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Who's Who from Detachment A-415 (Tuyen Nhon) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-415 (Tuyen Nhon). If you were assigned to these camps 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 A5/213 established Camp Dan Sinh at Tuyen Nhon o/a 04/01/65. It was redesignated A-415. Tuyen Nhon was located in Tuyen Nhon District, Kien Tuong Province. Tuyen Nhon had a subsector advisory mission, as well as CIDG and Border Surveillance roles. It had an augmentation team from B-57 assigned during much of its existence. Tuyen Nhon was converted to 75th Border Rangers on 10/02/70.

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Pessin Robert H   1LT 12/15/64 06/01/65 DET CO A5/322 DEC
Laritz Richard E   CPT 12/27/64 12/26/65 DET CO A-415 YE
Shelton Ronald T   CPT 11/18/65 04/10/66 DET CO   KIA
Vay Nicholas R   CPT 04/11/66 12/14/66 DET CO   A0Y
Gardner Richard A   CPT     DET CO +/or S-5 C-4 A0Y
Peyton John H   CPT 11/26/66 01/26/67 DET CO   YE
Hagelberger Robert L   CPT 03/10/67 12/05/67 DET CO   DEC
Blanchard Alvord A Jr CPT 09/11/67 09/10/68 DET CO   A0Y
McCarver James M   CPT 10/01/67 11/05/67 DET CO   DEC
Macey Railey W III 1LT 03/08/68 11/28/68 DET CO   Y
Kittredge Albert A   CPT 12/10/68 03/19/69 DET CO   YE
Barbour Frederick L   CPT 03/19/69 11/12/69 DET CO   DEC
Ellisor Charles E   CPT 08/28/69 05/10/70 DET CO   YE
Brown Emmett E III 1LT 02/19/70 04/15/70 DET CO medevaced YE
Page Michael C   1LT 04/24/70 09/12/70 DET CO   YE
Funderburk Frank E   1LT 09/12/70 10/02/70 DET XO closed camp DEC
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Gebbie John W   1LT 12/15/64 12/09/65 DET XO A5/322 Y
McDaniel Jack K   1LT 03/20/65 03/19/66 DET XO +/or A-414? DEC
Vaughn Tom L   1LT 01/01/66   DET XO    
Stice Steve R   1LT 03/02/66 04/15/66 DET XO Acting CO DEC
Reiss David W   1LT 04/01/66 09/01/66 DET XO   YE
Carey Ken H   1LT 08/05/66 01/09/67 DET XO   Y
Garcia Ruben M   1LT 10/13/66 03/31/67 DET XO Acting CO? Y
Thomas James Jr 1LT 11/30/66 10/13/67 DET XO   A0Y
Dixson Emmett M Sr 1LT 09/27/67 10/14/67 DET XO   A0Y
Collins Neil P   1LT 10/14/67 03/01/68 DET XO DATE? Y
Shears George C   1LT 02/07/68 06/25/68 DET XO   YE
Lanning David E   1LT 07/01/68 01/11/69 DET XO   DEC
Hathaway Robert C   1LT 02/01/69 07/18/69 DET XO   Y
Carmody Jeffery J   1LT 01/02/70 12/01/70 DET XO   DEC
Funderburk Frank E   1LT 06/14/70 09/12/70 DET XO   DEC
CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
Kaplan Michael P   2LT 02/15/66 04/15/66 CAPO A-416 YE
Dixson Emmett M Sr 1LT 01/24/67 10/15/67 DET XO   A0Y
Danio Roger G   1LT 09/27/67 06/20/68 CAPO   A0U
Pacheco Giovanni C   1LT 10/10/67 10/09/68 CAPO   A0Y
Eggers Thomas H   1LT 04/29/68 11/26/68 CAPO @AP BAC DEC
McKay Robert C   1LT 03/24/69 06/01/69 CAPO   DEC
Fiack Paul M   1LT 07/19/69 11/04/69 CAPO Medevaced YE
Montanye Eugene R   1LT 11/13/69 05/09/70 CAPO    
Funderburk Frank E   2LT 04/01/70 06/13/70 CAPO   DEC
TEAM SERGEANT
Stewart James L   MSG 12/15/64 04/01/65 TM SGT A5/322 to B-$1 DEC
Parish Lester H   MSG 04/01/65 03/18/66 TM SGT   DEC
Spicer Marion   MSG 03/01/66 04/15/66 TM SGT   Y
Hulse James M   MSG     TM SGT Dates? DEC
Kopti Russell J   MSG 10/15/66 10/15/67 TM SGT A-415 DEC
Deluca Sebastian E   MSG 05/10/67 04/29/68 TM SGT   KIA
Tompkins Arthur F Jr MSG 07/01/68 08/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Wentzel George D   MSG 08/01/69 10/29/69 TM SGT   A0Y
Walker Paul L   MSG 09/20/69 06/01/70 TM SGT to B-41 DEC
Viamontes Mario A   MSG 06/01/70 01/01/71 TM SGT   DEC
INTELLIGENCE
Brace Walter C   SFC 12/15/64 06/01/65 INTEL A5/322 to B-41 A0Y
Cooper Rudolph W 'Rudy' SFC 06/01/65 01/28/66 INTEL   DEC
Drake Lyle D   SGT 01/01/66   INTEL/A   YE
Richard Charles J   SFC 12/01/65   INTEL    
Moats Mervin   SSG 12/21/66 12/20/67 INTEL/A   DEC
Van Ostrand Fred   SSG 06/06/67 01/01/68 INTEL/A   DEC
Elrick Thomas E   SSG 08/08/67 05/01/68 INTEL   YE
Moats Mervin   SFC 12/21/67 07/20/68 INTEL   DEC
Heft John M   SP5 03/16/68 03/15/69 INTEL/A   YE
Moore Auston   SFC 11/21/68 11/21/69 INTEL   YE
Stidham Robert L   SFC 07/14/69 08/14/70 INTEL    
Weller Russell S   SSG 11/01/69 09/30/70 INTEL/A   A0YE
WEAPONS
Recio Antonio   SP5 12/15/64 Dropped LT WPNS A5/322 Y
Brewer Wilbur L   SFC 12/15/64 Dropped HVY WPNS A5/322 YE
Szapanos Louis S   SSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 LT WPNS A5/322 DEC
Hess John H   SSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 HVY WPNS A5/321 YE
Pierce Landers   SSG 01/01/66   LT WPNS   A0Y
Ollie Robert L "Sugarlips" SSG 01/01/66   HVY WPNS   A0U
Rush Claude B   SP4 04/15/66 12/29/66 LT WPNS   KIA
Ross Kenneth J   SSG 10/04/66 02/01/67 HVY WPNS   YE
Cesari Robert A   SSG 06/07/67 05/27/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Gaffin William S   SGT 08/14/67 08/14/68 HVY WPNS Also C-3? ZY
Kotlow Apolinary   SFC 11/04/67 06/04/69 HVY WPNS   Y
Davis Wales G   SFC 07/22/68 07/21/69 LT WPNS   A0Y
Carrillo Edward R   SFC 07/01/69 11/04/69 HVY WPNS   Y
Lopez Ramon P "or Jose" SFC 11/01/69 12/03/69 LT WPNS or medic DEC
Lopez Francisco "Frank" SSG 10/11/69 06/15/70 HVY WPNS    
                 
Stamper Elmer F 'Frank' Jr SGT 08/01/70 10/02/70 LT WPNS   YE
Knisely Randall C   SSG 08/13/70 10/18/70 HVY WPNS w/ Bord Rang KIA
RADIO OP
Fearn Clarence H Jr SP4 12/15/64 12/14/65 RAD OP A5/322  
Moon Michael K   SSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 RAD OP A5/322  
Robinson Richard A   SP4 06/01/65 01/01/66 RAD OP   DEC
Yara George M   SFC 08/01/65 02/01/66 RAD OP   Y
Lee Robert E   SP4   02/17/66 RAD OP   KIA
McRae Arthur C   SSG 03/01/66 08/01/66 RAD OP   YE
                 
Winfrey Robert A   SGT 01/01/67 07/01/67 RAD OP   Y
Blevins John M Jr SSG 05/26/67 01/01/68 RAD OP   YE
Jewell John L   SGT 02/10/68 08/10/69 RAD OP   A0Y
McTamany Patrick D   SFC 04/02/68 03/10/69 RAD OP   YE
Troutt Arthur R   SSG 08/01/68 01/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Ziegler Stephen J   SGT 09/21/68 09/20/69 RAD OP   A0Y
Carpenter Warren L   SGT 08/01/69 01/16/70 RAD OP   DEC
Kirk Ernest H   SP4 09/18/69 09/17/70 RAD OP   A0YE
Rudolph Dennis E   SGT 03/01/70 12/01/70 RAD OP CCN 1-3/70 or dropped DEC
DEMO
Koch Hans-Juergen   SP4 12/15/64 12/14/65 DEMO A5/322  
Morrow Charlie W   SSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 DEMO A5/322 Y
Strahan Jimmie P   SP5 10/01/65 03/01/66 DEMO   YE
Flack Rodney K   SSG 01/01/66   DEMO   Y
Foreman Jimmie L "Greasy" SFC 02/22/67 12/01/67 DEMO   DEC
                 
Harz Michael M   SP5 09/17/68 09/16/69 DEMO   YE
Kirkwood David M   SP5 08/19/69 08/18/70 DEMO   YE
Bramwell Raymond S   SP5 08/15/70 08/23/70 DEMO   KIA
MEDIC
Brady Martin N   SSG 12/15/64 12/14/65 MEDIC A5/322 Y
Phelps Gary   SP4 12/15/64 12/14/65 MEDIC A5/322 A0Y
Lindkvist Olov M Jr SGT 10/20/65 10/26/65 MEDIC medevaced YE
Chapman James D "JD" SSG 09/01/65 04/15/66 MEDIC   Y
Rainey Jerry P   SGT 09/01/65 04/15/66 MEDIC   DEC
Matthews Harry M   SFC 04/15/66 01/01/67 MEDIC &/or A-414 YE
Berent Richard A   SGT 04/15/66 02/27/67 MEDIC   Y
Nelson Austin T Jr SGT 11/08/66 11/08/67 MEDIC   YE
Williams Sidney L   SP4 01/01/68   MEDIC   A0Y
Browning Perry N   SSG 09/21/68 07/29/69 MEDIC   KIA
Leach Charles E   SGT 05/11/69 12/22/69 MEDIC   YE
Lopez Ramon P   SFC 11/01/69 12/03/69 MEDIC   DEC
Faulks Jimmy Leon   SSG 10/05/69 05/08/70 MEDIC medevaced A0U
Murphy Bruce   SP5 12/10/69 08/20/70 MEDIC   A0U
Dougan John S   SP4 08/11/69 10/02/70 MEDIC   YE
ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
Ahlfs Richard J   SFC 01/01/66 01/01/67     DEC

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