April 12th 1968 - The 131st Combat Engineers of the Vermont National Guard were called into service in Vietnam. A total of 184 men were mobilized to build 60 miles of road between Ban Me Thuot and Ninh Hoa (near the Cambodian border). Many Vermonters served in Vietnam, but they was the only Vermont National Guard Unit to serve in Vietnam.
May 13th 1968 - Members of the 131st report for active duty
May 18th 1968 - The 131st departs for training at Ft Belvior, Virginia
Sep 19th 1968 - The 131st departs for Tuy Hoa, Vietnam (approx. 75 miles north of Saigon) and is attached to the 577th Engineer Battalion.
Oct 1968 - The 131st moves to Ban Me Thout where it remains throughout it's tour of duty
Sep 8th 1969 - The 131st leaves for Ft Devens, MA
Sep 12 1968 - Members of te 131st are released from active duty