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 “691” 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.