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Who's Who from Detachment B-42 (Long Xuyen/Chao Doc) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment B-42 (Long Xuyen/Chao Doc). If you were assigned to B-42 or you can correct any errors or can add any names or [ESPECIALLY HELPFUL] identify the assignments for the names at the bottom of this page 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 B5/130 established a camp at Chao Doc? or took over Camp Dan Thanh at Long Xuyen from TDY Detachment B1/130, 1st SFGA o/a March ??, 1965.The Detachment was established as a CIDG Control Detachment with Sector (at Chau Doc) and Subsector responsibilities. Long Xuyen was closed either 03/??/65 or 12/22/65 and relocated to Chao Doc. Long Xuyen was located in ? District, Chao Doc Province and Cho Doc was located in Chao Phu District, Chao Doc Province. Chao Doc was closed o/a 07/??/68 and converted to RF/PF. 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
Arnn John O   MAJ 02/20/65 12/26/65 DET CO   KIA
Neller Herbert F Jr MAJ 01/07/66 07/14/66 DET CO & PSA DEC
Brewer Donald   LTC 07/01/66 01/06/67 DET CO   DEC
Thieme Earl L   MAJ 01/21/67 06/28/67 DET CO   DEC
Skiles Robert L   MAJ 06/01/67 10/01/67 DET CO   DEC
Myers Claire G   MAJ 11/01/67 03/01/68 DET CO   DEC
Sildam Are   MAJ 08/15/67 02/04/68 DET CO NOR to B-23 DEC
Reid Robert L   MAJ 02/19/68 07/01/68 DET CO   DEC
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dixon Charles L   CPT 02/20/65 02/19/66 DET XO   DEC
Brewer Donald   LTC 01/07/66 07/01/67 DET XO   DEC
Williford Donald E   MAJ 04/11/66 09/09/66 DET XO   Y,
Poole George E Jr CPT 08/22/66 12/12/66 DET XO   DEC
Campbell Donald F   MAJ 11/15/66 05/07/67 DET XO Fm 5/8/66- 11/15/66? NOR DEC
Doar James M   MAJ 04/28/67 06/13/67 DET XO   DEC
Smith Daniel A   CPT 08/05/67 09/21/67 DET XO   YR
Smith William F   MAJ 08/05/67 03/01/68 DET XO/CO to FOB1 DEC
Myers Clair G   MAJ 09/20/67   DET XO   DEC
Hanlon James A   MAJ 10/18/67 09/29/68 DET XO   DEC
LeBlanc Victor A   MAJ 11/15/67 06/30/68 DET XO DDUS 8/12/67- DEC
Frye Montgomery S   MAJ 04/01/68 08/04/68 DET XO   DEC
DETACHMENT SERGEANT MAJOR
                 
Lockhart John T   SGM     DET SGM   DEC
Grisham Robert G   SSM 06/01/67 01/01/68 DET SGM   DEC
Terbush George K   SGM 08/01/67 04/15/68 DET SGM &/OR C-3 DEC
                 
S-1 (PERSONNEL)
McCracken John B   CPT 02/20/65   S-1 B5/130 DEC
Luketina Robert M   CPT 11/10/65 11/09/66 S-1   YE.
Lacey William J Jr CPT 12/06/66 11/30/67 S-1   DEC
Auburn Parker K   1LT 10/01/67 09/14/68 S-1 S-2? Y,
Nesbitt William T "Terry" 1LT 02/01/68 07/01/68 S-1   YE.
McKoy Samuel L   SSG 05/26/67 05/25/68 S-1 NCOIC   YE.
S-2 (INTELLIGENCE)
Nollner Ralph E Jr CPT 02/20/65 06/01/65 S-2 B5/130 DEC
Chaplinski Charles W Jr CPT 06/01/65 01/23/65 S-2   YE
Rangel Ynes Jr CPT 09/01/65 03/25/66 S-2   Y
Blesse James S   CPT 05/15/66 12/12/66 S-2   YE.
Houlihan John C   CPT 10/24/66 03/31/67 S-2   DEC
Fink Kenneth L   CPT 02/14/67 01/31/68 S-2   DEC
Whittington Richard F   1LT 01/20/68 04/25/69 S-2 9/26/66-1/19/68 NOR  
Wallace James L   SFC 12/04/66 12/04/67 S-2 NCOIC PMTD MSG  
Drake Joseph L   SFC 01/01/68   S-2 NCO   DEC
Critzburg Lloyd C   SP6 06/01/67 12/27/67 S-2 ANAL 96B3S DEC
S-3 (OPERATIONS)
Williford Donald E   CPT 09/08/65 04/10/66 S-3   Y,
Hoskin Donald L   MAJ 05/12/66 09/01/66 S-3   DEC
Knight Roger P   MAJ 09/01/66 01/25/67 S-3   YE
Klys Adam J   MAJ 01/19/67 08/02/67 S-3   DEC
Morris Alvin B   CPT 06/01/67 09/05/67 S-3   Y.
Rees Steven J   CPT 08/12/67 01/12/68 S-3   DEC
Henrich William B   CPT 10/22/67 05/23/68 S-3   DEC
Louk Thomas N   SFC 01/01/66 12/05/66 S-3 TRNG   Y,
Povich Sam   MSG 02/20/65 02/19/66 S-3 NCOIC B5/130 DEC
Johnson Evans H Sr MSG 04/01/66 08/17/68 S-3 NCOIC   DEC
Evans J T Jr SSG 02/20/65 02/19/66 HVY WPNS B5/130  
Thompson Hugh C   SSG 02/20/65   HVY WPNS B5/130 DEC
Erwin Leroy E   SFC 06/04/67 06/02/68 LT WPNS   DEC
S-4 (LOGISTICS)
Bryant Walter R   CPT 09/08/65 09/07/66 S-4   Y.
Marvin Daniel   CPT 08/08/66 12/15/66 S-4   DEC
Gibson James L   CPT 03/08/67 07/30/67 S-4   YE;
Taylor Clyde R   CPT 07/29/67 09/21/67 S-4   DEC
Taylor Clyde R   CPT 09/22/67 07/11/68 S-4   DEC
Connelly John R   1LT 12/16/67 11/27/68 S-4/ASST   DEC
Brown Allen R   SFC 02/20/65 02/19/66 S-4 NCOIC B5/130 DEC
Davis Eugene T   SSG 09/20/66 09/20/67 S-4 NCO 76K4S DEC
S-5 (CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS)
Gorrell Otmer R   CPT 11/07/65 05/15/66 S-5   DEC
George Graham W Jr CPT 07/01/66 01/04/67 S-5   DEC
Young John F   CPT 08/08/67 12/12/67 S-5 @A-411 KIA
Haake Ronald M   1LT 12/19/67 12/18/68 S-5    
Knowlton William F X   CPT 12/06/66 05/18/67 S-5 CA   YE.
Thacker James F   CPT 09/16/65 01/07/66 RF/PF ADV   DEC
Smith Burton G   CPT 12/03/65 06/01/66 RF/PF ADV   DEC
Neilson Robert S   CPT 08/01/66 12/11/66 RF/PF ADV   DEC
Klys Adam J   CPT 10/01/66 01/18/67 RF/PF ADV   DEC
Shubert Edwin L Jr 1LT 01/14/67 05/01/67 RF/PF ADV   KIA
McCarver James M   CPT 08/05/67   RF/PF ADV   DEC
Dowd Thomas M "Mike" 1LT 04/13/68 09/01/68 RF/PF ADV   YE.
Kaffenberger Alan G   SP4 06/01/67 09/01/67 S-5 NCO   Y
SIGNAL SECTION
Kimball Lyle L   SFC 09/04/66 09/04/67 RAD SPVR   DEC
Hinson Wess   SFC 07/05/67 01/01/68 31Z4S   YE;
Walker Jan L   SGT 06/12/64 06/04/65 RAD OP    
Macek Alvin J Jr SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 RTT OP SIGCO DEC
Jasper Joe E   SFC 02/20/65 02/19/65 RAD OP B5/130 DEC
Torello Carl H   SFC 02/20/65 12/26/65 RAD OP B5/130 KIA
Cannon Ralph   SSG 02/13/66 08/03/67 RAD OP   KIA
Hasselius Robert H   SP4 03/18/67 03/18/68 RAD OP SPEC LEAVE DEC
Hagen David L   PFC 04/07/67 12/08/67 RAD OP CIB CK DATES DNH
Smith James E   SFC 06/30/67 08/27/67 RAD OP or B-41? DEC
James Richard H "Slurp" SSG 07/01/67 08/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
Chase Michael F   SP4 09/24/67 11/21/68 RAD OP @A-149 YE.
White Steven M   SGT 01/25/68 04/01/68 RAD OP   Y
Mygan Thomas M Jr SSG 03/01/69 01/01/70 RAD OP   YER.
Del Marcelle Louis D B   SFC 09/22/69 09/10/70 RAD OP   DEC
ENGINEERING SECTION
Robbins Frank A Jr SFC 01/01/67 09/04/67 DEMO   DEC
Deyermond William M   SP5 09/01/67 02/01/68 DEMO   DEC
MEDICAL SECTION
Futch Keith   SFC 02/20/65 02/19/66 MEDIC B5/130 YER.
Pierce Melvin L   SFC 09/01/65 03/01/66 MEDIC   DEC
Darce Lionel A Jr SFC 01/05/66 06/30/68 MEDIC   DEC
Follini Peter A   SSG     MEDIC   DEC
Fisher Alan L   SGT 06/12/69 11/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
ATTACHED PERSONNEL
Burkhardt William J   SP4   10/12/67 31M20 52 SIG BN ATTD KIA
ASSIGNMENTS UNKNOWN
Taylor John E   CPT 01/01/65     PCS?  
Alexander Joseph E Jr CPT 02/20/65 02/20/65 DROPPED B5/130 Y
McGovern George W   CPT 02/20/65 06/01/65   B5/130 DEC
Bell William C   SSG 02/20/65     B5/130 DEC
Carter James A   MSG 02/20/65     B5/130 DEC
Kaluakini Kenneth   SSG 02/20/65     B5/130 DEC
Willoughby William R   SP4 02/20/65     B5/130 DEC
Farmer Thomas D   SGT 01/01/66       DEC
Edwards Robert T   CPT 07/13/67       DEC
Dix Drew D   SSG 01/01/68       YE
                 
Book of Interest, Dick James, Slurp Sends, Book 4
MAP of B-42 (Long Xuyen)
MAP of B-42 (Chau Doc)

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