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Who's Who from Detachment B-34 (Song Be) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment B-34 (Song Be). If you were assigned to B-34 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 B Detachment B5/320 was relocated from Kontum (B-21) to established a camp at Song Be o/a 5/1/65. The Detachment was established with both sector and subsector responsibilities as well as its control responsibilities. The camp was closed o/a 05/31/70. Song Be was located in Phuoc Binh District, Phuoc Long Province. How many of the original B-21 Personnel went to Song Be? Medical, Signal, Intelligence and Engineering augmentations are presently listed with the parent element at the SFOB.

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Sakey Mitchell A   MAJ 05/01/65 06/01/65 DET CO    
Roy Joseph E   LTC 06/18/65 06/17/66 DET CO    
Harribey Claude C   MAJ 06/12/66 10/31/66 DET CO   DEC
Cartes David   MAJ     DET XO/CO    
Lutz Joseph C   MAJ 09/15/66 11/01/66 DET CO    
Bernier Jacques W   LTC 09/20/66 06/06/67 DET XO/CO 6/7/66-9/19/66 MAJ?  
Peters Elmer B   LTC 04/18/67 10/27/67 DET CO    
Miller Clemith J   MAJ 10/27/67 04/09/68 DET CO    
                 
Dexter Robert F   LTC 08/24/68 07/24/69 DET CO Dates?  
Rockhold Howard R Jr LTC 09/13/68 01/01/69 DET CO    
Lamar Mearlen G 'Pappy' LTC 12/20/68 07/09/69 DET CO   Y
Aiken George F 'Gentle Ben'   MAJ 11/19/69 05/19/70 DET CO    
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Hanawald Len M   MAJ 05/01/65 12/26/65 DET XO    
Fisher Harry C Jr MAJ 09/03/65 01/01/66 DET XO    
Cartes David   MAJ 01/26/66 01/25/67 DET XO/CO    
Lawley Fred Wayne   MAJ 06/01/66 10/25/66 DET XO   YE
Mitchell William P   MAJ 09/01/66 01/02/67 DET XO    
Tyrrell Edward W   CPT 10/05/66 12/17/66 DET XO RF/PF Y
Bolan James R 'Jim' MAJ 10/16/66 12/16/66 DET XO   Y
Jones Jimmy   MAJ 12/19/66 07/14/67 DET XO    
Cooper John O III MAJ 07/30/67 10/26/67 DET XO   KIA
            DET XO    
Nelms Walter L   MAJ 09/13/68 02/10/69 DET XO    
Johnson Clifton T   MAJ 01/01/69 07/22/69 DET XO Fm 24 STZ ADV  
Sylvester William A   CPT 03/03/69 09/14/69 DET XO    
Nunemaker John E   MAJ 07/25/69 05/31/70 DET XO    
DETACHMENT SERGEANT MAJOR
Frander Robert 'Moe' SGM 05/01/65 12/31/65 DET SGM B5/320  
Blenis Paul E   SGM     DET SGM No Orders  
Strickmaker Ronald G   SGM     DET SGM No Orders  
Manuel George   SGM     DET SGM No Orders Y
Sandifer Joe W   SGM 09/01/66 04/04/67 DET SGM from B-35?  
Hillman Francis J 'Frank' SGM 04/13/67 04/12/68 DET SGM    
Stoneman William M   SGM 08/06/67 08/05/68 DET SGM    
Faulkenberry Lewis H   SSM 06/28/68 06/27/69 DET SGM    
          05/31/70 DET SGM    
S-1 (PERSONNEL)
Steinmetz Charles W   CPT 01/07/66   S-1    
Yearout Robert D   CPT 03/25/66 07/01/66 S-1   Y
Holmes Simon H   CPT 06/01/66 10/23/66 S-1    
Terrell Thompson A   CPT 07/31/66 01/01/67 S-1    
Hartmann Vincent N   CPT 01/14/67 07/15/67 S-1    
Hyde Clinton O Jr 'Neil' CPT 07/28/67 02/01/68 S-1    
Lee Gordon R   CPT 11/03/67 07/31/68 S-1    
Pisani Thomas A   1LT 01/09/69 07/12/69 S-1    
Fager Paul L Jr CPT 10/24/69 03/26/70 S-1    
Osburn Emmett J   SSG 11/20/65   71L4P    
S-2 (INTELLIGENCE)
Hodges Jessie A   CPT 02/18/65 02/17/66 S-2    
Wheat Benjamin C   CPT 05/01/65 08/01/65 S-2    
Andrew John K   CPT 01/01/66 07/01/66 S-2    
Taylor Hurl R Jr CPT 04/01/66 10/19/66 S-2    
Franklin William A   1LT 08/06/66 03/01/67 S-2    
Parrish William K   CPT 08/01/67 02/04/68 S-2    
Mann James E   CPT 11/09/67 10/03/68 S-2 OR B-36? KIA
Graham Daniel A Jr 1LT 05/01/68 10/11/68 S-2    
Stuart Gary R   CPT 01/07/69 12/28/69 S-2    
Cresswell John R   CPT 01/01/70 08/01/70 S-2 & B-33  
Waldman John G   MSG 06/01/68 12/15/68 S-2 NCOIC    
Weber Norbert F   MSG 10/03/69 01/01/70 S-2 NCOIC    
Gillespie Gerald E   SFC 06/01/67 11/27/67 S-2 NCO    
S-3 (OPERATIONS)
Zachgo Durl D   CPT 08/24/65 02/01/66 S-3    
Kenny Henry J   CPT 06/01/66 11/20/66 S-3    
Remener Lawrence J   CPT 12/19/66 07/15/67 S-3    
O'Malley Robert M   CPT 07/16/67 01/04/68 S-3    
Hinz Kenneth W   1LT 12/02/67 01/10/68 S-3    
Hyde Clinton O Jr 'Neil' CPT 02/02/68 04/01/68 S-3    
Mack Robert J   CPT 04/10/68 01/03/69 S-3    
Sigel James A   CPT 02/03/69 06/01/69 S-3    
Boykin John T   CPT 10/01/69 01/27/70 S-3    
Van Haecke Richard L   1LT 01/22/68 05/04/68 S-3 ASST    
Gabe Robert E   MSG 05/01/65   S-3 NCOIC    
Browning Robert M   MSG 06/01/65   S-3 NCOIC No Orders  
Golden Arthur E   MSG 08/26/65 10/31/65 S-3 NCOIC    
Pochinski Warren A   MSG 02/01/67 10/01/68 LT WPNS    
Johnson Dallas W   MSG 08/08/67 08/07/68 S-3 NCOIC    
Waldman John G   MSG 12/16/67 06/01/68 S-3 NCOIC    
S-4 (LOGISTICS)
Bebber Robert L   CPT 06/01/65 01/23/66 S-4 S-1? Y
Pitt Laud R Jr CPT 12/14/65   S-4    
Stanage Phillip G   CPT 06/01/66 12/30/66 S-4    
McKeithan Henry H III CPT 12/02/66   S-4    
Walker James A   CPT 07/02/67 12/04/67 S-4    
Wortham Joseph W   1LT 11/30/67   S-4    
Fish Keith M   CPT 02/05/68 08/27/69 S-4    
Mink John P Jr 2LT 11/28/69 02/05/70 S-4    
Plater James M   SFC 01/01/66   S-4 NCOIC    
S-5 (CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS)
Bruemmer Ernest J   CPT 01/24/65 06/01/65 RF/PF ADV    
Winter Thomas C Jr CPT 10/01/65 03/14/66 CAPO?    
O'Connor Oscar L   1LT 03/01/66 08/27/66 S-5    
Cook Clyde L Jr CPT 06/21/66 06/16/67 S-5    
Peters Conrad A Jr 1LT 06/12/68 02/02/69 CAPO?    
Allen Edwin L   1LT 01/20/69 10/03/69 CAPO?    
Williams Harold W Jr 1LT 11/13/69 01/09/70 S-5    
Yamada Earl M   CPT 06/23/67 06/22/68 S-5 CA    
Garrett Chester   CPT 07/28/66 11/04/66 RF/PF ADV    
Sollami Rosario S   MSG 09/01/66   RF/PF ADV    
Davis Edward C Jr CPT 12/17/66 12/03/67 RF/PF ADV    
SIGNAL SECTION
Trimiar James A Jr SFC 01/01/66   RAD SPVR    
Young Horace E   SSG 05/01/65 05/11/65 RAD OP   KIA
Crabtree Daniel F   SGT 05/01/65   RAD OP    
Roberts John E   SP4 01/01/66   RAD OP CRYPTO  
Cartlidge Marion C "Carlos" SP4 06/06/66 08/01/66 RAD OP   YE
Lyons Daniel W   SGT 04/11/67 04/10/68 RAD OP    
DeHaven Howard W II SGT 09/23/68 09/22/69 RAD OP   YE
Dubois Kenneth F   SP4 07/12/69 07/11/70 RAD OP    
Owens John C   SP4 03/01/70 06/13/70 RAD OP   YE
Sandy Raymond J Jr SSG 01/13/68 08/26/69 RAD OP SIG CO?  
ENGINEERING SECTION
Crockett Charles D   SFC 05/01/65   DEMO    
Prisk Michael E   SP5 10/23/67 10/22/68 ENGR    
MEDICAL SECTION
Green Shelby M   SGT 05/01/65   MEDIC    
Bates Arthur J   SFC 06/01/65   MEDIC   Y
Campbell Paul F   SFC 02/01/66 01/01/67 MEDIC    
Davis Albert H   SFC 11/01/66 12/21/66 MEDIC    
FUNDS OFFICER
Pascucci Nicholas J   1LT 03/01/69 10/04/69 FUNDS OFF    
ATTACHED AIR FORCE PERSONNEL
Pocock Charles   CPT 08/01/65 09?01/66 FAC "Viper 7"  
Meade James "Jim" SFC 08/01/65 09/01/66 RAD OP AF ATTD  
ASSIGNMENTS UNKNOWN
Hallock Robert S   SGT 06/01/66        
Barta Dave L Jr SGT 11/29/66 11/28/67      
Walker James A   CPT 12/05/66 04/12/67      
McLendon Louie H   MAJ 01/09/67 04/01/67      
Pedigo William E   CPT 01/25/67 08/31/67      
Manning Freddie G   SSG 03/25/67 11/25/67 SCTY & A-341 WPNS  
Jones Henry H   MSG 06/01/67 11/01/67      
Morris Ray C   SFC 03/01/69 01/08/70      
McPherson Robert L   1LT 10/25/69 10/20/70      

How many of these personnel went to Song Be?

B-21 (Kontum)

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FROM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
DETACHMENT COMMANDER
Sakey Mitchell A   MAJ 01/01/65 06/01/65 DET CO B5/320 to B-34  
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
                 
DETACHMENT NCOIC
Frander Robert 'Moe' SGM 01/01/65 12/31/65 DET SGM B5/320 swapped with Todd, Forest?  
S-1 (PERSONNEL)
Troyan Paul P Jr SSG 01/01/65 12/31/65 S-1 NCOIC B5/320  
S-2 (INTELLIGENCE)
Todd Forrest E   SFC 12/01/64 01/23/66 S-2 NCOIC    
Ryan David P   SGT 01/01/65 12/31/65 S-2 NCOIC B5/320  
S-3 (OPERATIONS)
Clements Edwin L   SFC 01/01/65   S-3 NCOIC B5/320  
Gabe Robert E   MSG 01/01/65   S-3 NCOIC B5/320  
S-4 (LOGISTICS)
Campo Arthur M   SFC 01/01/65 12/31/65 S-4 NCOIC B5/320  
Station Michael   SSG 01/01/65 12/31/65 S-4 NCO B5/320  
S-5 (CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS)
                 
SIGNAL SECTON
Clough Stanley M   1LT 01/01/65 06/01/65 SIG OFF B5/320  
Martin Aldege A Jr SSG 01/01/65 12/31/65 RAD SPVR B5/320  
Bartlett Richard S III SGT 01/01/65 12/31/65 RAD OP B5/320  
Martinez Donald J   SGT 01/01/65 12/31/65 RAD OP B5/320  
Switney Robert F   SGT 01/01/65 12/31/65 RAD OP B5/320 A-102  
Young Horace E   SGT 01/01/65 05/01/65 RAD OP B5/320 KIA
DEMO
Crockett Charles D   SFC 01/01/65   DEMO B5/320  
O'Krusky Paul R III SP4 01/01/65 12/31/65 DEMO B5/320  
MEDIC
Britt Douglas N   SFC 01/01/65 04/01/65 MED SPVR B5/320  
Sadler Barry A   SP5 01/01/65   MEDIC B5/320 dropped fm B-21? or transferred?  
ASSIGNMENTS UNKNOWN
Arsenault Philip N   CPT 01/01/65 06/01/65   B5/320  
Carrasco Pedro A   SSG 01/01/65 12/31/65   B5/320  
Hanawald Len M   CPT 01/01/65     B5/320  
Shick Roland M   CPT 01/01/65 04/24/65   B5/320  
Stahl Vincent E   1LT 01/01/65     B5/320  

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