Shepard Patton’s Thailand made Command and Control Central (CCC) Beer-Can insignia.
Shephard Patton served two tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1965 – 1966 with the 173rdAirborne Brigade. Patton returned for a second tour in 1969 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC) assigned to the Hatchet Forces before he transferred to Recon Company, Recon Team Colorado. Shephard later became “One of the 55” US Advisors to serve in El Salvador.
Command Sergeant Major (E-9) Patton retired from the Army in November 1981 after twenty-five years’ service with twelve months in Vietnam.
Forward Operational Base #2 was opened in 1966 and located in Kontum, Republic of Vietnam, in the II Corp area. In late 1968, the compound was renamed Command and Control Central (CCC). Then in 1971, the camp was redesignated Task Force 2 Advisory Element (TF2AE) and deactivated in March / April 1972.