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Who's Who from Detachment A-253 (Duc Co) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-253 (Duc Co). If you were assigned to A-253 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 A5/215 took over the Duc Co camp from from A-752, a 7th SFGA TDY team. Duc Co had been established in August, 1963 by A-736 and advised by teams from the 1st SFG(A) and 7th SFG(A). A-215 was redesignated A-253 o/a March 1966. Duc Co was converted to 81st Border Ranger o/a 10/31/70. Duc Co was located in Le Thanh District, Pleiku Ngai Province.

Richards Edward T   CPT 04/16/65 09/01/65 DET CO A5/124 DEC
Johnson Richard B   CPT 09/01/65 11/01/65 DET CO A5/215 DEC
Conway James B   CPT 10/11/65 04/12/66 DET CO A-215 MIA
Cunningham Wells E   CPT 03/05/66 08/17/66 DET CO   KIA
Pendleton Raymond A   CPT 08/01/66 11/21/66 DET CO   DEC
Ponzillo Mark Jr CPT 11/18/66 01/10/67 DET CO medevaced DEC
Amon Lawrence R   CPT 01/01/67 07/16/67 DET CO   YE.
Sandstrom Kenneth R   CPT 09/05/67 09/09/68 DET CO   YE
Harper Henry E "Earl" 1LT 04/15/68 07/05/68 DET CO   YE.
Stollings Ronald W   1LT 06/10/68 09/09/68 DET CO?   DEC
Lavaty James D   1LT 08/01/68 10/24/68 DET CO   DEC
Gouchoe David C   CPT 10/25/68 09/01/69 DET CO   YE.
Harvey Gary E   CPT 07/01/69 10/30/69 DET CO medevaced DEC
Britton Frederick E   CPT 10/25/69 03/21/70 DET CO   YE.
Johnson Clarence E   CPT 02/11/70 08/14/70 DET CO   DEC
Nesbit Charles O III CPT 07/01/70 10/31/70 DET CO   DEC
Grogan Bryan E   2LT 04/16/65 07/01/65 DET XO A5/124(A-215) KIA
Caravalho Sario J   1LT 07/01/65 11/01/65 DET XO   YE,
Kube Joseph B   2LT 09/03/65 06/01/66 DET XO A-215 KIA
Stewart Charles W III 1LT 01/25/66 06/10/66 DET XO   DEC
Austin Arthur R   2LT 06/30/66 12/06/66 DET XO   DEC
Zlotnik Donald E   1LT 11/19/66 01/01/67 DET XO medevaced YE,
Jenkins Willard M   1LT 02/05/67 05/26/67 DET XO   DEC
Sutter Vernon K   1LT 05/12/67 11/04/67 DET XO   YE.
Gritz John P   1LT 10/31/68 01/25/69 DET XO   YE.
Korey Richard A   1LT 01/01/69 04/01/69 DET XO   DEC
Dempsey Warren R III 1LT 02/02/69 06/30/69 DET XO   DEC
Harvey Gary E   CPT 05/01/69 07/01/69 DET XO   DEC
Gonzales Dennis R   1LT 07/01/69 09/01/69 DET XO   YE.
Smith Dawson F   1LT 08/30/69 11/27/69 DET XO   YE.
Chamberlin Gary G   1LT 09/27/69 07/01/70 DET XO   YE.
Henderson Sammy D   1LT 06/01/70 09/15/70 DET XO   YE.
Shelsta Stanley D   1LT 09/15/70 10/31/70 DET XO   YE.
Yarborough William L "Lee" 1LT 02/01/66 07/07/66 CAPO From 101st YE.
Fleming Richard T   1LT 09/01/66 10/01/66 CAPO Dates? A0Y
Terrell Neil W   1LT 10/19/67 01/10/68 CAPO   DEC
Hall John W Jr 1LT 01/11/68 12/07/68 CAPO    
Place Elon A   1LT 11/28/68   CAPO   DEC
Grose John F   1LT 02/21/69 10/31/69 CAPO   DEC
Dacosta Jack R   2LT 09/15/69 12/02/69 CAPO   DNH
Henderson Sammy D   1LT 12/10/69 05/31/70 CAPO   YE.
Shelsta Stanley D   1LT 06/01/70 09/15/70 CAPO   YE.
Harris Barron M Jr SGT 11/09/65 06/01/66 CAPO    
Owensby Glenn R Jr SP4 12/14/66 12/13/66 MEDIC/CAPO    
Grandy James H   MSG 04/16/65 09/01/65 TM SGT A5/124 (A-215) DEC
Seyer Joseph F   MSG 09/04/65 03/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Williamson Mac   MSG 01/16/66 01/16/67 TM SGT   DEC
Lyke Clarence Jr MSG 02/04/66 09/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Parmentier Gerald V   MSG 10/01/66 01/01/67 TM SGT   KIA
Helton James C   MSG 01/01/67 02/01/67 TM SGT or C-4? KIA
Jensen George J   MSG 02/01/67 09/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Flores Doroteo V   MSG 01/01/68 07/05/68 TM SGT   DEC
Rockholt Eugene   MSG 07/25/68 11/01/68 TM SGT   DEC
Taylor James A   MSG 10/30/68 10/05/69 TM SGT   DEC
Trout Ralph A Jr MSG 10/01/69 02/02/70 TM SGT   DEC
Rule Claude P   MSG 01/01/70 10/31/70 TM SGT   DEC
Allickson Henry O   SSG 04/16/65 09/01/65 INTEL A5/124 (A-215) DEC
Stevens Howard A   SFC 04/16/65 12/01/66 INTEL A5/12x DEC
Gann William S   SFC 08/01/66 12/03/66 INTEL   DEC
Lawson Jackie D   SFC 01/01/69   INTEL   DEC
Dry Stanley J   SFC 07/09/69 10/20/69 INTEL from B-22 DEC
Bumgardner William H   SFC 07/14/69 09/13/70 INTEL left 8/70? DEC
Dell Raymond C   SP4 08/30/65 08/29/66 INTEL/A   DEC
Wood Barry A   SSG 11/01/69 05/01/70 INTEL/A   DEC
Daschke Carl L   SSG 05/01/70 09/28/70 INTEL/A   YE.
Maynard Merley J "Chief" SSG 04/16/65 09/01/65 LT WPNS A5/124 (A-215) DEC
Blalock Aulton E   SFC 04/16/65 04/01/66 HVY WPNS A5/124 (A-215) DEC
McCann Eugene C Jr SP4 07/01/65 10/31/65 WPNS   DEC
Smith Charles R   SFC 07/01/65 06/01/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Lawson Jackie D   SSG 09/01/65 09/01/66 HVY WPNS   DEC
Espinosa Robert   SGT 06/01/66 10/10/66 HVY WPNS   DEC?
Caro Carlos D   SGT 09/01/66 12/14/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Cherry Booker T   SFC 07/16/67 11/01/67 WPNS from A-245 YE.
Evans David J   SP4 12/01/67 09/01/68 HVY WPNS medevaced YE.
Hill Robert W   SGT 06/15/70 10/15/70 HVY WPNS   YE.
Jay Charles D   SGT 08/01/70 10/31/70 HVY WPNS   YE.
Kalicki Victor W   SSG 04/15/65 04/01/66 RAD OP A5/124 & A-232 DEC
St George Herbert J   SSG 04/16/65 01/01/66 RAD OP A5/124 (A-215) YE.
Hunt Phillip W   SGT 04/01/65 09/01/65 RAD OP from A-254 DEC
Palmer Harold T Jr SGT 06/01/65   RAD OP   DEC
Solberg John H   SP4 04/12/66 09/01/66 RAD OP   DEC
Cobb Jack B   SSG 05/01/66 08/01/66 RAD OP    
Nelson Jerry L   SSG 07/19/66 07/18/67 RAD OP    
Rich Freddy L   SGT 08/01/66 03/21/67 RAD OP   YE.
Woods David A   SSG 09/01/66 01/01/67 RAD OP   KIA
Marler Lawrence D "Larry" SP4 03/08/67 07/04/67 RAD OP   YE.
Rondini Roger A   SGT 06/01/67 12/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
Cabarrus Joaquin G   SGT 12/01/67 06/20/68 RAD OP   YE.
Shaw Donald W   SFC 01/01/68   RAD OP    
Albracht Robert D   SP4 06/01/68 06/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Chaney Bobby A   SSG 04/01/69 10/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Dombrovski Randolph P "Randy" SGT 09/14/69 05/01/70 RAD OP   YE.
Place Michael S   SP4 10/21/69 10/22/70 RAD OP   DEC
Smith Jeffrey R   SGT 05/01/70 10/31/70 RAD OP   YE.
Lane Harold L   SP5 04/16/65   DEMO A5/124 (A-215) A0Y
Hernandez Eulalio 'Lalo' SSG 04/16/65 01/01/66 DEMO A5/124 (A-215) DEC
Garner Willard R Jr 'Pete' SSG 07/01/65 10/31/65 DEMO   DEC
Jones Thomas A III SSG 09/26/65 04/01/67 DEMO   DEC
Mickelson Michael?   SP4 01/13/68   DEMO    
Reister Garry L   SP5 09/12/68 07/06/69 DEMO   YE.
Smith Loyd E   SFC 04/16/65   MEDIC A5/123 (A-215)  
Stepanov Robert D   SP4 04/16/65 07/05/65 MEDIC A5/124 (A-215) KIA
Britt Douglas N   SFC 04/16/65 12/31/65 MEDIC   DEC
Decker Kelly P   SGT 07/10/65 11/16/65 MEDIC A5/234 YE,
Parker Murray H   SSG 07/01/65 01/01/66 MEDIC   YE.
McNiff Thomas G   SSG 09/24/65 09/25/66 MEDIC    
Pozorski Paul J   SSG 01/01/66 10/19/66 MEDIC   YE,
Martin William Paul   SGT 07/28/66 01/01/67 MEDIC   KIA
Barker Thomas L   SSG 01/01/67 02/24/67 MEDIC   DEC
Ardleigh Carl D   SP4 02/01/67 08/12/67 MEDIC   YE.
Dover David C   SP5 11/01/67 01/28/68 MEDIC   YE.
Roland Daniel L   SGT 01/01/68   MEDIC   YE
Jones Thomas A   SGT 08/20/68 05/31/69 MEDIC   YE.
Pozorski Paul J   SFC 04/30/69 04/08/70 MEDIC   YE,
Paladino David C   SGT 01/01/70 10/31/70 MEDIC   DEC
Gritzinger Douglas F   SSG 03/01/70 10/31/71 MEDIC   YE.
Collins Roy L   SP4 01/01/66   RADAR ATTD RADAR  
Newman Bernard W   SFC 06/01/66 12/01/66 RADAR PPS-5 TEST DEC
Stapp Kirk A   PFC 01/01/67   RADAR medevaced YE.
Johnson Robert E   SGT 01/01/67   RADAR    
Wells Allen G   SP4 06/01/66 08/17/66 INTEL/A B-25 KIA
Kelley Harold   SSG 01/01/69        
Maschin Robert   SP5 06/01/69       Y,
Other Augmentation
Cramer Alan T "Tom" CPT 08/01/65 08/20/65 Surgeon from Co. B YE.
31st Engineer Det KB Team #4 (August 1970, TOC, Team House renovated, FDC and ammo bunker constructed)
B-57 Augmentation
Forsythe Glenn R   SSG 08/01/66 06/01/67 @A-253 after Jan 67? What earlier? FN: DEC
Hargus Carl A   SSG 09/01/66 04/01/67 @A-253 CASE OFF & RAD OP YE.
Stevens Howard A   SFC 12/01/66 02/20/67 @A-253 FN: DEC
Garrison James H   SFC 06/01/66 06/01/67 @A-253 A/CASE OFF DEC
Cumings Thayer   CPT 01/12/67 06/28/67 @A-253 CASE OFF YE.
Counts Clarence   SFC 06/02/67 06/01/68 @A-253   Y
Cooper Patrick A   SGT 06/08/67 06/08/68 @A-253? 588MI (floater) Y
Adams Hugh W H   CPT 06/29/67 07/28/67 @A-253 ‘RAD OP’ FN:Roy Moore DEC
Delashaw Robert L Jr SSG 06/01/67 02/01/68 @A-253 FN: "B C" YE.
Krommenhoek Pieter J   1LT 02/01/68 05/30/68 @A-253 FN: Peter Hook Y
Koebbe Carroll J   1SG 08/01/68 07/29/69 @A-253   DEC?
Montgomery William D   SGT 09/24/68 07/09/69 @A-253 FN: William Montjoy  
Davis Thomas B III CPT 01/13/69 01/07/70 @A-253 AREA INTEL A0Y
Kayanan Daniel N   SGT 03/26/69 03/25/70 @A-253 FN:Daniel Keeno DEC
Pronier Robert A   MSG ?10/15/69 02/15/70 or @A-239? FN: Robert Price YE.
Godin Robert H   SSG 11/18/68 11/17/69 @A-2XX?   YE,
MAP of A-253 (DUC CO)

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