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December 2001/January 2002

Locator

The Locator is intended to help veterans find former fellow servicemembers.  We do not runt 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.

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Looking for friends I served with in Americal Div., 11th Bde., LIB, 1968-69, Chu Lai, Duc Pho with 1-20th Bn., Co. D. Need to contact Palomares, Ramires, Rosado, Sammy from New York, Johnson, or Wright. Contact: Victor M. Cruz, Pasco Aurea L-2843, Levittown, Toa Baja, PR 00949; 787-261-3457.

To all my fellow veterans who wrote to me and sent photos while I was incarcerated, I want to say thank you. I am home once again and free. Please continue to write or call. Contact: Wilbert Sheeler, 3426 Old Level Rd., Havre De Grace, MD 21078; 410-569-5072.

Trying to locate former Phu Loi Recon Patrol members, Vietnam, 1969-70. I have located six members out of 33. Looking for John Chase, Joseph Carrillo, Lt. Cox, Maj. Gore, Paul Guildfoyle, Hall, Hockenson, Dave Hoffman, Lt. Kane, Jack Kline, Ron Larkins, Greg Larson, Lewis, Ron Miller, Paul Nadau, Nesbitt, John Noble, Jim Ortega, Raditz, Rodner, Ron Rozier, Doc Silva, Stevens, John Stone, Swenson, Uribe, Wetherill, and White. Contact: Mike Swingle, 351 W. Dudley Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090; 908-232-1918.

Looking for John A. Marano from Brooklyn, New York. We served in 4th Div., 1st and 8th Inf., Vietnam, August 1967 to March 1968. His nickname was ``Wop.’’ Ben Hand and I would like to see him again. Contact: Charles W. Norris, 307 Claremont Ln., Sneads Ferry, NC 28460; 910-327-1251.

Trying to locate Navy corpsman stationed at Camp Canter, September 1968 to October 1969. Need to find John Brown. Contact: John F. Haldeman, 8605 N. 67th Ln., Peoria, AZ 85345-8422.

Looking for anyone who remembers serving with me in 1st Div., 2nd of the 16th, Co. B., Mortar Plt., June 1967 to June 1968. Contact: Vincent J. Roberts, Jr., 7109 Hialeah Cr., Savannah, GA 31406; 912-692-1140.

Looking for anyone who served with Co. B, 8th Eng. Bn., 1st Air Cav., 1968-69. I am in contact with Wheat, Jackson, Reno, Lou Goad, John Bluett, Pat McMillen, and Ben Reida. Hoping for a large showing at 2003 Cav. reunion. Contact: James D. Johns, 1432 Satsuma St., Clearwater, FL 33756; skytropper@aol.com

Would like to locate anyone who served in Co. A, 1/18th Inf., 2nd Bde., 1st Inf. Div., 1965-66. Contact: Victor De Cosmis, c/o C.P. Pedersen, 12063 W. Whippoorwill Ln., Hayward,WI 54843-6014; VS22184@hotmail.com

Looking for members of 1st Div., 7th Mar. Reg., Delta Co., 1st Sqd. Looking for Cohill, Fitzsimmons, Doc Rinn, Patterson, and others. Contact: William Bond, 2255 McCormick Hwy., Lincolnton, GA 30817-3914; 706-359-4711; skshttle@gateway.com or WT_wpearsonb@nu~Z.net

Looking for anyone who served on USS Point Defiance LSD-31, including officers. Contact: John Nicolosi, 6 Shore Hill Rd., Gloster, MA 01930; 978-283-9024; PointDefinance@yahoo.com or John Nick@webtv.net

Looking for Marines who served in 3rd and 7th Mar., Dai Loc, Vietnam, Hill 37 (Old French Fort), and Hill 65. Need photos of fort. Contact: Jimmy Hill, 301 Locust St., Hammonton, NJ 08037-1442; 609-567-1161; JimmyHill23@hotmail.com

Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in Co. A., 1st Bn., 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile), Vietnam, February 1968-69. Contact: Richard Leoffels, 704 Cool Creek Dr., Greer, SC 29651-5557; leo2048@bellsouth.net

Searching for Jerry Reynolds, last-known address was Michigan, who served with 101st Abn. Div., 1967-68, C/2-327. We went through jump school together and served in 2/505 82nd Abn. Div. before going to Vietnam. We went to Ft. Carson after serving in Vietnam. Contact: Gus Vass, 4511 Thomas St., Hollywood, FL 33021; 954-989-2831.

Searching for former members of Co. B, 577th Eng. Bn. (Const.), March 1968-69, and anyone who remembers Sp4 James A. Kinney who served as a carpenter and cook in the unit. Looking for a picture of him and would like to talk with anyone who remembers him. Contact: Jim Pace, c/o Bellingham Vet Center, 3800 Byron St., Suite 124, Bellingham, WA 98226; 360-966-5607; jpace35@home.com

Searching for anyone who served with U.S. Navy Seabee, CBMU-302, NAVCAT-17 and NAVCAT 1, Rach Soi, Rach Gia, Bien Thuy, Bien Hoa, Vietnam, 1971. Also, Camp Tein Sha, Danang, Monkey Mountain with NAVCAT 1. Need contact for PTSD claim and to receive a Navy Combat Action ribbon. Contact: Thomas ``Cookie’’ Linn, 7065 Greywolf Dr., Nineveh, IN 46164; 317-933-9104.

Served in Xuan Loc, Mui Soc Lou, 1970-71, I Corps III, Medic, 20th Bde. Eng., 544th Eng. Co. Sponsors wanted. Contact: Ronald E. Reiter, 8090 Dovehill Ln., Largo, FL 33777; 727-391-9121.

Would like to contact anyone who served from 1967 to July 1968 in 1st Air Cav. Div., Co. A, 5th Bn., 7th Cav. Inf. Especially seeking Robert (Bob) Ollis, NYC; Jerry McTagert, Texas; and Bill Phiefer. Contact: Randolph (Randy) J. Comegys, 114 Washington Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805; 302-998-5129.

Looking for anyone from 805th Trans. Co., 1967-68. Need to find our Company pocket patch or copy of it in color. Also need to know which unit we were attached to. Contact: Fred ``Pato’’ Pepper, P.O. Box 37143, Honolulu, HI 96837; 808-371-2666; patopato@hawaii.rr.com

Looking for anyone who served with 6th Bn., 14th Arty., IFFV at any time. I’m putting together a reunion for next year in San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Charles Maldonado, 8428 Cactus Ck., San Antonio, TX 78251-1826; 210-681-0132 or 210-771-0939.

Looking for anyone who served with Casper Flt. Plt., 173rd Abn. Bde, II Corps, LZ English. Especially Ron Branson who served with Casper, 1970-71. Contact: Kerry L. Nance, 8813 Hurricane Manor Trail, Chattanooga, TN 37421; 423-899-7032.

Former Marine, served with 2nd Bn., 6th Mar. Div., Camp Lejune, Boxing Team, 1971-73; 173rd Abn., Vietnam, 1968-69. Looking for pen pals. Contact: William Gravely, AF-9393; P.O. Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426; www.goferrari.net/photoads/1028.htm

Searching for Manning Straughn, Oklahoma City, USMC, Vietnam, 1965 for reunion. We served together at Camp Pendleton, and he was discharged in 1966. Contact: Ronald Strode, 5208 N. Fares Ave., Evansville, IN 47711; 812-401-8056.

Searching for anyone who served with me in Reinforcement Unit (512th QM Co USARPAC), 1967-68. While TDY in Tan Son Nhut, Sp4 Matthews’ appendix burst and I never saw him again. Want to know if he made it back to New Jersey. Contact: Xavier A. Webb, #100277 (ALC), 3751 Lauderdale-Woodyard Rd., Kinder, LA 70648; 219-977-1012.

In January 1970, near Cambodian border west of Tay Ninh, I was a medic on a dust off chopper that pulled four LRRPs out of triple-canopy trees. Later awarded DSC at Tay Ninh. I now need your help. Contact: Michael E. Provence, 043843, P.O. Box 949000 C1-101, Miami, FL 33194-9000.

Looking for anyone who served with me aboard USS Maury AGS-16 in Vietnam survey operations, 1965-66. Also would like to hear from the families of dead crew members for a reunion. Also would like to hear from the crew and families of the USS Serrano AGS-24. Contact: John Mechler, 3707 Garnist St., Apt. 310, Torrance, CA 90503; 310-214-4846.

A Co., 4/31, 196th LIB, Americal Div. Looking for anyone who was up on Nui Chom Mt., November 20, 1968, especially Leo Heperstine from Kentucky. He was my assistant machine gunner. Contact: Bob Polaski, N 1872 NI Dr., Menominee, MI 49858; 906-863-3271.

Would like to hear from anyone who was stationed with my brother, Sfc Charles E. Hall, RVN, 95th Advisory Team, 1968. KIA during Tet. Contact: Paul N. Hall, 1045 NW 70th Terr., Ocala, FL 34482; 352-873-4361.

Would like to hear from anyone who served with 569th Eng. Co. (Topo Corp), Nha Trang. Contact: Paul N. Hall, 1045 NW 70th Terr., Ocala, FL 34482; 352-873-4361; micky@mfi.net

Looking for our brother, James Thomas Shukosky who did two tours and stepped on a Bouncing Betty while jumping over a creek. Think he has been in and out of VA hospitals in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Contact: Joe Shukosky, jshukosky@new.rr.com

Looking for family members of Scott Edward Wise, Rogers Park area of Chicago. He served as a 11B10 in the Army and began his tour on July 11, 1969. KIA August 17, 1969, Quang Ngai. Trying to send a letter to his family that I received. Contact: Lorien, PegasusACE@aol.com

Looking for anyone who served on Johnston Island December 1972 to November 1973. My husband, Donald L. Mansell, recently passed away from lung cancer, and it is my burden to prove that his death was service-connected. Need to find those who helped transfer Agent Orange from leaking 55-gallon barrels. Contact: Patricia Mansell, moose@nwark.net

Looking for Earl Robinson last seen in Korea working at post office. I know that he is in Florida and I last heard from him in 1972. Contact: doc5822@aol.com

In August 1969 the AF English Language School in 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 else who might remember me. Contact: James Darnell, jdarne@fnbop.com

Trying to locate buddies who served with me in 68th Sig. Bn., 1st Sig. Bde., 596th Sig. Co., Phu Bai, Vietnam, where I served as company clerk, January to September 1970. Contact: Henry B. Lain, drlain@InfoAve.Net

Looking for Clearance ``Punky’’ Orr, Fort Benning, Georgia. We’ve never forgotten him. Just want to know he’s okay. Contact: Ray and Diana Rogers, HC31 Box 6481B, Ellsworth, ME 04605; rogueone@rivah.net

Trying to find Roger L. Rich, who served with my husband in Vietnam. They were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, and assigned to Peterson Field AFB. We believe he was from Tennessee, Kentucky, or Oklahoma. Contact: Leslie Micheletto, 405 Chestnut, Glendive, MT 59330; 406-365-2080; rchbch@midrivers.com

Trying to locate William W. Wilson, Straugn, Indiana. His nickname was Joe and he was a medic in choppers looking for survivors and a victim of Agent Orange. Contact: suekyjo@yahoo.com

Looking for James Earl Leader, who served as a paratrooper in 173rd Abn. DBE, Vietnam, 1970-71. Contact: Raymona Tanner, raye49@earthlink.net

Looking for Lucky Farris, a Vietnam soldier from New Jersey whom I met while he was vacationing in Taiwan, 1966-67. Contact: Patsy Fang Chen, Patsychen@aol.com

Trying to find members of Combined Interrogation Center (CIC). We were Army, Marines, and Air Force at the POW camp between Danang and Marble Mt. I am sick and the doctors are unable to make a diagnosis. I would like to correspond with any members about any illness they might have. Contact: John Hines, jhines4@cfl.rr.com

Trying to find Walter A. Kane, USAID, Saigon, 1968. Contact: Brian McNamara, brian_mac@adelaide.on.net

Trying to locate James Russell (Rusty) Simpson from Oregon who served in Vietnam following a tour in England as a guard at U.S. Embassy, London, 1967. Contact: Dean Simpson, dean.r.simpson@ntlworld.com

Searching for anyone who served with 563rd Trans. Co., Bien Hoa, 1969. Contact: Kenneth W. Johns, 5025 San Jacinto, Apt. 110, Dallas, TX 75206; 214-826-1526.

Would like to find the Navy captain or any staff who treated me for allergy serum shots at U.S. Naval Hospital, Balboa, San Diego, California, January 1987 to December 1989. My records were lost and VA will not give me a rating. Contact: Jay Webb, #K-20560, A-3/152LOW, SATF/SP, P.O. Box 5248, Corcoran, CA 93212.

Would like to hear from fellow Marines I served with in 1969 in Kilo Co., 3/5, An Hoa, and who I met at Yakoska Naval Hospital in Japan where I was treated for injuries while on patrol as pointman. Contact: Dwight O. Johnson, Sr., 1615 Neilson Pl., Cincinnati, OH 45206-1411.

Looking for anyone who served with 91st and 10th Finance Sec., 90th Repo Depot, Long Binh, October 1966-68. Contact: Joseph Melchiorre, 399 Anderson Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19460; jdmel_vet68@yahoo.com

Trying to locate anyone who served aboard USS Frank E. Evans DD-754, 1965-66, 1st Div. (Boatswainsmate Div.). Also, anyone who served in USMC Charlie II C.A.P. (Combined Action Plt.), Vietnam, 1967. Contact: Russell L. Vance, AY-6446, P.O. Box 99901, Beaver and Doerr Sts., Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Trying to locate Terry Brown, who served in Vietnam and was on R&R in Sydney, Australia, late 1969-70. I believe his father was a minister in Ohio. Contact: belmaK@optusnet.com

Looking for G.R. Gems, USMC. Contact: Richard Henry, evochenry@peoplepc.com

Looking for Jerry R. Crenshaw from Missouri who served with me at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and Corpus Christi Bay Shop, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Contact: Robert Johnson, bob176@tds.net

Looking for anyone who served with B/2/16, 1st Inf. Div., Vietnam, 1965-66. Contact: Bill Patterson, bphata@theriver.com

Trying to find any Vietnam or Gulf War veterans who graduated from University of San Diego High School. Trying to put together some recognition for veterans of both wars. Contact: Greg Fitzpatrick, fitzguy2000@yahoo.com

Trying to find information about Le Van Dan. I believe he was a major in 42nd Inf. Reg., II Corps, ARVN, and was KIA late-1967. Contact: Dave Clements, dclement@vacgen.com

Looking for anyone who served with me in CAP/CAG unit that helped patrol the villages around Marble Mountain, south of Danang, 1969-70. Contact: James W. (Jimbo) Anthony, anthony50@prodigy.net

Looking for friends who served with HQ USARV G2, Special Intelligence, 1968-69. Especially LTC Sanderson, Maj. Stan Hyman, Cpt. Don Seaborn, Jay Parker, Jim Wells, and Jim Griffin. Contact: Brian Lewis, 136 Alamaed Dr., Kissimmee, FL 34743; Blewis2795@aol.com

Trying to locate James Russell (Rusty) Simpson from Oregon who served in Vietnam following a tour in England (guard duty at U.S. Embassy, London), 1967. Contact: Dean Simpson, dean.r.simpson@ntlworld.com

Looking for Harrell Gene Chaisson of Jennings, Louisiana, who served as a Green Beret in Vietnam, 1965-68. Contact: Cindy Faulk, cindyfaulk@home.com

Looking for anyone who served with Graves Registration, Quang Tri, July 1969 to September 1970, or any other Graves location in Vietnam. Looking for web sites or groups. Contact: Greg Seaman, 2770 385th St., Dickens, IA 51333; greg1949@netins.net

Trying to locate anyone who served with me in 1/4 Cav., C Trp., 1966-67. Contact: James L. McGee, McGeeJL@aol.com

Trying to find anyone who remembers a double helicopter crash, Vietnam, 1971, near Courtney Rubber, close to the borders of Long Khanh and Phuoc Tuy Provinces. The first helicopter was either shot down or crashed. A second helicopter immediately took station above the downed craft and lowered a cable. Almost instantly, it was shot down and crashed onto the first craft, causing a huge fireball. Contact: John Norris, jtnorris@iprimus.com.au

Trying to locate a former Special Forces MSG, Gerald E. Poe who served in country and retired about 1971. Contact: Dennis Jensen, chief821@iname.com

Trying to locate Vietnam-era Marines of Echo Co., 2nd Bn., 1st Mar., 1st Mar. Div. Contact: Steve Krupa, 817-447-9343; sfjkjk@home.com

Looking for Scott Fensler who served with me in 175th Radio Research, Bien Hoa, 1969. I served with the Australian Army at Nui Dat, and we became good friends. Contact: Jeff Payne, 123 Furniss Ave., Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3QN, UNITED KINGDOM, Jeff.Payne@greenups.co.uk

Trying to locate anyone who served with Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 1st Plt., 9th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., 1966-67. Contact: Raymond Baldwin, Vickiebrock@aol.com

Searching for Charles (Charlie) Edward Nixon born in May 1955 in Logan, Ohio, who worked as a cook at the NCO Club, NATO Headquarters, The Netherlands, 1981-84. He also served in Vietnam. Last-known address, Fort Dix. Contact: Marcel Plagge, LCODSS2@crcld.ndss.namsa.nato.int

Trying to locate Donna Langton who attended college in Los Angeles. I met her in 1975 in L.A. while serving with 1/26th Mar. Contact: Jimmie Osborne, #7836213; 2605 State St., Salem, OR 97310.

Disabled American veteran needs pro bono lawyer. Witness who could have proven my innocence did not testify for fear of losing her job. Contact: Demetrio R. Gabriele, #638518, Polk C.I., 10800 Evans Rd.-G2122, Polk City, FL 33868-6944.

Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in boot camp, M.C.R.D. 3071, September 1967. Contact: Ronald Beard, 515 Franklin, #1, Des Moines, IA 50314; 515-282-4416.

I served with Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 4th Mar., Vietnam, 1966-67, as a radio operator and also with 60mm mortars. Would like to correspond with the family of Capt. J.J. Carroll (for whom Camp Carroll is named) who saved my life. Contact: Thomas Kelly, 23 Emmett St., 3rd Flr., Providence, RI 02903-4503; 401-351-5549.

Trying to locate anyone who served with 299th Eng. Bn., Combat, HQ&HQ Co., Qui Nhon, Phu Tai, 1970-71. Especially Robert Sackmaster from Wisconsin or anyone in Maint. Plt. Contact: Robert Jones, 12369 Windward Dr., Gulfport, MS 39503; 228-832-9080.

Looking for John Perkins, James McIntosh, Theodis Sheppard, Elbert Smith, Scottie Todd, Joseph Peoples, or anyone who served with Delta Co., 5th Bn., 46th Inf., 198th LIB, March 1968-69. Contact: Charles E. Reese, 2802 Hardin Dr., Opelika, AL 36801; 334-749-2339.

Would like to contact old squadron members from VS-39 and VS-34 stationed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, 1958-61. Especially plank owners of VS-34. Contact: Lonnie Davidson, 2810 N. Park Dr. Ln., Apt. 12, Appleton, WI 54911-1613.

Would like to find Terry Witfield from Detroit. We served in 1st of 7th Air Cav. (Airmobile), A Co., Vietnam, 1968. Contact: Olaf Davis, 71 Gaylor Ave., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-532-8871.

Looking for Ssgt. Glover who served with C-27th Inf., 25th Inf. Div., 1968-69. Contact: Larry A. Dasher, 490 Barnes Moody Dr., Saluda, SC 29138; 864-445-3860; RSnowdashing@aol.com

Trying to find L/Cpl. Craig Williams (Pennsylvania), L/Cpl. Al. McComber (Michigan), SSgt. Ellis Powell (California), and 1st Lt. James Nellis who I served with in 9th Motor Trans. Bn., A Co., Dong Ha, 1966-67. Also, the Marine engineers riding on my truck that hit a mine, November 21, 1966, Dia Loc, near Danang. Contact: Larry Hlavaty (Clayton), 740 E. 4th N., Soda Springs, ID 83276; 208-547-2321.

Looking for relatives of a veteran named Pete who worked at Fort Courage, Houck, Arizona, 1976. I saved his life by tying a tourniquet to an arterial bleeder. He became paralyzed and pulled the plug at Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Contact: William A. Field, #175828, J. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, 3510 N. Elm St., Jackson, MI 49201-8877.

Searching for Grove Carl Norwood, the fighter pilot hero of his squadron, Jan Gerhsner, and Paul Peel, all stationed in Cam Ranh Bay, 1970. Contact: Monsie (Muniz) Jurgensen, 9435 E. 36th St., Tulsa, OK 74145; 918-663-3930.

Looking for Thurston Scott Perkins III, a member of 704th Maint. Bn. of Tech Supply in the 4th Inf. Div. of HQ & Co. A. We were located in Pleiku Central Highlands and out of Fort Lewis, Washington, 1966-67. Contact: Bob Dall, 7 Sunnyside Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-3809; 845-342-2160; bobdall@hotmail.com

Trying to locate anyone who served with Combined Action Plt. (CAP) 2-9-1, An Hoa or HQ & 2nd Combined Action Grp. (CAG) near Hoi An, January to August 1970. Especially, SSgt. Dudzinski; Corpsman HM2 Uht from Kansas City; Buddha from District Heights, Maryland; or Goat from Newark, Delaware. Contact: Clyde Croupe, 1110 Fidler Ln., #304, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Searching for anyone from Riv. Div. III, Dong Tam, January to June 1969. Especially Tango, Robert Sheets, Jr., and Dave Kastol. Contact: Larry A. Wright, 2271 SW 33rd St., Redmond, OR 97756.

Trying to locate buddies who served with me in A Co., 1st 327th Inf., 1st Bn., Vietnam, May 1968-69. Homebase was Camp Eagle. Contact: Willie ``Sgt. Rock’’ Davis, Jr., 1209 Berthoud Pass, Hephzibah, GA 30815; 706-792-1961.

Looking for anyone who participated in Operations New Life and Baby Lift or at the refugee camps, Asan Point or Orote Point. Also, would like pictures. Maybe we can start a reunion. Contact: Ronald B. Speight, Sr., 19 Faber St., 2nd Flr., Staten Island, NY 10302.

Looking for anyone who served with my father, William T. ``Bill’’ King, in the Army during the Vietnam War. He died when I was a child, but I have some pictures of him from Vietnam. Contact: William K. King, kris_king@hotmail.com

Looking for anyone who served with 328th Radio Research Co., Chu Lai and Danang, Vietnam. Planning a third reunion in 2003. We have found over 120 veterans. Contact: Tom Heiser, 5535 Kellner Rd., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494; tsheiser@wctc.net

Looking for Walter A. Kane, USAID, Saigon, 1968. Contact: Brian McNamara, brian_mac@adelaide.on.net

Looking for anyone who served with my father, Stephen Decker, 24th Corps, Danang, 1969-71. He died of cancer from Agent Orange. Contact: Stephen Decker, big_daddy_d_4me@hotmail.com

Looking for anyone who served with my brother, Richard A. Cheek, USN, River Assault Div. 111-112, Task Force 117. He was KIA September 15, 1967. Contact: DartAz@aol.com

Looking for anyone who served with me in 2nd Bn., 27th Mar., Camp Pendleton; sent to Vietnam during Tet in early 1968. I was sent to 2nd Bn., 9th Mar., to finish tour. Especially Keith Rocho and Ken Hillary. Contact: Michael I. Rose, P.O. Box 143, Carlyle, IL 62231; tworoses@onemain.com

Looking for anyone who was stationed at Stead Army Airbase, Reno, Nevada, 1965, who may have known Diane McGinnis or Gary Bauer. Contact: Mstngjnky7@cs.com

Need to verify combat incidents for David Webb, 9th Eng., June to August 1966, then 1st Shore Party Bn., August 17, 1966, to June 12, 1967. Incidents could include other Marine units he was assigned to. Contact: Chris Stirling, NYS Division of Veterans Affairs, 5 Empire State Plaza, Suite 2836, Albany, NY 12223-1551; 518-486-3720.

Looking for anyone who remembers a black Huey night ship known as the ``Pink Panther’’ used in mid to late 1970. Possibly 121st Aviation Co. Need information for VA claim. Contact: Jim R. Riesenberg, Courthouse, 615 N. 6th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081-4692; 920-459-4054; 920-459-3054 (fax); riesejrr@co.sheboygan.wi.us

Looking for anyone who served with my uncle, Danilo Sancho Ugalde (Danny Sancho), U.S. Army, late 1960 to early 1970 in Vietnam. He was later based in Germany and I believe he was a Green Beret. Contact: José-Ignacio Castro-Sancho, M.D., P.O. Box 31-1260 Plaza Colonial, Escazú, San José; 506-471-2179; 506-228-4680 (fax); joeignaz@yahoo.com

Looking for anyone who served with me in HQ & Base Svc. Squad, 440th Air Svc. Grp., 9th AAF. Also need rooster for November and December 1944. Contact: Carl J. May, 2524 Canterbury, Muskogee, OK 74403; 918-683-6059.

Searching for anyone who served with Pat McCormick, a Catholic chaplain attached to 2nd Squadron, Australian Air Force, Phang Rang. Attempting to have him honored in the War Memorial in Canaberra. Contact: Phil Cullen, 41 Cominan Ave., Banora Pt., Australia 2486; ccullen@ozemail.com.au

Would like to locate anyone who served with 248th Supply Co., Qui Nhon, September 1966-67. Contact: George Beam, 11097 Verona Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49014; 616-969-2421.

Vietnam veteran who served aboard USS Long Beach looking for active duty, retired, reservist, and honorably discharged personnel to participate in NBC Warfare Survival Think Tank. Need nuclear, biological, and chemical warefare specialist. Contact: Fred Lane, seatime@surferz.net

Desperately seeking Suzie Christy, a nurse who served with 12th Evac., Cu Chi, March 1967-68 who took care of me in January 1968. Contact: John W. Erby, 10046 Indian Springs Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241-3631; 513-777-1538; ltjwerby@aol.com

Looking for anyone who remembers mine explosion, August 31, 1965, near Chu Lai. KIAs, Lt. Mitchell, Cpl. Duffy and WIAs Cpl. Ed ``Wickerbill’’ Beesley, Sgt. Bolt, and others. Seeking name of young corpsman who worked on Ed Beesley. Also, anyone in truck explosion June 5, 1965, near Chu Lai. Contact: Norm Kegerreis, 56 Queen Ave., Enola, PA 17025; 717-728-3395.

Trying to find basic training book, Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, B Co., 2-2, January to April 1969. Contact: Roberto C. Gonzalez, Jr., 218 Agnes Dr., San Antonio, TX 78212; 210-822-3531.

Looking for anyone who served aboard USS Caroline County (LST 525), Mekong Delta, Saigon, Vung Tau, Danang, and Cua Viet, 1968-69. Also, anyone who serve aboard USS Eversole (D.D. 789) during May-December 1972 West Pac deployment. Contact: Patrick H. Hetrick, 21 Hillcrest Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901.

Trying to locate any Seabees I served with in NSA, Danang, or any MCB-4, Delta Co., 1968-69. Contact: William H. Welsh, 229 Henry St., South Amboy, NJ 08879; 732-525-2232.

Trying to locate Sgt. Roy A. Flegle who served with me in HHT 4/12 Cav., Ft. Carson, 1967-68. He volunteered to go to Vietnam with A Trp., 4/12 Cav. in 1968. I went to RVN about four months later. Contact: John E. Hunt, 3702 Drayton Dr., Augusta, GA 30906.

Seeking anyone who served with 366 SPS, Tiger Flt. (L.E.), Danang AB, 1970-71. Contact: Brad K. Felmly, P.O. Box 773, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Sunburnkid@hotmail.com

Looking for anyone who served in USAF, 822 CSPS, Hawaii, Vietnam, or Seymour Johnson, North Carolina, to establish a service-connected claim for PTSD. Received neck injury while training in Hawaii during night training assault. Contact: Pablo Suárez, P.O. Box 637, Aquirre, PR 00704; 787-824-8396.

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

Looking for Ron Brensfield who served with C Trp., 3/4th Cav., 25th Inf., 1969-70. He also served with Delta Trp. air rifles. Contact: Jim ``Bob’’ (Bobikevich) Sawvell, HC 71, Box 175, Graysville, TN 37338; 423-554-3830.

Looking for anyone who served with 458th Trans. Co., PBR, 92nd Military Police Bn., April 1968 to January 1970. Contact: Wifredo (Pancho Villa) Rodriguez, 6194 Rt. 193, Andover, OH 44003; 440-293-5623.

Looking for anyone who served with my father, André Jean Varrin, Jr., U.S. Navy, Vietnam, aboard aircraft carriers as an airdale mechanic. Contact: Alan Varrin, #185899 10D-241, N.E.C.C., 13698 Airport Rd., Bowling Green, MO 63334-2733.

Trying to find basic training graduation album, Ft. Gordon, Georgia, June 1967. Contact: Hector F. Rivera Perez, 50 Gautier Benitez St., Hato Rey, PR 00917; 787-759-6279; HectorFRP2000@yahoo.com

Would like to contact anyone who served with 3rd Bn., 22nd Reg., 25th Inf. Div., January 31, 1970. Especially any wounded dusted off under fire or commanders that put the dust- off crew in for DFC. I was the dust off medic. Contact: Michael E. Provence, 043843, P.O. Box 949000, C1-101 UP, Miami, FL 33194-9000; gwenspivey@aol.com

   

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