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Seeking information on the nature of the death of Michael James Robinson who served with either 1st Inf. or HQ Co., 32nd Arty., casualty date Nov. 13, 1969, in Tay Ninh Province. Also want to locate David Sauven, nicknamed “Mad Dog” or “Shiner.” Seeking anyone who served with either man or remembers them. Contact: Noel M. Switzer,

Looking for Jose A. Morales, Jerry L. Cope, Woodrow Wilson, Jr., Eric N. Jacobe, John L. Merry, or anyone else who was with C Btry., 1st Bn., 8th Arty., 25th Inf. Div., Cu Chi, 1966. Contact: Tommy Townsend, 182 Bullens Rd., Ocoee, TN 37361; 423-338-2912.

Searching for Qutell Betts, Rob Robinson, and Larry Lipton or any submariner who knows them or their whereabouts. Need help with VA
claim. Contact: John David Wilson, Jr., #0-T21940, 2739 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541.

Seeking anybody who served with Co. C, 3rd Bn., 21st Inf. and knew
Larry Wolfrum who was KIA May 14, 1969, near Tam Ky. He received the Silver Star for his actions that day in saving the lives of several men. Contact: Phil Rath, 6778 West XY Ave., Schoolcraft, MI 49087; 269-679-3033.

Searching for information about Camp Gary W. Olson, Quang Nam, 1967-68. Particularly seeking anyone who knew Gary Wayne Olson, Co. E, 2nd Bn., 1st Marines, 1st Marine Div. Photos of the camp sign and Olson would be appreciated. Contact: Kenneth Neal, P.O. Box 91822, Los Angeles, CA 90009;

Looking for James A. Tallent, Michael A. Thornton, and James H. MacDonald of C Co., 4th Bn., 9th Inf. Reg. (Manchus), 25th Div. (1967), for a reunion Sept. 17-19. See reunion listing in this issue. Contact: Jerry Pahlman, P.O. Box 79, Chapin, IL 62628; 217-370-2898;

Former platoon leader David Anderson seeks anyone attached to the 267th Combat Cable Construction Unit, 39th Sig. Bn., 2nd Sig. Grp., 1st Sig. Bde. (“Fighting Snake Men”), June 1968-June 1969. Contact:

Need to document events for PTSD claim. Seeking anyone who served with me in H&S Co., 3rd Medical Bn., 3rd Marine Div. Contact: Eugene Rock, 840 Palmer Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502; 330-770-5060.

Seeking help with VA claim. Seeking Morley (former Marine) who served with me aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal (CVA-59) on July 29, 1967. Contact: William Nedostup, 3023 Shirley Rd., Apt. 1, Youngstown, OH 44502; 330-788-4031.

Must confirm events for VA claim. Looking for anyone who served with me in Co. C or HQ Co., 1st Bn., 503rd Inf., June 1964-Aug. 1965. Contact: Phillip C. Myers, 246 Superior St., Hermitage, PA 16148; 724-347-4198.

Seeking anyone who served with the 716th MP Bn. at the University of Mississippi during the integration crisis in Sept. 1962. I am writing an article and want to reconnect with former unit members. Contact: Henry Gallagher, 1823 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009; 202-547-4477; 240-938-9389 (cell);

Seeking verification of incidents at Phuoc Vinh between Feb. 1967-Feb. 1968. Looking for anyone who served with me in 1/5 Arty., 1st Inf. Div. and can verify rocket and mortar attacks. Also need verification of an episode when a man whom I recall was named Ragaton, possibly from Panama, opened fire on men in July 1967. Contact: Daniel C. Snell, 15549 1st St., Painesdale, MI 49955; 906-487-9504.

Want to locate Michael McKee (Baton Rouge, La.) and Pete Swiney (possibly from Pa.) who served with me in 20th TASS, Pleiku, 1970-71. Contact: Marion Richard Sims, 21717 E. Limestone Rd., Toney, AL 35773.

Need help with VA claim. Seeking anyone who served with me in HHC, 3rd Bn., 39th Inf., 9th Inf. Div., Feb. 1968-Nov. 1968. My recall is fuzzy, but I remember moving frequently with the 39th in the Delta with frequent episodes of incoming and attacks on our patrols. Does anyone recall the soldier who killed his pet monkey for biting his ear? Contact: Harold Meadow, 404 Main St., Wytopitlock, ME 04497;

Looking for basic training yearbook, Class A-6-2, Ft. Gordon, Ga., Feb.-April 1969. Contact: Dennis Kulak, 631-924-1607;

Question regarding friendly fire, Christmas 1970. Looking for anyone who served with me in B Btry., 2/11 Arty., 101st Airborne Div. at Firebase Bastogne, Sept. 1970-71. Contact: Stephen Rouse, 25 Caribou Lake Rd., Washburn, ME 04786;

Seeking Foley (Mass.) and Stuart Walters (Mich.), 63rd Maint. Bn., Quang Tri Province (1968-69) for reunion in Florida.  Contact: Denny Green,

Looking for Robert L. Hensley. Contact: Alejandro Rodriguez,

Need incident verification for VA claim from anyone on the honor guard at NTC (1968-69). Also seeking fellow servicemen from Operation Market Time (1971) aboard U.S.S. Engage (MSO-433), Cam Rahn Bay. Contact: Melvin (Bud) Cole,

Looking for correspondence from any Vietnam veterans, 1969-70. Contact: Paul Little (Australian Army),

Looking for fellow platoon leaders and platoon sergeants from 1st Cav (1969-70).  Contact:  Hank Gordon,

Seeking anybody who knew or remembers my former husband David C. Stanley, KIA Sept. 14, 1967. Basic training in Co. C, 2nd Bn., Ft. Jackson, Oct.-Dec. 1966. Deployed to Vietnam with Co. B, 2nd Inf., 1st Inf. Div., March 28, 1967. Our son was three years old when his father died. We would appreciate anything to help us remember David including photos, mementoes, letters, or memories to share. Contact: Sue Cooper, 472 Mildred La., Glen Mills, PA 19342;

Looking for members of 403rd Trans. Co., Tan My (1971-72), particularly Ron Harris or David Morris. Contact: Gene Youngblood;

Looking for any servicemen from Hoi An MACV Compound who had friends among the locals (1970-71). Contact: Mai Phan,

Searching for any Vietnam Era Marines who served with 1st and 3rd Tank Bns.. Contact: Tom Clary, 9983 S.W. U.S. Hwy. 27, Fort White, FL, 32038; 386-719-0139;

Looking for members of the 3rd Bn., 47th Inf., 9th Inf. Div. who knew
Alfred “Freddie” Dean Hildebrand, KIA Jan. 4, 1969. Contact: Leann Rogers,

Seeking battalion, unit, and company details on 101st Airborne, Feb. 5, 1970-Mar. 2, 1971. Contact: William V. Marsh, 385 Riddle St., Dayton, TN 37321; 423-334-1418; 423-775-3757;

Looking for Navy veteran William Johnson III. Want to return military records and other personal items to him or surviving family. Contact: Charlyne Link,

Looking for buddy statement from John Dewar or anyone else serving in 25th Inf., MI Detachment, 1966. Contact: Fred Schafer, Jr., 10514 Cambridge Ct., Great Falls, VA 22066; 571-277-6058.

Seeking help for claim from any servicemen in Charlie Co., 29th Combat Eng. (I Corps), June 1968-May 1969. Contact:  Ronald Ward, 2310 John St., Vidor, TX 77662; 409-454-8199.

Looking for Lyle Sproul regarding an article about former CMSGT Holland that appeared in the Highland Times. Contact: Michael Finley,

Writing a book. Seeking information on Italian citizens serving combat duty as contract or allied soldiers along with American forces in Southeast Asia, 1963-75. Contact: Navarra Simone,

Looking for names of Vietnam veterans for park memorial sponsored by the Veterans of Old Hickory Memorial Park in Old Hickory, Tenn. For memorial inclusion guidelines, please visit Contact: Kris Brummett, 615-847-6382;

Seeking information about Tim Eugene Handy, USMC helicopter gunner, 1969-71. Contact: Raymond Burtis,

Searching for John T. McMurray, Jan.-March 1968, USAF base at Korat, Thailand.   Contact: Fred Howell,

Looking for Richlie, Monkey Mountain, Camp Tien Sha, 1968. Contact: John Thorp,

Looking for J. Mann, Fred Monamaker, Scottie, Wild Willie, and any fellow servicemen who served at Subic Bay, Service Craft Division, 1966-67.  Contact: Richard Luchsinger;

Looking for Daniel Krajac (North Versailles, Pa.), who served in RVN in 1967. Contact: Diana Cuccaro,

Looking for Joseph Hardway (Tenn.), 178th Maintenance Co., 101st Airborne, Camp Evan. Contact: James “Bo” Cox,

Looking for Roger Hoover (Charlotte, N.C.), Saigon, 1970-71. I served with the New Zealand Army in RVN as a troop commander (2nd Lt.) with 161st Arty. Btry., Nui Dat, later transferred to Chi Lang. Contact: John Wasson,

Need incident verification for VA claim from fellow servicemen in D Btry., 1st Bn., 82nd Arty., Americal Division, LZ Dottie (ammo section), Jan. 1, 1969-Nov. 26, 1969. Seeking information regarding the death of Edward Chappelle. Contact: Anthony Ponce. 1513 S. Proctor Ct., Superior, CO 80027;

Seeking fellow servicemen from the U.S.S. General W. H. Gordon (AP-117), departed Schofield Barracks with HQ Div., 25th Inf. (Tropic Lightning), April 1966. Contact: Alex Basluke;

Looking for stories from veterans of all eras for inclusion in a book project. Contact: Patty Hardin, P.O. Box 212, Long Beach, WA 98631; 360-642-5801;

Seeking anybody who served with 3/22 Infantry (D), 25th Infantry, 1970-71, especially Lamphier, Kevin Kehn, Burwell, David Angel, or anyone else who remembers a mortar attack on FSB Redleg. Contact: Robert Umland, 815-465-2283;
Seeking men I served with in 1st Signal Bde., Headquarters Co., in Long Binh. Also looking for Ray Kaufman, who served 1969-70. Contact: Freddie Brown, P.O. Box 2327, Chinle, AZ 88503.

Looking for anyone who served with Co. A, 2nd Bn., 2nd Mech. Inf., Lai Khe, 1967-1968. Contact: Jim Marson,

Looking for Michael Martinez (Calif.), Michael Reynolds (Ill.), or any others from Delta Co., 2nd/502nd Inf., July-Nov. 1971, for assistance with VA claim.  Contact: James Smiley, 4123 Lake Dreamland Rd., Louisville, KY 40216, 502-447-3365.

Looking for Bill Martin, Andy Gordon, P.S. Thompson, Ken Johnson, and anybody else from G-1 Div., Flight Deck, or Ordnance Crew aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN-65), 1966-1967.  Contact: Jon Krokey, 907-262-4882;

Seeking help for VA claim. Looking for Bobby Carrol, Nixon, Starkey, Rodriguez, Frenchy, Moose, Garcia, Rollins, Smalls, and Spears from 109th Quartermasters, Cambodia, 1970. Also anybody from 2/12 Cav. at LZ Gold. Contact: Dennis Shouse, 424 South Rhodes St., Pulaski, TN 38478; 931-607-6393;

Seeking family members of Hugh W. Cross (North Hollywood, Calif.), KIA in a rocket attack, Binh Duong Province, July 29, 1967. Contact: Darlene Luke,

I was a surgeon with Delta Med., 3rd Med. Bn., Dong Ha and Quang Tri, 1968-1969. Want to find Thomas Shainline, Roy Regan, Bob Morris, Maurice Howell, Jackie Blankenship, and Delbert Kelly who were near Fire Support Base Alpine when attacked by a tiger. Contact: John Munna,

Need assistance with VA claim. Looking for anybody who served with 36th Transit, Cam Ranh Bay, 1969-1970. Contact: Dennis Henderson, 2898 VZCR 4907, Ben Wheeler, TX 75754; 903-852-5203;

Searching for Joe Jansen who was with 1st Plt., B Co., 1st Bn.,1969. Contact: Jill Stych,

Looking for any Korean War Era Marines who served with Echo 2-5,
1st Marines or knew Richard Buttery. Contact: Roger Stevens,

Would like to find anybody who knew or remembers Robert Malecki, recruit training, Ft. Leonard Wood, July 1968; assigned to A Co., 2nd Bn., 501st Inf., 101st Airborne, KIA Firebase Airborne May 13, 1969. Contact: Jennifer Gaines,

Need help for VA claim regarding friendly fire on Co. A44, 269th  Sig. Co., Bien Hoa, Feb. 17, 1970. Contact: Herschel Carmichael, 217 West Ave. A, San Angelo, TX 76903; 325-234-1754;

Looking for information on ammo dump on Cua Viet River near NSAD Camp, attacked Easter 1968, possible friendly fire. Contact: George Stahl,

Incident verification needed. National Records Center advises me that my documents were lost in a fire. Seeking anyone who served in the 611th Trans. Bn., Vinh Long, 1969-70. Having health issues due to an accident that occurred during a recovery mission. Contact: Stan Floyd,

Searching for information on Gary Wayne Olson who served with Co. E, 2nd Bn., 1st Marines, 1st MARDIV, Quang Nam, 1967-68.  Photos appreciated. Contact: Kenneth Neal, P.O. Box 91822, Los Angeles, CA 90009;

Looking for Nancy Vega, Isabel Mas Tilo, Betsy Johnson, Domingo Delgado from D-1-2 and B-1-2, Fort Leonard Wood, April-July 1981. Contact: Emilia Negron,

Seeking help for documentary film on McKinley Nolan who was with Co. A, 2nd Bn., 16th Regt., 1st Inf. Div., Ft. Hood (1966), Tay Ninh, court-martialed,
in Long Binh jail, May-Sept. 1967, AWOL Nov. 1967. Contact: Richard Linnett, 917-676-2511;

Looking for John Hall (Rutland, Vermont). Contact: Tom Neary and Mike Murphy,

Looking for Bill O’Looney, Honda, Whitey, Prezez, and Spooky from 2/4 Co., 1968-69. Contact: Frank (“Kelly”) Bolen,

Looking for Thomas E. Daughtery (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Contact: Ken Rogge, 734-428-0284;

Looking for  Purcell (Calif.) or others from San Diego MCRD, M Co., 3rd Plt./3046, Apr.-Jul. 1972. Need assistance with VA claim regarding incident with DI Moses. Contact: Randy Smotherman, 108 H St., Apt. 411, Crescent City, CA 95531; 707-464-1692.

Looking for any servicemen who knew Murray Leon Holley with 199th Inf. Bde., 1967. Contact: Bryan Owen Holley;

Seeking help for VA claim to verify stressors.  Anyone from AIT Class 09 D-10-MPB, Group 03, 4th Bde., graduated Aug. 28, 1974, Ft. Gordon. The DI was Sgt. Baker. Also want to find female PFC we reported to. My name
at the time was Nancy Sills. Contact: Nancy Close, P.O. Box 152, Iron Mountain, MI 49801; 906-779-0025.

Searching for Bluebaugh or anyone else from C Co., 701st MT or HQ&A Co., June 1968-May 1969. I was called “Butch.” Contact: Cecil Bickford, 8033 W. Fifth St., Unit 3, Rathdrum, ID 83585; 208-704-9680;

Need events confirmation for VA claim. Seeking anyone who served with 556th MP Co. or 197th Ord. Bn., Nuclear Bunker Site, Seiglesbach, Germany, 1971-72. Contact: William P. Major, #340462, 1100 FM655, Rosharon, TX 77583.

Looking for Jack D. Stewart III (Philadelphia) who served with Co. D, 1st Engr. Bn., 1st Inf. Div., Lei Khe, 1966, and with 72nd Engr. Co., 197th Inf. Bde., Kelley Hill, Ft. Benning, GA. Contact: Billy L. Martin, 8878 E. Carroll Rd., Winston, GA 30187; 628-294-6735.

Looking for help from anyone who was denied a service-connected disability via 38 CFR 3.12(h) (i). Contact: Robert Czyzewski, GN-9271, 1000 Follies Rd., Dallas, PA 18612.

Looking for anyone or families and relatives of those who served in Sgt. Russell B. Florence’s Plt. B-7-3, Ft. Knox, May 12-July 27, 1962. Contact:



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