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Who's Who from Detachments B-13 and A-105 (Kham Duc/Nong Son) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachments B-13 and A-105 (Kham Duc/Nong Son). If you were assigned to B-13 or A-105 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) 879-5688 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum. I need a picture of B-13 (B5/330) and PCS order for A-105 (A5/121), the original PCS teams. Was the B-team B13 or B-11 and that were the other numbers B-12, B-14, B-15 used for?

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/121 (later A-105) took over the Kham Duc camp from the 7th SFG(A) team that had built the new camp there. Kham Duc was located in Hiep Duc District, Quang Tin Province. Earlier TDY teams from the 1st SFGA, listed in a previously published monograph, had maintained a camp at Kham Duc, at the old French Fort. A C&C (MACV-SOG) FOB, launch site and training area was located at Kham Duc and a PCS B Detachment came to Kham Duc for a short period of time during the first half of 1965. That B-Detachment was relocated to Hon Quan (B-33) o/o 06/25/65. A team from B-57 may have run an operation from Kham Duc in mid 1967. Kham Duc maintained an FOB at Ngoc Tavak from ? until it was overrun a few days before the main camp. Kham Duc was abandoned on 05/12/68 and re-opened at Nong Son o/a 06/01/68. The Nong Son camp was converted to 78th Border Ranger on 10/31/70.

DETACHMENT B-11 or B-13 (KHAM DUC) (B5/330)

Reed Ramon C   MAJ 01/15/65   DET CO B5/330 DEC
Smith Wayne R   CPT 01/15/65   DET XO B5/330 DEC
McGillicuddy Thomas H   SGM 01/15/65 01/14/66 DET SGM B5/330 DEC
Jacquet Richard J   1LT 01/15/65 06/01/65 S-1 B5/330 YE.
Williams Richard Jr SSG 01/15/65   S-1 NCOIC B5/330 DNH
Steinke Richard R   1LT 01/15/65 01/14/66 S-2 B5/330 Y,
Nichols Carl W Jr SFC 01/15/65 DROPPED S-2 NCOIC to A5/311 B5/330 DEC
Petty Alfred H Jr SFC 01/15/65   S-2 NCOIC B5/330 Y.
Bradshaw Faybert R   SSG 01/15/65 07/20/65 S-2 NCO B5/330 KIA
Cummins William Jr CPT 01/15/65   S-3 B5/330 DEC
Lowe John C   SFC 01/15/65 01/14/66 S-3 NCOIC B5/330 DEC
McKenzie Leon C   CPT 01/15/65 05/01/65 S-4 B5/330 DEC
Walker David L   SSG 01/15/65 01/14/66 S-4 NCOIC B5/330  
Mitchell Donald L   SGT 01/15/65 01/14/66 S-4 NCO B5/330  
Brevelle James L Jr SSG 01/15/65 01/14/66 RAD SPVR B5/330 DEC
Beveridge James A   SP4 01/15/65 01/14/66 RAD OP B5/330  
Foster Patrick B   SGT 01/15/65 01/14/66 RAD OP B5/330 YE.
Olah Alfred E   SGT 01/15/65 01/14/66 RAD OP B5/330 DEC
Radford James M   SP4 01/15/65   RAD OP B5/330 YE,
Clayton William   SP5 01/15/65 01/14/66 DEMO B5/330  
Mulligan Frank D   SSG 01/15/65 01/14/66 DEMO B5/330 Y,
Luthy Henry D 'Hank' SSG 01/15/65 05/01/65 MED SPVR B5/330 Y.
McElroy Jimmy   SGT 08/30/64 08/30/65 MEDIC B5/330 DEC


A-105 (KHAM DUC)

Bahnsen Peter F III CPT 12/09/64 12/08/65 DET CO A5/121 YE.
Sosa Steven V Sr CPT 02/01/65 03/01/65 DET CO   Y.
Hurt Kenneth L   CPT 04/05/65 09/01/65 DET CO A5/121 DEC
Ollesh Samuel J   CPT 11/11/65   DET CO   DEC
Kemnitz James G   CPT 06/01/66 11/05/66 DET CO   DEC
Chamberlain Craig R   CPT 09/01/66 12/04/66 DET CO   DEC
Ziegler Jay E   CPT 12/01/66 01/01/67 DET CO    
Tolley Elmer W   CPT 01/01/67 03/29/67 DET CO   DEC
Wing Raymond A   CPT 02/29/67 08/01/67 DET CO to 25 ID DEC
Talley John W   CPT 03/04/67 04/06/67 DET CO   DEC
Goldstine James A   CPT 03/14/67 05/01/67 DET CO hospitalized DEC
Protsch Dieter H B   CPT 06/23/67 10/25/67 DET CO   DEC
Henderson Robert III CPT 10/21/67 04/01/68 DET CO   Y
Silva Christopher C   CPT 04/01/68 05/10/68 DET CO medevaced DEC
Henderson Robert III CPT 05/10/68 05/12/68 DET CO   Y
Davidson Neil J   1LT 04/05/65 02/01/66 DET XO A5/121 DEC
Petrey Roderick N   1LT 01/08/66 07/30/66 DET XO   YE.
Ziegler Jay E   1LT 08/02/66   DET XO    
Herrington Wade T Jr 1LT 05/23/67 12/20/67 DET XO   DEC
Neubauer Ronald G   1LT 09/16/67 05/01/68 DET XO   DNH
Bernhardt Eugene   1LT 04/08/68 05/12/68 DET XO   A0Y
Strange Theodore R Jr 2LT 10/16/66 01/01/67 CAPO   YE.
Hart John J   1LT 11/03/67   CAPO & DET XO  
Benson Bernard C   MSG 04/05/65   TM SGT A5/121 DEC
Hammond Thomas R   MSG 04/01/66 10/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Colon-Colon Julio M   MSG 10/01/66 10/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Cloer William H   MSG 10/12/67 05/01/68 TM SGT to ? DEC
Duncan James   MSG 04/29/68 05/12/68 TM SGT   DEC
Boyer Jimmy D   SFC 04/05/65 03/01/66 INTEL A5/121 Y.
Banks Charles L   SFC 04/01/67 12/15/67 INTEL?   DEC
Gill Richard B   SSG 12/01/67 05/12/68 INTEL   DEC
Humble Charles A Jr SFC 04/05/65 01/01/66 LT WPNS A5/121 DEC
Johnson John R   SSG 04/05/65   HVY WPNS A5/121 or A-104? DEC
Lumpkins John M   SFC 01/01/66 05/12/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Arnold Gary L   SSG 12/05/66 06/01/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Brady Jan   SGT 01/01/67 08/01/67 HVY WPNS   A0Y
Dodge Melvin F   SGT 05/30/67 05/10/68 DEMO   A0Y
Woodard Houston M   SSG 10/01/67 05/12/68 LT WPNS   YE.
McCoy Robert H   SGT 01/01/68   LT WPNS   YE,
Vince James P   SGT 04/05/65 10/01/65 RAD OP A5/121 YE.
Magnuson Joseph J   SSG 04/05/65 12/26/65 RAD OP A5/121 DEC
Czarnecki Ronald C   SSG 01/01/68 06/01/68 RAP OP   DEC
Sheeler Sidney B   SFC 10/12/67 05/12/68 RAD OP   DEC
Aycock James R   SGT 10/08/67 05/12/68 RAD OP   YE
Donald Robert C   SFC 04/05/65   DEMO A5/121 KIA
Racz George   SSG 04/05/65 03/01/65 DEMO A5/121 DEC
Lamb Douglas G   SP5 04/05/65 12/26/65 DEMO A5/121  
Hinson Francis H 'Ray' SFC 06/01/67 06/01/68 DEMO   DEC
Carbognin Daniel P   SGT 04/05/65 03/01/66 MEDIC A5/121 Y,
Darrah David A   SGT 04/05/65   MEDIC A5/121or C5/300 YE,
Young Alvin H   SFC 09/01/65 01/01/66 MEDIC   YE
Zuments Janis I   SGT 01/01/66 08/01/66 MEDIC & A-107 YE.
Goranson William P   SP5 07/01/67   MEDIC   DEC
Hull William F   SGT 08/01/67 01/01/68 MEDIC or A-113? DEC
Balazs Phillip A   SP4 09/04/67 04/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Shippen Robert E L   SP4 03/01/68 04/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Schmittou Van M   SGT 12/01/67 04/01/68 MEDIC MED 4-6/68 YE

A-105 (NONG SON)

Bernhardt Eugene   1LT 06/01/68   DET CO   A0Y
Stewart Earl J   CPT 06/01/68 12/14/68 DET CO   DEC
Jensen Jerold L   CPT 11/23/68 06/15/69 DET CO   YE.
Keith David S   CPT 06/14/69 01/28/70 DET CO   DEC
Dinoto Joseph M   CPT 01/02/70 06/21/70 DET CO   YE.
King Sam Jr CPT 10/26/69 10/22/70 DET CO FM DATE? DEC
Johnson Roger L Jr 1LT 05/27/68 09/26/68 DET XO A-109? KIA
Harper Timothy F   1LT 09/06/68 02/15/69 DET XO   YE.
Burns Billy R   1LT   08/11/69 DET XO medevaced DEC
Rainey Thomas J   1LT 06/27/69 06/16/70 DET XO    
Keltsch Bernard E   1LT 01/18/70 08/28/70 DET XO   A0Y
Duke Milton M Jr 1LT 05/12/70 10/31/70 DET XO DEROS 4/17/71 YE.
Basher Chester W Jr 1LT 05/03/68 12/14/68 CAPO   YE
Tucker Joseph D   1LT 09/13/68 09/01/69 CAPO   DEC
Biber Brian F   1LT 12/02/68 10/08/69 CAPO NOR YE
Keltsch Bernard E   1LT 09/01/69 01/17/70 CAPO   A0Y
Wilson Edward F   1LT 07/06/69 07/05/70 CAPO   YE
Cavaiani Jon R   SGT 08/24/70 11/10/70 CAPO NCO   DEC
Duncan James   MSG 06/01/68 04/07/69 TM SGT   DEC
Goodspeed Gerald E   SFC 04/01/69 06/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Biddle Charles C Jr MSG 06/18/69 06/17/70 TM SGT ALSO C-4 '69? DEC
Frye Billy J   MSG 06/01/70 10/31/70 TM SGT   DEC
Jackson Eduardo R   SFC 06/01/68 06/15/68 INTEL medevaced Y,
Goodspeed Gerald E   SFC 12/16/68 04/01/69 INTEL   DEC
Goodspeed Gerald E   MSG 06/01/69 09/01/69 INTEL   DEC
Kinney Charles W Jr SFC 08/14/69 08/14/70 INTEL   DEC
Miller Stafford D Jr SSG 10/01/68 01/01/69 INTEL/A   DEC
Barnes Herbert W   SSG 04/07/69 04/06/70 INTEL/A   DEC
Trimm Frederick T   SP5 09/01/70 10/01/70 INTEL/A   YE
Paiser Robert   SFC 03/01/68 11/01/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Harris James L Jr SSG 06/01/68 08/01/68 HVY WPNS DEROS DEC
McCoy Robert H   SSG 06/01/68 11/29/68 LT WPNS   YE
Russell Walter P   SSG 05/01/69 06/01/69 LT WPNS medevaced YE
Wedlock Houston D Jr SFC 05/05/69 05/07/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Washington Maurice   SSG 06/26/69 03/25/70 LT WPNS   YE,
Franks Charles M   SGT 01/01/70 12/01/70 LT WPNS   YE.
Hughes Johnny A   SP4 05/01/70 10/22/70 HVY WPNS    
Solidum Elmer   SFC 05/23/68 04/28/69 RAD OP   A0Y
Beddoe Thomas H Jr SGT 05/23/68 01/26/69 RAD OP   YE.
Langford Gregg A   SGT 01/01/69   RAD OP   Y,
Redd Charles E   SFC 01/01/69 04/27/69 RAD OP   KIA
Bennett Kenneth M   SGT 03/20/69 01/01/70 RAD OP to C-1 DEC
Spangler David B   SGT 04/01/69 10/01/69 RAD OP to C-1 A0,
Van Houten James W   SGT 08/25/69 08/24/70 RAD OP   YE.
Allard Dennis F   SGT 07/01/70 11/01/70 RAD OP   DEC
Deyo Francis T   SP4 06/01/70 11/13/70 RAD OP   YE,
Stepanian Robert J   SP4 05/01/68 08/01/68 DEMO   YE.
Hinson Francis H "Ray" SFC 06/01/68 12/14/68 DEMO   DEC
Oehms Glenn E   SSG 10/01/68 10/01/69 DEMO   Y,
Almueti Andy M   SSG 11/08/69 10/31/70 DEMO   YE.
Wylie Ralph J "Jim" SSG 03/01/70 09/01/70 DEMO   Y
Schmittou Van M   SGT 06/01/68 08/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Harris Francis W   SGT 06/01/68 12/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Woods Russell J   SGT 08/01/68 10/01/68 MEDIC   Y.
Fondren Billy E   SGT 08/24/68 02/27/69 MEDIC   YE.
Danielson Scott L   SGT 10/23/68 06/01/69 MEDIC   YE,
Sanders Terry B   SP4 01/01/69   MEDIC   Y,
O'Neill Earl G   SGT 06/01/69   MEDIC   Yrel
Seel Edison V   SGT 06/29/69 06/28/70 MEDIC   YE.
Bream Randall V   SP5 12/06/69 11/10/70 MEDIC   A0Y
Books by or about:
McLeroy, James, Bait: The Battle of Kham Duc
Protsch, Dieter, Be All You Can Be
MAP of A-105 (Kham Duc)
MAP of A-105 (Nong Son)


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