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The 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion

The AmGrunt Story - Where and When


A Short History of the Battalion.
A brief look at the 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion from its activation on 16 February 1942 as a unit of the 1st Marine Division through today and its current designation of Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division.
1st AmTrac Bn at Cua Viet
The 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion arrives at Cua Viet and the AmGrunt is born.
Installation Coordinator
The 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion receives Assignment of Installation Coordinator, Cua Viet Port Facility
The AmGrunts
A story about the AmGrunts and their mission at Cua Viet - Published in Leatherneck Magazine.
The "Am Grunts"
A drawing by R. Yaco - Published in Leatherneck Magazine
Photos of Cua Viet
1st AmTrac Bn's home at Cua Viet (Camp Kistler).
Combat Photos
Photos the AmGrunts of Cua Viet in action.
(Photos are located in the AmTrac Photo Gallery)
Bravo Company Arrives First
The Cua Viet River TAOR (1966 - 1967)
by Former Capt. Patrick J. McDonnell, Bravo 4 - 1st AmTrac Battalion.
Marines At The Cua Viet
The Right Flank of the Third Marine Division (1967 - 1968)
A monograph by Lieutenant Colonel Poindexter M. Johnson USMC (Ret)
Maps of Cua Viet, Vietnam and the surrounding area.
This map covers the coastal area of the Northern I Corps from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) south to the City of Quang Tri. It includes the Marine Combat Base at Dong Ha and Highway 9 out to the village of Cam Lo.
Incoming Artillery and Rockets
Cua Viet Port Facility receives incoming mortar, rocket and artillery fire.
Land Mines, RPGs and Other Bad Things
An Amtrac's worst enemy is a heavy anti-tank mine which can split the hull of an LVT.

The AmGrunt Story continues with - The Operations and The Battles


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