. That's a day I will never forget. It was the first time I had ever spoken to any of my Army Brothers I served with in Vietnam over 40 years earlier. That spark is why you are reading this today. Unfortunately, Dan died just three years later on May 26, 2012, before I had a chance to see him in person.
Thank you, Dan and RIP Brother. P. Blanchfield