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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 ( 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.

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,
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
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
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,
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.
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,
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.
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
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
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.
Kim Johnny   SGT 01/01/66 04/07/66 INTERPRET LN  
Davis   "Contact" SP4     ARTY FO    
Website of Interest: 
MAP of A-321 (Ben Soi)

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