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March/April 2003 FYI FROM THE VA  





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We would like to return a dog tag found in Bien Hoa perimeter, 1967, belonging to Johnnie Amormino. Contact: Dap, 14905 Fairway St., Livonia, MI 48154-5106.

Looking for John McCourt who served in Vietnam in 1977 and was employed at the VA in Philadelphia. Trying to get together a reunion of the Men's Club. Contact: Larry Goldenberg, 3969 Constance Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19114;

Revoal's brother is looking for Garrison Warren or Skinny Flint. Contact: Junius "Wali" Revoal,

Looking for anyone stationed at PX Depot, Cha Rang Valley (Camp Radcliff), who knew Charles "Widdie'' Warner who supposedly committed suicide April 1971. He was a guard with the post exchange (possibly attached to 173rd) and died in his hooch. Contact: Jim Echols, P.O. Box 2112, Kernersville, NC 27285; 336-992-4047;

Author seeks former members of 1st Bn., 7th Cav., 1965-72, Vietnam and family members who will discuss their experiences for planned history of the battalion. Contact: 770-499-0409;

Looking for anyone who served with 125th Sig. Bn., 1966 or who has picture of Purple Heart awarded to me for July 26, 1966. Contact: Doyle Splawn, 195 Crawford Rd., Chesnee, SC 29323; 864-461-3815 or 864-706-0745;

Looking for drill instructors SSgt. Giesie, Sgt. Baines, Cpl. Scott, Plt. 319, Parris Island, South Carolina, May 1964. Contact: Charles J. Glynn,

Looking for anyone who served with me at 12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu Chi, Vietnam, 1966-67, where I served as a clinical specialist. Contact: William Childress, 1641 Candlewood Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412;

Searching for John Judd from Kentucky or Tennesse whom I corresponded with during his service in the Vietnam War while I lived in Middle Village, New York. Contact: Ann Fuccello, 561-630-4937 or 561-358-6391.

Searching for anyone who served on USS Cayuga LST 1186, E&R Div., on her first cruise to Vietnam or when she came under fire rescuing SEALS in Hue/Quang Tri area or during PUC from the Philippines. Contact: Roger L. Kopf, 1126 13th Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410; 402-874-9057; or

Looking for anyone who served with me in 1st S&T, 1st Inf. Div., 1969-70. Contact: Raymond Bly, or

Looking for anyone who served with my brother, Samuel Bell, who did his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, and served in Vietnam. He was killed in 1984 in a car accident. Contact: Nancy Stratton,

Looking for airmen who served with my father, Steven Keitz, USAF, Kontum, 1965-66. Contact: Shane Keats, Oddcast Media Technologies, 589 8th Ave., 11th Flr., New York, NY 10018; 212-375-6290, ext. 204; 917-658-1259 (cell);

Looking for anyone who served with U.S. Army, 87th Eng. (Constr.), 1967-69, Cam Ranh Bay. At first, I wanted to forget Vietnam. Now, I would like to remember those with whom I served. Contact: Stover, P.O. Box 21, Point Pleasant, WV 25550;

Planning a tour of Vietnam veteran reunions this year and would appreciate any information or sources of information available. I am a 101st Airborne SVN veteran. Contact: Marcus Leddy,

Looking for anyone who served with my brother, Richard Bryan Potter, in U.S. Army to learn about his experiences. Contact: Brad Potter, 3040 SE Concept Ln., Port Orchard, WA 98367;

Looking for anyone who served with my uncle, Duncan Albert Warwick, Co. B, 1/505, 3rd Bde., 82nd Abn., Vietnam, 1968-69. He was originally from Fort Polk, Louisiana. Contact: John,

Looking for anyone who flew a civilian plane from Unidom, Thailand, to Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, August to December 1968. Plane stopped in Nha Trang runway and was sprayed with Agent Orange and consumed by smoke and fumes. Contact: Wilber Knox, 5807 Timbertap Ln., Charlotte, NC 28215; 704-563-7826.

Looking for Kenneth (Dingle F.) Walker, Ronald Womack, Tom Jones, from New Jersey, Carlos Ramos, Wally Peters, Dave, and Dennis who served with Co. C, 1/12 1st Cav. (AMBL), 1968-69. Also trying to complete roster of those KIA from Co. C. Contact: Alan VanDan, 219-988-2951;

Looking for anyone who served with my brother, James "Jimmy" Steele. I believe he was a staff sergeant in the Army and possibly involved in My Lai. Contact: Karen Pfeiffer,

Looking for any relative of my best friend, Hugh V. Best, who was KIA, Pho Lon, Vietnam, March 14, 1967. We both served in A Co., 1/11 ACR, 1966-67. He died right in front of me. Contact: Henry R. Franken, 25980-29th St., Gobles, MI 49055; 269-628-2617.

Looking for anyone who served in USAF, both stateside and Vietnam, with Caribou units, 1966-72. Most were stationed at Cam Ranh, Phu Cat, and Vung Tau. Contact: Bill Avon, or

Seaching for John C. Dolan from Brighton, Massachusetts, who was a friend of my father during their service in Vietnam. Contact: Chris Amirault,

Searching for Ronald Holsinger who served with me in 1st, 92nd Field Arty.,
Central Highlands and Pleiku. Contact: John "Mac" Maguire, 603-329-7282;

Seaching for USAF pilot Capt. Robert Satterfield who served with me at R.A.F. Station, Chelveston, near Rushden Northants and who also doubled as a civil engineer. He later served in Vietnam. Contact: Dennis Pell, 8 Rushmere Close, Islip, Kettering, Northants, UK NN14-3LG.

Looking for anyone who served with Edward P. Rice, a WWII veteran who served with C Co., 133rd Inf., 34th Div. and was KIA May 7, 1945, in Italy. Contact: Michael Seronko, 760-564-0351;

Trying to locate team members from K Co., 3rd Bn., 4th Mar. Div., Operation Hastings, Vietnam, 1966. Also, M-60 Weapons Plt. and Hotel 2/4 Weapons Plt., 1966-67. Contact: Dale L. Inman, 210 Overbay Rd., Sandpoint, ID 83864; 208-263-8420.

Would like to locate or correspond with members of Co. B, 86th Combat Eng., Bearcat, Vietnam, March 1967-68, or other attached units. Wick, Ingold, Nolen, Fish, Frederick, Church, where are you? Also looking for photos of Operations Akron, Emporia, and Delta Weapons Cache. Contact: Jerry D. Catron, Route 5, Box 1074, Monticello, KY 42633; 606-348-5421.

Looking for Pvt. William Morales from Puerto Rico who served at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, 1974-75, as his A.I.T. The last-known duty station was Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, 1978. Contact: Esther Johnson-Martinez, 120 S. 200 W., #100, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, 801-577-6437.

Would like to contact anyone who knew SP4 Paul C. Hamby, Jr., HQ Co., 1st Avn. Bn., 1st Inf. Div. He was from Brandon, South Carolina, and was reported KIA November 1966. Contact: Scotty Blaikie, 1264 Sunset Avenue NE, Leeds, AL 35094; 205-699-6966.

Searching for Ernest Friedel who served with USAF, 35th TFW, Phan Rang AFB, 1969. I served with No. 2 Squad, Royal Australian Air Force. He left Vietnam before I did, and I was not able to obtain a contact address. Contact: Peter Ruston,

Trying to locate Peter LeMasters from Indiana who served in Vietnam and the RAF, Kirknewton Base, Edinburgh, in 1961. We met during his visits to the convent of the Good Shepherd in Edinburgh. Contact: Wilma (Fulton) Stevenson,

Looking for anyone who served with 1st Signal Bde., Command Communications Co., Long Binh, March 1971-72, for a possible reunion. I was the company clerk. Contact: Brian T. Jones,

Attempting to locate Navy pilot Michael West who served in or around the Philippines in 1975 and may have been assigned to a ship in Okinawa. He was born in Illinois and later moved to Hawaii. Contact: Charles,

Incarcerated veteran who served in U.S. Army as Ordinance Section sergeant, seeking Desert Storm veterans as pen pals and for moral support. Contact: David Shabazz, #201038; Holman Unit 3700 (Honor Dorm), Atmore, AL 36503.

Trying to locate MSgt. Earl Norman and SP2 George Ayala or anyone who
served with Co. D, 1st Bn., 35th Inf. Contact: Alfred H. Miller, #532543, Northeast Correctional Center, 13698 Airport Rd., Bowling Green, MO 63334.

Trying to locate Marines who served with 1st Div., 11th Reg. and were on outposts and observation posts, Danang, 1969. Also, anyone involved in fight on Hills 247 and 327 behind Div. Ridge, February 23, 1969; and Golf 2/5 Reg., September 1969 on Hill 364. Contact: Robb C. Babbitt, 180 Ripley St., #4, Camarillo, CA 93010; 805-383-2095; 909-658-3916.

Combat Marine looking for all unit members who served with Kilo Co., 3/1, 1st Mar. Div. and remember Operation Pipe Stone Canyon, summer of 1969 with 1st Bn. in support sweeping Dodge City. Also looking for early members of VVA Chapter 396 to help with PTSD claim. Finally, Chapter 190 needs help with disability claims. Contact: Allen Gunderson, #177292, Holman Unit-3700, Atmore, AL 35603.

Looking for Capt. Dean Allen, Okmi, STRATCOM, Sig. Grp. 22, Germany, 1972. Contact: Mark Clark, 12801 Fair Oaks Bl., #98, Citrus Heights, CA 95610; 916-753-2243.

Trying to locate Larry Hines or Lt. Hendricks, USMC, Co. C, 2nd Plt., 3rd Bn., 3rd Mar. Div. Hines was a photographer who served aboard the USS
Currituck, 1968. Also, anyone who remembers me going in country. Contact: Gerald Denton, P.O. Box 3322, Show Low, AZ 85902-3322.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 82nd Abn., HQ Trp., 1st Squadron, 17th Cav., Dominican Republic, 1965-66. I have 8mm film of the island, search and seizure patrols, and film of XVII Corp. Contact: David Gester, 887 Pinecrest Dr., Grants Pass, OR 97526;

Looking for anyone who served with Co. D, 31st Eng. Bn., 11th Cav., Blackhorse, 1968-69. Contact: A.L. Sandlin,

Wanted: your most comic-to-bizarre encounters during your Vietnam tour for possible publication. Full credit provided, confidentiality assured as requested; equal distribution of any proceeds. Contact: Jim Barker, 4941 Dickson Dr., San Jose, CA 95111; 408-226-6204.

Would like to locate Robert Hall from Georgia who served with Army Security Agency (ASA), 318 Bn., Herzo Base, Germany, 1969-71. Contact: Alice Myhre Wiggins, 360-966-4787; or Ken Mhyre, 360-988-6705.

Looking for former members of Advisory Team 92, Go Cong Province. Contact: Dean M. Hogan, P.O. Box 34, Brookhaven, NY 11719; 631-286-6249;

Looking for anyone who served with 4th Inf. Div. when James D. Ames was
KIA May 14, 1968, in possible ambush in Kontum Province. Msgt. Dutton may have been a witness. Need to verify a PTSD stressor. Contact: Jim Riesenberg, Veterans Service Office, Courthouse, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081; 920-459-3054;

Looking for anyone with information about Capt. Bruce S. Gibson, U.S. Army, helicopter scout pilot (call sign Pony), 1st Aviation Bn., 1st Inf. Div., Phu Loi, who was KIA September 11, 1969. Red Hayes (his crew chief) survived crash. Would like more information about incident for closure. Contact: Gerry Wright, 248-874-7589; 800-632-2370;

Looking for anyone who served with YFU or USMC, NAV Support, Danang, 1966-67 shore party Hue or Dong Ha for PTSD claim. Contact: James R. Floyd, Sr., 828-668-0595;

Searching for anyone who served with Kenneth Grubbs, U.S. Army, Hamburger Hill. Would like pictures, stories, and information about the awards he received to share with his children and grandchildren. Contact: Adam W. Thomas,

Looking for anyone who served with 5th Main. Bn., Phu Tai, Vietnam. Contact: John T. Brown III, 972-238-3555;

Looking for Air Force jet mechanic William Thomas Delaney, Nha Trang, 1967-69. Contact: Barbara Crawford (Buckingham),

Trying to locate an old friend, Phillip A. Grimm from Cleveland, who served with USSAD, Cam Ranh, B Troop. Contact: Mary Jasura,


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