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Searching for Dale Felman who served with 3/34 Artillery, B. Btry., 9th Inf. Div., Ft. Riley, Kansas, and then Vietnam, 1966-67. Contact: Samuel Figuerroa, Bo. Cubuy, Buzon 8828, Canovanas, Puerto Rico 00729; 787-876-0312; 787-564-5280.

Looking for an Army basic training graduation book from Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, for B. Co., 1st Bn., 2nd Bd. (B-1-2), July 9-Sept. 13, 1968. Contact: Doug S. Berg, 4037 Dolbil Dr., St. Louis, MO 63125; 314-638-1136.

Seeking old friends from C Co., 1st Bn., 1st Marines, 1st Mar. Div., 1968-70: Henry L. Burch of Alpha Squad, 2nd Plt., last-known address in Boston; Edward D. Williams (known as “Dino”) from Texarkana, Ark., and James D. Simpson, Jr. (“Tony”) from Baltimore, both in Weapons, 2nd Plt. Contact: Howard M. Smith, 37 Cornwall Ave., Millville, NJ 08332; 856-825-6350; hmsmith0311@comcast.net

If we served together in HHC 2/1, 196th Americal Div., at Hawk Hill, Camp Perdue, or Hill 251, 1969-71, get in touch. Contact: Michael P. Parker, 501 Baltimore Ave., 2nd Fl., Cumberland, MD 21502; 301-777-0596.

Would like to hear from anybody who served with me in Co. C, 3/8, 4th Inf. Div., 3rd Plt., 1969-70. Are Lt.Watson or Capt.Arnold still out there? Contact: Juan C. Anzaldua, 393 W. Hickory St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411; 708-754-1233.

Looking for my friend John Tucker who served with me aboard the U.S.S. Hornet (CVS-12), M Div., 1964-68, or anyone else who served with us. Contact: Lonnie Prairie Chicken, HC 35 5411, Wasilla, AK 99654; 907-240-6378; siyotipi@mtaonline.net

Searching for anyone who served with A Co., Tactical Support Section, or the Comm. Ctr. (Secret Crytopgraphy), 69th Signal Bn., 1966-67, at Camp Gerry, Long Binh. I am having Agent Orange-related difficulties and wonder if anyone else is. Contact: Patrick C. Jesse, 20753 S. Hickory Creek Pl., Frankfort, IL 60423; 815-469-1738.

Seeking anyone who served with me in Det. 1, Medical Services, or 601st Airborne Medical Co., at Ft. Clayton, Canal Zone, 1962-64. Contact: Jack J. Green, 8744-16th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11214; 718-259-5829.

Looking for friends from the 8/26th TAB: John Nolan from headquarters in An Khe, summer 1970; Johnston Cox from Section 5, LZ Two Bits, spring 1970; Kurtz from 256th Det., Kontum, spring 1970; Martinez and Balon from 1st Inf. Div., 1/5th Artillery Radar in Dau Tieng. Contact: Bruce F. Bratton, 4709 Rockledge Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110; 717-233-6578.

Want to find William (“Bill” or “Bee”) Bascomb, radioman with the 81MM Forward Observer Team, 2nd Bn., 7th Marines, 1st Marine Div. Last seen on Operation Arizona, June 1967. Your old forward observer Art Singer (111 Mallory Rd., Roxbury, CT 06783; 860-355-3456) and me, the “Moon Man,” are looking for you. Contact: Richard Mooney, 25 Park Pl., Floral Park, NY 11001; 516-352-9203; rmooney2@optonline.net

Searching for anyone who served with 1/21, 24th Inf. Div., Warner Kasserne, or hung out at the Cracker Box in Munich, Germany, in 1960-62. We have a reunion every year, join us. Contact: Paul Narson, 48-62 187th St., Flushing, NY 11365; 718-357-7495.

Want to contact any members of HQ, 124th Transportation Command, Cam Ranh Bay, 1970. I was an Army captain at the time. Contact: A.H. (Al) Hethrox, Jr., 111 Mossy Ln., Columbia, SC 29045; ahethcox@netbank.com

Seeking Jim Marshall or anyone else who served with me in L Co., 3rd Bn.,
7th Marines, 1st Mar. Div., 1966-67. Jim lost a leg and may now be in Washington State. Other names from that time and unit: Cushman, Spears, Hoffman, Katona, Deeds, Duncan. Contact: H.G. Rangel, 3671 Progressive Rd., Wapato, WA 98951; 509-877-9976.

Looking for Larry Olson from 120th AHC, Long Binh, 1969. Larry was from Chicago. Contact: Larry Larrison, 2005 Scott Ct., Clayton, NC 27520; 919-368-3092; 919-550-8882; touche01@earthlink.net

Does anybody know Jimmy Frelan Williams? He was assigned to the
862nd SPS in Minot, N.D., in Nov. 1967, transferred to Det. 8, 621st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, in April 1969. Was reported KIA, which is apparently not true. Contact: George Watkins, 8310 Crestbrook Rd., Rural Hall, NC 27045; gwatkins1@alltel.net

Seeking Army salvage diver buddies who served in Vietnam 1969-72. A few
of us are in touch, where are the rest of you? Contact: Frank Samuels, 1720 N. Community Dr., Apt. 207, Anaheim, CA 92806; 714-223-2848.

Searching for Frank Barba or anyone who served with C Det., 27th Maintenance Bn., 1st Cav. Div., 1969-70. Contact: Arthur W. (Bill) Dolaway, 1355 Legend Oak Dr., Fountain, CO 80817; 719-392-4932.
Trying to find Victor P. Mills from the 173rd Airborne, 1967-68. Contact: Tim Smith, 3909 Maxwell Ave., Erie, PA 16504; 814-825-2683.

Seeking anyone who served with 7th Motor Transport Bn. in 1969 and can verify that I hit a landmine. Need verification for VA claim for hearing loss. Contact: Michael Cassidy, 208 Redwood Dr., Hyde Park, VT 05655; mikec2449@vfwonline.net

Need help on PTSD issues. Seeking anyone who served with the 101st Airborne at Phu Vinh or Cu Chi (Jan.-June 1968); Hue, Phu Bai, Ap Bia Hill (AKA Hill 937, Hamburger Hill), or Khe Sanh (June 1968-Dec. 1968). Also seeking John McClone (possibly McGlone) from 501st Signal Bn., 101st Airborne, 1968. Contact: Mike Loyd, 4777 S.W. Bethel Rd., St. Joseph, MO 64504; 816-688-7527; BO8166@aol.com

Looking for members of the 303rd Munitions Maintenance Squadron, Bien Hoa AB, 1966-68. I recently connected with Larry Sollans, but are there more of you out there? Contact: Richard B. Suarez, 8015 W. Shangri La Rd., Peoria, AZ 85345; suarez2@mindspring.com

Want to locate anyone who served with me in the 19th or 21st TASS, Bien Hoa AB, Phan Rang AB, Pleiku AB, NKP, Thailand, and in the 54th ARRS, Pease AFB, 1972-73. Just want to connect and talk. Contact: Michael C. Wright, 1100 N. 3rd., St. Louis, MO 63102; 314-363-8174; moliverwright@yahoo.com

Need to confirm stressors for PTSD claim. Seeking my old sergeant, last name Hall, from 100th Engineer Co. or 104th Engineer Co. Sgt. Hall took me under his wing. My truck broke down on the Ho Chi Minh Trail and I was left behind. Need help with recalling places and names. I was nicknamed “Butch.” Contact: Raymond Couillard, 1600 S. 30th St., Lot 181, Escanaba, MI 49829; 906-789-9478.

Trying to find anyone who served with the 809th Engr. Bn. (Construction) in Thailand, June 1968-Feb. 1969, or the 54th Engr. Co. (Construction), Feb. 1969-May 1969. Filing benefits claims and need support and verification. Contact: Larence H. Dixon, 443 W. Monroe St., Jackson, MI 49202.
Seeking a Ft. Leonard Wood basic training graduation book from 1968 for Co. A., 5th Bn., 3rd Bct. Bde.. Contact: Diedre Hulshof, 6371 Clymer Rd., Coloma, MI 49038; dee412@juno.com

Looking for members of Weapons Load Crew 42, 435th MMS, Phan Rang AB, 1970-71, including Phillip Osborne, Steven Holly, Bruce Ely. Where are you guys? Contact: John Swigert, 5679 Chestnut View Ln., Milford, OH 45150; 513-575-2326.

Searching for any members of Medium Truck Co. of 6th Transportation Bn. or 7th Transportation Bn., 4th Transportation Command, Long Binh, 1970-71, including Floyd Marks, Larry Pilcher, Frank Krasnicki. Possible reunion in the works. Contact: Wayne Clauss, 79-35 211 St., Oakland Gardens, NY 11364.

Need help with a PTSD claim from anyone who served with me in D Btry., 2nd Bn., 319th Artillery, 101st Airborne, at Firebase Jack, Aug.-Sept. 1971. Need to confirm an explosion when lightning ignited drums of gasoline, possible casualties. Contact: Kenneth W. Holbrook, P.O. Box 881, Coeburn, VA 24230; 276-395-8006.

Want to locate men I served with in C Co., 4th Bn., 9th Inf., 25th Inf. Div., 1967-68. Murray Birnbaum, Jim Talent, Mike Thornton, Jim MacDonald, Jim Vines, and Bill Jackson. Contact: Gerald (Jerry) Pahlmann, P.O. Box 79, Chapin, IL 69628; 214-474-5791; vjpahlmann@webtv.net or visit www.manchu.org

Seeking Ralph E. Barbour, former USAF captain with 1964th Comm. Grp., 2nd Air Div., Tan Son Nhut AB, 1963. Ralph was a left-handed blond from Selma, Alabama. Contact: Jon Lynch, 740 Second Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631; jlynch1@charter.net

Would like to locate Archie Steen, Charles Lundy, and my OIC for whom I have a last name only, Cox, from HHC DISCOM (DDC), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 1979-82. Need help with claims verification. Contact: John C. DeGraaff, 12 E. Chestnut, Herington, KS 67449; 785-258-2729.

Looking for Radford Thompson, Paul Cruise, and Jim Seely, from the 155th Trans. Co. or the 870th Trans. Co., 1965-66. Contact: Gary Gastley, Sr., 3476 Messersmith Rd., York, PA 17408; 717-792-9858.

Searching for anyone who served with the 200th Quartermaster Co. or the 134th Quartermaster Co., Qui Nhon, 1965-67. Contact: Donald Harris, Rt. 1, Box 213-A, Beverly, WV 26253; 304-637-5813.

Searching for fellow Marines from Delta Co., 1st Bn., 5th Marines, 1967-68. Get in touch. Contact: George D. Radovich, 24231/2 Franklin St., Johnstown, PA 15905.

Seeking members of the 5th Bn., 77th Artillery, Babenhousen, Germany, 1968-1970. Ammo, survey, maintenance, cooks, communications, and supply, where are you? Contact: Eddie Evans, 2301 Old Salem Rd., Murray, KY 42071; 270-753-2433.

Need help with VA claim from any fellow members of 23rd Artillery Grp., 2nd Field Force Artillery, C Btry., 1st Bn., 27th Artillery, 155th SP Howitzers. Contact: Roger O. Russell, 1111 Somerset Acres, New Lenox, IL 60451; 815-463-0031.

Looking for Patrick McCloskey, former Navy hospital corpsman stationed at NNMC Bethesda, Maryland, in early 1960s. Contact: Michael Hennig, 2650 Bell Hill Rd., Kelseyville, CA 95451; 707-278-0571.

Seeking the helicopter pilot who crashed near my village of Ia Blang (“Hamlet 4”), Chu Se District, Gia Lai Province, July 13, 1969. I helped rescue this pilot and received a commendation from the U. S. Army. Where is that pilot today? I would like to re-connect. Contact: Dang Duy Cu, 9001 15th Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 55425.

Seeking Charles “Chuck” Meehan, RTO in HHC 1/5 Cav., 1st Air Cav., 1967-68. We did numerous radio relays together out of LZ Uplift, Wunder Beach, and LZ Jane. We went on R&R together in Hong Kong. Contact: Joe Mastrorilli, 10 Erick Rd., Unit 30, Mansfield, MA 02048.

Looking for Howard Goff, door gunner with Co. A, 227th AHB, 1st Cav., Le Khe, 1969. Howard flew in chopper number 67-17439 and was known as the “Michigan Menace.” Contact: Ron Lazenby, 1200 Macomb St., Morgantown, WV 26501; 304-292-4219.

Need to verify stressors for PTSD claim. Seeking anyone stationed with VMF 235, 1st Marine Air Wing, Danang, Nov. 1967-Aug. 1969, who recalls being on body detail after an LST was blown up or the ammo dump explosion around Sept. 1969. Contact: Gary Mattson, 54007 S. Cloverland Rd., Hancock, MI 49930; 906-482-7885.

David R. Blevins, you placed a notice in the Locator seeking PTSD assistance, but your e-mail is not working. I want to help. I was with B Co., 20th Engr.,
TDY to B Co., May 1969-1971. Contact: Bernard “Mike” Mercier, 512 Walnut Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550; 845-564-3029; acmaivet77@aol.com
Seeking grunts from 1970 with 3rd Plt., Delta Co., 1/52 Americal Div. Contact: Brian “Doc” Bartlett, 523 Hopkins Rd., Sandpoint, ID 83864; bacsi@sisna.com

Looking for Tim Buehl or anyone else assigned to 84th Engr. Bn. or 45th Engr. Bn., Qui Nhon, 1968-69. Need help to verify stressors. I remember the incidents but not exact dates or locations. Contact: Dale Burley, P.O. Box 304, Chatham, MI 49816; 906-439-5716.

Searching for Robert A. Boyland, Myles Crockard, Kenneth Goebel, Pat D. O’Brien, Robert E. Simpkins, Loren Spinnanger, George Varden, Larry Hull, Dennis Conway, Michael C. Delaney, Konrad Faust. Planning a reunion for HQ Co. and Co. A, 704th Maint. Bn., Tech Supply for mid-July, exact location and details TBD. Contact: Bob Dall, 7 Sunnyside Ave., Middletown, NY 10940; 845-342-2160; bobdall@hotmail.com

Seeking Kenny Banks, former sergeant, from California, married to Jenny. We were together in AIT at Ft. Lewis, Washington, 1968. We kind of messed up Jenny’s car one night. George Tom Gabbard, 2014 Taylor Ln., Batavia, OH 45103; 513-625-3761.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 2/12th Cav. Div. (Airmobile), Bravo Co., 4th Plt. Need verification for Agent Orange claim. Also seeking John Kelley, William Williams, Donald Stump, John Boyce, and Glotfelty for verification of firefights at Pleiku, Plei Mei, and Camp Holloway (Special Forces Camp). Contact: Freddie “TJ” Slaughter, 1243 Sylvania Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44121; Freddie.Slaughter@sbcglobal.net

Searching for members of Bravo Co., (“Bastard Bravo”), 1st Bn., 13th Marines, Khe Sanh, 1966-67. Donald Kraus (Texas), Denny Jensen (Minnesota), William Smith (Massachusetts), Dunham. Help me remember the details. Contact: Francis M. Walker, 600 Stephen Hands Path, East Hampton, NY 11937.

Trying to find H.T. Snow, former lieutenant and my C.O. in Svc. Btry., 2/35 Artillery, at Long Binh. I was a wrecker operator, and Lt. Snow witnessed an accident when I was pulling an engine from a 155SP when mortar dropped in. Would like to hear from Snow or anyone attached to the 2/35 Arty. Contact: Donald R. Benjamin, 107 3rd St., Alma, IL 62807; 618-547-3559; 618-322-4094 (cell).

“Zeke” Brown, I found your long-lost slides of that tour with the brown water Navy. You were a door gunner serving in the Delta, last-known location working as a surveyor in Alaska. Contact: Gil Eggleston, 9559 E. Leavenworth Rd., Leavenworth, WA 98826; 509-670-6333; ccfd302@hotmail.com

Looking for Peter J. Luther, formerly a Lt. Col. in the Army. Last-known duty station at the Pentagon. Last-known residence in Arlington, Virginia. Contact: Brian Bobek, 21180 Armada Ridge Rd., Armada, MI 48005; bbhog@sbcglobal.net

Seeking anyone from the 512th Quartermasters who provided support for the 199th Light Inf. Bde., Aug. 1967-Feb. 1968. Contact: Jerry Allen, 3813 Leominster Ave., Joliet, IL 60431; 815-729-2786; harley1355@yahoo.com

Anyone out there who served with me in Plt. 272 at Parris Island Recruit Training Center? How about in 1st FSR/FLC, H&S Bn., Truck Co., Danang, and witnessed a steam jenny explosion? Contact: Ronald S. Klepper, 148 Stewart Dr., Lot 21, Rogersville, TN 37857; 423-921-8185; pegasusnp@earthlink.net

Searching for Cahill (formerly a Navy lieutenant) and Todd Nelson (former Navy S.E.A.L.) who served with me in Vietnam, 1970-71. I was team point man for the Hoi An Unit. Urgent that I speak with you. Contact: Thanh Van Nguyen, 3030 Eisenhower Dr., E. Norriton, PA 19403; 610-222-0722.

Seeking anybody who served with Mike Whitcraft in Vietnam, June 1969-June 1970. I lost all my pictures. If you served with me and have photos especially of Civic Action VAT 13 let me hear from you. Contact: Michael B. Whitcraft, 5950 Pelican Bay Plaza S., No. 602, Gulfport, FL 33707; 727-343-2530; mikewatrest@yahoo.com

Need help with a VA claim. Seeking former members of Adv. Tm. #37, Binh Thuan Province, working out of Phan Thiet and Ham Thuan District, 1970-71. Dudley, Steven Terrell, Berkly Bryant, Charles Swanson, Otto, Gruener, Norita. Also members of Artillery FB Brenda south of LZ Betty, engineers from Whiskey Mountain, and members of Sea Horse 25 and 27 out of Phan Rang AB. Contact: Philip F. Cordova, 125 La Nell Dr., Canutillo, TX 79835; 915-877-2673.

Looking for Kenneth Beasley or anyone who served with me in HHC, 3rd Bn., 12th Inf., 4th Inf. Div. Need help in verifying combat action to support PTSD claim. Beasley and I were radio operators for our company commander in a firefight where the battalion commander’s helicopter was shot down. Contact: Ron Stecklein, 1311 E. 33rd St., Apt. 106-B, Hays, KS 67601; 785-625-0619.

Seeking any and all members of Battery F, 2nd Bn., 11th Marines, 1st Marine Div., for the F-2-11-RVN Association. Join us, get a card and membership list to contact buddies. Contact: Paul Scalf, 11808 New Holland St., Holland, MI 49424; 616-786-0634; paulscalf0548@sbcglobal.net or www.F-2-11-RVN.com

Looking for Parker, former sergeant and survey chief with 6th Bn., 14th Artillery, or anyone else in HQ Btry., and anyone who went to Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. Gordon in 1965. Contact: Ernie Coe, 12973 Woodlark Ln., St. Louis, MO 63131; 314-835-3703.

Seeking members of C Co., 2nd Plt., 3rd Engr. Bn., 3rd Marine Div., 1965-66. We were attached to the 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, below Hill 55. Our platoon flag read “We Makem and We Breakem.” Contact: Don Yoder, 2375 Circle Dr., Roseburg, OR 97470; 541-580-2012; DNY1965@msn.com

Looking for Hagans, former 1st Lt., first name possibly Orville, 3rd Plt., A Co., 1st Btry., Alpha 1/7, 1st Marine Div. Contact: Lonnie E. Jamison, 770 N. Preble County Line Rd., W. Alexandria, OH 45381.

All who served aboard the U.S.S. Oriskany, Fuels Dept., 1970-71, including Murphey, Tanner, Sharron, Pettis, Whorton, Johnson, Case, Skinner, and the Lowe Brothers, also from Fuels NAF, Camh Ranh Bay, 1971-73, Lopez, Lacewell, Shaffer, Sparks, Gardner, Garcia, Cooley, Hall, any others. Want to hear from you! Contact: Paul J. (P.J.) Pond, P.O. Box 941, La Veta, CO 80155; 719-742-3310.

Seeking Donald L. Phillips, formerly combat medic with A Btry., 2nd Artillery, 5th Bn. You rode dustoff in chopper with numbers A-48. Leland Stearns must verify back injury for VA claim and needs your help. Contact: Leland Stearns, 607-849-6504, or Gary Fulkerson, 2963 Spiess Rd., Acampo, CA 95220; 209-367-5510.

Anyone who served with Re-Supply Section, HHC 1st Bn., 5th Mechanized Inf., 25th Inf. Div., 1970-71. Contact: Marvin Hawkins, 5825 N. Terry Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73111; 405-424-3741; hawk36690@peoplepc.com
Need anyone who was with A Co.,

31st Engr. Bn., 20th Engr. Bde., 79th Engr. Grp., or was at Phuoc Vinh, 1968-70. Contact: Jim Murray, 4100 Disko Path Rd., LaGrange, NC 28551; 252-566-3989.

Looking for Richard W. Campbell who served with me in Long Binh, 1971-72. He was from Ohio, and we worked together in POL. Contact: Bruce Fagerholt, 7591 Highway 18, Hoople, ND 58243; sfagerho@yahoo.com

Wanted: Vietnam war audio for historical archive, including recordings of fire missions, radio traffic, firefights, incoming, cockpit tapes, AFVN, etc., on tape, CD, or via e-mail. I have a large audio collection for interested parties. Also seeking camcorder revisit footage. Contact: Jim Claeys, ankhe70@yahoo.com

Searching for Bob Melnikof. We served together with A Btry., 3rd/34th Arty., 9th Inf. Div., 1968. Would be great to see you again. Contact: Claude M. Casey, 14 East Church St., Marshallville, OH 44645.

Seeking anyone who served with me at NAS Naha, 1963-65, or went into Cambodia with Operation Farmboy. Contact: Jerry Steinman, 415 N. Green St., Stafford, KS 67578; 620-234-5585.

Looking for members of the 35th Inf. Scout Dog Plt., Augsburg, Germany, 1954-57. Contact: Jerry Shafer, 500 Mountain Ave., Sonoma, CA 95476.

Searching for Joe Cushion (from N.J.), Kline (formerly a sergeant), or anyone stationed with Co. B, 14th Engr. Bn. (Combat), 1967-1968, to verify stressors for PTSD claim. Contact: David Cram, 423 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855; 906-225-1645.

Want to find Goodman (former Army captain) or Walter Zoltowski to verify events of the afternoon of Sept. 14, 1967, at Saigon docks. A fire broke out followed by an explosion. Capt. Goodman told Walter and me we would be nominated for medals. Contact: Thomas Conti, 1421 S.E. 32nd St., Cape Coral, FL 33904; 239-540-9425; tcjcconti@juno.com

Want to hear from guys who served with D Co., 1st Bn., 9th Marines,
1965-66. Willy White, Larry Moecair, Richard Korisky, Howey George, are you out there? Contact: Joe Langer, 126 Curry Rd. W., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590; 845-297-0102.

Looking for guys from Co. L (Rangers), 101st Airborne, 1970, including Kris Christiansen (“Sockratese”), Bugs Moran, Carlos Quinonese, Doc Tallon, and the guy from Hawaii nicknamed “Pineapple.” Contact: Eric R. Nielsen, 68277 Mary St., Richmond, MI 48062; 248-259-3081; RANGERERNielsen@comcast.net

Anybody from Gun Plt., 129th Assault Helicopter Co., 1st AU Bde., 1969-70, it would be great to hear from you and share memories. Contact: George Bessette, 9 Butternut Rd., Somerset, MA 02726; 508-678-0057.

Incident verification: On either Thanksgiving or Christmas 1969, a medic in the hootch next to the Psychiatric Unit, 8th Field Hospital, Nha Trang, opened fire on his hoochmates. Need to hear from anyone who was there, remembers, or has information about this incident. Contact: John B. Clarke, 1025 S. Capitol Ave., Apt. No. 125, Boise, ID 83706; 208-345-3140.

Seeking crewmembers from the 1965 WESPAC cruise of the U.S.S. Bayfield (APA-33). Looking for E Division guys, including Howie, Lucky, Thatch, Winfrey, Bird Ramsey, Cookie, Kaoni, Carlson, Beeman, Krebs, and any others. It’s reunion time. Contact: Bill Hager, 105 S. 1st St., Ishpeming, MI 49849; 906-485-4447.

Looking for any members of the Navy Limited Duty Officer (LDO) class of 1963-64 from Newport, R.I. Possible reunion if sufficient interest. Contact: Bill Paschall, 108 Orchard Court, Warner Robins, GA 31088; 478-333-6285; wdp2@cox.net

Searching for R. Satterwhite, F. Pendleton, and D. McGaffee, from NA-27, 1976-78. Contact: Patrick J. (Andy) Anders, 1822 Parker Place Dr., Baytown, TX 77520.

Seeking old friend Norman Clarence Wingate. We served together 1963-66, went through basic together at Lackland AFB, served together at Ellsworth AFB, got orders out to Vietnam at the same time but got split up once overseas. Contact: Raymond Allen Jones, 739 Arrowood Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Want to locate Marines of B Co., 1st Engineers, who remember the mine explosion near Dai Loc, southwest of Danang, Nov. 21, 1966, including Jimmie Dale Hyde, Richard Andrew Hansen, and Richard Duane Adler, along with others. I was the driver of the truck that day and have photos and information. Contact: Larry Hlavaty, 740 E. 4th N., Soda Springs, ID 83276; 208-547-2321.

Looking for Ron Cacioppo from the boiler room of the U.S.S. Myles C. Fox (DD-829), 1971-73. Want to hear from you and talk old times. Contact: Frank Sennholz, 1041 Ridge St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865; 908-387-8936.

Seeking anyone who served with Carl (Fred) Keller in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 87th Engineering, 1967-68. Looking in particular for Elrod Jenkins, Bert Mumford, and Bernie Schmelzer. Any help greatly appreciated. Contact: Michele Keller, 1124 Dayton Rd. N.E., Newark, OH 43055.

Need to find Mario Di Molfetto for a long-overdue thank you. Mario was head of Maintenance/HQ, 5th Maint. Bn., Qui Nhon, 1966-67. Contact: Glenn “Case” Nelson, P.O. Box 1079, Pioneer, CA 95666; casenelson1@volcano.net

Seeking anyone pulled for duty in Vietnam by Air America (CIA) between 1973-75, who remembers Lawrence E. Northrup. I am critically ill and need verification for VA claim. I was stationed in Thailand and was nicknamed “Lurch.” Contact: Lawrence E. Northrup, 940-368-9152; sirmio@earthlink.net

I need to know what happened on Nui Ba Den Mountain in August 1968. My dad was in B Co., 588th Engineer Bn., at the relay station on the mountain. He needs information, names, events, dates, times, or web sites, anything that might help jog his memory for some very important documents. Contact: Liz Cadena, Lizcadena@aol.com

Anyone ever heard of Michael Dale Weeks? He was probably a Marine, stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1973. Contact: Julie Reber, 415-609-3677; juliereber@zephyrsf.com or via www.juliereber.com

Looking for Cosmo Trentacosta, responding to a note he left on a website in 2001. Any help would be appreciated. Buddy Bohager, 443277-6495; Bbohager@aol.com

Searching for Mike Foster. Mike flew OH-6A choppers in Vietnam near the DMZ, 1974-75. I flew fixed-wing support from Kotzebue, Alaska, to the Red Dog mine site where Mike was flying a Hughes 500D. Contact: Ray Hodges, rhodges@mtaonline.net

Looking for anyone who served with my uncle, Bradford T. Griffin, 1965-1967.
He was in H & S Co. and G Co., 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, and was KIA September 12, 1967, in Quang Tri. Anyone with information, memories, stories to share,
or photos, please get in touch. Contact: Tammy at tammy@familyprotector.org

Searching for anyone who served with me from training at Ft. Polk, La., to Vietnam with Co A., 3d Bn., 47 Inf., 9th Inf. Div., 1966-68. Contact: Dannie R. Stafford, tinastafford@frontiernet.net

Seeking information on Vernon W. Gillespie, Jr. Formerly a captain, he was my company commander in Keflavik, Iceland, 1956-57. Contact: W.T. “Bill” Griffin, griff9403@bellsouth.net

Incident verification: In late February or early March 1966, I was on TDY installing communications equipment outside of Saigon in a tent city. Our camp was attacked in the early evening by Viet Cong. A helicopter dropped off beer in the late afternoon, and when it got dark, we had an old piece of plywood that was painted white. We were watching a movie on the plywood screen when we were attacked. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Contact: Don Davidson, 909-627-4108; dondavidson@adelphia.net

Need PTSD verification. I served with 4th Bn., 60th Arty., 1st Cav Div., 1967-68, Bon Son area, LZ Uplift, Two Bits and English, and Firebase Pony. Any help appreciated. Contact: robert_chasing_hawk@hotmail.com

Seeking Mark Taylor, stationed in Vietnam sometime between 1967-70.
He was from New York, of Italian descent. He left Vietnam in July 1970. Information would be appreciated. Contact: tonylanphong@yahoo.com

Looking for any NCOs or officers with A Co., 815th Eng., 1970-71. Contact: Curtis Sloane, 281-482-6605; 281-648-7112;
713-208-7788; cbsloane@sbcglobal.net

Looking for old friend Gregory Warren. Contact: Clark K. Hamm, Conradbrein@aol.com

Searching for Scott McMillan (may be spelled differently) who was stationed at Tan Son Nhut AB in 1966. He was a second or first lieutenant who piloted
C-130s. We met again at Long Binh in 1970 on his second tour. He will remember me by my nickname “Nancy.” Contact: Hai Edison, edisonALX@aol.com

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