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Who's Who from Detachment A-252 (Plei Mrong) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-252 (Plei Mrong). If you were assigned to A-252 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 "Assignment 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. I need a copy of the PCS orders for the original PCS team.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/233 (redesignated A5/212 on 01/08/65) took over the Plei Mrong camp from A1/333, 1st SFG(A). A-212 was redesignated A-252 in March, 1966. Plei Mrong was converted to VNSF A-115 o/a April 30, 1967, then to 63rd Border Ranger o/a 10/31/70. Plei Mrong was located in Le Trung District, Pleiku Province.

Drinkwater James L   CPT 11/13/64   DET CO No Orders A5/333 DEC
Sanaker John M   CPT 01/25/65 07/05/65 DET CO   YE.
McMillan Mervyl C   CPT 06/01/65 04/01/66 DET CO A5/212 & MACV Y,
Buttermore Charles W III MAJ 04/01/66 07/01/66 DET CO   DEC
Rodriguez Joe A   CPT 07/01/66 10/24/66 DET CO   YE.
Monroe Mark A   CPT 11/01/66 01/12/67 DET CO   DEC
Williams William J   CPT 01/04/67 05/20/67 DET CO   YE.
Hudson Daniel E   2LT 11/13/64 07/01/65 DET XO A5/233 DEC
Wilhelm Alfred D Jr 1LT 04/01/65   DET XO   Y,
Hanson Howard Jr 1LT 07/08/65 07/07/66 DET XO A-212 DEC?
Roberts Clyde C   1LT 06/01/66 10/10/66 DET XO   YE
Penn Walter L III 1LT 11/22/66 04/30/67 DET XO   YE,
McMahon Dennis J   1LT 01/01/65   CAPO A-212 DEC?
Roberts Clyde C   1LT 02/06/66 06/01/66 CAPO   YE
Brown Donald W   SGT 01/01/65 06/01/65 CAPO NCO fm A-212 Y,
Anthony John D Jr SGT 11/26/65 11/25/66 CAPO NCO   DEC
Maddox Robert E Jr SSG 03/01/66 10/15/66 CAPO NCO   YE
Smith Bucky N   MSG 02/01/67 04/30/67 CAPO NCO   DEC
Gillis Gerard T 'Top' MSG 11/13/64   TM SGT A5/233 DEC
Williamson Mac   MSG 01/17/65 01/16/66 TM SGT   DEC
Pronier Robert A "Hook" MSG 06/01/65   TM SGT   YE.
Pierce Nelson W   MSG 09/01/65   TM SGT   DEC
Lyke Clarence Jr MSG 09/01/66 02/04/67 TM SGT   DEC
Erwin Robert W   MSG 02/01/67 04/30/67 TM SGT   DEC
Taylor James T   MSG 01/01/67 06/01/67 TM SGT Assign? DEC
Cox David L   MSG 06/01/67 09/01/67 TM SGT Assign? DEC
Yost Herbert J "Pappy" SP5 11/13/64   INTEL A5/233 DEC
Dobson Robert W   SFC 06/01/65   INTEL A-212  
Pronier Robert A "Hook" SFC 08/01/65 01/22/66 INTEL   YE.
Espinosa Robert   SGT 10/11/65 06/01/66 INTEL/A   DEC
Barner Lawrence A Jr SFC 01/11/66   INTEL   Y.
Jordan Cecil R   SFC 04/26/66 01/01/67 INTEL   DEC
Brushwood William H   SFC 12/01/66 04/30/67 INTEL   DEC
Johns Gerald A   SSG 11/13/64   LT WPNS A5/233 DEC
Gagich Danny   SSG 11/13/64   HVY WPNS A5/233 DEC
Brown Jimmie B   SSG 05/01/65 05/01/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Sweeney Paul K   SFC 01/01/66 04/20/66 HVY WPNS   DEC
Bookout Charles F   SGT 05/24/66 05/24/67 LT WPNS   MIA
Smith Donald R   SFC 11/13/64   RAD OP A5/233 DEC
Green Shelby M   SP4 11/13/64   RAD OP A5/233 DEC
Dawson Burle M   SP4 11/13/64   RAD OP A5/233 A0Y
Fugee/Donnelly Raymond M 'Mike' SP4     RAD OP   A0Y
Caywood Dan R   SSG 01/11/66 01/10/67 RAD OP   DEC
Aparis Gilbert   SP4 01/17/66 01/17/67 RAD OP   DEC
Fahling Raymond H   SFC 01/01/67   RAD OP   DEC
Ryan Richard C "Stass" SSG 02/01/67 04/30/67 RAD OP   DEC
Aparis Gilbert   SSG 08/28/67 08/27/68 RAD OP Assign? DEC
Hough Arthur B   SP5 11/13/64   DEMO A5/233  
Clark Cornelious   SSG 11/13/64 6/01/65 DEMO A5/233 DEC
Rosenthal Robert P   SSG 06/01/65 3/01/66 DEMO A5/217 Y
Spruill James R   SSG 09/01/65 01/01/66 DEMO   DEC
Tyler Richard M   SSG 03/22/66 03/21/67 DEMO   DEC
Parmentier Albert G   SFC 03/01/67 04/30/67 DEMO   Y
James Richard D Jr SSG 11/13/64 06/01/65 DEMO A5/233 DEC
Mezzacapo Vincent A   SGT 01/01/65 07/01/65 MEDIC A5/212 DEC
Reese Emmett   SFC 09/15/65 01/01/66 MEDIC   DEC
Akers Billy J   SFC 06/01/66 02/21/67 MEDIC   YE
Pozorski Paul J   SSG 07/01/66 10/19/66 MEDIC   YE
Allen Samuel R   SSG 01/01/67 04/30/67 MEDIC to A-245 KIA
Lunceford John C   SGT 06/21/66 06/21/67 MEDIC   DEC
403rd SOD (Radio Research) Augmentation
Bagley Michael F   SSG 10/01/66 04/30/67 05H4S @A-252 Y
Williams Colin E   SP5 10/01/66 04/30/67 05D4S @A-252 YE.
Prodoehl Paul   SP5 10/01/66 04/30/67 05D4S @A-252 YE.
MAP of A-252 (Plei Mrong)

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