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January/February 2003 FYI FROM THE VA  





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Looking for anyone who served with my dad, Ernest Leroy Dunlap, from Dubois, Pennsylvania, in the Army during WWII in the Pacific theater. Would like to identify two patches on his Ike jacket; one is a seahorse and the other an anchor with a tommy gum through the middle. Contact: Bud Dunlap,

Looking for Charlie Company Squad Leader Marty H. Garcia USMC, 2nd Bn., 3rd Mar., 1st Bn., 27th Mar. He was originally from Wesminster, California, and was wounded in the neck. We were discharged at Camp Pendleton in 1969. Contact: Ken Davis, 854 Suzzane Ct., Langley, WA 98260.

Trying to locate anyone who served with Co. C, 62nd Eng. Bn., Bao Loc and Phan Rang, 1967, for PTSD claim. Also need name of warrant officer killed protecting an ARVN convoy that left Bao Loc. Contact: Pamela Davis,

Looking for a former member of my dad's squad by the name of Pendergast, who would have been in basic training in 1986-87. Contact: Schumacher,

Looking for former members of 5th Main. Bn., located near Qui Nhon, 1966-71. Contact: John T. Brown III, 972-238-3555;

Looking for anyone who served with my godfather, James "Batman" Schultz from Chicago. He served with A Co., 2nd Bn., 503rd Inf. Reg., 173rd Abn. Bde., and was KIA September 19, 1968. There are conflicting reports about where he was killed. Contact: Joy A. Dillard-Davis, 5434 Marquette Dr., Coloma, MI 49038;

Would like to hear from anyone who served with USMC, Flight Equipment, H&MS-15, Detachment A, Danang Airbase, 1972. Contact: Michael Larry Hayes,

Trying to locate Joseph E. McBride, USAID, Vietnam, 1968. He later served with U.S. State Department in Saigon during evacuation in 1975. Also, Willard Prior, USAID, Vietnam, 1968, or anyone else who trained at Ohana Nui, NHA 3, Honolulu. Contact: Al Straughan,

Looking for anyone who served with my father, William Lesher, a combat engineer in 25th Inf., Tropic Lighting, Vietnam, 1965. He is especially looking for Marion Sutton, Joseph E. Goode, Glen G. Carey, and Mr. Monahan. Contact: Marie Stamp,

Interested in locating a friend who served in Vietnam, Lawrence Julian Moore. He lived in Brooklyn before relocating to Saint Croix. Contact: Teresa Wilson, 5 Tennyson Ct., Sunbury 3429, Australia; 03-9740-3395;

Looking for anyone who served with B Btry., 2/20th Arty., 1st Cav. Div., January 1970 to March 1971, Phouc Vinh. Contact: Gary Taylor,

Looking for anyone who served with my uncle, Floyd Robert Davis of Arizona, who was KIA March 21, 1963. Family would like to know more about him. Contact: Stewart Mall,

Looking for anyone who served with my brother, Clayvon Dixon, 505th Eng.
., Vietnam, who died at the age of twenty-one. Need to find out about his units. Are there any good Internet sites? Contact: Barry Dixon,

Trying to locate William Charles Higham, who served in U.S. Army artillery, 1965-67. He is possibly living in the Pocanos in Pennsylvania. Contact: Lorene Phelps,

Trying to find guys who served in my unit, Ronald Settles, Timothy Gormely, Tommy Thrash, Bobby Joe Snell. Contact: Johnny Howard, 246 Claude Howard Rd., Deer Lodge, TN 37726; 423-965-3407;

Looking for anyone who served with HQ & HQ Co., 173rd Abn. Bde., 2/503rd Recon, 1966-67. Sgt. Gibson was KIA. Contact: Dennis Durdin, c/o M. Durdin Tucker, 3208 N. 10th St., Ocean Springs, MS 39564;

Would like to hear from anyone who served in Operations Sec., 661st Ord Co., Chu Lai, 1969-70 (ASP 105) and worked for or with me. Contact: Stuart A. Johnson, 22911 Lillehei Ave. E., Hastings, MN 55033; 651-335-3575.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 152nd MP Plt., 199th Lt. Inf. Bde., Vietnam, 1968-69. Especially Bill VonWalter, Mike Cothran, Moxley, Petty, Alphabet, and David Holt. Contact: Mickey Bright, #65554, 30-B, 1-67, Parchman, MS 38738.

Looking for anyone who served with Capt. Dean Allen, OICMI, Stratcom, Sig. Grp.22, Germany, 1972. Contact: Mark Clark, 12801 Fair Oaks Blvd, Apt. 98, Citrus Heights, CA 95610; 916-752-2243.

Looking for anyone who served with me as a security guard at Marble Mountain
site located south of 1st Mar., 3rd Amtrak Base, April 1968-69. Especially CO David George Shulz to verify events for combat medal. Contact: Robert C. Winkley,

Would like to hear from anyone who served in U.S. Army, 87th Eng. (Const.), Cam Ranh Bay, 1967-69. Contact: Stover, P.O. Box 21, Point Pleasant, WV 25550,

Trying to locate Richard M. Rodriguez, K Trp., 3rd Recon., 14th Armored Cav., Bad Hersfeld, Germany, 1964-66. Contact: Jessie Frank Brooks, 555 Fairfax Ave., Apt. E, Colonial Heights, VA 23834; 804-524-0059.

Searching for all former basic trainees and permanent party personnel of 3650th Basic Military Training Wing, Sampson AFB, Romulus, New York, 1950-55. Also former POWs or their families. Would like to record into our "Memory Log." Contact: William Thomas, 100 W. Edward St., Iselin, NJ 08830-1120; 732-549-9634;

Looking for anyone who served with Jerry Alan Sweet of Lebanon Springs, N.Y., KIA April 16, 1968. Family and friends want to know. Contact: Chris Stirling, NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs, 5 Empire State Plaza, Suite 2836, Albany, NY 12223-1551; 518-486-3720;

ISO Friends of Nguyen Ngoc Hai

I am writing on behalf of my mother to report to your members about my wonderful father, Nguyen Ngoc Hai, a patriotic soldier who put his life at risk to help Amercian military forces fight communism in Vietnam. Unfortunately, my father was caught, hung up on a pole, and executed on March 10, 1975, in Quang Duc Province.

My father worked for the CIDG, 5th U.S. Special Forces Team, Duc Lap Outpost Team 119, 36th Platoon Reconnaissance Unit, Sector II in Dak Sak-Tho Hoang. He worked under the command of Chief Adviser LTC Julian, MSG Gregory, CPT Hoang Phung, LT Ho Duc Vinh. Some American friends visited my family's home in Xa Doai Parish. They include: LT Hill, CPT Poor, LT Morrow, LT Heavy, MSG Kool, and MSG Kerr.

My hope is that these and other friends of my father will contact me or my mother, who has tried very hard to recall all of these memories. Contact: Brian Tran, 1900 N. Underwood St., Arlington, VA 22205; 202-535-2653 (work); 703-244-2119 (home);


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