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Who's Who from Detachment A-322 (Suoi Da/Prek Klok/Katum) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-322 (Suoi Da/Prek Klok/Katum). If you were assigned to A-322 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 (281) 879-5688 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/422 took over the Suoi Da camp from A1/112, 1st SFG(A). It was redesignated A-322. Suoi Da was located in Phu Khuong District, Tay Ninh Province. Suoi Da was closed o/a 02/28/67 and Prek Klok was opened o/a/ 03/30/67. The Yellow Highlight Band indicates personnel whose tours included both camps. Prek Klok was located in Phu Khuong District, Tay Ninh Province. Prek Klok, in turn, was closed o/a 12/19/67. The team was reassigned to open a new camp at Katum after training CIDG at Trang Sup. The Silver Highlight Band indicates personnel whose tours included both camps. Katum was located in Phu Khuong District, Tay Ninh Province. Katum (known as Ka-boom") was converted to 84th Border Ranger o/a 10/31/70.

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LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Gritz James G 'Bo' CPT 03/20/65 06/01/65 DET CO A5/422 Y
Ekman Michael E   CPT 06/01/65   DET CO   YE
Simpson William C   CPT 09/03/65 01/01/66 DET CO   DEC
Flores Jose M   CPT 12/13/65 06/01/66 DET CO   A0U
Maddox Russell T   CPT 06/01/66   DET CO   DEC
Yedinak Steven M   1LT 07/01/66 09/01/66 DET CO   YE
Johnson Thomas G   CPT 09/15/66 01/01/67 DET CO   A0Y
Fukishima Warren K         DET CO A-325? A0U
Aiken George F 'Gentle Ben'   CPT 01/14/67 04/09/67 DET CO   DEC
McLendon Louie H   CPT 04/01/67 05/05/67 DET CO   Y
Lukitsch Joseph M   CPT 04/30/67 07/20/67 DET CO   YE
Miller James E III CPT 07/21/67 11/16/67 DET CO medevaced YE
Winton Harold R   CPT 11/17/67 12/19/67 DET CO   YE
                 
Colvin Glen A   CPT 01/05/68       DEC
Atkinson Larry M   CPT     DET CO FM 4/13/68? A0U
Ballard Patrick D   CPT 06/07/68 08/29/68 DET CO   YE
Giddens Donald L   1LT 08/28/68 0901/68 DET CO Acting CO DEC
Lane Richard J   CPT 09/01/68 09/08/68 DET CO Med-evaced YE
Giddens Donald L   1LT 09/08/68 11/07/68 DET CO Acting CO DEC
Yaniuk William R   1LT 11/01/68 02/04/69 DET CO   YE
Kane Francis W   CPT 09/18/68 06/01/69 DET CO   YE
Reed Glenn E Jr CPT 05/16/69 02/01/70 DET CO   YE
Embry Wesley R   CPT 11/19/69 04/12/70 DET CO   YE
Kossman Albert J Jr CPT 04/12/70 10/31/70 DET CO   A0U
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Works Johnathan P   2LT 03/20/65   DET XO A5/422 KIA
Gouge Gerald F   1LT 06/01/65 12/09/65 DET XO   YE
Retterer John M   1LT 01/05/66 06/01/66 DET XO   YE
Yedinak Steven M   1LT 07/01/66 09/01/66 DET XO   YE
                 
Dulina Andrew S III 1LT 01/18/67 08/06/67 DET XO   YE
Kennedy Brooks S   2LT 07/19/67 12/11/67 DET XO/CO ACTING CO 3 MOS YE
Lewis Edward B   1LT 11/08/67 10/21/68 DET XO to B-32 S-5 DEC
Ulmer Jan A   1LT 01/05/68 04/18/68 DET XO   KIA
England Thomas A   1LT 04/29/68 09/09/68 CAPO/DET XO ASSIGN? DEC
Giddens Donald L   1LT 07/22/68 09/09/68 DET XO   DEC
Yaniuk William R   1LT 09/09/68 11/07/68 DET XO   YE
Shutley George F Jr 1LT 09/11/68 03/03/69 DET XO   DEC
Rascoe Tommy R   1LT 01/01/69 03/01/69 DET XO   A0U
Vanderplow Dale H   1LT 03/01/69 12/05/69 DET XO   A0U
Walters Kenneth D   1LT 02/03/69 10/17/69 DET XO   DEC
Remiro Robert S   1LT 01/01/70 07/01/70 DET XO   DEC
Tatum Gary H   1LT 05/01/70 01/07/71 DET CO   YE
CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
DePaolo Ronald L   1LT 01/28/68 09/16/68 CAPO   YE
Houston Jim L   1LT 04/22/68 09/15/69 CAPO   DEC
Yaniuk William R   1LT 08/30/68 09/08/69 CAPO   YE
Posey Emil L   1LT 12/19/68 07/01/69 CAPO   A0U
Reidy Peter J 'Phantom' 1LT 07/01/69 11/27/69 CAPO   DEC
            CAPO    
Tatum Gary H   1LT 05/01/70 07/07/71 CAPO   YE
TEAM SERGEANT
Pierce Nelson W   MSG 03/20/65   TM SGT A5/422 DEC
Jones Henry H   MSG 11/01/66 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Perry Richard L   SFC 01/12/67 06/01/67 TM SGT NO ORDERS DEC
Gollihugh Donald K   MSG 03/27/67 03/26/68 TM SGT   DEC
Gibson Robert L "Hoot" MSG 06/01/67 03/01/68 TM SGT and/or A-333 YE
Petty Earle L Jr MSG 10/01/67 03/27/68 TM SGT   YE
Ramirez Miguel R   MSG 03/24/68 04/12/69 TM SGT & A-301? DEC
Leavitt Donald B   MSG 08/12/68 01/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Smith Homer W   SFC 10/06/68 09/11/69 TM SGT & HVY WPNS A0U
Ramos Simon 'Pop' MSG 06/01/69 01/15/70 TM SGT   A0U
Maxey James D Jr MSG 01/01/70 08/13/70 TM SGT   DEC
Soloman Larry B   SFC 08/15/70 10/25/70 TM SGT   YE
INTELLIGENCE
Cherry Owen L   SFC 03/20/65   INTEL A5/422 DEC
Melvin Donald L 'Ranger" SFC 01/01/66   INTEL   DEC
Fuller Clifford J   SFC 12/01/66 12/01/67 INTEL   DEC
Wetherington Henry D   SSG 10/10/67 10/09/68 INTEL/A RAD OP DEC
Anderson Arnold L "Andy" SSG 10/18/67 07/15/68 INTEL & TM SGT YE
Parnell James E   SFC 09/23/68 09/22/69 INTEL   DEC
Lanzalaco Kenneth   SSG 04/30/69 03/30/70 INTEL   YE
                 
Azorandia Peter A   SFC 07/01/70 09/21/70 INTEL   Y
Jacklitsch Edmund J   SP5 03/03/69 08/28/70 INTEL/A   A0Y
King Steven R   SGT 08/05/69 08/04/69 INTEL/A   A0U
WEAPONS
Dodge Robert G   SSG 03/20/65 09/01/65 LT WPNS A5/422 YE
Chappell Willie T   SSG 03/20/65   HVY WPNS A5/422 DEC
                 
Fratus Raymond L Jr SGT 09/21/66 01/01/67 LT WPNS   YE
Cox Elton E   SFC 01/01/67   WPNS   A0U
Twisdale Kenneth L Jr SP4 04/23/67 04/22/68 LT WPNS   A0U
Apel Charles L   SFC 09/27/67 09/26/68 LT WPNS to Katum A0U
Green Gerald D 'Thumper' SFC 10/01/67 07/17/68 HVY WPNS   Y
Hernandez Samuel D   SFC 04/01/67 04/01/68 HVY WPNS   YE
Pickett Thires   SFC 04/25/68 11/01/68 HVY WPNS   A0U
Vandalinda Richard A   SGT 07/21/68 07/20/69 LT WPNS   Y
Smith Homer W   SFC 10/06/68 09/11/69 HVY WPNS & Tm Sgt A0U
Batteford Frank P   SSG 05/07/69 01/01/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Jackson Larry L or E   SSG 9/01/69   HVY WPNS two people? DEC
Ungaro Michael T   SGT 11/07/69 10/31/70 HVY WPNS   YE
Marzullo Thomas J   SP4 01/01/70 09/01/70 LT WPNS   A0U
RADIO OP
Clifton Orville V   SSG 03/20/65 03/19/66 RAD OP A5/422 DEC
Grondin Roland J "Joe" SGT 03/20/65 03/19/66 RAD OP A5/422 DEC
Ballard Asa R   SFC 06/01/66   RAD OP   DEC
Murphy Robert P   SFC 01/01/67   RAD OP   DEC
Smith Roger E   SSG 03/17/67 06/01/67 RAD OP   A0U
Whitlark Laurie W   SGT 07/07/67 05/24/68 RAD OP medevaced A0U
Adams Frederick G "Injun" SGT 01/01/68 08/18/68 RAD OP   DEC
Treur Robert D   SP4 01/01/68 07/09/68 RAD OP   YE
Rhode Michael T   SGT 05/25/68 09/01/68 RAD OP   YE
Pugh Donald L   SSG 06/01/68 09/01/68 RAD OP   YE
Van Amburgh Charles A   SGT 08/01/68 07/01/69 RAD OP   YE
Campbell John W   SSG 04/25/69 11/01/69 RAD OP   A0YE
Lutz Thomas L   SGT 11/01/69 04/01/70 RAD OP   YE
Brown Phillip D   SGT 12/14/69 03/01/70 RAD OP   YE
Chambers Joseph E   SSG 04/01/70 08/10/70 RAD OP   YE
Kirby Robert J   SP4 03/01/70 10/31/70 RAD OP   YE
Kaiser Stephen C   SGT 09/07/70 11/03/70 RAD OP 30 days w/MACV A0U
DEMO
McNeil Robert B   SP4 03/20/65   DEMO A5/422 medevaced DEC
Niedringhaus Larry   SP5 03/20/65 02/01/66 DEMO A5/422 YE
Avalon     SP4     DEMO    
Snow David L   SGT 03/16/67 01/15/68 DEMO to C-3 YE
Grimes Delbert A Jr SSG 09/27/67 04/01/68 DEMO   DEC
Stefula Joseph J   SP5 04/01/68 09/01/68 DEMO   YE
Rhoades Clarence E III SP5 06/01/68   DEMO   YE
Jessick James E   SP5 01/05/69 01/01/70 DEMO TO SSG DEC?
Cozine Alan B   SGT 10/23/69 10/14/70 DEMO   A0Y
MEDIC
Downing Patrick H   SSG 03/20/65 03/19/66 MEDIC A5/422 YE
Smith Nelson R   SSG 03/20/65 10/01/65 MEDIC A5/422 medevaced YE
Ledbetter Buren H "Lew" SSG 09/25/65 11/01/65 MEDIC   DEC
MacDonald James G   SGT 01/21/67 01/20/68 MEDIC   A0Y
Ruiz Robert P   SP4 04/01/67 10/01/67 MEDIC   YE
Burditt Mack A   SGT 06/01/67   MEDIC   A0U
Brenneman Clark S "Tom" SGT 08/08/67 08/08/68 MEDIC   DEC
McElroy Jimmy   SSG 10/01/67 06/07/68 MEDIC & B-36 YE
Hoppe David W   SGT 06/01/68 01/05/69 MEDIC wrong name YE
Baxter Donald J   SP4 07/01/68 10/27/68 MEDIC medevaced DEC
Byrer Gearll E   SP5 11/01/68 01/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Byrne James R   SGT   01/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Parker Jerry A   SGT 01/14/69 11/23/69 MEDIC   A0U
Slusher Harold E   SFC   03/21/69 MEDIC medevaced YE
Manning Reginald T   SSG 03/21/69 11/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Perkins Robert L   SSG 06/01/69 06/20/70 MEDIC   A0
Gustafson Guy G   SGT 09/11/69 08/16/70 MEDIC   A0Y
Delucia August R   SFC 12/04/69 12/03/70 MEDIC   DEC
Chaplin Robert W 'Bob' SFC 02/05/70 09/05/70 MEDIC   DEC
Feeney Kevin F   SGT 05/10/70 11/03/70 MEDIC 30 days w/MACV YE
ATTACHED PERSONNEL
Binkley Kenneth E   SSG   01/01/69 ATT'D ARTY C/6/15 FA  
Arnold Len   SP4     ATT'D ARTY   YE
McDonald     2LT     ATTD ARTY    
      CPT     ATTD ARTY    
Goodwin Charles R   1LT 09/01/68   ATTD ARTY DET XO YE
McDonald     2LT     ATTD ARTY    
Hills David J   SP4   09/24/68 ATTD ENGR ATTD 168E/1IN  
Salamone James A   PFC   09/24/68 ATT'D ENGR 168E 1 INF  
ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
McMillan Patrick L   SP4 01/01/68        
Roberts Bennie B   SFC 01/01/68       A0U

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