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December 2004 FYI FROM THE VA  





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Trying to locate John Stewart/Stuart from Louisiana, whom I believe served in the Army in 1972 and was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. Contact: Darlene Norwood English, Living in Cleveland Center, 4208 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103; 216-321-0022 (home); 216-781-5422;

Looking for Lloyd Dillingham from Arkansas who served in Vietnam  and worked on a road crew. Contact: 
Looking for recruiters during the Vietnam War to provide information on what would have been offered a veteran who returned to civilian life to re-enlist. I need the information for a novel that I am writing. Contact: Paul Densmore,
Looking for Walter Mitchell or family members to return items I found in a truck, specifically his discharge papers dated 1946 and a leather wallet and picture of him dated 3/28/46 taken at Camp Atterbury. His last address was Louisville, Kentucky. Contact: 

Looking for anyone who served with me in D Trp., 2nd Sqd., 1st Cav., Vietnam, 1969-70, Pleiku and Phan Thiet. In May 1969, our group was transferred to Task Force South, Phan Thiet, and attached to 1st Field Force and later 2nd Sqd., 1st Cav. I left Vietnam in October 1970 for reassignment to 2nd Armored Div., Ft. Hood. Contact: Pat Bell, 2468 Attala Rd. 5238, Ethel, MS 39067;
Trying to locate anyone who served with 1883rd Comm. Sqd., Phu Cat AB, 1967, for possible reunion. Contact: Gene Argabright, 704-938-3290; 

Searching for family of Alger E. Durell, Jr., from California who served with 519 MI Bn. and was KIA April 6, 1967, in a chopper crash. Also searching for Lt. Doug Simpson from Pennsylvania; Capt. James Davis from North Carolina; and Leonard P. Connely from Columbia, Tennessee. Contact: Donald R. Stacks, 

Searching for Wilken Slen or family members to return Zippo lighter engraved “Wilken Slen, Pleiku 70.” Contact: Marc van Buuren, 
Searching for Robert Perkins from Havre, Montana, who served with U.S. Army, Germany, 1964-65 (Birkenfeld or Neubruecke), and also in the Vietnam War. Contact: Maréchal Marguerite,

Looking for those assigned to U.S. Army, B-11-4, 2nd Plt., Ft. Knox Basic Training, May to July 1969, especially Vorick, Whitney, Moreford, Puckett, Thames, Silva, Parker, Ledanyi, Martin, Misiasz, Poteet, Jones, and Brennan. Also Ernie Rose and James Porter, who served with 3rd Plt. Most were draftees from Michigan. Contact: Gerry Wright, 248-874-7589 or 800-632-2370;

Searching for Dr. Robert Frost and Spec. Charles Austin who were in medical dispensary of field hospital, Camp Horn, Danang, July 1972, while I was assigned to 277th S&S Co.,334th for PTSD claim. Contact: Neil R. Hartwick, 4208 Nofze Hwy., Hawks, MI 49748;

Seeking anyone who served with my deceased husband, G. Wudtke, at Kaden, Kunsan, Osan, Tainan, or CCK Airbases, 1973-75. Also assisting another veteran to locate anyone who served with VQ1, Atsugi, Japan, 1968-69. Contact: Laurie Wudtke, 
Trying to find anyone who served with me at Camp Tein Sha, near Danang at the base of Monkey Mountain, November 1967-68. I was a Seabee BU3 and drove personnel out to the field. Contact: Les Otto, 
Looking for anyone who served in USMC with my brother, Lcpl. John Doss Allen, who died on May 24, 1970, in Quang Nam Province. Contact: Sue Ann Allen O’Shea,

Trying to locate anyone who served with me in Ammo Co., Qui Nhon. Contact: Clinton Runyan,

Looking for crew members who served aboard USS Constellation (CVA- 64), October 1972 to February 1974, to verify near mutiny by crew members; a nuclear weapon that fell from an aircraft onto the hangar bay deck; an anti-American riot in Japan; and the death of a crew member who was sucked through a jet engine. Contact: Reginald Bourgoin, P.O. Box 692, Madawaska, ME 04756;

Looking for brothers who worked at Saigon Aerial Mail Terminal, Tan Son Nhut AB, April to December 1970, especially R.L. Gandy from Chicago, Stanley R. Royal from Milwaukee, and Fussel from Camden, New Jersey. I worked breakdown. Contact: Robert A. Brooks, Jr., 67 Melville Ln., Willingboro, NJ 08046; 609-835-4664 or 609-689-2260.

Looking for anyone who served with Timothy DePaepe in CSC 5th Bn., 7th Cav., 1st Cav. Div., 1976-81. He was stationed in Germany, 1977-78. Contact: Joetta DePaepe, 104 Aspen Cir., North Richland Hills, TX 76180; 817-581-4942; 

Looking for anyone who served with J.J. Buterbaugh, Attack Squad 152, aboard USS Oriskany (CVA-34), 1964-66. Contact: Joetta DePaepe, 104 Aspen Cir., North Richland Hills, TX 76180; 817-581-4942; 

Seeking Russel Rhodes and  Mike J. Stevens, HHC 4th ID, Vietnam, 1966, and Robert Burns, D Trp. 1/10 Cav., 4th Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1966-67. Contact: Dennis Jorgensen, P.O. Box 278, Green River, WY 82935; 307-875-0255. 

Looking for veterans from Brooklyn, New York, willing to be interviewed for oral history project and possible publication. Contact: Philip F. Napoli, History Department, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210;

Would like to hear from Marines who served with Plt. 255, Parris Island, 1968; AO School, NAS, Jacksonville, 1968-69; HMS 12, Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1969; and HMS 11 Bomb Dump, near Hill 327, 1969-70. Contact: George Marley, 16100 Space Center, #1309, Houston, TX 77062-6235; 281-480-7397; 
Looking for anyone who served with D Co., 13th Eng. Bn., Camp Casey, Korea, 1964-65; A Co., 13th Eng. Bn., Camp Kiser, Korea, 1969-70; deployed from Ft. Lee with 588th Combat Eng. Bn., 1965; HHC/C Co., 2nd Eng. Bn., Camp Castle, Korea, 1977-78; and A Co. 37th Eng. Bn., D Co. 547th, Taylor Bks Germany, 1958-1961. Contact: Paul Grigsby, P.O. Box 941, North Tazewell, VA 24630; 276-979-0132.
Looking for anyone who served with me aboard USS Hermitage (LSD- 34), August 9, 1967, when almost sunk at Red Beach, north of Danang, especially Capt. Mathews, Cherney, Hamilton, Wartluft. I was ship’s photographer and would like to write  about the crew’s heroics. Contact: Al Blanche, Box 149, Attica, NY 14011-0149.
Searching for John Michael Brown who served with USMC, 1967-68. Contact: Neil Bourjaily,

Looking for anyone who served with me in MAG-12, Group Guard, Chu Lai, December 1966 to January 1968. Contact: Ellison Davison, 1232 Sherbrooke Ct., Macon, GA 31204; 

Looking for anyone who served with me in 2nd Sqd., 1st Cav., 4th Inf. Div., B Trp., 3rd Plt., 32 Track, May to December 1968, and also HHQ Recon. Plt., 2nd Bn. Mech., 2nd Inf., 1st Inf. Div., 62 Track, January to March 1968. Contact: Mike Daly, 13182 Dixon Rd., Dundee, MI 48131;

Looking for members of Charlie Btry., 1st Bn., 12th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., who have not been placed on our C-1-12 Directory. Contact: Mike Hoskins, or John Fedyslyn, 352-750-2122;
Looking for fellow paratroopers who served with 82nd Abn. Div., 3rd Bde., 2nd Bn. (Airborne), 505th Inf., who went to Turkey in late 1972. Contact: Danny King, 2870 2A106, Jefferson City Correctional Center, 8200 Fenceline Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Looking for members of Chinook crew, Robert W. Parker, Phillip E. Crossan, Wade D. Bender, and Barry J. McAlee, who served with B Co., 228th Avn. Bn. They rescued me from a very sticky situation in early October 1966. Contact: H. Cliff Goodson, 12309 Woodland Ave., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112; 505-293-0725.
Trying to locate anyone who served with me in 459th Sig. Bn., HHC Co., Nha Trang, 1970-71, especially Terry E. Fox, John Cocoran, Ed Summers, Peter Bush, Lonnie Quigley, and Dennis Palmacha. Contact: Howard L. Shorr, 410-549-9632. 

Would like to contact anyone who served with me aboard USS Krishna (ARL-38), An Thoi, 1967-68, especially Tim Logan, Bob Hellman, Bob Coursey, Lt. Green, Bob Surdej, Willie Tucker, and Chief Cruz. Contact: Jack Campbell, 3111 Fallow Field Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

Trying to locate family of Capt. Patrick Carroll, Jr., 11/2/69, to return POW/MIA bracelet that I have had since 1970. Contact: William B. Shelton, 6321 Covered Bridge Rd., Gladys, VA 24554; 434-283-4489.
Looking for Milo H. “Smitty” Schmidt or anyone else who served with me in 442nd Trans. Co., Cam Ranh Bay, November 1966-67. Contact: Calvin W. Clouse, P.O. Box 442, New Hampton, NH 03256; 603-286-9598.
Would like to locate Joe Baca who served with me in Cam Ranh Bay, 1967-69, or anyone who served with me in Dong Tam on APL-30. Contact: Ralph White, 26899 Cat Creek Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659; 
Looking for anyone who served with H&HS MAC G-18, 1st MAW, Danang, April 1969 to March 1970. Contact: Kenneth D. Washington, Sr., 836 Ellis Rd., Donalds, SC 29638; 864- 379-3399.
Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in VA-22, WestPac ‘73 aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), especially Feley, Pierce, Crow, and Howard. Contact: Bill Horne, 1204 First St., Galena Park, TX 77547.
Looking for anyone who left Ft. Benning with me August 1965 for Vietnam aboard USS Buckner. I was assigned to Bravo Co., 2/12th Cav. Div. (Airmobile) base camp, An Khe, especially Kelly, Boyce, Zabec, Glotfelty, Donald Stump. I caught malaria and was sent to Naval Hospital in Yukusko, Japan. Also need to verify combat and Agent Orange spray at Pleiku, October 1965, and also looking for pictures. Contact: Freddie “TJ” Slaughter, 1243 Sylvania Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44121-2524;

Looking for Sgt. A.R. Slonskis, H&S Co., 1/7, 1st Mar. Div., 1967-69. Also, SSgt. Art Schulte, 2/9, Camp Pendleton, 1973-74, from Oregon who drove a green Chevy Blazer. Contact: Frank R. “Hershberger” King, E3202 770th Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751-5804.
Looking for anyone who served with Co. C, 41st Sig. Bn., Cam Ranh Bay, 1965-66, and also MACV Advisory Team 40, Duc My, 1965-66, especially Sgt. Wilmeth, SP4 Roy Wagner, SP4 John Shimko, SP4 Ron Casebeer, and Sp4 Steve Bacaski. My nickname was “Wide Track.” Contact: Randy W. Wagner, 110 Oakwood Dr., Newton, IA 50208- 933; 641-792-6668.
Searching for Lt. Larry Wardell and other members of unit who discovered wreckage of helicopter shot down near FB Vehgel on 4/24/68. Sister of Ralph Fredenberg, who was KIA in that crash, would like to correspond with whoever knew her brother. Contact: Milo Overstreet, 2512 N. Cambridge, Roswell, NM 88201;
Looking for anyone who served with me in 498th Dustoff Medical Recovery, Qui Nhon,1971-72. Contact: Bruce Kale, 789640, Ellis Unit, 1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77343.
Looking for Navy corpsmen, WAVES, and any others stationed at Navy Hospital, Camp Pendleton, 1962-64. Contact: Bob Taylor, 6861 E. Hawthorne Cr., Tucson, AZ 85710; 520-444- 0664. 

Looking for David Bukinski, Capt. Ziper, David Bahan who served with me aboard the Saratoga, Squadron VA105, Gulf of Tonkin, 1972-73. Need information to verify I was member of Brown Shirt, Plane Captain and verification of any wounded pilots we helped. Contact: Dallas Browning, 1796 Rocky Face Mt. Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681; 828-632-0039.
Looking for women who served in any branch of service, from era, who were discharged for pregnancy. Also, any children whose mothers were discharged for pregnancy. Contact: Carolyn Tyler, 4524 W. Morgan Ave., Greenfield, WI 53220; 414-545-2366; or visit web site at
Looking for anyone who served with me in 585th T.C. driving tractor trailers in Central Highlands, 1966-67, especially Calvin (Sneaky) Synder, Jim Spero, Frank Lanza, Tony Luckas, Frank Burnett. Contact: Joseph J. Michalski, 3811 S. Hartford Dr., Saginaw, MI 48603; 989-792-9195.
Looking for anyone who served with me in U.S. Army, 815th Eng. Bn., H.Q. Co., 937th Grp., Pleiku, 1967-68. Contact: Joel Schultz, 861 Kilsyth Rd., Elizabeth, NJ 07208; 908- 54-9234.
Looking for anyone who knew Floyd R. (Sandy) Rhodes from Texas, who served with me in 509th Radio Research Group, 224th Aviation Bn., Tan Son Nhut Airbase, Saigon, October 1966-67. Contact: Kenneth E. Kight, 10 Graben Dr. NW, Rome, GA 30165; 706-234-6652;
Trying to locate Lt. R.C. Linsay, 4th Bn., 42nd Arty., 4th Inf. Div. We also served a forward observer team with Bravo Co., 1st Bn., 22nd Inf., 4th Div. He was wounded in 1967 in Central Highlands, probably around Dak To. His call sign was “68” and mine was “68 Alpha.” Contact: Arthur Faiella, 400 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025; 917- 804-6361.
“Speedy” would like to locate Lymon Tidwell from Tennessee and Raymond Overdeer from Alabama who served with me in 3/60, 9th Inf. Div., 1967-68, to thank them for saving our lives while under attack near “Snoopy Nose” in the Delta. Contact: Gilbert Gonzales, 2883 W. Roxborough Park, West Valley City, UT 84119; 801-250-8778.
Looking for anyone who was stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany, September 1960 to January 1961, especially anyone who volunteered to be advisers in Vietnam or served with 84th Ordnance Co., February 1961 to May 1962, in Kaiserslautern. Contact: Vincent Perrera, 20 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701; 914-841-0183.
Incarcerated Vietnam veteran who served with Big Red One, 1966-67, and who suffers from PTSD and Agent Orange-related illness, seeks help in reentering society. Contact: Theodore A.A. Bray, Jr., #548305; 1697-FM 980, Ellis Unit, Huntsville, TX 77343. 

Looking for soldiers stationed at 8th Radio Research Field Station (313th ASA Bn.), Phu Bai, November 1967-68, especially Bob Stillman from Hayward, California; Norwood Byrd; John Haywood; and other hooch mates. Contact: Paul Maidel, P.O. Box 2503, Tualatin, OR 97062-2503; 503-780-2731;

Looking for anyone who served with Edward Darl “Fish” Hering, Co. D, 4th Bn., 3rd Inf., 11th Inf. Bde., who was hit during Tet 1968 near Chu Lai and lost both legs due to a land mine. He recovered in Denver Hospital. Contact: Jaimie Hering, 1048 Fern Ave., Grand Marsh, WI 53936.
Trying to find Sgt. Peter Burgess who was stationed in St. Albans, Vermont, with 764th Radar Sqd., 1973-74. He and I worked in Radar Ops and exchanged orders for Vietnam so he could bring his wife and children to the States. Contact: Myron E. Dunbar, 5 Murray Dr., St. Albans, VT 05478; 802-524-9619;
Incarcerated veteran, Basic/AIT, Ft. Dix, Field Wireman/Artillery, 4/76 Arty., Korea, 1968-69, 3rd of 6th Arty., Ft. Meade, 1969-70, VAMC, Syracuse, 1971-72 with mental health issues whose disability claim is currently at Board of Appeals seeks and enjoys letters and communicaton. Contact: Michael S. Sayko, #280392, 13800 McMullen Hwy., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Looking for anyone who served with Walter Michael Usiak, H&MS 16, HMM 262. He served as a doorgunner stationed at Marble Mountain. He was in the service 1967-71; in Vietnam, 1970-71. Contact: Rebecca Usiak, 424 Mang Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217; 716- 310- 4759.
Looking for anyone who served with my cousin, Frank Zydzik, Jr., from Wisconsin in 2nd Plt., Delta Co., 3/21, 196th LIB, May 1969, and was KIA January 7, 1970. Contact: Lee Smolen, 1904 Santa Barbara Dr., Waukesha, WI 53189; 
Looking for anyone who attended Ft. Polk, Co. B, 2nd Bn., 4th C&S Bde., Cook School, January to February 1969, and also served with HHB, 1st Air Cav Div. Arty., May 1969 to April 1970. Contact: Tracy Johnson, 103 Stone Branch Bottom, Chapmanville, WV 25508; 304-855-9579.
Would like to hear from anyone who served with 363rd Aviation Support Detach., Phan Thiet, 1968-69. Remember Commander Cleveland Petite and SSgt. McCoy? Contact: Robert U. Johnson, 3006 Linwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21234; 410-882-4520. 

Looking for anyone who witnessed a vehicle being hit by dump trucks from 3rd Eng. Bn. outside of Phu Loi between September and October 1970 that killed Vietnamese civilians and children (for PTSD claim). Contact: Robert L. Hicks, P.O. Box 40, Newark, MD 21841; 

Looking for Cpt. Gordon R. Exley III, Lt. Larry D. Inman, Lt. William A. Joyce, Lt. Alfonza Ware, Lt. James M. Holcombe, and  Lt. Robert J. Martin, who served with D Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div., May 31, 1970. Contact: Gerald McDaniel, 624 N. Hwy. A, Lamar, MO 64759; 417-884-5104. 

Please send photo if your unit had an extraordinary, rare, or special crest or logo on its vehicles. Contact: Norman Ryman, #137652, P.O. Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794-0534.  Looking for anyone who served with me in 557th Light Maint. Co., Cam Ranh Bay, September 1971-72. Contact: Vernard Eden, 2835 N. 45th St., Miwaukee, WI 53210; 414-899-0388.
Searching for name of “Doc” Corpsman and administrative assistant who recorded my head injuries and severe concussion when we departed January 1, 1968, off USS Iwo Jima, and around the third week of January 1968. The FLSG-B at Quang Tri/Ammunition Storage huts got hit and at least five people were killed. Contact: Milton M. Chee, P.O. Box 1775, Crownpoint, NM 87313; 505-786-5700.
Trying to locate Spc. Robert Mills from Newton, Iowa, who served with me in 546 Med. Detach., Ft. Benning, 1971. Would like to pay for damages to your car. Also looking for Spc. Warren “Squirrel” Millet from Louisiana to repay debt. We met at U.S. Army Hospital, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 1971. Contact: Phillip M. Garter, MS Dept. Corrections, No. 04491, Unit 28, B-Zone, Parchman, MS 38738.


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