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Who's Who from Detachment B-43 (Cao Lanh (old)/Chi Lang) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment B-43 (Cao Lanh (old)/Chi Lang). If you were assigned to B-43 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 designation B-43 and A-430 originally referred to the Can Tho Mike Force. (see B-40) The first PCS B Detachment was established a Cao Lanh o/a February ??, 1967.The Detachment was established as a CIDG Control Detachment with Sector and Subsector responsibilites. Cao Lanh was located in ?? District, Kien Phong Province. After Tet '68, the 44th Special Tactical Zone was established at Cao Lanh and given OPCON over Company D assets. Cao Lanh was closed o/a 04/03/69 and reopened at Chi Lang on 04/07/69 at the That Son/Chi Lang Training Center. Chi Lang was located in ?? District, Chao Doc Province. On 12/08/70 it was converted to Chi Lang Training Center, UITG/FANK Training Command. (see UITG/FANK) 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
Frost Theodore N   MAJ 12/02/66 07/25/67 DET CO   DEC
Doar James M   MAJ 06/14/67 12/03/67 DET CO   DEC
Mullen Raymond C Jr LTC 12/04/67 02/25/68 DET CO/PSA DATES? DEC
Callahan Joseph J   LTC 07/04/68 06/30/69 DET CO to Chi Lang 4/7/69 DEC
Stanier Richard E   LTC 07/18/69 01/03/70 DET CO   DEC
Soldato Shane N   MAJ 09/24/69 01/08/70 DET CO   KIA
Zachary James L   MAJ 01/09/70 07/01/70 DET CO   DEC
Faist David O   MAJ 07/01/70 09/11/70 DET CO   DEC
Leary Paul E   MAJ 11/21/70 01/16/71 DET CO CLTC KIA
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kurland Bert   CPT 01/01/67 08/01/67 DEP PSA CORDS DEC
Hazen William C   MAJ 11/17/66 11/17/67 DET XO   Y
Daniel William D Jr MAJ 12/02/66 05/09/67 DET XO   DEC
Smith Daniel A   CPT 08/05/67 09/21/67 DET XO    
Frye Montgomery S   MAJ 09/22/67 02/01/68 DET XO   DEC
Brookshire John H   MAJ 01/31/68 01/20/69 DET XO Then 2 MAR ? Acting CO in Feb? DEC
Fleck Richard D   MAJ 11/13/68 07/19/69 DET XO   DEC
McKenzie George R   MAJ 06/01/69 09/26/69 DET XO   DEC
Soldato Shane N   MAJ 09/24/69 01/08/70 DET XO   KIA
Wagner Hans O   MAJ 04/01/70 05/15/70 DET XO   YE
Faist David O   MAJ 04/02/70 07/07/70 DET XO   DEC
DETACHMENT SERGEANT MAJOR
Thomas Edgar A   SGM 04/01/67   DET SGM   DEC
                 
Grisham Robert G   SSM 01/01/69 03/29/69 DET SGM   DEC
Slugocki Albert   SGM 02/09/69 02/01/70 DET SGM   YE.
Coleman Reuben   MSG 12/09/69 04/20/70 DET SGM   DEC
Smythe Earl J   SGM 06/01/70 08/07/70 DET SGM   Y
Cottom Charles C   SGM 10/25/69 10/24/70 71L5S TO/FM CCS? DEC
S-1 (PERSONNEL)
Gerhardt William F   CPT 12/19/66 06/04/67 S-1   YE.
Williams Theophia   CPT 07/22/67 01/31/68 S-1 & RF/PF ADV YE.
Kelly James A Jr CPT 01/06/68 03/05/68 S-1   DEC
Wiest Lawrence P   CPT 03/01/68 07/01/68 S-1   YE,
Keyeck Anthony J   1LT 07/01/68 11/14/68 S-1 & FUNDS   YE.
Chitwood Martin D   1LT 11/15/68 02/26/69 S-1   YE.
Ong Richard A   1LT 03/01/70 09/26/70 S-1   Y,
Roach Charles E   CPT 11/26/70 09/06/70 S-1   DEC
Pistone Leon J Jr 1LT 02/01/68 06/01/68 S-1 ASST   YE.
Chitwood Martin D   1LT 09/12/68   S-1 ASST   YE.
Patterson Eric R   SSG 09/11/67 03/11/68 S-1 NCOIC    
Wood Billy J   SFC 01/01/69 12/06/69 S-1 NCOIC   DEC
Harris R.L.   SFC 07/09/69 07/08/70 S-1 NCOIC   DEC
Driggers Charles E   SFC 01/01/70   S-1 NCO? HHC? DEC
White Bert B   SP4 07/16/69 03/12/70 S-1 MESS medevaced Y
S-2 (INTELLIGENCE)
Stephens Charles R   CPT 05/06/67 11/29/67 S-2   DEC
Thomas Reese D   CPT 10/24/67 10/15/68 S-2    
Goode Ross C   CPT 03/01/68 09/23/68 S-2   YE.
Frick Gerhard E   CPT 08/28/68 02/04/70 S-2    
Neely Otto B II CPT 12/01/69 12/01/70 S-2   YE.
Spisto Justin R   CPT 12/21/69 03/04/70 S-2   KIA
Anderson Jay H   1LT 10/06/67 03/06/68 S-2 ASST 423MI FN YE.
Swan Alan C   1LT 07/10/68 12/29/68 S-2 ASST   YE.
Brown Paul W   1LT 12/08/68 03/23/69 S-2 ASST   YE.
Fechenbach John W   1LT 12/27/68 08/01/69 S-2 ASST   YE,
Anderson Jergen N   1LT 01/01/69 06/09/69 S-2 ASST   DEC
Moss Jon T Jr 2LT 12/06/69 04/29/70 S-2 ASST   DEC
Herring Harold F   1LT 02/01/70 05/20/70 S-2 ASST   DEC
Ochoa Cypriano   MSG 10/15/66 10/16/67 S-2 NCOIC   DEC
Quimby Donald W   SFC 02/01/67 06/01/67 S-2 NCOIC medevaced 12/66-2/67 Japan DEC
Hunt George W   SFC 11/01/67 03/01/68 S-2 NCOIC   YE,
Gann William S   MSG 10/13/67 10/12/68 INTEL DATES? DEC
Critzburg Lloyd C   SP6 07/07/69 07/06/70 S-2 NCOIC   DEC
Jaap William L   SFC 11/05/68 11/04/69 S-2 NCO   DEC
Wyatt Jerry T   SP6 03/01/70 11/11/70 S-2 ANAL 96B3S DEC
Leap Robert W   SP4 05/01/70 04/01/71 96B20 ATTD to C-3 YE.
McCarthy Edward S   SP4 06/01/70 12/04/70 96B20 ATTD YE.
S-3 (OPERATIONS)
Hall Charles K   CPT 06/01/67 09/06/67 S-3   DEC
Dill Paul H   CPT 07/23/67 12/03/67 S-3   DEC
Essman James K   CPT 12/04/67 06/14/68 S-3   YE.
Tsutsui Setsuo 'Harry' CPT 05/25/68 01/05/69 S-3   YE.
MacDonald Brian G   1LT 06/06/68 01/20/69 S-3   DEC
Lewman Thomas J   CPT 03/10/69 09/30/69 S-3   DEC
Macey Railey W III CPT 07/10/69 02/11/70 S-3   DEC
Hollibaugh William C Jr CPT 02/01/70 02/28/70 S-3   YE
Fraley Charles J III 1LT 03/21/68 01/01/69 S-3 ASST   Y
Pfutzner James M   1LT 10/16/68 02/14/69 S-3 ASST   YE.
Fitzgerald Kirk S   CPT 08/09/69 02/01/70 S-3/ASST   YE;
Spisto Justin R "Bob" CPT 08/29/69 12/20/69 S-3 ASST   KIA
Bertram Thomas A   2LT 11/02/69 03/01/70 S-3 ASST    
Lee Robert M Jr CPT 01/08/70 11/12/70 S-3 ASST   Y
Youngs Richard A   CPT 01/10/70 04/07/70 S-3 ASST   DEC
Tannenbaum Donald C   1LT 04/01/70 04/09/70 S-3 ASST   KIA
Kulik Paul A   CPT 05/30/70 06/29/70 S-3 ASST   YE.
Kemp Richard N   1LT 10/03/68 04/10/69 FOC ASST LNO from C-4 YE.
Horne James G   MSG 01/19/67 10/01/67 S-3 NCOIC   DEC
Morales Cristobal   MSG 06/01/67 01/10/68 S-3 NCOIC   DEC
Payne Richard I   MSG 05/01/68 05/01/69 S-3 NCOIC   DEC
Manthey John H   MSG 12/17/68 12/26/69 S-3 NCOIC   DEC
Bello Mateo   MSG 06/01/69 01/01/70 S-3 NCOIC   DEC
Staggs Herbert B   MSG 09/02/69 04/04/70 S-3 NCOIC   DEC
Todd Robert J   SSG 09/05/66 03/01/67 HVY WPNS   DEC
Owens John R   SFC 03/01/67 10/02/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Marcou Charles A   SFC 08/25/67 06/24/68 HVY WPNS    
Manz Earl A   SFC 04/24/68 02/14/69 S-3 NCO   DEC
Soper Leroy J   SFC 08/29/68 08/28/69 LT WPNS   DEC
Aumock Larry R   SSG 10/01/68 08/20/69 LT WPNS   DEC
Cunningham Tom V   SSG 12/01/68 11/30/69 HVY WPNS    
Bevans Glendon L   MSG 01/01/69 01/01/71 S-3 NCO   DEC
Gage Harvey L   SFC 01/13/69 01/12/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Biggs Thomas W   SFC 04/01/69 09/05/70 S-3 NCO   DEC
Gorham Patrick J   SGT 06/01/70   WPNS    
Brown Dale R   SGT 09/03/70 11/28/70 HVY WPNS   YE;
Reis Robert K   SSG 12/17/68 03/01/69 S-3 CLERK   DEC
S-4 (LOGISTICS)
Gordon Terry A   CPT 05/11/67 08/24/67 S-4    
Garrett Jimmie L   CPT 01/01/68 02/01/68 S-4   YE;
Havas David B   CPT 08/01/68 03/30/69 S-4   DEC
Arthur Dennis R   1LT 06/06/68 06/06/69 S-4   DEC
Shad Harold W III CPT 06/01/69 11/27/69 S-4   YE.
Whitehouse John L   CPT 10/06/69 10/05/70 S-4    
Sparks Stephen D   1LT 11/04/67   S-4 ASST   KIA
Beets Larry J   1LT 02/14/68 07/29/68 S-4 ASST   YE.
Pike Randall R   1LT 12/02/69   S-4 ASST   YE.
Straight Roger K   CPT 01/01/71 01/31/71 31328   YE;
Baker Earl R   SFC 09/04/66 09/04/67 S-4 NCOIC   DEC
Ollie Robert L   SFC 09/18/69 09/17/70 S-4 NCOIC   A0U
Marez Richard D   MSG 12/01/69 11/30/70 76Z5S   DEC
Phillips Alfred R   SFC 01/01/70   76Y4K   DEC
Booker Charles W   SSG 11/25/70 01/31/71 76Y40    
S-5 (CIVIL AFFAIRS/PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS)
Hall Charles K   CPT 01/22/67 06/01/67 RF/PF ADV   DEC
Essman James K   CPT 06/15/67 12/03/67 S-5   YE.
French William G   1LT 11/09/67 11/09/68 S-5   YE,
Gerdeman James L   1LT 09/16/68 03/01/69 S-5   DEC
Compton Paul R   1LT 10/19/68   S-5   DEC
Doeseckle Robert J   1LT 06/16/70 02/28/71 S-5 HQ, FTC C-4 frm 4/22/70 YE.
Anderson Jergen K   1LT 06/10/68 01/01/69 S-5 ASST   DEC
Vassar Richard D   1LT 06/23/69 01/02/70 S-5 PSYOPS   YE;
Blow Melvyn R   CPT 12/14/66 05/24/67 RF/PF ADV   DEC
Jones Harry E   CPT 05/05/67 10/15/67 RF/PF ADV   DEC
Frick Gerhard E   CPT 11/13/67 05/01/68 RF/PF ADV or S-2  
Berry Charles S   1LT 05/12/68 01/01/69 RF/PF ADV 4/13/68-5/12/68 A0Y,
Durdevich Alexander Jr SP5 06/26/70 01/01/71 S-5 NCOIC 96C20 DEC
SIGNAL SECTION
Nelson Augustus E   SFC 01/01/68 02/12/68 RAD SPVR   DEC
Gamble Cam M Jr SSG 05/01/68 11/01/68 RAD SPVR   DEC
Pluta Thaddeus R   SFC 05/11/68 05/10/69 RAD SPVR   DEC
Nagle John W   SP4 04/01/70 02/01/71 31J20   DEC
Fritz Delburt F   SGT     RAD OP   YE;
Andreas Stephen G Jr SGT 02/01/67 05/01/67 05B4S   DEC
Kaufman Robert M   SGT 12/19/66 12/19/67 RAD OP    
Cutno Alfred D   SSG 12/25/66 12/25/67 RTT OP   A0Y,
Peterson Terrance A   SP5 01/16/67 01/16/68 72B2P   DEC
Gamble Cam M Jr SSG 04/15/67 02/01/68 RAD SPVR   DEC
Siegman Ronald C   SP4 11/01/67 03/01/68 RAD OP   YE;
Siegman Ronald C   SP4 03/01/68 05/01/68 RAD OP   YE;
Troutt Arthur R   SSG 03/01/68 05/01/68 RAD OP   DEC
Reiter Clyde A   SGT 06/01/68 12/28/68 RAD OP Attd A-431 KIA
Rea John A   SP4 07/29/68 03/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Turnbull Turner B 'Rusty' III SGT 09/23/68 03/01/69 RAD OP   DEC
Johnson Thomas P   SGT 09/29/68 11/13/69 RAD OP    
O'Hanlon Daniel P   SGT 01/18/69 04/25/69 RAD OP   YE;
Ramos Edmundo H   SFC 08/02/69 08/01/70 RAD OP   DEC
Banfield Richard C   SP4 09/01/69 03/12/70 RAD OP medevaced YE.
O'Hanlon Daniel P   SGT 11/01/69 01/17/70 RAD OP medevaced YE;
Duboise John D   SGT 11/15/70 12/01/70 RAD OP FANK YE.
Trevino Charles A   SGT 03/01/70 09/17/70 RAD OP   YE.
Underwood Marion D "Don" SGT 04/01/70 04/01/71 RTT OP   YE.
Lafon Raymond G "Greg" SGT 08/17/70 11/01/70 RAD OP A-432 YE.
Martin Chester R III SFC 12/01/70 04/01/71 RAD OP    
ENGINEERING SECTION
Miller Ronald A   CPT 12/16/70 01/31/71 71331   YE.
Brown Thomas T   1LT 12/16/70 01/31/71 71331   A0U
Singh Sher G   1LT 01/01/71 01/31/71 31331 ENGR YE.
Bailey Robert D   SP4   02/01/71 51B40 DOSOA  
Geoghegan Peter Y   SFC 06/01/67 09/25/67 DEMO   DEC
Gordon William L   SFC 02/20/67 10/01/67 DEMO HOSP JAPAN DEC
Thomas John M   SGT 06/18/69 01/01/71 DEMO   DEC
Wax Delbert W Jr SP5 08/01/70 01/01/71 DEMO CLTC or RTT YE.
Becnel Ernest J   SSG 12/13/70 01/31/71 51H40   YE.
Peters David L   SGT 12/13/70 01/31/71 51H4P   DEC
Davis Thomas W   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P   DEC
Everett Ernest D R   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P   YE.
Johnson Travis E   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P   YE.
Piszcsyk Henry J   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P   DEC
MEDICAL SECTION
Wiese Fred D Jr SFC 12/16/68   MED SPVR   DEC
Bailey Daniel R   SFC 11/03/66 11/02/67 MEDIC   DEC
Mann Thomas J III SGT 05/31/68 05/30/69 MEDIC   DEC
Lucia Byron G   SP5 11/11/68 11/10/69 MEDIC   YE.
Follini Peter A   SSG 06/19/69 03/01/70 MEDIC   DEC
Brown Roger L   SGT 06/01/70 04/01/71 MEDIC   Y,
Johnson Rickey C   SGT 06/01/70   MEDIC   DEC
Rudisill Larry H   SSG 06/09/70 09/28/70 MEDIC   YE.
Sykes Larry J   SGT 09/01/70 10/17/70 MEDIC &@A-421 YE.
Beair Everett J 'Josh' SFC 07/01/70 01/01/71 MEDIC   DEC
Blanchard Rick A   SGT 08/15/70 04/01/71 MEDIC   YE.
Geter Rodney K   SGT 11/01/70 04/01/71 MEDIC FANK Y
FUNDS OFFICER
Jones Harry E   CPT 12/29/66 05/04/67 FUNDS OFF   DEC
Keyeck Anthony J   1LT 07/03/68 01/01/69 S-1 Funds Adv 28 Kien Phong YE.
Compton Paul R   1LT 01/01/69 04/14/69 FUNDS OFF   DEC.
Brown Paul W   1LT 03/24/69 12/07/69 FUNDS OFF   YE.
Abbott Allen L   2LT 11/28/69 07/15/70 FUNDS OFF   Y,
Goodson Arnold R   1LT 01/22/70 09/14/70 FUNDS OFF   YE.
Moss Jon T Jr 1LT 04/30/70 11/01/70 FUNDS OFF   DEC
ASSIGNMENTS UNKNOWN
Estep James L   CPT 06/01/67       DEC
Jordon Terry A   CPT 06/01/67        
Sherwood Anthony P Jr 1LT 01/15/69 08/16/69     DEC
Rosado Jaime T "Rocky" 1LT 03/12/69 06/20/69     DEC
Jackson Nathaniel   CPT 06/01/69 09/29/69     KIA
Lynch Leo V   CPT 04/01/69 07/07/69     DEC
Sommerhof Earl T   SFC 09/22/69 10/01/69     DOW
Baldwin Howard S   MSG 08/18/69 08/17/70     DEC
Roach Richard P   SP4 01/01/70 04/29/70   from B-40 YE.
Green Charles E   SFC 03/01/70 03/01/71 94B4S   Y,
McGolrick Elwood F   SFC 03/01/70 03/01/71     DEC
Henderson Willie J   SGT 06/01/70   11B4S or RAD OP Y
Potter Vernice   SGT 06/01/70   11B4S FANK  
Rudisill Larry H   SSG 06/09/70 09/28/70 MEDIC   YE.
Damkroger Walter J   SGT 07/01/70 02/01/71 HVY WPNS   YE.
Schumacher George J   CPT 08/15/70 03/01/71     YE.
Flynn Michael R   1LT 11/24/70   XO A-434 FANK DEC
403rd Radio Research Detachment (ASA)
Korner Robert E   SSG 03/31/69 04/14/70 05H4S73 C-4, A-423, B-43 DEC
Seal Douglas C   SSG 01/01/70 07/28/70 05H4SW7 @B-43 YE
McSmith William D Jr SP5 06/01/70 12/01/70 05H2P @B-43 YE;
Lamberty Gary F   SP5 08/01/70 10/06/70 05G2S29 @B-43 DEC
Shaffer Lawrence R   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P @B-43 DEC
                 
Article of Interest, Thomas J Whitehouse
Books of Interest: Albert Slugocki, The Autumn Man, a memoir.
MAP of B-43 Cao Lanh
MAP of B-43 Chi Lang

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