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Seeking Donald C. Bailey, originally from Louisville, Ky. Contact: Anthony Catusino, 551-208-2809.

Looking for Glen Kato, Mike Quarles, Steve Kipper Sorensen, and any others who served with H&S Co., Motor Transport 3/4, 3rd Marine Div., 1966-67, Cam Lo and Dong Ha. Also seeking a graduation book from Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot San Diego, Plt. 1014, 1966. Contact: Danny J. Weaver, P.O. Box 1258, Seligman, AZ 86337; 928-422-4750.

Looking for Dan Walter Shirk from Army basic, Ft. Bragg, N.C., June-Aug. 1968. Contact: Mike Weaver, 32532 Birchwood St., Westland, MI 48186;  734-722-3236.

Seeking any of the original “Sharks” of the 174th Assault Helicopter Co. We were a Huey gunship company formed at Hunter Army Air Field, based at Da Nang, and operated frequently in support of the 5th Special Forces in and around Qui Nhon. I was a crew chief on the D Model Huey. My door gunner was Rexford Huddy, a private who was the son of an Army colonel. Would love to hear from anybody from the unit. Contact: Lloyd E. Goff, 674 Overhill Dr., San Antonio, TX 78228; 210-400-2734.

Incident verification needed for PTSD claim. Seeking any former Marines who served with MAG 11, MSD 11, 1st Marine Air Wing, Dec. 1966-Jan. 1968. Who remembers the rocket attack on airplanes near liquid oxygen storage in July 1967? The bomb dump explosion? The rocket attacks on Da Nang in Jan. 1968? Contact: Robert Ericksen, 1245 C.R. 545, Skandia, MI 49885; 906-942-7423.

Need to verify stressors. Must  confirm incident from approximately  July 1968 while serving with the 561st Transportation Co. at Qui Nhon. We were unloading cargo when several men were killed. Contact: Bobby Johnson, c/o Stanley Law Firm, 917 W. Markham, Suite A, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501-324-2889.

Searching for John Spaulding and Martinez (former Sgt.), 1st Bn., 5th Marines, Pensacola, RVN, 1964-68.  Who remembers John Colucco? Contact: Teddi Colucco, 772-337-1349;

Searching for buddies from the platoon for which Sgt. Russell B. Florence was platoon sergeant and Geachino was assistant sergeant, B/7/3, Ft. Knox, Ky., July 1962. Contact: Larry P. Ruland, 333 Hagans Rd., Morgantown, WV 26501; 304-278-5327; 304-685-5585 (cell).

Looking for Jack B. Stewart III (Philadelphia) who served with Co. D,  1st Engr. Bn., 1st Inf. Div., Lei Ky,  1966, and with 72nd Engr. Co., 197th Inf. Bde., Kelley Hill, Ft. Benning. Contact: Billy L. Martin, 8878 E. Carroll Rd., Winston, GA 30187; 678-294-6735.

Looking for Mike Cerrone, Terry Riley, Ron Pollard, JB Barnes, Dennis Wilson, or anyone who served with the 633rd CC&S in the Marble Mountain area of DaNang, 1969-70. I am writing a memoir and history of the company and am looking for input (recollections, stories, photos, etc.). Contact: Robert Romaniello, 734 Falling Oaks Dr., Medina, OH 44256; 330-722-6019;

Need verification of service for VA claim from anyone who remembers John Hutchings of the 578th Ordinance, RVN, 1965-66. Contact: John Hutchings, 3287 Beaver Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34609;

Need stressor verification for VA claim from fellow servicemen with H&S Co., 3rd Med Bn., 3rd Marine Div., Da Nang, 1965-66. Contact: Don Allen,

Looking for information on William McPhail, fall 1967, Advanced Infantry Training (AIT), Recon, 3rd Armor Div., 2nd Training Bde., Ft. Knox, Ky. Contact: James DeVone, Sr., 919-430-1508;

Looking for C. Webb (or possibly Chris Webber or Christopher Webber), originally from Kentucky. He arrived in Vietnam in 1971 and was in Saigon between Aug. 8-28, 1972. Contact: Quoc Tru Nguyen,

Looking for Wayne Donelson,(service in RVN, 1970-71) or family or relatives, to return personal items found at auction. Contact: Dora Martin, calamity41@

Looking for anyone who served with the 1st Cav. Div. at Fire Base Billy including Jefferies and Maline. Contact: Skip Jordan, 417-263-1512; laurajordan@

Looking for Robert L. Hunter  (former LTC). Contact: Rodney G. Skinner,

Looking for Chuck Lagow, Willy Wadel, Gary Fields, Rick Beauchamp, Steve Wilson, and any other servicemen with B Co., 20th Eng. Bn., Firebase Oasis, 1969-70. Contact: Larry Lee,

Looking for loadmasters from the 62nd and 61st TCS, Stewart AFB, Tenn., 1966-67. Contact: Thomas Conn, 208-867-1413;

Searching for former members of  the 134th Assault Helicopter Co. for the company roster and annual reunions. Contact: Kirk Muth, 661-393-4419; kmuth@ or

Need support for an Agent Orange claim appeal. Attempting to locate an eyewitness who can verify presence of Gregory C. Horgen at Tan Son Nhut Air Base at any time between Nov. 16, 1965-and Jan. 31, 1969. He was a medical technician who flew as a passenger on aircraft ferrying, among other things, barrels of Agent Orange. Contact: William G. Love,

Seeking members of the 589th Engineers (1967-69), Cha Rang Valley, Phan Rang AFB, An Khe. Contact:

Trying to locate Charles Hart from 366th Security Police Squadron, Tiger Flight Security. We served together at Da Nang in 1968. Also seeking Gary Lewis from Blackburn, Ky., and Ramon Ramos (Tex.)., and anyone else who was there. Contact: Robert J. (Mitch) Mitchell,

Need help for VA claim. Seeking anyone who served aboard U.S.S. Cocopa (ATF-101) in late 1965 or early 1966 when the ship was off the coast of Vietnam and had screw fouled while repairing fuel hose. Storm, then firefight close ashore. Contact: Mike Stasiak,

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,  732-458-5686;

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.



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