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Who's Who from Detachment A-321 (Ben Soi) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-321 (Ben Soi). If you were assigned to A-321 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 (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 A5/312 advised Subsector and Catholic Priest's fortiied village (Cao Da?) prior to the establishment of a CIDG camp o/a/ 3/21/65. Was this at the same location? It was redesignated A-324, then A-321. Ben Soi was converted to VNSF A-136 o/a ??/??68. Redesignated VNSF A-120 o/a ??/??. Ben Soi was converted to 91st Border Ranger o/a 08/31/70. Ben Soi was located in Coa Xai (AKA Phuoc Ninh) District, Tay Ninh Province.

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Houser Houston P III CPT 12/01/64 11/30/65 DET CO A5/312 Y,
Carter Allen J   CPT 03/01/65 11/01/65 DET CO A5/412 YE.
Holt Bill V   CPT 11/01/65 04/07/66 DET CO MED-EVACED DEC
Potter Richard W Jr CPT 03/25/66 10/24/66 DET CO MED-EVACED YE.
Cox John R   CPT 10/07/66 05/21/67 DET CO   DEC
Hartman Harvey A   CPT 04/02/67 07/15/67 DET CO   YE.
Smith Doyle E   CPT 07/15/67 01/27/68 DET CO   DEC
Phillips James B "Brad" CPT 10/01/67 07/17/68 DET CO   DEC
Bundy William W   1LT 07/18/68 11/02/68 SR ADV   DEC
Caldwell Robert E   1LT 02/26/69 12/22/69 SR ADV   A0Y
Sires William L   1LT 03/18/69 04/30/69 SR ADV A-149 DEC
Posey Emil L   1LT 09/01/69 12/21/69 SR ADV to CCS YE.
                 
Belk Jack D   1LT 02/01/70 12/16/71 SR ADV A-120 VN A0U,
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Brooks Robert L   1LT 12/01/64 04/20/65 DET XO A5/312 YE.
McDonnell John T   2LT 02/20/65 08/05/65 DET XO A5/412 KIA
                 
Dawes Daniel L   1LT 02/01/66 08/31/66 DET XO   KIA
Stymiest William U III 2LT 03/30/66 01/21/67 DET XO   YE.
Dulina Andrew   1LT 01/18/67   DET XO to A-322 YE
Edge Harold B Jr 1LT 11/21/66 07/13/67 DET XO   DEC
Winchester Jerry R   1LT 08/05/67   DET XO   DEC
Posey Emil L   1LT 07/01/69 09/01/69 DET XO   YE.
McLamb Ronald C   1LT 09/01/69 12/15/69 DET XO   YE
CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
Oszcsakiewicz Walter M Jr 1LT 09/01/66 12/21/66 CAPO   DEC
Godsey James F   2LT 10/16/66   A/CAPO   KIA
Morneau James P "Pierre" 2LT 03/10/67 02/28/68 CAPO to A-322 DEC
McAfee Earl D   1LT 07/14/67 10/01/67 CAPO   YE.
Bundy William W   1LT 11/05/67 07/18/68 CAPO   DEC
Gamblin Hoyt L   1LT 01/16/68 04/10/68 CAPO   DEC
Reidy Peter J   1LT 02/20/69 07/01/69 CAPO   DEC
TEAM SERGEANT
Shaw Robert E   SFC 12/01/64 11/30/65 TM SGT A5/312 DEC
Mosher Maurice W   MSG 03/01/65 05/25/65 TM SGT A5/412 KIA
Heintzleman William E   MSG 06/01/65 02/01/66 TM SGT No Orders DEC
McKinney Clair L Jr MSG 12/01/65 12/01/66 TM SGT   Y,
Fasulo George B   SFC 12/01/66 05/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Beasley James E   SFC 04/01/67 05/01/67 TM SGT Reup leave YE.
Britt Douglas N   MSG 05/03/67 01/31/68 TM SGT   DEC
Wilson Ira   MSG 02/01/68 04/01/68 TM SGT   DEC
Mills Wesley E   MSG 12/01/67 08/01/68 TM SGT & A-301 DEC
Richardson Billy K   MSG 08/24/69 02/01/70 VNSF ADV   YE,
Webber Frank R Jr MSG 12/23/69 12/30/70 VNSF ADV   DEC
Munoz Ferdinand "Fred" SFC 01/01/70 07/25/70 VNSF ADV   YE,
INTELLIGENCE
Whitley James A   SSG 12/01/64   INTEL A5/312 DEC
Abels Allan F   SFC 02/20/65 Dropped? INTEL A5/413 DEC
Lempke Duane A   SP5 05/01/65 12/01/65 INTEL A5/312 hepatitis YE.
Benson Roger S   SP6 04/01/65 08/01/66 INTEL/A & DEMO DEC
Michelli Angelo F   SFC   05/03/66 INTEL   KIA
Fasulo George B   SFC 05/01/66 12/01/66 INTEL   DEC
Russell William B   SGT 11/01/66 03/04/67 INTEL/A PRU DEC?
Beasley James E   SFC 06/01/67 01/28/68 INTEL & B-32 YE.
WEAPONS
Anderson James H   SSG 12/01/64   HVY WPNS A5/312 YE.
Harrison Leroy   SSG 12/01/64 11/30/65 LT WPNS A5/312 DEC
Montez Anastacio   SSG 02/05/65   HVY WPNS A5/413 MIA
Cole William G   SSG 02/20/65 02/19/66 LT WPNS A5/413 DEC
                 
Calamia Giuseppe R   SSG 05/01/65 05/01/66 LT WPNS   YE.
Raptis John R   SP4 06/01/66 11/21/66 LT WPNS medevaced DEC
Beltran Tony G   SP4 02/01/67 08/01/67 LT WPNS   YE.
Briggs Thomas E   SSG 03/01/67   HVY WPNS   Y
Grant Clarence C Jr SFC 05/23/67 01/01/68 LT WPNS To C&C YE,
Green Gerald D 'Thumper' SFC 07/25/67 10/01/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Cranford Howard F   SSG 01/01/68 05/01/68 HVY WPNS PT-76 YE.
Toth Dennis   SSG 03/15/68 05/01/68 LT WPNS   YE.
Richardson Billy K   SSG 08/24/69 02/01/70 ADV A-120 Y,
RADIO OP
Villarosa Paul H   SGT 12/01/64 11/30/65 RAD OP A5/312 to B52 KIA
Doyle Aloysius A   SSG 12/01/64 11/30/65 RAD OP A5/312 DEC
Thompson Benjamin   SSG 02/20/65 02/19/66 RAD OP A5/412 DEC
Hammond Robert E   SGT 02/20/65 02/19/66 RAD OP A5/412 DEC
Fanning Ronald L   SGT 01/01/66 04/07/66 RAD OP? medevaced DEC
Nielsen Bjarne C   SFC 01/01/66 09/27/66 RAD OP to B-31 A0Y,
Speers Max D   SGT 03/01/66 03/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
Perry James E   SSG 04/01/67 08/01/67 RAD OP   DEC
Suarez Salvador M Jr SP4 09/01/67   RAD OP   A0Y,
Polk Dewey R   SP4 11/01/67 11/01/68 RAD OP   A0Y,
Sheerin Peter T   SFC 01/01/68 06/03/68 RAD OP   DEC
Keefe David C   PFC 09/01/68 12/01/68 RAD OP   YE.
Smith Robert G   SGT 06/01/69 08/01/69 RAD OP   YE.
DEMO
Davis George W   SP4 12/01/64 11/30/65 DEMO A5/312 Y,
Jacobson Roy L   SP5 12/01/64   DEMO or A5/314 DEC
Peters Lynn W   SP5 02/20/65 05/25/65 DEMO A5/412 KIA
Breon Richard R   SSG 02/20/65 07/01/65 DEMO A5/412 DEC
Covell Charles R   SSG 09/01/65 03/01/66 DEMO A5/111 Y.
                 
Domina Robert S   SFC 10/21/67 03/27/68 DEMO   Y,
Wiskow Ingo Jr SP5 11/29/67   DEMO   KIA
MEDIC
Wren Robert J   SP5 12/01/64 Dropped MEDIC A5/312 YE.
Cianos Andrew M   SP5 12/01/64 11/30/64 MEDIC A5/312 DEC
Schlegel John D   SGT 12/01/64 02/20/65 MEDIC A5/312 YE.
Poss James S "Jim" SSG 02/20/65 05/25/65 MEDIC A5/412 YE.
Bates Arthur J   SFC 03/01/65   MEDIC A5/412 A0Y,
Shannon Jackie H   SSG 06/01/66 12/01/66 MEDIC   DEC
Ledbetter Buren H   SSG 04/01/66 05/01/66 MEDIC Medevaced DEC
Sweezy Richard L   SGT 01/01/66   MEDIC PRU Y,
Owen Edward A   SGT 03/01/66 03/01/67 MEDIC 3 wks at B-31
PRU
DEC
Tanner Timothy A   SGT 04/01/67 6/01/67 MEDIC   Y.
Perkins Robert L   SSG 06/01/67 06/01/68 MEDIC   DEC
Vanscoy Harold E   SGT 08/08/67 06/01/68 MEDIC   DEC
Vanscoy Harold E   SGT 06/01/68 09/13/68 MEDIC Extended? DEC
Smith Robert G   SGT 06/01/69 08/01/69 RAD OP   YE.
ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
Kim Johnny   SGT 01/01/66 04/07/66 INTERPRET LN  
Davis   "Contact" SP4     ARTY FO    
Website of Interest: www.duanelempkephotography.com 
                 
MAP of A-321 (Ben Soi)

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