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Who's Who from Detachment A-421 (Nui Tuong/Ba Xoai) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-421 (Nui Tuong/Ba Xoai). If you were assigned to A-421 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 "Assignments 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 A7/05 opened a camp at Ba Chuc AKA Nui Tuong designated A-429. o/a 1/15/66. As noted below, the camp was relocated to Ba Xoai. Ba Chuc and Ba Xoai were located in Tinh Binh District, Chao Duc Province. The team was redesignated A-421 o/a/ 6/1/67. The camp was converted to 94th Border Ranger on 11/30/70. 

"When A-421 was first set up it was A-429 on Nui Tuong.  It was impossible to run patrols off the top of this hill; so it was abandoned for the little French Fort off the market square approximately 150 ft.  When it was decided to build a new camp encompassing the complete hill at Ba Xoai (Phum Popous Tuk) the fort was retained as an outpost (A-429B) manned by 2 or 3 SF and 100-125 indigenous.  The outpost was placed under A-423 Thien Bien Dec. 66.  I was assigned to A-429 Ba Xoai July 66 until A-429B was turned over to A-423.  At Ba Xoai I have pictures but have forgotten most of the names (I certainly didn't think that would happen). Tien Bien was also Advisory Team 64 (dual use camp). Unfortunately I do not remember any names in the 2.5 months I was there." Sam Wylie

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Collins Charles D III CPT 01/07/66 06/01/66 DET CO A7/05 (A-429) A0Y
Kapp Benjamin T   CPT 06/01/66 03/24/67 DET CO A-429 Y
Hendricks Dan   CPT 02/03/67 06/18/67 DET CO   YE
Edwards Robert T   CPT 04/03/67 07/12/67 DET CO from 1/13/66- 4/3/67 NOR  
Gibson James L   CPT 07/30/67 02/22/68 DET CO   YE
Alexander John B   CPT 01/05/68 01/04/69 DET CO   YE
Hulka John P   CPT 12/15/68 02/11/69 DET CO DEROS 8/7/69 medevaced? Y
MacDonald Brian G   CPT 01/21/69 03/21/70 DET CO   YE
Fitzgerald Kirk S   CPT 02/01/70 07/31/70 DET CO   YE
                 
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Syring David L   1LT 01/07/66 12/07/66 DET XO A7/05 (A-429) Y
Kraus James W   2LT 02/18/66 02/17/67 DET XO A-429 YE
Spinaio Edward W   2LT 08/10/66 05/01/67 DET XO A-429 DEC
Shubert Edwin L Jr 1LT 10/16/66 01/13/67 DET XO A-429 KIA
Tomlinson Robert H   1LT 06/28/67 11/13/67 DET XO   DEC
Salmon Lawrence D   1LT 10/17/67 09/01/68 DET XO   DEC
Nesbitt William T "Terry" 1LT 11/13/67 02/01/68 DET XO   YE
Brown Jeffery D   1LT 09/19/68 02/01/69 DET XO A-442? Y
Fechenbach John W   1LT 08/01/69 12/27/69 DET XO   YE
Lahman Larry D   1LT 02/01/70 07/10/70 DET XO   YE
Mead Gary R   1LT 07/01/70 09/01/70 DET XO   YE
CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
Kennedy Freddie A   2LT 01/07/66 06/01/66 CAPO A7/05 A/429 A0Y
Majure Eugene J   1LT 07/01/66 08/18/66 CAPO   KIA
Brown Ralph E   1LT 12/09/66 05/09/67 CAPO   Y
Rosado Jaime T   1LT 06/05/68 03/11/69 CAPO medevaced DEC
Shad Harold W III 1LT 11/28/68 06/01/69 CAPO   YE
Lilly Richard P   1LT 09/17/69 07/15/70 CAPO   A0U
Purcell Michael E   1LT 03/01/70 06/23/70 CAPO   DEC
TEAM SERGEANT
Schrack Donald E   MSG 01/07/66 01/06/67 TM SGT A7/05 Y
Bliss Alfred B   MSG 06/01/6   TM SGT no orders DEC
Fox Douglas "Snake" MSG 09/01/66   TM SGT   DEC
Anderson Charles L?   MSG     TM SGT A-429 DEC
Benedict Phillip E   MSG 01/09/67 01/09/68 TM SGT   ZY
Henry Ronald G   SFC 04/18/68 04/15/69 TM SGT   Y
Lanotte Nick Jr MSG 01/13/69 02/13/70 TM SGT   DEC?
Cheatham Willie A   SFC 08/14/69 09/14/70 TM SGT   A0U
McMillin Larry S   MSG 01/15/70 05/01/70 TM SGT medevaced YE
Bell Joe F   MSG 05/01/70 11/30/71 TM SGT   DEC
INTELLIGENCE
Jackson Gordon L   SFC 01/07/66 01/06/67 INTEL A7/05 DEC
Kasprzyk Gerald B   SSG 01/01/66 04/23/66 INTEL/A A-429B KIA
Figueroa-Sanchez German   SFC 01/01/67   INTEL A-429B Ba Chuc  
Baker Rushen L Jr SFC 05/14/67 05/13/68 INTEL to tm sgt DEC
Tyson John O   SFC 09/26/68 09/25/69 INTEL   DEC
Nicol William W   SP5 03/23/68 03/11/69 INTEL/A   YE
Bond Russell F   SP4 01/21/69 01/01/70 INTEL ASST   Y
Bowles Edgar J III SSG 04/05/67 04/05/68 INTEL ASST   YE
Bucca Joseph M   SFC 04/13/68 01/01/69 INTEL   DEC
Jackson John W   SFC 08/31/69 11/24/69 INTEL   YE
Mock Dennis W   SFC 09/15/69 09/14/70 INTEL   A0Y
Romano Ronald "Rocky" SP5 12/17/69 11/30/70 INTEL/A   A0U
Meyer John M   SP5 02/07/70 09/19/70 INTEL/A   YE
WEAPONS
Boyd David S   SSG 01/07/66 03/01/66 HVY WPNS A7/05 KIA
Kainu Donald M   SFC 01/07/66 01/06/67 HVY WPNS A7/05 DEC
Coates James D 'JD' SGT 01/07/66 01/06/67 LT WPNS A7/05 DEC
Boyd Everett L   SSG 01/07/66   WPNS   DEC
King Joseph D "David" SP4 10/17/66 10/17/67 LT WPNS    
Wiedemann Henry P   SFC 09/01/67 12/15/67 HVY WPNS   YE
Schmidt Lawrence W   SSG 01/01/68 02/23/68 HVY WPNS   YE
Kaffenberger Alan G   SGT 10/01/67 03/01/68 LT WPNS   Y
Gouveia Walter R   SFC 11/07/67 11/06/68 WPNS scrounger A0U
                 
Hale James A   SFC 05/13/68 05/04/69 LT WPNS   YE
McClain Clifton E   SSG 08/16/69 08/15/70 LT WPN   Y
McFarland Duane A   SSG 09/15/69 03/01/70 LT WPNS   YE
Marsh James V Jr SGT 10/22/69 10/21/70 HVY WPNS   A0Y
Owles Ronald D   SSG 01/01/70 07/15/70 HVY WPNS   A0Y
Bruneman Delwin H   SP4 01/01/70 09/16/70 LT WPNS   DEC?
Zan Tom L   SFC 02/01/70 06/19/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Soper Leroy J   SFC 04/01/70   HVY WPNS   DEC
RADIO OP
McCants Jonathan   SFC 01/07/66 01/06/67 RAD OP A7/05  
Feigenbaum Randolph   PFC 01/07/66 01/06/67 RAD OP A7/05 A0Y
Quatrone Ferdinand J   SFC 01/01/67 11/01/67 RAD OP   KIA
Snyder Leon T   SGT 01/01/66     Commo or Wpns A0U
Johnson Raymond J   SFC 07/01/66   RAD OP A-429 A0U
Sheets Dean E   SSG 02/05/67 02/05/68 RAD OP or A-241? YE
Cowan Bartimaeus   SFC 05/24/67 01/01/68 RAD OP   DEC
Goodin Ronald L   SSG 07/01/67 03/24/68 RAD OP   YE
Logan Francis M III SSG 10/10/67 07/10/69 RAD OP   KIA
York Gerald J   SFC 11/12/67 11/11/68 RAD OP WIA 2/23/68 DEC
White Steven M   SGT 01/25/68 08/24/69 RAD OP CAPO YE
Hasselius Robert H   SGT 03/01/68   RAD OP   A0U
Friel Edward   SFC 11/09/68 11/08/69 RAD OP   DEC
Malone William J   SP4 12/12/68 03/01/69 RAD OP   YE
Malone William J   SGT 03/01/69 12/11/69 RAD OP   YE
McDonald John A   SP4 08/01/69 08/01/70 RAD OP &A-411 A0U
Dollarhyde Ralph R   SP4 09/18/69 11/31/70 RAD OP   A0U
Lawrence Paul A   SSG 01/01/70 10/01/70 RAD OP   DEC
DEMO
Ponds Charles D   SSG 01/07/66 06/01/67 DEMO A7/05 Y
                 
Berry Jeffrey C   SP5 08/01/66 12/01/66 DEMO A-429 Y
Robbins Frank A   SFC 09/04/66 01/01/67 DEMO A-429B Y
James Richard H   SGT 09/15/66 09/09/67 DEMO   YE
                 
Sapp James Jr SSG 04/23/68 04/22/69 DEMO   A0Y
Reis Robert K   SSG 03/01/69 12/16/69 DEMO   DEC
MEDIC
Lowery Ned   SFC 01/07/66 01/06/67 MEDIC A7/05 & C-4 DEC
Tunstall Charles L   SSG 01/07/66   MEDIC A7/05 Y
Fitzgerald Francis or John   SSG     MEDIC A-429  
Chapman James D "JD" SSG 03/01/66 09/01/66 MEDIC   Y
Sirois Richard E   SP5 08/03/66 02/01/67 MEDIC A-429B YE
Wylie Samuel C Jr SGT 07/01/66 12/01/66 MEDIC A-429 YE
Hawkins Douglas L   SGT 11/18/66 11/18/67 MEDIC    
Evec Kenneth C   SGT 03/01/67 07/04/67 MEDIC   Y
Kessinger Billy L   SFC 03/17/67 03/16/68 MEDIC & C-3? DEC
Ivie John L   SGT 04/06/67 03/31/68 MEDIC   Y
Weston Richard K   SP4 01/01/68   MEDIC   DEC
Neichin Steven M   SP4 05/06/68 05/05/69 MEDIC    
Mayse Lloyd O   SGT 06/01/69 10/17/69 MEDIC   DEC
Furman Bryan D   SGT 07/01/69 11/06/69 MEDIC   YE
Winklmann John J   SGT 09/29/69 04/03/70 MEDIC   YE
Fisher Alan L   SGT 11/01/69 06/11/70 MEDIC   YE
Berry Michael J   SGT 12/09/69 09/21/70 MEDIC DOSOA A0Y
Kroulik Douglas   SGT 04/01/70 11/31/70 MEDIC   YE
ATTACHED PERSONNEL
Stidham Fred W   PFC 02/01/67   IR SRCHLGT 9 Inf Div ATTD A0Y
2 others   "Flashy"       IR SRCHLGT 9 Inf Div ATTD  
Giovino Carmine G   SP4     IR SRCHLGT IIFFV ATTD A0UF
Bassarab Frank A   SP4     IR SRCHLGT IIFFV ATTD DEC
6? people           Duffelbag    
Donovan Patrick J   LJG   11/05/69 NAVAL ADV ATTD KIA
ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
Pronia Paul   SP4 01/01/67 05/19/67   A-429 medevaced Y

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