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Who's Who from Detachment A-353 (Xuan Loc/Luong Hoa) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-353 (Xuan Loc/Luong Hoa). If you were assigned to A-353 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 (713) 683-9076 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment designated A-353 was A7/20 o/a 04/20/66 which ran training operations at Xuan Loc until about 08/66 when it closed to A-324A (See A-312 Xom Cat). What are the components of the split team?

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Waldman Phillip R   1LT 04/20/66 06/21/66 DET CO A7/20 DEC
Stafford Benny E   1LT 06/01/66 10/05/66 DET CO   DEC
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chilton Charles K   2LT 04/20/66 06/01/66 DET XO A7/20A to NBD DEC
TEAM SERGEANT
Baker Robert C   MSG 04/20/66 08/01/66 TM SGT A7/20A YE.
INTELLIGENCE
Glossup Lowell T   SSG 04/20/66 08/01/66 INTEL A7/20* DNH
WEAPONS
Bean George F   SFC 04/20/66 08/01/66 LT WPNS A7/20A to C3R DEC
Jackson Edward Jr SSG 04/20/66 08/01/66 HVY WPNS A7/20A KIA
RADIO OP
Hunt William B Jr SGT 04/20/66 06/01/66 RAD OP A7/19/20A to MSF MIA
Johnson Ernest L   PFC 04/20/66 08/11/66 RAD OP A7/20 to B-31 DEC
Stockton George D   SP4 04/20/66 04/19/67 RAD OP A7/20 YE.
DEMO
Jarvis Richard A   SGT 04/20/66 08/01/66 DEMO A7/20 Y,
Calk Leo C Jr SGT 04/20/66 08/13/66 DEMO A7/20 DEC
MEDIC
Current Reece C   SP4 04/20/66 08/06/66 MEDIC A7/20A Y,
Killingstad John K 'Kirk' SP4 04/20/66 08/01/66 MEDIC A7/20 YE.
                 
Map of A-353 (Hiep Hoa)

Luong Hoa

Narrative Information: A new detachment designated A-353 was established from ?? assets which opened a camp at Luong Hoa o/a/ 05/26/67. [Operation Victory Trails] Luong Hoa was located in ?? District, Long An Province. O/a 11/1/67, the Luong Hoa camp was turned over to the 51st ARVN Ranger Battalion. The CIDG were sent to Tra Cu (A-326) and the USASF assets were consolidated with assets from A-325 and A-351 at Duc Hue. (See A-351 for the Duc Hue Camp personnel) (I would appreciate any help I can get to separate the Luong Hoa assets from the Duc Hue personnel and/or to identify those personnel that went from one camp to the other.)

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Massey George M   CPT 04/01/67 09/17/67 DET CO   YE.
Johnson John C   CPT 07/30/67 12/10/67 DET CO   DEC
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Perez-Rodriguez Celso A   1LT 10/16/66 03/31/67 DET XO A-353 KIA
Wente Daniel L   1LT 01/01/67 04/03/67 DET XO   KIA
Gentry Don R   2LT 04/09/67 10/28/67 DET XO   Y
CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
TEAM SERGEANT
Conrad John W   MSG 03/28/67 03/27/68 TM SGT dengue DEC
Cummings Walter G   MSG 07/01/67 08/01/67 TM SGT temp DEC
Simmons?     MSG          
Preece Cyrus S   MSG 08/01/67   TM SGT   DEC
INTELLIGENCE
Armendariz Roberto "Duke" SFC 04/14/67 09/01/67 INTEL   YE,
WEAPONS
Harker Paul R   SSG 05/01/67   HVY WPNS LUONG HOA DEC
Gould George W   SSG 04/01/67   LT WPNS   DEC
RADIO OP
Fountain Charles A   SGT 05/26/67   RAD OP   DEC
Taylor Francis X   SGT 05/26/67 08/01/67 RAD OP to Duc Hue YE.
Alexander Larry G   SSG 07/08/67 07/05/68 RAD OP    
DEMO
Preiss Robert F Jr SP5 01/01/67   DEMO   MIA
Kalognomos Alexander   SFC 06/24/67 06/15/68 INTEL   YR
MEDIC
Cox Danny B   SSG 04/01/67 09/01/67 MEDIC   YE
Stark Peter M   SGT 05/26/67 09/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Other
Martz John R   CPT 11/20/66 05/20/67 KB-9 OIC 539E TDY  
Palaci                
                 
Studley     CPL     Commo guard dog   prob eaten
                 
MAP of A-353 (Luong Hoa)

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