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Searching for Thomas Patrovski
who served at UBON,Thailand, 1971-72; and Davis-Monthan, Tucson,
Arizona, 1973 with Jerry Erb. Trying to get in touch to invite
him to Joel Erb's wedding. Contact: Sue Walter, 20611 Green
Acres Rd., Sonora, CA 95370.
Looking for Cpl. Edwin L. Sand and Cpl. George T.
Young who served with me in A Co., 1st Bn., 1st Mar.,
Vietnam, 1965-66. Contact: Dick Goulette, 3537 Smith Dr.,
Endwell, NY 13760.
Looking for A1C Barry Davis, USAF, 366th Supply Sqd.
Fuels., Danang AB, 1970-71. Last-known whereabouts was New
Jersey. I have a certificate of appreciation from the
Gunfighters for you. Contact: Peter H. Richardson, 51 River Rd.,
S. Deerfield, MA 01373;
Trying to locate anyone who
served with 1/92nd Arty. Btry., May 1968-69, and A-B-C
Btrys. I served with all. Contact: Clifton Boggess, P.O. Box
One, Huttonsville, WV 26273.
Looking for anyone who served with my father, Lynn Write
Wells, who died shortly after I was born. He served in three
wars, and I would like to receive information and pictures about
him. Contact: Thomas Lynn Wells, P.O. Box 56344936, Lebanon, OH
1/82nd Arty., HHB, 1970-71. Searching for Shoemaker,
Sweeney, Courtney, Hetzer, Henderson, Jones, McCarthy, Boyd,
Bonsness, Metz, Cronia, Big Red, Malone (Fat City), Skank,
Bickett, and Hardigrec. Where are you guys? Contact: Bill
"Gramps" Chace, 16225 N. Cave Creek Rd., #19, Phoenix, AZ 85032;
Looking for anyone who served with D Trp., 17th Cav., 199th
Light Inf. Bde. (Red Catchers), 3rd Plt.. Contact: Frank (Lightnin')
Laitkep, 501 Ave. C, Wharton, TX 77488; 979-532-5767.
Looking for members of 526th Eng. Detachment, all
periods. Especially would like to hear from anyone who served
with the unit at Ft. Lee, 1964, or Okinawa and Pleiku, 1966-67.
I have a Cement Kings patch for anyone who worked the
mixers in 1966-67. Contact: Leo McArdle, 1550 Flores Dr.,
Pacifica, CA 9404; 650-359-3026 or 650-303-2725;
Would like to locate Raymond
McCullough from Pittsburgh who served with me in USA, HQ&HQ,
62nd Arty., Ft. Bliss, Texas. Contact: George Hayden, P.O. Box
502, Cherokee Village, AR 72525.
Looking for former Jar Heads who served with 1st
Search Light Btry. and River Boat Div., 1969, out of
Qua Viet. We patrolled the Qua Viet/Dong Ha stretch of the
river. Contact: Charlie Garrett, 368 Randolph, Westland, MI
48186; 734-727-1640; 734-658-6600.
Looking for anyone who served with Capt. George G. Wood,
USMC, Artillery Captain, Force Recon., Khe Sanh, 1968-69. He
scouted enemy villages, called in air strikes, and fought with
Montagnards. Contact: Judy Knowles, P.O. Box 423, Nevada, MO
Looking for Pee Wee from Gary, Indiana, who served with C
Co., 2nd and 7th Air Cav., 1969-70. Would like to buy some of
the pictures you took. Contact: Daniel Peticca, 32 Ridge Rd.,
Linwood, PA 19061.
Looking for Sgt. Arthur, who served with 36th Eng.,
1967-68. He was in charge of the quarry in Gia Ray. Contact:
Gerald Northup, 431 Clavette St., Madawaska, ME 04756;
Looking for anyone who served with me in 366 FMS (Fuel Sys.),
Danang, June 1971 to July 1972. Contact: Henry D. Glover, Sr.,
811 N. Spencer St., Rushville, In 46173; 765-932-5299.
Looking for anyone who served with 168th Combat Eng. Bn.,
Vietnam, 1965, or served at Di-On, 1965-66. Contact: Wayne J.
Hinds, 72 Cherokee Trail., Ringgold, GA 30736; 706-937-6648.
Looking for members of 335th Assault Helicopter Co.,
November 1967 to July 1969. I served as aircraft armament
repairman and helicopter door gunner. Need assistance for PTSD
claim. Contact: Jose A. Colon-Burgos, P.O. Box 1625, Coamo, PR
Looking for anyone who served with me in Btry. C, 4th Bn.,
42nd Arty., 4th Inf. Div., Pleiku and An Khe, 1969-70.
Contact: Thomas Adams, 9F Spruce Ln., Carlisle, PA 17013;
Looking for anyone who served with 413th Finance Disbursement
Sec., Ft. Benning, June to October 1968 or 64th Finance
Disbursement Sec., Phu Bai/Quang Tri, October 1968 to August
1969, especially Dan O'Brien, Lee Lippert, and John Cooter.
Contact: Ron Haase, 3342 S. 114th Ave., Omaha, NE 68144;
Looking for Bosen Mate 3rd Class William L. Mitchell
who served aboard USS Samuel N. Moore
DD-747, 1964, Tonkin Gulf. Contact: William A. Smith,
P.O. Box 192, Boothville, LA 70038; 985-534-7881.
Need help to get back to my family. I served with
1st Mar., Air Wing MACS-2, February 1973-79 and
received National Defense and Good Conduct medals and Rifle
Expert. I gave my all. Now I need someone to fight for me.
Contact: Floyd Hawkins, Crossroads Correctional Center, 1115 E.
Pence Rd., Cameron, MO 64429.
Looking for anyone who served with me in Hotel Arty. Co.,
3rd Bn., 11th Mar., and Hotel Arty. Co., 2nd Bn., 7th
Mar., Vietnam, 1968. Contact: Gilberto Blanco, 912 Silver
Ave., Donna, TX 78537; 956-464-3645.
Trying to locate Newton Edward Kern, Jr., from
Allentown, Pennsylvania. I believe he moved to Colorado or
Florida. Contact: Paula Becker, 1550 S. Delaware Dr., Easton, PA
Would like to correspond with anyone who served
with 15th Supply and Service Co., 1st Cav. Div., Airmobile,
An Khe, Phu Bai, Camp Evans, in particular Andrew
McCampbell. Contact: Larry Durden, #517855; Ellis Unit,
1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77343.
Looking for members of Plt. 171 who graduated
Parris Island September 22, 1975. Also buddies from Sup.
Co., 2nd Sup. Bn., FSSG FM Flant, Camp Lejune, who served on
USS Austin, 1976. Contact:
Carlos Manny Hernandez, P.O. Box 2303, Passaic, NJ 07055;
Looking for anyone who served on Marble Mt., 1970,
and remembers two Cobra gun ships with 367 that collided on
runway. Need verification for PTSD claim. Contact: Larry Young,
4525 Barna, Apt. C., Titusville, FL 32780; 321-698-7496.
Trying to locate Donald
Kenneth Hull, USMC,
Vietnam, 1965-66. He graduated from Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania,
High School in 1962. Contact: Frank E. Thompson III, P.O. Box
5411, Spokane, WA 99205; 509-710-4787;
Would like to hear from fellow Marines who were in Plt.
255, Parris Island, 1968; HMS 12, Cherry
Point, North Carolina, 1969; and HMS 11 Bomb Dump
off Hwy. One by Hill 327, 1969-70. Contact: George Marley, 16100
Space Center, #1309, Houston, TX 77062-6235; 281-480-7397;
Looking for Sgt. DeWitt O.
Harris, from Washington,
D.C., who served with Co. A, 1st Bn., 502nd Inf., 101st Abn.
Div., Camp Sally, January 1969-70. Contact: James. F. Hines,
5186 Eastern Ave., N.E., #301, Washington, DC 20011-2772;
Looking for anyone who served with A Co., 2nd Bn., 8th Cav.,
1st Cav. Div., 1967-68. Contact: Leo (Al) Albertson, 160
Marshal Ave., Meadowlands, PA 15347; 724-229-5799;
Looking for Capt. Robert Klaver, former C.O. of
575th Supply Co., Cam Ranh Bay. Contact: Ron Demery, 106 Rocky
Ln., Carl Junction, MO 64834; 417-623-7944.
Trying to help my father, Donald Carlton Davis, who
served in U.S. Army, 136th Lt. Maint. Co., 1966-67, Cam Ranh Bay
and Tuy Hoa, search for long-lost Vietnam buddies Paul E.
Salisbury, James Nelson, Duane Niemi, and Bob
Campbell. Contact: Heidi Jo Skym,
Would like to hear from anyone who served in 13th Finance
Section, 1965, Qui Nhon. Contact: Arthur J. Liberty, Box
141, Olmstedville, NY 12857; 518-251-2675.
Looking for anyone who served in Hoi An with 3rd 155 Gun
Btry., June 1967-68. Also anyone who served with Rations
Co., Supply Bn., Force Logistic Cmd. FLC, 1970-71.
Contact: BenjaminGuerrero, P.O. Box 315, Hagatana, Guam 96932.
Looking for anyone who served in 199th Lt. Inf. Bde.,
1968-70, to correspond with. Especially the fellows who served
with me under Gen. Frederick Davidson. Contact: Eddie D. Lowe,
209 South 6th, Walker, MO 64790; 417-465-2910.
Looking for anyone who served with medical/advisor team
stationed at Chu Thang, District, Dinh Thong Province, on Mekong
near Binh Duc Village, 1965. Especially looking for a SFC named
"Kansas" who was working with a Vietnamese nurse named Sinh
Tran. Contact: Gerald Kavanaugh and Tanh Nguyen, P.O. Box 65,
North Chili, NY 14514; 585-235-4568.
Looking for anyone who served with me in 200th Aslt. Sup.
Helicopter Co., Bear Cat or Phu Bai, especially Don
Shone, Chuck McMahon, and Larry Dumford. Contact: Lenny Breeden,
6085 Walmore Rd., Samborn, NY 14132; 716-731-3663.
Looking for information on POW/MIA CDR Robert Saavdra, USN, April 28, 1968. I have proudly worn his bracelet and my
health is now poor. I served as a helicopter crew chief and
doorgunner, 1971-72. Contact: Bobby J. Turner, 1016 D St.,
Fairbanks, AK 99701; 907-458-7084.
Served with B Trp., 3/17 Air Cav., 1971-72, as
helicopter crew chief and doorgunner. I have lost all
photos, patches, etc., and would cherish anything you could send
me, especially the Cobra snake patch. My health is poor and I
want to leave my family something. Contact: Bobby J. Turner,
1016 D St., Fairbanks, AK 99701; 907-458-7084.
Need to find members of 2/17 Ground Cav., A Trp., 101st
Abn. Div., 1968-69. I served in Hue, Phu Bai, LZ Saber,
and Firebase Forward, Camp Eagle, and Camp Evans. Contact:
Arthur P. Corley, Sr., 5 Longview Dr., Bridgeton, NJ 08302;
Looking for anyone who served with me in 151st Trans,
Long Binh, attached to the 1st Army for assistance with PTSD
claim. I was originally with 261 Trans.. Also looking for
a buddy named John who was a CHIPS cop in California
before serving in Vietnam. Contact: Craig R. Sweetman,
130 Mountain Ave., Matamoras, PA 18336; 570-491-5337.
Attempting to contact Jimmy Green, a former
sergeant with India Btry., 3rd Bn., 12th Mar., 1964-65, Hawaii
and Vietnam, or anyone who knows his whereabouts. Jim is
believed to be residing in the Orlando-Lakeland, Florida, area.
Contact: Albert M. Foley, 14399 Fortuna Palms Pl., Yuma, AZ
Would like to contact anyone who had basic training at Fort
Knox, Kentucky, May to June 1968, and was E-10-5, especially
"Sad-Sack.'' Contact: Daniel J. Morris, 521 Brookhaven Rd.,
Morgantown, WV 26508; 304-296-4146.
Looking for anyone who served in
SF Detachment A 416, March to June 1966. My father flew
bird dog with 221 Aviation Co. Contact: Eugene X. Zink,
Looking for anyone who served
with me in USMC, 2nd Bn., 5th Mar., 81st Mortars, Camp
Evans, September to May 1967. I was hospitalized for 40 days,
then took a direct hit on a bunker and was transferred to CAC
Hotel 8, May to October. Especially looking for Sgt. Cortez.
Contact: Danny L. Gray, P.O. Box 1558, Abita Springs, LA 70420.
Searching for my father, John Joseph Arredondo Ardaya,
who served in Vietnam in 1970. Contact: Jorge Arredondo;
Looking for Jose Trinidad Lira,
319th Arty., 173rd Abn. Bde., Vietnam. Last contact was November
1967 at Dak To, Vietnam. Contact: Lawrence D. Okendo, 203 E.
Pinecone Cir., Payson, AZ; 928-474-1607 or 928-472-7754;
Trying to help my dad locate
William Ronaldson who baked bread for his unit near Vung Tau
Airport, 1966-67, and later served in Germany. Contact: Tess
Looking for family or friends of
Capt. Michael Kerr to return copper MIA bracelet with his
name and 1-16-67 inscribed on it that I wore in the late 60s.
Contact: Linda McClain,
Need to locate anyone who served
with 66th TOPO, 199th LIB, II Field Force, Long Binh,
Bien Hoa, and Bear Cat, August 1967-68. Contact: Bob White;
Looking for USN Commanding
Officer Lt. Roger G. Ruppert, Mine Div. 112, Nha Be,
Vietnam, 1970. Contact: James J. McMahon, 16 Holyoke St., East
Hampton, MA 01027; 413-527-3808.
Would like to hear from James Cutts, James Krajicek, John
Walsh, Jr., Richard Brown, all wounded July 2, 1969, A Co.,
3rd of 1st LIB, Americal Div. Contact: Bob Miller, 67 Gannett
Rd., Farmington, NY 14425; 585-924-5296.
Looking for anyone who served with me in 497th Night Owls TFS,
Ubon Air Force Base, Thailand, June 1968 to May 1969. Contact:
Gene Ball, 1610 W. Avocado St., Tucson, AZ 85704; 866-877-9576.
Looking for anyone who served with 6/15 23rd Grp. Arty.,
March 1968 to June 1969. 105 Howitzers, not the SP, the ones you
have to spread trails. Need help with VA claim. Contact: Earl D.
Laplante, 46 Central St., Randolph, VT 05060; 802-728-5061.
Looking for anyone who served with C 1/502 Inf., 101st Abn.
Div., December 1967-68, especially those who left from Ft.
Campbell with the entire division. Contact: Grady L. Pratt, Sr.,
P.O. Box 204, Brownsville, OR 97327;
Would like to locate Howard
Collier, Gary Gilly, Bob Filson who served with me at Phu
Cat in 37 SPS, 1969-70. Also, Steve Molshoff from Bad
Axe, Michigan. Contact: Bob Timberlake, 19942 Woodworth,
Redford, MI 48240; 313-534-3308.
Looking for CWO Griggs, M Co., 3rd Bn., 5th Mar., 1st
Mar. Div. The CO was H.D. Pettengill. Sgt. Keken got hit bad and
I took him through the lines to be medevaced. Contact: Larry C.
Cornell, aka Clarence Stout, #855918, New Castle Correctional
Facility, P.O. Box A, A2-223, New Castle, IN 47362.
Looking for USMC and Air Force photos of Danang Air Base,
1965-66, for photo book to raise funds for homeless veterans.
Will return all photos. Contact: Jimmy Hill, 301 Locust St.,
Hammonton, NJ 08037; 609-567-1161;
Trying to locate Benie Perez
who was a forward observer for C Btry., 1st Bn., 12th Mar.,
January to May 1968. Contact: John Fedyszyn, 1502 Impala Pl.,
Lady Lake, FL 32159; 352-750-2122.
A friend found a worn Bible with
the name Sam Tomdevich or Tomdovich who served with
388th CMM Co. 56, 21st Ord. Co. D6 or O6. I think his
parents' names were Helen and Harry. We would like to return the
Bible to its owner or his family. Contact: Jane Frey,
Trying to find "Fenny," who
worked in the Laundromat during the day and the NCO Club at
night. He was either discharged or went home April 1971.
Looking for sailors or marines
who were aboard the USS Telfair APA/LPA 210.
Contact: John Tonyes,
Searching for anyone who served
with Bob Sharton, who recently committed suicide after
suffering a long battle with PTSD. He served with 7th Mar. (He
was in Operation Taylor Common) and also with Co. B, 3rd Amtrac
Bn., 1st Mar., July 1969. His widow is writing a book about
marriage to a Vietnam veteran. Contact: Jim Downs, 1303
Crestridge Dr., Oceanside, CA 92054;
Trying to contact anyone who
served in 563rd Trans., 74th Recon. AP/N Co., or 184th
Recon, 1968-69. Contact: Barbara,
Looking for anyone who served
with 509th Combat Eng., 1970-71. Contact:
Incarcerated Vietnam veteran
seeking corpsman who doctored my injuries at Udorn on October
15, 1962. Also looking for Maj. Siri Tiwaphan and
Capt. Prasert Kwangkaew of the Paru, or someone to research
National Archives of ICA/NSA foreign programs on my behalf for
pending VA claim. Contact: Raymond E. Howes, 387211, Wynne Unit,
Huntsville, TX 77349.
Looking for anyone who served
with me in 11th Abn. Div., 188 Abn. Inf. Bat., Co. L,
Augsburg, Germany, and can verify that I made a bad jump in
September 1956 and severely sprained my left ankle. Contact:
Robert D. Smith, 531488, Wynne Unit, Huntsville, TX 77349.
Looking for anyone who served
with my cousin, Army Spec 4 Larrie Jack Gotcher, who was
KIA March 22, 1968, near Bien Hoa. My mother gave me his medals
and citations, and I would like to find out as much as I can
about his service in Vietnam. Contact: Jack Gotcher,
Trying to locate our cousin,
Jared D. Armstrong, who served in USMC, MAG-16, MABS-16, 1st
MAW (Mt.), 1970-72. Contact: Dave Berrier,
Looking for members of 66th
Eng. Co. (TOPO Corps) who served from 1966-67 in Long Binh
near Bien Hoa. Contact: William J. Smith, 2 Plum Tree Ct.,
Randallstown, MD 21133-2500; 410-655-6695;
Looking for anyone with
information about Capt. Bruce S. Gibson, U.S. Army scout
pilot, 1st Aviation Bn., 1st Inf. Div., Phu Loi, who was KIA
September 11, 1969. The crew chief, Red Hayes, survived the
crash. Would like more information for closure. Contact: Gerry
Wright, 248-874-7589; 800-632-2370;
Looking for members of the
431st Covert Operations Unit who served under Leroy Jones.
Contact: Michael Tharp, 76 Scotia Bay NW, Calgary, AB T3L 2A9;
Looking for family members of
Maj. Vlademik M. Bacik, USMC, August 27, 1967, NVN-OW, to
return POW/MIA bracelet. Contact: Kevin Brown, P.O. Box 601,
Raceland, LA 70394;
Looking for anyone who served
with Sgt. Patrick Mathews, Ft. Bragg and later Danag,
1966 or 1967. Would like to find what unit he served with and
unit members. Contact: Janie Cravens,
Lookinf for 362nd Sig. Co.
veterans, Dalat, 1968-70. Contact: Harold,
Searching for Roger Lewis
from Minnesota who was stationed at the Brooklyn, New York,
naval base. He was friends with my mother. Contact: Brenda