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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   YE
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   A0Y
Stanier Richard E   LTC 07/18/69 01/03/70 DET CO   YE
Zachary James L   MAJ 01/09/70 07/01/70 DET CO   YE
DETACHMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kurland Bert   CPT 01/01/67 08/01/67 DEP PSA CORDS Y
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   YE
McKenzie George R   MAJ 06/01/69 09/26/69 DET XO   Y
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   Y
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   Y
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 Y
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    
                 
Chitwood Martin D   1LT 01/01/69 02/26/69 S-1    
Ong Richard A   1LT 03/01/70 09/26/70 S-1    
Roach Charles E   CPT 11/26/70 09/06/70 S-1    
Pistone Leon J Jr 1LT 02/01/68 06/01/68 S-1 ASST    
Chitwood Martin D   1LT 09/12/68   S-1 ASST    
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    
Harris R.L.   SFC 07/09/69 07/08/70 S-1 NCOIC   YE
Driggers Charles E   SFC 01/01/70   S-1 NCO? HHC?  
White Bert B   SP4 07/16/69 03/12/70 S-1 MESS medevaced  
Banfield Richard C   SP4 11/10/69 03/12/70 MESS    
S-2 (INTELLIGENCE)
Stephens Charles R   CPT 05/06/67 11/29/67 S-2    
Thomas Reese D   CPT 10/24/67 10/15/68 S-2    
Goode Ross C   CPT 03/01/68 09/23/68 S-2    
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    
Spisto Justin R   CPT 12/21/69 03/04/70 S-2   KIA
Swan Alan C   1LT 07/10/68 12/29/68 S-2 ASST    
Brown Paul W   1LT 12/08/68 03/23/69 S-2 ASST    
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   YE
Moss Jon T Jr 2LT 12/06/69 04/29/70 S-2 ASST    
Herring Harold F   1LT 02/01/70 05/20/70 S-2 ASST    
Ochoa Cypriano   MSG 10/15/66 10/16/67 S-2 NCOIC    
Quimby Donald W   SFC 02/01/67 06/01/67 S-2 NCOIC medevaced 12/66-2/67 Japan  
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?  
Critzburg Lloyd C   SP6 07/07/69 07/06/70 S-2 NCOIC   YE
Jaap William L   SFC 11/05/68 11/04/69 S-2 NCO    
Wyatt Jerry T   SP6 03/01/70 11/11/70 S-2 ANAL 96B3S YE
Leap Robert W   SP4 05/01/70 05/01/71 96B20 ATTD  
S-3 (OPERATIONS)
Hall Charles K   CPT 06/01/67 09/06/67 S-3    
Dill Paul H   CPT 07/23/67 12/03/67 S-3    
Essman James K   CPT 12/04/67 06/14/68 S-3    
Tsutsui Setsuo 'Harry' CPT 05/25/68 01/05/69 S-3    
MacDonald Brian G   1LT 06/06/68 01/20/69 S-3    
Lewman Thomas J   CPT 03/10/69 09/30/69 S-3    
Macey Railey W III CPT 07/10/69 02/11/70 S-3    
Hollibaugh William C Jr CPT 02/01/70 02/28/70 S-3    
Fraley Charles J III 1LT 03/21/68 01/01/69 S-3 ASST    
Pfutzner James M   1LT 10/16/68 02/14/69 S-3 ASST    
Fitzgerald Kirk S   CPT 08/09/69 02/01/70 S-3/ASST    
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    
Youngs Richard A   CPT 01/10/70 04/07/70 S-3 ASST    
Tannenbaum Donald C   1LT 04/01/70 04/09/70 S-3 ASST   KIA
Kemp Richard N   1LT 10/03/68 04/10/69 FOC ASST    
Morales Cristobal   MSG 06/01/67 01/10/68 S-3 NCOIC    
Horne James G   MSG 01/01/68   S-3 NCOIC    
Payne Richard I   MSG 05/01/68 05/01/69 S-3 NCOIC    
Manthey John H   MSG 12/17/68 12/26/69 S-3 NCOIC    
Bello Mateo   MSG 06/01/69 01/01/70 S-3 NCOIC    
Staggs Herbert B   MSG 09/02/69 04/04/70 S-3 NCOIC    
Todd Robert J   SSG 09/05/66 03/01/67 HVY WPNS    
Owens John R   SFC 03/01/67 10/02/67 LT WPNS    
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    
Soper Leroy J   SFC 08/29/68 08/28/69 LT WPNS    
Aumock Larry R   SSG 10/01/68 08/20/69 LT WPNS   A0?
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    
Gage Harvey L   SFC 01/13/69 01/12/70 HVY WPNS    
Biggs Thomas W   SFC 04/01/69 09/05/70 S-3 NCO   YE
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   YE
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    
Havas David B   CPT 02/01/68 05/01/68 S-4    
Arthur Dennis R   1LT 06/06/68 06/06/69 S-4    
Shad Harold W III CPT 06/01/69 11/27/69 S-4    
Whitehouse Thomas J   1LT 06/14/70 12/28/70 S-4    
Sparks Stephen D   1LT 11/04/67   S-4 ASST   KIA
Pike Randall R   1LT 12/02/69   S-4 ASST   Y
Straight Roger K   CPT 01/01/71 01/31/71 31328    
Baker Earl R   SFC 09/04/66 09/04/67 S-4 NCOIC    
Ollie Robert L   SFC 09/18/69 09/17/70 S-4 NCOIC    
Marez Richard D   MSG 12/01/69 11/30/70 76Z5S    
Phillips Alfred R   SFC 01/01/70   76Y4K    
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    
Essman James K   CPT 06/15/67 06/14/68 S-5    
French William G   1LT 11/09/67 11/09/68 S-5    
Gerdeman James L   1LT 09/16/68 03/01/69 S-5    
Compton Paul R   1LT 10/19/68   S-5    
Doeseckle Robert J   1LT 06/16/70 02/28/71 S-5 HQ, FTC C-4 frm 4/22/70  
Anderson Jergen K   1LT 06/10/68 01/01/69 S-5 ASST   YE
Vassar Richard D   1LT 06/23/69 01/02/70 S-5 PSYOPS    
Blow Melvyn R   CPT 12/14/66 05/24/67 RF/PF ADV    
Jones Harry E   CPT 05/05/67 10/15/67 RF/PF ADV    
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  
Durdevich Alexander Jr SP5 06/26/70 01/01/71 S-5 NCOIC 96C20  
SIGNAL SECTION
Nelson Augustus E   SFC 01/01/68 02/12/68 RAD SPVR    
Gamble Cam M Jr SSG 05/01/68 11/01/68 RAD SPVR    
Pluta Thaddeus R   SFC 05/11/68 05/10/69 RAD SPVR    
Nagle John W   SP4 04/01/70 02/01/71 31J20    
Fritz Delburt F   SGT     RAD OP    
Andreas Stephen G Jr SGT 02/01/67 05/01/67 05B4S   YE
Kaufman Robert M   SGT 12/19/66 12/19/67 RAD OP    
Cutno Alfred D   SSG 12/25/66 12/25/67 RTT OP    
Peterson Terrance A   SP5 01/16/67 01/16/68 72B2P    
Gamble Cam M Jr SSG 04/15/67 04/14/68 RAD OP    
Siegman Ronald C   SP4 11/01/67 03/01/68 RAD OP    
Siegman Ronald C   SP4 01/01/68 05/01/68 RAD OP    
Troutt Arthur R   SSG 03/01/68 05/01/68 RAD OP    
Rea John A   SP4 07/29/68 03/01/69 RAD OP    
Turnbull Turner B 'Rusty' III SGT 09/23/68 03/01/69 RAD OP    
Johnson Thomas P   SGT 09/29/68 11/13/69 RAD OP    
Ramos Edmundo H   SFC 08/02/69 08/01/70 RAD OP    
Duboise John D   SGT 01/01/70 12/01/70 RAD OP    
Trevino Charles A   SGT 03/01/70 09/17/70 RAD OP    
Underwood Marion D   SGT 04/01/70 04/01/71 RTT OP C-3?  
Lafon Raymond G   SGT 08/17/70 11/01/70 RAD OP   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    
Singh Sher G   1LT 01/01/71 01/31/71 31331 ENGR  
Bailey Robert D   SP4   02/01/71 51B40 DOSOA  
Geoghegan Peter Y   SFC 06/01/67 09/25/67 DEMO   YE
Gordon William L   SFC 02/20/67 10/01/67 DEMO HOSP JAPAN  
Thomas John M   SGT 06/18/69 01/01/71 DEMO    
Wax Delbert W Jr SP5 08/01/70 01/01/71 DEMO CLTC or RTT  
Becnel Ernest J   SSG 12/13/70 01/31/71 51H40    
Peters David L   SGT 12/13/70 01/31/71 51H4P    
Davis Thomas W   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P    
Everett Ernest D R   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P    
Johnson Travis E   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P    
Piszcsyk Henry J   SGT 12/25/70 01/31/71 51H4P    
MEDICAL SECTION
Wiese Fred D Jr SFC 12/16/68   MED SPVR    
Bailey Daniel R   SFC 11/03/66 11/02/67 MEDIC    
Mann Thomas J III SGT 05/31/68 05/30/69 MEDIC    
Lucia Byron G   SP5 11/11/68 11/10/69 MEDIC    
Follini Peter A   SSG 06/19/69 03/01/70 MEDIC    
Brown Roger L   SGT 06/01/70 04/01/71 MEDIC    
Johnson Rickey C   SGT 06/01/70   MEDIC    
Sykes Larry J   SGT 06/01/70 10/17/70 MEDIC @A-421  
Beair Everett J 'Josh' SFC 07/01/70 01/01/71 MEDIC    
Blanchard Rick A   SGT 08/15/70 04/01/71 MEDIC    
Geter Rodney K   SGT 11/01/70 04/01/71 MEDIC FANK? Y
FUNDS OFFICER
Keyeck Anthony J   1LT 07/03/68 01/01/69 S-1 Funds Adv 28 Kien Phong YE
Jones Harry E   CPT 12/29/66 05/04/67 FUNDS OFF    
Compton Paul R   1LT 01/01/69 04/14/69 FUNDS OFF    
Brown Paul W   1LT 03/24/69 12/07/69 FUNDS OFF    
Abbott Allen L   2LT 11/28/69 07/15/70 FUNDS OFF    
Goodson Arnold R   1LT 01/22/70 09/14/70 FUNDS OFF    
Moss Jon T Jr 1LT 04/30/70 11/01/70 FUNDS OFF    
ASSIGNMENTS UNKNOWN
Estep James L   CPT 06/01/67        
Jordon Terry A   CPT 06/01/67        
Sherwood Anthony P Jr 1LT 01/15/69 08/16/69      
Rosado Jaime T   1LT 03/12/69 06/20/69      
Lynch Leo V   CPT 04/01/69 07/07/69      
Baldwin Howard S   MSG 08/18/69 08/17/70      
Sommerhof Earl T   SFC 09/22/69 10/01/69     DOW
Roach Richard P   SP4 01/01/70        
Green Charles E   SFC 03/01/70 03/01/71 94B4S    
McGolrick Elwood F   SFC 03/01/70 03/01/71      
Henderson Willie J   SGT 06/01/70   11B4S or RAD OP  
Potter Vernice   SGT 06/01/70   11B4S    
Rudisill Larry H   SSG 06/01/70 09/28/70      
Damkroger Walter J   SGT 07/01/70 02/01/71      
Schumacher George J   CPT 08/15/70 03/01/71      
Flynn Michael R   1LT 11/24/70   XO A-434    

Books of Interest:
Albert Slugocki, The Autumn Man, a memoir.

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