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Looking for anyone who served with B Btry., 7th Bn., 9th Arty., the “Hellcats,” 1969-70. I believe we were part of the 54th Arty. Grp. operating out of Firebases Rawlins and Lobo near Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain) and also in/around Nha Be. Contact: Ronnie L. Russell, 99 Cedar Hill Dr., Waverly, TN 37185;

Seeking 1 SGT Earnest West and Buzzell (former company clerk). We served with 501st Sig. Bn. at Camp Eagle, 1969. Contact: Frank Canning, 313 Riverdale Ave., Manchester, NH 03103; 603-668-0087;

Searching for George Fridge, Dominick Chickereilli, or anyone who remembers an attack on An Khe in Aug. 1970. I served with 47th Replacement (Repo) Depot when newly in-country, then 101st AG Postal Unit, Dec. 1970-Aug. 1971 at Phu Bai, Camp Eagle, and Camp Evans, and in Hue. Contact: John Vollrath, 683 Cypress Point Dr., Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215; 609-204-9104.

Need confirmation on PTSD appeal. Looking for Bill (“Wild Bill”) Post of the 173rd Airborne Bde., Bao Loc. Bill helped me take a live grenade away from a soldier. Contact: Pat McShane, #1376418, Wynne Unit, Huntsville, TX 77349.

Help wanted for PTSD claim. Seeking anybody who served with me in 3rd Engineers, 3rd Marine Div., Chu Lai and Dong Ha, May 1966-July 1967. Contact: James Burton, 44 Elmwood Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042; 973-509-7253.

Looking for any and all old friends from 2nd/3rd Deck Divisions, U.S.S. Coral Sea (CVA-43), 1971-72. Contact: Dan McCaffrey, 114 Boston Post Rd., 2nd Floor, West Haven, CT 06516; 203-393-5361.
Seeking anybody from B Btry, 2nd and 71st, (Hawks), 38th Arty. Bde., based at Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 1968-July 1969. Contact: Willie Charles Heath, 808 Buttercup Cir., North Little Rock, AR 72118; 501-771-2046.

Looking for Junious Stewart, Charles Austin, Alfred Mendes, Charlie Blount, or any other old friends from 1st Inf. Div., C Co., 121st Sig. Bn., Di An Base Camp, 1969-70. I was in the Security Platoon. Contact: E. Mark Peterson, 224 Club House Dr., Willingboro, NJ 08046; 609-877-3692.

Searching for old friend David Lewis Turner. We joined the Navy together on the buddy plan in 1961. Last-known location Milwaukee. David married a woman named Sue. Contact: Dale S. Ostrander, #595728, Ramsey I Unit, 1100 FM 655, Rosharon, TX 77583.

Seeking information about an incident in which a soldier was knocked unconscious in pugel stick training at Ft. Leonard Wood July 4, 1989, while training with Co. C, 31st Bn., 132nd Engr. Bde. Looking specifically for soldiers Shaw, Akins, Lingo, or Reliford. Contact: Jim R. Riesenberg, Sheboygan County Veterans Service Office, Courthouse, Room B-4, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081; 920-459-3054; 920-459-3055 (fax).

Looking for Stan Mosley (Washington, D.C.), Gene Fisher (Pa.), or anyone from Co. B, 4th Engr. Bn., 4th Inf. Div., An Khe. Contact: Ron Ferreira, 508-994-8211;

Seeking Mike Alesi, Gary Hoy, Ronnie Folles, Denis Laserda, or any other friends from 6/29th, Dak To, and with the 4th Inf. Div., Camp Enari. Contact: Richard W. Mason, 346 Rathbun Ave., Staten Island, NY 10312.

Searching for anybody who served with me in 3rd Marines, 2nd Bn., H&S Co., attached to the U.S. Embassy, Saigon, in April 1975. We participated in the Embassy evacuation known as Operation Frequent Wind. Would like to find as many Marines who were at the Embassy as I can. Contact: Timothy McKnight, 1200 Halleck Ln., Pea Ridge, AR 72751-3716.

Looking for Lester Hite. We served together in the 41st Infantry, 1959-61, Germany. I last saw Lester at Ft. Benning where he was in jump school, and later heard he served with 101st LRRPs before returning to Ft. Benning. Lester’s nickname was “Superspade,” and his last-known residence was Clarksville, Tenn. Contact: Robert L. Forrester, 102 Yorkshire St., Dothan, AL 36305; 334-702-8928.

Seeking anyone assigned to Air Cargo, NAF Naples (Italy), 1962-65. Contact: Ira Worley, 20913 Highway 441 S., Commerce, GA 30529; 706-335-3002.

Searching for USMC boot camp friends from 1st Recruit Bn., Co. C, Plt. 1025. I remember Sgt. Elliot, Sgt. McIntyre, and Cpl. James. Contact: James Burton, 44 Elmwood Ave., 1st flr., Montclair, NJ 07042; 973-509-7253.

Seeking a copy of boot camp graduation yearbook for Platoon 1132, 1st Recruit Training Bn., Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Graduation: March 5, 1969. The DI was SSgt. Elrod. Contact: Anthony Hudson, Sr., 1790 Palomino Ct., Oceanside, CA 92057;

Need VA claim verification help. Seeking anyone who was at Cam Ranh Bay with the 59th Field Service Co. between April 1971-Aug. 1972 and remembers a sapper attack on the company area. Contact: Dennis E. Kelly, 4461 Manhattan Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84120; 801-969-4800.

Seeking anybody who served with me in the 228th Supply and Support Co., Tay Ninh. Contact: Boyd Douglas Stark, Rd. 4, Box 592, Keyser, WV 26726; 304-788-0564.

Searching for anyone who served in 3rd Bn., Kilo Co., 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Div., 1966-67, An Hoa or Camp Carroll. Contact: Robert Johnson, P.O. Box 30104, Laughlin, NV 89028; 702-606-4113.
Looking for anyone from the 101st Airborne, 1/506th HHg Co., Camp Evans, 1969-70. My nickname was “Hardcore.” Contact: Harold Harrod, 5403 85th Ave., #101, Lanham, MD 20706; 301-655-2984;

Seeking shipmates from U.S.S. Cheboygan County (LST-533), 1968-69; Radioman “A” School, Bainbridge, Md., 1969; COMPHIPRON-8 (Commander, Amphibious Squadron 8), 1970-71; U.S.S. Knox (DE/FF-1052), 1972-74; USNR units in Lubbock, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev; and Dallas. Contact: Danny Martin Beesinger, #808830, Smith Unit 1313, County Rd. 19, Lamesa, TX 79331.

Looking for friends from 93rd Engineers, Dong Tam, 1970. Anyone remember our buddy who was wounded while sleeping in his hootch? We carried him to the base hospital. Contact: Elsworth Groff, Jr., AK-8768, 1100 Pike St., Huntingdon, PA 16654-1112.

Seeking anyone who knew James M. Luttrell from North Carolina, MIA May 10, 1971. He was a SSgt. at the time he went MIA. I have had his bracelet since 1972 and have never stopped praying for him. I would like to present the bracelet to him or his family. Contact: Sandy Hogan, 9018 Merrimack Dr., Manassas, VA 20110.

Searching for anyone from the 266th Quartermaster Bn. (Direct Support), Ft. Lewis before late 1965, or 148th Quartermaster Bn. (Direct Support), Nha Trang, late 1965-early 1966. Contact: Daniel T. Fenley, 3313 Alabama Cir., Costa Mesa, CA 92626; 714-357-2438;

Looking for anyone who served with my father, Antone S. Paulino, aboard the U.S.S. Providence (CL-82) during WWII. I have a picture of him with three shipmates dated May 29, 1943. Contact: Antone Paulino, W66740-B2N-12, P.O. Box 466, 500 Colony Rd., Gardner, MA 01440.

Seeking anyone who served with 1/327th Inf., 101st Airborne, 1968-69. Contact: Willie Davis, Jr., 1209 Berthoud Pass, Hephzibah, GA 30815;

Looking for Bartolletti (Ariz.), Bettinelli (Ga.), Pilkington (Mass.), Marion, Bollinger, Stockbridge, Underburg, Eades, or anybody else who served with us in 56th Trans. Co., Tan Son Nhut, 1966-67. Contact: Peter J. Gibbons, 220 Dorchester Rd., River Edge, NJ 07661; 201-265-6612.

Seeking James Homser who served with 63rd Trans. Co., 57th Trans. Bn., 80th General Support Grp., Phu Bai, June 1968-June 1969. Contact: Joseph J. Farulla, Apt. 119, 7210 Williams Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304; 716-284-6095.

Searching for Douglas Gray (former 1st LT) or anyone else who was with 39th Combat Engrs., Co. A, 3rd Plt., 1968-70, Chu Lai. Contact: Robert B. Brown, 718 S. 53rd St., Temple, TX 76504; 254-770-1084.

Looking for members of E Recon., 1/6th, 198th Light Inf. Bde., Americal Div., 1969-70, including Danny L. Burress, Gregory M. Isaacson, James E. Maldonado, Stephen T. Millstead, Luis Torres Hernandez, Barry D. Brower, and Michael M. Rummel. Contact: Jim Brown, 3704 Longhorn Acres St., Cedar Park, TX 78613; 512-773-8274.

Looking for James F. Sherry, former CO of Motor Trans. Co., Marine Air Base Sqrdn. 12, MAG 12, 1st Marine Air Wing, Chu Lai, early 1966-67. Sherry was a major at the time, and I was his driver/office administrator. Contact: Donald E. Anderson, W1897 Harbor Point Rd., Meheminee, MI 49858; 906-864-1468.

Searching for Gary Griner, HQ Recon. Plt., 2nd of the 2nd, 1st Inf. Div. He transferred to 2nd Sqrdn., 1st Cav., 3rd Plt., 4th Inf. Div. on May 19, 1968. Contact: Michael J. Daly, 13182 Dixon Rd., Dundee, MI 48131;

Seeking old friends who served with A Troop, 7/17 Air Cav., Pleiku, Sept. 1970-71. I was with the AH-16 gunships (Cobras). Contact: Art Hanson, 1027 5th St., Havre, MT 59501; 406-265-5636.

Need help with VA claim. Must locate William R. Wilson, former major, ARM or SR-RF/FF Advisor, Jan.-March 1970. I served with MACV Advisory Team #73, IV Corps, Chuong Thien, Long My, and Vi Thien Province. Would also be great to hear from Nabbin (former Lt.) and Kelsey (former Sgt.). Contact: Joseph P. Leavens, 500 Mermaid Ave., Beachwood, NJ 08722; 732-341-3072; 732-323-5008.

Need help with military records. I served with 503rd Trans. Detachment, 1966-67. Seeking anyone with records of that time period for the unit travel orders, casualty reports, unit citations, etc. Contact: Eugene Hogue, 615 Cohasset Dr., Youngstown, OH 44511; 330-402-9902.

Trying to find James Tezler who served with me at the Finance Office, Long Binh, 1969-70. I believe Jim was from Chicago. Contact: John M. Ryan, 608 Alpine Ct., Mays Landing, NJ 08330; 609-909-5105.

Want to hear from anyone from Co. C, 54th Inf., 97th MP Bn., Tuy Hoa and Cam Ranh Bay, 1966-67. Contact: Don Saylor, P.O. Box 323, Harold, KY 41635; 606-478-3867; 606-794-5521;

Looking for Vernon L. DeBord. He was a CWO and my CO in the 79th Arty. Detachment, ADV Team #100, 1966-67. Contact: George Bednarski, 2407 Apple Ridge Cir., Manasquan, NJ 08736; 732-803-7968;

Seeking Oscar Brown (Bethel, Conn.). We were stationed together at Charleston AFB (S.C.), then I went to Saigon and Oscar went to Cam Ranh Bay in 1968. Contact: Paul D. Hunt, 10566 N. Old Route 31, Macy, IN 46951; 574-382-3704.

Searching for anyone who knew Ramon Cancino Ramirez. He did basic with 3707th Training Sqrdn. at Lackland AFB (San Antonio) and graduated Nov. 7, 1951. He served in Korea and was a SSgt. with 1st Tow Target Sqrdn., Biggs AFB, as of June 1955. Contact: Edwina Ramirez, 1404 Moore Ave., Apt. 1508, Corpus Christi, TX 78374; 361-249-6975.

Looking for Dave Mora from Ft. Collins, Colo. Dave checked in to 3rd Bn., 26th Marines, Camp Evans, Sept. 1967. I’m the hometowner who briefed him at dinner, then rotated out of Mike Co. Contact: Robert Schoondermark, P.O. Box 1012, Ft. Collins, CO 80522; 970-690-8535;

Looking for two former USAF air policemen, Norman C. Wingate and James F. Killebrew. Both served at Ellsworth AFB. Wingate served from May 1963-1967, with basic at Lackland AFB; RVN, March 1966-67, last-known rank A1C. Norman would now be 62 years old. Killebrew was originally from Muskogee, Okla., and his last-known rank was A2C. Contact: Raymond A. Jones, 739 Arrowood Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Need help with a VA claim. Seeking Jackson Barnes, Dennis Parisian, Dan Burton, or any of the six others with 36th Engr. Bn. sent to an ARVN outpost to construct a building. Also searching for the chopper crew that brought me back with a generator. Contact: Pierce Childers, W. 18924 Barker Rd., Germfask, MI 49836.

Trying to find Bragus (possibly from San Juan, P.R.) who served aboard YFU 54 (harbor utility craft, “Brownwater Navy”), I Corps, 1967-68. Also seeking Paul Brazel (La.). Contact: Bill Mixer, 283 Hampden Rd., Carmel, ME 04419; 207-848-5358; 207-299-8185.

Searching for anyone who served with 633rd Security Police Sqrdn., Pleiku AB, 1969-70. Contact: Edward W. Harris, 5614 Rock Quarry Terr., Forestville, MD 20747; 301-420-6746;

Looking for anyone who was at the minefield hilltop at LZ Pineapple, May 1970. There were about 12 Army Rangers and combat engineers clearing the hill—many casualties. Contact: James A. Payne, 259 W. Brimson Pl., Citrus Springs, FL 34434.

Seeking Rhonda Childress (Williams), last-known duty station Ft. Bragg in the 1990s. Contact: Dale Rice, 21360 Deerfield Dr., Capron, VA 23829.
Searching for Crawford (former SFC) from B Btry., 2nd Bn., 71st Arty., Camp Casey, Korea, 1968-69. Also looking for DeMarco, Pallichio, Evans (from Indiana), or anyone involved with Security Maint. Platoon or Firing Platoon, or any dog handlers from Kimpo AFB, 1968-69. Contact: Richard Stepien, 3065 Lindenwood Dr., Dearborn, MI 48120; 313-318-1180.

Want to find Josiah Lucier, the Navy corpsman that Life Magazine called the “Pied Piper of Cam Ni.” Lucier was from Birmingham, Ala. We shared quarters at the Capitol Hotel, Cholon, 1963. Also seeking Thomas E. Thompson and Fred Schmierer, both of 459th Sig. Bn. (EMS), Nha Trang, 1970, and Leon Muiczkowski, former CWO from Trenton, N.J., who may have moved to Perth, Australia. Contact: Frederick K. Draper, P. O. Box 593, Eatontown, NJ 07724; 732-681-0711; 800-422-6909.

Trying to locate old friends who served with me in HHC, 3rd Bde., 4th Inf. Div., which later became 3rd Bde., 25th Inf. Div., Tay Ninh, July 1968-69. Contact: Anthony D’Aleo, 7699 Las Palmas Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256;

Looking for Mickey J. Pope from St. Augustine, Fla. He served with C Btry., 1st Bn., 8th Arty., 25th Div., Cu Chi, 1966. He was a DI at Sand Hill at Ft. Benning when I lost touch with him in 1967. Contact: Tommy Townsend, 182 Bullens Rd., Ocoee, TN 37361; 423-338-2912.

Seeking anyone who served with A Btry., 8th Bn., 3rd ADA, 30th Bde., Site 2 (A or B), Okinawa. I was a 24020 on Site 2B, 1970-72. Contact: Randy A. Brooks, 6520 Meadowlake Dr., Steeleville, IL 62288.

Need help verifying stressors for VA claim. Searching for Reo Mulvany or anybody else I served with in Btry. D, 56th Arty. on a hill overlooking Bien Hoa AB. We did many convoys to deliver ammo to other sites. Contact: Leslie Henry, 1070 State Rd., Manistique, MI 49854; 906-341-8100.

Searching for anyone who served with B Co., 1st Battle Group, 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div., Camp Courson, South Korea, May 1961-Aug. 1962. Contact: Jerry D. Licklider, 117 W. Windsor Rd., Jupiter, FL 33469; 561-889-1154.

Want to find Fricke, Burkhart, Ramos, Campbell, or anyone who served at Trung Lap (Hoa) near Cu Chi/Trang Bang, 1961-62. Contact: Lin Beasley, 1122 Boone Hill Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24503; 434-384-4748.

Seeking Dale Felman (South Dakota) who served with B Btry., 3/34 Arty., 9th Inf. Div., Dong Tan, 1966-67. Contact: Samuel Figueroa, Bo. Cubuy, HCO4, Buzon #8828, Canovanas, PR 00729; 787-876-0312; 787-564-5280.

Looking for Larry Carter and Michael Ruiz, who served in MAG-12, VMA-211, and VMA-311, Dec. 1968-69, or anyone who served in MAG-13 (“Fightertown”), Chu Lai, during the same time period. Larry and I served together in VMFA-451, MCAS Beaufort, S.C., before RVN. I was assigned to VMFA-334; we moved to Iwakuni, Japan, around Aug. 1969. Contact: Joseph Michael Anderson, CDCR # D-50890, H.D.S.P.-P.O. Box 8503-Cl-106L, Coalinga, CA 93210.

Searching for (or any relative of) the following members of NCO Leadership Preparation Class, Ft. Polk, Aug.-Sept 1962: Donald E. Herrington, Robert A. Heckman, Bill H. Sembach, Robert E. Johnson, Barry Allen Wasser, David Alan Ray, Nathaniel Cross, Lyle W. Driver, Lee Bernard Orton, Enedio Bryan, Francisco Jabier Solis, Wolfgang Haas, Vernon M. Holt, Nicholas Borricena, Roger L. Thomas, Mord Lewis III, or Jeffery Berger. Our truck was struck and turned over, killing Butch Trickey and sending 19 others to the hospital. Contact: John W. Hetteberg, 4094 Sandune Ave., North Port, FL 34287; 941-423-9207, or Mike Martin, 225 Pine Tree Rd., Murphy, NC 28906; 828-837-1068;

Want to hear from Kelsey (former Sgt.), Wilson (former Maj.), or any other former fellow soldiers from Advisory Team #73, Chuong Thien Province, IV Corps, 1970. Seeking info on an operation we went on from MAT Team in Long My. Contact: Joseph Leavens, 500 Mermaid Ave., Beachwood, NJ 08722; 732-341-3072; 732-323-5008.

Man in England wants to correspond with Vietnam veterans. I am 47 years old, have read a great deal about the Vietnam War and watched many documentaries, and believe that this generation of American vets not only fought bravely and with distinction, but withstood a terrible homecoming. My one wish before I die is to visit The Wall. Contact: Olwen Gilham, 13 Queens Crescent, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.

Need help with VA Claim. Searching for anybody who served with Peter Perry, 4th Engr. Bn., Dec. 1969-Dec. 1970. Contact: Gary R. Baker, Veterans Affairs Officer, 605 W. Main St., Ste. 101, Lexington, SC 29072; 803-785-8401.

Looking for Raul De La Fuente from HHC, 1st of the 12th, 1st Cav., 1968-69. Contact: Damian Zoida, 7334 W. Carter Rd., Laveen, AZ 85339; 602-237-0008;

Seeking anybody who knew or served with my brother, Gordon Peterson, an Australian with A Co., 1st Bn., Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) in conjunction with the 173rd Airborne Div., Bien Hoa and Nui Dat, 1965-66. Particularly interested in 173rd vets who served with 1RAR on recon patrols. Gordon completed a second combat tour, 1968-69. Contact: Frank C. Peterson, 312 Spencer Rd., Devon, PA 19333.

Need help with VA claim. Looking for anyone from Co. C, 1st Bn., 503rd Inf., 173rd Airborne Bde., July-Nov. 1969. Who remembers the KIA who was hit in the head in an ambush in either Aug. or Sept. 1969? Who was with me when Martin Dyer was killed and Pop Deel wounded? Contact: William H. Hinds, Jr., 8090 Runion Rd., San Angelo, TX 76905; 325-763-4778.

Gary Bell and Dennis Koehler want to produce a book with photos describing our experiences with 25th Inf. Div. Counterintelligence Section, Cu Chi, 1968-69. Seeking stories from Cheatham, Bonjiorno, Cavaiani, Tebo, or any others who served with us. Contact: Dennis Koehler, 561-684-2844;

Seeking Brunet, Cook, Dink, Heek, Hernandez, Butterfield, Yakes, or any other former Marines who served with me in the 3rd Marine Div. Civil Action Program (CAP) 2-3-8, 1970. Contact: Donald Martinez, P. O. Box 215, Cebolla, NM 87518; 505-684-0034.

Looking for crew members of U.S.S. Reaper (MSO-467), especially Thomas “Duke” Ortman, John Price, or Dennis Swabb. Contact: Ray Rogers, C-54337/3112, P. O. Box 8101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409-8101.

Searching for Shackleford, Stoney, Fishbaugh, Agnew, Sharp, Steven Shaffer, Wallace Turner, Bagdonas, and the man whose name I cannot recall who walked point for me with C/2/3, 199th Light Inf. Bde., near An Loc. We worked “The Pineapple,” July-Nov. 1968. Contact: David L. Carte, 903 Washington Ave., Nitro, WV 25143; 304-767-8645.

Trying to verify Agent Orange exposure. Want to locate any cooks from 388th Combat Support Grp., 388th Service Sqdrn., who went TDY from Korat Royal Thai AFB to Tan Son Nhut in 1967, particularly Amweg, Martin, or McDonald. Contact: Jim R. Riesenberg, Veterans Service Officer, Courthouse-Room B-4, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081; 920-459-3054; 920-459-3055 (fax);

Looking for 572nd MI DET personal memoirs, photos, prior key leaders, unit citations, bios, or any other relevant 572 history. This unit’s lineage was not properly preserved, and I am trying to collect photos and memorabilia to adorn our walls. I am the current 1SG for 572nd MICO, 8/1 Cav., 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Contact: Jeffrey S. Clyons, 253-495-2096;

Buffalo Bill Bailey is seeking anyone, especially James Simpson, from either Co. E, 43rd Signal Bn., 556th Signal Bn. or Co. E, 73rd Signal Bn., Oct. 5, 1968-April 9, 1970. Buffalo was a cook stationed at Lang Bian Mountain near Dalat. Contact: Bill Bailey, 931-648-0496.

Seeking pen pal from Vietnam era, J.D. Ayres. I have old letters and would like to re-connect. Ayres was with H&S Co., Comm. Plt., 3rd Bn., 5th Marines, 3rd Marine Div. He was medevaced to the Naval Hospital at Da Nang, and one letter was written from there. I was then Karen Olsen. Contact: Karen Raynor,

Searching for a veteran named Terry Harr (Orlando, Fla.) who served with Cliff Naylor in Vietnam. Contact: Jeffrey Puleski,
Searching for Robert Johnson, from Syracuse, N.Y. He graduated from West Genesee High School in Camillus, N.Y. He returned from Vietnam a changed man and we lost touch. I was formerly Heather Baker. Contact: Heather Hofmeister,

Looking for any Marine who was with me on April 7, 1967, with CAP Charlie 4/CAP 2-2-4 near Tam Hoa and Hill 65 when Michael Flynn was killed along the Song Vu Gia River. I was CAP corpsman at the time. Contact: Glenn Smith, 60272 Dalia Rd., Olathe, CO 81425; 970-208-3052;

Seeking anyone who served at a Ranger training center, Trung Lap/Trung Hoa, near Cu Chi, 1961-62. Contact: Linton C. Beasley, 1122 Boone Hill Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24503; 434-384-7269;

Seeking anyone who served with me in A Co., 1st TC Bn. (AMD) (SBN) aboard U.S.N.S. Corpus Christ Bay (T-ARVH-1) off Vung Tau, 1971. We built and tested engines for Hueys, Cobras, and Chinooks. Contact: John M. Kroschinsky, Sr., 607 Franklin Mills Rd., Warfordsburg, PA 17267; 717-294-6411; 301-988-6412; 240-420-1515;

Looking for friends who served with me in HQ&A Co., 707th Maint. Bn., Camp Casey, Korea, 1969-70. Also seeking radar shop buddies who worked with me at Camp Alamo on the DMZ. Contact: R. Ward, 920-773-2224;

Need help with VA claim. Looking for those who served with 355th Field Maint. Sqdrn., Base Flight (C-47), Takhli Royal Thai AFB, 1967-68. Contact: Thomas Bartolick,

Anyone know the whereabouts of Robert (Bob) Walp who served aboard the U.S.S. Blackfin (SS-322)? Contact: Rick Roberts, 931-637-2854;

I am a 100 percent disabled Vietnam veteran interested and willing to correspond with any brother veteran in prison, hospital, nursing home, etc. Contact: William F. Smith, P.O. Box 113, Hodgen, OK 74939;

Trying to locate Lynn Parschell and Terry Wallace from 3rd Sqd., 4th Cav., 25th Inf. Div., Cu Chi, 1968-1969. Contact: Bill (“Tiny”) Shoemaker, 740-773-0570;

Looking for information on defects in boots issued for training in 1964-65. Several veterans, including myself, have developed heel and ankle problems asociated with these boots, but it’s hard to prove without corroboration and help. Contact: G.B.,

French man, 35 years old, interested in corresponding with Vietnam veterans. Want to learn more about the war in Vietnam. Contact: Christophe,

My father, Jon E. LaGere, died in 1992. He served in Vietnam in the USAF. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him, remembers him, or has stories to share. Contact: Kris LaGere,

Want to hear from former members of either A Co., 1st Avn. Bn., 1st Inf. Div., 1965-1966, or 119th AHC, 1969-1970. Contact: Don Gage, 117 Bilmore Ln., Dahlonega, GA 30533; 706-482-0008;

Looking for Wayne L. Jackson (Detroit) and Philip H. Myles (San Jose, Calif.). We met at Vung Tau AB where they worked in Supply & Logistics. I was a member of 103rd Field Btry., 1st Field Regiment., 1st Australian Task Force, Royal Australian Army, May 1966-May 1967. Contact: Peter Manucci, 50 Downey Drive, Manning, Western Australia, 6152;

Need help with VA claim. Seeking anyone who served with 165th Combat Assault Helicopter GP, Jan. 1970-June 1971. I was a door gunner. Contact: Thomas P. DeGroot,

Searching for Joe Webber (Lynn, Mass.). He was in the National Guard in 1970. We were classmates at Salem State College. Contact: Pam Mitchell,

Researching future article for The VVA Veteran. Seeking any vets of the joint service (Army and Navy) Mobile Riverine Force (MRF) that operated in and around Dinh Tuong, 1967-69. There were at least ten operations called Operation Coronado (numbered in sequence I-X) that involved Task Force 117 (Navy), 3rd and 4th Bns., 47th Inf.; 3rd Bn., 60th Inf., 2nd Bde., 9th Inf. Div. (Army). Looking for anybody who served in any capacity with the MRF or recalls any details of any of the Operation Coronados. Contact: Richard Currey, c/o The VVA Veteran, 8605 Cameron St., Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910;



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