This 1963 yearbook group is the only known photo of a 3AD
23rd Engineers nuclear demolition team (ADM). The soldiers were
not identified. The platoon (or any renamed similar unit) was
not pictured, or mentioned, in the following yearbook (1966),
nor in any 3AD publication to follow that we can locate. But
the Spearhead ADM mission and its weapons secretively continued
to exist, apparently into the 1980's. That mission, in case of
Soviet attack, included the use of ADM's as nuclear land-mines
and their deployment to destroy tunnels, bridges, and dams to
disrupt enemy troop movements.
Were you in the above photo, or a member of any subsequent
3AD ADM team? Please contact the
webmaster. We are in need of harmless general information.
Your identity will remain anonymous.