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Who's Who from Detachment A-312 (Phuoc Vinh/Xom Cat) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-106 (Ba To (New)). If you were assigned to A-106 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.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/321 opened the Phuoc Vinh camp (Cao Bien) o/a 12/15/64. It was redesignated A-312. Phuoc Vinh was located in ?? District, Binh Duong Province. The camp was relocated to Xom Cat o/a 11/??/65. Was it closed out and re-staffed? Xom Cat was located in Phu Giao District, Binh Duong Province. It was closed o/a 3/26/67 and its assets went to Dong Xoai A-342.

Spargo Larry F   1LT 12/15/64 06/01/65 DET CO A5/321 DEC
Bebber Robert   CPT     DET CO   DEC
Jones Edward L   CPT 06/01/65 12/01/65 DET CO   DEC
Kenny Henry J "Hank" CPT 11/21/65 06/01/66 DET CO   Y,
Elliott John D   CPT     DET CO   Y,
Reeves Delano C   CPT 05/04/66 01/02/67 DET CO   DEC
Guinn Ollie R   CPT 10/17/66 01/29/67 DET CO NOR ‘67 Y,
O'Malley Robert M   CPT 01/11/67 03/26/67 DET CO to Dong Xoai DEC
Gouge Gerald F   2LT 12/15/64   DET XO A5/321 YE,
Stanford Jimmy B   1LT 06/01/65   DET XO   YE,
Stafford Benny E   2LT 09/06/65 10/01/65 DET XO   DEC
Hauck John R   1LT 07/01/66 11/01/66 DET XO XOM CAT YE.
Canale Angelo A   1LT 10/16/66 03/09/67 DET XO to msf DEC
Wilde James E   1LT 03/21/67 03/26/67 DET XO to Dong Xoai YE.
Rainey John A   MSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 TM SGT A5/321 DEC
Larson Louis J   MSG   01/09/66 TM SGT   DEC
            TM SGT    
Baker Robert C   SFC 07/01/66 12/01/67 TM SGT   YE.
Carnagey Richard D   MSG 11/07/66 03/26/67 TM SGT to Dong Xoai DEC
Brewer Wilbur L   SSG 12/15/64 02/01/65 INTEL A5/321 Y,
Scully Robert L   SSG 02/01/65 12/14/65 INTEL A5/321 DEC
Brill Nuel D   SSG 11/01/65   INTEL to ? DEC
Bost Fred H   SFC   07/22/66  INTEL medevaced DEC
Glossup Lowell T   SSG 07/01/66 01/01/67 INTEL to MGF DNH
Crapps William G Jr SSG 12/20/66 03/26/67 INTEL to Dong Xoai DEC.
Brace Walter C   SFC 12/15/64 Dropped HVY WPNS A5/321 to 322 DEC
Zindel Guy V   SSG 12/15/64 Dropped LT WPNS A5/321 DEC
Sullivan Robert J   SSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 LT WPNS A5/321 MIA
Miller John S   SP5 12/15/64 12/14/65 HVY WPNS? A5/321 DEC?
Silk John P 'Slick' SGT 07/20/65 03/23/66 HVY WPNS swapped w/Bingo YE.
Marshall Herbert H   SGT 09/01/65 12/01/65 HVY WPNS Medevaced Y.
Davis Charles D   SFC 10/01/65 09/01/66 LT WPNS   A0U,
Calk Leo G Jr SSG 08/13/66 03/26/67 LT WPNS to Dong Xoai DEC
Bean George F   SFC 08/01/66 03/26/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Jackson Edward Jr SSG 09/01/66 10/17/66 HVY WPNS   KIA
Bevans Glendon L   SFC 10/11/66 03/26/67 HVY WPNS to Dong Xoai DEC
King James H   SSG 12/15/64 06/01/65 RAD OP A5/321 KIA
Suhajda Julius J Jr SP4 12/15/64 12/14/65 RAD OP A5/321 DEC
Smiley Richard L   SFC 06/01/65   RAD OP   DEC
Betterton Gary M   SSG 11/01/65 03/01/66 RAD OP CAO BIEN DEC
Chartier Robert A   SSG     LT WPNS A-302? DEC
Burley Albert T   SGT     RAD OP   A0,
Wagner Patrick D   SFC 06/01/66 11/01/66 RAD OP to MGF DEC
Arellano Alfred D   SFC 10/01/66 05/01/67 RAD OP to A-324 YE.
Gariepy Craig B   SP4 10/14/66 02/01/67 RAD OP A-311 KIA
Gilmer Gary R "Grape" SP5 11/15/66 03/26/67 RAD OP to Dong Xoai DEC
Jaramillo Charles A   SP4 12/04/66 03/26/67 RAD OP to Dong Xoai DEC
Bingo Michael J Jr SP4 12/15/64 07/20/65 DEMO A5/321 DEC
Scully Robert L   SSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 DEMO A5/321 DEC
Lennon Frederick W   SP4 01/01/66 10/17/66 DEMO   KIA
Watson Roger H   SSG 03/01/66 09/22/66 DEMO   DEC
Jarvis Richard A   SGT 08/01/66 03/26/67 DEMO   Y,
Wisniewski Jerry T   SFC 01/25/67 03/26/67 DEMO to Dong Xoai DEC
Augustin Donald C   SGT 12/15/64 12/14/65 MEDIC A5/321 YE.
Burke Roger K   SGT 12/15/64 12/14/65 MEDIC A5/321
left team in Jan (AWOL?)
Sinclair Ronald E   SSG 01/01/65 12/15/65 MEDIC   DEC
Davis Ricardo G   SP5 01/05/65 01/04/66 MEDIC A5/321 MIA
O'Neal Edward J   SSG   12/17/65 MEDIC Medevaced DEC
Nave Ernie G   SGT     MEDIC   Y,
Killingstad John R "Kirk" SP4 08/01/66 03/27/67 MEDIC   Y.
Current Reece C   SP5 08/07/66 03/26/67 MEDIC to Dong Xoai A0U,
Jimenez Pedro   SP5 09/18/66 03/26/67 MEDIC to Dong Xoai YE.
Murray Roy L   SSG 03/01/65        
MAP of A-312 (Phuoc Vinh)
MAP of A-312 (Xom Cat)

Traditional Thanksgiving Day Turkey Enjoyed by Special Forces in Vietnam, November 22, 1966

Books of Interest: Crowded Destiny, Fred Bost, 2001

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