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Who's Who from Detachment A-331 (Loc Ninh) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-331 (Loc Ninh). If you were assigned to A-331 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 A5/423 took over the Loc Ninh camp from A1/434, 1st SFG(A). It was originally designated A-314 and was redesignated A-331 about 5/65 when B-33 was set up. Earlier TDY teams came from the 1st SFGA and 5th SFGA's, listed in previously published monographs. Loc Ninh was relocated in December 10, 1966, 600 meters Northwest of the old location from the south? end of the runway to the west side of the airstrip. Loc Ninh was converted to 74th Border Ranger o/a 09/30/70. Loc Ninh was located in Loc Ninh District, Binh Long Province.

Ezzard Richard D   CPT 03/24/65 09/01/65 DET CO A5/423 DEC
Cummins William Jr CPT 07/21/65   DET CO B5/330 DEC
Browning Robert C   CPT 12/05/65 02/09/66 DET CO   DEC
Mitchell William P   CPT 01/03/66   DET CO   DEC
Gingras Ronald W   CPT 02/01/66 07/19/66 DET CO   A0Y
Atanasoff James N   1LT 05/15/66 08/23/66 DET CO A7/21 DEC
Pingry Thomas E   CPT 08/16/66 11/01/66 DET CO   YE.
Carter Raymond K   MAJ 10/15/66   DET CO C-3 A/XO DEC
Brennan Ambrose W   CPT 10/10/66 11/01/66 OPS OFF   YE,
Wicksell Harry H Jr CPT 09/11/66 09/10/67 DET CO   Y.
Brown James H   CPT 08/16/67 09/08/67 DET CO   DEC
Berumen Florencio   CPT 05/08/67 10/29/67 DET CO   YE.
Bohannon William H   CPT 10/24/67 03/01/68 DET CO   YE,
Watson Floyd E Jr 1LT 03/01/68 10/09/68 DET CO   YE.
Zimmermann Harry L   CPT 07/11/68 09/12/68 DET CO   DEC
Carmack James R M   CPT 09/05/68 02/28/69 DET CO   DEC
Pedrosa Juan A   CPT 01/09/69 06/10/69 DET CO   A0Y
Baucom Robert M   CPT 06/10/69 09/16/69 DET CO   YE
Fredericksen Meredith J   1LT     DET CO   A0
McMillan Earl D   CPT 08/10/69 11/27/69 DET CO or A-321 YE
Walker William W   CPT 11/14/69 05/01/70 DET CO to B-33 KIA
Bell David H Jr CPT 04/30/70 11/11/70 DET CO fm S-1 B-33 DEC
Stokes Richard A   CPT 09/01/70 11/01/70 DET CO   YE
Thompson Larry E   1LT 03/24/65   DET XO A5/423(A-314) DEC
Klobe Gaylon L   1LT 11/21/65 06/01/66 DET XO   Y.
McKinnon Richard C   2LT 05/15/66   DET XO A7/21 DEC
Croom Oliver L Jr 1LT 09/14/66 03/09/67 DET XO   DEC
McMillan Earl D   1LT 03/07/67 03/24/67 DET XO   YE
Seetin Samuel   1LT 03/25/67 07/01/67 DET XO   YE.
Rees Richard M   2LT 07/21/67   DET XO   KIA
Maleady Peter J   2LT 09/17/67 11/05/67 DET XO   YE,
Watson Floyd E Jr 1LT 10/10/67 03/01/68 DET XO   YE.
Hunt James R   1LT 02/01/68 01/05/69 DET XO   DEC
Miller Joseph J Jr 1LT 07/01/68 07/24/68 DET XO   KIA
Bath John M   1LT 07/28/68 09/20/68 DET XO   KIA
Stoakley Samuel M Jr 1LT 09/05/68 03/08/69 DET XO   A0U
Szabo Csaba L   1LT 01/02/69 03/16/69 DET XO   YE
Robinson Robert T "Robby" 1LT 03/01/69 05/01/69 DET XO   DEC
Bennett Clarence G Jr 'Ben' 1LT 09/15/69 01/24/70 DET XO   YE.
Canstein Eric M   1LT 12/01/69 07/01/70 DET XO   DEC
Woolford Farrell J   1LT 07/01/70 08/20/70 DET XO to B-33 YE
Harpole Hugh T   1LT 09/21/66 04/02/67 CAPO or DET XO A0U
McMillan Earl D   1LT 02/14/67 03/07/67 CAPO   YE
Hansard Henry P   1LT 03/07/67 02/19/68 CAPO   DEC
Robinson Robert T "Robby" 1LT 06/01/68 02/01/69 CAPO   DEC
Buck George S III 1LT 01/26/69 03/01/69 CAPO   YE.
Dunkum David M   1LT 03/19/69 08/11/69 CAPO   YE.
Canstein Eric M   1LT 10/11/69 12/01/69 CAPO   DEC
Brown Thomas J   1LT 12/01/69 05/08/70 CAPO medevaced? DEC
Woolford Farrell J   1LT 05/02/70 07/01/70 CAPO   YE
Beebe Donald E 'Ranger' MSG 03/24/65 03/23/66 TM SGT A5/423 DEC
Debello Anthony D Jr MSG 11/26/65 06/06/66 TM SGT medevaced DEC
Howard James A   SFC 05/15/66   TM SGT A7/21 to MSF DEC
Kurzendorfer Charles R   MSG 06/01/66 10/01/66 TM SGT No Orders DEC
Browning Robert M   MSG     TM SGT   DEC
Sumpter Arthur R   MSG 03/31/67 10/01/68 TM SGT dates?/A-351 DEC
Ramsey Thurman D   MSG 03/28/67 03/29/68 TM SGT   DEC
Hill Howard V   SFC 10/23/67 10/22/68 TM SGT   DEC
Dyson Thomas A   MSG 08/01/68 01/01/69 TM SGT   A0U
Carter Lee B   MSG 01/01/69 09/01/69 TM SGT FOB2 DEC
Wright Fred   MSG 11/19/69 05/26/70 TM SGT   YE,
Michniak Joseph J   MSG 06/01/70 09/30/70 TM SGT to B-33 DEC
Henderson Robert L "Hindu" SFC 03/24/65 03/23/66 INTEL A5/423 KIA
Croley Patrick R   SSG 05/15/66 04/19/67 INTEL A7/21 YE.
O'Quinn Floyd C   SFC 01/01/67   INTEL & TM SGT DEC
Tomb Glenn L   SFC 03/01/67 11/29/67 INTEL   DEC
Bruno William H   SFC 10/03/67 01/01/68 INTEL   Y
Hernandez Rafael Montanez-   SSG 10/01/67 10/01/68 INTEL   YE.
Garwood Bennett G   SSG 01/16/68 11/01/68 INTEL   Y.
Vasquez Pedro B "Pete" SSG 02/12/68 09/01/68 INTEL   YE.
Stang Herbert   SFC 03/01/69 09/06/69 INTEL & Tm Sgt ? DEC
Croley Patrick R Sr SFC 07/29/69 07/04/70 INTEL   YE.
Simpson Michael C   SP5 02/01/66 10/01/66 INTEL/A   DEC
McCray John H   SSG 07/04/67 07/03/68 INTEL/A   A0Y,
Brill Nuel D   SSG 03/24/65 03/23/66 HVY WPNS A5/423 DEC
Silk John P 'Slick' SGT 03/24/65 07/20/65 LT WPNS A5/423(A-314) YE.
Sheppard Andrew D   SSG 09/01/65 06/01/66 LT WPNS   YE
Collins Charles D   SSG 11/01/65 07/01/66 LT WPNS & CAPO DEC
Deere Donald T   SP5 01/01/66 05/17/66 HVY WPNS op w/ Arm Cav MIA
Edgell James W   SFC 01/01/66 06/01/66 HVY WPNS & TM SGT DEC
Finn James N   SFC 05/15/66 10/01/66 HVY WPNS A7/21 KIA
Belcher Walter E   SSG 05/15/66   LT WPNS A7/21 DEC?
Ryan David P   SGT 05/15/66   LT WPNS A7/21 YE
Mathis Charles E   SSG 05/15/66   LT WPNS A7/21 DEC?
Barksdale Charles W   SSG 08/01/66 11/01/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Soriano Severino D   SFC     LT WPNS   A0U
Menchaca Horace Jr "Mike" SFC 09/01/66 03/01/67 HVY WPNS   YE.
Porter Stephen H   SP4 01/01/67   HWY WPNS   YE.
Nulton Bruce L   SSG 01/01/67   LT WPNS   DEC
Luckey Donald R   SFC 06/01/67 11/24/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Bain Ronald L   SFC 11/01/67   HVY WPNS med-evaced DEC
Pipes Harvey O   SFC 01/01/68 09/01/68 HVY WPNS   Y,
Taylor Larry H   SSG 07/21/68 07/20/69 LT WPNS   YE.
Maynard Merley J "Chief" SFC 01/28.69 10/01/69 HVY WPNS   DEC
Miller Roger A   SFC 01/01/70   HVY WPNS   DEC
Lorring Kenneth   SFC 07/01/69 07/01/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Race Joseph A   SP4 10/25/69 09/27/70 LT WPNS   YE.
Baxley Melvin B   SGT 03/24/65 03/23/66 RAD OP A5/423 A-314 DEC
Betterton Gary M   SSG 03/24/65 08/01/65 RAD OP A5/423 DEC
Wilkinson Charles D   SP4 12/19/65 07/01/66 RAD OP to B-50 YE.
Van Sise Monte K   SGT 01/01/66 04/01/66 RAD OP   DEC
Bonenfant Kenneth G   SGT 06/01/66 09/01/67 RAD OP   DEC
Rosario Walter A   SGT 09/01/66 05/01/67 RAD OP   DEC
Stanley Jackie G   SGT 01/01/67 06/28/67 RAD OP   KIA
Harvey William M or N   SSG 06/01/67   RAD OP   A0U
Porter Jerald G   SGT 06/01/67   RAD OP   YE
Thompson Benjamin   SFC 04/09/67 04/08/68 RAD OP   DEC
Baldwin David B   SGT 06/17/67 02/01/68 RAD OP   YE.
Loughney Patrick D   SGT 10/27/67 08/08/68 RAD OP   YE.
Chapman Andee   SFC 08/20/68 03/21/70 RAD OP   DNH
Carlson Geoffrey A   SSG 09/01/68 09/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Graham Gary L   SGT 05/28/69 11/28/69 RAD OP   DEC
Eisinger Donald W   SGT 10/19/69 09/14/70 RAD OP   DEC
Reeves George B   SFC 10/17/69 09/28/70 RAD OP   DEC
Martinez Martin M   SGT 03/01/70 09/30/70 RAD OP   YE.
Goff Robert E Jr SP4 03/24/65 Dropped DEMO A5/423  
Marthers Joseph F   SP5 03/24/65 03/23/66 DEMO A5/423 DEC
Schirmer Stuart R   SP5 03/27/65 08/15/65 DEMO A5/423 A-314
Bingo Michael J Jr SP4 07/20/65 12/14/65 DEMO A5/321 DEC
Rodriguez Rudy A   SFC 11/01/65 11/01/66 DEMO and B-32? DEC
Jefferson Thomas K   SGT 04/20/66     A7/21 B-33 Y.
Sganga William C   SP4 05/15/66   DEMO A7/21 DEC
Jarvis Richard A   SGT 06/01/66   DEMO A7/20 Y,
Kuhl Robert W   SP5 11/01/66 12/15/67 DEMO   YE.
Burkett William K   SP5 12/01/67 07/24/68 DEMO medevaced YE.
Hart William J   SP4 05/01/68 05/01/69 DEMO    
Hensley Jan R   SP5 01/01/69 08/12/69 DEMO medevaced YE.
Fenton Donald D Jr "Spinner" SGT 10/23/69 10/22/70 DEMO   DEC
Sangouard Douglas G   SP5 07/20/70 09/30/70 DEMO to ? DEC
Burch Paul E   SP4 03/24/65 03/23/66 MEDIC A5/423  
Walls Cornelius 'Doc' SSG 03/24/65 09/20/65 MEDIC A5/423 DEC?
Davis Albert H   SFC 11/01/65 06/01/66 MEDIC   DEC
Hayes Robert J   SGT 12/01/65 09/01/66 MEDIC   YE.
West Leonard G   SSG 05/15/66   MEDIC A7/21 YE.
Boutell Thomas C   SP4 05/15/66 02/01/67 MEDIC A7/21 YE.
Grayson David L   SFC 06/01/66   MEDIC   DEC
Crocker Lester M Jr SGT 01/01/67   MEDIC   A0Y,
Martin Grant L "Lee" SP4 06/11/67 07/05/68 MEDIC   YE,
Henderson Carl   SSG 01/01/67   MEDIC   A0Y,
Morganfield Wesley   SP6 09/01/67   MEDIC   DEC
Dopp James D   SP5 09/01/67 03/31/68 MEDIC   A0U
Bassett William C III SGT 11/01/67 04/17/68 MEDIC To MACV ADV DET QUANG TRI YE.
Murray William J   SFC 03/01/68 08/11/68 MEDIC   DEC
Krizan Jerry L   SGT 05/01/68 05/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Reisinger Thomas D   SGT 10/01/68 07/01/69 MEDIC   YE,
King Paul H   SFC 06/01/68 09/01/68 MEDIC & B-33 YE,
Romancik Ronald F   SGT 09/01/68 10/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Brady Martin N   SFC 08/04/69 07/06/70 MEDIC/INT   YE.
Veltri Stephen M   SGT 10/01/69 07/13/70 MEDIC   YE.
Mathieson William F   SGT 05/09/70 09/30/70 MEDIC to A-334 YE.
Tonkin Marvin H   CW2 01/01/68 06/08/68 S-2 CI OFF 588MI DEC
Do Van Du   CIV 08/01/67 07/24/68 INTERPRETER medevaced YE.
Smith Carl W   SGT 11/26/64 11/25/65   A1/434? A0Y
Russell Charles R   SFC 03/01/65   fm B/230 A1/434 DEC
Tannenbaum Donald C   SSG 06/01/65 10/31/65 11363   KIA
Keaton David T   SSG 10/19/67 10/13/68     DEC
Hatfield     CPT 05/01/66   FAC    
Gilmartin Robert P   CPT 01/01/71   BDR Advisor   YE.
Oral History: Florencio Berumen
Oral History: Martin Brady
Video: Loc Ninh Travel  
Book of interest: Bac Si by Jerry Kirzan
Last Man Home by C.D. Wilkinson
MAP of A-331 (Loc Ninh)

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