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Who's Who from Detachment A-101 (Khe Sanh/Lang Vei/Mai Loc) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-101 (Khe Sanh/Lang Vei/Mai Loc). If you were assigned to A-101 or you can correct any errors or can add any names or [ESPECIALLY HELPFUL] identify the assignments for the names at the last page of the list shown as "Assignments Unknown," or if you have any rosters, please let me know by e-mail at ( or by phone at (281) 979-5688 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/122 took over the Khe Sanh camp from A1/323, 1st SFG(A). It was redesignated A-101. Khe Sanh was turned over to III MAF and the camp was relocated to Old Lang Vei o/a 12/19/66. A year later, o/a 12/27/67 the camp was relocated to a new site at Lang Vei. That camp was over-run by an armored assault on 02/07/68. The team was reconstituted and relocated to Hill 52 as an FOB of A-109 Thong Duc and relocated shortly thereafter to Mai Loc. Mai Loc was closed o/a 08/27/70. Khe Sanh and Lang Vei were located in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province. Earlier TDY teams came from the 1st SFGA and 7th SFGA's, listed in previously published monographs.

Bostic Ralph C   CPT 04/05/65 11/01/65 DET CO A5/122 DEC
Waghelstein John D   CPT 10/05/65 03/10/66 DET CO   YE.
Moffitt Carrow L   CPT 03/10/66 04/15/66 DET CO ill to 6/1/66 DEC
Hutton Paul C III CPT 04/15/66 01/27/67 DET CO   YE.
Davis Medley M   CPT 11/21/66 03/15/67 DET CO   YE
Duffy John J   CPT 01/14/67 05/01/67 DET CO   YE.
Crenshaw William A   CPT 05/01/67 05/04/67 DET CO   KIA
Cox Dallas L   CPT 03/09/67 09/04/67 DET CO   YE.
Willoughby Frank C   CPT 07/17/67 02/07/68 DET CO   DEC
Bailey Dennis B "Skip" 1LT 02/28/68 05/03/68 DET CO Hill 52 DEC
Wilkins Miles R   1LT 04/15/68 12/01/68 DET CO   Y,
Buckley Charles B   CPT 11/27/68 03/01/69 DET CO med-TB YE.
Sheehan William M   CPT 03/01/69 06/01/69 DET CO   YE.
Newkirk Robert L   CPT 06/01/69 10/21/69 DET CO   DEC
Hostikka Richard A   CPT 09/17/69 03/02/70 DET CO   DNH
Hopkins Stephen F   CPT 02/28/70 07/15/70 DET CO    
          08/27/70 DET CO    
Pincock Louis B   2LT 04/05/65 10/01/65 DET XO A5/122 YE.
Thomas James A Jr 1LT 10/12/65 10/11/66 DET XO NOR before 8/15/66, then C-4 DEC
Cox Carl D   1LT 03/02/66 03/01/67 DET XO Acting CO  
Stallings Franklin D   1LT 01/09/67 05/04/67 DET XO   KIA
Schroff William F   1LT 06/01/67 01/29/68 DET XO   DEC
Wilkins Miles R   1LT 12/08/67 02/07/68 DET XO   Y,
Vanhoy Francis S   1LT 03/01/68 05/11/68 DET XO HILL 52 YE.
Davis Kenneth E   1LT 04/01/68 05/18/68 DET XO    
Lancey Clarence R Sr 1LT 07/16/68 02/11/69 DET XO   DEC
Sheehan William M   1LT 09/02/68 03/01/69 DET XO   YE.
McDill Paul J   1LT 05/01/69 10/04/69 DET XO   DEC
Lord Robert B   1LT 11/12/69 06/29/70 DET XO    
Taylor Damon T   1LT 01/12/70 09/15/70 DET XO   DEC
Carroll Charles A   2LT 05/04/65 11/05/65 CAPO (TDY) 97th CA DEC
Perkins William M   1LT 09/01/66 01/14/67 CAPO   YE.
Schroff William F   2LT 01/29/67 06/01/67 CAPO   DEC
Austin Samuel F   CPT 03/04/67 03/21/67 CAPO 29 CA DET YE.
Gaddis Myron C   PSG 03/04/67 03/21/67 CAPO 29 CA DET DEC
Sheppard Earl   SP5 03/04/67 03/21/67 CAPO 29 CA DET  
Falbo Angelo B   PFC 03/04/67 03/21/67 CAPO 29 CA DET DEC
Richel John T   PFC 03/04/67 03/21/67 CAPO 29 CA DET DEC
Wilkins Miles R   2LT 08/19/67 12/07/67 CAPO   Y,
Bailey Dennis B   2LT 12/01/68 02/27/68 CAPO   DEC
Siefert James B "Broc" 1LT 06/10/68 11/01/68 CAPO   YE.
Misitis Jan H   1LT 09/13/68 06/01/69 CAPO & CO & XO DEC
Andre Louis E III 1LT 06/04/69 11/12/69 CAPO   YE.
Marable Renard H   2LT 10/01/69 04/01/70 CAPO   YE.
Wolfgramm Richard G   1LT 10/30/69 06/19/70 CAPO   YE.
Morakon Peter   SFC 04/05/65   TM SGT A5/122 DEC
Biddle Charles C Jr SFC 01/01/66 05/01/66 TM SGT medevaced DEC
Waters Edwin J Sr MSG 03/01/66 01/25/67 TM SGT to C-3? DEC
Steptoe William L   MSG 03/01/67 05/04/67 TM SGT medevaced DEC
Chamra Richard A   SFC 05/04/67 01/24/68 TM SGT   DEC
Adams Harmon D   MSG 09/01/67 10/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Craig William T   SFC 10/01/67 02/08/68 TM SGT   DEC
Burt William A   SFC 03/01/68 05/04/68 TM SGT hospitalized DEC
Coble Donald L   SFC 06/01/68 11/10/68 TM SGT Mai Loc DEC
Lampkins Lloyd R   MSG 09/01/68 01/01/69 TM SGT   Y.
Corriveau Robert A   MSG 01/01/69 09/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Douglas Harry C   SFC 09/01/69 03/30/70 TM SGT & HVY WPNS DEC
Stopher Gale Jr MSG 03/01/70 04/10/70 TM SGT   KIA
Bailey Raymond C   SFC 05/01/70 09/10/70 TM SGT   YE?
Rule Claude P   SSG 04/01/65   INTEL A5/122 WIA DEC
Spivey Bobby   SFC 06/01/66   INTEL   DEC
Chamra Richard A   SFC 01/25/67 05/04/67 INTEL   DEC
Irwin Charles V   SFC 07/05/67 12/07/67 INTEL   YE.
Burt William A   SFC 11/20/67 01/25/68 INTEL hospitalized/
renlistment leave
Tiroch Peter   SSG 03/01/68 03/26/69 INTEL Hill 52 & C-1 DEC
Vyers Thomas W   SFC 09/12/69 09/11/70 INTEL & TM SGT DEC
Krowska Robert W   SP4 11/27/65 02/01/66 INTEL/A   DEC
Morris Stephen S   SP5 01/01/66 01/01/67 INTEL/A & LT WPNS medevaced? YE.
Faust James D   SP5 01/01/67   INTEL/A   Y.
Tiroch Peter   SSG 06/21/67 02/07/68 INTEL/A & INTEL DEC
Anderson Calvin K "Kent" SP5 09/16/69 09/15/70 INTEL/A & A-100? YE,
Trimm Frederick T   SP5 10/01/69 10/01/70 INTEL/A   YE
Black Charles H   SSG 04/01/65   HVY WPNS A5/122 DEC
Higgins Richard P   SFC 08/01/65 02/01/66 WPNS   DEC
Bodlak Jaroslav   SFC 01/01/66   HVY WPNS No Orders DEC
McGuire Patrick E   SGT 01/01/66 08/20/66 LT WPNS   A0Y,
Pa'u Mua'au   SFC 01/26/66 01/25/67 HVY WPNS A7/06 DEC
Pendergrass Burt A   SGT 02/01/67 01/01/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Lindewald Charles V Jr SFC 06/01/67 09/01/67 HVY WPNS   MIA
Brooks Arthur   SSG 10/10/67 02/07/67 LT WPNS medevaced YE.
Hanna Kenneth   SFC   02/07/68 HVY WPNS   MIA
Young John A   SP4 01/01/68 02/07/68 LT WPNS captured  
Guerrero Juan J   SGT 03/01/68 06/01/68 HVY WPNS    
Pool Julius E   SSG 06/01/68 06/01/69 HVY WPNS & TM SGT DEC
Holt Dickle B "Dick" SP5 08/01/68 05/01/69 LT WPNS   Y,
Douglas Harry C   SFC 04/13/69 03/30/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Windley William H   SFC 05/01/69 05/01/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Peters Michael S   SGT 01/01/70 12/01/70 LT WPNS   DEC
McFadden Franklin   SSG 04/05/65   RAD OP A5/122 vhpa
Wells Lewis H Jr SGT 04/05/65 12/01/65 RAD OP A5/122 DEC
Vince James P   SGT 10/09/65 11/01/65 RAD OP   YE.
Siejwa George J   SSG 12/05/65 11/24/66 RAD OP   DEC
Takeuchi Richard M   SGT 01/02/66 09/01/66 RAD OP   Y
Chambers Gerald L   SSG 03/01/66 03/01/67 RAD OP   Y
Lechleiter John C   SP4 08/01/66 01/01/68 RAD OP at C-1 2 mos YE.
Blalock Nathan W   SGT 09/01/66 02/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
Andreas Stephen G   SP4 11/01/66 02/01/67 RAD OP   DEC
Berk Joseph P   SGT 12/01/66 10/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
McMurry William G Jr SP4 01/01/67 02/07/68 RAD OP Captured  
Adams Elmer D "Dave" SGT 03/01/67 07/06/67 RAD OP   YE.
Thompson Dennis L   SSG 06/01/67 02/07/68 RAD OP   YE.
White David R   SGT 09/01/67 12/01/67 RAD OP   vhpa
Shook Douglas E   SP4 01/01/68   RAD OP?   yfb
Phillips Emanuel E   SFC 10/01/67 02/07/68 RAD OP   DEC
Dooms Franklin H   SP4 12/23/67 02/07/68 RAD OP   YE.
Dooms Franklin H   SP4 03/01/68 06/01/68 RAD OP Hill 52 YE.
Phillips Emanuel E   SFC 03/01/68 06/01/68 RAD OP   DEC
Kern Richard L   SFC 04/01/68 6/01/68 RAD OP Only Apr-Jun? DEC
Adams Elmer D "Dave" SGT 03/01/68 03/01/69 RAD OP   YE.
Clifton Orville V   SFC 06/01/68   RAD OP   DEC
Sooter Richard E   SGT 01/01/69 12/01/69 RAD OP   YE.
Ballmer Ward C   SGT 09/01/69 09/01/70 RAD OP   YE?
Lusterman Gary H   SSG 09/28/69 03/10/70 RAD OP   DEC
Linskey Robert J 'BJ' SGT 01/01/70 08/27/70 RAD OP   YE?
Sandaine Robert G   SGT 01/01/70 05/01/70 RAD OP   Y?
Keating Henry A   SSG 04/05/65 01/01/66 DEMO A5/122 ?
Webber Frank R Jr SSG 04/05/65 01/01/66 DEMO A5/122 DEC
Ingalls Gerald   SP4 04/05/65   DEMO A5/122 YE.
Brown Horace C   SSG 10/27/65 06/01/66 DEMO Emergency Leave YE?
Robinson Jon N   SSG 12/25/65 04/01/65 DEMO   Y.
Osborn Richard D   SFC 01/01/67   DEMO   KIA
Phillips Daniel R   SP5 01/01/68 02/07/68 DEMO   MIA
Dudley William M   SP5 03/01/68 06/16/68 DEMO   DEC
Bicknell Howard R   SP5 06/01/68   DEMO    
Yongen Raymond T   SSG 01/01/69   DEMO   YE?
Bruscino Michael M   SP4 05/01/69 08/12/69 DEMO No Orders Medevaced YE,
Kuhlman Bruce W   SSG 06/13/69 04/11/70 DEMO   YE.
Grice John F Jr SP5 09/09/69 05/01/70 DEMO   DEC
Leonard Gary L   SP4 06/01/70 08/27/70 DEMO   YE.
O'Leary Thomas M   SSG 04/05/65 04/05/66 MEDIC A5/122 DEC
Roberts Sam R   SP4 04/05/65 01/01/66 MEDIC A5/122?  
Wilbanks Roy S   SP5 01/01/66   MEDIC Roy R? DEC
O'Barr James A   SGT 06/01/66 01/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Neidlein Thomas W   SSG 11/01/66 01/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Batrez Archie Jr SSG 01/01/67   MEDIC   DEC
Coleman Don G   SGT 11/01/67 06/01/67 MEDIC   DEC
Low Paul E Jr SFC 06/01/67 01/12/68 MEDIC   YE.
Fragos Nicholas I   SGT 08/07/67 08/06/68 MEDIC   DEC
Johnson Montgomery B   SGT 08/27/67 12/01/67 MEDIC   YE,
Mullowney Richard D Jr SGT 09/01/67 12/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Goranson William P   SP5 09/01/67 11/01/67 MEDIC   DEC
Johnson Joel A   SGT 12/17/67 02/07/68 MEDIC medevaced YE.
Holt James W   SFC 01/01/68 02/07/68 MEDIC   MIA
Ashley Eugene Jr SFC 01/12/68 02/07/68 MEDIC   KIA
Swicegood Harold M   SFC 03/01/68 04/01/68 MEDIC from? Y?
Allen Richard H   SGT 03/01/68 06/01/68 MEDIC Hill 52 YE.
Helm James J   SSG 06/01/68   MEDIC Mai Loc YE.
Horton Allen J   SGT 01/01/69   MEDIC   YE.
Bailey Raymond C   SFC 01/01/70 05/01/70 MEDIC   YE?
Johnson Edgar M   SGT 01/01/70 12/01/70 MEDIC   YE?
Attached Personnel
Seabee       01/01/67        
Seabee       01/01/67        
DOD civilian       01/01/67        
Hughes Clifford E   SSG 01/01/69   F/O ATTD  
Pruitt James E   SGT 01/01/69   F/O ATTD YE,
Revels Jonathan D   SGT 01/01/65   RAD OP TM C-1 at A-101  
Assignment Unknown
Williams Floyd L   SP4 01/01/65 12/31/65 No orders A5/122?  
Stephens James R   SSG 01/01/69       DEC
Camp Walter T   SFC 06/01/69 12/01/69     DEC
Books about or by:
Craig, William T, Team Sergeant, A Special Forces NCO at Lang Vei and Beyond, Ivy Books, 1998
Phillips, William R, Night of the Silver Stars, The Battle of Lang Vei, Naval Institute Press, 1997
Stockwell, David B, Tanks in the Wire: The First Use of Enemy Armour in Vietnam, 19xx


MAP of A-101 Khe Sanh and (Old and New) Lang Vei
MAP of A-101 Hill 52
MAP of A-101 Mai Loc

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