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Who's Who from 5th SGF(A) 31st Engineer Detachment (Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, who served in the 31st Engineering Detachment. The Detachment Commander also served as the Group Staff Engineer. If you can correct any errors or if you can add any names or if you have any orders/rosters, please let me know by e-mail at (sherman1@flash.net) or by phone at (713) 683-9076 or join the staff section discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: Corps level staff enineers will also be shown on the appropriate subordinate staffs. The 539th Engineer Detachment, which preceeded the 31st Eng personnel, is shown on another, separate, table.

DET CO (S/E)
Lucas Dale A   MAJ 08/13/67 08/31/68 STAFF ENG CE (C/A)  
Hardiman Robert R   MAJ 08/24/68 08/21/69 STAFF ENG    
Scott James M   MAJ 07/31/69 07/30/70 DET CO    
Dexter Robert F   LTC 12/02/69 06/30/70 STAFF ENG OR ?  
Schlapak Benjamin R   MAJ 07/08/70 02/28/71 STAFF ENG    
DEP S/E
Norton Graham J Jr MAJ 05/01/67 09/21/67 ADV TM CE (C/A)  
Norton Graham J Jr MAJ 09/22/67 06/30/68 DET XO    
Thomas Ronald E   MAJ 01/01/68 05/14/68      
Kessler Kenneth C   CPT 07/21/69 01/31/70 STAFF ENG DEP/I&II CTZ  
Gardner Alan D   CPT 09/02/69 06/27/70 STAFF ENG DEPUTY D
Miller Henry S Jr CPT 12/14/69 08/28/70 STAFFENG/A III&IV CTZ  
NCOIC
Freeman George E   MSG 06/01/68   HHQ ST/ENG    
Brockmon James H   SFC 08/24/68 03/16/70 1SG 31E?  
Williams Bennie J   MSG 07/04/69 07/03/70 S-3 NCOIC    
Medrano Manuel   MSG 06/01/70 01/01/71 OPS NCO    
HQ P/E
Varnell Richard R   1LT 02/20/67 07/29/69 POST ENGR    
Raney Dennis R   CPT 06/12/67 04/26/68 ENG SPVR   Y
Thomas Ronald E   CPT 09/01/67   SE/A @HQ  
Cooper Gary D S   CPT 08/19/69 09/06/70 PW UTILS    
Underkofler Richard L   1LT 10/01/70 01/03/71 PW&U OFF    
Schumacher John O   1LT 10/27/69 05/13/70 S/E ASST P/ENG to CCS  
Dodson John A   CPT 08/01/70 03/01/71 S/E ASST DDUS 7/12/69  
Joyner Charles R   1LT 08/13/67 06/01/68 PE ASST @C-3, A-236  
Marcik Robert A   CPT 12/01/68 03/01/70 SE @RCNDO  
HQ P/E NCOIC
Lopez Lindberg H P   MSG 06/01/66 06/01/67 NCOIC R&U    
Huskey Jerry M   SFC 01/01/67   ENG NCO POST ENG @HHQ  
Kannenberg Robert E   SSG 03/06/67 03/05/68 HHC P/ENG @HHQ DEC
S-4 MAINT SHOP
Coons Billy J   CW2 12/05/68 05/12/69 ENG TECH    
Blas Luis P   SFC 01/01/67   CNSTR RPR    
Marler Tommy G   SFC 05/25/67 05/24/68 ENG SUP CRPNTR NCOIC  
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Johnson John T   1LT 12/04/69 04/12/70 SPO    
Friend Freddy L   1LT 05/15/70 08/07/70 SPO    
ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
Kemble Edward J   SP5          
McMichail William E   SP4          
Kuhn Bobby A   SSG 01/01/67        
Parker Amos B Jr 1LT 01/20/67        
Smith Jackie H   SP5 01/21/67 06/01/68      
Lee John   SFC 06/01/67        
Miller Earl   SSG 06/01/67        
Stewart John R   1LT 08/07/67 12/26/67     Y
Stassi Peter P   2LT 08/13/67 08/11/68   CE (C/A)  
Montgomery Edwin E   SFC 08/13/67 04/02/69 62B4S CE (C/A)  
Nakamoto George   SFC 08/13/67 08/11/68 62B4S CE (C/A)  
Guinn Fate Jr SFC 08/13/67 04/02/69 62B40 CE (C/A)  
Stram Max A   SFC 08/13/67 08/11/68 51H40 CE (C/A)  
McDowell James A   SSG 08/13/67 08/11/68 62B40 CE (C/A)  
Carter James L   SP4 08/13/67 04/02/69 71B20 CE (C/A)  
Kowalczyk Joseph J   SP4 08/13/67 08/11/68 71B20 CE (C/A)  
Hall Richard W   PFC 08/13/67 08/11/68 81B20 CE (C/A)  
Kimble Edward J   PFC 08/13/67 08/11/68 81B20 CE (C/A)  
Bell Samuel   SFC 09/01/67 08/31/68      
Church Claude H   SFC 09/01/67 08/31/68      
Medlin Robert A Jr SSG 09/01/67 08/31/68      
Miller Jon E   SP5 09/01/67 06/28/69      
Finnegan Francis T   1LT 11/04/67 07/04/68   CE  
McBride Charles L   SFC 11/11/67 11/11/68 S/E NCOIC    
Foxworth William K   SFC 12/10/67 12/12/68      
Hamm Gerald L   SFC 01/01/68        
Lean Delenor W   SSG 01/01/68        
Gilliland William H   SFC 01/10/68 01/10/69      
Cox Bobby H   1LT 01/20/68 05/08/68      
Dean Delenor W   SSG 03/29/68 10/01/68      
Szychulski Stanley   SP4 05/06/68 05/06/69      
Hansen Erick J   SP5 06/01/68        
Gibbs Michael J   SP5 06/29/68 06/24/69   @A-255  
Bringas Edward   SFC 07/28/68 09/04/69      
Gardner David L   CPT 08/05/68 03/02/69      
Raines Thomas H Jr CPT 08/14/68 03/13/69 STAFF ENG    
Ford Thomas J Jr CPT 08/21/68 08/20/69      
Medlin Robert A Jr SFC 09/01/68 03/21/69      
Wallace Charles C II SP5 09/25/68 05/02/69      
Curie Hurie D   SFC 10/01/68 12/01/68      
Oliver Charles M   SFC 10/07/68 10/31/69      
Pruett Hubert C   SSG 10/25/68 04/21/70      
Massey Marshall E   SSG 12/05/68 12/04/69      
Goodwin Gregory T   1LT 12/06/68 12/06/69      
Waters William J Jr SSG 12/10/68 12/09/69   & A-353  
Valentine Jimmy F   SP5 01/05/69 05/05/70      
Daniels James M   SP4 01/05/69 01/04/70      
Capanda Joseph R   SFC 01/08/69 01/07/70      
Higgenbotham Robert L   SSG 01/15/69 01/14/70      
Marshall Joseph F   SFC 01/25/69 12/15/69      
Yonn Charles B III 1LT 02/03/69 02/28/70      
Easley Leslie J   SFC 02/24/69 02/23/70      
Dyer Steven J   SP5 03/01/69 03/01/70      
Hagen Peter L Jr SP5 04/01/69 04/01/70      
Carter James L   SSG 04/03/69 11/03/69      
Bostley Ranse F   SP5 04/10/69 09/01/69      
Kimball Clayton G   SGT 04/28/69 04/27/70      
Sotak John Jr SP5 05/08/69 06/30/70      
Ferguson Larry E   SP5 07/01/69     SAME ?PH  
Rainer Charles E   SFC 07/10/69 06/21/70      
Burfiend Loren J   SFC 07/20/69 07/10/70      
Mara Stephen T   SGT 08/10/69 02/10/70      
McBride Charles L   SFC 08/12/69 08/07/70      
Walters Robert J Sr CPT 08/13/69 06/27/70     D
Miller Henry S Jr CPT 08/29/69 12/13/69      
Rositano Richard A   SFC 09/03/69 01/15/70 Staff Eng    
Carter Hurie D   SFC 09/21/69 03/21/70      
Blair Kenneth D Jr SSG 09/27/69 10/26/70      
Bodt Lawrence P   SP5 10/01/69 04/14/70     Y
Javenkoski Burton D   SP5 10/07/69 10/06/70 12B4S    
Clark George E   SFC 11/11/69 11/10/70 62B4P    
Bergeron Denis R   SFC 12/05/69 12/04/70 62B40    
Waters William J Jr SFC 12/13/69 07/12/70   & A-353  
Higgenbotham Robert L   SSG 01/01/70 06/30/70      
Salas Luis B   SP5 01/01/70        
Guest Maurice R   SP5 01/01/70 12/01/70 62E20    
Terrazas Oscar F   MSG 01/05/70 07/03/70      
Holliday Harold W   SP5 01/19/70 11/24/70      
Roarty William J   1LT 02/01/70 10/22/70 31331    
Becnel Ernest J   SSG 02/01/70 12/12/70 62B40    
Booth Marvin G   SP5 06/01/70 03/01/71 76P20    
Peters David L   SGT 02/01/70 12/16/70 51H4P    
Schmied William D   SP5 04/01/70 01/01/71 71B30    
Sizemore Frederick R   SGT 04/01/70 02/01/71 51H40 A-239, 236, B-23  
Rodrigues Jose O   SP4 04/01/70 03/01/71 81B20    
Bailey Robert D   SP4 04/01/70   52B20    
McGee Milton A   SFC 05/01/70 12/01/70 12B4P    
Herrin Dallis F   SSG 06/01/70 04/01/71 62B40    
Stewart Winnie H   SGT 06/01/70 04/01/71 51H40    
Bennett David W   CPT 07/01/70 01/01/71   NOT ON 68-9 ROSTERS?  
Straight Roger K   1LT 08/15/70 12/30/70 77900    
Flores Vicente D   SP5 09/01/70 02/28/71 62E20 HE OPERATOR  
Petrus Randolph A   SSG 11/07/70 02/15/71 62B4H    
Oakes William T   SGT 11/18/70 02/15/71 51H40    
Messick Charles W   SSG 01/01/71 02/28/71 62B4H HE REP  
Rupp Albert R   SP5 01/01/71 02/28/71 12A2P    
Marlow John D JD SSG 01/08/71 02/08/71      
C-3 S/E
Smith John E   1LT 08/12/67 08/01/68 SE/A @C-3  
Marcik Robert A   CPT 05/08/68 12/01/68 SE/ASST @C-3  
Beal William R Jr MAJ 09/08/67 09/07/68 STAFF ENG @C-3  
Randolph Albert C   1LT 09/15/67 04/02/68 SE/ASST @C-3  
Couillard Albert H Jr CPT 06/30/68 08/02/69 STAFF ENG @C-3  
Bennett David W   1LT 11/15/68 08/29/70   @C-3 NOR  
Valentine Edmundo L M   CPT 08/05/69 03/01/70 S/E @C-3  
McPherson Thomas J III 1LT 01/01/70 12/01/70 71331 @C-3  
Barrett Calvin R   SP5 08/01/68 07/25/69   @C-3?  
C-2 S/E
Merkerson Willie Jr 2LT 08/16/67 01/11/68 SE/A @C-2 Y
Parker Amos B Jr CPT 01/12/68 08/22/68 SE/A @C-2  
Pessagno John M   CPT 06/01/68 10/29/68 SE @C-2 Y
Goff Clifford N III CPT 08/21/68 08/20/69 S/E ASST @C-2  
Hager James E   CPT 02/15/69 07/15/69 STAFF ENG @C-2?  
Steen Kenneth B   CPT 06/01/69 10/01/69 SE/A @C-2 Y
Hand Terry D   CPT 08/28/69 08/15/70 STAFF ENG @C-2  
Van Allen Richard   CPT 11/15/69 11/14/70 SE/ASST @C-2  
Brown Thomas T   1LT 11/25/70 01/31/71 ENGR OFF @C-2 & FM 8/20/70-8/19/71?  
Marino James R   SFC 08/02/68 07/24/68 S/E NCOIC @C-2  
Oaks John R   SFC 10/03/68 09/09/69 S/E NCOIC @C-2  
Saunders Wade T   SFC 10/17/68 10/25/69 S/E NCOIC @ C-2  
Kitts Donald P   SFC 06/19/68 06/19/69 S/E NCOIC @C-2 Y
Yelvington Donald   SFC 10/03/69 10/02/70 S/E NCOIC @C-2  
C-1 S/E
Todd Thomas E   CPT 06/07/67 11/03/68 STAFF ENG @C-1  
Rollason Charles T   1LT 07/07/68 07/20/69 S/E ASST @C-1  
Rollason Charles T   CPT 07/21/69 02/09/69 S/E ASST @C-1  
Watson Filmore D Jr CPT 12/21/69 12/20/70 71331 @C-1  
Waggoner Carroll M   CPT 01/10/70 01/04/71 STAFF ENG @C-1  
Miller Ronald A   CPT 07/01/70 12/15/70 71331 @C-1?  
Miller Ronald A   1LT 01/01/70 07/01/70 ENGR OFF @B-11  
C-4 S/E
Titsworth James E Jr 1LT 11/25/67 10/09/68 SE/A @C-4  
Allen Robert T   1LT 01/20/68 07/16/68 A/STF ENG @C-4  
Rowe Michael B   CPT 07/27/68 05/25/69 SE/ASST @C-4 NOR ‘69  
Hansmann Jack   CPT 12/19/68 12/18/69 STAFF ENG ASST@C-4  
Wise William A   CPT 11/11/69 11/10/70 SE/ASST @C-4  
Underkofler Richard L   1LT 01/13/70 10/01/70 SE/ASST @C-4  
Leffew Donald L   CPT 08/24/70 10/27/70 STAFF ENG @C-4  
Strong Carroll E   SFC 07/28/68 01/01/69 CONSTR FRM @C-4 or C-2  
Porter Arthur M   SFC 11/24/68 11/23/69   @C-4  
Ferguson Larry E   SSG 07/21/69 09/18/70   @C-4?  
Backman James E   SFC 02/01/70 02/01/71   @C-4 Y
GJ-1
Halfast Richard L   MSG 05/17/67 05/16/68 GJ1 TM LDR    
Walker Richard A   SFC 04/30/68 04/25/69 GJ1 TM LDR @A-246  
Conner Douglas R   SSG 06/01/68 05/01/69 GJ1 TM LDR    
Conner Douglas R   SSG 07/22/69 12/20/69 GJ1 TM LDR    
Barnett Leonard R   SFC 06/01/67   DRILLER KA-2 or 539? Y
Barnett Leonard R   SFC 06/17/69 06/16/70 DRILLER   Y
Liggett George A   SFC 01/01/68   GJ1    
Williams Douglas H   SP5 04/30/69 05/21/70      
Jobes James A   SSG 10/12/69 10/11/70 GJ1 DRILLER  
Romero Clarence B   SGT 01/01/70 02/01/71 51H40 @C-3  
GJ-2
Zurweller Stanley C   SP5 04/06/69 07/04/70 GJ2 DRILL    
Cole Billy J R   SSG 12/16/69 11/30/70 GJ-2 NCOIC    
Piszcsyk Henry J   SGT 01/01/70 12/24/70 51H4P GB-2  
KB-1
Bloomfield Richard G   CPT 09/22/67 02/18/68 KB1 TM LDR KB-1 Y
Watters Vernon C   1LT 01/28/68 07/21/68 KB1 TM LDR    
Crapeau James   CPT 06/01/68 06/14/69 KB1 TM LDR    
Carloss John R   CPT 11/24/69 05/21/70 KB1 TM LDR    
Valersky John A   1LT 01/12/70 03/01/70 KB1 TM LDR   Y
Valersky John A   CPT 03/01/70 09/01/70 KB1 TM LDR   Y
Gordon Ray C III CPT 06/01/70 01/04/70 KB1 TM LDR    
McBride Charles J   SFC 11/11/67 11/11/68 KB1 NCOIC    
Simmons Robert H   SFC 02/11/68 02/10/69 KB1 NCOIC   Y
Strong Carroll E   SFC 01/01/69 07/27/69 KB1 NCOIC @C-4  
Bucho Richard S   SSG 01/01/70 12/01/70 KB1 NCOIC KB-1  
KB-2
Woodham Gary E   CPT 08/13/67 08/11/68 KB2 TM LDR CE (C/A)  
Joyner Charles R   1LT 06/01/68 10/06/68 KB2?TM LDR CE (C/A) @C-3 & A-236  
Nabors William E   1LT 12/09/68 11/23/69 KB2 TM LDR    
Gordon Ray C III 1LT 01/05/69 06/01/70 KB2 TM LDR    
King Tommy R   SP5 02/01/70 02/01/71 KB2 62E20    
KB-3
Bonney Ray C   CPT 08/13/67 08/31/68 KB3 TM LDR CE (C/A) Y
Infanger Gerard T   1LT 08/10/68 02/05/69 KB3 TM LDR    
Fravel John F   CPT 10/01/68 03/24/69 KB3 TM LDR   YE
Infanger Gerard T   CPT 02/06/69 12/05/69 KB3 TM LDR    
Steen Kenneth B   CPT 03/31/69 06/01/69 KB3 TM LDR   Y
Dix John R   SFC 08/13/67 01/01/68 57G40/51H CE (C/A)  
Kast Dalton E   SSG 01/01/68 03/01/68 51H40/72B4S medevaced  
Partain Jack W   SSG 08/13/67 08/11/68 62B4S CE (C/A)  
Burch Rodell   SSG 08/13/67 08/11/68 62B4S CE (C/A)  
Gonzales Jose L   SSG 08/13/67 08/11/68 51H4LP CE (C/A)  
Gilbert Paul F   SGT 02/15/68 07/15/68 82B20/12A10 from 20th Engrs  
KB-4
Marcik Robert A   CPT 08/13/67 10/21/67 SE/ASST CA (C/A) 31E  
Marcik Robert A   CPT 10/22/67 05/08/68 KB4 TM LDR 31E  
Pessagno John M   CPT 09/20/67 10/29/68 KB4 TM LDR   Y
Hager James E   CPT 07/15/68 02/15/69 KB4 TM LDR    
Fravel John F Jr CPT 07/19/68 03/24/69 KB4 TM LDR    
Dever Stephen J   CPT 08/02/69 01/01/71 KB4 TM LDR @A-255  
Bell Peter P   SFC 08/13/67 08/11/68 KB4 51H4P    
Collins Garland   SFC 08/13/67 08/30/68 KB4 12B40    
Cargile Clyde R   SSG 08/13/67 08/31/68 KB4 12B4H    
Kinard Jewel C   SSG 08/13/67 08/31/68 KB-4 62B4H or KB-3?  
Rast Robert E   SFC 09/23/68 09/19/69 KB-4 62B4S @A-255 Y
Domingue Chester P   SFC 01/21/69 08/23/70 KB-4 & @C-4  
Scoppa Thomas J   SFC 12/06/68 12/05/69 KB4 51H4O @A-244  
Thompson Robert   SP5 01/01/69   KB-4 ENGR    
Kleeschulte Toby M   SP5 01/01/69   KB-4 @A-244  
Sedli Gary M   SP5 01/05/69 01/04/70 KB-4 SPVR @A-244  
Terry Charles F   SP5 04/30/69 05/28/70 KB-4 @C-2  
Scoppa Thomas J   SFC 12/06/69 01/31/71 KB4 51H4O @B-43  
KB #unknown
Beaumont Richard A   CPT 12/05/67 07/31/68 KB TM LDR @C-4  
Fontaine Lamar III 1LT 01/11/67 09/02/68 NOR    
Fontaine Lamar III CPT 09/03/68 02/10/69 KB# TM LDR    
Baker Wayne M Jr CPT 06/15/68 12/15/68      
Friend Freddy L   1LT 08/12/69 05/14/70 KB# TM LDR    
Bennett David W   CPT 08/30/69 02/06/70 KB TM LDR NOR  
Leffew Donald L   CPT 10/28/69 08/23/70 KBx TM LDR    
Carpenter David L   SP5 01/01/70 03/01/71 62E2P @B-43  

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