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April/May 2002

LOCATOR

A VVA STAFF REPORT

Looking for John Jewett. Found your name and writings on the web, but the e‑mail address does not work. My husband recently published his book on Don McNeill's Breakfast Club. Contact: Ellen K. Baker, 3 Washington Cr. N.W., Suite 206, Washington, DC 20037; 202‑429‑9829; 202‑333‑6095 (fax); mailto:ekbaker@erols.com  

Looking for anyone who remembers a black solider who served in B Btry., 2nd Bn., 13th Field Arty. He was an E3 or E4 and was KIA in April or May 1968 in a base camp in Phu Loi. Contact: Jayne Hartnett, 930 SE 9th Ave., #16, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.  

Looking for anyone who served with 2/11th Armor Cav. Reg., Trps. E, F, and G, along with H Co., Jerome Belcher, Train of St. Louis, Perryman, and Ferris. I served with Trp. G January 1969 to March 1970. Contact: Larry L. Blanchard, P.O. Box 463, Norfolk, VA 23501‑0463; 957‑627‑7068.  

Looking for anyone who served with 538th Landclearing Co., Vietnam. Contact: Larry Dohe, 854 N. 120th Rd., Lincoln, KS 67455; or Roger Briggs, 3578 Olive Hamlett Rd., Benton, KY 42025; 270‑354‑8941. 

Trying to locate Sgt. Jerome A. Mason, Spec. Mike Stempa, Cpt. John P. Lewis, Cpt. David Cash and Lt. Col. Jerry Denman to help establish VA claim. Contact: Dale W. Gladden, 3947 Shepard Dr., Huntington, WV 25705; 304‑525‑5809. 

Searching for Frank Gilbert, B‑3‑506, 101st Abn. Div., who was a friend of Bennett James Herrick, KIA March 25, 1968. Contact: Loren Herrick, 5332 N. Michigan, Kansas City, MO 64118; 816‑452‑1537. 

Looking for Robert A. Boyland from Chicago, 704th Maint. Bn., Tech Supply, 4th Inf. Div., HQ and Co. A. We served in Pleiku, Central Highland, and Fort Lewis, Washington, 1966‑67. Contact: Bob Dall, 7 Sunnyside Ave., Middletown, NY 10940‑3809; 845‑342‑2160; mailto:bobdall@hotmail.com 

Looking for anyone who remembers a fire in the well deck during 1968‑69 Vietnam cruise on board the USS Monticello (LSD‑35). I called the fire in and attempted to put it out, burning my hands and face. Need eyewitness and medic accounts for VA disability claim. Contact: Lowell Don Colvin, #531628; Wynne 5‑D‑29, Huntsville, TX 77349. 

Looking for anyone who served with Roger Sherman, 267th Sig. Co., Vietnam, January 1967‑68. Especially the convoy en route from Vung Tau to Bien Hoa, 1967, for VA claim. Contact: Roger Sherman, 2312 Schippers Ln., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. 

Looking for anyone who witnessed shoot‑out at the Cherry Bar, Bien Hoa, 1967. Contact: Dap, 14905 Fairway, Livonia, MI 48154.

Trying to locate my friends, Charles Frison, Philadelpha; Eddie Nicks, Richmond, California; and Charlie Ray, Mansfield, Ohio, who served in the Navy stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, 1966‑69. Need for VA Department. Contact: Billy R. White, P.O. Box 442532, Fort Washington, MD 20744; 301‑459‑7557 or 202‑562‑3571. 

Looking for anyone who remembers my twin brother, Jerry Weigold, and I rescuing two wounded men from Charlie Company who had been left for dead and other dead GIs. We were stationed at Del Tang, 2nd of the 12th, 25th Inf. Div., Delta Co., 1968‑69. Contact: Terry B. Weigold, Box 211A, Country Rd. 550, Marquette, MI 49855‑9724; 906‑345‑9566; mailto:tweigold@nmv.edu 

Looking for veterans of E Co., 65th Eng., Vietnam, 1966‑68, to set up a reunion. Contact: Joe E. Losh, P.O. Box 3026, Elida, OH 45807; 419‑339‑1525; mailto:jlosh@bright.net 

Looking for anyone who served with my father, Sp4 Scott Bowra, HHC, 525th MI Grp., APO 96307, based out of San Francisco. He served two terms in Saigon under Capt. Walter R. Chaize and Maj. Norman W. Littlejohn, July 1968 to November 1970. Contact: Scott Isaac Bowra, Jr., 1100 Pike St., Huntingdon, PA 16654‑1112; 412‑231‑3369. 

Looking for Ronald Dean Widow from Wichita, Kansas. Contact: Maurizio Bonini, mailto:ramamaur@tin.it 

Would like a copy of USMC, Plt. 273, August 1965 yearbook to replace my father's copy that was destroyed. Contact: Sandy, dolfin54@pennswoods.net

Trying to make contact with Sgt. Frank Moran who served with 18th MP Bde., 504th Bn. Convoy Escort, Pleiku, in reference to a statement of injury during a mine explosion of a V-100 vehicle during a convoy escort. Contact: Howard F. Klann, hfklann@ameritech.net  

Trying to locate an old friend, John "Jack" P. Giffin. Contact: John M. Glazier, Sr., BFJ627@aol.com 

Looking for soldiers who served in C/1/508th Inf., 82nd Abn. Div., Vietnam, 1969. I was a combat medic and cannot remember the names of any of the soldiers who served with me. Contact: Gustavo Cordova, gcordova@town.taos.nm.us  

Trying to locate anyone who served with my husband, John G. Fontenot, who was an x-ray technician at the 2nd Surgical Hospital, Lai Khe, December 1968-69. Charles Miller was the pharmacy tech and Gene was in the lab. There was also a Dr. Bains, Dick, and Joe. We have pictures. Contact: Jane Fontenot, P.O. Box 222, Arcadia, LA 71001; 318-263-8261; Jane_fontenot@hotmail.com 

Looking for anyone who served with my brother, William E. Albritton, in the U.S. Navy, Vietnam. He is now deceased, and we would like to put together a memoir for his family. Contact: mialuke379@aol.com  

Looking for Albert Albercht who was stationed at Fort Walters, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1963. I have his pilot wing. Contact: Crystal Blevins, RedHots038@aol.com 

Trying to help Alton Ray Pridgen locate old Army buddies. He served with 545th Military Police Co., 1st Air Cav. Div., Quan Loi base camp, Vietnam, 1969-70. Especially interested in finding McGraw, Smith, Nichols, and Sgt. Hernandez. Contact: angelmama9@aol.com 

3/9 3rd Bn., 9th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., Vietnam-era Brothers are searching for lost brothers, all tours. Contact: Deweycanyon@aol.com 

Looking for Lt. Col. Michael S. Kerr whom I served under at Tyndall AFB, Florida, 1985-87. Lt. Kerr was a POW for more than six years and was released in 1974. Contact: Don Doty, 208 Locust Grove Wy., Versailles, KY 40383; 859-533-0311; mgtdfl@aol.com 

Looking for my uncle, Patrick William Moore of Flint, Michigan, who served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. Contact: Kathy Yonts, 760-326-4086; rockwood@ctaz.com 

Looking for anyone who served with Norman Wayne Partridge, originally fromTowanda, Kansas. He was KIA September 1968 when his helicopter was shot down. Contact: Karen Husong, khusong@sstelco.com 

Looking for Capt. Alan K. Rutherford, Capt. Ralph D. Watkins, and Capt. Wayne D. Hauth who flew Portland 1, 2, and 3 respectively on July 31, 1966, when Capt. Rainford Tiffin was lost over North Vietnam flying an F-105D on a secondary target after weather closed the primary target. Contact: Bruce McRae, 1523 Gibson Dr., Eureka, CA 95503; 707-443-5829; ramfan@humboldt1.com

Trying to locate Capt. Kenneth Frazier. We have one of his POW bracelets dated February 12, 1972, and would like to return it to him. Contact: DPGenaw@aol.com 

Looking for anyone who had basic training at Sand Hill, Ft. Benning, Georgia, 2nd Plt., D/10/3, August to October 1966, and anyone with the 670th, 529th 24th T.C., Vietnam, May 1967-68, mainly CRB and Tuy Hoa. Contact: ken_casey_matt@prodigy.net 

Looking for anyone who served with my brother, L/Cpl. John J. Murphy, USMC, who was KIA January 7, 1967, in the Mekong Delta. Contact: Gerard Murphy, gerardamt@aol.com 

Looking for anyone who served with my father, Sgt. Homer “Sarge” Wallace Sprague, 1st Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1966-67. Also, would like to find the person who drew the cartoon of my father called “Charlie Ranger.” Contact: Debbie McLamb, dlmclamb@msn.com 

Searching for anyone who knew my grandfather, Arthur Likens, who died in 1972. Contact: mailto:Emily2008@aol.com 

Looking for Vietnam War survivors of the 1/18th Inf., 1st Inf. Div. (Vanguards), 1966-67, including Williams, Wilson, Steele, Danny, and Sea. I=ve stayed in touch with Junior, Villafane, and Cuevas. Contact: C. Martinez, cmartinez1203@yahoo.com  

Looking for anyone who served with Plt. 277, Parris Island, September 1965; 1st Military Police Bn., Camp Pendleton, 1966; USS Upshur, May 1966 or 1st Bn., 3rd Mar., 3rd Mar. Reg., Charlie Co., Vietnam, June 1966 to May 1967, Danang and Khe Sanh. Contact: Charles Lease, 6200 Westchester Park Dr., Apt. 1206, College Park, MD 20740; 301-614-9874; chucklease@netzero.net

Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in D-8-2 Co. basic training, October 1968 and A-14-4 Co., Cook School, January 1969, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. Also anyone who served with HHC 815th Eng. Bn. (Const.) Eng. Hill, Pleiku, April 1969 to June 1970, including Doug Kennedy, Paul DiBiaso, and William Goodwin. Contact: George Gatcomb, Maine State Prison, Warren Unit 300, 807 Cushing Rd., Warren, ME 04864. 

Looking for anyone who served with Willie Powell in the U.S. Army at Ft. Eustis, Virginia, 1953. He served in the Korean War. Also would like the Basic Training Graduation album. Contact: Sacorreon Lamount, 1135 Lasalle Ave., Apt. 600, Hampton, VA 23669. 

Looking for buddies who served with Co A, 2nd Bn., 28th Inf. Div., Big Red One, Lai Khe (Rocket City), January 1968-69. I was in 3rd Plt., 2nd Sqd., and carried the M-79. Contact: John “Mack” McNamara, 37 McIntyre St., Yonkers, NY 10708; 914-337-2850. 

Trying to locate family or friends of Pfc. Richard Thomas Dutro from Spokane, Washington, who was KIA June 19, 1968. He was our medic with A/2/28, Big Red One. I have a photo I would like to give to the family.Contact: John “Mack” McNamara, 37 McIntyre St., Yonkers, NY 10708; 914-337-2850.

Looking for any USAF veterans, officers and enlisted, who served with 483rd TAW or 535, 536, 537, 457, 458, 459 TAW, Vietnam, 1966-72. Contact: William C. Avon, 729 Kaderly Ave., S.W., Strasburg, OH 44680; 330-878-7451; veteran1@tusc.net 

Would like to find out any information about the death of my father, Lt. Robert William Reagan, during his third tour. Contact: Mark R. Wilson, snowleopard@adamswells.com 

Trying to find Staff Sgt. Omega Harris, C Co., Vietnam, 1967, whom I corresponded with while I served in Irish Defense Forces. Contact: Jim Brady, jim@provincialsecurity.com 

Looking for anyone who served with Lt. Grady McBride III who was KIA 1969-70. Contact: Dan Loftin, dloftin@bellsouth.net 

Looking for anyone who served with my husband, Col. Jasper C. Vance, Jr., Provost Marshall of Saigon, 1966 and 1967, and Provost Marshall of the 24th Corps, Danang, Vietnam, 1970-71. Contact: Evelyn L. Vance, vanceewhite@msn.com 

Trying to locate Louis R. Rivera, USMC, 1969-71. Contact: Stan Rose, Box 174, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009; 215-947-5098; stan@digitalwave.com 

Searching for anyone who served with my father, SSgt. Joe Cantu, Sr. USMC, Vietnam, and later transferred to the U.S. Army Armor Div. I would like to find out about his time on active duty. I am on active duty with the U.S. Army and would like to know my father=s history. Contact: Joe Cantu, Jr., CantuJ@emh10.bliss.army.mil 

Trying to locate Sgt. Gary McGuire, USMC, who served in or near Dong Hai. Contact: Jenny91ps@aol.com 

Looking for anyone who served with me in 1st Bn., 1st Reg., 1st Mar. Div., on firebases near Danang, March 1969-70. Especially Bob (Tripper) Trip, Paul (Red) Edgette, Ron (B-Jerk) Bjork, Kevin Black, John (Harvard) Anderson, and John Prendes. Contact: Michael Orange, 612-673-2347; Corange1211@aol.com 

Trying to find childhood friend, William A. Clarke, a helicopter gunner with USMC, Vietnam, 1966-67. We grew up together in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Contact: dgberger@bellatlantic.net 

Would like to correspond with anyone who served with me at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, Co. C, 1st Bn., 1st Basic Training Bde., June to September 1972. 1st Lt. Richard J. Reno was our Assistant AG. Especially, Pfc. Strawberry from Houston; Grimes, New Mexico; and Ray Sam, Chicago. Contact: Ron L. Wallace, c/o Carol Wallace, 2459 S. Seneca Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 

Would like to locate the son of SSgt. Charles E. White from Alabama, MIA, Cambodia, January 1968. His name is Charles E. (Chuckie) White, Jr. Contact: Scott Polston, SWPolston@aol.com 

Trying to locate all those who served with or were attached to 196 LIB, Co. B, 3/21, 1965-72. Contact: Ron David, 103 Cherry St., Box 269, Fountain City, IN 47341; 765-847-2385. 

Searching for all former basic trainees, special school trainees, permanent party, personnel, officers, and enlisted ranks of 3650th Basic Military Wing, Sampson AFB, New York. Contact: Chip Phillips, P.O. Box 331, Williamsville, NY 14231; 716-633-1119; 716-633-9118 (fax); chip34@aol.com 

I served with Delta 4/31, 196 LIB, Vietnam, November 1968-69. I have pictures of two Donut Dollies taken March 1969 at LZ West. I would like to return the pictures to members of Donut Dollies. Contact: Jay Merola, Jaymvva@aol.com 

Searching for Charles S. Hall from Dayton, Ohio. He served with the U.S. Marines (U.S. Navy) and was in Vietnam in 1975. Contact: Ms. Murty, jeyalamar@jeyalamar.fsnet.co.uk  

Looking for Albert Albercht who was stationed at Fort Walters, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1963. I would like to return his pilot wing. Contact: Crystal Blevins, RedHots038@aol.com 

Pictures of U.S. airmen and Vietnamese kids/orphans found in Indianapolis apartment. Would like to return to owner. See photos at http://www.vva295.org/pics08.htm Contact: Dave Appel, 317-547-4748; mailto:info@vva295.org 

Looking for anyone who served with me in Echo 2/1, 1st Mar. Div. I was blown up on February 12, 1971, and medevaced to Guam. Especially Lt. Peterson, Cpl. Kaiser, and Pfc. Hardgrave. Contact: Frank Mastrogiovanni, chip13@rcn.com 

Looking for anyone who served aboard APL-26, Mobile Riverine Force, 1967-69. Contact: Ahuskey7@netscape.net 

Would like to hear from anyone who took basic training in 2nd Plt. D/10/3, Sandhill, Ft. Benning, August to October 1966, or anyone stationed at Tuy Hoa sub-area command, June to September 1967. Contact: Ken Casey, ken_casey_matt@prodigy.net 

Looking for Lance Cpl. J.C. Dill from Georgetown who served in Vietnam in 1969. He sustained gun shot wounds to the abdomen while sitting in an ambush. I would like to return his Purple Heart to him or his family. Contact: Tanya Brinlee, tanyabrinlee@hotmail.com 

I help Amerasians and veterans locate each other for free. Visit the web site: http://www.danbbs.dk/~brihj or do a web search under “amerasian relief agency.” Contact: Brian Hjort, Blankavej 21 St.Tv, 2500 Valby, Dk Denmark, brihj@danbbs.dk

   


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