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October 1999/November 1999


A VVA Staff Report

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Incarcerated vet, USMC, 1976-80, to be released in September 2001 to nothing. I was hoping to hear from anyone able to enlighten me as to what, if any, benefits and/or options I may have. Contact: Matthew M. Vincenzo, 0-Y08672, Dade North Annex D2-2110, P.O. Box 349350, Florida City, FL 33034.

Looking for anyone who served with me, 3rd Med., 3rd Mar. Div., 1968-69, Quang Tri, Dong Ha. Buddha, Hawg, Arizona, Wally, are you out there? I would like to hear from you. Contact: Bob "Pigpen'' Penn, 5130 Ramillie Run, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; 336-924-0610.

Looking for 2nd Lieutenants during 59G Pilot training at Lackland AFB; Mauldin, Missouri; Selma, Alabama; and Craig AFB, 1958-59. Ralph N. Knox, College Park, Georgia; Robert L. Schuette, Cleveland, Ohio; and Ernest Dewitt Huey, Memphis, Tennessee. Contact: John E. Hunt, 3702 Drayton Dr., Augusta, GA 30906.

Vietnam, 1969, USMC. I was a Tunnel Rat "Underdog.'' I've been in prison since 1983. Not guilty! Check out website www.inmate.com If you remember me, write or send e-mail. Contact: Burl Bilyeu, D46650, P.O. Box 290066, Represa, CA 95671-0066; burlb@inmate.com

Trying to locate members of H&S and Bravo companies, 3rd Tank Bn., 3rd Mar. Div., RVN, 1967-68. Bruce Root and Nat Carr, Michigan; Larry Strickhorn, Indiana;Terry Bochino, New York; and John Balestri, Chicago. Contact: Jim Greenwood, 15 Edgar St., Cahokia,
IL 62206, 618-332-0825.

Navy Support Activity, Deep Water Piers teams, Camp Tien Shaw, Danang, 1969-71. I would like to contact anyone serving at the Piers or Camp Tien Shaw at that time. Have there been any reunions? Contact: Ron Ratliff, P.O. Box 154735, Irving, TX 75015.

Seeking members of L-3-7 and RSCC 3/7, and India 3/11, February 1967 to March 1968, Dai Loc and Arizona Territory. Contact: William Stansbury, 1261 Jackson Pike, Apt. 14, Gallipolis, OH 45631; 740-441-1861.

I am trying to find George Albert Haywood. He was born in Ohio, 1944-45, served in Vietnam, and married Margaret Ann Morris in 1960s. He was in the Marine Corps and lived at Camp Pendleton in 1966. Contact: Kristina Thurman, General Delivery, Patoka, IN 47665; 812-430-2361.

Looking for Maj. Jim Land, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, 1966, and 1st Lt. David Luke, O.I.C. Combat Rangers, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, 1966. I need your help.  Also looking for Sgt. Gary Kerr, Camp Pendleton, California, 1975.  Contact: Larry C. Cornell, c/o Attorney Montague M. Oliver, Jr., 1033 Nichol Ave., Anderson, IN 46016; 765-644-6655.

Former Advisory Team 37 members, Ham Thuan District, Binh Thuan Province, 1970-71, particularly Maj. Charles Swanson, Sp4 Stephen Terrell, SSG Dudley, Capt. Otto, Mr. Bryant, SFC Black, SFC Gruener, SFC Pierce. Contact: Philip F. Cordova, PA-C, c/o WBAMC, Dept. of Medicine (CTMC),
Primary Care Division, 5001 N. Piedras, El Paso, TX 79920; 915-568-5166 or 915-568-3088.

Request information concerning an incident where two U.S. guards were shot to death at Camp Radcliff, An Khe, Vietnam, between April and May 1970 and information on Sp4 James H. Morgan, Dennis G. Miller and Pfc Nelson. Contact: Timothy M. Sehnke, 9420 Sparkling Waters Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89129-7870; 702-240-4684.

When America called, I answered. Incarcerated, foreign-born, honorably discharged, U.S. Army Vietnam-era veteran now facing deportation is seeking to retain a criminal law professor or attorney in Illinois, preferably a Vietnam vet. Contact: Leonardo P. Salinas, Western Illinois Correctional Center, P.O. Box
2000, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353.

I survived with A Co., 1st Bn., 5th Bde., 1st Air Cav. Div., November 1967 to August 1968. Contact: Britton R. Kaur, Box 1024, Bozeman, MT 59771; 406-586-5901.

Seeking anyone who served on MACV Adv. Team 80 (An Xugen Province and Districts), August to December 1970 and Adv. Team 60 (9th ARVN Div.), January to August 1971, to interview for book. Contact: Robert Hemphill, 9718 Swift Creek Ct., Fairfax Station, VA 22039; 703-643-1220.

Tuy Hoa, 1969-70, 308th TAC Sqd., crew chiefs of F-100s, where are you? Scotty Mason, Jim "The Walrus'' Wilson, Rich Yee, James W. "Woody'' Wood, Kinch, Rich Darling, Eugene Wood, David Blankenship, Pike, Hobbs.Also, Pilot Lt. Jim Baffus, Tail 169. Contact: Rick Finch, 2305 Helena, El Dorado,
AR 71730; 870-864-0175.

Looking for Lt. Mike Carey, Plt. Comm., I Co., 3/5th 1st Mar. Div., September 1966 and C.O., H&S Co. 3/5, November 1966 to April 1967. Also, Sgt. Bob Partin, Steven Twomey, Doug Wilcox, or anyone knowing their whereabouts. Contact: Larry C. Cornell, c/o Attorney Montague M. Oliver, Jr., 1033 Nichol Ave., Anderson, IN 46016; 765-644-6655.

I am looking to reconnect with anyone I served with in Vietnam, A Co., 1st Plt., 1/4 Mar., July 1968, and Mortar Plt. while at Hill 715. I was wounded July 25, 1968, by a mine that killed three Marines. I was also at Battalion Aid Station, Quang Tri, June 1968. I was HMS then. Contact: George P. Georgiades, 1229 Chestnut St., Apt. 1108, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-640-0693.

VA-113, 1968-71, USS Saratoga, USS Ranger. Anybody still out there? Stymie, Jake, Drake, Becker "Twiggy''? Contact: Gary Fiekert, 4818 Comfrey Pl., Santa Rosa, CA 95405; 707-538-2636; modrock48@aol.com

Looking for the commander and a Sgt. E-5 of the Big Red One, Phuc Vinh Base Camp, summer 1967. He awarded the Bronze Star to two people who stayed on top of the 595th Sig. Co. white platoon radio tower as we called in coordinates of incoming fire. Contact: Anthony Molina, 4121 Logsden Rd., Logsden, OR 97357.

World War II vet would like to hear from buddies of 1st Mar., 1st Bn., Baker Co. who hit the beach with me April 1, 1945, Okinawa. I was later in hospital on Guam. Especially Sgt. Scapra, Sgt. Crouch. Remember Lt. Foody? Contact: Paul "Doc'' Lamb, 3104 Kayson St., Silver Spring, MD 20906; 301-942-7423.

I am trying to find buddies who remember me with HHC 2nd Bn., 5th Reg., 1st Air Cav. Div., March 1967. I am the guy who threw the hand grenade which blew off my right hand after Remount Training at Camp Ratcliffe. Contact: Barry L. Melvin, 14845 SW Osprey Dr., Apt. 718, Beaverton, OR 97007; 503-524-7725.

Would like to hear from my friend, Zestill Johnson (Rolly), last-known address in Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Natividad Rodriguez, 506920, Neal Unit, J1-C-28, 9055 Spur 951, Amarillo, TX 79107-9696.

Vo Dat was overrun by enemy forces in February or March 1966. Does anyone know the exact dates and what units were assigned to defend it? Documentation needed to support a PTSD claim. Contact: Jim R. Riesenberg, Veterans Service Office, Courthouse, 615 N. 6th St., Room B-4, Sheboygan, WI 53081-4692; 920-459-3054; riesejrr@co.sheboygan.wi.us

I am looking for members of B Trp., 4/7 Cav. 2 I.D., 1968-69. DeRochers, Valentine, Regallis, Friend, Frederickson, or others. Contact: Len Malone, 5885 Rio Wy., Buena Park, CA 90620; 562-947-6858.

Attention all Recon Raiders. Airborne men of 4th Bn. (The Rock), 503rd Inf., 173rd Abn. Bde. (Sky Soldiers) who remember the January 1970 mortar attack at LZ North English, Tam Quan, II Corps. I need some help with my VA claim. Contact: Craig R. McLaren, 115624, Holman Unit 3700, Dorm 1, Atmore, AL

Attention Grunts: I was in I Corps, Hills 37, 55, Dodge City, 1969-70, with Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 1st Reg., 1st Mar. Div. They called me "Gunny'' of Charlie Squad, 3rd Plt. I was the Blooper Man. Contact: Allen Gunderson, 177292; Holman Unit 3700, Dorm 1, Atmore, AL 36503.

Where are Samuel A. Harris, Indiana, and Albert Pancoast, New Jersey? 94th Eng., Nellegau, Germany, 1966-67. Anyone else who was with me. Joe Greco, NewYork, Watkins, Snell, Cissel. Drop me a line. Contact: Ron Richter, 127158; Arizona State Prison, Eyman, Cook Unit, P.O. Box 3200, Florence, AZ 85232.

A Co., 1/61st, 5th Mech.., 1968-69. Looking to locate Ed Baines, Sparta, Tennessee; Carlos Sanchez, Chicago; Tony Garcia, Downey, California; Rufus Peyton, Indiana; Mon, Colorado; and our diesel driver, Avila. Call me, guys. Contact: Gary Owens, 14351 Duffield Rd., Byron, MI 48418; 810-266-5427.

DAV USS Peoria (LST-1183). Trying to locate anyone who served in Operation Eagle Pull, April-May 1975. Need verification of combat, land and air attacks on U.S. ships and Vietnamese boats with refugees. Viet Cong killing and maiming of refugees from hovering Hueys as they fled to U.S. ships. I was stranded on a Vietnamese boat. PTSD claim ongoing. Contact: Allen J. Falby, TDCJ 815366, 3060 FM 3518, Beaumont, TX 77705.

Lt. Peter Watkins and Terry Leo Scruggs, D Co. 1/12, 1st Cav., 1967-68, please write me. Contact: Mike Turpin, 2055 Fox Way, Apt. 33, Concord, CA 94518.

I am looking for Al Ritter, Ski, Keith, and Jim Moore who served with "Cockeyes,'' H&MS16/MAG16, Marble Mountain, Vietnam, 1970-71. Contact: Craig Couturier, 121 N. West St., Bainbridge, GA 31717; 912-248-2663.

I am trying to locate anyone who served with me in Co. B, 1/77 Armor, 1/5th (Mech) Inf. Div., Quang Tri. Contact: Terrell Lake, 7303 N.W. 23rd St., Apt. 204, Bethany, OK 73008; 405-789-5950.

2nd Plt., D Co., 1st Recon., 1st Mar. Div., January 1968-69. Anthony Day, Taylor, Sanders, Mills, Ennis, Burgess, the Professor, Cap, Lt. Prilliman. I need information on patrols and pictures for book on our exploits. Contact: Paul J. "Doc'' Bellina, 1239 Browning Ct., Lansdale, PA 19446; 215-361-7750 (phone); 215-361-7754 (fax).

101st Abn., Camp Eagle, Vietnam, January to November 1971. I am looking for someone to prove PTSD claim. Lt. Hemphill, Tim Summers, Bill Regan, Weird Willie, Jacobson (Pointman), Dwayne Zigler, or anyone else. Remember Hue and Phu Bai. Contact: Terry L. Tubbs, 6310 NW Maple, Lawton,
OK 73505; 580-536-2432.

I would like to locate anyone who served with me in the 39th Combat Eng., 18th Bde, 45th Grp., Co. Delta, October 1968-69.  Company was attached to  the 23rd Inf., Americal Div. I need help with a VA claim. Contact: Carroll H. Abbott, 117 Perry Ln., Goode, VA 24556; 804-525-1878.

I am trying to locate anyone who served with 379th Trans. Co. tractor trailers at Qui Nhon, Vietnam, 1970-71. Specifically, anyone who remembers a tractor trailer hitting a landmine while driving through the An Khe Pass. Contact: John Tex Alguire, P.O. Box 51, VAF/VAP, King, WI 54946; 715-256-1118.

Looking for family members of 173rd Abn. Bde. KIAs or buddies who knew them either before Vietnam or while in-country. Contact: Paul Reed, c/o  5928 Glendora Ave., Dallas, TX 75230; 214-265-1433;

Seeking contact with former members of 506th S&S Comp., June 1967 to July 1968. Supported 11th Cav. (Armor) in December 1967. Contact: Rodney L. Angle, 1000 Libby Ln., Barboursville, WV 25504; 304-736-6379.

Looking for someone who was in 3rd Bn., 12th Inf., D Co., 4th Inf. Div. We were in the Central Highlands, November 1967 to February 1968. Contact: Elbert Cooper, P.O. Box 191, West Hamlin, WV 25571; 304-824-5959.

Need to verify combat stressors. I served with the 528th Quartermasters based in Phu Bai, January-December 1970. Anyone having knowledge of hostile activities that occurred during that time, please contact me. Contact: Sammy L. Scott, 350 Chappell Rd., Apt. 0-8, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-872-1649.

Trying to locate members of Co. D, 87th Eng. Bn., April 1967-68. John-John, Bobby Harrison, Frank Baby, or anyone else. Need to verify stressors. Contact: Randall R. Head, 1725 N.W. 48th St., Lawton, OK 73505; 580-353-7391.

Impoverished political prisoner in Ohio: 38-year-old veteran served honorable stint in the USMC, 1979, PISC, ending in 1979. Currently serving my seventh year in captivity for mere technical parole violation. Need advocates and friends. Contact: Michael Roberts, c/o Roberts Family, 716 Bertha Ave., Akron, OH 44306; 216-785-0219.

I would like to hear from anyone who served with Pvt. Patrick McCarvel, USMC, June 1968 to June 1973, 3rd Bn., 3rd Marine or 1st Bde., 5th Inf., or who took part in Operations Purple Martin, Maine, Virginia Ridge, Idaho Canyon, or Kentucky II (in Quang Tri). I have always considered him my hero. Contact: Jacob Wang, 699 36th Ave., Apt. 308, San Francisco, CA 94121.

Oliver Williams needs to verify combat stressors to support a claim for PTSD. He was assigned to the 52nd Signal Bn., Co. C, Detachment 6, at Coa Linh, April 1968-69. Need to hear from anyone having knowledge of hostile activities that occurred during that time. Contact: James W. Stanley, Jr., Attorney at Law,
600 West Fourth St., North Little Rock, AK 72114; 501-372-3131 (phone); 501-372-3825 (fax); jstan35652@aol.com

Attempting to locate anyone from Co. B, 2/327th Inf. (No Slack), 101st Air Asssault, 1970-72. Especially Alan Estep, Gary Petrie, Juan Carvazos, Ronald Burton, Michael Prichard. I have been looking on and off for years. Contact: John "CB'' McPhillips, 2316 Virginia Way, Elko, Nevada 89801; 775-753-7832; johnmcph@sierra.net

I am seeking a friend of mine, James A. Sefton, for help with a claim I filed with the VA. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Contact: Daryl Shue, P.O. Box 88, Farmington, WV 26571.

I am trying to locate any survivors of Co. L., 3rd Bn., 27th Marines, who fought in Operation Allenbrook in Quang Nam, May 18, 1968. Does anyone remember a Marine named Thomas E. Sharpe, also known as "Sharpie'' and "Pig Farmer''? Other Marines on the squad: Bob Hontz, Neil B. Sullivan, Sgt. John T. Burton, and Byrl William Gaertner. Any information would be much appreciated. Contact: Wendy Solomon, P.O. Box 1260, 101 N. 6th St., Allentown, PA 18105; 800-779-6566, ext. 6780; wendy.solomon@mcall.com

I am trying to locate any Navy/USMC personnel who served under Lt. JG Joe Fink, Phu Bai/Hue, 1967-68. Contact: Joel Packman, 514 Gwynnwest Rd., Reiserstown, MD 21136; 410-833-0329; jpackman@bigfood.com

I am looking for any information about 11th Armored Cav., I Trp., 3rd Sqd. veterans. My brother, Glenn Raymond Gordon, was KIA March 3, 1969, in Binh Doung Province. He was a 20-year-old PFC from Abington, Massachusetts. His MOS was 11D10. So far, I have not found anyone who belonged to that unit. Contact: Paul Gordon, PogoNogo8@aol.com

I would like to hear from any member of the 3rd 155mm Gun Bty. (SP), FMFPAC, July 1965 to June 1966. Contact: Richard H. Moore, remcol@aol.com

Looking for fellow vets who were with me at Cu Chi, 1971. We were loading some barrels near the wire when a mine went off and a piece of metal hit me in the forehead. Went to ARVN medical station for first aid. We were TDY from depot at Long Binh. I remember Steven Selzler, John Jones, Sgt. Scott, maybe Samir George and others were there. I need your statements for a claim. Please, anyone remember me? Contact: Ed Wray, R.R. 10, Box 502, Bedford, IN 47421.

I would like to hear from anyone who served with or knew my husband, Sp/4 Bobby Joe Shockley, KIA August 13, 1966, somewhere near Bien Hoa. Co. C, 1st Bn., 26th Inf., "The Big Red One.'' He had thirty-one days left in country when he was killed. My son and granddaughter would like to find someone who
knew him. I am now ready also. Welcome Home. Contact: Estella C. Shockley, eshoc@aol.com

Lead, follow, or get out of the way. Former AME2, from VA-27 Chargers based in Lemoore, California, seeks "Seat Shop Shipmates'' from WESTPAC, 1987-90, onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). I am currently incarcerated and am looking for pen pals. Contact: Kevin V. Hammontree, P.O. Box 7000, #54100, Carson City, NV 89702-7000.

Tango-One-Zero checking in. I love America and U.S. Army 168CBT. Only spent 9 months and 3 days in country.  I got in the system November 1994 and only get 10% pension, should be getting 100%. I finally retained an attorney. I was a very good solider and would love to receive recognition. Contact: Paul F. Neal, 2241
Winthrop St., North Dighton, MA 02764.

Would like to hear from those who served with  III MAF, H&S Co., M.T., Vietnam, 1966-68. Also, those who were part of Plt. 344, Parris Island, 1965. Contact: Floyd (Mike) McKuhn, Jr., 801 Butler Pk., Bd 2022, Mercer, PA 16137; 814-664-2833.

Khe Sanh 77-day siege, 1968, Marines. Anyone who served with 1st Provisional HQ, 155 Howizer, 3rd Bn., 12 Marines. Andrew "Stinky'' Rocco from 116th St., Harlem, New York: you and John Glenn from Chicago came to my house in the Bronx after we camehome September 1968.  Also, John Neves, Elizabeth, New Jersey. Where are you guys? Contact: Richard G. Mandriota, 23 Disbrow Rd., Matawan, NJ 07747-6807; 732-566-7157.

I am looking for anyone who served with my brother, Ronald "Buzz'' Busby, in Vietnam, especially in August 1968. His unit was Co. A., 2nd Bn., 39th Inf., 1st Bde., 9th Inf. Div. Three people who might be able to help me are Carl Morgan, Glen Lottman, and Charles A. Hardin. Contact: Margaret Valentine, 2732 Buggywhip Ln., Columbus, OH 43207.

I would like to find any of the guys who served with me from April 1966-67 in An Khe with the
625th Supply and Service Co. (DS), especially Big Bob and 1st Lt. Richard
E. Leiter, our platoon leader. I'm Sgt. Little Bob. Contact: Bob Davis, 2606 Sutton Rd., Adrian, MI 49221; 517-265-2631.

Trying to locate Capt. Elpidio Fahel, Capt. Henderson, or Capt. James Coe. All commanded Co. B, 3/1 (11th LIB), Americal Div., 1969-70. Need letters for awards. Contact: George Condoleon, 221 Middie Ln., Manahawkin, NJ 08050; 609-597-9797.

Incarcerated veteran, honorable discharge, Army Field Wireman, Artillery, 1967-70. Four months, Ft. Dix; 13 months, Korea; 19 months, Ft. Meade, Maryland; 4 years, college degree in business administration. Nonviolent crime. Looking to get out soon, no family or friends. Need help. Contact: Michael S. Sayko, 280392, 18701 Roxbury Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21746.

Would like to contact Lance Cpls. Blair and Sonnet who were with me in Mike Co., 3rd Bn., 5th Marines, Vietnam. I need a letter concerning wounds I received on my right hand during rocket attack. Contact: Raul Vela, 14820 New Lothrop Rd., Byron, MI 48418; 810-266-4966.

Mark Patenaude of the Bronx: Parris Island, 1969; Vietnam (Phu Bai), 1970-72. I was with the 3/9 USMC. Contact: Steven Printz, DJ-0312, Box 999, 1120 Pike St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

I am searching for Marines with whom I attended Sea School at MCRD San Diego, January to March 1987. Contact: Steven L. Banks, P.O. Box 888, Monroe, WA 98272.

Vietnam-era veteran, honorable discharge from Army, 1971-74, seeking pen pals. I am presently incarcerated in Oregon. Letters would be a blessing and I will answer all. Contact: Frankie L. Williams, SID 5366997; 3405 Deer Park Dr., SE, Salem, OR 97310.

Seeking anyone who served with 2-D-2, 1st ITB, D 2/17th, the 101st Abn. Div. Color Guard at Heavy CSC 1/4th Inf., D 2/327th Inf. Contact: Phillip "Andy'' Jackson, 2685 E 62nd Pl., Hobart, IN 46342-6410.

Air Force 619 TAC Sqd. If you were at Phu Quoc Island or Saigon for Tet, 1967-68, I have you on movie film. I remember Pruitt (Oklahoma), Klein (Pennsylvania-KIA), Maynard, Vonburg, and Minor. Would like to hear from you. Contact: Robert Richard Sena, 25631 3rd St., Barstow, CA 92311; 760-253-1963.

188th A.H.C. Black Widows historian is in need of a photo of the 269th Combat Aviation Bn. Black Barons sign that stood in front of headquarters at Cu Chi. The photo will be used in a book being written about the Black Widows and all units we supported in 1967-68. Contact: Dick Detra, 202 Visitacion Ave., Apt. 3, Brisbane, CA 94005-1576; 415-468-1528.

Seeking anyone who served in the 37 SP.S. or the 12 SP.S., November 1969-70, at Phu Cat Airbase. Contact: Bob Timberlake, 19942 Woodworth, Redford, MI 48240.

I would like to contact anyone who served with me in C 1/12 1st Air Cav., 1st Cav. Div., 1969-70. Especially would like to contact Simon Moore, Jim Augustine, Benjamin Buford, John J. Dickman, Tony Harper, Kenneth Jernigan, Norman Mosley, Fred Tracy, Richard Wiggins. Contact: Thomas J. Johnson, Jr., 2577 Government Blvd., Mobile, AL 36606; 334-660-1398; cavvet69@aol.com

585th Eng. Co. (DT), Vietnam, 1966-72. Cpt. Don Tomaski, Lt. Dave McCormack, Lt. Bill Twitty, CWO Gary Neff. All ranks, all years, forming 585th Eng. Co. Assn. Will provide roster, information upon contact. Contact: H. Kenneth Seymour, 122 Sunny Point Cr., Lagrange, GA 30240-9715; 706-885-0042.

I am trying to contact anyone who served with Charlie Co., 4th Bn., 4th Eng., 4th Inf. Div. (Pontoon Bridge), 1968. Contact: Myron Wagner, c/o Vet Center, 2345 Pine, St. Louis, MO 63103; 314-231-1260.

Trying to locate a Mr. Sigler who was stationed in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, 1980. If you know him or his son, Scott, please help me get in touch with them. It is very important that I find the Sigler family. Contact: Hbrandon Lee Flagner, 188413 RC1-4A, P.O. Box 7010, Chilicothe, OH 45601.

Stationed in Korea, March 1967-68. I was in A Btry., 4th Bn., 76th Art., 7th Inf. Div. Need assistance with VA claim for Agent Orange. Need buddy statement on spraying airplanes or helicopters. Contact: Walter Marshall, 2309 NW 38th St., Apt. 79, Lawton, OK 73507.

PBR Forces Veterans Association, Inc., is looking for TF-116 personnel, anyone who served aboard or in support of the Vietnam PBRs, 1966-71. Please visit our web site at www.pbr.fva.org Contact: Kerry N. Schaefer, 732 American Inn Rd., Villa Ridge, MO 63089-2214; 636-451-5688; President@pbr-fva.org

I would like to hear from guys who served with Lima Co., 3rd Bn., 26 Marines, October 1966-67. Was at Dong Ha, Phu Bai, and Operation Chinook 1, 2, and 3, which later was called Camp Evans after Paul D. Evans who was killed. Also did an operation in A Shau Valley. Contact: Ronald L. Chism, 105 Linden Ave., Winchester, KY 40391-1411.

I have a PTSD claim pending with the VA and need to verify combat stressors. I was with Service Battery, 6/27 Arty., and C Battery, 6/84th Arty., Long Binh and An Khe, May 1968-69. Contact; Bob Woody, 40 Mountain Dr., Springville, AL 35146; 256-467-7574.

I am trying to get any information I can about Col. Francis McGouldreck (MIA/POW). Anyone who served with him, or if you know his family members, please drop me a line. Trying to keep a chapter going in his name. Contact: Charles McAfee, 327-717, P.O. Box 511, Columbus, OH 43216.

Looking for Marine buddies from "Nam.'' Frank Schmidt, Edward Merchison, Paul Greaves, Art Arden, or anyone I served with, 1964-67. Contact: Skip Haswell, 260 Brooks Dr., Beaver Falls, PA 15010; 724-843-4743; skip@ccia.com

Looking for anyone who knew my brother, Michael O. Snow, Co. C, 504th M.P. Bn. (A), APO 96495, stationed in Quang Tri Combat Base, April 1969 to March 23, 1970. Michael is deceased and I am his oldest sister. Contact: Faie Shepard, 140 Middle Rd., Brandon, VT 05733.

Xuan Loc Tactical Air Field was the site of a Medevac helo crash in the summer of 1966. Can anyone give me a better date? Members of the 6750/6250 Combat Support Grp. (AF) may have been in the area at the time. Documentation needed to support a PTSD claim. Contact: Jim R. Riesenberg, Veterans Service Officer, Courthouse, 615 N 6th St., Room B4, Sheboygan, WI 53081-4692; 920-459-3054; Riesejrr@Co.Sheboygan.WI.US

Melvin (Mel) Meredith, where are you, brother, or anyone knowing his whereabouts. We both went into U.S. Army, 1966, both into engineer units. Memory hazy, but I think you went to Germany then RVN, 1967-68. I went RVN in 1968. Last known in 1970s to be in Hobe Sound, Florida, possibly working at power company. Contact: Ernie Milner (Stepname Townsend), Rt. 1, Box 95, Sisco Rd., Pomona Park, FL 32181-9701; 904-649-0835.

I am trying to locate Robert Santiago from Staten Island, New York, I think. We did  A.I.T., Fort Polk, Louisiana, April 10, 1969; M.O.S. 76A10, then off to Vietnam, Qui Nhon  ammo dump, June 10, 1969. M.O.S. change to 11B10: four months tower guard duty, then off to  Pleiku, the last time I saw him. Contact: Ronnie Stasinos, 70 West St., Harrison, NY 10528; 914-835-0708.

I would like to reconnect with former shipmates (hospital corpsmen, Marines) while stationed in  Vietnam, Battalion Aid Station, Quang Tri, 1/4th Mar., 1968. I was wounded July 25,  1968, Hill 715. Contact: George P. Georgiades, 1229 Chestnut St., Apt. 1108, Philadelphia, PA  19107; 215-640-0693.

LZ Snoopy, A Btry., 3rd Bn., 16th Arty., Americal. Need to find someone who  remembers me during an accidental willie pete mortar round explosion February 26, 1971. Killed  Steinkircher, Craver, Cukale, and injured Wallen. I was nicknamed "Sunshine'' and painted insignias  on all the 155 tubes. Bad right shoulder forced change from mess hall to gun crew.  Contact: Shawn A. Swartzmiller, c/o VAIRS/Hovey, 3993 N. Campbell, Apt. 4, Tucson, AZ  85719.

Looking for anyone who was with me, Co. B, 1/77 Armor, 1/5th (Mech) Inf. Div.,  Quang Tri, July 1970-71. Contact: Terry (Luke) Lake, 7303 NW 23rd St., Apt. 204, Bethany, OK 73008; 405-789-5950.

2nd Lt. Dana S. Shreve, Doc Wes is looking for you. Please get in touch quickly for client's sake or anybody from Mike 3/5, 3rd Herd. Contact: Harry P. Wesley, 203 E. St. Joseph St., Easton, PA 18042; 610-258-2695.

A.C.O., 1/61st Mech., July 1968-69. Looking to locate Ed Baines, Sparta, Tennessee; Carlos Sanchez, Chicago; Tony Garcia, Downey, California; Rufus Peyton, Indiana; Hon, Colorado; Avila, our diesel driver. Call me, guys. Contact: Gary Owens, 14351 Duffield Rd., Byron, MI 48418; 810-266-5427.

On December 31, 1969, we noticed Dr. Joseph Suhautter in the waves in the China Sea, Vietnam. Cpl. O'Neil and Pfc. Bell pulled his limp body to shore and artificial resuscitation was applied. I sent a runner to get a doctor and he was taken to the Naval Hospital south of Danang. Did he survive? Contact: David E. Smith, 2515 S. 152nd Cr., Omaha, NE 68144-1910; 402-333-6440.

I am seeking information on a live Adenovirus Vaccine Study that was given to recruits at Great Lakes Training Center, Chicago, 1965-67. I was there in June 1967 and was given the vaccine for a study. Contact: Robert D. Nabors, 102 Naff Ave., Talladega, AL 35160; 256-362-8689.

I am trying to locate anyone who drove refrigerated tractor trailers out of Long Binh, Vietnam, 1966-67. Contact: John T. Alguire, VAF/VAP, P.O. Box 51, King, WI 54946; 715-256-1118.

I would like to locate anyone who served in U.S. Army, 1974-79, H.H.C., 9th Eng., Aschaffenburg, Germany, 1974-76, or 2/8 Field Arty., C Btry., Ft. Ord, California, 1977-78. Contact: Raul Garzia, Jr., 3124 N. 21st St., Phoenix, AZ 85016; 602-522-2677.

328th Army Band, Ft. Wolters, Texas, 1969; and 4th Infantry Band, HQ and HQ Co., DISCOM, An Khe, 1970. I would like to hear from anyone who played in the 328th in 1969 or served with the 4th Div. Support Cmd., HQ Co. and Band, 1970. Contact: Dr. John "Buddha'' Tieman, P.O. Box 24221, St. Louis, MO 63130.

Looking for any 11th Armored Cav. veterans who belonged to I Troop, 3rd Sqd. My brother,  Glenn Raymond, was KIA March 3, 1969.  Please contact me if anyone has any information to share. Contact: Paula Gordon, PogoNogo8@aol.com

I am trying to locate any Navy/USMC personnel who served under Lt. JG Joe Fink, Phu Bai/Hue, 1967-68. Contact: Joel Packman, 514 Gwynnwest Rd., Reiserstown, MD 21136; 410-833-0329; jpackman@bigfoot.com

Seeking Marine officers who served in Vietnam with Echo Co., 2nd Bn., 26th Marines, September 1968-69. Contact: Paul A. Tribus, 4 Verde Quay, Apt. G, Hampton, VA 23666-7031. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Jim Kocker? He was stationed on the USS Frank Knox, San Diego, 1968-70. He has a wife named Judy, they were from West Bend, Wisconsin. We lost touch years ago and I am desperate to find them. Contact: Sandy Reed, 870-898-3708; wswaa@arkansas.net

I am looking for anyone who was in the Army in Vietnam with Wayne Edgerle. He was in the 40th Sig. Bn.; the base camp was Long Binh. He speaks about Al See from New York. Al, if you are out there, please send me an e-mail. Wayne is in the Guam Memorial Hospital, 850 Governor Carlos Comacho Rd., Tamnuning, Guam 96911 (4th Floor, Room 434). Wayne has ALS and is in a good frame of mind, but I don't think he will be around much longer. If you think you might know Wayne, e-mail and I will deliver it to him. Contact: Kenneth L. Rhodes, dagken@netpci.com

Vietnam-era Seabees are looking for new members. Quarterly newsletter, reunions, and Seabee camaraderie. Membership is $5 per year. Contact: Ken Bingham, Vietnam Era Seabees, P.O. Box 36781, Richmond, VA 23235.

Looking for an old friend, A1C Clayton (Emory) Rice from South Carolina, who was stationed with me in 1971 at Ubon AFB, Thailand. He was in security and I was in law enforcement. When I derosed, I lost his address. We were best friends, the best friend you could ask for. Contact: Robert E. Williams, 603-838-5150; rbwlms0730@landmarknet.net

Seeking anyone who knew my late husband, 1st Lt. Richard E. Holzer. He went to Vietnam in September 1968; KIA August 1, 1970. He was in military intelligence in Long Thanh and worked with ARVN troops. His best friend was Roger L. Williamson from Columbus, Ohio. He had two sons who were two years and three months old when he died. I would like for them to be able to write or talk to someone who knew their dad. Contact: Serge Holzer Staggs, Staggs728@cs.com

James Collins, Jr., needs to verify stressors for PTSD claim. He was at Long Binh jail in late 1970 and witnessed racial riots. He needs to confirm and verify these occurrences. Contact: James W. Stanley, Jr., Attorney at Law, 600 W. Fourth St., North Little Rock, AK 72114; 501-372-3131;

Seeking Mason Edward Smith. He is approximately 55 years old now, and I believe still in the service. Last time we spoke (about 20 years ago), he was an instructor at one of the bases in the U.S. Contact: Nancy Riggins, c/o FedEx, 101 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245; 310-563-4136; nancer513@aol.com

Seeking anyone who served in U.S. Army SETEF, October 1974, who remembers my serious auto accident and my subsequent illegal internment by the Communist Secret Police. Need to substantiate pending VA claim. Contact: David Sabo, DavidinMassena@webtv.net

I grew up in Orange, New Jersey, and my best friend during my teenage years was Paul Turner. He joined the Marines between 1962-65 and served in Vietnam at least twice. We lost touch because we moved a few times. The last time I heard from Paul was in 1978. He had resigned from the Marines and joined the Air Force. While in the Air Force he received a degree in psychology. Contact: Sonny DeRosa, 505-286-0551; Fiore645@aol.com

Seeking eyewitness testimony from soldiers who remember me, Joseph Charging Hawk, in Vietnam.  I served at Hamburger Hill with Charlie Company and completed a tour of Vietnam, but all of my records are supposed to have burned in a fire at the records office along with the records of many others. Contact: Joseph Charging Hawk, 11611-073, U.S.P. Leavenworth, P.O. Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1000

The Mines Advisory Group, a nongovernment, non-profit, humanitarian mine action organization, is conducting a mine and UXO clearance project in Gio Linh district of Quang Tri, Vietnam. Our site covers the area of the former C-1 firebase. I believe the 12th Marine Corps had a mortar and artillery battery there. I would be interested in contacting anyone serving on C-1 who can give us information that could help us in our work. The site has been prioritized as a community-development and resettlement site. Clearing started on July 13, 1999. So far, we have found and destroyed ten antipersonnel mines (M14 blast mines and M16 bounding fragmentation mines). The total area to be cleared is 120 hectares. With a team of 25 deminers, we have a long way to go. Contact: Nick Proudman, Programme Manager, MAG Vietnam, P.O. Box 18, Dong Ha, Quang Tri, Vietnam; magcpmv@dng.vnn.vn

Seeking Alan Bolser (spelling may be Blaser or Balzer), born in 1944-45 and who served in Vietnam, 1968-69. My grandmother, who recently passed away, has left some family heirlooms in my possession and instructions to send specific items to this person. I have never met him. I am only trying to fulfill my Grammy's wishes. Contact: Kenneth Mattern, 2826 State Route 95, Bombay, NY 12914; 518-358-3032; kmattern@gisco.net

Trying to contact fellow service members in the 101st Abn. Div., 1st Bn., 502nd Inf., who served in Vietnam, 1968, with Hhg & Co. Contact: Joe T. Millwood, Joetmill@aol.com

I am looking for vets who served with me in either C Btry., 1/321st Abn. Arty., or A Btry., 2/11th, with the 101st Abn. Div, 1968-69. The firebases I remember being on were Bastogne, Pike, Tomahawk, and Spear. I am most interested in contacting vets who remember two specific engagements: a sapper attack on a listening post on Firebase Spear in the spring of 1969 and an incident of friendly fire that resulted in several deaths of members of A Btry., 2/11th, on March 16, 1969, when a National Guard artillery unit fired defensive targets as SOP following a rocket attack on Camp Eagle. My goal is to find the names of these fellow vets, including our 1st Sgt., chief of smoke, Butros Alonzo, Btry. Clerk, at least two truck drivers (at least one was Hispanic) and maybe others from supply or the mess. Please help. I am haunted and wish to pay some final respect at The Wall. Also, does anyone know Gilbert Rivera from C Brty., 1/321st, 101st? Contact: EdKen122@aol.com

Looking for anyone who served with 34 AES or 57 AES in-country, 1968-69. Flight nurses or med techs. Would like to coordinate a reunion. Contact: Linda J. Pugsley, 12003 Hope Ln., Tampa, FL 33618; 813-935-1593.

I would like correspondence from an old buddy, whom I remember as "Tiny'': a big black man with a 60 cal. machine gun. We served in 198th Americal Division in Pleiku, next to Phu Bai. Tiny, if you're still alive, contact me, Manny, the only Guamanian in the company. Contact: Manuel P. Ignacio, P.O. Box 217910, Barrigada, Guam 96921.

Looking for buddies who served with Co. A, 2nd Bn., 28th Inf., "Black Lions,'' 1st Inf. Div., stationed at "Rocket City,'' Lai Khe, January 1968-69. Welcome home. Contact: John "Mack'' McNamara, 37 McIntyre St., Yonkers, NY 10708; 914-337-2850.

I'm looking for a copy of the very first WESTPAC cruise book from the USS Ramsey (DEG-2), 1968. Contact: Mark Comeaux, SDCC, Box 208, Indian Springs, NV 89070.

Served at U.S. Army Medical Center on Okinawa, 1965-66. Does anyone know if a patient of mine by the name of Marcus Lanasa survived his injuries? Also interested in contacting anyone who served with me. Contact: Kris Gilmet Davis, 127 W. Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

Any old troopers who were with E Co., 1st/501st Inf., 101st Abn. Div. (Recon., 4.2 Mortars, or Cadre), please come out of hiding now. It's okay. There's no need to isolate any more. I already have made contact with several of the less timid. Contact me by whatever means is convenient. Contact: Michael Bradshaw, 3477 E. Cortland Ave., Fresno, CA 93726-5837; 559-221-6314; mdbllm@attitude.com

To Special Forces personnel in-country, 1964: Capt. Vernon W. Gillespie, Jr., Lawton, Oklahoma; Capt. Richard Haskell, Old Town, Maine; Maj. Edwin E. Brooks, Belleville, Michigan, or anyone involved with the Mountain Tribesmen Revolt, 1964. I have the January 1965 issue of National Geographic. Interested in obtaining this issue? Contact: Richard P. Knight, 311163, 59 Darrington Rd., Rosharon, TX 77583.

I would like to hear from Bobby G. Lewis, USMC. Contact: Robert E. Gambol, 700 Moore Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406; 610-265-7083 (home).

I am searching for any former Navy or Marine personnel who were stationed with me while in Vietnam, May-July 1968, at Quang Tri Bn. Aid Station or 1/4 Marines. I was wounded July 25, 1968, while on Hill 715, at approximately 10 p.m. I was taken to hospital ship with dead Marine. Contact: George P. Georgiades, 1229 Chestnut St., Apt. 1108, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-640-0693.

Would like to hear from former medics, crews, and pilots of Medevac 3rd Bde. (Separate), 1st Cav. Div., Bien Hoa, 1971-72: Pat Cardinal, Glenn Torres, Max Bullen, Tony Little, Eric Traub, Terry Haufpaur, Mr. Martin (Marty), etc. Contact: Doug Campbell, c/o 389 Monaco Ave., Union City, CA 94587; 510-487-9205 (message).

37-year-old incarcerated veteran, U.S. Army, 1980-84, Basic at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, is seeking pen-pals to make my time here more productive. Will answer all letters. Contact: Gove Robert, DC 184383, Dorm H2-104L, Taylor Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 1728, Perry, FL 32348.

I am looking for members of 36th Signal Bn. in Vietnam, 1970-71. I need to find out if anyone has had health problems or children born with deformities. Contact: Gary M. Orlando, 1916 E. 4th St., 1st Flr., Erie, PA 16511; 814-454-7018.

I am looking for members of MACV Advisory Team 38, Bao Loc, RVN, November 1970 to April 1972: Lt. Col. Hayward, Maj. Aschleman, SSG Williams, or any other members. I was supply adviser/supply sgt. Would really enjoy hearing from you. Welcome home, brothers. Contact: Vernon C. Swanson, P.O. Box 1124, Groveland, CA 95321; 209-962-0636.

Incarcerated vet, 101st Airborne/Air Mobile Infantry, Basic, Ft. Knox, A-17-5, November 1972. I have been incarcerated 18 years, 8 months, expect to be released mid-2000. Seeking friendship and assistance in reentering society if I am to survive the first few months. Oklahoma City or Dallas area, but any area acceptable. Any addresses of vet halfway houses or groups that help homeless vets reenter society would be appreciated. Contact: John Wayne Phillips/J. Fergerson, G4D137 #113015, 1000 St. Clair Rd., Springville, AL 35146-5582.

I am trying to locate Gordon Leech, North Olmstead, Ohio. He served with me in the 31st Supply Co., 1st Log. Command, Cam Ranh Bay, September 1966-67. After Nam, he went to Hawaii; I went home. Contact: Ron Badon, 9129 S. Tulley, Oak Lawn, IL 60453; 708-423- 1171.

Looking for Joe Santiago. I was stationed with him at Ft. Lewis, Washington. We were with the 296th MP Co. Left around 1970; was sent to Vietnam for my second tour there. Contact: Michael Patrick Parker, 501 Baltimore Ave., Cumberland, MD 21502; 301-777-0596.

Would like to hear from William (Wick) Elswick of West Virginia, "Ope'' Opaliski of Philadelphia (Don't say nothin' bad about my city) Pennsylvania, Ron Freno of Bronx, New York, and George Bockman of New York City. We served at Ft. Carson, Colorado, 1968-69, B Batt., 5th Div. Want to hear how the world is treating you. Welcome home, Bros. Contact: Steve (Brandy) Brandenburg, 12094 190th Rd., Denison, KS 66419.

Down but not out Vietnam-era vet. Incarcerated twelve years, three to go under New York's Rockefeller drug laws. Looking for pen-pals. All letters will be greatly appreciated. Will answer all. Contact: James Fida, 89C/285, M.C.F., P.O. Box 0216, Marcy, NY 13403.

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