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October 2001/November 2001


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Looking for the company commander of 101st Abn., 1st Bde., 3rd Bn., 506th Inf., Bravo Co., October 1967-68. Contact: Daniel Kirtman, Vet Center, 528 W. Berry St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802; 219-460-1456.

Would like to locate Bacon, WIA February 27, Tay Ninh Province and Doc, the medic. Both were in Charlie Co., 1st of 26th, 1st Inf. Contact: Larry Haskett, P.O. Box 115, Jewell, KS 66949-0115; lphaskett@nckcn.com

Looking for anyone who served with me aboard the helicopter carrier USS Boxer (LPH-4) from Norfolk, Virginia, to Qui Nhon, October to December 1965, when we transported the 1st Air Cav. to An Khe, Vietnam, or in 1966 when we took the 9th Amphibious Marine Bde. (helicopters) to the DMZ. I am trying to get a PTSD upgrade and need morning and casualty reports. Contact: Guy Lefevre, P.O. Box 386, Modesto, CA 95353; 209-765-6043.

Would like to locate anyone who served with me in Co. B, 41st Sig. Bn., Vung Chua Mt., 1967-68. Especially, SP4 Bell, SP4 Shuster, SP4 R. Litner, and Pfc. K. Templin. Contact: Ernest (French) Conner, RR4, Box 6, Mannington, WV 26582.

Looking for friends who were in basic training with me at Ft. McClullen, Alabama, November 1969. Especially Gloria Hutchins, Beverly Deal, Bonnie Hood, Delorise Robinson, Chris Thomas, Margie Pearl, Barb Daniels (medic) and the rest of Co. A. Contact: Cherly M. Heide, 57825 Woodcreek, New Haven, MI 48048; 810-321-8299.

Looking for Ronald Hill, Hq. Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty.; Donald McGee, C Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty.; and Clyde Potter, B Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty. They trained at AIT, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, as a wiremen and served in Vietnam, 1969-70. Need to know name of village C Btry., 6th Bn., 32nd Arty. was located in ’69 and part of ’70, 701st Field Force. Contact: John Santoriello, 5736 Dellaglen Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207;


Would like to hear from anyone who served with 669th Trans. Co., Qui Nhon, September 1966-67. Contact: John R. McMurray, 19014 19th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036.

I am trying to locate buddies who served with me in Vietnam, 1970-71. I was a truck master for 515th Trans Unit. I need help with a PTSD claim. Phu Bai. Contact: Chester L. Miller, P.O. Box 1023, Gore, OK 74435.

Would like to contact any who served with 3rd Bn., 9th Mar. and arrived in RVN aboard USS Renville, March 8, 1965. Contact: Wally Nowak, Box 750722, Petaluma, CA 94975; 707-829-9456; sharpedge@iscweb.com

My spinal cord was injured in a helicopter crash around the Red Cross Station, Danang, between June 26-30, 1968. I was aboard an H-34 (King Bee) Marine helicopter assigned to 2/4 Bn., 3rd Mar. Div. Would like an affidavit from one of the Marine pilots or M-60 gunner about the crash while on our way to the Princeton Helicopter carrier. Needed for a pending claim. Contact: Henry L. Payne, 036113-Dorm-I 410IL, HFRC, P.O. Box 628, Lake Butler, FL 32054-0628.

Looking for Scott Davinney from Santa Cruz. We served together at Ft. Sam, medic training, 1967-68. You went to Vietnam, I went to Denver. Next year I arrived in-country and heard your Americal unit had been overrun. Have tried to find you since. Contact: Joseph K. Mitchell, 19381 Hillsdale Dr., Sonora, CA 95370; 209-532-0336.

Trying to locate the three Marines I pulled out of a bomb crater during Operation Allen Brook, May 1968. Biggy Spenser and Alfred Newman were wounded. We were known as ``Survivors of Allen Brook.’’ Contact: A.M. (Ramrod) Ramirez, 619 San Carlos St., Deming, NM 88030; 505-544-7265 or 505-525-5156.

Jamaican-born non-citizen, honorably discharged, U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran is now facing deportation. Wish to communicate with Jamaican-born nationals who served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam during the conflict. Contact: Fitzroy A. Young, 186-197, M.H.C., P.O. Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794.

Would like to locate veterans who served with me in H.H.C., 1st of the 14th Inf., 25th Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1966-67. Contact: Jerrell H. Bradley, #211-158, P.O. Box 8000, Conneaut, OH 44030.

Seeking details of events leading to death of my best friend, Sgt. Patrick L. Fricke, from Leclaire, Iowa. He was KIA March 7, 1971, while serving with Co. D., 503 Inf., 173rd Abn. Bde. Contact: Stephen C. Fosdick, 3506 Magnolia Ct., Bettendorf, IA 52722; 563-359-9418.

Nam vet, USMC, 1969, ``Tunnel Rat’’ seeking pen pals. In prison, but not guilty. All replies will be answered. Semper Fi. Contact: Burl Bilyeu, D46650, P.O. Box 409000, Ione, CA 95640.

Trying to locate William T. Ducey, RD-3, USS, Telfair (APA-210) to establish a claim with VA. We served together, 1965-67. Contact: Daniel Chamberlin, 16213 Charlemagne, E. Clinton Township, MI 48038; 810-263-9861; ac2547@wayne.edu

Searching for SP4 Tim McOrevy, 1st Bn., 28th Inf., 1st Inf. Div. I injured my right leg while taking a Huey during heavy gunfire. Need to confirm for PTSD claim and Purple Heart. Contact: Samuel Ortiz Rosa, P.O. Box 4044, Puerto Real, PR 00740-4044; 787-860-8934.

Trying to find a color copy of 127th Sig. Bn. that was in Korea during the late1950s and early 1960s. Contact: Jerry Brudos, Box 2593267, 2605 State St., Salem, OR 97310-1346.

Heavy Mortar Plt., 1/7th Arty., 1st. Inf. Div., Foxtrot, Phu Loi, Vietnam, February 1969 to March 1970. Looking for Corky Lira, Garry Acosta, Ron Storey, Ron Griffen, Walt Yeary, Dick McCampbell, Dave Gorgey, Lee Lampton. Contact: Dave ``Buzz’’ Honnick, 646 Miller Beach Rd., Owego, NY 13827; 607-761-5517; david.honnick@lmco.com

Trying to locate Sgt. Daniel Cox from Tennessee or Kentucky, stationed at Cam Ranh Bay, 1969-70, 12th Combat Support Grp., 557 TFS Chief on F-4C. Experienced loss of flight crew Thom Daffron and Charles F. Morley, February 18, 1970. Contact: Don Fisher, P.O. Box 932, Rochester, NH 03866-0932.

Trying to locate families of Capt. Thomas Carl Daffron, USAF pilot from Pickneyville, Illinois, stationed at Cam Ranh Bay 1969-70 and co-pilot Charles F. Morley. F-4C casualty date February 18, 1970, Laos. Contact: Don Fisher, P.O. Box 932, Rochester, NH 03866-0932.

Looking for old buddies Sam Caldwell, Clifford E. Kelley, John T. Manno, Wayne E. Smith, Walter B. Gilmore, William J. Hendricks, Johnny Holdorf, J.A. Ross, Biff McGullfresh, William Steen, Pete Pistola, Sgt. Painter, Pfc. Cubas, or anyone who served with me in Co. A, 9th Eng. Bn., 1st Shore Party Bn., 1st Mar. Div., 1345 Combat Operating Eng., Equip. Opr., Vietnam, June 1966-67. Contact: David N. Webb, Sr., 808 Cline St., Minden, LA 71055; 318-377-2550.

I served in Vietnam in late 1965 for two tours with Co. A, 1/327, 101st Div., and Co. C, 4/503, 173rd Abn. Bde. and was honorably discharged from Ft. Lewis, Washington, on my affidavit because my original military records were missing. Need original records dated February 9, 1965, to April 15, 1968. Contact: James E. Williams, A236131, Charles E. Egeler Correctional Facility, 3855 Cooper St., Jackson, MI 49201.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 3rd Med., 3rd Mar. Div., 1969, Quang Tri. Especially Buddha, Hawg, Arizona, and Wally. Contact: Bob ``Pigpen’’ Penn, 5130 Ramillie Run, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; 336-924-0610.

Trying to locate two former Marines who served with me in Vietnam to provide an eyewitness statement that we participated in at least one firefight. Due to an oversight, I did not receive my Combat Action Ribbon. Contact: George Clements, 7 Heather Sq., Middletown, CT 06457; 860-635-1609.

Would like to hear from anyone who remembers the night a dud mortar round landed in the CIF compound, 1971-72. I think Sgt. Werner was the one who had the mortar round disposed of and had a dog named Sgt. Roach. Contact: Jim ``Mack’’ McCreary, 800 Poplar St., Windber, PA 15963; jtik@msn.com

In August 1969 the AF English language school, Cholon, Saigon, was blown up by a car bomb. I was the Seabee who helped evacuate the wounded. I am trying to locate Col. Cole, who was the commanding officer, or anyone who might remember me. Contact: James Darnell, jdarne@fnbop.com

Trying to locate Lt. Charles ``Chuck’’ Molly, from Mt. Vernon, Texas. Big Red 1 (1st Inf.) and 1st and 28th Bn. (Black Lions) and also part of Bravo Co. I was his jeep driver, Vietnam, May 1968-69. Contact: Daniel J. Catanese, 125 Chris Cr., Waskom, TX 75692; 903-687-3179.

Looking for Pvt. R. Yeakey, U.S. Army, 1968-69, Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He later joined and retired from USAF, 1993. Contact: kingmm@earthlink.net

Trying to locate Garland ``Butch’’ Bailey, a Vietnam vet I served with at Dover AFB in early 1990s. I worked with him at 436th Airlift Wing Comm. and Nav. Systems Shop, 1988-90. Contact: David Kidwell, 1652 Farmington Dr., Cookeville TN 38501; 931-265-5868; kidwell@tnaccess.com

Si uno de mis amigos estan viendo esto o alguien mas que me conosca, por favor comunicense con migo. Contact: Jose A. Pantoja, papitin@coqui.net

Trying to locate the parents of Victor Hugh Best, my very best friend, who I witnessed KIA March 1967. I served with 1/11 Army ACR., A Trp., Xuan Loc, Vietnam. I met his father in Vietnam before Vic and I left for R&R. Contact: Henry R. Franken, 2598 29th St., Gobles, MI. 49055; 616-628-2617.

Looking for anyone who remembers L.C.M. 8s and Hatch Teams, Danang, 1966-67, handling 55-gallon drums that were loaded onto the Mike 8s, some of which were leaking. We washed the boat down on the return trip wearing only shower shoes. I am convinced the liquid was Agent Orange, but need documentation. Contact: Russell C. Ehlert, 13 Fallbrook Pk., Danielson, CT 06239-3820.

Looking for anyone who served with Danang Area Exchange (Pacex), 1971-72. Contact: Rich Ross, 242 Valley View Dr., Brillion, WI 54110.

Would like to hear from guys who served with 687th Eng. Co., 18th Eng. Bn., 35th Eng. Grp. Land Clearing, Vietnam, 1969. Contact: David C. Young, 421 S. New St., #1, Springfield, IL 62704; 217-522-0797.

Trying to find former members of the 37th Sig. Spt. Bn., Danang, 1970-71. Contact: Ed Gauthier, Heimweh1@aol.com

Looking for anyone who served with me in 9th Inf. Div., Pleiku, 1967. I was moved to 6th Conv. Ctr. and worked as MOS-94 F20 at 67th Evac., Qui Nhon, 1969-70. Especially looking for Hawkins from Beaumont, Texas, to help me verify that I worked in the ward with patients for PTSD claims. Contact: Dewitt Massie, 1707 N/W Baldwin, Lawton, OK 73507; 580-581-0834.

Searching for old friends, Matt Miotke, Bob Peebles, Lt. Kurick, Dan Odle, who served with 3rd Plt., Co. A, 1/502nd Inf., 101st Abn.-Airmobile, 1971. Contact: Jim McDonald, 4901 Hwy. D, Farmington, MO 63640; woodujim@socket.net

Trying to locate Stephen Comiskey who served with Co. A, 2nd Bn., 47th Inf., 1968-69. Contact: dchim@webtv.net

Would like to return a bible to the family of Pvt. G. Thomas Zacharzuk. The inscription reads ``To my beloved Sweetheart and Wife from her Everlasting Lover and Faithful Husband, Pvt. G. Thomas Zacharzuk. Contact: Robin Oquindo, robin@web10hosting.com

Looking for Jackie Stanton from Pennsylvania. We served with the 21st Supply and Service Co., Phan Rang, 1967-68. Our company nickname was ``Blackjacks.’’ Contact: Melvin Toma, 991-521 Pohue St., Aiea, HI 96701; PToma54486@aol.com

Looking for two Navy corpsman, Nicholas J. Longo and Oscar Willis who served with me in 3/3 Marine Corps., Vietnam DMZ, 1967. I served as a combat battalion surgeon. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, wants to take an oral history from me in November. Contact: John P. Miller, M.D., jpmiller567@webtv.net

Looking for anyone with information on William ``Billy’’ Fink, originally with Big Red One and transferred to C or D/3/22/25th Inf. Contact: dmmked@webtv.net

Looking for anyone who served with my father, Richard N. Schlue. Contact: Richard A. Schlue, richschlue@yahoo.com

Looking for Robert Jackson, from Bastrop, Louisiana. He served at Chennault AB, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1961. Contact: Joe K. Murch, nunny@flash.net

Looking for information on 101st Abn. Div., Co. B, 1/506 reunion. Also, Charles Nevels<4> from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Doug Lynch from Meza, Arizona. Contact: Art Taylor, chinook_704@msn.com

Trying to locate Ken Waldron, Portland, Oregon. Contact: Vilade, bowzer@kvinet.com

Looking for anyone who served in Quang Tri Province, Camp Evans, TOC Barbara area with 1/5 Cav., Co. A, Co. B, or HHC, including those attached to 1/77 Arty., August-September 1968 and remembers a UH-1D, UH-1H helicopter crash east of LZ Barbara, September 28, 1968, and/or the crash of a light observation helicopter, west of Camp Evans, September 27-28, 1968. Contact: Ussery, juss1@getgoin.net

Trying to locate a Marine that I wrote to during the Vietnam war, LCP Ken W. Juby. He served with Hotel Co., S-2 Scout, 2 Bn., 4th Reg., 3rd Mar. Div., 1967-68. I flew the MAC charters to Vietnam for over 5 years. Contact: Elaine L. Turner, etmanbeach@yahoo.com

Looking for anyone I served with in MCB Eleven, October 1966 to February 1968, and U.S. Naval Support Activity, Danang, February 1968 to March 1969. Contact: Robert (Murph) Haugen, haugendesigns@earthlink.net

Looking for Brian Stumpf and Dale Morrell who served with me in 723rd Main. Bn., Hdqts. Comp. Electronics Plt., Chu Lai, August 1968-69. Contact: James Patrick Shreve, psh@osage.net

Looking for anyone who served with my father, Jesse Leon Borders. He was born in Indiana and served three tours in Vietnam. I believe his home post was Ft. Carson, Colorado. He is buried in Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Would like pictures or anything that could help me with our family tree and info about my dad. Contact: R. Borders Beecher, RJBeecher@aol.com

Looking for anyone who served with my father, Ssgt. Garry Lee Kile. He was stationed in Thailand as an Air Force mechanic during the Vietnam War and died in 1981 from Hodgkins disease as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange. Contact: Krista Kile, mootpoint2@juno.com

Looking for shipmates who served on USS Atlanta IX 304 in Operation Sailor Hat, 1965. Contact: Paul Tutor, 406-356-2562; lucy@mcn.net

Would like to find the family of Lcdr. Donald Woloszyk who was listed as MIA, March 1, 1966. I bought a POW bracelet in the 1970s and would like to give it to his family. Contact: Terry Doughty, tldoughty@worldnet.att.net

Trying to located anyone who knew my uncle, 2nd Lt. Tyrone Sidney Pannell, a Marine who was KIA, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, November 30, 1965. Contact: Rony Pannell, Rony.Pannell@disney.com

Looking for David Allen Krause, who served, 1963-69, MOS-26L20, basic at Ft. Lenwood, Missouri; stationed in Thailand. Contact: Gerald Wilson, tlcgig@execpc.com

Would like to find a Marine, Ken W. Juby, whom I wrote to for two years during the Vietnam War, 1967-68. He served with Hotel Co., 3-2 Scout, 2 Bn., 4th Reg., 3rd Mar. Div. Contact: Elaine Turner, 1728 Oak Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; etmanbeach@yahoo.com

Looking for Brent David Hagen, AQ2, who served aboard USS Midway, 1974-76. Also, Robert D. Boyd, AMH2, AIMD Div., USS Midway. We participated in evacuation of Saigon, Operation Frequent Wind, 1975. Contact: Ronald Seif, 1237 Underwood SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506; 616-248-3936.

Trying to locate members of the 178th Replacement Co., 90th Replacement Bn., USARV, who served at Camp Alpha, Tan Son Nhut, 1969-70, to possibly form an association of members. Contact: James F. Dugan, 202 United States Ave., Lindenwold, NJ 08021-2641; 856-783-6944.

Looking for anyone who served with H.H.C., 299th Combat Engrs., Dak To, Vietnam,1969-70. Especially Terry Rex, Sgt. Barber, or John Ziegler. Contact: Erick Patterson, 12026 Beltsville Dr., Beltsville, MD 20705; 301-572-4936.

Looking for Mickey Anderson from the Mississippi Delta and Michael Jackson from Philadelphia who served with me in Co. B., 1st Bn., 503rd Inf., 173rd Abn. Bde., 1969-70. George Ross, AM-9000, P.O. Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426.

Trying to locate Pfc. Charles P. Wilson who was stationed in Germany, Bavaria, Erlangen at Ferris Barracks, 1964-66. Contact: John E. Fischer, 7 Wardon Rd., Putney, VT 05346; 802-387-4108.

Searching for anyone who served with 82nd Grp., 1st/83rd Field Arty., 24th Corps, Phi Bai, 1968-71. Contact: Ralph Purifoy, OTF-154578, Carson City, MI 48811-5000.

Trying to find Earl Seaver, Vermont, and Robert Sabastion, Massachusetts, who served in VA-174, NAS Cecil Field, Florida, 1972-75. Contact: Roy D. Richards, Box 477, Rootstown, OH 44272; richarr1@nationwide.com

Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in Germany, 1966-68, HQ, 1/32nd Armor, Friedberg, for possible reunion. Contact: Gentry Cohran, 9367 Buchanan Hwy., Dallas, GA 30157; 770-459-6496; cohrans4@prodigy.net

Trying to find basic training book (graduation), Ft. Dix., New Jersey, August 1966. Foxtrot Co. Sfc. Soto was company P.T. instructor. Contact: Randolph A. McGhee, 115 Humphrey St., S-C, Englewood, NJ 07631; 201-568-2014.

Looking for members who served with 111th Engrs. (WS), USAE Cav., Danang/Phu Bai, 1967-70, for a reunion. I have found Capt. Rabibeau, Top Ishii, Pat Antonelli, Chris D’Anna, Gillenwater, and R. Hiener. Contact: John D. LeGates, 43 Valley View Rd., High Bridge, NJ 08829; 908-638-6010; delfiascocorp@hotmail.com

Would like to contact any of my old squadron members from VR7-Det. A, Tachikawa, Japan, 1962-64. Contact: Luther Brackeen, 139 1st St., Verona, Tupelo, MS 38801; 662-566-7999.

Looking for anyone who served with Danang Area Exchange (PACEX), 1971-72. Contact: Rich Ross, 242 Valley View Dr., Brillion, WI 54110.

Looking for anyone who served with my husband, Tsgt. Donald L. ( Moose) Mansell, on Johnston Island, December 1972 to November 1973, to verify exposure to Agent Orange while moving 55-gallon barrel. Contact: Patricia Mansell, moose@nwark.net

Looking for family of 1st Lt. Kenneth Faulkner Rogers, from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was KIA in a helicopter crash in Pleiku, May 12, 1970. I have photos that I would like to give to his family. Contact: Doug S. Berg, 4037 Dolbil Dr., St. Louis, MO 63125; 314-638-1136.

Looking for anyone who served at USARV Advisor School, September 1970 to August 1971, especially Ssgt. John Baxendale Contact: booksdwj@aol.com

Searching for fellow Marines who served with HQ Btry., 4th Bn., 12th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., January 1967 to August 1968, Phu Bai, Dong Ha, Cam Lo. Contact: Eugene Walsh, catman2@pgtc.com

Searching for anyone who served in tech supply section with 136th Light Maint. Co., Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, February 1968-69. Contact: Paul Poliquin, pspoliquin@hotmail.com

Looking for anyone who served with E and E, OP-1 Contact: Orlando Vazquez, P.O. Box 3181, Carolina, PR 00984-3181; boda@ffbpr.org

Looking for my uncle, Anthony Blondel, whom I believe served in the U.S. Army and spent time in Germany as a military police. He is now a retired Master Sgt. Contact: paulvannieker@hotmail.com

Trying to locate Robert Weedon from Maryland. Contact: linn.a@nordiskfilmtv.se

Looking for anyone who may have known my cousin, SP4 Gerald (Jerry) Thomas Atkinson from Dubuque, Iowa. He tour of duty began September 30, 1969, and he became a casualty of hostile ground file on March 12, 1970. I have already met Doc and Cowboy. Contact: Karen Murphy-Griffin, kgriffin@amfam.com

Looking for Maj. William Otte, who served in MACV, Long Xuyen, 1968, to renew friendship. Contact: Clive Bond, clivebond@hotmail.com

Trying to locate anyone who remembers a kid from 566th who was run over while trying to drop a burning trailer on a convoy out of Cam Ranh Bay. The truck may have been from the 670th or the 442nd TC, 36th Tran. Bn. I really need to know his name. The time was late 1968 to early 1969. He was only in country about two weeks. Contact: Ron Kmetz, Ron_Kmetz@Emcore.com

Trying to find Michael Frye who served in Vietnam about 1966-68. I attended school with him at Riverside Community College, California. Contact: Susan Fristad, drcreech@mindspring.com




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