April 2001/May 2001
A VVA Staff Report
VA does not guarantee the accuracy of any
information, not does VVA endorse any group, individual, or cause cited
Searching for comrades, Vietnam, 1968-69, Army, 4th Inf. Div., Co.
B, 124th Sig. Bn., Camp Enari, Pleiku, and Ban Me Thuot. Anyone with
knowledge of overrun, May 1969, at LZ Oasis. PTSD verification. Looking
for 1st Lt. James H. Anderson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Contact:
Clayton Keith, Jr., 1370 Dahl Vanhook Rd., Somerset, KY 42503.
Need help locating Rick Mowery, Vietnam, 1970, Co. D, Trp.
Cmd. Div., Long Binh, Bien Hoa, Tay Ninh. He was from Lubbock, Texas.
I last heard from him in Germany in late 1971. I am trying to locate him
for a reunion. Contact: Tim O’Rourke, 310 Church Rd., Mohnton, PA 19540;
610-775-5123 or 610-775-9415.
Looking for anyone in Co. A, 3rd Shore Party, 3rd Mar., May
1966-67, who was at Phu Bai, Hue, or Dong Ha. Contact: Nick Koerber, 470
7th St., Buffalo, NY 14201; 716-884-6437.
Trying to locate family of Capt. Thomas Carl Daffron, USAF pilot
from Pickneyville, Illinois. He was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay, 1969-70,
F-4C pilot. Casualty date: February 18, 1970. Laos copilot: Charles F.
Morley. Contact: Don Fisher, P.O. Box 932, Rochester, NH 03866-0932.
I am looking for Marines who were with 1/1 on Hill 689 outside
of Khe Sanh, July 7, 1968. I was an engineer attached to Co. C 1/1 at that
time. Contact: George I. (Buck) Davis, Jr., 3206 Adwood Rd., Tallahassee,
Trying to locate Sgt. Daniel Cox from Tennessee or Kentucky. He
was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay, 1969-70, 12th Combat Support Grp., 557
TFS, Crew Chief on F-4C. Experienced loss of flight crew Thom Daffron
and Charles F. Morley, February 18, 1970. Contact: Don Fisher, P.O. Box
932, Rochester, NH 03866-0932.
Seeking Joan Hartenbower, 522 MI, Ft. Hood, Texas, 1978-81. She
was in either Alpha or Bravo Co. She went to Korea in 1981, and that was
the last time I saw her. Contact: Darrell Roundtree, 9870 Crescent Park
Dr., West Chester, OH 45069; 513-777-4445; email@example.com
Trying to contact anyone who served with Comm Co., 5th Mar. Div.,
Camp Pendleton, late 1966-67. I was in the Air and Naval Gunfire Plt.,
radioman. The names I remember are Hendricks, Lubbock, Texas; Freddy Love,
Georgia or Florida; Ruben Caqreus, Bronx, New York; and Plt. 3046, Parris
Island. Contact: Jim Mooney, 459 Airport Rd., Liberty, NY 12754;
Trying to contact anyone who served with 2nd Bn., 6th Mar., Med
Cruise, late 1969, on the USS LaSalle and USS Cambria.
I was with H&S Co., and E Co. (radioman). Anyone remember humping off
some hill in Greece because of a freak snow storm? Contact: Jim Mooney,
459 Airport Rd., Liberty, NY 12754; 845-292-0135.
Would like to locate Pvt. Daniel "Danny" Fowler from
Dallas, Texas, who was a private in Vietnam, 1965-67, 4th Inf., then
Saigon Support at Bien Hoa. Contact: James J. Byrne, Hilltop Heights, 1400
Black Horse Hill Rd., 4A, Coatesville, PA 19320; 610-384-9656.
Would like to locate SSgt. Ronald Boyer (from Missouri),
Vietnam, 1967-68, and an Army Finance Instructor, Fort Benjamin Harrison,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1968-69. Contact: John M. Ryan, Hilltop
Heights,1400 Black Horse Hill Rd., 4A, Coatesville, PA 19320;
Searching for basic trainees, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri,
spring 1971, Co. A., 3rd Bn., 2 BCT Bde. I need information about
the trainee suicide. Contact: Mike Hodo, 602 Vine St., Doniphan, MO 63935,
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.angelfire.com/mo2/fortwood
Searching for Alan W. Hall, U.S. Army Inf., 1971, Fort Polk and
RVN. Contact: Mike Hodo, 602 Vine St., Doniphan, MO 63935, email@example.com
Looking for anyone who served with my dad, Sgt. William Howard
Weaver, Vietnam, Radio Co., Amphibious Recon Radio Chief, 3rd Bn., 4th
Mar., April 1966-67. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone who served with Sgt. 1st Class Joseph H. Autrey,
1969-71. In desperate need of someone who can verify Autrey’s service in
the war. VA cannot find his DD214, so he is not eligible for benefits. He
has diabetes and hypertension, and he is in need of medical assistance.
Contact: Barbara Autrey, email@example.com
Attempting to locate former members of the 6th of the 56th Arty. Bn.,
headquartered in Chu Lai, Vietnam. I was assigned to HHQ 6/56th, 1968-69.
Contact: Jim Marquis, 906-472-2670; firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone from A Co., 2nd/124th, Vietnam, 1967-68.
Contact: Robert Allen, email@example.com
Looking for Bill Prince. We started writing in 1970. I resided
in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, at the time. We met through an ad in Sea
Tiger. It has always bothered me not knowing what happened to him.
Need closure. Contact: Jennifer L. Neufeld, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to contact some of the guys who knew mechanic Alan Earl
Hammonds from Fort Worth, Texas. He was with HHC 299th Eng. Bn.,
March 1971. Contact: Helen Hammonds Mateki, 3211 West Division, Apt. 129,
Arlington, TX 76012; email@example.com
Looking for anyone who was at Camp Eagle, 1970. I was with 67th
Maint. and also 2nd Maint. Bn., Phu Bai and Hue. Contact: Donald Sherrod, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to correspond with anyone who served with 5th or 7th,
Vietnam, 1967-69. Contact: Rudolph Frazier, email@example.com
Seeking Capt. James Price, Commander of Co. B, 2nd Bn., 327th
Inf. (Abn.), 1st Bde., 101st Abn. Div. Capt. Price deployed to RVN in June
1965 with the brigade. His help is needed to assist Sgt. Roy Shinall
with obtaining his Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Contact: Bill Keller, firstname.lastname@example.org
HHD, 92nd MP Bn., 1968, looking for Perry, Posey, Sam, Bird, Pete,
Rappold, Tom, Gerard, Sgt. Deskin. On my tape player, I recorded action on
February 4 and March 5, 1968, including an interview with us about the
peace offensive. I am having the audio transferred to a CD. Contact me for
a copy. Contact: Mike King, P.O. Box 604, Epping, NH 03042, 603-679-1494.
Trying to locate vets who served with Co. B, 69th Eng. Bn., Vinh
Long, Vietnam, 1968-69. Anyone who remembers Company B receiving direct
hits from mortar attack. SP4 Kirkendal was killed trying to make it
to the bunker. Need for PTSD stressor. Contact: David Clark, 696873, P.O.
Box 32, Huntsville, TX 77342.
Trying to locate Sgt. Daniel Cox from Tennessee or Kentucky,
stationed at Cam Ranh Bay, 1969-70, 12th Combat Support Group, 557 TES,
Crew Chief on F-4C. Experienced loss of flight crew Thom Daffron and
Charles F. Morley, February 18, 1970. Contact: Don Fisher, P.O. Box 932,
Rochester, NH 03866-0932.
Want to hear from any Marines who were in 2nd Bn., 3rd Mar., Hills
28, 37, 65 , Vietnam, 1966. Contact: Jimmy Hill, 301 Locust St.,
Hammonton, NJ 08037; 609-567-1161; JimmyHill2email@example.com
Looking for anyone who served with SP4 Jeffrey L. Barlow from
Lansing, Michigan, casualty date January 30, 1971. Contact: Paul Jensen,
20360E Old School Ln., Pelkie, MI 49958-9451.
I am trying to locate my half-brother, Richard Perez. Our mother’s
name is Mary Hilda Perez, and we lived in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1960s. I am
Mexican and black. My father’s name is Claude Woods. Contact: Claude
Woods, Jr., 1601 Hillside Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411; 612-287-9541.
I am trying to locate Steve Caughtright (not sure of first name)
from Baltimore. He was stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska, with Military
Police, 1962-63. Contact: Louis M. Williams, 2430 Locust Grove Rd., Keavy,
KY 40737; 606-878-9472.
I am trying to locate anyone who knows me or Sgt. Cooper, 1st of
the 7th Cav. or 1st Air Cav., Bien Hoa or north, south, east, or west of
the Iron Triangle, Saigon, and Vung Tau. R&R, 1971, or around Danang,
1972. Contact: Stephen Graham, 8515 Montery Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46226;
Wanted: one of your most comic or bizarre experiences during your
Vietnam tour for publication possibility. Full credit provided,
confidentiality assured as requested, and equal distribution of any
proceeds realized. Contact: Jim Barker, 4941 Dickinson Dr., San Jose, CA
509 Eng. (Panel Bridge), Vietnam-era members are asked to make
their whereabouts known for reunion planned for September 2002 in Dallas.
Contact: Richard Trapp, 528 S. 10th St., Geneva, NE 68361; 402-759-3659.
I am looking for the family of Kenneth Paul Johnson,
Bakersfield, California, KIA January 26, 1969. A friend of mine would like
to write his wife and daughter. Contact: Cheryl Roberts, 1920 W. 6th St.,
Waterloo, IA 50702; 319-233-4109; firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Capt. Grand, commanding officer of Charlie Company,
2nd/47th, 9th Inf. Div., Bien Phouc, RVN, or any other members. He was the
commanding officer when the company went to the Plain of Reeds with their
tracks, 1969 or 1970. Especially looking for the driver of the 548 cargo
track. I was your .50 cal gunner for the mission. Contact: Walter
"Wick" Goss, 603-463-3738; email@example.com
Trying to find Sp. Cantu, Dale Constantine, or anyone who served
with me at the USAICCV, Long Bien, April 1969 to December 1970. Contact:
Greg Helle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Navy Lt. Hudson and Allen Kemps, CSC of the 4th Coastal
Zone (Advisory Group), An Thoi (Phu Quoc Island). Contact: Thieu Ha,
74/4A, KP.1, Phuong Hiep Thanh, Quan 12, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;
Looking for SM1 William "Bill" Eads, U.S. Navy
(retired) who served on a PBR in the Mekong and DD717, Tonkin Gulf.
Contact: Bill Kaupas, email@example.com
I am trying to locate Richard McLean, unit chaplain, 27th Eng.
Bn., Vietnam, 1969. He was a Baptist minister from Atlanta. Contact: Robin
Seeking all members who served with the 758th Supply and Service Co.,
Phu Loi, Vietnam. We are planning a reunion and need to contact as many as
possible. Contact: Jim Witherspoon, P.O. Box 943, Barnwell, SC 29812;
Searching for Sgt. E5 Jeff Butler from Jackson, Mississippi, who
served with 67th Eng., Binh Thui, north Can Tho, and Vinh Long, Vietnam,
February 1971 to January 1972. Contact: Ruth Guetersloh, 20934 N. Deer
Bluffs Dr., Chillicothe, IL 61523-9723; firstname.lastname@example.org
15th CEBRA reunion, June 28 to July 1, 2001, looking for Robert F.
Wilson II, Texas, who served with 9th Inf. Div., 15th Combat Eng.,
Delta Co., 1967-68 in Delta with Mobile Riverine Force and trained at Ft.
Leonard Wood. Contact: Don Anderson, DEASkier@aol.com
Trying to locate Manuel Ortiz who served in Vietnam in December
1967. He entered the service in Los Angeles and served with 101st Bravo
Co.; last duty station was Fort Campbell. Contact: Ed Pierce, EFPSR@aol.com
Looking for anyone who served with my father, Luis M. Zambrana
Melendez, 9th Inf. Div., 538th, Vietnam. I want to know who was with
him in the war. Contact: Luis M. Zambrana, 20 St. NE, #1169, Puerto Nuevo,
San Juan, PR 00921; 787-782-6136; email@example.com
Looking for 1st Lt. Michael F. Murnin, XO, Co. D., 1st Bn., 6th
Inf., 11th LIB, Americal Div., 1968, and Spec. Eisenbarth, Awards
Sec., Americal Div., 1968. Contact: Jan F. Milles, JanMilles@aol.com
Looking for Bill Prince from the Midwest. I am a Canadian who
wrote to him, and I’ve been wondering if he made it home. Contact:
Jennifer L. Neufeld, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Gerber is looking for James Arrington, U.S. Marines,
Vietnam, Camp Books, Red Beach, Danang, 1969-70. He is building a museum
to honor the Marines who died liberating Guam from the Japanese. Contact:
Carlotta leon Guerrero, email@example.com
Searching for anyone who served in the Phu Loi fire crash rescue
crew. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to locate any member of the CC&S unit, Phu Tai, 1969.
The unit later moved to Sharang Valley in early 1970 and the commander was
Maj. Coy. Contact: email@example.com
Looking for John Miller from South Carolina or anyone who served
with 523 CC&S Co., Phu Tai, Vietnam, March 1967-68. Contact:
John Shirey, 706-846-8130; firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Bn., 21st Inf., 11th LIB, Americal Div. Looking for anyone who has
knowledge of mortar attack on battalion on the evening of arrival from
Hawaii to Duoc Pho (Hill 51) in early April 1968. Particularly Maj.
Longino, Bn. XO, SFC King, Bn. mess sergeant, or anyone else
with specific information of 13 wounded being evacuated to Bde. Aid
Station. Contact: Jan Milles, JanMilles@aol.com
Looking for anyone who may have known my uncle, Walt Binder,
U.S. Army, 1st Air Cav. Div., Vietnam. After the war he became a robotics
engineer for Cincinnati Milicron and ABB Tech. Contact: Jeff Weeks, email@example.com
Looking for anyone who served with me in Co. A, 15th Med. Bn., 1st
Cav., Fort Radcliff, An Khe, Vietnam, January 1966 to August 1967. I
have pictures and stories to share and gaps in my memory that I would like
to fill. Contact: Alfred C "Ace" Joy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for vets from Goldsboro, North Carolina. My dad retired
in 1961, and I am trying to find out what happened to the guys we knew
when we lived in Goldsboro. We moved back to Ohio in 1962. Contact: email@example.com
Looking for family or friends of Ssgt. James Albert Champion. I
wear his POW/MIA bracelet and was wondering if someone might have
information on him. Contact: Thomas S. Ventimiglia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone who knew Sp4. Robert L. Sheppard, Echo Co.,
Recon 1/20th, 11th LIB, Americal Div., 1969, Quang Tri Province. He
arrived in country February 1969 and was KIA October 1969. He was from New
Jersey. His brother only has his death certificate and a few medals and is
looking for more information. Contact: Team24Dupont@cs.com
Looking for anyone who knew Sgt. Milo Coghill. He was part of a
mission that flew over Vietnam dropping chemicals on agricultural areas
during the early days of the conflict. He was based out of Langley AFB and
was highly decorated. Contact: Lee Snelling, email@example.com
Would like to contact family of James Milan Rozo, who was with
595th Sig. Co., Vietnam, until his capture June 23, 1970. I served with
him. Contact: Laurence (Larry) Stimeling, 501 E. Jefferson, Peoria, IL
Looking for anyone who knew or served in country with Sp4 David
Young, from St. Petersburg, Florida, who was assigned to Co. A, 1st Bn.,
5th Inf., 25th Inf. Div., when he was KIA January 7, 1967, in the vicinity
of Cu Chi. His CDR was Inf. Cpt. Harry R. Dickson. I am his widow and need
closure. Contact: Carol Young, P.O. Box 2212, Sylva, NC 28779;
Looking for Lt. Charles C. Chadwick from Texas, who served with
Delta Co., 9th Eng. Bn., 1st Mar. Div., 1968-69. We need to locate him for
a statement on an incident that occured in Vietnam in 1969 and an award.
Also, Raymond W. Winebrenner from Maryland, John J. Yakisma,
and Robert M. Acker. Contact: Patrick Fogerty, 4810 Pipestone Ct., St.
Louis, MO 63129; 314-487-5257; firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for CW4 Robert Frietag, 25th Inf. Div., Hawaii. He was a
helicopter pilot in Vietnam and was shot down. Contact: Ian Noormets, email@example.com
Would like to hear from anyone who served with George Brandon,
from Missouri in Vietnam. Where did he serve? Contact: YActionjackson@aol.com
Camp Lejeune Survey participants still sought. The Marine Corps is
still seeking Marine families who conceived children while living in
Marine Corps Base housing at Camp Lejeune, 1968-85, to participate in
health survey on compounds that existed in low amounts in water
distribution system. Contact: National Opinion Research Center,
; General Information, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry,
888-422-8737, ext. 5132; Marine Corps, 877-261-9782.
The active-duty Rakkasans at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, have
dedicated one of their conference rooms to the Hamburger Hill battle.
There is also a section at the Pratt Museum dedicated to the battle. Both
are currently looking for donations of pictures and any memorabilia
they can display. Contact: Chuck Vander Luitgaren, 90 Boat Dock Road,
Buchanan, TN 38222; 731-232-8240; firstname.lastname@example.org
or Frank Arias, 144 Sunset Dr., Gallatin, TN 37066; 615-452-0349; http://www.campbell.army.mil/3187/bndabpg.htm
Looking for Maj. Marc Wilson, USMC, 274, 5th, 4th, MT, who
visited Sydney twice on R&R during Vietnam conflict. Contact: Cherie
(Thompson) Meale, email@example.com
Johnny Miller was in the 156th Aviation Bn., Co. B, Can To Army
Airfield, 1971. I came to the United States in 1974 and have been looking
for him. Contact: Ky Thi Lukinich, P.O. Box 746, South Bend, WA 98586;
360-875-9930 or 360-875-9963.
Looking for anyone who served with 1st Eng. Bn., 1st Inf. Div., Co.
B, November 1967-68. Would like to start a reunion. Contact: James W.
Bowens, 30 Shelbourne Ln., Willingboro, NJ 08046; 609-871-4207 (fax).
Looking for Kenneth Klein of HS-2 Reamfield, California,
1964-68. Also, anyone who served with me on the USS Hornet
West-Pacs to Vietnam. Contact: Vince Wogan, 1202 Bryant St., Alexandria,
MN 56308; 320-762-5535.
Looking for anyone who served with Co. A, 2nd Bn., 28th Inf., 1st
Inf. Div., January 1968-69, Lai Khe. I was in 3rd Plt., 2nd Squad, and
carried demo bag and M-79. Contact: John "Mack" McNamara, 37
McIntyre St., Yonkers, NY 10708; 914-337-2850.
Served with C Btry., 94th Bn., 108th Arty., July 1969 to September
1970. Looking for Terry R. Olson, Ganny Dorches, Gene Allen, Lee
Nicholson, boys from C Btry. and boys from Haure Mountain. Contact:
James "Montana Red" Henderson, 3940 Paxton Dr., Lincoln, NE
Congressional Investigation: Seeking Army and Air Force veterans
and civilian contractor personnel (Holmes-Narver, etc.) who served on Johnston
Atoll-Pacific during the Agent Orange storage years, 1972-79, or the
asbestos removal from the barracks ceilings, 1975-76. Contact: Neil C.
Hamilton, 10002A N. 97th Dr., Peoria, AZ 85345; 623-878-4286; USCoastGuard@webtv.net
Anyone with information concerning Sp4 Donald Corwin, St. Louis,
Missouri, stationed with 54th Sig. Bn., Camp John F. McDermott, Nha Trang,
Vietnam. Contact: Woodie H. Dean, P.O. Box 273, Varney, WV 25696;
Looking for Ben Heller, Robert Covington, or any comrades who
served with me in 2/22, 25th Inf. Div. (Triple Due), Vietnam, September
1967 until January 20, 1968, when I was wounded. Contact: Roy L. Muse, 260
Muse Field Rd., Rock Mount, VA 24151; 540-489-5588.
Looking for Ssgt. Charles J. Ward, Co. C, 6th SFG, Fort Bragg,
North Carolina, July 1969. Contact: Maxine C. Nichols, 4343 Hawkeye St.,
West Valley City, UT 801-968-0367.
Trying to locate Marines, Lt. Charles Chadwick, Texas, and L/Cpl.
Leonard Butler, Pittsburgh, who served with me in Vietnam, 1968-69.
Need to find Charles Chadwick for statement for Marines up for an award .
Contact: Pat Fogerty, 4810 Pipestone Ct., St. Louis, MO 63129;
Trying to locate Alex Freia from Hawaii who served with me in
the 101st Abn. Div., 187th Bn., Co. B. Contact: Tom Herrin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for anyone who served with Co. C, 144th Sig. Bn., 4th
Armor Div., Goeppingen, Germany, 1969-70. Contact: Danny Kruse, 500
Vivian, Liberty, MO 64068.
Would like to find CM3 Paul Merkel and CMC Dan Medley,
CBMU 302, Vietnam, 1969-70. Contact: Loren C. Roper, 4435 Salt Creek Dr.,
Duncan Falls, OH 43734; 740-674-4863.
Looking for Ronald May and Mike Mascovitz, U.S. Army, 565
Transportation, Danang, Vietnam, 1967-68. Contact: DRYKman@aol.com
Looking for anyone from HQ or A Co., 1st Bn., 8th Inf., 4th Inf. Div.,
July 1967-68. I was battalion switchboard operator on Faithful Switch. I
remember call signs, Bullet, Checkmate, Gator, Idaho, Speedy, PeeWee,
RedMan, Chief, Sylvester Polar. Also, friends Willie Bridges and Clayton
Starret. My call sign was Vermont. Contact: John E. Baker, email@example.com
Looking or anyone who served with Charlie Co., 1968, Fort Knox,
Kentucky; R Co., Fort Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster School; or Svc.
Btry., 2nd Bn., 94th Arty., Dong Ha, Quang Tri, and other areas,
Rockpile, Camp Carol, LZ Nancy, DMZ. I was in supply and armor. Contact:
Herald Lane, 1418 Preston St., Apt. 515, Houston, TX 77002.