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Who's Who from Detachment A-255 (Plei Me) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-255 (Plei Me). If you were assigned to A-255 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 A5/13x (immediately redesignated A5/217 took over the Plei Me camp from A1/313, 1st SFG(A). It had been established and operated by 7th SFGA TDY Teams since August, 1963. A5/217 was redesignated A-255 o/a March 1966. Plei Me was converted to 82th Border Ranger o/a 10/31/70. Plei Me was located in Phu Nhon District, Pleiku Province.

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Short Kenneth E   CPT 04/16/65 09/01/65 DET CO A5/13x (A-217)  
Willoughby William H Jr CPT 07/20/65 01/01/66 DET CO A-217 (dates?)  
Moore Harold M   CPT 01/01/66 06/01/66 DET CO A-217  
Warnberg Harry E   CPT 06/01/66 09/01/66 DET CO    
Bonavolonta Jules J   CPT 09/13/66 01/20/67 DET CO   Y
Scott Lowell M   CPT 01/17/67 05/17/67 DET CO    
Amon Lawrence R   CPT 02/01/67 07/16/67 DET CO or A-253?  
Marshall Richard W   CPT 07/29/67 11/16/67 DET CO    
Rizzato Bruno F   CPT 08/30/67 11/29/67 DET CO    
Green Martin L Jr CPT 12/01/67 02/01/68 DET CO   KIA
Dietrich Joseph K 'Joe' CPT 01/07/68 07/27/68 DET CO   Y
Ramsey Steven G   1LT 05/28/68 06/01/68 DET CO   KIA
O'Neil William D   CPT 08/17/68 11/30/68 DET CO    
Corscadden William J   CPT 11/28/68 11/10/69 DET CO   Y
Martinez Segundo C   CPT 05/01/69 10/30/69 DET CO    
Palmer Harold T Jr CPT 10/22/69 01/10/70 DET CO    
Hamilton Emery   CPT 01/11/70 03/01/70 DET CO    
            DET CO    
Hendley Albert J III CPT 09/01/70 10/31/71 DET CO    
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Bassett Paul D   2LT 04/16/65 Dropped DET XO A5/13x YE
Berry Robert H   1LT 04/16/65 01/01/66 DET XO 05/13x (A-217)  
Parming Tonu   1LT 07/08/65 01/01/66 DET XO A5/217 D
Schmidt Donald F   CPT 06/01/66 06/20/66 DET XO   KIA
Gonneville Donald E   CPT 06/01/66 12/02/66 DET XO   YE
Irzyk Andrew L   1LT 11/11/66 01/18/67 DET XO   YE
Drew Mark E   1LT 10/17/67 10/16/68 DET XO/CO    
Hawkins Jared E   1LT 05/11/68 03/20/69 DET XO    
Glomb Edward A   1LT 03/10/69 08/09/69 DET XO    
Digiacinto Ralph H 'Henry' 1LT 08/01/69 10/21/69 DET XO   YE
Colon-Escobar Modesto   1LT 09/12/69 05/26/70 DET XO    
Hendley Albert J III 1LT 03/29/70   DET XO    
Joyce David L   1LT 06/28/70 10/31/70 DET XO & CAPO  
Wike Richard W   1LT 07/01/70 09/01/70 DET XO    
CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
Mackey John N   1LT 10/25/66 05/23/67 CAPO    
Hake Jerry A   1LT 09/10/68 02/28/69 CAPO    
Anderson Harry J   1LT 01/18/69 12/18/69 CAPO    
Halpin James P   1LT 07/14/69   CAPO    
Panarella Nicholas Jr 1LT 11/11/69 11/06/70 CAPO   Y
Rives Mark W   1LT 04/01/70 09/01/70 CAPO    
Chong Willie Jr SGT 12/17/65 12/17/66 CAPO NCO   Y
TEAM SERGEANTS
Whightsell Wayne D   MSG 04/01/65   TM SGT A5/13x/217 to ? Y
Duke Raymond N   MSG 08/01/65 06/01/66 TM SGT    
Bell Joe F   MSG 03/20/66 03/19/67 TM SGT & Rad Spvr B-52?  
Helton James C   MSG 02/01/67 04/17/67 TM SGT or C-4? KIA
Lovell Joseph M   MSG 05/01/67 04/30/68 TM SGT    
                 
Steele Samuel S Jr MSG 07/11/68 01/01/69 TM SGT    
Phillips Joseph E   MSG 01/17/69 01/16/70 TM SGT    
Campbell Rodolfo C   SFC 04/13/69 04/16/70 TM SGT    
Pecoraro James G   MSG 09/13/69 06/01/70 TM SGT   Y
Rule Claude P   MSG 1/1/70   TM SGT    
Hunter James D   MSG 01/01/70   TM SGT No Orders  
Testerman James A   MSG 01/01/70 01/01/71 TM SGT    
INTELLIGENCE
Bailey Joseph D   SFC 04/01/65 10/20/65 INTEL A5/217 KIA
Quinn Francis   SFC 11/01/65 01/01/66 INTEL   Y
Barbour Sherrill W   SFC 07/22/68 07/21/69 INTEL    
Barry Donald R   SFC 08/01/69 08/01/70 INTEL    
Burns Francis D   SP7 01/01/70 03/09/70 INTEL   Y
Walsh Nicholas R   SSG 09/01/65 09/01/66 INTEL/A    
Bowen Stanley E   SP4 10/19/68 02/01/69 INTEL/A    
WEAPONS
Beech Jimmie   SFC 04/01/65 04/01/66 LT WPNS A5/217 Y
Navarro Robert   SFC 04/01/65 04/01/66 LT WPNS A5/217 or Rad  
Frost Nathaniel   SSG 06/01/65 11/08/66 LT WPNS    
Maddox Robert E Jr SSG 10/15/65 03/01/66 HVY WPNS A5/217  
Gifford Robert E   SSG 01/01/66 04/04/66 LT WPNS    
Blair Robert E   SFC 03/06/66 03/06/67 HVY WPNS    
Brown Billy R   SSG 08/03/66 04/10/67 HVY WPNS    
Snyder Charles W Jr SSG 06/20/68 03/01/69 LT WPNS    
Wolfe Richard L   SP4 01/01/69   LT WPNS    
Jones James B   SFC 09/01/69 09/01/70 HVY WPNS    
Miller James H 'Jimmy' SP5 09/17/69 09/16/70 LT WPNS & INTEL/A  
Wolf Richard A   SP5 09/23/69 07/03/70 LT WPNS    
RADIO OP
Sloan Robert T   SSG 04/16/65   RAD OP A5/13x or Wpns  
Brown Donald W   SGT 06/01/65 01/12/66 RAD OP fm A-212  
Norris Richard T 'Roach' SFC 11/23/65 09/01/66 RAD OP   YE
Long Thomas B Jr SP4 12/14/65 12/13/66 RAD OP    
Palmer Harold T Jr SGT 01/01/66   RAD OP    
Snowberger William P   SSG 06/21/66 06/20/67 RAD OP    
Goodemoot Dennis L   SGT 09/17/68 06/01/69 RAD OP   Y
Higgs George H   SFC 08/07/69 08/06/70 RAD OP    
Naylor Marion B 'Bruce' SGT 08/19/69 10/18/70 RAD OP    
Twichell Robert N 'Twitch' SP4 06/01/70 10/01/70 RAD OP TO CCN  
DEMO
Sutter Phillip E   SSG 04/16/65 01/01/66 DEMO A5/217 Y
Rosenthal Robert P   SSG 04/16/65 06/01/65 DEMO A5/217 YE
Rosenthal Richard A "Ish" SGT 06/01/65 06/01/66 DEMO m-e? name error? DEC
Clark Cornelious   SSG 06/01/65 03/01/66 DEMO A5/212  
Spruill James R   SSG 01/01/66 03/01/66 DEMO    
Steen Donald H   SSG 03/08/66 03/07/67 DEMO    
Payne Jerry O   SP5 01/01/69   DEMO    
Maiorano Frank J   SP4 01/01/70 11/01/70 12B2S    
Wilson William J   PFC 05/30/70 11/26/70 DEMO No Orders  
MEDIC
Johnson Kenneth   SSG 04/01/65 09/01/65 MEDIC A5/217 KIA
Sheridan John E Jr SP4 04/01/65   MEDIC A5/217  
Jones Herman A Jr SSG 06/01/65 02/01/66 MEDIC    
Shea Daniel H   SGT 06/01/65 06/01/66 MEDIC A5/217 Y
Noe Donald C   SFC 01/09/66 01/08/67 MEDIC    
Grace Michael D   SP4 03/15/66 03/14/67 MEDIC    
Hutto David J   SGT 04/01/67 02/01/68 MEDIC    
Pride Kenneth R Jr SGT 06/01/67   MEDIC    
Grossman Martin R   SGT 07/08/67 07/07/68 MEDIC    
Craig Glen K   SSG 07/02/68 07/01/69 MEDIC    
Grenfell Richard W   SSG 09/01/69 08/01/70 MEDIC    
Stephens William C   SSG 05/05/70 10/31/70 MEDIC    
ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
Potter Luther P Jr SFC 01/01/66        
Martinez Guadalupe   SFC 01/01/67 06/01/67     KIA
Phillips Jimmy R   SP4 06/01/69        

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