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I’m trying to locate anyone who served with C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Artillery at Ft. Sill, 8-inch Howitzers, in 1969. Contact: Marvin Neal, 3709 Miranda La., Cookeville, TN 38501; 931-526-4024.

Searching for Michael J. Holiday and Tim Martin, Vietnam veteran singers from Dallas. Also seeking Harry Callahan and his walking stick shop and the “Walking Man Society” of Milford, Texas. Whatever happened to the notion that we would put a POW-MIA flag over the Alamo? Contact: Paul Dutschmann, 804 Willow Ln., Bonanza, AR 72916.

Looking for Norman Clarence Wingate from Baltimore. We did basic training at Lackland AFB in 1963, were stationed at Ellsworth AFB with the 3724th Tiger Flight Air Police, went to RVN in March 1966. Separate orders divided us, out of touch ever since. I also served with a K-9 unit at Camh Ranh Bay.

Would love to hear from Norman or anybody else I served with. Contact: Raymond Allen Jones, 739 Arrowood Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Seeking families of the following sailors who were KIA while serving with Inshore Undersea Warfare Group-1 (IUWG-1): Daniel Moore, Jr., Terry Davis, Michael DiNapoli, William Morris, Norman McKenney, Anthony Brown, Thomas Meenan, Robert Bouchet, Howard Burns, Herman Miller, Delbert Singler, Freddie Tapper, and Donald McDowell. We have built a IUWG memorial at Ft. Pierce, Florida. Dedication scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2009. Contact: John F. Svandrlik, 326 Lake Nebo Rd., Fort Ann, NY 12827; 518-743-1014.

Looking for Army buddies from the 581st Signal Co., 39th Signal Bn., Can Tho, 1965-66, especially Jerry Gibson, Marvin Kruger, and Mike Foley. Contact: Don Cassels, donaldecassels@yahoo.com

Want to hear from anybody who served with 4th Bn., 39th Inf., 9th Inf. Div., 1966-69, at Bearcat and Dong Tam. Reunion being planned. Contact: Jim Haines, 303-809-1815; LZBLACKHAWK439@pocketmail.com

Seeking Jose Castillo or anyone who served with C Co., 2nd Bn., 18th Inf., 1st Inf. Div., Aug.-Sept. 1969. We were ambushed (small arms, grenades) outside Firebase Mortain. I believe it was 3rd Plt. Contact: Lorenso Levi Sena, P.O. Box 3003, Pinehurst, NC 28374; 111sena@earthlink.net

Looking for any members of Air Defense Artillery (Korea), 1955-present. Also need to hear from any unit personnel who witnessed spraying of toxins or toxin storage depots. The VA wants to deny our benefits so we have to stick together. Contact: William Kenney, 32 Stellman Rd., Roslindale, MA 02131.

Searching for Man Yue Yee of San Francisco and anyone who served with E Troop, 1st Cav., 11th Inf. Bde. (Americal Div.) at LZ Bravo, Duc Pho, 1968-69. I was commo. Contact: Tom Ginocchio, 719 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY 11215; 718-857-9756.

Need help with stressor verification. Seeking anyone who served with 59th Field Svc. Co. and witnessed the sapper ground attack, Cam Ranh Bay between Aug. 1971-Apr. 1972. Contact: Dennis E. Kelly, 4461 Manhattan Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84120; 801-969-4800.

Want to hear from any former members of the Counter-Intelligence Section, 25th MI Det., 25th Inf. Div., Cu Chi, Dec. 1968-69. Contact: Gary D. Bell, P.O. Box 960, Utuado, PR 00641; garyngladys@aol.com

Seeking anyone who was stationed with 27th Field Maintenace Sqdrn. at Takli AB, Thailand, and traveled to Da Nang to work on aircraft during mid-late 1965. Refer to code V1659 when getting in touch. Also seeking any info about former supply sergeant, Donald Sopher, 1/11 Arty., 9th Inf. Div., April-May 1968. Contact: Jim R. Riesenberg, Courthouse, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan WI 53081; 920-459-3054; riesejrr@co.sheboygan.wi.us

Looking for anyone who served with VMFA 542, Chu Lai or Da Nang, Oct. 1967-June 1969. Contact: Wayne Wolter, 651-261-4269; whwolter@msn.com

Seeking Arthur Stamps (Philadelphia), Hann (former Lt.), Robert (Bob) Thompson, or Richard Driscoll, who served with me in 366 SPS, Da Nang, Dec. 1969-70. I was relieved of duty after threatening to shoot a sergeant. Did anyone tape the rocket attacks? Contact: Joseph T. O’Brien, 40 Woodland St., Lawrence, MA 01841; jtob49@aol.com

Searching for anyone who served with me in 1st Cav. Div., 2nd Bn., 7th Cav., HHC (HQ and HQ Co.). I was on fire support: Pershing, Bradley, Garry Owen, and Dacus. Bn. C.O. was Lt.Col. Dale Vesser. Contact: Joseph A. Martin, Jr., 110 Cape Teal Ct., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774; 202-486-3897; hanifmoo1@yahoo.com

In search of anyone who served with any of the following units: basic training with 2nd Bn., 5th Trng. Bde., Ft. Polk (Jan. 1965); AIT with Co. B, 1st Bn., 5th Trng. Bde. (March 1965); 42nd Co., 4th Stu. Bn. TSB, Ft. Benning, Ga., (May 1965); Co. C, 1st Bn., 511th Inf., Ft. Benning, and Co. C., 2nd Bn., 8th Cav., 1st Cav. Div. Contact: Tony Koonce, 703 E. Oak, Greenville, IL 62246; 618-664-1976.

Would like to hear from anybody who served in MWSG-17 (Hooch D-13), 1969-70. Contact: Robert Moran, 521 West 175th St., Apt. 4, New York, NY 10033; redoctobert46@hotmail.com

I was a surgeon with the 12th Evac. Hospital at Cu Chi in the spring of 1967. A severely wounded young soldier died in my arms. I would like to contact his family. Contact: Tom McDonald, mmmcdonald@hotmail.com

Looking for Danny Assit who served with me at either Ft. Gordon (“Tent City”) in 1968, or in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1969 with SQ-138, HQ, 6th Bn., 52nd Artillery. Contact: Mark A. Griffin, 10704 George Grimsley Hwy., Columbia, AL 36319; 334-696-3400.

Seeking marines and Navy corpsmen who served with me in the 3rd MARDIV, Civil Action Program Squad 3-1-7, Da Nang and Phu Bai, 1969-70. I am from Pomona, Calif. Contact: Dan Martinez, P.O. Box 215, Cebolla, NM 87518; 505-684-0034.

Searching for Ronald Shue, Robert Sherwood, Daniel Owens, David Weber, or anyone else who served with me in 603rd Trans. Det., Co. B, 101st Avn. Bn. at LZ Sally, 1968-69. Contact: David H. Koontz, 430 N. Center Ave., Apt. 2, Somerset, PA 15501.

Incident verification for VA claim. Trying to find anyone who served with me in Co. C, 53rd Signal Bn., Bien Hoa, Oct. 1968-Dec. 1969. We convoyed to Bearcat and took fire along the way. Contact: John Matson, 708 Cleveland Ave., Ishpeming, MI 49849; 906-485-5891.

Seeking Thomas Gene Sawyer. I received his draft notice by mistake in 1971. (I was a 12-year-old girl living in Milwaukie, Oregon, at the time.) I have always wondered if he served and what became of him. Contact: Tomi Sawyer-Anderson, tomij@comcast.net

Looking for Samuel M. Commings, drafted in Nov. 1969 in Leavenworth, Kansas and deployed in February 1970. Contact: Everlene Rouse, everlene.rouse@sbcglobal.net

Want to hear from anybody who served with B Co., 1st Tank Bn., 1st MARDIV at Hill 55, 1967-68. Contact: Donald W. Chester, Sr., 329-A Bayou Blue Rd., Houma, LA 70364; 985-851-6971.

Searching for anyone who served with D Co., 1st Bn., 1st Inf. Div. Also anybody who served with or supported the 1st Inf. Div. mine sweep team. Contact: Charles V. Chapman, Sr., 1232 S. Mesa St., San Pedro, CA 90731; 424-901-9164.

Seeking Charles Norman, Ken Sieves, Phil E. Butler, Rector, and others from 32nd ADA Bde. Also 84th Ord. Bn., Kaiserslautern, Germany. We all hung out at the Stadtwein and PX Vogelweh, 1960-65. Contact: Vincent Perrera, 20 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701; 914-841-0183.

Trying to locate anyone who served in Giessen with the Signal Corps (radio repair), 1961-62. Contact: Jerry Patterson, 3920 Haynes Rd., Bartlett, TN 38133; 901-372-1661; 901-461-7030.

Searching for William Sheriff who was with C Co., 864th Engr. Bn., Nha Trang, 1966-67. Sheriff’s last-known address in Macon, Ga. Contact: John “Cap” McKeighan, 334-445-1014.

Seeking information about Richard D. Conklin (former PFC), died June 15, 1968, and Joseph P. Braun (former LCPL), died Apr. 28, 1967. Conklin Field in Milford, Conn., is named for Richard. Contact: Fred Van Pala, 11 Sperry St., Milford, CT 06460; 203-877-3038; fredvp@myway.com

Need help verifying stressors for VA claim. Trying to find (former E-5) Mulvanie or anybody else who served in Btry. D, 56th Arty., above Bien Hoa airport. I did a lot of convoys to the Long Binh ammo dump and out to the base camps. Contact: Leslie Henry, 1070 State Rd., Manistique, MI 49854; 906-341-8100.

Looking for Willie J. Ward who was an Army MP, 1969-71. He was at the Yuma Proving Grounds. We lost touch when I went to RVN. Ward was from either Bessemer or Selma, Ala. Contact: Ronald J. Doering, W3026 N. Lake Ln., White Lake, WI 54491.

Seeking J. Zito (N.J.), J. Edgar, Battaglia (N.Y.), R. Truesdale (Xenia, Ohio), from RT-29 Radio Telegraph School, San Diego, 1966-67. We all went to Vietnam. Contact: Fred C. Wood, 4184 Altair Course, Liverpool, NY 13090; 315-622-3323.

Anyone out there who served with HHB, Div. Arty., 1st Cav., 1966-67? I was the company clerk with Vern Johnson at Camp Radcliff, An Khe. Contact: Al Litman, 571 Trailside Way, Mesquite, NV 89027.

Want to contact radar technicians assigned to Task Forces Pike/Slawson, 3rd Marine Div., 12th Field Arty., Dong Ha, June 1967-68. Our team repaired the AN/MPQ4A Counter Mortar/Artillery Radars among the DMZ (Gio Linh, Con Thien, Camp J.J. Carroll, Khe Sanh, etc.). Contact: Don Groner, 129 E. 8th St., Benson, AZ 85602; 520-586-9404; dgyg1938@cox.net.

 

 

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