October 2001/November 2001
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Looking for the company commander of 101st Abn., 1st
Bde., 3rd Bn., 506th Inf., Bravo Co., October 1967-68.
Contact: Daniel Kirtman, Vet Center, 528 W. Berry St., Ft. Wayne,
IN 46802; 219-460-1456.
Would like to locate Bacon, WIA February 27, Tay Ninh
Province and Doc, the medic. Both were in Charlie Co., 1st
of 26th, 1st Inf. Contact: Larry Haskett, P.O. Box 115, Jewell, KS
Looking for anyone who served with me aboard the helicopter
carrier USS Boxer (LPH-4) from
Norfolk, Virginia, to Qui Nhon, October to December 1965, when we
transported the 1st Air Cav. to An Khe, Vietnam, or in 1966 when
we took the 9th Amphibious Marine Bde. (helicopters) to the DMZ. I
am trying to get a PTSD upgrade and need morning and casualty
reports. Contact: Guy Lefevre, P.O. Box 386, Modesto, CA 95353;
Would like to locate anyone who served with me in Co. B,
41st Sig. Bn., Vung Chua Mt., 1967-68. Especially, SP4 Bell,
SP4 Shuster, SP4 R. Litner, and Pfc. K. Templin. Contact: Ernest
(French) Conner, RR4, Box 6, Mannington, WV 26582.
Looking for friends who were in basic training with me at Ft.
McClullen, Alabama, November 1969. Especially Gloria Hutchins,
Beverly Deal, Bonnie Hood, Delorise Robinson, Chris Thomas, Margie
Pearl, Barb Daniels (medic) and the rest of Co. A. Contact:
Cherly M. Heide, 57825 Woodcreek, New Haven, MI 48048;
Looking for Ronald Hill, Hq. Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty.;
Donald McGee, C Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty.; and Clyde
Potter, B Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty. They trained at AIT, Fort
Jackson, South Carolina, as a wiremen and served in Vietnam,
1969-70. Need to know name of village C Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty.
was located in ’69 and part of ’70, 701st Field Force. Contact:
John Santoriello, 5736 Dellaglen Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207;
Would like to hear from anyone who served with 669th Trans.
Co., Qui Nhon, September 1966-67. Contact: John R. McMurray,
19014 19th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036.
I am trying to locate buddies who served with me in Vietnam,
1970-71. I was a truck master for 515th Trans Unit. I need
help with a PTSD claim. Phu Bai. Contact: Chester L. Miller, P.O.
Box 1023, Gore, OK 74435.
Would like to contact any 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;
My spinal cord was injured in a helicopter crash around the Red
Cross Station, Danang, between June 26-30, 1968. I was aboard an
H-34 (King Bee) Marine helicopter assigned to 2/4 Bn., 3rd Mar.
Div. Would like an affidavit from one of the Marine pilots or
M-60 gunner about the crash while on our way to the Princeton
Helicopter carrier. Needed for a pending claim. Contact: Henry L.
Payne, 036113-Dorm-I 410IL, HFRC, P.O. Box 628, Lake Butler, FL
Looking for Scott Davinney from Santa Cruz. We served
together at Ft. Sam, medic training, 1967-68. You went to Vietnam,
I went to Denver. Next year I arrived in-country and heard your
Americal unit had been overrun. Have tried to find you since.
Contact: Joseph K. Mitchell, 19381 Hillsdale Dr., Sonora, CA
Trying to locate the three Marines I pulled out of a bomb
crater during Operation Allen Brook, May 1968. Biggy
Spenser and Alfred Newman were wounded. We were known
as ``Survivors of Allen Brook.’’ Contact: A.M. (Ramrod) Ramirez,
619 San Carlos St., Deming, NM 88030; 505-544-7265 or
Jamaican-born non-citizen, honorably discharged, U.S. Army,
Vietnam veteran is now facing deportation. 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 locate veterans who served with me in H.H.C.,
1st of the 14th Inf., 25th Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1966-67.
Contact: Jerrell H. Bradley, #211-158, P.O. Box 8000, Conneaut, OH
Seeking details of events leading to death of my best friend,
Sgt. Patrick L. Fricke, from Leclaire, Iowa. He was KIA
March 7, 1971, while serving with Co. D., 503 Inf., 173rd Abn. Bde.
Contact: Stephen C. Fosdick, 3506 Magnolia Ct., Bettendorf, IA
Nam vet, USMC, 1969, ``Tunnel Rat’’ seeking pen pals. In
prison, but not guilty. All replies will be answered. Semper Fi.
Contact: Burl Bilyeu, D46650, P.O. Box 409000, Ione, CA 95640.
Trying to locate William T. Ducey, RD-3, USS,
Telfair (APA-210) to establish a claim with VA.
We served together, 1965-67. Contact: Daniel Chamberlin, 16213
Charlemagne, E. Clinton Township, MI 48038; 810-263-9861; email@example.com
Searching for SP4 Tim McOrevy, 1st Bn., 28th Inf., 1st
Inf. Div. I injured my right leg while taking a Huey during heavy
gunfire. Need to confirm for PTSD claim and Purple Heart. Contact:
Samuel Ortiz Rosa, P.O. Box 4044, Puerto Real, PR 00740-4044;
Trying to find a color copy of 127th Sig. Bn. that was in Korea
during the late1950s and early 1960s. Contact: Jerry Brudos, Box
2593267, 2605 State St., Salem, OR 97310-1346.
Heavy Mortar Plt., 1/7th Arty., 1st. Inf. Div., Foxtrot,
Phu Loi, Vietnam, February 1969 to March 1970. Looking for Corky
Lira, Garry Acosta, Ron Storey, Ron Griffen, Walt Yeary, Dick
McCampbell, Dave Gorgey, Lee Lampton. Contact: Dave ``Buzz’’
Honnick, 646 Miller Beach Rd., Owego, NY 13827; 607-761-5517;
Trying to locate Sgt. Daniel Cox from Tennessee or
Kentucky, stationed at Cam Ranh Bay, 1969-70, 12th Combat Support
Grp., 557 TFS 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.
Trying to locate families of Capt. Thomas Carl Daffron,
USAF pilot from Pickneyville, Illinois, stationed at Cam Ranh Bay
1969-70 and co-pilot Charles F. Morley. F-4C casualty date
February 18, 1970, Laos. Contact: Don Fisher, P.O. Box 932,
Rochester, NH 03866-0932.
Looking for old buddies Sam Caldwell, Clifford E. Kelley,
John T. Manno, Wayne E. Smith, Walter B. Gilmore, William J.
Hendricks, Johnny Holdorf, J.A. Ross, Biff McGullfresh, William
Steen, Pete Pistola, Sgt. Painter, Pfc. Cubas, or anyone who
served with me in Co. A, 9th Eng. Bn., 1st Shore Party Bn., 1st
Mar. Div., 1345 Combat Operating Eng., Equip. Opr., Vietnam,
June 1966-67. Contact: David N. Webb, Sr., 808 Cline St., Minden,
LA 71055; 318-377-2550.
I served in Vietnam in late 1965 for two tours with Co. A,
1/327, 101st Div., and Co. C, 4/503, 173rd Abn. Bde.
and was honorably discharged from Ft. Lewis, Washington, on my
affidavit because my original military records were missing.
Need original records dated February 9, 1965, to April 15,
1968. Contact: James E. Williams, A236131, Charles E. Egeler
Correctional Facility, 3855 Cooper St., Jackson, MI 49201.
Looking for anyone who served with me in 3rd Med., 3rd Mar.
Div., 1969, Quang Tri. Especially Buddha, Hawg, Arizona, and
Wally. Contact: Bob ``Pigpen’’ Penn, 5130 Ramillie Run,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106; 336-924-0610.
Trying to locate two former Marines who served with me in
Vietnam to provide an eyewitness statement that we participated in
at least one firefight. Due to an oversight, I did not receive my
Combat Action Ribbon. Contact: George Clements, 7 Heather Sq.,
Middletown, CT 06457; 860-635-1609.
Would like to hear from anyone who remembers the night a dud
mortar round landed in the CIF compound, 1971-72. I think Sgt.
Werner was the one who had the mortar round disposed of and had a
dog named Sgt. Roach. Contact: Jim ``Mack’’ McCreary, 800 Poplar
St., Windber, PA 15963; firstname.lastname@example.org
In August 1969 the AF English language school, Cholon, Saigon,
was blown up by a car bomb. I was the Seabee who helped evacuate
the wounded. I am trying to locate Col. Cole, who was the
commanding officer, or anyone who might remember me. Contact:
James Darnell, email@example.com
Trying to locate Lt. Charles ``Chuck’’ Molly, from Mt.
Vernon, Texas. Big Red 1 (1st Inf.) and 1st and 28th Bn. (Black
Lions) and also part of Bravo Co. I was his jeep driver, Vietnam,
May 1968-69. Contact: Daniel J. Catanese, 125 Chris Cr., Waskom,
TX 75692; 903-687-3179.
Looking for Pvt. R. Yeakey, U.S. Army, 1968-69, Ft.
Knox, Kentucky. He later joined and retired from USAF, 1993.
Trying to locate Garland ``Butch’’ Bailey, a Vietnam vet
I served with at Dover AFB in early 1990s. I worked with him at
436th Airlift Wing Comm. and Nav. Systems Shop, 1988-90. Contact:
David Kidwell, 1652 Farmington Dr., Cookeville TN 38501;
Si uno de mis amigos estan viendo esto o alguien mas que me
conosca, por favor comunicense con migo. Contact: Jose A. Pantoja,
Trying to locate the parents of Victor Hugh Best, my
very best friend, who I witnessed KIA March 1967. I served with
1/11 Army ACR., A Trp., Xuan Loc, Vietnam. I met his father in
Vietnam before Vic and I left for R&R. Contact: Henry R. Franken,
2598 29th St., Gobles, MI. 49055; 616-628-2617.
Looking for anyone who remembers L.C.M. 8s and Hatch Teams,
Danang, 1966-67, handling 55-gallon drums that were loaded onto
the Mike 8s, some of which were leaking. We washed the boat down
on the return trip wearing only shower shoes. I am convinced the
liquid was Agent Orange, but need documentation. Contact: Russell
C. Ehlert, 13 Fallbrook Pk., Danielson, CT 06239-3820.
Looking for anyone who served with Danang Area Exchange (Pacex),
1971-72. Contact: Rich Ross, 242 Valley View Dr., Brillion, WI
Would like to hear from guys who served with 687th Eng. Co.,
18th Eng. Bn., 35th Eng. Grp. Land Clearing, Vietnam, 1969.
Contact: David C. Young, 421 S. New St., #1, Springfield, IL
Trying to find former members of the 37th Sig. Spt. Bn.,
Danang, 1970-71. Contact: Ed Gauthier, Heimweh1@aol.com
Looking for anyone who served with me in 9th Inf. Div.,
Pleiku, 1967. I was moved to 6th Conv. Ctr. and worked as MOS-94
F20 at 67th Evac., Qui Nhon, 1969-70. Especially looking for
Hawkins from Beaumont, Texas, to help me verify that I worked in
the ward with patients for PTSD claims. Contact: Dewitt Massie,
1707 N/W Baldwin, Lawton, OK 73507; 580-581-0834.
Searching for old friends, Matt Miotke, Bob Peebles, Lt.
Kurick, Dan Odle, who served with 3rd Plt., Co. A, 1/502nd
Inf., 101st Abn.-Airmobile, 1971. Contact: Jim McDonald, 4901
Hwy. D, Farmington, MO 63640; firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to locate Stephen Comiskey who served with Co. A,
2nd Bn., 47th Inf., 1968-69. Contact: email@example.com
Would like to return a bible to the family of Pvt. G. Thomas
Zacharzuk. The inscription reads ``To my beloved Sweetheart
and Wife from her Everlasting Lover and Faithful Husband, Pvt.
G. Thomas Zacharzuk. Contact: Robin Oquindo,
Looking for Jackie Stanton from Pennsylvania. We served
with the 21st Supply and Service Co., Phan Rang, 1967-68. Our
company nickname was ``Blackjacks.’’ Contact: Melvin Toma, 991-521
Pohue St., Aiea, HI 96701; PToma54486@aol.com
Looking for two Navy corpsman, Nicholas J. Longo and
Oscar Willis who served with me in 3/3 Marine Corps., Vietnam
DMZ, 1967. I served as a combat battalion surgeon. Texas Tech
University, Lubbock, wants to take an oral history from me in
November. Contact: John P. Miller, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone with information on William ``Billy’’
Fink, originally with Big Red One and transferred to C or
D/3/22/25th Inf. Contact: email@example.com
Looking for anyone who served with my father, Richard N.
Schlue. Contact: Richard A. Schlue, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Robert Jackson, from Bastrop, Louisiana. He
served at Chennault AB, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1961. Contact:
Joe K. Murch, email@example.com
Looking for information on 101st Abn. Div., Co. B, 1/506
reunion. Also, Charles Nevels<4> from Winston-Salem,
North Carolina, and Doug Lynch from Meza, Arizona. Contact:
Art Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to locate Ken Waldron, Portland, Oregon. Contact:
Looking for anyone who served in Quang Tri Province, Camp
Evans, TOC Barbara area with 1/5 Cav., Co. A, Co. B, or HHC,
including those attached to 1/77 Arty., August-September 1968 and
remembers a UH-1D, UH-1H helicopter crash east of LZ Barbara,
September 28, 1968, and/or the crash of a light observation
helicopter, west of Camp Evans, September 27-28, 1968. Contact:
Trying to locate a Marine that I wrote to during the Vietnam
war, LCP Ken W. Juby. He served with Hotel Co., S-2 Scout,
2 Bn., 4th Reg., 3rd Mar. Div., 1967-68. I flew the MAC charters
to Vietnam for over 5 years. Contact: Elaine L. Turner, email@example.com
Looking for anyone I served with in MCB Eleven, October
1966 to February 1968, and U.S. Naval Support Activity,
Danang, February 1968 to March 1969. Contact: Robert (Murph)
Looking for Brian Stumpf and Dale Morrell who
served with me in 723rd Main. Bn., Hdqts. Comp. Electronics Plt.,
Chu Lai, August 1968-69. Contact: James Patrick Shreve, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone who served with my father, Jesse Leon
Borders. He was born in Indiana and served three tours in
Vietnam. I believe his home post was Ft. Carson, Colorado. He is
buried in Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Would like pictures or
anything that could help me with our family tree and info about my
dad. Contact: R. Borders Beecher, RJBeecher@aol.com
Looking for anyone who served with my father, Ssgt. Garry
Lee Kile. He was stationed in Thailand as an Air Force
mechanic during the Vietnam War and died in 1981 from Hodgkins
disease as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange. Contact:
Krista Kile, email@example.com
Looking for shipmates who served on USS Atlanta
IX 304 in Operation Sailor Hat, 1965. Contact: Paul Tutor,
Would like to find the family of Lcdr. Donald Woloszyk
who was listed as MIA, March 1, 1966. I bought a POW bracelet in
the 1970s and would like to give it to his family. Contact: Terry
Trying to located anyone who knew my uncle, 2nd Lt. Tyrone
Sidney Pannell, a Marine who was KIA, Quang Tri Province,
Vietnam, November 30, 1965. Contact: Rony Pannell, Rony.Pannell@disney.com
Looking for David Allen Krause, who served, 1963-69,
MOS-26L20, basic at Ft. Lenwood, Missouri; stationed in Thailand.
Contact: Gerald Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to find a Marine, Ken W. Juby, whom I wrote
to for two years during the Vietnam War, 1967-68. He served with
Hotel Co., 3-2 Scout, 2 Bn., 4th Reg., 3rd Mar. Div. Contact:
Elaine Turner, 1728 Oak Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266;
Looking for Brent David Hagen, AQ2, who served aboard
USS Midway, 1974-76. Also, Robert D. Boyd, AMH2,
AIMD Div., USS Midway. We participated in evacuation of
Saigon, Operation Frequent Wind, 1975. Contact: Ronald Seif, 1237
Underwood SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506; 616-248-3936.
Trying to locate members of the 178th Replacement Co., 90th
Replacement Bn., USARV, who served at Camp Alpha, Tan Son Nhut,
1969-70, to possibly form an association of members. Contact:
James F. Dugan, 202 United States Ave., Lindenwold, NJ 08021-2641;
Looking for anyone who served with H.H.C., 299th Combat
Engrs., Dak To, Vietnam,1969-70. Especially Terry Rex, Sgt.
Barber, or John Ziegler. Contact: Erick Patterson, 12026
Beltsville Dr., Beltsville, MD 20705; 301-572-4936.
Looking for Mickey Anderson from the Mississippi Delta
and Michael Jackson from Philadelphia who served with me in
Co. B., 1st Bn., 503rd Inf., 173rd Abn. Bde., 1969-70. George
Ross, AM-9000, P.O. Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426.
Trying to locate Pfc. Charles P. Wilson who was
stationed in Germany, Bavaria, Erlangen at Ferris Barracks,
1964-66. Contact: John E. Fischer, 7 Wardon Rd., Putney, VT 05346;
Searching for anyone who served with 82nd Grp., 1st/83rd
Field Arty., 24th Corps, Phi Bai, 1968-71. Contact: Ralph
Purifoy, OTF-154578, Carson City, MI 48811-5000.
Trying to find Earl Seaver, Vermont, and Robert
Sabastion, Massachusetts, who served in VA-174, NAS Cecil
Field, Florida, 1972-75. Contact: Roy D. Richards, Box 477,
Rootstown, OH 44272; email@example.com
Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in Germany,
1966-68, HQ, 1/32nd Armor, Friedberg, for possible reunion.
Contact: Gentry Cohran, 9367 Buchanan Hwy., Dallas, GA 30157;
Trying to find basic training book (graduation), Ft.
Dix., New Jersey, August 1966. Foxtrot Co. Sfc. Soto was company
P.T. instructor. Contact: Randolph A. McGhee, 115 Humphrey St.,
S-C, Englewood, NJ 07631; 201-568-2014.
Looking for members who served with 111th Engrs. (WS), USAE
Cav., Danang/Phu Bai, 1967-70, for a reunion. I have found
Capt. Rabibeau, Top Ishii, Pat Antonelli, Chris D’Anna,
Gillenwater, and R. Hiener. Contact: John D. LeGates, 43 Valley
View Rd., High Bridge, NJ 08829; 908-638-6010; firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to contact any of my old squadron members from
VR7-Det. A, Tachikawa, Japan, 1962-64. Contact: Luther
Brackeen, 139 1st St., Verona, Tupelo, MS 38801;
Looking for anyone who served with Danang Area Exchange
(PACEX), 1971-72. Contact: Rich Ross, 242 Valley View Dr.,
Brillion, WI 54110.
Looking for anyone who served with my husband, Tsgt. Donald
L. ( Moose) Mansell, on Johnston Island, December 1972 to
November 1973, to verify exposure to Agent Orange while moving
55-gallon barrel. Contact: Patricia Mansell, email@example.com
Looking for family of 1st Lt. Kenneth Faulkner Rogers,
from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was KIA in a helicopter crash in Pleiku,
May 12, 1970. I have photos that I would like to give to his
family. Contact: Doug S. Berg, 4037 Dolbil Dr., St. Louis, MO
Looking for anyone who served at USARV Advisor School,
September 1970 to August 1971, especially Ssgt. John Baxendale
Searching for fellow Marines who served with HQ Btry., 4th
Bn., 12th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., January 1967 to August 1968,
Phu Bai, Dong Ha, Cam Lo. Contact: Eugene Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for anyone who served in tech supply section with
136th Light Maint. Co., Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, February 1968-69.
Contact: Paul Poliquin, email@example.com
Looking for anyone who served with E and E, OP-1
Contact: Orlando Vazquez, P.O. Box 3181, Carolina, PR 00984-3181;
Looking for my uncle, Anthony Blondel, whom I believe
served in the U.S. Army and spent time in Germany as a military
police. He is now a retired Master Sgt. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to locate Robert Weedon from Maryland. Contact:
Looking for anyone who may have known my cousin, SP4 Gerald
(Jerry) Thomas Atkinson from Dubuque, Iowa. He tour of duty
began September 30, 1969, and he became a casualty of hostile
ground file on March 12, 1970. I have already met Doc and
Cowboy. Contact: Karen Murphy-Griffin, email@example.com
Looking for Maj. William Otte, who served in MACV, Long
Xuyen, 1968, to renew friendship. Contact: Clive Bond, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to locate anyone who remembers a kid from 566th who was
run over while trying to drop a burning trailer on a convoy
out of Cam Ranh Bay. The truck may have been from the 670th or the
442nd TC, 36th Tran. Bn. I really need to know his name. The time
was late 1968 to early 1969. He was only in country about two
weeks. Contact: Ron Kmetz, Ron_Kmetz@Emcore.com
Trying to find Michael Frye who served in Vietnam about
1966-68. I attended school with him at Riverside Community
College, California. Contact: Susan Fristad, email@example.com