59th Engr. Co. (Land Clearing)

Many of the tactical operations for the 1st Bn 6th Inf on the Batangan in 1970-71 involved providing
security for the land clearing efforts of the 59th Engineer Company (Land Clearing).  The unit used
massive D7 bulldozers to clear the dense vegetation from the land to deprive the Viet Cong of cover
and concealment.
NDP for 59th Engr (LC) at Hill 128  in Dec 70 Dozers moving in tall grass to the cut
Driver's view through cab screening Business end of a D7 bulldozer in 30' vegetation

Photos provided by Tom Botts, 59th Engr Co (LC) 1969-70.

For a larger view, click on the individual photo.  For detailed information about land clearing operations, be
sure to visit the 59th Engr. Co. (Land Clearing) web site.  The site includes over fifty photos of land clearing
operations and personnel throughout Vietnam and into Laos (Operation Lam Son 719/Dewey Canyon).

Select additional photos from the index at left, or link to the 1st Bn 6th Inf Home Page