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Who's Who from Detachment A-323 (Trang Sup/Trai Bi/Thien Ngon) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-323 (Trai Bi/Thien Ngon). If you were assigned to A-323 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: A5/331 replaced TDY Team A1/411 at Trang Sup o/a 3/20/65. The camp was redesignated A-323. Several detachments were concentrated at Trang Sup which conducted CIDG training for IIICTZ. The resident Trang Sup detachment was reassigned to the Mike Force as A-301 o/a 9/01/65. The first Detachment to open Trai Bi was Sheldon's team, which had come through Nha Trang, via Trang Sup to open Trai Bi o/a/ 3/1/66. The Yellow Highlight Band indicates personnel whose tours included both camps. Trai Bi was located in Phuoc Ninh District, Tay Ninh Province. Trai Bi was closed o/a 12/22/67 and Thien Ngon was opened o/a/ 12/08/67. The Silver Highlight Band indicates personnel whose tours included both of these camps. Thien Ngon was converted to 73rd Border Ranger o/a 09/30/70. Thien Ngon was located in Phuoc Ninh District, Tay Ninh Province.

Fortier Joseph E III CPT 03/20/65 09/01/65 DET CO A5/111 DEC
Smallwood Donald B   2LT 04/01/65 06/01/65 DET CO   DEC
Arsenault Philip N   CPT 06/01/65 12/26/65 DET CO TRANG SUP DEC
Sheldon William W   CPT 12/26/65 07/19/66 DET CO VIA TRANG SUP YE.
Burroughs Dale A   CPT 06/22/66 08/10/66 DET CO   DEC
Parks William I Jr CPT 08/10/66 03/23/67 DET CO   DEC
Biddle Robert S   CPT 04/01/67 06/01/67 DET CO   DEC
McLendon Louie H   CPT 05/06/67 11/01/67 DET CO   DEC
Croom Oliver L Jr CPT 06/01/67 09/13/67 DET CO   DEC
Lopez Louis Jr CPT 09/20/67 01/23/68 DET CO medevaced Y.
Vogel Harold E   CPT 01/01/68 01/17/68 DET CO   YE.
Smith Rodney G   CPT 01/24/68 04/27/68 DET CO   DEC
Clarke William E Jr CPT 04/27/68 09/27/68 DET CO DATES? DEC
Winchester Jerry R   CPT 09/28/69 03/27/69 DET CO   DEC
Stuart Gary R   CPT 01/07/69 06/01/69 DET CO   DEC
Sutton Clifford E   CPT 02/14/69 11/22/69 DET CO   DEC
McClain Robert "Bob" CPT 08/15/69 03/14/70 DET CO   YE.
Wrona Richard M   CPT 06/10/70   DET CO   Y,
Dillon Eugene C   CPT 11/07/69 09/30/70 DET CO   DEC
Rittenhouse David L   2LT 03/20/65   DET XO A5/111 YE.
Smallwood Donald B   2LT 06/01/65 04/01/66 DET XO   DEC
Chirico Frank M   1LT 04/12/66 10/01/66 DET XO   YE.
Condon James J   1LT 08/10/66 03/01/67 DET XO   YE.
Harvey Frederick W Jr 1LT 12/18/66 03/07/67 DET XO   A0Y,
Miller James E III 1LT 05/01/67 07/21/67 DET XO   YE.
Berry Roy D Jr 1LT 07/17/67 11/06/67 DET XO   DEC
Moore Charles R 'Roger' 1LT 10/18/67 10/04/68 DET XO   DEC
Van Ness Gerrit P   1LT 02/02/68 06/10/68 DET XO   Y*R
Winslow Michael J   1LT 06/16/68   DET XO   YE.
Calvert Ronald M   1LT 11/17/68 10/16/69 DET XO   YE,
Fetters David M   1LT 03/06/69 09/01/69 DET XO   YE.
Siciliano David F   1LT 08/01/69 11/26/69 DET XO   YE.
Dillon Eugene C   1LT 11/07/69 05/13/70 DET XO   DEC
Winslow Michael J   1LT 05/01/68 06/16/68 CAPO   YE.
Lepak Alexander L Jr 1LT 05/02/68 09/27/69 CAPO   YE.
Velez Edwin M   1LT 12/21/68 03/01/69 CAPO   Y,
Calvert Ronald M   1LT 03/01/68 07/16/69 CAPO to B-32 S-4 YE,
Bowman Joseph M   2LT 07/06/69 10/24/69 CAPO   YE.
Barnes Ervin K   1LT 11/15/69 06/01/70 CAPO to S-3, C-3 YE.
Haworth Roderic L "Rod" 2LT 06/01/70 07/01/70 CAPO to S-4, C-3 A0Y,
Ladd Oren D   MSG 03/20/65 03/01/66 TM SGT A5/111 DEC
Hoff Herbert L   MSG 06/01/65 11/01/65 TM SGT to B-32 S2 NCOIC DEC
Prewitt Teddy G   MSG     TM SGT   DEC
Picklesimer Billy A   SFC 11/01/65 06/01/66 TM SGT A-302? DEC
Matthews Roy L   MSG 06/01/66 02/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
O'Keefe John J   MSG 01/01/67 10/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Larimore James L   MSG 11/01/66 11/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Gollihugh Donald K   MSG 03/27/67 03/26/68 TM SGT   DEC
Beatty James D   MSG 10/10/67 10/10/68   Also B-36? in 66? DEC
Tagart Charles W Jr SFC 03/01/68   TM SGT   YZ
Moss Richard H   MSG 10/23/68 10/22/69 TM SGT   DEC
Brown Donald B 'DB' SFC 10/22/69 01/03/70 TM SGT & Intel YE.
Davenport Howard L   MSG 01/01/70   TM SGT dates? DEC
Abrams Willis D Jr SFC 03/01/70 09/30/70 TM SGT & MEDIC YE.
Hargraves James E   SSG 03/20/65   INTEL A5/111 DEC
Kauffman Ronald E   SFC 07/20/65 07/20/66 INTEL   DEC
Beasley James E   SFC 01/29/67 03/05/67 INTEL   YE.
Gross Richard R "Moose" SFC 05/01/67 01/01/68 INTEL   DEC
Ferola Paul G Sr SFC 10/08/67 10/07/68 INTEL   DEC
Lind Darrell J   SFC 09/07/68 11/03/68 INTEL   DEC
Brown Donald B 'DB' SFC 01/04/69 10/22/69 INTEL & TM SGT YE.
Flores Moises L   SFC 08/07/69 08/06/70 INTEL   DEC
Childress Carl R   SP5 10/01/69 01/05/70 INTEL/A   YE.
Hart Robert J "Big Bob" SFC 08/21/69 08/20/70 INTEL to B-32 DEC
McCrea Richard G   SGT 12/18/68 12/17/69 INTEL/A   Y.
Powell Michael L   SP5 01/01/70 12/01/70 INTEL/A   YE.
Brock David R   SGT 03/20/65 09/01/65 HVY WPNS A5/111 Y*
Breen John P   SGT 03/20/65   LT WPNS A5/111 DEC
Campbell Ollie G   SSG 01/01/66 07/01/66 LT WPNS medevaced DEC
Webb William W   SFC 01/13/66   HVY WPNS    
Smith Joseph A Samoa SP4 01/01/66   HVY WPNS Trai Bi  
Toth Dennis K   SSG 04/01/67 03/01/67 LT WPNS twice medevaced YE.
Collarile Robert V   SP5 05/01/67 12/15/67 LT WPNS to B-32 YE.
Hernandez Samuel D   SFC 04/01/67 04/01/68 HVY WPNS medevaced YE.
Cranford Howard F   SFC 01/01/68   HVY WPNS   YE.
Bain Ronald L   SFC 03/01/68 05/15/68 HVY WPNS medevaced DEC
Putnam Spencer W   SSG 07/01/68   HVY WPNS   DEC
Richards Jose   SGT 01/01/69   LT WPNS   Y.
Lambert Franklin D   SFC 01/03/69 10/20/69 LT WPNS   DEC
Massey Carl E   SFC 09/01/69 09/22/69 LT WPNS   DEC
Fratus Raymond L Jr SFC 09/13/69 11/01/69 LT WPNS   YE.
Elledge Christopher C   SGT 01/01/70   HVY WPNS   DEC
Taylor Fred   SFC 03/20/65 06/01/65 RAD OP A5/111 MIA
Lambacher Terry L   SFC 03/20/65 03/19/66 RAD OP A5/111 DEC
O'Kelley James O   SSG 04/01/65 02/09/66 RAD OP   DEC
Counts Clarence   SFC 05/01/66 05/01/67 RAD OP & TM SGT A0Y
Magsby Ray D   SGT 06/01/66 09/01/66 RAD OP   DEC
Taylor Donald J   SSG 06/18/66 07/15/68 RAD OP   YE?
McArdle Francis J   SSG 06/17/67 01/01/68 RAD OP   DEC
Perry James E   SSG 08/01/67 03/01/68 RAD OP   DEC
Holland Ronald F   SGT 01/01/68   RAD OP   YE?
Long Gregory T   SP4 03/01/68 09/04/68 RAD OP    
Anderson Phillip J   SGT 05/01/68 08/27/68 RAD OP   Y.
Holguin Elias   SGT 06/01/68 10/01/68 RAD OP   YE.
Cooper Charles   SSG 07/21/68 07/20/69 RAD OP   DEC
Fregoso Emilio I   SFC 08/23/68 07/28/69 RAD OP   A0Y?
Pierce Coy L   SFC 01/07/68 01/06/69 RTT OP   YE.
Ingram Ronald G   SGT 09/19/68 08/24/69 RAD OP   YE.
Smith Robert G Jr SGT 08/01/69 07/01/70 RAD OP   YE.
Dressler Richard F   SGT 01/01/70 03/15/70 RAD OP   YE.
Hall Jon   SGT 07/01/70 09/30/70 RAD OP   DEC
Callaghan John F   SP5 03/20/65   DEMO A5/111  
Covell Charles R   SSG 03/20/65 09/01/65 DEMO A5/111 Y.
Breon Richard A   SSG 07/01/65 02/19/66 DEMO   DEC
Henderson William   SFC          
Nuqui Roland   SSG 08/23/66 11/01/66 DEMO TRAI BI YE.
Patterson Charles J   SP5 09/01/67   DEMO   DEC
Weber Marvin R   SP5 01/15/68 09/20/68 DEMO   A0Y,
Alexander Tony E   SP5 09/22/68 08/01/69 DEMO   YE.
Holck Norman W   SP5 01/01/69 09/10/69 DEMO medevaced DEC
Hargrove Colin M   SSG 09/21/69 09/17/70 DEMO to B-32 S-3 DEC
Mims Leonard A   SSG 03/20/65   MEDIC A5/111 DEC
Sapper Douglas A   SP4 03/20/65   MEDIC A5/111 DEC
Goff Wendell D   SGT 02/01/66 10/01/66 MEDIC TRANG SUP YE.
Etler David C   SP5 02/10/66 10/26/66 MEDIC   DEC
Holt James W   SFC 03/01/66 02/01/67 MEDIC   KIA
Ruiz Robert P   SP4 04/01/67 10/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Parker David A   SP5 01/01/67 01/01/68 MEDIC   KIA
Holdorf Charles   SGT 01/01/67   MEDIC   DEC
Marshall John S   SGT 03/01/67 07/19/68 MEDIC to B-36 4/68? YE
Burr Jerome O   SGT 01/01/67   MEDIC to MSF DEC
Briggs Milton E   SGT 08/19/67 06/27/68 MEDIC to B-36 4/68? A0Yr,
Brock Daniel B   SGT 02/01/68 05/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Contreras Benito Jr SGT 02/12/68 09/01/68 MEDIC   KIA
Canepa David J   SGT 01/01/68 09/15/68 MEDIC   YE,
Needle David L   SGT 10/19/68 02/05/69 MEDIC   Y,
Monce Ronald B   SGT 11/09/68 11/10/68 MEDIC   A0Y,
Manning Reginald T   SSG 01/14/69 04/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Bozeman Clarence M   SFC 01/16/69 09/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Miller William P   SGT 03/01/69 09/16/69 MEDIC Medevaced YE.
Shanes Richard G   SP4     MEDIC   DEC
Abrams Willis D Jr SFC 03/01/70 09/30/70 MEDIC & Tm SGT YE.
Reece Lecil R   SGT 03/20/64 Dropped RAD OP A5/111 Y*,
Roberts Bennie B   SFC 01/01/68 07/20/68 INTEL   A0,
Collins Gerald E   SFC 01/01/70 10/06/70     DEC
Book of Interest: A Love Story by DB Brown
MAP of A-323 (Trang Sup)
MAP of A-323 (Trai Bi)
MAP of A-323 (Thien Ngon)

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