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Who's Who from Detachment A-342 (Dong Xoai) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-342 (Dong Xoai). If you were assigned to A-342 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 (281) 879-5688 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/414 established the Dong Xoai camp o/a/ 05/26/65 after staging through Bu Ghia Map. At Bu Ghia Map, it replaced A1/234 from 1st SFG(A) o/a 02/24/65 and it was designated A-313. Those personnel shown as A5/313 were present at Bu Ghia Map. The team was redesignated A-342 when B-34 was established and the team was relocated to Dong Xoai. The camp was overrun on 06/10/65 and rebuilt by A-xxx from ???. That team was redesignated A-342 and the remaining members of the original A-342 (A5/414) went to Trang Sup and then were re-assigned throughout Company A. Ambrose Brannan's team went to open Bunard in April 1967 and his team was replaced at Dong Xoai by Robert O'Malley's team from Xom Cat. Dong Xoai was converted to RF/PF o/a 01/31/70. Dong Xoai was located in Don Luan District, Phuoc Long Province.

Stokes William M III CPT 05/26/65 06/10/65 DET CO A5/313 YE.
Acre Lawrence D   CPT 06/01/65 08/01/65 DET CO   KIA
Taylor Hurl R Jr CPT 10/20/65 04/01/66 DET CO   YE.
Steinmetz Charles W   CPT 06/01/66 10/11/66 DET CO to Song Be DEC
Brennan Ambrose W   CPT 11/16/66 04/01/67 DET CO to Bunard YE.
Brennan's team opened A-344 and was replaced by O'Malley's team.
O'Malley Robert M   CPT 03/26/67 07/15/67 DET CO from Xom Cat DEC
Hartmann Vincent N   CPT 07/16/67 12/31/67 DET CO   A0Y
Ford Wesley W   CPT 08/27/67 10/01/67 DET CO   DEC
Drollinger Bill C   CPT 01/01/68 02/24/68 DET CO   DEC
Mack Robert J   CPT 01/09/68 04/09/68 DET CO   YZ
Rickman Jay D   1LT 05/01/68 06/01/67 ACTING CO   YE
Prior Anthony G   CPT 04/01/68 05/27/68 DET CO   KIA
Morrissey Stephen R   CPT 07/02/68 02/09/69 DET CO   YE.
Sigler Samuel W   CPT 11/20/68 03/14/69 DET CO   YE.
Bludau Colin E   CPT 03/14/69 07/03/69 DET CO Hepatitus YE.
Bradigan Bruce H   CPT 04/01/69 10/13/69 DET CO Medevaced? YE.
Wein Joel R   CPT 10/17/69 01/31/70 DET CO   DEC
Williams Charles Q   2LT 05/26/65 06/10/65 DET XO A5/313 DEC
Lackey John G "Tony" CPT 06/15/65 09/01/65 DET XO 441INTC YE,
Freeman Donald V   1LT 10/18/65 02/01/66 DET XO   DEC
Hurst James L   1LT 03/30/66 09/01/66 DET XO   YE.
Rittenhouse David L   1LT 09/01/66 03/19/66 DET XO   YE.
Hun Nicholas J "Nick" 1LT 10/22/66 04/01/67 DET XO to Bunard YE.
James E Wilde   1LT 03/26/67 05/30/67 DET XO from Xom Cat YE.
Van Haecke Richard L   2LT 05/22/67 01/21/68 DET XO   Y,
Graham Daniel A Jr 1LT 01/20/68 05/01/68 DET XO   DEC
O'Leary James F Jr 1LT 11/13/68 02/27/69 DET XO   A0Y,
Pascucci Nicholas J   1LT 11/29/68 03/01/69 DET XO   DEC
Hodges Jesse J   1LT 02/20/69 01/26/70 DET XO   DEC
Morimoto Dale   2LT 01/26/70 01/31/70 DET XO   YE.
Portela-Rodriguez Juan   1LT 05/04/65 11/05/65 CAPO 18PSYWAR  
Smith Michael D   1LT 02/11/66 01/10/67 CAPO    
Graham Daniel A Jr 1LT 10/12/67 01/19/68 CAPO   DEC
Hinz Kenneth W   1LT 01/11/68 05/01/68 CAPO to A-344 YE.
O'Leary James F Jr 1LT 03/06/68   CAPO   A0Y,
Sherman Roger P   1LT 09/16/68 12/29/68 CAPO   YE,
George Louis H 'Skip' 1LT 12/04/68 12/03/69 CAPO   YE.
Morimoto Dale   2LT 11/15/69 01/26/70 CAPO   YE.
Enriquez Manuel Z   MSG 05/26/65 06/10/65 TM SGT A5/414 Y,
Enriquez Manuel Z   MSG 06/19/65 02/24/66 TM SGT A5/414 Y,
Bridges Marvin T   MSG     TM SGT No Orders  
Carnagey Richard D   MSG 03/26/67 04/07/67 TM SGT from Xom Cat DEC
Browning Robert M   MSG 11/01/66 04/01/67 TM SGT to Bunard DEC
Kurzendoerfer Charles R   MSG 06/01/67 10/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Britt Douglas N   MSG 09/01/67 01/31/68 TM SGT   DEC
Herring William C   SFC 02/01/68 07/01/68 TM SGT to A-341 YE.
Snyder Ronald E   MSG 07/02/68 07/01/69 TM SGT   R
Ochoa Severo O   MSG 10/24/68 03/01/69 TM SGT or B-36 DEC
Alexander Edwin H   MSG 03/01/69 06/01/69 TM SGT @A-342? DEC
Smith Bert M   MSG 06/01/69   TM SGT   DEC
Van Camp William   MSG 09/01/69 01/30/70 TM SGT   DEC
Johnson Dallas W   SFC 05/24/65 06/10/65 INTEL A5/414 DEC
Van Camp William   SFC 08/01/65 04/01/66 INTEL   DEC
Pittman Vernon J   SFC   04/01/67 INTEL to Bunard YE.
Crapps William G Jr SSG 03/26/67 12/17/67 INTEL from Xom Cat DEC
Claps Peter M   SGT 08/10/67 08/06/68 INTEL/A   DEC
Herring William C   SFC 10/24/67 02/01/68 INTEL & TM SGT YE.
Turner Jonah R   SFC 01/01/68   INTEL   Y,
Hanley Bruce W   SSG 04/01/68 01/24/69 INTEL/A   DEC
Sumner Oliver N "Neil" SFC 09/01/68 03/14/69 INTEL Houston? Y
Smith Gary L   SFC   08/13/69 INTEL    
Cash David L   SP5 05/01/69 11/01/69 INTEL   YE.
Azorandia Peter A   SFC 09/22/69 01/30/70 INTEL   YE.
Dedmon Donald C   SSG 05/26/65 06/10/65 HVY WPNS A5/414 KIA
Jenkins Charles O Jr SGT 05/26/65 06/10/65 LT WPNS A5/414 KIA
Russell Bobby J   SFC 06/07/65 06/10/65 WPNS B5/120 KIA
Ryder David F   SGT 06/01/65 01/01/66 LT WPNS to A-302 YE.
Christianson Charles V   SFC 08/01/65 04/01/66 WPNS from B-34 S-1 YE.
Walker Billy M   SFC   04/02/67 LT WPNS    
Ponce Ernest   SFC   04/15/67 HVY WPNS    
Wisniewski Jerry T "Ski" SFC 03/26/67 04/01/67 HVY WPNS to Bunard DEC
Rader Larry B 'Stik' SSG 11/11/66 04/02/67 LT WPNS to MGF DEC
Calk Leo G Jr SSG 03/26/67 04/19/67 LT WPNS from Xom Cat DEC?
Bevans Glendon L   SFC 03/26/67 10/08/67 HVY WPNS from Xom Cat DEC
McBride Herman A   SFC 04/01/67 09/01/67 HVY WPNS   KIA
Berlin Charles T   SGT 09/25/67 09/24/68 LT WPNS or RAD OP Y,
Juhasz Laszlo Jr SSG 01/22/68 01/21/69 HVY WPNS   DEC
Recio Antonio   SSG 04/29/68 09/01/68 HVY WPNS   Y
Lara Raymond   SFC 01/24/69 07/01/69 LT WPNS to ?  
Stetter Charles G   SGT 11/01/69 01/30/70 LT WPN B-34 DEC
Robbins David L   SSG 06/29/69 01/30/70 HVY WPNS B-34 & B36 YE.
Kohuth Robert J   SGT 05/26/65 02/23/66 RAD OP A5/414 DEC
Hand Michael J   PFC 05/26/65   RAD OP A5/414 DEC
Crowe Harold G   SSG 05/26/65   RAD OP A5/414 Y,
Betterton Gary M   SSG 08/01/65 11/01/65 RAD OP A-314 DEC
Jackson Larry K   SGT 01/01/66 04/01/67 RAD OP to Bunard DEC
Crowell Philip E   SGT 09/01/66 04/01/67 RAD OP to Bunard YE,
Gilmer Gary R   SP5 03/26/67 03/21/67 RAD OP from Xom Cat DEC
Jaramillo Charles A   SP4 03/26/67 12/01/67 RAD OP from Xom Cat DEC
Anderson Jimmie G   SFC 01/26/67 07/10/67 RAD OP   DEC
              to Bu Dop  
Blue Richard E   SFC 04/01/69 01/30/70 RAD OP   DEC
McLaughlin Daniel P   PFC 05/26/65   DEMO A5/414 DEC
Sova Vincent A 'Tony' SSG 05/26/65 06/10/65 DEMO A5/414 DEC
Sova Vincent A 'Tony' SSG 07/01/65 02/24/66 DEMO   DEC
Marlow John D   SSG 03/26/67 04/01/69 DEMO   DEC
Gilbertson William R   SP5 10/24/67 10/23/68 DEMO   YE.
Polston Ben       01/30/70 DEMO to B-36  
Sale Lafayette L III SGT 05/26/65 06/10/65 MEDIC A5/414 YE.
Taylor James T   SFC 05/26/65 06/10/65 MEDIC A5/414 DEC
Sale Lafayette L III SGT 06/19/65 07/27/66 MEDIC A5/414 YE.
Koch Paul L   SSG 01/01/66   MEDIC   DEC
Tillery John D   SGT 06/01/66 04/04/67 MEDIC to Bunard DEC
O'Neal Edward J   SFC 10/18/66 04/02/67 MEDIC to B-34 DEC
Gallant Thomas G   SP4 10/01/66 04/01/67 MEDIC to Bunard YE.
Browder Jimmie R   SGT 09/01/66 04/04/67 MEDIC   DEC
Berry Ronald G   SGT 03/01/67 04/02/67 MEDIC   DEC
Current Reece C   SP5 03/26/67 04/19/67 MEDIC from Xom Cat YR,
Jimenez Pedro   SP5 03/26/67 06/20/67 MEDIC from Xom Cat YE.
Winchester Joseph D   SGT 04/01/67 01/01/68 MEDIC   DEC
Boaz John T   SSG 07/27/67 07/26/68 MEDIC   YR,
Stewart David O   SP4 05/01/68 12/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Gifford George F   SFC 01/06/69   MEDIC   DEC
Matz Douglas H   SSG 07/01/69 01/30/70 MEDIC to B-34 DEC
Dikes Billie N   CPT 05/25/65 Dropped DET CO A5/414 DEC
Ferguson William G   SSG 01/01/66 05/01/66     KIA
Book of Interest: Budapest to Vietnam by Nicholas J Hun
Book of Interest: Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965 by Joe Kubert
MAP of A-342 (Dong Xoai)

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