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Who's Who from Detachment A-251 (Plei Djereng) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-251 (Plei Djereng). If you were assigned to A-251 or you can correct any errors or can add any names 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. I need a copy of the PCS orders for the original PCS team.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/232 took over the Plei Djereng camp from A1/214A, 1st SFG(A). It was redesignated A-213 on 01/08/65 and then re-redesignated A-251 o/a March 1966. The camp was relocated on a new, but nearby site o/a 12/13/66. Plei Djereng was converted to 80th Border Ranger o/a 10/31/70. Plei Djereng was located in Le Thanh District, Pleiku Province.

Wands Robert E   CPT 11/13/64   DET CO A5/232 DEC
Fisher Paul D   CPT 06/01/65 10/15/66 DET CO   YE.
Schmidt Jackie E   CPT 07/02/65 01/01/66 DET CO A5/213 YE.
Kai John C   CPT 03/01/66 05/24/66 DET CO   DEC
Moore Maurice N   CPT 06/01/66 03/21/67 DET CO   YE.
Foster James E   CPT 01/12/67 04/03/67 DET CO   Y,
Peters Frederick J   CPT 03/29/67 06/30/67 DET CO   DEC
Nieuwboer Harry W   CPT 07/10/67 11/06/67 DET CO   YE.
Stanger Rodney T   CPT 10/29/67 05/20/68 DET CO   YE.
Jones Roderick M   1LT 05/20/68 06/20/68 DET CO   YE.
Burgardt Charles H   CPT 06/21/68 09/11/68 DET CO RELIEVED BY CRT 8/21/68 DEC
Zaky Arif R   CPT 08/30/68 09/03/68 DET CO   YE,
McNamara James C   CPT 05/01/69 06/01/70 DET CO   YE.
Johnson Clarence E   CPT 12/08/69 02/10/70 DET CO   DEC
Noakes John H   CPT 09/04/68 06/30/69 DET CO   DEC
Adams William J   CPT 04/06/70 09/17/70 DET CO   DEC
Mitchell Michael K   1LT 09/01/70 11/20/70 DET CO   DEC?
Young Robert H   2LT 11/13/64   DET XO A5/233 DEC
Pinkerton Jack D   1LT 11/11/65 06/01/66 DET XO A5/213 DEC
Sucharetza Carlos J   1LT 05/15/66 07/15/66 DET XO   YE,
Duus Richard E   2LT 09/19/66 04/04/67 DET XO   YE.
Wall Sterling A   1LT 03/27/67 08/24/67 DET XO   KIA
Baldwin Norman E   1LT 05/12/67 10/30/67 DET XO/A   KIA
Griffith John S   1LT 10/12/67 04/07/68 DET XO   YE.
Moley David E   1LT 04/01/68 08/29/68 DET XO & Acting CO DEC
Kelley Verne C   1LT 08/20/68 01/01/69 DET XO   KIA
Moore Charles E   1LT 12/26/68 12/04/69 DET XO   Y?
Hardin Jerry R   1LT 06/01/69 10/03/69 DET XO   YE.
Feltenstein Sam M II 1LT 09/01/69 01/04/70 DET XO   YE.
Triponi Anthony G   1LT 01/04/70 08/22/70 DET XO   DEC
Wise Robert W   1LT 08/22/70 11/24/70 DET XO   YE.
Terrell Neil W   1LT 01/11/68 04/16/68 CAPO   DEC
Slane Lyle E   1LT 02/15/68 06/30/68 CAPO cerebral malaria or A-253 DNH
Whisenant Stephen L   1LT 03/24/68 11/06/69 CAPO    
Trost Henry M "Mike" 1LT 07/15/68 09/09/68 CAPO   YE.
Dewenter John C   1LT 12/02/68 08/09/69 CAPO   Y,
Lattimore James P   1LT 12/26/68 03/01/69 CAPO    
Halpin James P   1LT 06/01/69   CAPO   YE.
Shaffer Robert E   1LT 07/13/69 01/04/70 CAPO   YE.
Grace John P   1LT 06/01/70 12/27/70 CAPO    
Triponi Anthony G   1LT 10/24/69 01/04/70 CAPO/A   DEC
Wise Robert W   1LT 03/18/70 08/22/70 CAPO/A   YE.
Christina Octavio V   SSG 10/01/65 10/01/66 964BS CAPO ATTD  
Simmons Lonnie W   SFC 06/19/69 04/15/70 CAPO NCO   DEC
Kemmer Thomas J 'Tom' SFC 11/01/64 09/01/65 TM SGT A5/232 DEC
Moore Nelson R   MSG 09/01/65 05/24/66 TM SGT A-213 KIA
Seyer Joseph F   MSG 05/25/66 09/03/66 TM SGT   DEC
Taylor Lewis R "Smokey" MSG 01/01/66 06/01/67 TM SGT or A-233? DEC
Allen Oliver K   SFC 03/01/67 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Meehan Walter J 'Mickey' MSG 03/18/67 03/17/68 TM SGT   DEC
Alexander Frank M   SFC 03/01/68   TM SGT   DEC
Steburg Thomas E   MSG 01/01/68   TM SGT   DEC
Lane Thomas R "Rocky" MSG 08/25/68 01/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Dodge Robert G   SFC 08/26/68 08/24/69 TM SGT   YE.
Roth Raymond H Jr MSG 01/11/69 02/10/70 TM SGT   YE.
Knight Jerry J   SFC 03/18/70 09/27/70 TM SGT   DEC
Von Kleist Austin R   SFC 11/13/64   INTEL A-232 KIA
Flores Francisco D   SFC 08/01/65 12/01/66 INTEL A-213 YE.
Fore James S   SSG 12/04/65 12/04/66 INTEL   DEC
Allen Oliver K   SFC 03/09/66 03/01/67 INTEL   DEC
Samperi Robert J   SSG 09/01/66 03/01/67 INTEL   YE.
Hamilton Frederick P III "Zeke" SSG 01/30/67 08/30/67 INTEL    
Alexander Frank M   SFC 08/01/67   INTEL   DEC
Andreas Mark J   SSG 12/16/67 01/15/68 INTEL   YE.
Brown Jimmie B   SFC 08/24/68 07/29/69 INTEL or LT WPNS DEC
Bishof John S Jr SP5 10/19/69 10/31/70 INTEL   YE.
Bell John R   SP5 10/22/69 10/21/70 INTEL/A or DEMO YE.
Martin Billy R   SSG 11/13/64 06/01/65 HVY WPNS A5/232 YE.
Yost Kenneth D   SP4 11/13/64   LT WPNS A5/232  
Harris Barron M Jr SGT 06/01/65 06/01/66 LT WPNS   A0Y
Adams Dumas R   SFC 09/01/65 04/01/66 HVY WPNS -4/66? DEC
Barnes Robert W   SSG 09/01/65 04/01/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Golding James R   SSG 02/23/66 02/22/67 HVY WPNS   KIA
Casey Maurice A   SFC 03/06/66 05/24/66 HVY WPNS   KIA
Matthews Johnny S   SP4 05/28/66 05/27/67 HVY WPNS INTEL/A? YE,
Harris Barron M Jr SGT 06/01/66 11/08/66 LT WPNS   A0Y
Caro Carlos D   SGT 06/01/66   LT WPNS Also C-3? DEC
Hughes Glenn C   SSG 06/01/66 12/04/66 HVY WPNS   DEC
Carpenter Charles E   SFC 01/31/67 01/12/68 WPNS   KIA
Finnell Robert J III SGT 08/18/67 03/17/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Gonsalves Frank   SFC 01/01/68   HVY WPNS   DEC
Gilgen Anthony F   SGT 01/01/69   LT WPNS   DEC
Hanna Harry A Jr SFC 03/01/69 03/01/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Hill Robert W   SGT 04/15/70 06/15/70 HVY WPNS   YE.
Wood Carl B   SSG 09/30/69 08/24/70 LT WPNS   YE.
Campbell Daniel W   SGT 11/13/64   RAD OP A5/232 DEC
Dyke Glenn E   SGT 11/13/64   RAD OP A5/232 YE.
Wilson Phillip D "P.D." SSG 12/11/64 12/10/65 RAD OP   DEC
Burch Robert G   SGT 05/26/65 01/01/66 RAD OP A-218 YE.
Deaton Rodney W   SP4 12/01/65 12/01/66 RAD OP   YE,
Thompson John H   SFC 01/01/66 05/28/66 RAD OP   DEC
Sigmon Billy G   SSG 06/01/66   RAD OP   DEC
Briere Donald L   SP4 08/01/66 03/20/67 RAD OP   YE.
Maketa John L   SGT 09/01/66 12/30/66 RAD OP   YE.
Layden Kevin E   SP4 01/01/67   RAD OP   YE.
Ryan Richard C "Stass" SSG 05/01/67 06/01/67 RAD OP   DEC
Barend Ronald W   SSG 08/01/68 07/23/69 RAD OP   DEC
Fletcher John B   SGT 08/15/68   RAD OP    
Gomilla Frank J Jr "Go-Go" SGT 11/01/68 10/01/69 RAD OP   YE.
Sparks Robert L "Sparky" SSG 01/01/69   RAD OP   DEC
Reid Vester T "Skip" SSG 05/01/69 11/01/69 RAD OP fm IICTZ LRRPS YE.
Goodemoot Dennis L   SGT 06/01/69 08/20/69 RAD OP   DEC
Chaney Bobby A   SSG 10/29/69   RAD OP   DEC
Baugher David C   SGT 11/19/69 10/31/70 RAD OP   Y,
Bishop Gary K   SFC 09/08/70 12/02/70 RAD OP chi  
Simmons Lonnie W   SSG 11/13/64   DEMO A5/232 DEC
Grella Martin A   PFC 11/13/64   DEMO A5/232 Y,
Reagan Robel L   SP4 09/16/64 09/15/65 DEMO   DEC
Pike James B   SGT 01/01/65   DEMO A5/213 DEC
Quigley David L   SP4 10/01/66 01/01/67 DEMO medevaced YE.
Parmentier Albert G   SFC 01/01/67   DEMO   Y,
Leverton Terry O   SGT 01/01/68   DEMO No Orders DEC
Benoit James D   SSG 06/01/68   DEMO   DEC
Fuller William H   SFC 08/01/68 01/01/69 DEMO medevaced DEC
Vasco Frank R   SGT 08/25/68 09/01/69 DEMO to B-20 ?
Dowling Don R   SGT 01/01/69   DEMO   YE,
Edison James F   SP5 05/01/69 06/01/69 DEMO   YE.
Hargreaves Sherwood A   SSG 11/13/64 11/01/65 MEDIC A5/232 medevaced DEC
Carroll Charles M   SGT 11/13/64 11/12/65 MEDIC A5/232 YE.
Pozorski Paul J   SSG 12/16/64 04/01/66 MEDIC hospitalized YE
Duncan James L   SSG 10/11/65 10/10/66 MEDIC   YE.
Gordon William W II SP4 12/01/65 12/01/66 MEDIC    
Barker Thomas L   SSG 02/25/66 01/01/67 MEDIC   DEC
Bennett Joseph S   SSG 01/01/68   MEDIC   YE,
Helling Michael R   SP4 09/01/68 05/05/68 MEDIC to MAT YE.
Holmes Louis I   SSG 05/01/68 08/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Boozer Jimmie N   SFC 08/01/68 11/01/68 MEDIC   DEC
Shepard John L   SGT 09/04/68 08/19/69 MEDIC   DEC.
Maya Robert A   SFC 09/24/68 09/23/69 MEDIC   DEC
Taylor Thomas C   SFC 08/01/69 07/08/70 MEDIC   YE.
Pellerin Richard A   SFC 10/20/69 08/09/70 MEDIC   YE.
B-57 Augmentation
Cooper Patrick A   SGT 06/08/67 06/08/68 @A-251? 588MI (floater) Y

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