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Who's Who from Detachment A-218 (Dak Sut) and A-245 (Dak Seang) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-245 (Dak Seang). If you were assigned to A-245 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 (713) 683-9076 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: Detachment A-218 (coming from Plei Ta Nagle - see A-220) opened a camp at Dak Sut o/a 5/26/65. Dak Sut was located in Dak Sut District, Kontum Province. The camp was over-run o/a/ 8/18/65. USASF assets were sent to the Nung Security Force (see A-501).

Cook Kenneth J   CPT 05/26/65 08/18/65 DET CO A-218 Dak Sut YE.
Philipson Alfred A   1LT 05/26/65 08/18/65 DET XO A-218 DEC
Smith Bucky N   MSG 05/26/65 08/18/65 TM SGT A-218 DEC
Hanks James V Jr MSG 05/26/65 08/18/65 INTEL DEROS? DEC
Phillippi Ralph W   SP4 05/26/65 08/18/65 WPNS A-218 DEC
Foley David L   SSG 05/25/65 08/18/65 RAD OP A-218 A0E
Burch Robert G   SGT 05/26/65 08/18/65 RAD OP to A-251 not here YE
Martin William P   SP5 05/26/65 08/18/65 DEMO A-218 YE.
Scott Harold L   SP4 05/26/65 08/18/65 DEMO A-218 DEC
Geoghagen Peter Y   SSG 06/01/65   DEMO A-218 DEC
Giezentanner Jan A   SGT 05/26/65 08/18/65 MEDIC A-218 YE
Bunselmeyer Henry W "Bill" SSG 05/26/65 08/18/65 MEDIC A-218 A0Y
Kisling Edwin A   SSG 05/26/65 08/18/65 MEDIC A-218 YE.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A7/12 opened the Dak Seang camp staging from Kontum/Dak To. The team was redesignated A-245. It had a radar augmentation team from ?. Dak Seang area was besieged in April, 1970. It was converted to 90th Border Ranger o/a 11/30/70. Dak Seang was located in Dak Sut District, Kontum Province.

Lynn Larry D   CPT 02/20/66 06/01/66 DET CO A7/12 YE.
Chandler Billy G   CPT 06/01/66 09/01/66 DET CO medevaced? DEC
Paccerelli George A   CPT 10/01/66 01/04/67 DET CO medevaced DEC
Kallam Luther P Jr CPT 01/01/67 03/06/67 DET CO   DEC
Cox Joe M   CPT 03/07/67   DET CO   DEC
Green Arthur H   CPT 06/01/67 08/03/67 DET CO   KIA
Zadrozny Paul F   CPT 07/27/67 02/09/68 DET CO   YE.
Braddock Jimmy L   CPT 01/15/68 05/24/68 DET CO   YE.
Chiles Jimmie B   CPT 05/25/68 12/25/68 DET CO   YE
Digiacinto Ralph H 'Henry' 1LT 12/25/68 01/21/69 DET CO   YE.
Reeb Roland H   CPT 01/21/69 09/16/69 DET CO in Thailand  
Boynton Jeffrey A 'Bo' CPT 04/01/69 09/08/69 DET CO   YE.
Walther Udo H   CPT 07/01/69 12/23/69 DET CO   DEC
Krommenhoek Pieter J   CPT 12/24/69 01/25/70 DET CO   YE,
Landers Paul W   CPT 01/26/70 04/07/70 DET CO medevaced YE,
Ramos Ricardo J Jr MAJ 04/07/69 04/10/70 DET CO fm B-24. broke leg YE.
Britton Frederick E   CPT 04/07/70 06/01/70 DET CO   YE.
Brady William H   CPT 06/01/70 07/06/70 DET CO to A-244 DEC
Capobianco David C   1LT 07/13/70 08/21/70 DET CO   YE.
Graham Joe W   1LT 08/21/70 11/15/70 DET CO   YE.
Hatch Steven G   1LT 11/15/70 11/30/70 DET CO   YE,
Ashley Otis H 'Bane' III 2LT 02/20/66 09/28/66 DET XO A7/12 medevaced Y
Bizzarro Richard M   1LT 10/01/66 02/05/67 DET XO   YE,
Evans Russell S Jr "Rusty" 1LT 11/02/66 07/01/67 DET XO medevaced YE.
Littleton Sammy L   1LT 07/14/67 11/29/67 DET XO & ACTING CO YE,
Elmeer Phillip S   1LT 12/01/67 02/01/68 DET XO   DEC
Gillis Gary E   1LT 11/15/67   DET XO   YE,
Kreger Robert D   1LT 05/26/68 12/25/68 DET XO   YE.
Digiacinto Ralph H 'Henry' 1LT 01/22/69 08/01/69 DET XO   YE.
Eck Edward R   1LT 07/17/69 01/04/70 DET XO   A0Y
Landers Paul W   CPT 12/29/69 01/25/70 DET XO   YE,
Cook David D N   CPT 04/01/70 05/13/70 DET XO medevaced YE.
Capobianco David C   1LT 04/04/70 07/13/70 DET XO   YE.
Hatch Steven G   1LT 07/13/70 08/21/70 DET XO   YE,
Joyce David L   1LT 11/01/70 11/30/70 DET XO   YE
Moore George W   2LT 06/21/67 07/13/67 CAPO   DEC
Sapp Joel V   1LT 06/11/68 02/28/69 CAPO   YE.
Kubit John T   2LT 06/01/69 09/14/69 CAPO medevaced YE.
Gallaway David M   1LT 09/01/69 11/23/69 CAPO   YE
Henderson Sammy D   2LT 09/16/69 12/09/69 CAPO   YE.
Christensen Edward   1LT 12/29/69 04/01/70 CAPO medevaced YE.
Hatch Steven G   1LT 04/26/70 07/13/70 CAPO   YE,
Miller Laman "Buddy" SSG 09/09/66 11/13/66 CA NCO TDY 1SFG DEC
Coats John N   MSG 02/20/66 02/19/67 TM SGT A7/12 DEC
Jensen George J   MSG 09/01/66 01/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Parmentier Gerald V   MSG 01/01/67 05/16/67 TM SGT   KIA
Albin William F   MSG 05/01/67 05/01/68 TM SGT   DEC
Boltz Floyd R   MSG 09/01/67 08/08/68 TM SGT   DEC
Schaff Matt   MSG 05/17/68 10/01/68 TM SGT hospitalized DEC
Trout Ralph R Jr MSG 02/04/69 05/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Drake Thomas S   MSG 05/01/69 04/01/70 TM SGT from A-255? DEC
Weeks Thomas I   MSG 10/1/69     & A-242? DEC
Loff Ralph A   MSG 04/02/70 04/19/70 TM SGT medevaced YE.
Sieg John R   MSG 04/04/70 08/12/70 TM SGT Reenlistment leave DEC
Adair Morris N   SFC 02/20/66 03/01/67 INTEL A7/12 DEC
Quimby Donald W   SFC 10/01/66 12/01/66 INTEL CRP DEC
Dodge Anthony G   SFC 06/01/67   INTEL   DEC
Mayse Carl A   SFC 05/12/69 06/20/69 INTEL   YE.
Klemm Richard R   SSG 09/25/69 02/05/70 INTEL   DEC
Baudendistal Winfred P "Wicky" SSG 03/01/70 11/31/70 INTEL   DEC
Gault Michael S   SP5 01/01/68   INTEL/A   DEC
Smith Robin B   SP5 11/01/70 04/21/70 INTEL/A   YE,
Demetri George J   SSG 02/20/66 02/19/67 HVY WPNS A7/12 Y,
Lopez Joe   SFC 02/20/66 05/01/66 LT WPNS A7/12 medevaced YE,
Nystrom Gary E   SGT 02/20/66 09/01/66 HVY WPNS A7/12 hosp DEC
Cook Walter L   SFC 05/21/66 05/21/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Spielman Paul R   SSG 06/01/67 01/01/68 LT WPNS   A0Y
Weeks Thomas I   SFC 09/21/67 06/01/68 HVY WPNS to A-242? DEC
Murrell Edgar O   SFC 11/01/67 09/01/68 HVY WPNS   YE,
Challela Charles V   SFC 08/01/68   HVY WPNS MEDIC? DEC
Jacob Jerome C   SFC 08/21/68 08/20/69 LT WPNS   DEC
Jakovenko John   SFC 01/16/69 11/02/69 HVY WPNS   YE.
Wylie Gordon F "The Rock" SSG 06/17/70 05/01/70 HVY WPNS   YE,
Colligan John J   SGT 10/31/69 10/30/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Fry James R   SP5 01/28/70 04/14/70 LT WPNS? medevaced YE.
Maglero Robert A   SSG 01/01/70 12/01/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Dickson Thomas R   SSG 02/01/70 02/01/71 HVY WPNS   DEC.
Barksdale William E   SGT 02/20/66 02/19/67 RAD OP A7/12 DEC
Bass James S   SP4 02/20/66 01/01/67 RAD OP A7/12 DEC
McGrew William W   SGT 03/01/67 11/27/67 RAD OP @B-24 KIA
Holmes Arthur L   SFC 11/16/67 11/15/68 RAD OP   DEC
Nix William L   SGT 03/01/68 01/01/69 RAD OP   YE.
Liner John W   SGT 05/04/69 04/03/70 RAD OP   YE,
Pollan Christopher D   SGT 05/20/69 05/19/68 RAD OP   DEC
Gardner Donald K   SGT 09/22/69 04/30/70 RAD OP   A0Y
Hoffman Daniel D   SGT 11/18/69 04/22/70 RAD OP    
Dizzine Patrick C Jr "Dizzy" SGT 01/01/70 07/07/70 RAD OP   YE.
McCarthy Patrick J Jr SFC 01/01/70   RAD OP   DEC
Kush Donald F   SGT 03/31/70 04/09/70 RAD OP from B-24 YE.
Glumac Alexander   SGT 05/01/70 06/17/70 RAD OP   YE.
Kush Donald F   SGT 05/01/70 11/30/70 RAD OP   YE.
Quigley David L   SP4 02/20/66 01/01/67 DEMO A7/12 YE.
Hilton William J   SP4 09/01/66 07/01/67 DEMO medevaced  
Crotsley Lawrence W   SP5 12/30/67 08/01/68 DEMO to A-242 YE
Combs Jimmie C   SP5 07/01/68 06/30/69 DEMO   DEC
Colvin Rick         DEMO    
Pekkala Eric A   SSG 12/01/69 08/16/70 DEMO   A0Y
Wiedeman Robert E   SP4 08/16/69 08/15/70 DEMO   DEC
Prosser John M   SFC 02/20/66   MEDIC A7/12 to MSF DEC
Sesler Mason B Jr SGT 02/20/66 06/01/66 MEDIC A7/12 DEC
Hughes Alex L   SFC 05/01/66 05/01/67 MEDIC   DEC
Arnold Phillip W   SSG 06/01/66 02/06/67 MEDIC   DEC
Fickling James E   SFC 09/06/66 09/05/67 MEDIC   DEC
Jennings Henry D   SSG 09/06/66 03/01/67 MEDIC TDY to DBT YE.
Yager Richard   SGT 01/01/67   MEDIC    
Knight James Q   SP4 04/01/67 07/05/67 MEDIC   DEC
Dover David C   SP5 04/01/67 11/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Phillips David L   SGT 08/01/67 12/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Haigh Harvey H   SGT 09/01/67 04/17/68 MEDIC to MAT and malaria DEC
Dilley Robert P   SGT 11/01/67 11/01/68 MEDIC & A-243 DEC
Szeliga Andrew D   SGT 08/24/68 08/23/69 MEDIC   YE.
McGinley Daniel T   SFC 04/01/69 11/03/69 MEDIC   DEC
Szeliga Andrew D   SSG 08/24/69 03/21/70 MEDIC   YE.
Nelson Francis I   SSG 06/06/69 04/21/70 MEDIC   A0Y
Noonan Daniel P   SGT 09/07/69 09/06/70 MEDIC   YE.
Beikirch Gary B "The Kid" SGT 10/03/69 04/02/70 MEDIC   YE.
Tate Donnell   SFC 01/01/70   MEDIC   DEC
Ponstein Paul D   SGT 02/01/70 11/30/70 MEDIC A-242? YE.
Woodlock Lawrence T   SGT 07/01/70 09/30/70 MEDIC   YE
Hunt Robert   SP4 05/01/66     ATTD RADAR  
Alcorn William P   SGT 05/18/66 05/18/67 05B2S ATTD RADAR DEC
Lavender     SGT 04/01/70     ATTD ENG  
Moon     SGT 04/01/70     ATTD ENG  
B-57 Augmentation
Henderson Terry L   SGT 04/17/67 04/16/68 @A-245 588MI A0Y
31st Engineer Detachment KB Team #3 (October 1967, Command and Communications Bunker)
403rd SOD (Radio Research) Augmentation
Seal Douglas C   SSG 07/30/69 03/01/70 05H4SW7 @B-24, A-245 YE.
Watson Glenn R   SSG 05/24/69 06/30/70 05H @A-245 DEC
Lewis Roland           fm B-43  
Healy John J Jr SP4 06/01/69 12/05/69   FM DATE? KIA
Rivera-Colon Hector   SFC 01/01/68 05/27/68   FM DATE? w/4ID KIA
Books of Interest:
Marcus Brotherton, Blaze of Light (Gary Beikirch, MOH recipient)
MAP OF A-218 (DAK SUT) and A-245 (DAK SEANG)
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