551st Transportation Company (Terminal Service)
The 551st Transportation Company (Terminal Service), commonly known as "The Pace Setters",came to the 4th Transportation Command
(TML C) from Cam Ranh Bay Support Command during March 1967. At their previous location, the unit had been assigned the mission of
operating the DeLong Ammunition Pier under the 10th Transportation Battalion (Terminal). Upon arrival in theSaigon area, the unit was
assigned to the US Army Terminal, Newport, and chargedwith the responsibility of discharge and backloading of deep draft vessels at two
berths in the Newport complex and operation of four in-transit storage sheds. The unit has handled virtually all types of cargo in its area of
operations to include ammunition and refrigerated cargo.
                                Lineage and Honors

Constituted 1 May 1936 as Company H, 48th Quartermaster
Regiment

Activated 20 October 1939 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as
Company H, 48th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck-Corps)

Inactivated 13 January 1941 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Activated 25 February 1942 at Camp Davis, North Carolina

Redesignated 2 December 1943 as 3528th Quartermaster
Truck Company (Troop)

Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as 3528th
Transportation Corps Truck Company

Redesignated 30 June 1947 as 551st Transportation Truck
Company, (Troop)

Redesignated 8 April 1954 as 551st Transportation Company
(Light Truck)

Inactivated 10 May 1955 in Korea

Activated 1 June 1957 in Germany

Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany

Activated 25 May 1966 at Fort Eustis, Virginia as 551st
Transportation Company (Terminal Service)

Inactivated 30 June 1971 in Vietnam

Activated 2 March 1972 at Fort Eustis, Virginia
Campaign Participation Credit

World War II-AP
East Indies
New Guinea
Luzon
Southern Philippines

Korean War
CCF Intervention
First UN Counteroffensive
CCF Spring Offensive
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
Second Korean Winter
Korea Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter
Korea Summer 1953

Vietnam
Counteroffensive, Phase II
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer/Fall 1969
Winter/Spring 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase VII



Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered PACIFIC THEATER

Mertitorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered KOREA

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 To 4 July 1945

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
Members of the 551st Transportation Company in Vietnam
William Siller
John E. Liddle
John Scott
Stanley Howe
Carl Groth
Bill Mentzer
Larry Clark
Alfred E. Krabbenhoeft
Larry Talbot
Thomas Taylor
Bob Shanta
Robert Banbury
R. Dale Taylor
Gonzalo Contreros Jr.
Wayne Holck
Fred Parker
Jerry Lyons
Warren Schaub
Thomas P. Heck
Dan Telarico
Tim White
John Shook
Bill Hahn
Glenn A Sexton
Oscar White
Phillip V.Cruz
Randall Aragon
Mandy Alvarez
Mike Crabb
Henry Hoogenboom
Hugh Guidi
Philip McManus
Armando Loya
Douglas Elliott
Harold Allrich
Dick Shepard
Jose Vidro-Tiru
Arthur F. Smeatin
Mark Moehle
Tim White
Dan Barnes
Barry Rohraf
Charles Eaton
Edward Kaeding
Daniel P. Nagel
Daniel L. Griswold
Robert T Hoffman
Stanley J. Phillips
Jack Hambleton
William J. Bertera
Roger Beich
Edward McGilton
Gonzalo Contreras
David Pangle
Jim Juillerat
Fred K. Rowell
Edward P. Apalakis
Bradley G. McInnis
Lawrence Newberry
Richard Rought
Pete Osmus
Wally L. Jarnagin
Hiram Driggers
Eugene Linn
Keith Kennedy
John Hammond
Theodore gillyard
Thomas E. Foland
David Norwalk
Boyce Irwin
Charles "Terry" Moore
William F. Ellis
Marc P. Coffeen
Edward A. DeWeese
Carl Brocksmith
James A. Stern
Wayne E. Lawless
John C. Orders
Joseph E. Blake
Robert L. La Fleur
Larry T. Burchett
David Colvin
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Convoy Shotgun To Newport
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Newport Security Guard
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Newport Stevedore
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Ship NCO - DD3
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Rigger
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Platoon Leader - Company Commander
Trans Movement Specialist
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Light Truck Driver
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Company Commander - Now Deceased
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Forklift Mechanic - Rigger & Welder
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Newport Stevedore
Newport Stevedore - Now Deceased
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Cook
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Platoon Leader
Newport Security
Movement Specialist, Retrograde Yard
Steveador
Crane Operator
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Steveadore - Truck Driver
Documentation and Company Clerk
Steveador
Cargo Handler - Now Deceased
Steveador
Asst. Operations Officer, Newport - Company Commander
Company Commander - Platoon Leader Newport
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Photo Courtesy Of United States Army Transportation Museum At Fort Eustis, Virginia
Al Krabbenhoeft - Portage, IN - 551st TC - October, 1967 to September, 1968. Click here to go to Al's webpages.
Fred Parker - 551st TC
John Shook - Ann Arbor, MI - 551st TC - September,1967 to September,1968. Click here to go to John's webpage.
Bob Shanta - Mission Viejo, CA - 551st TC - June, 1968 - July, 1969 - Click here to go to Bob's Page.
Bill Siller - Tulsa, OK - 551st TC - September, 1967 to September 1968.
David Colvin - Tigard, Or - 551st TC - September, 1966 - April, 1967 - David passed away on August,9 2003.  Click here to go to David's Page.
Jim Townsend - Holbrook, MA -  368th TC - 551st TC - August, 70 -  October, 71
Randall  Aragon - Fairbanks, Alaska - 551st TC - November 1968 - November 1969
Armando loya - Denton, Texas - 551st TC - April 1967 - April 1968 - Click here to go to Armando's webpage.
Mark Moehle - Tucson, AZ - 551st TC  September 1966 - September 1967 - Click here to go to Mark's page.
Stan Howe - Running Springs, CA. 551st TC - June 1968 - May 1969
Fred K Rowell - Old Hickory, TN - 551st TC - February 1970 - November 1970
The 551st Transportation Company In Vietnam
Al Krabbenhoeft
John Shook
Bob Shanta
Armando Loya
Fred Parker
Bill Siller  
Larry Clark
Warren Schaub
Jim Townsend
J erry Lyons
Randall Aragon
Bill Hahn
Glenn Sexton
David Colvin
Fred K Rowell
Dan Telarico
Mark Moehle
Stan Howe