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Who's Who from Detachment A-109 (Thuong Duc) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-109 (Thuong Duc). If you were assigned to A-109 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: The first PCS Detachment A7/06, which had been transferred to the 5th SFGA as A-109, was sent to various locations for familiarization before opening Thuong Duc o/a 02/13/66. Thuong Duc was converted to 79th Border Ranger o/a 11/15/70. Thuong Duc was located in Thuong Duc District, Quang Nam Province.

Heuver Robert G   CPT 01/26/66 08/01/66 DET CO A7/06 DEC
Stulga Charles A   CPT 08/01/66 12/11/67 DET CO   YE.
Bedinger George M   CPT 12/11/66 02/05/67 DET CO   YE.
Buhmann William G Jr CPT 12/01/66 03/20/67 DET CO   A0U
Jenkins Brian M   CPT 03/05/67 05/10/67 DET CO   YE.
Pierce Niles   CPT 03/08/67 02/24/68 DET CO   YE.
Edwards Leroy E Jr CPT 08/12/67 12/04/67 DET CO   DEC
King William L   CPT 12/04/67 04/29/68 DET CO   YE.
Newman Frank D   CPT 04/01/68 09/27/68 DET CO   YE.
Glendening William J   1LT 09/28/68 12/14/68 DET CO   DEC
Blanchard Robert E   CPT 10/01/68 05/01/69 DET CO   YE.
Granfield Martin X   CPT 05/01/69 09/16/69 DET CO   YE.
Ottilige Frank W Jr CPT 08/28/69 03/01/70 DET CO to S-3 DEC
Duffy James J   CPT 02/18/70 08/01/70 DET CO hospitalized YE.
Valentine Edmundo L M   CPT 09/01/70 10/23/70 DET CO medevaced YE
Thoene Richard T   1LT 11/01/70 12/01/70 DET CO   YEU
Schumaker     MAJ 11/15/70     MACV ADV  
Bedinger George M IV 1LT 01/26/66 12/11/66 DET XO A7/06 YE.
Tolley Elmer W "Pete" 1LT 03/30/66   DET XO & CAPO DEC
Jenkins Brian M   1LT 12/27/66 03/04/67 DET XO   YE.
Wilson Kendall A   1LT 07/06/67 11/10/67 DET XO   A0U
Mullis William B   1LT 10/22/67 10/09/68 DET XO   DEC
Glendening William J   1LT 05/25/68 09/27/68 DET XO 7/1/68 XO/CO DEC
Waller Robert J   1LT 07/28/68 07/20/69 DET XO   YE.
Sollugub George E   1LT 07/20/69 09/09/69 DET XO   DEC
Heuzey Peter F   1LT 08/23/69 07/05/70 DET XO 3/1/70 to ? YE.
Lubin Kenneth P   1LT 09/10/69 02/20/70 DET XO DET A-10? DEC
Baldwin Marion A   1LT 01/08/70 03/31/70 DET XO   DEC
Wiegner John N   1LT 04/01/70 07/01/70 DET XO & Actg CO YE.
Thoene Richard T   1LT 07/01/70 10/23/70 DET XO   YEU,
McNamara James C   1LT 10/27/66 07/07/66 CAPO   YE.
Davis Kenneth E   2LT 07/06/67 01/01/68 CAPO    
Yost Walter L Jr 1LT 10/18/67 06/01/68 CAPO   DEC
Lancey Clarence R Sr 2LT 02/12/68 07/15/68 CAPO   DEC
Johnson Roger L   1LT 05/27/68 09/28/68 CAPO   KIA
McDonald Richard A   1LT 09/03/68 03/01/69 CAPO   YE.
Sollugub George E   1LT 02/20/69 07/01/69 CAPO   DEC
Patterson Donald L   1LT 06/01/69 01/11/70 CAPO   DEC
Herring Harold F   1LT 01/12/70 02/01/70 CAPO   DEC
Wiegner John N   1LT 01/15/70 03/31/70 CAPO   YE.
Marable Renard H   1LT 04/01/70 06/30/70 CAPO   YE.
Hoffman Paul R   SGT 12/26/67 09/27/68 CAPO NCO medevaced YE.
Collis Thomas E   MSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 TM SGT A7/06 DEC
Bello Mateo   MSG 09/01/66 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Martin Billy J D   MSG 10/01/66 03/01/67 TM SGT    
Cabler Billy D   SFC 03/17/67 10/01/67 TM SGT   Y.
Arcand Wilfred C   MSG 12/01/67 04/01/68 TM SGT   DEC
Loff Ralph A   MSG 01/14/68 01/13/69 TM SGT medevaced 5/02-6/25/68 YE.
Hall Richard W   SFC 01/01/68 01/01/69 TM SGT   YE.
Posey George H   MSG 12/14/68 12/13/69 TM SGT   DEC
Adamski Gerald M   MSG 12/01/69 09/13/70 TM SGT   DEC
Kokosza Franciszek Frank MSG 09/01/70 11/01/70 TM SGT   DEC
Waters Edwin J Sr "Muddy" SFC 01/26/66   INTEL A7/06 to C-3? DEC
Hanes Jerry B   SFC 12/01/66 06/01/67 INTEL   YE.
Irwin Charles V   SFC 1/01/67 04/01/67 INTEL   YE.
Krowska Robert W   SGT 02/01/67 06/01/67 INTEL/A   DEC
Wood Adrian L   SFC 04/01/67   INTEL   DEC
Greisz Leonard L   SGT 11/18/67 11/01/68 INTEL/A   YE,
Johnson Chad W   SGT 04/18/68 10/17/68 INTEL/A medevaced DEC
Gummow James R   SFC 05/13/68 06/30/68 INTEL medevaced DEC
Eberman Barry K   SFC 09/01/68 09/01/69 INTEL   DEC
Mozley Edward C   SP4 08/01/68 10/03/68 INTEL/A medevaced YE.
Walls David R   SP5 02/01/69 02/01/70 INTEL/A   YE.
Blais Gerald J   SFC 08/14/69 08/13/70 INTEL   DEC
Larson James A   SSG 09/01/70 11/15/70 INTEL & TM SGT DEC
Pa'u Mua'au   SFC 01/26/66 06/01/66 HVY WPNS A7/06 DEC
Denny Harry L   SFC 01/26/66 01/25/67 HVY WPNS A7/06 A0Y
Trout Edward A   SGT 01/26/66 06/01/66 LT WPNS A7/06 YE.
Newnam Bobby W   SFC 06/01/66 01/06/67 HVY WPNS   DEC
Wetzel Thomas G   SP4 11/01/66 03/13/67 LT WPNS medevaced YE.
Bischof Wolfram W   SFC   02/13/67 HVY WPNS   KIA
Goodman Barry J   SP4 01/01/67 02/13/67 LT WPNS   KIA
Jurich Daniel   SSG 03/28/67 01/01/68 HVY WPNS C-3? DEC
Cabler Billy   SFC 03/17/67 01/01/68 HVY WPNS   Y.
Hayes Leroy A   SSG   11/04/67 LT WPNS   KIA
Inot Carlos M "Charlie" SSG 11/01/67 02/25/68 LT WPNS medevaced YE.
Kinsey Earl E Jr SFC 12/22/67 12/15/68 LT WPNS & TM SGT DEC
Guerrero Juan J   SGT 06/01/68 10/03/68 HVY WPNS    
Phillips Emanuel E   SFC 04/01/68 09/22/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Cranford William R   SFC 07/24/68 07/20/69 HVY WPNS & TM SGT DEC
Cook David M   SSG 03/01/69 09/28/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Hernasy Kenneth W Chief SGT 09/19/69 09/18/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Biela Gregory E   SP4 10/21/69 10/20/70 HVY WPNS & CAPO NCO YE.
Schmidt Thomas R   SGT 01/01/70 12/31/70 LT WPNS from C-team? DEC
Scott Steven C   SGT 08/01/70 11/15/70 LT WPNS   YE.
Phillips Benny J   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 RAD OP A7/06 DEC
Shearin John D   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 RAD OP A7/06 Y,
Delacerda Arturo Jr SGT 09/01/66 07/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
Owens Jerry B   SP4 09/08/66 10/01/67 RAD OP Assign? DEC
Bowes Gary   SGT 02/01/67 06/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
Bruen Laurence J   SGT 08/01/67 08/05/68 RAD OP    
Spakes Estel D   SFC 10/27/67 03/12/68 RAD OP   KIA
Adams Elmer D "Dave" SGT 12/16/67 03/01/68 RAD OP   YE
Englander Lawrence J   SGT 04/01/68 05/02/68 RAD OP   MIA
McElroy Buford M Jr SP4 01/01/68   RAD OP & Intel/A DEC
Bailey Charles W "Chuck" SGT 01/01/68 03/04/68 RAD OP medevaced DEC
Hunter David W   SFC 04/27/68 07/13/68 RAD OP medevaced DEC
Carmody Arthur R   SGT 05/01/68 01/01/69 RAD OP   YE.
Redmon Charles E   SSG 06/01/68 10/01/68 RAD OP   DEC
White Billy J   SFC 06/01/68 06/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Ulricson Charles B 'Chuck' SGT 01/01/69 09/01/69 RAD OP   Y.
Runstrom John N 'Pigpen' SP4 08/21/69 11/15/70 RAD OP   YE.
Russi Ernest J   SFC 10/05/69 10/04/70 RAD OP   YE.
Cierniak Robert B   SGT 07/01/70 12/19/70 RAD OP   YE.
Kilmer Richard L   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 DEMO A7/06 DEC
Minter Richard L   SP4 09/01/66   DEMO   DEC
Pickering Lee E   SP4 05/01/67   DEMO or HVY WPNS DEC
Mozley Edward C   SP4 07/01/68 10/03/68 INTEL/A medevaced YE.
Roden John J W 'Porky' SGT 07/01/68 10/11/69 DEMO   DNH
Harlan Timothy S   SP5 05/25/70 11/24/70 DEMO   DEC
Faulkner Robert C   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 MEDIC A7/06 DEC
Neidlein Thomas W   SGT 01/26/66 01/01/67 MEDIC A7/06 YE.
Peters Arthur W   SP4 09/01/66 09/07/67 MEDIC   DEC
Weir James M   SSG 03/31/67 03/30/68 MEDIC   DEC
Vincent John M   SGT 09/01/67   MEDIC   YE.
Tomkins John M   SP4 09/18/67 03/08/68 MEDIC   KIA
Silver Gary B   SGT 11/15/67 10/05/68 MEDIC medevaced A0Y,
Viglietta Stephen J   SGT 06/23/68 01/01/69 MEDIC   A0Y,
Woods Russell J   SGT 10/01/68 04/25/69 MEDIC   Y.
Conrad John S   SSG 06/01/68 10/03/68 MEDIC medevaced YE.
Johnson Joel A   SGT 10/01/68 12/19/68 MEDIC   YE.
Herbert Scott S   SGT 10/01/68 04/01/69 MEDIC   YE.
Elliott Lawrence C "Larry" SP5 10/01/68 11/01/68 MEDIC no orders YE,
Epps Doyle D Jr SSG 12/01/68 08/01/69 MEDIC   YE.
Butts William E   SP5 01/01/69 07/05/69 MEDIC   YE.
Smith Henry Ray   SFC 04/30/69 09/22/70 MEDIC   YE
Carr Clarence P "Pat" SGT 08/01/69 02/01/70 MEDIC   YE.
Norton John V III SGT 08/01/69 05/01/70 MEDIC   DEC
Booth Michael J   SP4 04/01/70 10/22/70 MEDIC from C-team YE.
Clark Gary C   SGT 11/22/69 11/21/70 MEDIC from C-team YE.
Buehler John W   SGT 04/01/70 12/01/70 MEDIC   YE.
Marzucco Joseph   SGT 08/01/70 11/01/70 MEDIC   YE.
KB TEAM #3 (December 1968-March 1969)
Both the I CTZ and Nha Trang Mike Forces supported A-109 at various times.
Because of that relationship, I will try to invite some of those who participated in the campaigns.
Archer John B "Barry" 1LT 06/07/70   Co Sr Adv   YE.
Matheney Cordell J "Jack" SGT ACMV 08/25/68 Medic   YE.
Segalle Anthony F   SGT BSMV 06/07/70 MEDIC   YE.
Deleshaw Jack W   SGT PHFW 09/29/68 RAD OP   YE.
403rd Radio Research Detachment
Gordon Don E   CPT 08/28/68 01/12/69 OPS Tm Ldr    
Shafer George R Jr SSG 11/01/68 07/17/70 05D4S   DEC
Kelley William L   SP5 02/23/68 02/22/69 33C @C-1 @A-109  
Andorka David H   SSG 06/19/69 06/18/70   @A-109  
Lamberty Gary F   SP5 03/01/70 06/01/70 05G2S29 @A-109 DEC
Phillips John R   SSG 03/11/70 12/31/70 05H4S @A-109 DEC
Martin Harvel H Jr SSG 03/27/70 12/31/70 05H4P @A-109 A0Y,
Alsabrook Wheeler H   SSG   05/27/68   @A-1xx DEC
MAP of A-109 (Thuong Duc)
Websites of interest:
Gary Bowes has *numerous* photos of Thuong Duc on his website. Go to and open the ‘SF experience’ link on the left and look for A-109. 


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