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Who's Who from Detachment A-423 (Tien Binh/My Dien II) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-423 (Tien Binh/My Dien II). 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 bottom of the list 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. I need a copy of the PCS orders for the original PCS team.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/213 took over Tien Binh o/a 5/65 from A1/331, a 1st SFGA TDY team. Tien Binh had been established by TDY teams from 5th, 7th and 1st SF Groups.Tien Binh, AKA Tinh Bien, was located in Tinh Bien District, Chao Doc Provice and had FOB's at Ba Bai, Cay Kit, Nha Bong?, and Ba Chuc (see A-421). Camp Dan Nam at An Phu o/a 10/01/64. It was redesignated A-423 and reported to B-42 in Chau Doc. Tien Binh was closed o/a/11/30/67 and re-opened at My Dien II, as A-416, under B-41, Moc Hoa, o/a 1/20/68. (The team that opened the camp is indicated by A-416 in bold.) My Dien II was located in ? District, Kien Tuong Province and had a subsector mission there. My Dien II was turned over to RF/PF o/a 09/30/70.

Lovell Buddy   CPT 05/01/65   DET CO A5/134 DEC
Oerding James B   CPT 09/04/65 12/17/65 DET CO dengue fever YE;
Blesse James S   CPT 12/17/65 05/15/66 DET CO TINH BINH YE.
Gorrell Otmer R   CPT 05/15/66 11/06/66 DET CO   DEC
Bruschette Jerome A   CPT 08/10/66 01/01/67 DET CO To A-402 MGF DEC
Brewer Lance O   CPT 12/01/66 03/29/67 DET CO to ? YE;
Syring David L   CPT 12/08/66 07/06/67 DET CO or ? DEC
Knowlton William F X   CPT 05/19/67 11/30/67 DET CO A-423 YE.
McCarver James M   CPT 01/20/68 05/10/68 DET CO A-423/416 m/e DEC
Myers Dennis P   1LT 05/10/68 06/20/68 DET CO A-416 YE,
Lloyd Charles R   1LT 06/15/68 08/01/68 DET XO A-416 YE.
Fitts Peter 'Pete' CPT 08/01/68 11/26/68 DET CO A-416 DEC
Karow Peter M   CPT 11/07/68 01/11/69 DET CO A-416 DEC
Sparks Gene D   CPT 03/10/69 07/02/69 DET CO A-416 Y,
Thomas Robert H Jr CPT 06/01/69 09/17/69 DET CO A-416 YE,
Schofield John E   1LT 11/09/69 07/09/70 DET CO A-416 YE.
Kulik Paul A   CPT 02/21/70 03/31/70 DET CO shut down? YE
Gitell Gerald   1LT 04/16/65   DET XO A5/134 DEC
Roberts William F   1LT 10/12/65 10/11/65 DET XO   Y?
Brewer Lance O   1LT 03/30/66 12/01/66 DET XO   YE;
Carney James F   CPT 02/22/67 06/08/67 DET XO NOR FM 6/9/66  
Clemens Judd L   1LT 05/29/67 11/01/67 DET XO A-423 YE.
Myers Dennis P   1LT 10/09/67 05/10/68 DET XO A-416 YE,
Lloyd Charles R   1LT 05/15/68 09/16/68 DET XO A-416 YE.
Mondrick John P   1LT 09/01/68 11/25/68 DET XO A-416 medevaced YE.
Thomas Robert H Jr 1LT 01/25/69 06/01/69 DET XO A-416 YE,
Tietjens Henry S   1LT 10/30/69 07/05/70 DET XO A-416 DEC
Nichols Alfred G   1LT 02/05/65 04/26/65 CAPO w/A1/331 DEC
Nichols Alfred G   1LT 04/26/65 10/31/65 CAPO   DEC
Rankin Freddy B   2LT 10/12/65   CAPO    
Eilers Barney P   1LT 07/19/67 09/01/67 CAPO A-423 medevaced YE.
Salmon Lawrence R   2LT 08/12/67 10/16/67 CAPO OR A-243? DEC
Mills John F   1LT 11/03/67 10/09/68 CAPO A-416 or/411 DEC
Bruce James W   SSG 12/23/67 02/01/68 CAPO A-416 YE,
Aldridge William E   1LT 07/13/68 11/02/68 CAPO A-416 YE,
Thomas Robert H Jr 1LT 10/17/68 01/24/69 CAPO A-416 YE,
Orr William M   1LT 11/28/68 11/27/69 CAPO A-416 YE.
Schell Lawrence P   MSG 04/16/65   TM SGT A5/134 DEC
Bliss Alfred B   MSG 01/01/65     & A-421? DEC
Clark Clifford M   MSG 12/08/66 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Grisham Robert G   MSG 04/14/67 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Wells George S   SFC 06/01/67 09/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Chase Donald H   MSG 09/05/67 11/05/68 TM SGT A-416 DEC
Williams Heyward J   MSG 06/11/68 05/17/69 TM SGT A-416 Y.
Ferguson Donald R   SSG 04/16/65 Dropped? INTEL A5/134 DEC
Wells George S   SFC 10/19/65 06/01/66 INTEL & TM SGT DEC
Ross Donald E   SFC 01/01/66   INTEL A-423 DEC
Critzburg Lloyd C   SP6 12/27/66 11/30/67 INTEL A-423 DEC
Critzburg Lloyd C   SP6 11/30/67 05/27/68 INTEL A-416 DEC
Starks Billy G   SFC 03/16/67 03/16/68 INTEL   DECR.
Ah Sam Joseph A P   SFC 01/01/68   HVY WPNS A-423/A-416 DEC
Maxwell Stephen J   SFC 10/23/68 10/22/69 INTEL A-416 DEC
Waters Mark N   PFC 04/05/67 10/17/68 INTEL ASST & B-42 DEC
Blalock Claude R   SFC 04/16/65   LT WPNS A5/134 DEC
Andrade Robert D   SSG 04/16/65   LT WPNS A5/134 KIA
Scott Dave R   SP4 08/18/66 09/01/67 LT WPNS   KIA
Wiedemann Henry P   SSG 12/15/66 09/01/67 HVY WPNS   DEC;
Strahan Ronnie   SSG 10/07/67 10/06/68 LT WPNS A-416 YE.
Hornbuckle Clarence E Jr SFC 12/16/67 04/01/68 HVY WPNS A-416 KIA
Warthen Roy L   SFC 01/01/68   HVY WPNS A-416 YE;
Galvan Ernesto   SSG 05/24/68 08/07/69 LT WPNS A-416 Y,
Godinez Francisco   SFC 09/14/68 08/14/69 HVY WPNS A-416 Y,
Fairchild Daniel E   SP5 01/01/69 02/16/69 HVY WPNS A-416  
Beatty Gerald W   SGT 01/24/69 01/23/70 LT WPNS   YE,
Bruneman Delwin H   SP4 09/17/64 01/01/70 LT WPNS A-416 DEC?
Foley James L   SSG 04/16/65   RAD OP A5/134 DEC
Reece Lecil R   SSG 04/16/65 12/01/65 RAD OP A5/134 YE
Forsythe Glenn R   SGT 06/01/65 01/01/66 RAD OP   DEC
Ruffin Edward   SSG          
Ramirez Antonio   SSG 01/01/66   RAD OP   Y
McGinnis Herbert S   SSG 04/03/67 04/03/68 RAD OP A-416 A0Y
Thompson Samuel S III SGT 06/01/67 12/20/67 RAD OP A-416 YE.
Wright Jerry D   SSG 01/01/68 05/22/68 RADIO A-416 KIA
Lenhart Joseph L   SP4 01/10/68 07/03/68 RAD OP A-416 YE.
Krawitz Howard M   SP4 05/11/68 04/13/69 RAD OP A-416 A0Y,
Nuanes John C   SFC 09/30/68 10/01/69 RAD OP A-416 DEC
Rubio Gilbert Jr SSG 04/16/65   DEMO A5/134 YE.
Mallette Lamar Jr SSG 04/16/65   DEMO A5/134 DEC
Mathis Lonnie E   SFC 01/18/67 01/18/68 DEMO   DEC
Hammond Herbert W   SP5 07/21/68 02/11/69 DEMO A-416 DEC
Liendo Salvador C   SSG 04/16/65   MEDIC A5/134 DEC
Pullease Donald E   SP4 04/16/65 06/01/65 MEDIC A5/134 DEC
Darce Lionel A Jr SSG 06/01/65 12/14/65 MEDIC B5/310 DEC
Lewelling Walter R   SSG 04/01/66 04/01/67 MEDIC/OPS   DEC
Brown Shelby D   SP4 12/19/66   MEDIC   DEC
Wylie Samuel C Jr SGT 12/01/66 02/01/67 MEDIC   DEC
Gribble Robert   SFC 03/02/67 03/01/68 MEDIC A-416 DEC
Evec Kenneth C   SGT 07/04/67 01/01/68 MEDIC   YE.
Freeman Harvey V   SGT 10/02/67 09/23/68 MEDIC A-416 DEC
Darce Lionel A Jr SFC 01/01/68 06/30/68 MEDIC A-416 DEC
Milby Raymond P   SP4 12/14/67 06/01/68 MEDIC A-416 YE;
Leroy James A   SSG 05/28/68 05/29/69 MEDIC A-416 Y.
Seip Michael B   SGT 9/24/68 08/21/69 MEDIC or A-442 YE.
Brown Walter L   SFC 10/02/67 10/01/68     DEC
Mills Walter L   SFC 11/17/67 11/16/68     DEC
Poznick Charles J Jr SSG 01/01/68     A-416 DEC
Ruffing John T   SGT 06/01/68       YE;
Interview: William E Aldridge
Letters: William M Orr
MAP of A-423 (Tien Binh)
MAP of A-416 (My Dien II)

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