585th Engineer Company (DT)

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Site Dedication

This web site is dedicated to the men who served in Vietnam with the 585th Engineer Company [DT] from 1966 to 1972. Their sacrifices were many, their rewards few.

In Memoriam

It is with humility and sorrow and respect that we remember our comrades who were killed and wounded in the line of duty. The 585th Association renders a solemn salute to Company Commander Captain Gregory Patrick Kernahan, Distinguished Service Cross [Posthumous], killed in action at Pleiku on 6 March 1968.

Association Mission

The three specific goals of this organization are to locate and reunite Vietnam Veterans of the 585th Engineer Company [DT], and to encourage camaraderie between these men.


Our Membership Now Stands at 914bullet point604 Living and Sadly, 310 Deceased

The Fourteenth Reunion of the 585th Engineer Co. (Vietnam) Association will be at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, 217 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. The dates are Thursday, September 21 thru Monday, September 25, 2023.

Association members are responsible for booking their own rooms. Reservations may be made by calling 210-224-2500, option 2 or following the link here. If calling, be sure to reference block code E14 and indicate you are with the "585th Engineer Company DT" to get the special rate listed below. Additional reunion information can be found by clicking the Reunion Info tab above.

We encourage all members to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus prior to the reunion.


Standard Contracted Room Rate: $159.30/night including taxes and fees.

Rates do not include complementary parking or breakfast. Self-Parking passes for the garage under the hotel are available at $20/day with unlimited in/out privileges.


To register for the reunion, please send your check for $100/person to Gerald Kinyon at 3508 Heathcliff Ct., Westfield, Indiana 46074. Indicate in the bottom left of your check an “F” for fish, “C” for chicken, V” for vegetarian or “B” for beef for each banquet meal included in your registration.

Army Combat Action Badge

Combat Action Badge

The Combat Action Badge was created in 2005 to address the changing face of warfare our troops were encountering. Prior to that time, only infantry men were awarded a combat badge for engaging in actual combat with an enemy. For many years, tankers and artillery men lobbied for similar badges to denote their combat experience.

Contact your representatives now to push for this to go through by clicking below:

Click on the following to look up members on the wall

Rest in Peace Tom Garney

Tom Garney passed away on April 12, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. He will be greatly missed by all. His diligent work at locating members that had served with the unit was a huge undertaking on which he spent an enormous amount of time. He was the focal point for updates to the website and the keeper of reunion records and photos. He was very active in VFW Post 9399 and considered the 585th and VFW his extended family.

If there are any problems, questions, or comments, please contact Breland and Gayle Clement by clicking email below