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Who's Who from Detachment A-405 (Ha Tien/Can Tho) (Partial Draft)
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-405 (Ha Tien). If you were assigned to A-405 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 ( or by phone at (713) 683-9076 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/311 took over the Ha Tien (To Chau) camp from A1/332, 1st SFG(A). It was redesignated A-421. (Was the early camp in Ha Tien or To Chau and why was it described as Ha Tien (To Chau)?). The camp was relocated to a new site (Camp Dan Viet) almost immediately (04/??/65), but still in Ha Tien District, Kien Giang Province. It was redesignated A-405 (LRRP/Airborne Training) o/a 06/01/67. Moved to Can Tho o/a ??/??/???? and closed o/a 5/31/70. What was the relationship between this team and A-442 (To Chau)? Ha Tien was converted to RF/PF o/a 05/31/70.

Brock Willie E   CPT 04/01/65   DET CO A5/311 DEC?
Angel William E   CPT 06/01/65 11/01/65 DET CO A-421 DEC
Howley Dennis C   CPT 10/17/65 01/01/66 DET CO   YE;
Poe Phillip W   CPT 01/04/66   DET CO A-421 YE.
Howley Dennis C   CPT 02/01/66 03/01/66 DET CO   YE;
Hudson William K   CPT 03/01/66 11/20/66 DET CO A-421 DEC
Smith Richard D   CPT 02/01/67 04/18/67 DET CO A-421 DEC?
Harris Anderson W III CPT 04/19/67 06/05/67 DET CO   DEC
Olson Stephen A   1LT 06/06/67 10/19/67 DET CO   YE;
Lightell Clarence R   1LT 11/06/68 05/25/69 DET CO   DEC
McCombs Edgar G 'Gordon' CPT 11/24/68 01/08/69 DET CO @Can Tho med/eved YE;
Hector Lionel   1LT 03/01/69 05/01/69 DET CO or S-1 Dates? Extended? YE.
Rassmann James A   1LT 07/01/69 09/09/69 DET CO   DEC
Lombard Bruce A   CPT 11/24/69 06/04/70 DET CO   YE.
Isaacs Royal G   1LT 12/01/64 04/24/65 DET XO A5/311 KIA
Johnson?     1LT       fm C-team  
Walters Jerry R   1LT 10/11/65 06/01/06 DET XO A-421 YE;
Luce Gordon R   1LT 03/30/66 09/01/66 DET XO A-421 YE.
Smith Richard D   CPT 04/19/66 02/01/67 DET XO A-421 (NOR) DEC?
Myers Dennis P   1LT 07/06/67 10/08/67 DET XO   YE;
Johnson Frank E   1LT 10/05/68 07/02/69 DET XO   YE;
Sherwood Anthony P Jr CPT 08/17/69 02/01/70 DET XO   DEC
Holden Warren G   MSG 12/01/64   TM SGT A5/311 DEC
Walker Paul LD 'Hiram' MSG     TM SGT No orders DEC
Lima Dennis P 'Tony' MSG 06/01/66   TM SGT A5/421 DEC
Belton Henry T   MSG 06/01/67 03/27/68 TM SGT   DEC
Burns?     MSG          
Oller James N   MSG 06/01/68   TM SGT   DEC
Ramos Edmundo H   MSG 10/01/69 05/31/70 TM SGT   DEC
Nichols Carl W Jr SFC 03/01/65 01/14/66 INTEL A5/311 DEC
Zimirowski Terry W   SP5 10/19/68 10/18/69 INTEL/A   A0Y
Benson James B   SFC 10/23/68 10/22/69 INTEL   Y,
Fillers Bobby D   SFC 01/01/69 01/01/70 INTEL RECON CO DEC
King Richard L   SSG 09/08/69 04/01/70 INTEL/A @Can Tho YE.
Soper Leroy J   SSG 12/01/64   LT WPNS A5/311 @Tra Phu DEC
Adams James O   SSG 12/01/64 11/01/65 HVY WPNS A5/311 Y.
Smith Paul M   SSG 11/01/65 11/01/66 LT WPNS A-421 Y
Osgood Chesley D   SFC 02/22/67 02/12/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Watson Billy J   SFC 02/27/67 02/26/68 LT WPNS & TM SGT DNH
Jones Donald D   SFC 08/26/69 08/25/70 LT WPNS from A-405 YE.
Steppe Robert N   SFC     HVY WPNS   DEC
Comstock Robert Jr SSG 12/01/64   RAD OP A5/311 DEC
Cotter Jerry R   SGT 12/01/64   RAD OP A5/311 DEC
Pittman William T   SGT 11/29/66 11/29/67 RAD OP & HHC? ?
Corbit Edwin E Sr SGT 03/28/67 03/28/68 RAD OP    
Nelson Thomas A   SGT 10/15/68 09/10/69 RAD OP   YE.
Slate Gerald L   SFC 06/01/69 10/06/68 RAD OP   DEC
Kopelen Leon R   SGT 02/01/68 02/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Wilkeson John G Jr SSG 12/01/64   DEMO A5/311 DEC
Wise Richard Jr SFC 12/01/64 Dropped DEMO? A5/331 DEC
Swierczynski Matthew   SGT 12/01/64   DEMO? A5/331 REL?
Gore Olanda   SSG 08/01/66 06/01/67 DEMO   YE.
Charno Gregory   SSG 12/01/64   MEDIC A5/311 DEC
DePrez Kenneth J   SGT 12/01/64   MEDIC A5/311 medevaced YE;
Shannon Jackie H   SGT 0/01/65 06/01/65 MEDIC @Tra Phu DEC
Mulqueen Joseph P 'Lucky' SP4 03/01/66 07/01/66 MEDIC A-412 DEC
Chase Donald H   SFC 09/04/66 09/04/67 MEDIC   DEC
Wallevand Joseph H   SGT 03/31/67 07/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Millam Gary B   SGT 06/01/67   MEDIC   YE;
Heineman Robert P   SGT 01/01/69   MEDIC   YE;
Mierle Gerald   SSG 12/01/69 03/04/70 PLT ADV/MD to C-4 YE.
Rulz Fernando Jr SP4 01/01/66   71Q2L   DEC
MAP of A-421/A-405 (Ha Tien/To Chao)

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