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Who's Who from Detachment A-402 (To Chau/Moc Hoa) (Partial Draft)
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B-40][A-401/1st Bn][A-402/2nd Bn][A-403/3rd Bn][A-404/4th Bn][A-405/Airborne TC]

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-402 (To Chau/Moc Hoa). If you were assigned to A-402 or you can correct any errors or can add any names or put people in the appropriate companies or [ESPECIALLY HELPFUL] identify the assignments for the names at the bottom of this page 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. I think that for A-402, it might be worthwhile to note company and platoon assignments in the remarks section, but maintain the listing by MOS. Any Comments?

Narrative Information: Detachment A-431 was established as a Mobile Guerilla Force o/a 02/01/67 at To Chau. It was redesignated A-402 o/a/ 06/01/67. The MGF was relocated to Moc Hoa o/a 03/08/68 and redesignated 2nd Battalion, IV Corps Mobile Strike Force Command on 05/23/68. Moc Hoa was converted to RF/PF o/a 10/31/70. To Chao was located in ?? District, Kien Giang Province. Moc Hoa was located in Chau Thanh District, Kien Tuong Province.

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Initially, the Det CO was CO of A-431/A-402, A-432/A-403 and the Mobile Guerilla Force (MGF) (see A-403)
Hendricks Dan   CPT 04/01/67 11/07/67 DET CO A-431/ MGF DEC
Daniels Thomas M III CPT 01/30/68 04/01/68 DET CO MGF medevaced YE.
Harvey Michael R   1LT       medevaced Y,
Garcia Reynaldo A   CPT 05/01/68 10/15/68 DET CO   DEC
Titsworth James E Jr CPT 10/10/68 02/28/69 DET CO   DEC
                 
Cook Henry J III CPT 10/27/69 03/17/70 BN/DET CO 2 MSF BN DEC
Southworth John A   CPT 02/01/70 08/07/70 DET CO 2 MSF BN DEC
Burch John R   CPT 07/05/70 10/18/70 DET CO   DEC
Smith Calvin L   CPT 08/01/70 10/24/70 DET CO   DEC
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Collins Brien T   CPT 03/01/67 07/02/67 DET XO A-431 MGF m/e DEC
Dubois Francois N "Frank" 1LT 07/30/67 11/01/67 DET XO   DEC
Matelic Gale B   1LT 12/17/67 04/19/68 DET XO   DEC
Johns Lawrence D   1LT 05/05/68 08/03/68 DET XO   YE;
Damrill George W   1LT 06/01/68 06/27/68 DET XO medevaced YE,
McFarland James M   1LT 06/15/68 12/01/68 DET XO 442? YE.
Jackson Robert H III 1LT 11/11/68 12/28/68 DET XO medevaced YE.
Hughes Charles F   1LT 11/22/68 02/19/69 DET XO   KIA
Regan John M   1LT 12/01/68 01/01/69 DET XO   DEC
Berry Charles S   1LT 01/01/69 04/10/69 DET XO 4/13/68-5/12/68 YE.
Mathews John G   1LT 01/21/69 12/29/69 DET XO   DEC
Hayes Robert H   1LT 01/29/69 12/31/69 DET XO   DEC
Owens Roger W   1LT   07/05/70 DET XO   DEC
Smith Calvin L   1LT 10/30/69 08/01/70 DET XO 2 MSF BN 1 CO DEC
                 
CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
Regan John M   1LT 05/03/68 12/01/68 CAPO   DEC
Chavez Robert L   1LT 04/09/69 07/02/69 CAPO   YE.
Bierbaum Tibor   1LT 05/29/69 01/08/70 CAPO   YE;
                 
TEAM SERGEANT
Lane Glenn E   MSG 01/01/67 03/21/67 TM SGT A-431 medevaced YE
Shepherd Eugene Jr MSG 04/02/67 05/01/67 TM SGT Emergency leave YE.
Kittleson Galen C   MSG 05/01/67 04/30/68 TM SGT   DEC
Clark Clifford M   MSG 04/15/68   TM SGT   DEC
Shelnut Roy "Brows" SFC   05/16/68 TM SGT medevaced DEC
Hasson Harry J   MSG 06/15/68 10/11/68 TM SGT   DEC
Staggs Herbert B   MSG 09/02/68 09/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
McMillin Larry S   MSG 10/19/69 01/01/70 TM SGT   YE;
Kerr Charles C   MSG   05/31/70 TM SGT No orders DEC
Jackson John W   SFC         DEC
Judd Eugene H   MSG 10/31/69 10/30/70 TM SGT   DEC
Kerr Charles C   MSG   05/31/70 TM SGT No orders DEC
INTELLIGENCE
Godsey Jack C   SFC 04/27/67 01/01/68 INTEL   DEC
Fielder Donald L   SSG 03/01/68 11/01/68 INTEL/A   YE.
Gonzalez Gaspar R   SFC 11/16/67 11/10/68 INTEL CRP ADV DEC
Cesani Randolfo 'Randy' SSG 03/01/68 08/05/68 INTEL   YE.
Roberts John E   SFC 04/16/68   INTEL   DEC
Hughes Bruce M   SFC 01/01/69 12/31/69 INTEL   DEC
Elliott William G   SSG 01/01/69 04/23/69 INTEL/A   YE.
                 
WEAPONS
Michaud Paul X   SFC 01/01/67 03/15/67 PL/LT WPNS A-431 medevaced YE.
Ross Kenneth J   SSG 02/01/67 07/01/67 HWY WPNS 06/15/68? DEC
Florez Jesus   SFC 04/30/67 01/01/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Medrano Oscar   SFC 05/01/67 10/15/67 HVY WPNS   Y.
Simpson Ronald E   SSG 07/16/67 07/16/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Phillips Virgil D   SFC 09/01/67 02/22/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Scott Dave R   SP4 09/01/67 01/24/68 LT WPNS   KIA
Carlson John V   SSG 06/15/68 07/03/68 P/L WPNS medevaced YE.
McDonald Owen C   SFC 03/01/68 12/15/68 LT WPNS 3rd Co CDR DEC
Lopez Manuel T   SFC 03/01/68 06/27/68 HVY WPNS 3rd, PLT LDR KIA
Black Charles H   SFC 07/02/68 07/02/69 HVY WPNS   DEC
Carpenter John A   SGT 09/01/69   LT WPNS   DEC
Watson Tom W   SSG 10/09/69 04/08/70 HVY WPNS 2nd CO YE.
King Richard L   SSG 04/01/70 09/07/70 LT WPNS   YE.
RADIO OP
Shultz Charles E   SGT 12/21/66 12/21/67 RAD OP   KIA
Morin Frank E   SSG 04/30/67 04/30/68 RAD OP   A0U
Panoke George W   SSG 05/03/67 05/03/68 RAD OP   YE.
Mygan Thomas M Jr SGT 10/12/67   RAD OP   YE;
Rose Richard N   SGT 02/14/68 05/01/69 PLT LDR/RO 3rd Co DEC
Williams Ray A   SGT 06/01/68 08/01/68 RAD OP or A-404 YE.
Thomas Robert D   SSG 09/13/67 09/13/70 RAD OP A-402 YE.
Keenan Jay L   SSG 09/18/69 09/17/70 RAD OP fm B40 YE.
Andressen William C   SP4   04/27/70 RAD OP Bn? DEC
Turcotte Gilbert R   SSG 02/01/70 12/01/70 RAD OP & INTEL DEC
DEMO
Shubin William E   SP5 02/01/68 06/16/68 DEMO   YE.
Fairchild Daniel E   SP5 02/19/68 01/01/69 DEMO   YR
MacMichael William E   SP5 03/01/68   DEMO   DEC
Herreid Robert D   SP5 07/01/68 10/10/68 DEMO   MIA
Doty Douglas E   SSG 08/16/69 08/15/70 LT WPNS Co 423rd CO YE.
MEDIC
Thornburg Jimmy D   SFC 08/01/66 05/24/68 MEDIC   DEC
Fitzgerald John W Jr SFC 03/14/67   MEDIC A-413? KIA
Burdish John P III SGT 02/27/67 01/10/68 MEDIC   YE.
Ley George J "John" SP4 06/15/68 01/11/69 MEDIC 3rd co DEC
Stec Robert M   SGT 08/21/68 01/03/69 MEDIC 3rd co KIA
Jensen Ernest A   SSG 01/29/69 11/11/69 MEDIC 3rd co YE;
Partin Rickey C   SSG 11/01/69 03/01/70 MEDIC no orders YE.
Dees Robert C   SGT 01/01/70 10/31/70 MEDIC to C-4 12/1/70 YEr,
1st COMPANY
Steinhardt Allyn L   SSG 04/28/69 01/26/70 CO ADV/MEDIC 2 MSF BN 1 CO YE;
Smith Calvin L   1LT 10/30/69 08/01/70 DET XO 2 MSF BN 1 CO DEC
2nd COMPANY
Alexander Andrew S III SSG 01/26/68 02/16/70 RAD OP 2 MSF BN 2 CO DEC
Simpson Ronald E   SFC 08/30/69 08/29/70 CO ADV 2 MSF BN 2 CO DEC
Mierle Gerald   SSG 03/23/69 09/22/70 PLT ADV/MD 2 MSF BN 2 CO YE.
Martin Stephen R   SP4 10/08/69 10/07/70 MEDIC 2nd Co YE.
Slate Gerald L   SFC 10/07/69 03/07/70 RAD OP 2 MSF BN 2C/3 DEC
Jackson John W   SFC 11/24/69 01/27/70 WPNS 2 CO ADV DEC
Goldstein Richard M   SGT 01/01/70   2 PLT ADV 2 MSF BN 2 CO YE.
Jackson John W   SFC 01/27/70 09/28/70 INTEL 2 CO ADV DEC
3rd COMPANY
Bostley Ranse P   SSG 09/01/69 04/09/70 DEMO 3rd CO Y,
ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
Dollar Gary W   SSG 01/01/68       DEC
Layton Jon W III 2LT 05/01/68 06/27/68   @Cao Lanh KIA
                 
Website of Interest: Tibor Bierbaum LOC Oral History Interview
MAP of A-402 (To Chao)
MAP of A-402 (Moc Hoa)

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