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Who's Who from Detachment A-107 (Tra Bong) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-107 (Tra Bong). If you were assigned to A-107 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.

Narrative Information: Tra Bong was opened and closed by TDY teams from 1st SFG(A). The camp was reopened by a team from the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) o/a 8/28/65. Mixed AATTV, USASF teams ran the camp until the first PCS Detachment (which had been A7/03 until it was transferred to 5th SFGA) took over the camp in January 1966. It was redesignated A-107. Tra Bong was converted to 61st Border Ranger o/a 08/31/70. Tra Bong was located in Tra Bong District, Quang Ngai Province.

Skardon Geoff C   CPT 08/25/65   DET CO AATTV  
Fazekas Felix   CPT 09/01/65 01/01/66 DET CO AATTV DEC
Fewell John P Jr CPT 01/07/66 01/28/66 DET CO A7/03 KIA
Gregory Richard M   1LT 02/01/66 08/10/66 DET CO   DEC
Horan Earl C Jr CPT 06/01/66 01/01/67 DET CO   DEC
Schreer Robert O   CPT 01/07/67 03/03/67 DET CO   YE,
Callahan James E   CPT 02/20/67 07/19/67 DET CO From 1/20/66-2/20/67? YE,
Goldstine James A   CPT 06/23/67 11/05/67 DET CO   DEC
Quesada Gonzalo Jr CPT 11/05/67 03/31/68 DET CO to C-1 S-2 DEC?
Newkirk Henry F Jr "Hank" CPT 04/01/68 05/02/68 DET CO medevaced YE.
Bailey Dennis B "Skip" 1LT 05/03/68 12/12/68 DET CO   DEC
Newkirk Henry F Jr "Hank" CPT 06/01/68 08/07/68 DET CO medevaced YE.
Mellon John W III ‘Bill' CPT 12/15/68 11/06/69 DET CO   YE.
Torborg Steven G   CPT 07/31/69 04/01/70 DET CO   YE,
Henwood William T   CPT 04/04/70 08/31/70 DET CO   YE.
Driver Albert R "Richard" 1LT 09/01/70 11/12/70 DET CO MACV ADV DEC
Walker Edward G "Gordon" CPT 09/15/65 01/23/66 DET XO   YE.
Morris Raymond C   2LT 01/07/66   DET XO A7/03 to MGF YE.
Davidson Neil J   1LT 02/01/66 04/04/66 DET XO   DEC
Jochims James E   CPT 06/01/66 09/01/66 DET XO   YE.
Solis Pete Jr 1LT 09/01/66 02/22/67 DET XO   DEC
Austin Jerry J   1LT 01/01/67 03/04/67 DET XO/CO   DEC
Francoeur Paul E   1LT 01/15/67 03/13/67 DET XO/CO   DEC
Katz Darrell W   1LT 04/29/67 09/01/67 DET XO/CO   YE.
Hektor Helmut   CPT 05/18/67 10/15/67 DET XO   DEC
Newkirk Henry F Jr 1LT 09/18/67 04/01/68 DET XO   YE.
Fullen Geoffrey E   1LT 02/12/68 03/15/68 DET XO   DEC
Fitzgerald Stephen E   1LT 07/18/68 06/29/69 DET XO   YE.
Torborg Steven G   1LT 07/01/68 07/30/69 DET XO   YE,
Cowles Robert L   1LT 08/01/68 09/01/69 DET XO   YE.
Dupay Arthur P   1LT 02/01/69 01/15/70 DET XO   A0Y,
Newsome Roosevelt   1LT 01/15/70 06/15/70 DET XO   YE.
Beach John M   1LT 06/15/70 11/01/70 DET XO   Y,
Bussey David B   1LT 08/12/65 08/12/66 CAPO   DEC
Griner Wayne L   1LT 10/28/66 10/15/67 CAPO   YE.
Newkirk Henry F Jr 1LT 08/19/67 09/18/67 CAPO   YE.
Carr David J 'Lonesome Dave' II 1LT 09/18/67 02/01/68 CAPO   YE.
Fullen Geoffrey E   1LT 02/12/68 03/15/68 CAPO or XO DEC
Cowles Robert L   1LT 09/01/68 09/01/69 CAPO PRU YE.
Torborg Steven G   1LT 12/18/68 07/01/69 CAPO   YE,
Newsome Roosevelt   1LT 07/12/69 01/15/70 CAPO   YE.
Kirby Wickliffe B III 1LT 01/01/70 05/27/70 CAPO   YE.
Driver Albert R   1LT 07/08/70 08/31/70 CAPO/XO   DEC
Smith Dwight W   SP5 12/18/67 10/18/68 CAPO NCO   DEC
Dowsett Lester J 'Les' WO1 08/28/65 10/01/66      
Herman Lewis C   MSG 01/07/66 06/01/66 TM SGT A7/03 DEC
Fox Douglas "Snake" MSG 06/01/66 08/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Holman Roger T   MSG 08/01/66 08/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Prewitt Teddy G   MSG 06/01/67 10/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Shepherd Jerry A   MSG 08/01/67 12/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Carroll James V   MSG 02/01/68 04/14/68 TM SGT   DEC
Slavey Robert J   SFC 04/01/68 11/10/68 TM SGT   Y.
Gummow James R   SFC 11/10/68 12/01/68 TM SGT   DEC
Leonard Wayne M   MSG 10/22/68 09/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Erp James G   SFC 09/01/69 11/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Kokosza Franciszek "Frank" MSG 12/14/69 08/31/70 TM SGT   DEC
Reifschneider Elmer J   SFC 12/15/65 01/29/66 INTEL   KIA
Carroll James V   SFC 01/07/66 01/06/67 INTEL A7/03 DEC
Brassfield Andrew T   SP6 08/01/66 02/08/67 INTEL   MIA
Whittington Eschol R "Ray" SFC 09/01/66 12/05/66 INTEL   DEC
Bowen Stanley E   SP4 10/05/66 08/16/67 INTEL/A med-evaced DEC
Steptoe William L   SFC 01/01/67 03/01/67 INTEL   DEC
Dakins Harold S   SFC 03/01/67 11/01/67 INTEL   DEC
Slavey Robert J   SFC 11/11/67 04/01/68 INTEL   Y.
Faust James D   SP5 07/08/67 07/07/68 INTEL/A   Y,
Shepherd Gordon L   SFC 6/01/68 6/01/69 INTEL   DEC
Erp James G   SFC 04/01/69 09/01/69 INTEL   DEC
Pounder Ernest R   SFC 09/06/69 09/05/70 INTEL    
Jacobsen Donald J   SSG 01/07/66 01/29/66 HVY WPNS A7/03 KIA
Olivarez Pablo   SGT 01/07/66 01/06/67 LT WPNS A7/03 DEC
Hunter Willie J   SFC 02/01/66 08/01/66 HVY WPNS    
Sheppard Paul E   SFC 01/07/66 03/01/66 LT WPNS A7/03 DEC
Tevepaugh Willie L   SFC 06/01/66 02/08/67 LT WPNS   YE.
Trout Edward A   SGT 06/01/66 01/25/67 HVY WPNS   YE.
Pascual Ronald R   SSG 01/20/67 12/14/67 HVY WPNS   Y,
Malone Douglas W   SGT 01/01/67   LT WPNS   DEC
Whitaker James E   SFC 11/11/67 11/10/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Vines Grady C   SSG 11/09/67 11/08/68 HVY WPNS   Y
Lee Earl R   SSG 02/01/68 06/01/68 LT WPNS   YE.
Lundquist Michael L   SGT 04/22/69 04/02/70 LT WPNS   YE,
Williams Robert N   SFC 07/14/69 07/01/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Duffield Lawrence P   SGT 09/17/69 09/16/70 LT WPNS   YE.
Silver Douglas M   SGT 09/15/69 09/14/70 HVY WPNS   Y,
Gamble Cam M Jr SGT 01/07/66 06/01/66 RAD OP A7/03 DEC
Gray Edward M   SFC 12/17/66 12/16/67 RAD OP   DEC
Manigault Lehman   SGT 01/01/67   RAD OP   DEC
Dorynek John J   SGT 10/12/67 10/11/68 RAD OP   Y,
Brevelle James L Jr SGT 02/22/68 02/23/69 RAD OP   DEC
Heber Allan R   SSG 09/21/67 04/20/68 RAD OP   DEC
Doame Arthur L   SSG 06/01/68   RAD OP   A0Y
Canny William B "Brian" SP5 06/01/68 08/01/68 RAD OP   YE.
Garner Kenneth R   SFC 06/24/68 06/02/69 RAD OP   YE,
Bernas Thomas J   SGT 10/01/68 04/12/70 RAD OP   YE.
Delong Billy R   SFC 07/15/69 07/15/69 RAD OP   A0Y
Gibbs Clifford W   SGT 09/12/69 09/11/70 RAD OP DOSOA YE.
Reed Kenneth R   SGT 04/01/70 09/14/70 RAD OP MACV YE,
Barnes Homer L "Lee" SP5 01/07/66 01/06/67 DEMO A7/03 YE.
Ferguson James F   SSG 10/01/66 04/01/67 DEMO INTEL/A YE.
Moscato Gerald R   SP5 10/01/67 04/01/68 DEMO   ZY
Steinfeld John M   SP5 06/01/68   DEMO   DEC
Obermeyer William T   SP5 01/01/69 01/01/70 DEMO   YE.
Johnson Alan D   SGT 11/07/69 12/15/69 DEMO   YE.
Luthy Henry D 'Hank' SSG 09/01/65 08/01/66 MEDIC/CAPO   Y.
Brown Earl F   SSG 01/07/66 01/29/66 MEDIC A7/03 KIA
Norwood Richard H Jr SGT 01/07/66 09/01/66 MEDIC A7/03 DEC
Gritzmaker Aaron   SGT 05/01/66 09/01/66 MEDIC   YE.
Zuments Janis I   SGT 08/01/66 01/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Johnson Robert A Jr SP4 01/01/67   MEDIC   KIA
Zimmerman Steven F   SGT 01/01/67   MEDIC   DEC
Monnot James M   SGT 02/23/67 02/22/68 MEDIC   Y
Barber David M   SP4 10/09/67 05/05/68 MEDIC to MAT DEC
Lee Dale   SGT 12/16/67 05/05/68 MEDIC to MAT  
Johnson Joel A   SGT 04/01/68 06/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Glynn Edward L III SSG 01/03/68   MEDIC C-3? DEC
Dumais Richard E   SGT 03/01/68 09/22/68 MEDIC   YE.
Wyson Kurt   SSG 04/01/68 12/01/68 MEDIC to 1MSF YE,
Allen Richard H   SGT 06/01/68 01/01/69 MEDIC   YE.
Plotts Gregory S   SGT 08/01/68 08/01/69 MEDIC   YE.
Dryer William J Jr SGT 10/01/68 10/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
LeBlanc Joseph C Jr SP4 08/01/69 10/15/69 MEDIC medevaced DEC
Breczewski Andrew S   SGT 09/21/69 03/20/70 MEDIC   DEC
Fisher Edward J   SGT 10/08/69 10/07/70 MEDIC   YE.
Manning Stephen R   SGT 01/01/70 08/15/70 MEDIC   YE.
Spears Michael R   SGT 01/01/70 07/10/70 MEDIC   DEC
Garnett Leroy E   SGT 09/01/70 12/01/70 MEDIC to MACV Adv DEC
Wheatley Kevin A   WO2 01/01/65 11/13/65   AATTV KIA
Antsee M G   SGT 06/01/65     AATTV DEC
Arnold Andrew J   WO2 06/01/65 10/01/65   AATTV DEC
Gordon John   WO2 08/28/65 10/01/66   AATTV DEC
Hawksworth Don I   WO2 08/28/65 10/01/66   AATTV DEC
McFadzean Jim H   WO2 08/28/65 10/01/66   AATTV DEC
Hoyne Peter J   WO2 09/01/65   WIA AATTV DEC
Palmer Donald M   WO2 09/01/65     AATTV DEC
Witten Ralph H.   W01 09/01/65     AATTV  
Green William C. "Bill" WO2 09/01/65     AATTV DEC
Lake Jack W 'John' WO2 01/01/67     AATTV YE.
MacPherson Kevin J   WO2 01/01/70     AATTV  
Broadway Emanuel   SFC   07/20/70     Y
Harris Robert E   SSG 06/01/65 12/01/65     DEC
Jones Coleman   SP5 01/01/68        
Books of interest:
H. Lee Barnes, When We Walked Above the Clouds.
Map of A-107 Tra Bong

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