The Official Voice of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. ®
An organization chartered by the U.S. Congress

September/October 2005






The Locator is intended to help veterans find former fellow servicemembers.  We do not run items for those seeking employment, selling merchandise, or "personal" ads.  Nor do we run notices for children searching for absent parents.  VVA does not guarantee the accuracy of any information, nor does VVA endorse any group, individual, or cause cited herein.
Seeking Capt. Price and Lt. Arrington who served with Co. D, 1/6th U.S. Inf., 198th LIB, Americal Div., or any non-comms who did not receive air medal. Also, let’s talk about a reunion. Contact: Sam Maggio,
Searching for buddies who served in 27th Ordnance Maint. Bn., 1st Air Cav. Div., not sure if it was C Detachment or HQ Co., Vietnam, 1967-68. I remember LZ English and also incident where Blake from the Carolinas was driving a 10-ton wrecker when mortar fire struck and pinned down and killed one passenger. I also have pictures of a few of the guys. Contact: Abelardo G. (Eddie) Cruz, C.R.A. Box 300, Lexington, TX 78947;

Looking for Capt. John E. Clements, Jr., and Robert J. Squires. Both served with 3/7th Mar., Chu Lai, 1965-66. Contact: Max Saunders, 252 Edinburgh Rd., San Angelo, TX 76901;

Trying to locate James Fobar from the Detroit area who served with 1st Bn., 1st Mar., Charlie 2, Vietnam, January to December 1970. Contact: James A. Hand, 806 S. Elm St., Jackson, MI; 517-841-5914;

Trying to locate my uncle, John Taglione, who lives in Brooklyn and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Contact: Salvatore J. Quaglieri, 509 Scott St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2203; 570-426-1459;

Searching for Lt. Portinho from the midwest northern states who was severely wounded in May 1968 and medevaced to a VA hospital. He was totally disabled. Contact:
Looking for Charles R. Gilmore who served with me in A Co., 1st Bn., 14th Inf., 3rd Bde. Task Force, 25th Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1966. Contact: Martin L. Tate, 268 Ridge Rd., Dunlap, TN 37327; 423-949-2407; 423-653-1050 (cell); 
Looking for anyone who served with me in Btry. A, 2/40 Arty., 199th Inf. Bde., August 1968-69, and remembers when I had to go to Saigon for an emergency appendix operation. The Army has no records of this event. Contact: Cecil Shirey, 24133 Brian St., Denham Springs, LA 70727.

Looking for two shipmates, AV 2nd Class Carl Shelton and MM 2nd Class David Messinbrink who served aboard USS Enterprise CVA(N), 1960-65. Contact: Herb Hickman, 9701 Tilghman Island Rd., McDaniel, MD 21647; 410-745-9241.

Looking for former shipmates who served aboard USS Renshaw (DDE499), 1962, West-PAC Cruise; Quemoy-Matsu, Vietnam. Contact: L.R. Brown, P.O. Box 26091, Kansas City, MO 64196.

Looking for anyone who served with HHC, 3rd Bde., 4th Inf. Div., or HHC, 3rd Bde., 25th Inf. Div., September 1967-68, Dia Tang and Tay Ninh. I would like to try to set up a reunion. Contact: Anthony G. D’Aleo, 7699 Las Palmas Way, Jax, FL 32256; 904-733-5622;

Looking for the Methodist minister who served as the chaplain at Phu Cat Air Base, 1969-70, and drove around the base in his “God Squad” Jeep. Contact: Joe Cupurdija, 3982 Pepperidge Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Incarcerated Marine seeking veterans for pen pals and friendship. I served with 1st Bn., 26th Mar. 9th MAB, 1969, as a grunt and tunnel rat and was blown up inside a tunnel. My handle was “Underdog.” Contact: Burl Bilyeu, #D46650, P.O. Box 409020, Ione, CA 95640.

Looking for anyone who served with me in Co. D, 2nd Bn., 7th Cav., 1st Air Cav., January 1968 to February 1969, when we broke the Siege of Khe Sanh and later patrolled the floor of A Shau Valley. I was the squad leader for 3rd Plt. Need assistance to establish PTSD claim. Contact: William Alston, P.O. Box 9999, AM-0708, LaBelle, PA 15450.

Looking for anyone who served with MACV Advisory Team 63, Soc Trang, Ba Xuyen Province, 1967-69. Contact: David Zeckser, 1132 English Garden Ln., Winter Garden, FL 34787;

Looking for anyone who served with Co. A, 440 Sig. Bn., CS, or 541st Sig., Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 1968 to October 1969. Contact: Tom “Patch” Slater, 12 Spinet Rd., Newark, DE 19713;

Looking for Claude Duncan, Jr., BT2. We went on WestPac cruise aboard the USS Milwaukee AOR-2, 1972-73. Contact: Joseph W. Dupuis III, 754 King Richard Dr., Becket, MA 01223; 413-623-8767.

Looking for anyone who remembers being treated by me (U.S. Air Force helicopter medic) while under fire or wounded during battles in Cambodia, Tet Offensive, January 16 to March 1, 1968, to provide notarized letter of events. I served with Special Air Rescue Helicopter Group, 1st Air Cav., and 25th Inf., Cu Chi. Contact: Joe Pounds, 490 Anniston Beach Rd., Lot 11- A, Anniston, AL 36206; 256-435-4325.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 191st Assault Helicopter Co., 1969-70, especially Waters, Still, Dan Hand, Scott Norris, Wilson (my first crew chief), and Johnson. Contact: Roger E. Miller, #764190, Neal Unit, 9055 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107.

Looking for John Terrano, last-known address Lodi, New Jersey, who served with the 716th Military Police Bn. at Ft. Dix and in Saigon, 1964-65. Contact: Edward C. Riesel, 1862 Steuben Hill Rd., Herkimer, NY 13350; 315-866-3269.

Looking for anyone who served with C Co., 41st Sig. Bn., Cam Ranh Bay, May 1968-69, especially SP4 Edmond Brown. Contact: Etholia Brown, 213 St. Paul Rd., Dorchester, SC 29437; 843-462-7423.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 87th Eng. Bn. (Constr.), August 1967-68, especially Eddie Knox, Norman Beck, Frank Espinoza. Need names of men who served with me in Dalat while we were building a longer airstrip and remember mortar attacks for PTSD claim. Contact: Richard Kent, 201 Jameson Dr., Piedmont, SC 29673; 864-295-9917;

Looking for anyone who served with 1st MIBARS, HHC, Saigon, or Det. B, Danang, June 1967 to September 1968. I was a photographer and have pictures of each detachment group and of Hotel HQ/Billet on 121 Chi Lang St. Contact: Mitch Alvins, 194-3F Smith St., Freeport, NY 11520;

Searching for Allen Weaver from Georgia who served with 35th TFW, Phan Rang, 1969; Reese McDaniel from Georgia, Marine in country, 1968; Jerry Anschutz from Kansas; and Don Muang, RTAB, 1969-70. Contact: David Lee, P.O. Box 248, Marcus, IA 51035; 712-376-2080;

Looking for anyone who served in Navy Fiscal Office, Saigon, 1970-71, especially Pete Blanchard, Kleves, Ron Morgan, John Rathgevber, James Willis, Slievert, Ray Peeler, Cmdr. Peter Schwartz, and Eisenach. Contact: Everett Zellmer, SK3S, 821 Huron Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54902; 920-233-3082.

Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in 540th Trans. Co., Qui Nhon, March 1968-69. I was unit supply sergeant nicknamed “Dad.” Contact: William B. Shelton, 6321 Covered Bridge Rd., Glady’s, VA 24554; 434-283-4489.      

Looking for anyone who served with 148th Ord. Co., Vung Tau, January 1969 and September 1969. Our company moved to Long Binh, 3rd Ord. Bn., to replace National Guard Unit from Wisconsin. Contact: Joseph T. Phillips, 637 Long Island Rd., South Pittsburg, TN 37380.          

Trying to locate James Jerome Johnson of Hammond, Indiana, who served in the Air Force and was stationed in San Diego; TDY in Witchita Falls, Texas, about June 1961. Contact: Cedric Jackson, 118 Marble St., Springfield, MA 01105; 413-737-2510.

Looking for anyone who served with River Div. 591 (PBRs), August 1968 to July 1969, Nah Ba or My Tho. Contact: Sidney Nelson, 7863 W. Quarto Ave., Littleton, CO 80128;

Looking for anyone from the David Crockett Unit, Ft. Riley, who transferred to 9th Inf. Div., Vietnam, November 1966-67, especially Abel Ruiz or anyone from the Mortar Plt., Bear Cat. Contact: Rodney Rodriguez, P.O. Box 767, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591; 914-523-1718;

Looking for anyone who served with Maj. Donald Holleder in U.S. or Vietnam. I am writing a book about All-American football players. Contact: Harvey Shapiro, P.O. Box 1243, Centerville, MA 02632; 508-790-8981.

Looking for 1st Sgt. Thomas Green who was stationed at 279th Sta. Hosp., Berlin, 1972-73. Also, anyone who served with HHC 3/22 Inf. 25th Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1969-70. Contact: Mike Shipwash, 405 S. Correll St., Landis, NC 28088; 704-857-9872.

Would like to contact Sgt. Johnson, Hq. Btry., 6/14th Arty., or anyone who went from Ft. Sill on the USS Gordon, 1965-66. Remember the Lawton bars, the going away party, and Okinawa? Contact: Ernie Coe, 12973 Woodlark La., St. Louis, MO 63131; 314-835- 3703.

Looking for Sgt. David L. Judy who served with me in 483rd Supply Sqdn., Cam Ranh Bay AB, 1971-72. Brits-0, Irish-3. Contact: John “Sean” McGovern, 1385 Castle Hill Ave., Bronx, NY 10462;

Incarcerated Vietnam veteran searching for anyone who served with the 9th Inf. Div., December 1966-67. I served with HHQ 4/39th. Contact: Mike Davis/Anderson 76347, L.C.C., P.O. Box 359, Lovelock, NV 89419-0359.

Would like to hear from anyone who served with the 560th MPs, Vung Tau, and 720th MPs, Long Binh, 1969-70, especially those who served with me on V-100s. Contact: Gene Evans, 9275 N. Whispering Shadows Wy., Tucson, AZ 85743;

Looking for Sonny DeHaven who served with A Co., 1/327th Inf., 101st Abn. Div., 1969. Contact: Rick Dowen, 323 Mawbrin N., Keizer, OR 97303; 503-393-0978.

Searching for Roger (Bummer) MacKisset who served with 3/5th Air Cav., Vinh Long, 1970, and remembers when the dump blew up. Need to speak to you about incident for pension claim. Contact: Robert W. Marquardt, OCSI, P.O. Box 3310, Oshkosh, WI 54903.

Looking for anyone who served in Co. B, 1st Bde., 5th Inf. Div. Mech., 1968-69, LZ Nancy, Khe Sahn, Dong Ha or anyone who served with 5th Mech. Red Devils, 1968-71. Contact: Tom Vargas, 9719 S. 81st Ct., Palos Hills, IL 60465.

Looking for all recruits who served under me when I was a drill instructor at MCRD, San Diego, 3rd Bn., 1967-69. Contact: McArthur Stringen, 408 Barrington Oaks Cr., Roswell, GA 30075; 770-594-8830.

Looking for Don Gould who I think was from California and returned to Vietnam in 1971 as a civilian. He was injured in a motorcycle accident after returning to the States in 1972. Contact: Don Martin, 9828 Withers Rd., Charlotte, NC 28278; 704-583-1862.

Seeking anyone who may have served with my fiancee, SP4 Evaristo Martinez III, U.S. Army, Co. A, 1st Bn., 7th Cav. (101st Abn.), April to October 1967. He was KIA, and I would like to know more about his time in Vietnam. Contact: Yolanda Orona, 101 Arrowhead Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Looking for anyone who served at Lackland AFB in 1962. Would like a Basic Military Training photograph of Flight 830, BRK 832, ATC 3750, August to October 1962. Contact: Donald T. Wingart, P.O. Box 635, Graham, WA 98338; 253-875-9349.

Seeking relatives of L/Cpl. Richard Wick, USMC (deceased). I am the Marine who escorted his body back to Dayton (Tipp City), Ohio, from Vietnam. I am not seeking anything from you, just want to talk. Contact: William R. Deloria, N8057 U.S. Highway 41, Stephenson, MI 49887; 906-753-6293.

Looking for Torpedoman Rich Littleton, who served on USS Long Beach CGN9, 1968-70, in OM Division or other OM shipmates, even officers. Contact: Ronnie Vause, 144 Orchard Dr., Central, UT 84722; 435-574-3344.

Trying to locate Pvt. Francis Swain from New Jersey, 186 Inf., 41st Div., who made landing on Hollandia, New Guinea, June 1944. Contact: Dominic A. Valeriot, East 38th St., Bayonne, NJ 07002; 201-858-0151.

Looking for anyone who served with me in 64th Q Master Bn., 1968-69. We were camped at Binh Loi on Saigon River, pump station. Would love to hear from you, especially Sgt. George Allen Green and Sgt. Jim Wise. Contact: Ronald L. Sirabry, 4468 Spruce Ck. #8, Batavia, OH 45103; 513-943-7393.

Looking for any dental tech who served at NTC San Diego, August 1958 to March 1960. Contact: Linda L. O’Neill, 437 Marquis, Centralia, IL 62801.

Looking for anyone who served at Nakhon Phanom AB Thailand with POL Supply Sqd., 1969. Contact: Royce E. Lincoln, 250 Brown Switch Rd., Apt. 187, Slidell, LA 70458; 985-639-3402 or 985-710-6000.

Looking for SSgt. (Mac) McConnell who served with the infantry, then MPs, 52nd Sec., 716 MPs, Saigon, 1971-72, who went home to Washington in 1972 and returned two months later to Vietnam without orders. Remember An Loc, 1972? I want to know if you made it back. Contact: Robert A. Ivey, Jr., 10739 Drummond Rd., Tampa, FL 33615; 813-855-5647.

Searching for PRT Captain at Cherry Point, N.C., March 1970, who saw Marine who was unable to do pull ups with left arm and was sent to sick bay. Contact: Steven R. Adamczyk, 1009 Elm Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172; 414-764-7706;

Looking for Johnny Bradley or anyone who served as morning report clerks with the 101st Abn. Div., Binh Hoa, August 1968 to May 1969. My last contact with Johnny was February 1972 in Laurel, Mississippi. Contact: Thomas Joe Henrich, 23887 380th St., Browerville, MN 56438; 320-594-2417.

Looking for William Guilders, who drove a five-ton S&P in convoy from Long Binh to Tay Ninh,1966-67. Contact: Elmer Kuehn, 768 Third Ave., Pontiac, MI 48340.

Looking for owner of Zippo lighter engraved with the name Charles Bennet. Contact: Ronald Clark, P.O. Box 835, Hemet, CA 92546; 951-929-8416.

Looking for Dean Kimberly from Riverside, California, who served with 432nd Supply Sqd. in the fuel section, Udorn AB, Thailand, 1971. Contact: Gary Levan, 247 Badger Dr., Harvest, AL 35749; 256-837-0503.

Looking for SSgt. Michael L. Schrader, who was a drill sergeant at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, 1968. Contact: Larry Larrison, 205 Scott Ct., Clayton, NC 27520; 919-368-3092.

Looking for Marines and Corpsmen who served with Golf Co., 2nd Bn., 9th Mar. Reg., 3rd Mar. Div., 1965-70. Contact: Jim Horn, P.O. Box 458, Stillwater, OK 74076-0458; 405-372-3515;

Would like to hear from anyone who served in 155th Assault Helicopter Co., Ban Me Thuot, Vietnam, June 1968 to July 1969, or Stage Field Co. (1st Aviation Co.), Ft. Rucker, Alabama, June 1969 to October 1970, especially Tooth Army Air Field. Contact: Roel Vaughn, 4835 Routon Ln., Southside, AL 35907.

Looking for fellow squadron members of VMCJ1 aboard the USS Midway (CVA41), September to December 1973. I witnessed the midair collision between an EA6 Intruder and an A7 and watched the rescue helicopter plunge into water and burst into flames. There were six fatalities and one survivor. Contact: Ron (Sgt. Rat) Ratliff, 246 Walker Ave., Ashland, OR 97520;

Looking for anyone who served with James Kelly Allmon in C Btry., 1st Bn., 83rd Arty., May 15, 1968, to February 13, 1969. He also served with B Btry., 2nd Bn., 94th Arty., February 16, 1969, to February 23, 1969. His son, who is currently serving with 101st Abn., would like to speak to anyone who served with him to learn more about his experiences. Contact:

Trying to locate Nathaniel Potts, who served with me in Co. C, Trp. Cmd., Long Binh, working on the depot, 1970-72. Harvey Stone, William Elmore, William Grant, Green, the Cottage Cheese Man, Wilhoit, Duncan also served with us. Contact: Chester G. Butler; 843-723-7302;

Looking for anyone who served with me in 119th Trans., Vung Ro Bay, August 1967-68. Especially trying to contact Capt. Luther Royal. Would like to chat with him about the attack and typhoon that hit us. Contact: Gerald Fosselman,

Looking for John J. Delay, who served in the Marine Corps probably about 1965-66. His last-known address in 1965 was Southold, Long Island, New York. Contact: Paul Langenhoff,

Looking for friends who served with 36th Sig. Bde., 1st Sig. Bde., Co. D, 1967-69. Contact:

Looking for anyone who served with me in HHC, 75th SPT, 1/5 Mech., March to November 1970. Need to contact the medic who treated the sharpnel wound to my foot during the rocket attack at Quang Tri Combat Base or anyone who remembers me helping Graves Registration with 101st bodies. Contact: Maurice Boswell, 875 Maple Branch Rd., Sparta, TN 38583; 931-277-5109.

Looking for anyone who served with Robert Grant in 112th MP Co, October 1966 to January 1969. Contact: Elsie Grant, 145 Stardust Dr., Wintersville, OH 43953; 740-264-1386, or Kathy Fuller, 162 Wildon Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952; 740-283-1461;

Looking for Maj. John N. Matthews who served with G2/G3, 101st Abn. Div., November 1968. Contact: John L. Reid, P.O. Box 8672, Bend, OR 97708; 503-641-5118;

Looking for anyone who served with Richard L. “Dick” Grove, USAF, April 1965. His family would like to know more about his military service, especially time spent in Vietnam and SE Asia. Contact: Sheila Grove, 301-689-2854;

Looking for anyone who served with 1/9th Air Cav., Bearcat, 1971, especially W/O Smith, my pilot, Sgt. Lewis, Cooley from Maine, and Low Rider from Maryland, or anyone who remembers Ming, the Vietnamese boy with one arm. Contact: Michael J. Egan, #779921-A502, Twin Rivers Unit, P.O. Box 888, Monroe, WA 98272.

Looking for Lcpl Renaldo Collazo, who served in Vietnam, Quang Nam, Hill 69, June 15, 1970, or anyone who served with Alpha Co., 1st Mar., 1st Eng. Bn., and dear friends of my brother, Robert M. (Punky) Kuner, Jr. Contact: Sandra James, 2235 Bennetts Run Rd., Beaver Falls, PA 15010; 724-847-2515;

Looking for anyone who served with 574th Supply and Svc. Bn., Direct Support (DS), 1966-67, or anyone with PTSD. Contact: Martin Byrne, 11 Glen Farms Ct., Warwick, RI 02889;

Would like to contact John Tipton from Petersburg, Virginia, who was stationed at McCoy, Supply Div., 1968-72. Contact: Phil Aaron, 6 Turtle Creek Dr., Tequesta, FL 33469; 561-632-6345.

Looking for anyone from 554th Eng., Co. C, April 1967 to January 1969. I was stationed in Phu Loi, then in Cu Chi, Saigon, and Long Binh areas. Need confirmation for PTSD events currently on appeal. I drove a truck and worked motor pool. Contact: Dale E. Birdsall, 3 Serenity Pl., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Looking for Richard Smith from Lancaster, Ohio, who served with 2nd Field Force, 2/32nd Arty., May 1971 for disability claim incurred in Firebase Fox Warrior, Chu Chi. Contact: Paul Cowan, c/o Virginia Vale, 46370 Church St., Apt. 5, New Waterford, OH 44445; 330-506-2126.

Would like to return POW bracelet to family of Lt. Col. W.N. “Newk” Grubb, USAF, 26 Jan 1966. Contact: Betty Lou Bands, 518 Rebel Ridge Rd., Colonial Heights, VA 23834-5835; 804-530-1815;

Looking for anyone who served with me in 173rd Abn. Bde or any Sky Soldiers from the Geromino Bn., 4th Bn. (Abn.), 503rd Inf., 1968-70, who can make a unit buddy statement about the job. I need statements about actual combat stressors. I was in Recon Plt.. Also any who remembers my getting “dusted off” the QL-1 Red Ball and being MIA out of Big Sweep or Geronimo Beach, Binh Dinh. Contact: Craig R. Laren, #115624, Holman Unit 3700 (D.5), Atmore, AL 36503.

Looking for anyone who served with Svc. Btry., 5th Howitzer Bn., 42nd Arty., Ft. Bragg, 1966-68. Also Bear Cat, Vietnam, 1968, with same group, especially Benny Kurch in Commo from New Jersey; Cavalier, ammo humper from Connecticut; James Cook, mechanic from Dayton, Ohio. I was also a mechanic. 1st Sgt. James Claypool and I are now friends and would like a reunion with 42nd Arty. Grp. Also, Jimmy Bates from Hamilton, Ohio, Ft. Bragg who went to Germany. Contact: Danny L. Miller, 1011 Glendale Dr., Batavia, OH 45103; 513-752-1054; 513-305-7279.

Looking for anyone who served with me in Co. A, 15th Medevac, 1st Air Cav. Div., Tay Ninh, October 1968 to December 1969. My nicknames were “Bert” or “Frenchie,” and I took care of the generator and worked in the motor pool and was also the CO driver. Need to verify that I helped carry wounded off helicopters when they came in. Would like to hear from Bob E. Lovato from Albuquerque. Contact: Bertrand Gagnon, P.O. Box 284, Van Buren, ME 04785; 506-473-6433;

Looking for anyone who served with Plt. 2221, MCRD, San Diego, November 1968 to January 1969; 9th M.A.B., 3rd Svc. Bn., H&S Co., 3rd Mar. Div, Vietnam, Okinawa. We were in direct support of Hill 327, Danang, 1969, and on task force to secure withdrawal of unit to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, 1970. Also any 3041/3042 Marines out there? Contact: Larry Macey, #408153, Ellis Unit, 1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77343.

Looking for Richard Gaddie, U.S. Army, who served with me out of LZ English at Bong Son, 319th Arty., 173rd Abn. Bde., 1968; last known at Ft. Bragg and Fayettesville, North Carolina. Also anyone who recalls Agent Orange saturation in that A.O. Contact: Richard Graham, AIS #124-280, Dorm 4, Holman Unit 3700, Atmore, AL 36503.

Searching for information about performances by Johnny Cash at Long Binh, January 1969, for a research project on entertainers in Vietnam. Would like to hear from anyone with interesting stories about meeting Johnny or anyone who has photos or film footage of the concerts. Contact: Nick Microulis, P.O. Box 1561, East Hampton, NY 11937; 631-329-4979;

Looking for anyone who served with me in Btry. A, 2/40th Arty., 199th Inf. Bde., August 1968-69, and remembers when I was sent to Saigon for an emergency appendectomy. The Army has no records of this. Contact: Cecil Shirey, 24133 Brian St., Denham Springs, LA 70727;

Trying to find Bob Hopkins, USMC, stationed in Bolivia, 1970-73. He was into music and played the harmonica and was part of a group called Climax and did a song called “Chicken Brown Coat.” Contact: Walter Buitrago, or


Visit The VVA Veteran archives
to locate back issues.

E-mail us at

     Home | Membership | Publications | Events | Government Relations | Contact Us
Press Releases | Benefits | Meetings & Special Events | Collectibles | Contributions and Sponsorships | Site Index

Vietnam Veterans of America ® 
8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, Maryland  20910-3710
301-585-4000, Fax 301-585-0519, 1-800-VVA-1316  

Copyright © 2005 by the Vietnam Veterans of America. All rights reserved.