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July/August 2005
 

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Looking for Charles Weaver from East Point, Georgia, Firefighter, 35 TFW, Phan Rang AFB, 1969. Contact: David Lee, P.O. Box 248, Marcus, IA 51035; 712-376-2080; ktsdad57@yahoo.com

Looking for Henry A. Martzall, 631 USAF Disp., Don Muong AFB, Thailand, 1970. Contact: David Lee, P.O. Box 248, Marcus, IA 51035; 712-376-2080; ktsdad57@yahoo.com

Looking for anyone who served with me in 19th or 21st TASS from Jan. 1971 to Jan. 1972 at Bien Hoa AB, Phan Rang AB, Pleiku AB, NKP, Thailand, and at 54th ARRS, Pease AFB, New Hampshire, from 1972-73. No problems, just want to hook up. Contact: Michael W. Wright, 2500 E. James St., C-15, Baytown, TX 77520; 281-428- 0647.

Looking for any Air Force personnel attached to the 25th/1st Div. Army at Dau Tieng, the old Michelin Rubber Plantation, around Jan. 1969 to Feb. 1970. Contact: John Flannery, 1775 Stone Rd., Rochester, NY 14615; 585-663-3682.  Looking for Reese McDaniel from Douglasville, Georgia, USMC, Vietnam, 1968. Contact: David Lee, P.O. Box 248, Marcus, IA 51035; 712-376-2080; ktsdad57@yahoo.com

Looking for anyone with information on Agent Orange spraying over or near Phan Rang AFB in May/June 1969. I need this for a claim with VA. Contact: David Lee, P.O. Box 248, Marcus, IA 51035; 712-376-2080; ktsdad57@yahoo.com

Searching for anyone who knows Marine Donald Campbell. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in the mid ’70s. It is very important that I get in touch with him; with any of his siblings, Brenda, Kaye, Tony, Ken; or with his mother, Vera. They once lived at 809 Isley St., Fayetteville, North Carolina. Contact: Melvin H. Cromedy, Sr./BF-5700, P.O. Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426.

Looking for anyone who was stationed with me in Yuma, Arizona, with VMA-223, from 1972-73. I am looking for someone who witnessed an accident I had while deployed to NAS Fallon, Nevada, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 3, 1973, during which I sustained a head injury. This is to assist with a VA claim. Contact: Joseph “Frenchie” R. Bosse, 143 13th Ave., Madawaska, ME 04756; 207-728-6347.

Looking for Christopher Clark, USMC, 1965-68, or anyone who knew him. I last heard from him in Dec. 1966 when we worked at the Orange County Hospital. His girlfriend in Nursing School was Scotti. I was a USAF medic. His friend was Ralph Cohen, M.D.. Contact: Allan Scott, 3590 Catalina Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008; 760-434-3700; aforrestscott@aol.com

Looking for Donald Young and Michael Hines. They served with me in 1965-67 with the 1st Recon Bn., 3rd Marine Div. Contact: Richard Keene, P.O. Box 1908, Chandler, TX 75758; 903-849-7151.

Former Marine seeks new friends and anyone who remembers me. I was a Tunnel Rat “Under Dog” with 126th Marines, 1969. I had to have Rabies shots. I am in prison doing life. Please write. Semper Fi. Contact: Burl Bilyeu #D46650, P.O. Box 409020, Ione, CA 95640.

Looking for fellow Marines Dorty, Wally, Buddha, Dave Waldren, whom I served with in the 3rd Medical Bn., 3rd Marine Div., from 1969-70, in Quang Tri. Contact: Bob Penn (aka Pig Pen), 5130 Ramillie Run, Winston-Salem, NC 27106-9678; 336-924-0610; Ironhorsegll500@cs.com

Looking for anyone who served with the Danang Reactionary Forces on counter-insurgency operations around Danang Airbase, Monkey Mountain, Marble Mountain, and the Hai Van Pass, and in patrols and village sweeps around Danang Airbase from January-May 1969. I am also looking for anyone who provided support for Seabees on an island off the coast of Danang base and made an LST landing on that island to secure it and to build a school. Contact: Tom Lemay, 30 Administration Rd., Bridgewater, MA 02324.

Would like to hear from anyone who went through Boot camp in Plt.158, Calif., 1968. Plus, anyone who served in 3/3 Mike Company or 81 Motors, 1968-69. Contact: Henry N. Jones-Ellis, #304977, 1697 F.M. 980 Rd., Huntsville, TX 77343.

Looking for anyone who served with 1st Marine Div., 2nd Bn., 5th Marines (2/5), Echo Co., 2nd Plt. Weapons, Oct. 1967 to July1968, An Hoa to Hue to Phu Bai back to An Hoa, Tet of ’68. Contact: Mark D. Guillroy, 3576 Rachel Dr., Sulphur, LA 70663; 337-527-2757.

Looking for Richard Moyer from Virginia. He was born in 1950 and served with the 101st Abn., 1970. I still have the box of photos he asked me to save for him. I’d like to return them. We knew each other when I lived in the Philippines. Contact: Linda, Flat 13, 7-9 Bellevue Parade, Hurstville, 2220, NSW, Australia.

I was assigned to 59th Field Serv. Co., Cam Ranh Bay, and was sent to Ban Me Thuot, attached to 155th Helicopter Assault Co. I am looking for Schoklyn, Seamore, Jackson, Brown, Hippy, Head, and anyone else assigned to those units. I would also like to receive photos. Contact: John Worsham, #129550, W.C.I., 13800 McMullen Hwy., Cumberland, MD 21502-5622.

Looking for Doc Sears, Doc Karras, and any original member of 3rd Plt., Alpha Co., 3rd Bn., 503rd Inf., 173rd Airborne Brigade. We have a reunion every year. Contact: Fred Wessolek, 1465 Garfield Ave., Brunswick, OH 44212; 330-273-2157.

Looking for any combat medics who served with the 14th Combat Eng., from 1967- 8, with HQ Co. at LZ Sharon and Nancy, and Wonder Beach during the mortar attacks. I need this information for a PTSD claim. Contact: Russell F. Foit, 365 Eastern Ave., Apt. #105, Newark, OH 43055; 740-349-5839; russellfoit@yahoo.com

Searching for David Wagner and Hayes, who served with HQ, 3rd Bn., 308th Airborne, at Fort Kobbe and Howard AB in Panama, 1962-65. I would also like to communicate with anyone who was stationed at Fort Kobbe and Howard AB in Panama from 1962-65, and any Special Forces members who operated the Jungle Warfare School. Contact: Les Parker (aka Eugene Beale), 8461 La Salle Ave., Cotati, CA 94931-4467; 707-586-3295; lesparker2004@yahoo.com

Looking for Bill Sykes, Peter Jurgel, Ronnie Shirley, Pat Cosgrove, Eddie Sizzler,  and Todd whom I served with in HHC, 17th CAG, in Nha Trang, 1969. Contact: Dean Muehlberg, 2620 Red Fern, Rapid City, SD 57702; bearmakker@rap.midco.net

Trying to find Jon Reynolds or any other member who served with 3rd Plt., Alpha Troop, 2/17 Cav., 101st Abn. Div., 1968. I believe Jon was from Illinois. Contact: Bob Hester, 2015 Hwy 49 E., Charlotte, TN 37036; 615-789-9322. 

Looking for anyone who served with me in C Co. or HQ Co., 2nd Bn., 173rd Abn. Bde., in Aug. or Sept. 1968, to verify information for a VA claim. Contact: Oscar Vasquez, P.O. Box 2202, South Padre Island, TX 78597; 956-459-7633. 

Trying to locate anyone who served in C Battery, 3rd Bn., 18th Inf. Regiment, January 1967-68. I was a cannoneer and was injured during the attack at Chu Lai and LZ English. Need assistance with my VA Claim. Contact: Denver Sizemore, sizemored@hotmail.com

Looking for CPT Tomzek from Torrance, California, who served with the 1st Cav., 1970, off LZ Nancy. I was your Scout Dog Handler and have wondered for years what really happened out there. Contact: James Meechan, 3057 Ervin Rd., Dover, OH 44622; 330-343-5651.

Looking for the door gunner who was shot down June 30, 1970, off LZ II Bravo on the Cambodian border. Jimmy Floyd Neighbors was the pilot and you were the only survivor. You called him LTD. I was the dog handler with you. Contact: James Meechan, 3057 Ervin Rd., Dover, OH 44622; 330-343-5651.

Looking for any member of the 200th Quartermaster Plt. that originated from Fort Lee, Virginia, and served in Vietnam from Oct. 1965 to Sept. 1966. Contact: Donald L. Harris, Rt. 1, Box 213-A, Beverly, WV 26253; 304-637-5813; lindaleelewis@yahoo.com

Trying to locate anyone who served with AIT Training Command, Fort Polk, Louisiana, from Jan. to June 1974. Contact: Clance W. Bynum, 501 South Persimmon St., Pine Bluff, AR 71602; 870-489-0205. 

Looking for anyone who served with me in Bravo Co., 2nd/18th Inf., 1st Inf. Div., Sept. 1968 to March 1970. Contact: Richard “Jake” Jacobs, 1204 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville, MD 64701; 816-380-6872; jakeandjake2001@yahoo.com

I am looking for anyone who served with my cousin, Michael Moore Reynolds, who was killed in 1968. I know nothing about his unit, but believe he was a tunnel rat. Contact: Gregory Engleman; gengleman@charter.net

Searching for all members of Charlie Co., 1st Bn., 1st BCT Brigade, 5th Army, Fort Polk, June 1972-Sept. 1972. I am looking for 1st LT Richard J. Reno, Sgt. Ray Sam from Chicago, Grimes from New Mexico, PFC Standberry from Houston, Sgt. Jones, Sgt. Annis, Pvt. Blace, and PFC Davis. Additionally I am looking for Senior Red Cross Worker Linda Smith who worked at Fort Polk in 1972. Contact: Ronnie Lee Wallace, 2459 S. Seneca Ave., Alliance, OH 44601; 330-823-7510.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 1st Plt., Bravo Co.,196th Inf. Bde., Americal Div., 1970-71. I am looking for R. Hines, West, Derrick, Chief, Sgt. Garcia, LT Melton, and Stretch, all of whom were in Danang. Contact: Harry D. Boone, 563 Laurel St., Franklin, VA 23851; 757-562-2563.

Looking for anyone who served in 1-505, 82nd Abn. Div., in 1982, and who was sent to the southern part of the Sinai, at Sharm el Sheikh Airfield and was part of the Multinational Force and Observers between Egypt and Israel in the DMZ keeping the peace. Contact: Darrell W. Ross, #821058, 9055 Spur 591 Neal, Amarillo, TX 79107-9696.

Looking for James Kennedy, a medic at Quon Loi in late ’69, early ’70. It is possible he was attached to a Special Forces Unit. Contact: James A. McDermott, P.O. Box 638, Tom Bean, TX 75489; jimmy.mac@verizon.net

Searching for anyone who was in the 15th S&S Bn., 1st Air Cav., Sept. 1968-69. I loaded bodies on aircraft at Song Be. Our unit transported supplies to forward areas. Need assistance to verify PTSD claim. Contact: Steve Duman, P.O. Box 12, Harbeson, DE 19951; 302-945-6766.

Looking for anyone who served in the 575th Supply Co., 96th S & S BN., at Cam Ranh Bay. Contact: Ron Demery, 3107 Matthews, Joplin, MO 64801; 417-623-7944; ronddem@yahoo.com or see web site, www.575supply.com

Geronimo! Looking for ’09ers from the early 1970s. The 509th Para. Inf. was the only U.S. Airborne division in Europe during the Cold War (except the10th Spec. Forces HQ at Mainz). Our main base was in Kaiserslatten. Contact: Craig R. McLaren, #115624 (honor), Holman Unit 3700, Atmore, AL 36503.

Interested in re-establishing contact with personnel serving with MACV Team 60, especially 9th ARVN Div., 1966-77. Contact: Rex H. Latham, 4711 Rippling Pond Dr., Fairfax, VA 22033.

Looking for Samuel Sallins who served with me, 2/5 Cav., 1st Cav., Airmobile, 1965. We were both wounded by a booby trapped mine and were medevaced to Qui Nhon. Contact: Garvin Mindt, 2610 343rd Ave., NW, Cambridge, MN 55008; 763-689-5623.

Looking for anyone who served with A Co., 589th Eng Bn., 18th Eng. Bde., Asphalt Platoon, May 1970 to April 1971, Phan Rang Base. I need info for claim. Contact: Edward C. Pavlich, P.O. Box 610, Port Jervis, NY12771; 845-856-3935; Fireman6@citlink.net

Attention all U.S. Army Vietnam-era doctors and pilots. I must locate Dr. Ken Berry and the base psychiatrist. They served at Tuttle Army Hospital, Savannah, Georgia, in 1971. My records are lost and I need an affidavit. Contact: L. Alvey, 2500 Winding Creek Blvd., Apt D 202, Clearwater, FL 33761; 727-791-9898. 

Looking for my drill Sgt., SSG Malachi Porter, Company D, 1st Bn., 1st Tng. Bde., Fort Benning, April 1968. Looking for trainees Theodis Bankhead and Gary Candee. I would also like to contact SSG Acey L. Lewis. Contact: Noah Dillon, 3208 Woodward Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018; 859-342-5120; noahdillon@yahoo.com

94th Eng. (Q), Vung Tau, 1970-1971: looking for Don Van House (Ohio), Roy Sharpe (North Carolina), John Haynes (Connecticut), Sp5 Pettway, Gary Marotta (Connecticut), Doc Avery, Gary Donnely (Rhode Island), Donald Barley (Arkansas), Ronald Mixon (Alabama), Mike Stewart (California), Warren D Stocker (Oregon), Cliff Moeller IV. It’s been a long time. Contact: Martin Schmidt, 5 Cornell Dr., Succasunna, NJ 07876; 973-668-5383; Mlschmidt@optonline.net

Looking for a Lt. and three scuba divers who were with me in 1967 on a search-and-rescue mission that picked dead bodies out of the water after an aircraft crashed in Cam Ranh Bay. We lost a ship-to-shore radio overboard. I would also like to connect with anyone serving with me in 347th Transportation Co. in 1967. Contact: Charles B. Squires, 6301 Hendricks Shortcut Rd., Conway, SC 29527; 843-397-9729.

John Anderson of the 25th Inf., 4th Bat., 9th Inf. Reg., Manchus, HHC, radio operator, was my cousin. John passed away May 13, 1968, at Nui Ba Den. If anyone knew John, please contact me as I want to learn about John and his life in Vietnam. I was 12 when he died. Contact: Ed Tatarnic, 35 McFarlane Ave., Red Deer, Alberta, Canada T4N 5S9; 403-346-1471; tatarnic@shaw.ca

I was in U Dorn Air Base, Thailand, 1964-65. When the enemy crossed the Ventin River, we were sent to retrieve or destroy the radio trailers. But we were too late; we left and went south. I rammed the roadblock. My truck was totaled; I went under the dash. I hurt my right knee, but being a young guy, I didn’t report it. Now I’m looking for someone to verify my claim with the VA. Contact: David Walter Rovig, 312 N. Fourth St., Apt. 109, Yakima, WI 98901.

I am looking for anyone who was in Base Camp at Phu Bai, March1968 to January 1969, who remembers a Chinook helicopter that exploded and burned on its landing pad. Contact: Steve Kozma, mcvadpk2@mail.state.fl.us

I served with the 9th Inf. Div., A Co., 3rd Bn., 47th Inf. Reg., 3rd Platoon (blue), Feb. to Aug. 1968. I am trying to locate any of the men who served with any company, 3rd Bn., 47th Inf. Reg., especially John McKnight, Lt. Knight, Sgt. De Jesus, and James C. Partee. Contact: Frank J. Gubala,199 Oakridge Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217-1144;  716-873-4821; Fgubala@aol.com

In search of four soldiers who carried a wounded comrade on a stretcher on the fifth or sixth day of the 1968 Tet Offensive at the perimeter of Tan Son Nhut AFB. Additionally I am looking for LT Font, who was a Forward Observer during the same time frame at the same location. Contact: Jan Garrity, 1214 Moore House Rd., Yorktown, VA 23690; 757-872-9887.

Looking for any who served on the boat crews of the USS Tulare (AKA 112) during the 1967-68 cruise. Contact: Ken Bennett, Unit 2065, 2110 Los Feliz St., Las Vegas, NV 89156; 702-437-4675; or Richard Robinson, 155 Peaceful Valley Ln., Grants Pass, OR 97527; 541-474-0336.

Looking for anyone who served with me on board the USS Enrico (APA- 45) from 1964-67. Contact: Roland L. White, P.O. Box 1045, Newport, NC 28570;  252-670-2236.

Seeking shipmates who served with me on the USS Wichita from Jan. to Sept. 1975. Anyone who can verify two separate incidents during at-sea refueling with other ships where a cable snapped, injuring and killing seamen on deck. During this time the ship also went through two typhoons. Need to document VA claim. Contact: Elmer J. Maskell, 456 York St., Caribou, ME 04736; uncamitty@yahoo.com

Looking for anyone at Camp Tien Sha, Danang, December 1966, just prior to Christmas when we came under attack during the early morning hours from the direction of Monkey Mountain. Accounts are needed from Navy and Marine Corps personnel. I will pay for pictures of damage to buildings, etc. Contact: Aubrey Cupp, P.O. Box 3330, Sonora, CA 95370; 209-532-8444.

I am trying to locate CS2 Eric E. Jansen, USS Long Beach, 1968-1970. Contact: Jerry Hubbard , P 364-1, P.O. Box 6000, Mountain Home, TN 37684; gdHubbard@juno.com

Looking for anyone who served in MCB #3 at Phu Bai/Gia Le Combat Base in 1967, especially members of “C” Company. Relates to loss by fire from mortar attack of all citation recommendations for “C” Company personnel. Contact: John Shank, P.O. Box 1142, Coos Bay, OR 97420; Jenohn@quixnet.net

Looking for B-Div Personnel on USS Cacapon (AO-52), 1969-1971, or USS Worden (OLG-18), 1971-1973. Need to know if anyone has asbestos health problems. I am filing a claim with the VA. Contact: Ed (Weasel) Meder, 10 Calahan Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376; 636-397-2567; dweasel49@hotmail.com

Looking for anyone who served with me in Operation Farmboy or who served in this operation under orders from I.S.I.D. Contact: Jerry Steinman, 415 Green St., Stafford, KS 67578-1203; 620-234-5585.

Looking for other USN vets serving in Beach master Unit 4 in Coronado, May 1965-Jan. 1966. Contact: Dan Morris, P.O. Box 5605; Coos Bay, OR 57420; Hoochies@Charter.net

   

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