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Searching for anyone who served
with me in A Co., 3rd Eng. Bn., 3rd Mar. Div., Vandegrift
Combat Base, Vietnam, 1969, or 4th Mar. Reg.. Contact:
Dan ``Frenchy'' Lavoie, 18 Center St., Lisbon Falls, ME 04252;
Looking for anyone who served with my father, Paul Callaghan,
82nd Abn., Vietnam, mid-70s. The family is giving a reunion
in his honor and would be delighted if some of his buddies were
able to attend. Contact: Anna V. Callaghan,
Trying to locate my uncle, Danny Davis from Mississippi,
who served with U.S. Army in Vietnam. Contact: Garrett Crawford,
Looking for any soldiers who served with me in Americal Div.,
1/6, 198th, 1969-70. I was a SP4 Mason who was a machine
gunner and worked out of LZ Dottie. Contact: Johnnie Mason,
Seeking anyone who followed the donkey from Fort Irwin to Vung
Tau with 36th Eng. Bn (Const.), August 1967-68. Contact:
Jim Burke, 520-299-4714;
for anyone who served with my brother, illiam E. Rowe, 1st
Inf. Div., 16th Bn., U.S. Army, Vietnam, 1967-69. He was KIA
March 21, 1969, Ben Hoi. Contact: Randy Rowe,
Looking for the medic at battalion aid station who
treated my hand wound February 7, 1968, while I was serving with
Tomahawks, 4th Bn. (Mech.), 23rd Inf. Reg., 25th Inf. Div.Chu
Chi. Contact: Terry Bohlinger, 207 Pageland Dr., Yorktown, VA
Would like to contact John W. Carlin, who worked in
pathology with 101st Abn. Div., Phan Rang, 1967-68. I served
with Australian Air Force. Contact: Doug Dean,
Looking from shipmates who served with my father, J.J.
Buterbaugh, on board USS Oriskany
CVA34, Sqdn. VA152, U.S. Navy, 1958-75. Contact: Joetta
Looking for anyone who served in Bien Hoa area, August 1964-65,
and remembers the ARVN MPS and the K-9 demonstrations
given around the base perimeter. For PTSD claim. Contact: Ray
Brockett, 3 Puako Bch. Dr., #109, Kamuela, HI 96743;
Looking for anyone who served with me in HHC, 159th Eng. Grp.,
November 1970-71. Contact: Fred Van Pala, 11 Sperry St.,
Milford, CT 06460;
Looking for anyone who served with 25th Inf. Div., June
1967-68, with Co. A., 5th Bn., 1st Bde. USATC, 4th and
9th Inf. (Manchus), in Chu Chi, Tay Ninh, Iron Triangle,
Hobo Woods, Operations Farmers Dell and Yellow Stone. Contact:
Wade Z. Pittman, 1136 Casady Hollow Ave., Henderson, NV 89012;
Looking for anyone who served with: 1/502/101st Abn. and
remembers aid station burning down in late 1970 or of Spec 5
manning station; or Charlie Co., 1970-71, and remembers
ground surveillance radar operator, especially
``Spaghetti-Face.'' Contact: Patrick Smith, P.O. Box 7541,
Portland, ME 04112,
Looking for parachute rigger, Sgt. Bill Gauch, USMC, HMM
362, 1967. Contact: Hal Coffman, 3292 Ames St., Denver, CO
Looking for USMC photos of Dai Loc area, the Old French
Fort, Hill 37, for photo book to raise funds for homeless
veterans. Will return all photos. Contact: Jimmy Hill, 301
Locust St., Hammonton, NJ 08037; 609-567-1161;
Seeking members of 26th PI Detach. Bien Hoa and Long Binh,
1967-68. Also, 18th and 20th Eng. Bde. HQ IOs, especially
Spec. Johnson, Gierut, McGuire, Nisetich, Pfc. Mixer, Crawford,
and Charles Tudor who was wounded in rocket attack. Contact:
John Van Mol, 2836 Wellesley Trace, Nashville, TN 37215;
Searching for anyone who served with my brother, Sgt. Leo
Remondini, 1962-66. He served two tours in Korea and was KIA
with MACV TM4, January 3, 1966. Also, anyone who served with me
in 68th Trans Co., Mannheim or in Vietnam, MACV TM 44,
1968-69. Contact: Thomas A. Remondini, 1218 Pershing Rd., Unit
33, DePere, WI 54115;
Looking for Charles M. Colver, USA, Ft. Riley, Kansas,
1969-70. Also, Sgt. Geri, Sp4 Hendrickson, Capt. Kullman, and
Cpt. Prestegard. Contact: Tim Long, 2745 Wick 1500 N., Carbon,
IN 47837; 812-442-1226
Vietnam veteran collecting audio, video, and VHS tapes of
Vietnam firefights, radio traffic, and AFVN for history.
Contact: Jim Claeys, 971 Sawyer Ave., Akron, OH 44310;
Trying to locate Marines from basic training, MCRD, San Diego,
3rd Bn., Plt. 3089, September to December 1968. Also,
those who served with 3rd Mar. Div. HQ S-4 and H&S Co.,
Okinawa, 1969-70. Especially MT Joe Baxter and S-3 Clerk John
Spencer for PTSD claim. Contact: Louie E. Duron, #103119, Price
Daniel Unit, 938 SFM 1673, Snyder, TX 79549.
Incarcerated veteran looking for Ssgt. Sinkfield and Army
buddies who were in basic training with me at Ft. Jackson,
January to April 1967. Also Jose Ferrer-Camacho, who
served with Special Forces, Ft. Bragg. Contact: Francisco
Rivera, Jr., #118892, 1181 Paddock Rd., (W-1), Smyrna, DE 19977.
Would like to hear from anyone who served with motor pool
sections of 4th and 9th Ordnance Co., Miesau Ammunition
Depot, West Germany, March 1964 to May 1966. Contact: Leo R.
Lanctot, 416 West Curve Dr., Webster City, IA 50595-1126;
Looking for former Seahorses, members of 183rd Aviation Co.,
Vietnam, 1966-72. Planning reunion in 2004. Contact: John
Fischer, 6163 South Marion Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136;
Would like to hear from anyone who served with Kenny Jones,
159th Avn. Bn., 101st Abn. Div., Camp Eagle, 1970-71. He was KIA
September 18, 1971. Contact: Doug Campbell, 389 Monaco Ave.,
Union City, CA 94587; 510-589-2763.
Looking for Kenneth Ashby, D Maint., 173rd Abn., 1966.
Contact: Leroy (Sinbad) Simpson, 450 W. 148th St., New York, NY
Looking for anyone who served with A Co., 5th Bn., 7th Cav.,
May 1967-68 who has pictures or information of Nickolas
``Greek'' Kokalis, KIA October 28, 1967. Also, searching for
James Howard from Houston. Contact: Wayne R. Gibbs, 12090
St. Rt. 193, Ellisburg, NY 13636; 315-846-5262.
Trying to locate anyone who served with Echo 2/13, Marine
Field Arty. on Hill 55, February to October 1968. Contact:
Ken Jost, 5729 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53219;
Looking for an attorney to represent incarcerated
veterans for VA claims/benefits. Have found a loophole that will
get all incarcerated veterans their full checks. Contact:
Demetrio R. Gabriele, #638518, Dade Correction Institution,
19000 S.W. 377th St., Suite 300, Florida City, FL 33034.
Looking for E-4 Ray Fiore, who served with 101st Abn.,
3rd Bde., 1/506 Inf., Bravo Co., March 1968-69, and was
originally from Long Island. Contact: Robert Lange, 69-14 Utopia
Pkwy., Flushing, NY 11365; 718-969-8857.
Looking for Capt. Fisher who served as CO aboard USS
Jerome County LST 848, 1964-65. Contact:
Ted L. Phillips, PSC 517, Box RS, FPO AP 96517;
Looking for anyone who served with 184th Chemical Plt., 1st
Cav. Div. (Airmobile), 1967-69, especially Richard Thomas,
James Coventon, and Mr. Brooks. Contact: Edward Brown, 4763
Clover Haven, Dallas, TX 75227; 214-388-7970 or 214-361-5890
Trying to find Lt. Col. Theodore G. Grossholz, MSgt. J.R.
Townley, SSgt. Gerald J. Polino, SSgt. Jerry M. McClanahan,
SSgt. Charles Hayes, Sgt. Arthur S. Southerland, Sgt. Wayne
Blanchard, Sgt. Robert Searle, Sgt. Fredric George, Sgt. John W.
Rosenburg , 35th CES Sqdn., Phan Rang AFB, Vietnam,
1967-68. Also, Sgt. Robert S. Spence, and A1C James E. Perry,
35th Security Policy Sqdn., 101st Abn., or anyone who pulled
security at water point November to December 1967. Contact:
Dennis N. Grove, 8810 Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77099;
Would like to locate the flight crew that provided transport for
Donut Dollie Ginny
Kirsch on August 15, 1970, from Nui Ba Dien (Black Virgin
Mountain) to Cu Chi. I am investigating her murder. Contact:
George Slook, 1529 Snead Grn., Springfield, PA 19064-4120;
like to hear from fellow Marines who served with Plt. 255,
Parris Island, 1968; HMS 12, Cherry Point, 1969; and
HMS 11 Bomb Dump off of Highway One, by Hill 327, 1969-70.
Contact: George Marley, 16100 Space Center, #1309, Houston, TX
Searching for Thomas Slining, CO of basic training
company at Ft. Lewis, 1970. Also, Ron Clark, a classmate
at Infantry OCS, 9th Bn., 1969, who was later sent to Ft.
Bragg. Contact: Paul W. Cowan,
Trying to locate anyone who served with Robert Mansch
from Sacramento. Contact: Norma Mansch,
Trying to find list of Seabees who served with 8th and 12th
MCB units, 1968. Contact: Andy Anderson, 32437 Clark White
Rd., Denham Springs, LA 70726.
Would like to locate 1st Lt. Richard J. Reno, Co. C,
1st Bn., 1st BCT. Bde., 5th Army, Ft. Polk, June to
September 1972, and all members of unit. Also looking for Ray
Sam from Chicago, Stanberry from Houston, Ssgt. Annis and
Lomita, Philips, Jones, and Sfc. Robertson. Contact: Ronnie L.
Wallace, 2500 S. Avon Belden Rd., Grafton, OH 44044;
Trying to locate Greg Lamb or David Aikins, Great
Lakes, NTC, ETA School, February 1973 about a hanging in April
or May 1973 in the room next to mine or anyone who knows
details. Contact: Steven B. Biggio, 2100 Alabama St., #V-1,
Bellingham, WA 98223; 360-734-3150.
Looking for anyone who served with 218th MP Co., Cam Ranh
Bay, Ban Me Thout, or Nha Trang, September 1970 to February
1972. Also 504th MP Co., Danang, Khe Sanh, or Hue, March
to May 1972. Contact: Laurence Hayes, 326 D Street, N.E.,
Washington, DC 20002; 202-546-4331.
Searching for Sp. Greer, an ambulance driver with 3rd
Field Hospital, Saigon, 1969, to reunite him with orphaned
infant he helped care for May 1969 or anyone who knows his
whereabouts. Contact: Edward J. Russell, 1424 Palmer Dr.,
Springfield, PA 19064;
email@example.com or visit website,
Trying to locate anyone who served with Co. A, 326th Abn.
Eng., Vietnam, November to March 1966. Contact: Don Carey,
Trying to locate Ester Clariance Braswell, 282nd Assault
Helicopter Co., Marble Mountain (212th Avn. Bn.). I believe he
was originally from Georgia. Contact: Ron Johnson, 1308 SE
Howard Dr., Albany, OR 97322;
Trying to locate Vietnam veteran Raymond Cook from Los
Angeles for family medical information. Contact: Celeste Cook,
Searching for George [Jorge] Sardinas, who served two
tours in Vietnam and has a tatoo on his upper arm with an earth
and eagle and the words ``Death Before Dishonor.'' Would like to
let him know that he was a very positive influence in my life.
Contact: Roberto Ravelo, Sr., 6850 Miami Lakes Dr., Miami Lakes,
FL 33014; 305-364-8189;
Looking for Capt. James Leo, who served in Vietnam as a
pilot in 1965. He was also a POW. Contact: Mary A. Moore, 230
Westpark Ln., Clifton Heights, PA 19018.
Would like to contact shipmate from Louisiana, Ray Jamison,
who served aboard USS Weiss APD-135.
I believe he attended Riverside College to become an engineer
after he left the service. Contact: Jerry Becnel,
Searching for Vietnam veteran Robert Elliot Holcomb from
Gary, Indiana, who later served as president of VVA Manhattan
Chapter. Contact: Fern Holcombe, 718-776-2098;
Looking for anyone who served on USS Forrestal
CVA-59, B Div., 1971-75, and served in engine room to
verify PTSD claim. Especially Michael R. Wells. Contact:
Roger D. Branch, 2015 Palm Ln., Belmont, NC 28012; 704-827-9686.
Seeking former members of 54th Artillery Group, Ft. Bragg
or Vietnam, including assigned or attached battalions for a
reunion. Contact: Patrick Conner, 2518 One Iron St., Morehead
City, NC 28559; 252-247-5122 or Hal Humphrey, 1305 Heritage Dr.,
New Bern, NC 28562; 252-638-4432.
504 MP Bn., Phan Rang Det., Vietnam, 1965-67. We're
looking for MPs Palmer, Tully, Ruiz, Lil McKinny, Sgt. Moody,
Jellison Ln., Round Lake, IL 60073; 847-740-6513.
Looking for anyone who served with USMC, CAP 3-4-4,
1969-70. Contact: Johnny Joe Howard,
Looking for Marine named Bartholomew who guarded brig on
Treasure Island, California, during summer of 1969. Contact:
Peter Serino, 209-607-7262 or 925-516-2567;
Looking for D.E. Warrick from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who
was stationed at China Lake, California, 1963-65, and served
aboard USS Coral Sea, V3 Division, 1966.
Also, James R. Sanders from Eagle Pass, Texas, stationed
at China Lake, 1963-65, aboard USS Hancock, V1
Division, 1966. Contact: Roger Armstrong, 8822 N. Main St.,
Canastota, NY 13032; 315-697-5660.
Looking for former members of HQ HQ 168th Combat Eng. and
A Co.: Brett, DeNaple, Nickel, Roy Winn, Robert Workinger,
Freddie Green, Jim Gillispie. Recently returned from visit to
Vietnam in February. Contact: Edward D. (The Blade) Brown, 3323
Hackberry St., Cincinnati, OH 45207-1701;
Trying to locate Army helicopter pilot, Capt. James E. Duke,
Vietnam, 1963, who saved the lives of buddies. Contact: Rob
Moran, 541-553-4890; 541-553-3420 (fax);
Would like to hear from anyone who served with me in Co. C,
31st Combat Eng. Bn., 1969-71. Especially the trip to the
Bailey to get 11th ACR out of Cambodia. Contact: Joe Adamski,
2215 Wellesley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064; 310-826-5019.
Looking for Juan Ortiz, who served with me in 2/4
Charlie Co., 3rd Mar. Div., August 1968 and received three
Purple Hearts. We were together when best friend, David Shock
from Las Vegas, was KIA. Contact: Charles E. Herron, 4308 Zavala
Ct., Mesquite, TX 75150; 972-613-1063.
Trying to locate anyone who served with 543rd Trans.,
Vietnam, 1968-69. We were attached to 1st Army out of
Long Binh. Contact: Craig Sweetman, 130 Mountain Ave.,
Matamoras, PA 18336; 570-491-5337
Incarcerated Vietnam veteran looking for pen pals. All letters
will be answered. Also, anyone who served with Co. E., 2nd Bn.,
5th Mar., 1st Mar. Div (Rein), FMF, CAM PEN, California, in
Margarita area, 1973-76. Contact: Frank Ramirez, K11595 3T-148,
P.O. Box 500, Jamestown, CA 95327-0500.
Incarcerated veteran and former FBI Special Agent who served
with 1st Cav. Div.
Aviator would like to correspond with pen pals. Also have
written manuscript on experiences and completed battle scene
paintings. All letters appreciated. Contact: Richard Taus,
91A1040, Clinton CF, P.O. Box 2001, Dannemora, NY 12929.
Looking for Roland Ray Osborn, who served with me in
1st Tank Bn., 1st Mar. Div., Vietnam, 1969. Contact: Jesse
Griffin, 44256 20th St. East, Apt. 2, Lancaster, CA 93535;
Seeking anyone who served with my brother, SP4 Michael Morrow,
1st Inf. Div., Vietnam. He was KIA June 17, 1967, on a search
and destroy mission. Contact: Elsie Morrow, 480 Riverdale Ave.,
Yonkers, NY 10705; 914-423-3356.
Looking for anyone who served with Sgt. Major Gene Mills,
USMC, 2nd Bn., 9th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., 1969, whom I served with
in Fox Co., 2nd Bn., 9th Mar. He also served as a Marine Raider
in WWII. Contact: James M. Roark, 5165 Via Daniel, Yorba Linda,
CA 92886; 714-871-6922.
Trying to locate Capt. Bernard D. Boward or anyone who
knows his whereabouts. He served as Battery Commandeer at Ft.
Sill, Oklahoma, 1969, and Captain, MACV, Mekong Delta, 1970-71.
Also former members of MACV Advisory Team 88, Kit Carson
Scouts, Mekong Delta, 1970-71. Contact: Max E. Stewart, 806
Royalmile Way, North Las Vegas, NV 89032-7698; 702-399-4348.
Trying to locate Joe Munoz, who served with Echo Co.,
2nd Bn., 4th Mar., 1973, with Martin Lopez. Have
information that Joe served time at San Quentin. Contact: Donald
Trying to locate former Air Force crew member Ronald W. Moran,
Vietnam, 1965-67. Contact: Paul Speidel, 603-669-4509;
Trying to locate James D. Hill from Michigan, who was an
Army MP, Saigon and Camp Davis, 1969-70. Contact: Tina Ansara;