August 2001/September 2001
A VVA Staff Report
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11th Eng. Bn., 3rd Mar. Div., Dong Ha, RVN, 1965-70,
reunion date to be set for July or August 2002, San Diego,
California. Looking for Marine and Navy personnel attached and
Marines of 3rd Bde. Co. attached. Contact: Charles Luhan, Jr.,
8451 S. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60652; 773-585-9629; CL11engrbn@aol.com
VVA Phoenix Chapter 726 is searching for vests for
members of the chapter. Vests should be black cotton material.
Sizes range from small to XX-large. Need about 100 vests. Will
purchase, but funds are limited. Contact: Terry Faddis, VVA
Sponsor Chapter 726, 10800 Evans Rd., Polk City, FL 33868.
Trying to locate Mal Roane, whom I served with in
Vietnam, 1968. Contact: Richard (Dick) Kennedy, 245 Wantigong St.,
North Albury, N.S.W. 2640, Australia.
Looking for anyone who served with me on 504 MP, Phu Bai,
1968-69. We need to locate Mess Sergeant Canales for
statement on incident that occurred in road from Hue to Phu Bai.
Contact: Jaime Cartagena, Box 13, Aibonito, PR 00705;
Looking for anyone who served with Co. A, 4th Bn., 503rd
Inf., 173rd Abn. Bde., 1966-67. Contact: John Mendez, P.O. Box
620984, Orlando, FL 32862; 407-616-6739.
Vietnam vet seeking anyone to write to. I served with
1/26th Mar., 1969, and am seeking T. Green. I was the
tunnel rat until I was blown up inside tunnel. Contact: Burl
Bilyeu D46650, P.O. Box 409000-A4-143, Ione, CA 95640.
Looking for friends who served with Co. F, 2nd Bn., 5th Mar.,
1966-67. Especially L/Cpl. Woods, Tom Hicks, Frenchie, Spud, and
any other Marines. Contact: Bill McGorry, 5 Kimble Ave., Rio
Grande, NJ 08242; 609-886-1106.
Would like to contact any of my old squadron members from SR7-Det.
A, Tachikawa, Japan, 1962-64. Contact: Luther Brackeen, 139
1st St., Verona, Tupelo, MS 38801; 662-566-7999.
Looking for anyone who served with Danang Area Exchange (PACEX),
1971-72. Contact: Rich Ross, 242 Valley View Dr., Brillion, WI
Looking for anyone who knew Capt. John Dugan, Co. B,
101st Aviation Bn., 101st Abn. His UHIH was shot down March 20,
1971, 20 miles west of Khe Sanh in Laos. I have his POW/MIA
bracelet; he was from my hometown. Contact: Richard Basile, 5
Stonehill Ln., Belvidere, NJ 07823.
Looking for Marines who were on Hill 37 and Dai Loc in
the old French fort or who served with 3rd Mar. or 7th Mar. I need
photos of the old fort for an album I am putting together.
Contact: Jimmy Hill, 301 Locust St., Hammonton, NJ 08037;
Trying to locate some of my buddies from the 4th Div., 1st
of 22nd Inf., 1966-67, Pleiku. William J. Sewell, Jr., Don
Johnson, Cornelious Johnson, Jacobs, Billy Powells, James
MCllister, Andrew Moore, William Goza, B. Barton, and Lang.
Contact: Nathaniel Mungin, P.O. Box 6168, Bronx, NY 10451-1703.
Would like to hear from anyone I served with in Nha Trang, 8th
Field Hospital, 1967-68. Especially Lt. Judy Edwards,
Wertes Arlington, Cpt. Fox, and Cpt. Chiminella who all
worked with me in Wards 2 and 5. Contact: Al Davidson, 516 New
York Ave., Manitowoc, WI 54220.
Trying to locate Ronald Chapa or Daniel Fadely,
14th Eng. Bn., or anyone in Co. A, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina,
1965-67, and assigned to Vietnam in 1966-67. Contact: James Cole,
3474 Country Hill Dr., Bartlett, IN 38135; 901-388-7222.
Looking for Cliff Burns, Birmingham, Alabama. We served
together in Germany, 1965-66. Contact: A. Scott Christmas, 5245
Elks Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88005; 505-526-5266.
Trying to locate any members of 2nd Plt., Co. D, 1st Bn.,
9th Mar., Especially Johnny Strahan, Arkansas, and Jimmy
Vaughn, Texas. Contact: Richard D. White, 6505 Narcissus Dr.,
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739; 225-261-5452.
Looking for anyone from Fire Base Roy, 1/83 Arty., 1969.
Especially Cpl. Lewis or Tracy from Ohio. Contact: Martin Doyle,
244 Boardentown Ave., South Amboy, NJ 08879; 732-721-7913; firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to hear from Russ Redner, Army Airborne
Division, Vietnam. I served with 1st Div., 1st Eng. Bn., USMC.
Contact: Mike Redner, 5836 Southwyck Blvd., Apt. 309, Toledo, OH
Wishing to contact anyone who served with 3rd Bn., 9th Mar.,
and arrived in RVN aboard USS Renville, March
8, 1965. Contact: Wally Nowak, Box 750722, Petaluma, CA 94975;
Trying to locate Special Forces team member who was assigned to
a mountain top in the 3rd Vietnamese Corp, June 1966. At
the base of the mountain was a Montagnard village whose soldiers
made up their team. I was assigned there on an operation in June
1966 and we were supporting SOC operations. Can anyone verify
this? Contact: Elmer Rogers, Jr., 2308 Hiwatha Dr., Augusta, GA
30906; 706-790-0036; email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
307th (CBT) AVN Bn., 1969-70, seeking Ssgt. Jackson, Mr.
Hill, Sgt. Manwell, battalion commander, or anyone who served
during this time. Contact: Henry (Tiny) Logsdon, 2813 Griffiths
Ave., Louisville, KY 40212; 502-778-8097.
Looking for David Watson who served in 173rd Abn., Phu
Tai, summer of 1970 in Personnel or Finance. He went over with a
broken arm and was from New York. Contact: David K. Alvis, 1008
Halfacre Ave., Englewood, OH 45322; 937-836-0638; email@example.com
Looking for Howard L. Foster who served with MACV, 1967.
He had been stationed in Taiwan, Michigan, and Germany prior to
his tour in Vietnam. Contact: James L. Hughes, 3116 SE 153rd Ave.,
Vancouver, Canada 98683; 360-896-4210.
Looking for Sgt. Jim Reeves, 299th Eng. Bn., Unkay,
1970-72. Also anyone who was stationed in Unkay or 299th Military
Police. Contact: Michael Husslein, P.O. Box 872, Friendship, WI
Looking for the name of a Black man killed on Hill 101.
Nicknamed "Sugar Bear,'' 1st Bn., 92nd Arty., Pleiku,
1968-69, or anyone from 1/92 Arty., Co. A. Contact: Clifton
Boggess, P.O. Box One, Huttonsville, WV 26273.
Trying to locate anyone who was in Bulk Fuel Co., 3rd Div.
Fleet, Marine Force Station, Vietnam, March 1966 to April
1967. Need two letters of confirmation that we were under attack
to receive my Combat Action Ribbon. Contact: George Clements, 7
Heather Sq., Middletown, CT 06457; 860-635-1609; firstname.lastname@example.org
I was known as "Red Neck'' when I served with
MCB-4, Delta Co., Vietnam. Would like to locate Leonard Wood
Brown, Ralph J. Kendrick, Bernard L. Miller, Edward L. Norman,
or Davie E. Brown. Contact: Wilburn Gunter, 2418 Gen.
Pershing, Violet, LA 70092; 504-682-2988; email@example.com
Looking for anyone who served with the 98th Trans Detachment
or 120th Avn. Co. or 145th Avn. Bn., September
1965-66, MACV Cmd. Contact: Edward Ottney, 602 South Ave.,
Decorah, IA 52101; 563-382-5893.
Looking for anyone who served with 5th Mech., 1st Bde., 61st
Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1968-69. Someone called in response to my
last ad but did not leave a name or number. Please keep trying.
Would like to hear from any 5th Mech. Contact: Lacy Davis, Jr.,
116 Paseur Cr., New Hope, AL 35760-9669; 256-723-2741.
Jamaican born, non-citizen, honorably discharged, U.S. Army,
Vietnam veteran now facing deportation. Wish to communicate
with Jamaican nationals who served in any branch of the U.S.
Armed Forces in Vietnam during the conflict. Contact: Fitzroy A.
Young, #186-197, M.H.C., P.O. Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794.
To the family of Capt. John Blaylock, Company Commander,
60th Ord Co., 3rd Ord. Bn., 1st Log Com., KIA March 1, 1968, in
rocket attack on Long Binh Ammo Depot, Vietnam.
He was a fine officer and gentleman who took good care of his
men. He is still respected and remembered fondly. I have lost my
only photos of Capt. Blaylock and would like to receive any photos
of him. Contact: Kenneth B. Kothmann, 230 River Oaks, San Angelo,
TX 76903; 915-651-7477.
Searching for Bruce Walker. He was in Indianapolis in
1974 attending Ft. Benjamin Harris and ate at a barbeque
restaurant called "Zeb's.'' Contact: Michelle Holliday, 3537
Brouse Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46218; 317-374-0340.
Looking for anyone who served with 35th SPS Panther Flt.,
Phan Rang AFB, 1970. Mclure, Sergeant, Rock from Arkansas, Bonavia,
Wynn Nouellino. Contact: Steve Buczak, 470
Willis Creek Dr., Mattituck, NY 11952; 631-667-8232; firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: A Trp, 4/12 Cav., 12st Bde., 5th Inf.(M).
Some of us are corresponding by e-mail on a private web site. We
hope to find others from the Cav. who served in Vietnam. Contact:
James E. Good, 2951 N. Governeour St., Apt. 210, Wichita, KS
A H34 helicopter crashed in Danang assigned to 2/4th Bn.,
3rd Mar. Div., June 1968. The chopper was going to Iwo Jima
and Princeton helicopter carriers. The crash occurred a few
feet from the Red Cross station in Danang, and there were no
serious injuries. However, I suffered a dislocated vertebra and
need an affidavit from the pilot and door gunner. Contact: Henry
L. Payne, DC#036113-Dorm-I-410IL, North Florida Reception Center,
P.O. Box 628, Lake Butler, FL 32054-0628.
My father, Grant E. Crockett, is searching for anyone he
served with in 299th Eng. Bn. Combat, 18th Eng., Co. D Bde.,
4th Inf., Vietnam, August 1968 to May 1970. Contact: Beth
Dale Jones, USMC, Vietnam, 1968-69, made it back home and
was killed in 1973 during a prison escape. Originally from
Philadelphia, Dale was at RFK Youth Center, Morgantown, West
Virginia, at the time of his death. Would like to contact any
relatives or friends to recommend that they submit his name to the
Vietnam Memory plaque. Contact: Brian J. Valento, 333 Macalester
St., St. Paul, MN 55105; email@example.com
Searching for Albert Ginaro, U.S. Army, 1965-67, and
stationed in Vietnam, 1st Logistics Cmd., 1965-66. Contact: Joseph
L. Curatolo, Research Foundation of the State University of New
York, Office of Sponsored Programs, W5510 Melville Library, Stony
Brook, NY 11794-3362; 631-632-9028; 631-632-6963 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for anyone who may have known my father, 1st Sgt.
Dudley James Benefiel when he served and was killed in Kontum.
He is listed on The Wall on Panel 23W-Line 5. Contact:
Teddy Benefiel, email@example.com
Searching for Charles W. Merkle, last-known address was
Daytona Beach, Florida, for a reunion. He attended PS 69 and
McBurney High, New York, and graduated from Columbia University as
an engineer in 1965. Contact: Elaine Nippo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for Manning Carver from Georgia who served
with me in 40th Sig. Bn., 1967-68. Contact: Douglas Bowling, P.O.
Box 54, Bragg City, MO 63827; 573-888-2358; email@example.com
Searching for anyone who served with my father, Richard Schlue,
U.S. Navy, 1st Med. Bn., 27th Mar., 5th Mar. Div., Vietnam, 1968.
Contact: Richard A. Schlue, firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for James "Jim'' Estey, who served with
me in 199th Light Inf. Bde., Vietnam, 1969-70. Contact: Bob
Would like to locate Sfc. Ned Ellerbe, NCOIC Property
Disposal Activity, Long Binh and Ho Nai, South Vietnam, 1966-67.
Last known in the Columbus, Georgia, Ft. Benning area.
Would like to reestablish contact for possible reunion.
Contact: Paul J. Tuliano, 5 Hughes Ave., Pemberton, NJ 08068-1916;
Looking for anyone who served with Co. B, 65th Eng. (Combat)
Bn., 25th Inf. Div., Cu Chi and Tay Ninh, Vietnam, 1967-68.
Contact: Charles (Mike) Freeman, P-20226 1B1-104, Corcoran State
Prison, P.O. Box 3456, Corcoran, CA 93212-3456.
Seeking the widow or children of Lt. Dennis Noble, HHC
1/7, 1st Cav. Div., KIA during rocket/mortar attack, Phuc Vinh,
1970. Would like to tell family how he lived and died. Contact:
Marc Levy, 111-45 76th Dr., Apt. F7, Forest Hills, NY 11375; email@example.com
Looking for anyone who worked at Newport Army Terminal,
December 1969 to November 1970. I worked night shift loading
vehicles. Chris Noel from Louisiana was the dispatcher. Need to
verify sniper killed in our loading area across from Bear CAT.
Contact: Kenneth W. Simmons, HC64, Box 140, Lawton, OK 73501;
February 5, 1970, Andy's Pub, the Maintenance and Supply
Bn. Enlisted Men's Club, Camp Jay K. Books, Red Beach, Danang. I
was there--a few feet in front of the unexploded grenade.
You were there, too, as a victim or witness. Later, you were there
as NIS, Trial Counsel, Defense Counsel, members, court reporters,
etc. I want to talk with all of you. Contact: Mike Rummel, P.O.
Box 125095, San Diego, CA 92112-5095; 619-589-5170; firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone who knew or served with E4 Joseph P.
Castagna, KIA December 21, 1968, Dinh Tuong Province, Vietnam.
He served with U.S. Army, 11B20. Contact: Frank Pugliese, 800A NE
45 St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334; 954-771-0009.
I am attempting to locate anyone who was stationed PCS or TDY
at Tan Son Nhut AB, 38th FS, February to October 1968; flight line
maintenance on RF4C, F4D, E 338 FS Bien Hoa AB, December 1968 to
June 1969; or Spec. Ops., Cam Ranh Bay, C130 "Spookys."
I am attempting to get disability. I need additional verification
to prove my whereabouts. Contact: William E. Hanes, 3405 Woodbaugh
Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23721; 757-483-1679.
Former Marine, Vietnam veteran, 1/26th, 1969. Was a tunnel rat
"underdog" and was bitten by a dog. Had to have rabbies
shots. Was also wounded when tunnel blew up. Contact: Burl Bilyeu,
D46650, P.O. Box 409000-A4-231; Ione, CA 95640.
I took basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas, January 1969.
Trying to get a basic training book. Contact: Roberto C.
Gonzalez, Jr., 218 Agnes Dr., San Antonio, TX 78212; 210-822-3531.
Looking to find families or relatives of 1st Lt. Carl
Alfred Peterson, Winchendon, Mass.; Jeffrey Alan Schonfield,
Detroit; Larry Dale McGhee, Rockford, Ill., KIA August 10,
1969, Thua Thien Province, Vietnam, 101st Abn., 1/327th Inf., Co.
B., 1st Bde, 1st Bn. Contact: Santos G. (Spooky) Castillo, P.O.
Box 494, 1112 E. Washington St., Ryan, OK 73565; 580-757-2841; email@example.com
Wanting to hear from someone who was with Gerald (Jerry)
Johnson when he was killed in Quang Tri Province, May 5, 1968.
Would like information on how he died. Contact: Jerry Cummings,
702 Aberdeen Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46241; 317-487-0066.
Jamaican-born, non-citizen honorably discharged U.S. Army
Vietnam veteran who is now facing deportation. I wish to communicate
with Jamaican-born nationals who served in any branch of the
U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam during the conflict. Contact: Fitzroy
A. Young, 186-197, M.H.C., P.O. Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794.
Would like to hear from anyone who served in Co. E, 1st Bn.,
6th Inf., 198th Bde., APO 96374, USARV, Chu Lai, Vietnam,
August 1970-71 to establish a service-connection claim for a back
injury and hearing loss. Contact: Jimmy Lynn Burton, 817622, 12071
F.M. 3522, Abilene, TX 79601; 915-947-5093
Would like to know if there are any sailors from any of my old
units who remember me from my Navy career of 15-plus years. ADR
"A" School, Memphis, Tennessee; VS-30, VC-5 AIMD,
Alameda, California; VA-122, VA-22, NMCB-3, or ACB-1 and
Public Works, Diego Garcia. Contact: Jay Webb, K-20560,
CMC-East, Cell 5150, P.O. Box 8101, San Luis Obispo, CA
Searching for anyone who served with the 554th, 20th Bn.,
Delta Co.,, January to December 1969, Cu Chi, Vietnam.
Contact: Floyd Ellis, Jr., 3544 Whipporwill Rd., Yadkinville, NC
Trying to locate anyone who knew or served with my uncle 2nd
Lt. Sidney Pannell in the Marines. He was KIA November 30,
1965, Quang Tin, South Vietnam. Contact: Rony Pannell;
Would like to locate anyone who served as an NCO or officer in Delta
Co., 6th Bn., 3rd BCT Bde., 1968-69, Ft. Dix, New Jersey.
Especially Maj. Don Scher, 6th Bn. C.O., or any trainee who
was in the company. Contact: Adrian Fitzpatrick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone who served with my dad, Rodger W.
Thompson, Co. C, 5th Bn., 3rd Inf., 1st Bn., 28th Inf. He
trained at Ft. Cambell, Kentucky. He is in a nursing home in the
final stages of liver failure and is hepatitis C positive. I would
like to know what he was like in Vietnam. Contact: Monica Rhodes,
Route 2, Box 178-B, Sumner, TX 75486.
Would like to locate a Marine I wrote to for two years during
the Vietnam War. His name was Lcp. Ken W. Juby, Hotel Co.,
3-2 Scout, 2nd Bn., 4th Reg., 3rd Mar. Div. Contact: Elaine
Turner, 1728 Oak Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; email@example.com
Trying to locate David Roberts, Jr., from New York who
served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1976. I am not sure
if he served in Vietnam. Contact: Ruth Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a 16-year-old high school student looking for anyone who
knew my great uncle, Lonnie Joe Crismon, during the Vietnam
War. Contact: Kiley A. Crismon, email@example.com
Looking for anyone who served with Alvin Cassity,
H&S Co., 2nd Bn., 4th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., Vietnam, 1970, and
can help him remember his service in Vietnam. He served in the
Marines from 1969-72 and was at Camp Pendleton. Contact: Sheila
Looking for anyone who served with Robert Fisher from
Pennsylvania in HQ Co., 3/3 Mar., February to June 1968, and Co.
L, 3/4 Mar., from June to December 1968. He was a rifleman with
Co. A, 1/9 Mar., and was wounded in November 1967 near Thong Phong.
Contact: Colleen Shanahan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Bruce Adams, who served with me in Seabees,
Mobile Construction Bn. 121, Vietnam. Contact: John Curruthers,
18002 River Falls Cr., Stockton, CA 95209; email@example.com
Trying to locate my brother David Lee Wooner, who served
in U.S. Army, Vietnam, 1969-73. His last-known address was Miami,
Florida. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a high school classmate Fergus Ferguson. He
attended W.H. Adamson High School, Dallas, Texas, 1966. He
enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1965 or 1966 and served in
Vietnam. Contact: Elizabeth (Betty) McCloy Hodge; 409-283-5736;
Looking for Jim Clifford Curry, HCC 9th Inf. Div.,
Vietnam 1966-67. Contact: Less Coffman, email@example.com
Trying to locate an old friend, Charles Ennis. I served
with him in the 7th Weather Wing, Scott AFB, Illinois. We
were both weather equipment technicians at Chanute AFB, Illinois,
and Kelly AFB, Texas. We were also both veterans of Korea and
Vietnam. Contact: Donald E. Murdock, MurdockGE@aol.com
Looking for Caucasian G. Johnson, who was a truck driver
in 120th Trans. Co., Can Tho and Binh Thuy Airbase, Vietnam,
1969-72. Contact: Brian Hjort, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone who knew my brother, Pfc. John James
Conway, USMC, L/3/4, KIA March 17, 1967, Quang Tri. Contact: email@example.com
Looking for my father, James Aaron Dawson. I don’t
have much information, only that his mother was Anna Russell.
Contact: Kimberly Dawson, Kim842@excite.com
Seeking former shipmates, Seabees, Marines, or others who can
confirm a Viet Cong attack on Chu Lai, May 31 to June 5, 1965, to
help with a VA disability claim. The ships that were in Chu Lai
during that time were USS Matthews AKA 96, Iwo
Jima LPH 2, Navarro APA 215, Merrick AKA 97, and
Pollux AKS4. Also a Viet Cong attack on Chu Lai, May 27
to June 1, 1966, ships USS Winston AKA 94, Renville
APA 227, and Mathews AKA 96. I was an engine man aboard
the mike boats off the Mathews. Contact: Aaron M. Skinner, 506 W.
Main St., Heber Springs, AR 72543;firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for family or friends of Gladstone (Speedy) Edds.
He served three tours in Vietnam with the Pathfinders, returned
stateside, and entered Special Forces training. He last served
with the 5th Special Forces Grp., and I believe he was killed in
1975. Contact: Brooks Johnson, email@example.com
Looking for fellow veterans who served in the Americal Div.,
Chu Lai, mostly in Duc Pho in the upper Highlands. I was a sniper
in the 4th of the 21st. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to find anyone who knew my father when he served in
Danang on a river boat in 1968 . Contact: Jennifer Monson,
Looking for Sherry Crawford. She was a civilian who
handled payroll at Fort Polk, Louisiana, 1967, 2nd Bn., 2nd Bde.
Contact: Ed Holesovsky, Jamesh77979@yahoo.com
My friend Dave Kling is looking for veterans he served
with in the 199th Rac, 1969-70, Vinh Long. Some of the
names he remembers are Capt. Roger Bowers and Doug Neal.
Contact: Erik Bollin, 193 Lake St., Apt. 1, Lancaster, OH 43130; WBollin@aol.com
A friend of mine is looking for buddies he served with in Co.
C, 2nd Bn., 22nd Inf., 3rd Bde., 4th Div., Vietnam, September
1966-67. Contact: email@example.com
Trying to locate former Marines from Delta Btry., 2nd Bn.,
11th Mar., June 1965 to March 1967, for a reunion June 2002,
Oceanside, California. Contact: Mike Weber, 201 W. Washington,
Crandon, WI 54520; 715-478-3177; firstname.lastname@example.org
Need help in locating anyone who served with Pfc. Richard
Charles Westberg, a possible relative who died March 10, 1968.
Contact: Sven Lindeberg,
Looking for stories of the divine or paranormal for an
article, possibly a book. Contact: Richard O’Marro, email@example.com
Trying to locate anyone who served in the U.S. Army with Co.
C, 2nd Bn., 22nd. Inf., 3rd Bde., 4th Div. Contact: Melanie
Bean, 14782 CR 7990, Bakersfield, MO 65609; firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Patrick J. McInerney who served with me at
the Naval Station, Rota, Spain, 1961-63, and was assigned to the
base photo lab. He also served with a Seabee Bn. in Vietnam and
was sprayed with Agent Orange and may be in poor health. Contact:
W. Scott Frazeur, 541-476-0942; email@example.com