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I would like to locate Scott MacMillan, who was stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in 1966. I believe he flew C-130s. Contact: Hai Edison,

Looking for anyone who served in the 62nd APU at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, 1968- 69. Contact: Jud Caldwell, 4945 Fm 2920, Spring, TX 77388; 281-355-1183;

Need help for incident verification for VA claim. Anyone who witnessed fighting in June 1971 at Nelligen Barracks, Germany, near the 903rd HEMCO area. Please get in touch if you were there or recall the episode. Contact: Robert E. Pruitt, 4102 Odena Rd. N., Alpine, AL 35014;

Trying to locate an Army helicopter pilot, shot down twice, who served at LZ Baldy, Kontum, Pleiku, Bong Son. Contact: Terry and Lisa “Tuyet” Wood, 312 N. Walnut, Marshfield, MO 65706; 417-468-2102.

Would love to hear from anybody who served with the 184th Chemical Det., 1st Cav. Div., Camp Evans and Bong Son, Nov. 1967-68. Contact: Edward Brown, 4763 Clover Haven, Dallas, TX 75227; 214-388-7970.

Searching for Ralph Stark formerly of Orlando, Florida, assigned to the Marine Barracks, Rota, Spain, 1969-71, and discharged at Camp Lejeune in June 1971. Contact: John H. Suddarth, Jr., 3 Mendon View Dr., Mendon, VT 05701; 802-775-6259;

Looking for Craig A. Trumbo, formerly Captain and C.O. of Co. A, 2/327, 101st Airborne. Former platoon leader Bill Hemphill needs your help. Contact: Jeff Noble, 7459 Earlsford Dr., Dublin, OH 43017.

Seeking Rodney Showalter who served in C Co., 1/503, 173 Airborne at LZ Uplift in 1969. Was company clerk after doing time humping the boonies. I recall Rodney as being from Colby, Kansas. Contact: Larry Smith, 1045 Forest Hills Dr., Calumet City, IL 60409; 708-862-1068.

Trying to find Dawson, formerly Lt. and later Capt. who served at S.E.R.T.S., 101st Airborne Div., 1969-70 or 1970-71. Urgent I speak with you. Contact: Desmond “Mack” McClure, 17755 29 Mile Rd., Ray Twp., MI 48096; 586-383-1595.

All who served aboard the U.S.S. Oriskany, Fuels Dept., Nov. 1970-Dec. 1971, Murphey, Tanner, Sharron, Pettis, Whorton, Johnson, Case, Skinner, Lowe Brothers, where are you? Cam Ranh Bay, Fuels NAF 1971-73 Lopez, Lacewell, Shaffer, Sparks, Gardner, Garcia, Cooley, Hall, need to hear from you! Contact: Paul J. (P.J.) Pond, P.O. Box 941, LaVeta, CO 80155; 719-742-3301.

Want to contact anybody who served with the 556th Transportation Co., Long Binh, Oct. 1967-Aug. 1969, driving 2-ton trucks with 5,000 gallons of JP4 and involved in numerous roadside bomb and ambush attacks. Contact: Garland D. Kirby, 10406 93rd St. S.W., Lakewood, WA 98498; 253-582-0437.

Seeking any and all former members of USMC Recruit Platoon 1018, Parris Island Recruit Training Depot, July 1966. Contact: Richard A. Swoyer, 51450 Wegee Rd., Bellaire, OH 43906; 740-686-2095.

Searching for men from the 8th Bn., 6th Artillery, 1st Inf. Div., who served at Phu Loi, Jan. 1966-Sept. 1967. Anyone remember the breech block that exploded and killed Marvin (Frosty) Foster in Dec. 1966? I’ve searched for you guys for over 30 years. We were called “Col. Putruzzi’s Rovin’ Guns of the Far East.” Contact: Jay Groenbeck, 17837 N. 5th Pl., Phoenix, AZ 85022; 602-863-0455.

Seeking a former MP named Mike who worked base gates, #615 and 720 at Gates 10 and 11. Contact: Bonnie Y. Geller, 43 Kinnoll Hill Ct., Unit 1, Freehold, NJ 07728;

Want to locate Mike Richardson or anyone who served with me in HG and HQ Co., Div HG G-4, 1st Cav. Div., 1966. Contact: Sam B. Monk, 1517 Warpath Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664; 423-384-9747; 423-245-2278.

Looking for anyone who served with the 240th Assault Helicopter Co. at Bearcat, 1969-71. Would love to hear from you. Contact: Walter Weber, 35 Elmtree Ln., Galax, VA 24333.

Searching for anyone who served with me in the 14th Aerial Port Sqdn., 7th Air Force, Cam Ranh Bay, especially Joe from Presidio, Texas, or Daniel Ibarra from Houston. Want to know if you are in good health and would enjoy hearing from you. Contact: Manuel Nuñez, 11540 Montana, #B-3, El Paso, TX 79936; 915-921-7608.

Incident verification: On either Thanksgiving or Christmas 1969, a medic in the hooch next to the Psychiatric Unit, 18th Field Hospital, Nha Trang, opened fire on his hoochmates. Need to hear from anyone who was there, remembers, or has information about this incident. Contact: John B. Clarke, 1025 S. Capitol Ave., Apt. #125, Boise, ID 83706; 208-345-3140.

Seeking anyone who served with my father Willie C. Crowe, Jr., 1st Inf., 101st Airborne Div., 1967-68 and 1970. Contact: Denise C. Sigman, 69 Brown Pelican Dr., Savannah, GA 31419; 912-925-2749.

Looking for anyone who was with C Btry., 1st Bn., 8th Artillery, Cu Chi, 1966, especially Mickey J. Pope, Woodrow Wilson, Jr., Jerry Cope, Norman Thompson. Contact: Tommy Townsend, 182 Bullens Rd., Ocoee, TN 37361; 423-338-2912.

Searching for radio ops assigned to Army Special Forces, 1963-65. Contact: John Bell or Brent Lamour, 84 Archer Rd., Mahopac, NY 10541; 845-621-2587;

Seeking fellow shipmates from U.S.S. Rogers (DD876) who served aboard Sept. 1971-Aug. 1973. Looking to renew old friendships. Contact: Michael E. Lisa, 1 Rutgers St., West Orange, NJ 07052;

Want to find anyone who worked in the weapons section with the 522nd TFS (later MMS) at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, 1969-71. In contact with Tony Calvanese (New York) and Jerry Burke (Kentucky), now seeking Jim Sowa (New Jersey), Jerry Droptini (Texas), Larry Shaw, Dan Dykes, John Skipper. Contact: Charlie Fabyanski, 235 Prospect Ave., Bayonne, NJ 07002; 201-823-2582 (home); 862-849-3823 (cell);

Searching for anyone who served with, knew, or knows Lester Patchin, a Native American who served in-country in 1968-69. Contact: Scott Pace,

Looking for anybody from 51M20 (Firefighter/Crash Rescue) at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, in 1973. Who recalls two firefighters thrown from a fire truck? The driver was Frank “Gus” Smiley. The episode was witnessed by ATC. If you remember, let me hear from you. Contact: Rodney A. Monson, 192 Water St., Berlin, WI 54923; 920-203-2089;

Anyone stationed at 35th TFW, Aircraft Fuel Systems Shop, Phan Rang AFB, Aug. 1967-68? Have found Butch, Bernie, but where are Danny, Walker, Zip, Ollie, and Kilo? Contact: Bob MacAvoy, 11 Bartell Pl., Clark, NJ 07066; 732-388-6237;

In search of friends I was with at Bien Hoa AFB, Aug. to Nov. 1964. I have contracted cancer and filed a VA claim for Agent Orange compensation and need proof of service at Bien Hoa. We were mortared with 20mm rockets on Oct. 31, 1964. If anyone was there or remembers me, I need your help. Contact: Robert Leon Roy, Jr., 9914 Chase Island Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118; 318-207-6148.

Seeking anyone who served with me in D Btry., 1st Bn., 5th Artillery, 1st Inf. Div., Feb. 1969-70. Contact: Ed Wubbena, P.O. Box 165, Shell Rock, IA 50670; 319-885-4730.

Looking for family of old friend, Michael Villarreal, from Sioux City, Iowa. Mike was KIA Nov. 16, 1968. We served together in basic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and in Vietnam in 6th Bn., 11th Artillery, 11th Inf. Brigade, Americal Division. Contact: Thad Lindquist, 13846 Seaview Way, Anacortes, WA 98221; 360-293-4042;

Need help recalling specifics for PTSD claim. Critical incident involving HHC 84th Engr. Bn. (Construction) on ops Aug. 1971-Apr. 1972, on convoy duty north of Danang near the railroad tracks. What was the name of that operation? Contact: Maximo Hernandez, c/o Hidalgo County Courthouse Mail Room, 100 N. Closner, Edinburg, TX 78539.

Anybody serve with me in USMC Plt. 272 at Parris Island or who may have also served with me in Vietnam 1970-71 with 1st FSR/FLC, H&S Bn., Danang Truck Co., and saw the steam jenny explosion? Contact: Ronald S. Klepper, 148 Stewart Dr., Rogersville, TN 37857; 423-921-8185.

Searching for members of ATC Plt., 160th AV Grp., 101st Airborne, 1968-69. Joel “Norby” Meyers and I got together, but where’s Remple, Munoz, Presti, or anyone else? Contact: or Carl McLean, 19 Burning Oak, Barrington Hills, IL 60010;

Bob Larsen from California, where are you? How about Brian Moran from Hicksville, N.Y.? We served together in 3/1, H&S Co., Comm. Plt., 1969-70. Contact: Ted Clark, 4720 Oak Glen Ct., Gainesville, GA 30507; 770-718-1108;

Looking for anyone who served with me in the 21st Inf. Div., Munich, Germany, Apr. 1962-Oct. 1963. I was also on the rifle team. Contact: Frank Johnson, 104 Eagle Ln., Elizabeth City, NC 27909; 252-333-1992.

Searching for Larry Davidson or anyone else who served with me in 1/6, Co. D., 198th Light Inf. Brigade, Americal Division, 1967-68. Contact: Hockless Bryant, 1401 N.W. 103rd St., Apt. 232, Miami, FL 33147;
Want to locate anyone who served with me in Co. C, 1st Bn., 8th Cav. Unit, 1969-1970. I was in the gun squad and was called “Bad Back.” Contact: Bob

L’Ecuyer, 28 Neale Rd., Royalston, MA 01368; 978-575-1368.
Seeking Jose Perez from Eglin AFB, 1969-70. Contact: Bruce Winter, 13505 The Heights, Hagerstown, MD 21742;

Looking for Billy Smith who served with me in 1st Bn., 5th Arty., HQ Btry., 1st Inf. Div., Phuoc Vinh, 1966-67. Billy was from either Florida or Georgia. Contact: Pat Gobeski, 2430 E. Linwood Rd., Linwood, MI 48634; 989-697-3501.

Looking for Kenneth Woodward stationed at Long-Binh, 1970-71. I recall he was from Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Steve Meurer,
PTSD claim in progress. I need help from anyone who served with B Co., 20th Combat Engineers, April 1969-July 1969, or Delta Co., Aug. 1969- March 1970. Contact: David R. Blevins,

Seeking information on Dennis Stephan Holms, Wisconsin, USN, 1965-71 (active duty 1966-69). Need to prove service in-country / off the coast of Vietnam. Contact: Angie, 405-237-1191; your help is appreciated.

Want to replace service yearbooks lost in a fire. 1st Inf. Div., 1967-68 and 1969-70. Have been looking everywhere for copies. Can anybody out there help? Contact: Gary Allen,

Looking for John J. Kelly whose last assignment was with Charlie Co., Recon Bn., Camp Pendleton, 1978-79. John played linebacker for the Subic Bay Admirals and worked at the base magazine at Cubi Point, 1975-77. John was born in Lowell, Mass., has a sister (possibly Sheila), a brother Matthew, and would now be around 52 years old. Was married to high school sweetheart, Carrie. Contact: Curt Campbell, Director of Maritime Security, Office of Special Projects, SSA Container Terminals, 588 Harbor Scenic Way 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-239-7366 (cell); 562-951-3272 (office); 562-432-6649 (fax);

Seeking others from my unit, Co. D, 2nd Bn., 18th Inf., 1st Inf. Div., May 1969-April 1970. I was a platoon radioman nicknamed “Charlie Brown.” Contact: Charles D. Carter, 716-542-2411 (home); 716-837-0833 (work);

Searching for others aboard the U.S.S. Matthews during the years 1959-61. I was transferred from the U.S.S. Lincoln County (LST-898) to the Matthews. Want to hear of any reunions or from shipmates during my time frame. Contact: Dean C. Carson,

A former Marine officer from the Gulf War era is doing a documentary on his father, Jim Hare (former USMC Captain), who was at Chu Lai from Oct. 1966-Nov. 1967. He was shot down and brought aboard the U.S.S. Matthews in Danang Harbor. Was anyone aboard the Matthews who remembers pulling a Phantom pilot out of the water? (Jim Hare died Dec. 1998 of Agent Orange-related prostate cancer.) Contact: Brian O’Hare,
Anyone out there who served in Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia after the fall of Saigon in April 1975? Contact:

Looking for info on a soldier from 1966 or ’67 who got a Dear John letter and tried to commit suicide in the barracks in Phu Lam by shooting himself in the side. I was with him but do not recall the soldier’s name or exact date of the episode. I need a name or date. I’d like to know if he made it out alive. Does anyone remember this episode? Contact: Ray Voisine, 207-576-5222;

Seeking my father, Ronald Willoughby. I have very few details about him, but I know he was injured in combat. He would have known my mother, Diana Kelso (Australian) in 1977, apparently in Phoenix, Arizona. Anybody recognize these names? Contact: Tom Kelso,

Searching for information about the 1227th Military Aviation Unit that trained at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, in 1943. Appreciate any info I can get. Contact: Joseph E. Ryan,

Seeking any members of the 78th Ordnance (Renovation) Detachment, 3rd Ordnance Bn. (Long Binh) who served Jan. 1967-Aug. 1968. Although I found a mention of Capt. Blalock who was killed along with three other officers on April 1, 1968, by a 122mm rocket, I found nothing on the other officers or NCOs. If you guys are out there, let’s hear from you. Contact: Paul Vanhoy,

Looking for members of A Battery, 2/320 Artillery Bn., 1967-69. Andrew S. Bolcar, James E. London, Jerry C. Mandeville, Dale F. Means, Ronald R. Rupp, Clinton Stokes, Philemon A. St. Amout III, Warren Tucker, Henry L. Zangrilli, Perez, Sugar Bear, all of you. Contact: Larry Brooks,

Seeking James Habel who served with HQ Co., 2nd Bn., 18th Inf. Div. (“Big Red One”), 1966. James served with my father, and I know my dad would be thrilled if I found him. Contact: Kirsten Rugg,

Seeking David Nelson, Viet vet formerly of Seattle. Dave had a brother named Ray. Have been calling Nelsons in the Seattle phone directory with no luck. Contact: Joseph E. Torres, 937-299-8795;

Anyone know the whereabouts of Peter B. Gamagochian (“Cookie Man”), a medic with HHB 6/32 Artillery, Phu Hiep, 1969-70? Contact: John Hathcock,

Searching for members of the 45th Surgical Hospital who served Sept. 1966-Oct. 1967. Contact: Jerry Mines,

Looking for anyone who served with me in B Btry., 2nd Bn., 4th Arty., 9th Inf. Div., Binh Phouc, Feb. 1969-70. Contact: Raymond J. (Jack) Sinclair,

Looking for James Williams. He was from Zachary, Louisiana; had red hair and freckles. In 1970, he was bound for Vietnam. Contact: Demetria Bennett,

Looking for anyone who was in Co. C, 15th Trans Bn., 1966-67. Contact: Ray Zeigler, 417 Shelbourne St., Horseheads, NY 14845; 607-796-9506;

Does anybody who was stationed at Camp Evans in May 1968 have any pictures of the huge ammo explosions that almost crippled the Cav’s helicopter fleet? Contact:

Seeking John McKnight, formerly a captain stationed in Singapore, 1968-69. I believe John was originally from Georgia. Contact: Barbara Scharnhorst, 1428 Ahuawa Pl., Honolulu, HI 96816; 808-282-1517;
Allen “Dusty” White seeks old buddy John P. Eichler of New Jersey. Had a near miss with message board connect a while ago; renewing the search. These two guys want to find each other! John, if you’re out there, get in touch. Contact: Allen White, 338 W. Main St., Palmyra, NY 14522;

Looking for Bill Shelton, last seen at Ft Knox, Kentucky, 1969. Worked as company clerk, Co. A, 4/54th Inf. Married, lived offpost north of the fort, drove a red Jeep, may have been from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Contact: Stuart Geib, or via

Looking for anyone who served in 611th Trans. Co. in Vung Tau in 1964. Contact: Dennis M. Gagne,

When was Camp Enari shelled? Need help with PTSD claim. I was an MP assigned to 4th ID from Feb. 1967-68 and must verify my stressor for the VA. Want to hear from anybody who remembers the shelling at Enari, or can support my claim in any way. Contact: Edward C. Kennedy, 4305 Charity Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23457; 757-426-9742;

Seeking information on a rescue/salvage mission aboard the U.S.S. Krishna (ARL-38) sometime in 1967-69 when a swift boat pulled alongside and a helmet was handed up with a head still in it. Does anybody recall this incident? I need proof and a time frame. Contact: Julie Welch,

Looking for Horace Jackson, a Vietnam vet from Miami, Florida, arrested as AWOL in Australia in 1970 or 1971. I need further information. Contact: Craig Jackson,

Looking for anyone who fought with my father, Phillip Walter Qualey, in the 9th Inf. Div., 490th General Support Bn., at Bearcat, Can Tho, and other locations in Vietnam. He is a Purple Heart recipient but won’t speak of his experiences. If you knew my dad, I’d love to hear from you. Contact: Michelle Andrews, 207-445-2885 (home); 207-441-3338 (cell);

Searching for Lewis, Army mess cook at Cam Ranh. I’d love to get in touch. Contact: Yen Hoang, 3800 Herwol Ave., Waco, TX 76710; 817-514-0444;

Seeking anyone who knew my grandfather, John Robert Gilfillan. John died a few years back and never talked about his Vietnam service. I don’t know much, but among his papers was a travel authorization from Saigon to Danang on Feb. 7, 1969. Were you a friend of my grandfather’s? Did you know him? Contact: Antoinette Peters,

Need Agent Orange support letters. I served with C Btry., 4th Bn., 76th Arty., 7th Inf. Div., Dec. 1966-Feb. 1968. Contact: Ronald Dennis, P.O. Box 32364, Charlotte, NC 28232; 704-661-4611;

Need buddy letter to verify stressors. I served with 199th LIB HHC MP, 152nd MP Plt., Sept. 1968-69. We were attacked with mortar, rockets, small arms, and sappers on Feb. 23, 1969, at Camp Frenzel Jones at Long Binh. Contact: David Jackson,

Searching for guys who served with me in the Cos. A and B, 15th Eng. Bn., 9th Inf. Div., at Bearcat, 1966-67. Contact: Larry F. Wilburn,

Trying to learn anything about my grandfather, Hubert D. Gaddis. Contact: Leah Pfeister,

Searching for anyone from Plt. 442, USMC Recruit Depot, Parris Island, 1945. Looking for platoon photo, memories, etc. Contact: Carl Robb, 1972 King Richard Dr., Titusville, FL 32796;

Want to surprise my husband George Q. Smith by finding buddies who served with him in Wertheim, Germany, 1966-67. Frank Howard, Larry Middleton, Kenny Volpe, Jerry Tradup, and Doug Ross are some of the names I remember. Would love to hear from you. Contact: Daralea Smith,

Trying to help a friend find George Walker who served at Ninh Chu in July 1971. Not much info but you never know. Contact: Whitchurch,

Looking for anyone who served with George Pike in 1st Bn., 7th Cav., 1965-66. Contact: George Pike,

Seeking anybody I served with in 334th Armed Helicopter Co. stationed at Bien Hoa, July 1967-69. Are there any of us UH1C guys still around? Contact: Keith J. Clay, or

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