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Who's Who from Detachment A-254 (Plei Do Lim) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-254 (Plei Do Lim). If you were assigned to A-254 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 (sherman1@flash.net) 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 A5/1 (AKA A5/224) (redesignated A-216 on 01/08/65) took over the Plei Do Lim camp from A-751A, a 7th SFGA TDY Split team. Plei Do Lim had been established in 1963 by A1/123, 1st SFG(A) which had relocated from tra Bong. A5/216 was redesignated A-254 about March 1966. Plei Do Lim was converted to VNSF o/a 08/02/66. Plei Do Lim was located in Le Truong District, Pleiku Province.

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

SFX

RNK

FROM DATE

TO DATE

DUTIES

REMARKS

STAT

DETACHMENT COMMANDER

Robbins

Chandler P

III

CPT

09/01/64

 

DET CO

A5/1 (A-216)

 

Rave

John S

 

CPT

03/05/65

 

DET CO

 

 

McCoy

James A

 

CPT

08/01/65

01/12/66

DET CO

A-216

 

Word

Larry E

 

CPT

12/19/65

 

DET CO

A5/216

 

Miller

William H

 

CPT

06/20/66

06/19/67

DET CO

A7/24

 

DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Wilhelm

Alfred D

Jr

1LT

09/01/64

 

DET XO

A5/1 (A-216)

 

McCoy

James A

 

1LT

01/13/65

08/01/65

DET XO

A5/1 A-216

 

McNeil

Robert

 

1LT

01/13/65

01/12/66

DET XO

A5/216

 

Walker

James B

'Jimmy'

1LT

06/01/65

10/31/65

DET XO

A5/216

 

Horton

Ira D

 

1LT

10/21/65

10/20/66

DET XO

 

 

CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS

Jacobelly

Robert C

'Jake'

1LT

08/10/65

06/01/66

CAPO

A5/216 & A-234?

 

Caro

Carlos D

 

SGT

12/15/65

 

CAPO

 

 

TEAM SERGEANTS

Manuel

Francis E

'Fritz'

MSG

09/01/64

 

TM SGT

A5/1(A-216)

KIA

Soublet

Paul J

 

MSG

06/01/65

12/01/65

TM SGT

 

 

Hill

Joseph B

 

MSG

11/09/65

11/08/66

TM SGT

 

Y

INTELLIGENCE

Buzzell

Donald A

 

SFC

09/01/64

 

 

A5/1 (A-216)

 DEC

Sortillo

Elliot

 

SFC

04/12/65

10/31/65

INTEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combichi

Nicholas

 

SFC

06/01/66

08/01/66

INTEL

 

 

Lewis

James L

Jr

SSG

08/01/66

02/21/67

INTEL

 

 

Stevens

Lowell W

 

SSG

10/14/66

06/01/67

INTEL/A

 

 

WEAPONS

Ellis

Kenneth

Jr

SFC

09/01/64

 

HVY WPNS

A5/1 (A-216)

 

Wright

Fred J

 

SSG

09/01/64

05/01/65

LT WPNS

A5/1 (A-216)

 

Vrba

Raymond J

Jr

SGT

05/01/65

05/25/65

LT WPNS

replaced Wright

KIA

Smith

Robert A

 

SSG

05/23/65

05/22/66

LT WPNS

 

 

Allickson

Henry O

 

SSG

09/01/65

04/01/66

LT WPNS

 

 

Saxon

Joseph B

 

SFC

03/01/67

08/27/67

LT WPNS

 

 

RADIO OP

Holthusen

Patrick H

 

SGT

09/01/64

01/01/66

RAD OP

A5/1 (A-216)

DEC

Hunt

Phillip W

 

SGT

09/01/64

 

RAD OP

A5/1 (A-216)

 

Opshinsky

John R

 

SGT

01/01/65

03/01/66

RAD OP

 

Y

St George

Herbert J

 

SSG

04/01/65

04/01/66

RAD OP

 

 

Holcomb

Charles R

 

SSG

02/07/66

08/01/66

RAD OP

 

 

Spencer

David D

 

SP4

03/10/66

03/09/67

RAD OP

 

 

DEMO

Bean

Billy V

 

SSG

09/01/64

 

DEMO

A5/1 (A-216)

 

Johnston

Thor B

 

SP5

09/01/64

 

DEMO

A5/1 (A-216)

 

Arnold

Winfred W

 

SSG

01/01/66

04/21/66

DEMO

 

 

Brown

Roy E

 

SSG

03/17/66

08/01/66

DEMO

 

 

MEDIC

Johnson

Billy D

 

SGT

09/01/64

12/31/65

MEDIC

A5/1 (A-216)

 

Legrand

William F

 

SSG

09/01/64

04/28/65

MEDIC

A5/1 (A-216)

KIA

Sadler

Barry A

 

SP5

01/02/65

12/31/65

MEDIC

fm B-21

DEC

Johnson

Kenneth

 

SSG

09/01/65

04/01/66

MEDIC

 

KIA

Barker

Thomas L

 

SSG

01/15/66

02/24/66

MEDIC

 

 

Pozorski

Paul J

 

SSG

04/01/66

07/01/66

MEDIC

 

YE

Beswick

William F

Jr

SSG

09/14/66

08/01/66

MEDIC

 

Y

ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN

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