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Who's Who from 5th SGF(A) Company E (Signal) Base Operations Platoon (Draft)
[Grp Signal Officer] [SigCo HQ] [Fwd Ops Plat] [Base Ops Plat] [Augmentation Dets] [Assignment unknown]

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, who were assigned to Signal Company Base Operations Platoon. If you can correct any errors or if you can add any names 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 staff section discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: US Army Special Forces - Vietnam (Provisional) is included in the 5th SFGA TDY booklet. Training and Support Headquarters (TSH) is on another, separate, table.
There were five sections: Communications Center, Wire Team, Electronic Maintenance, Radio Section and Mars Station, and Photography Section. Was the ComSec section separate?

Gibson Murray W   CPT 03/13/68 06/06/68      
Hughes Bobby R   2LT 11/01/64 10/31/65   HHC  
Yardas Douglas A   1LT 01/01/65        
Walters James P   CPT 06/07/66 09/02/66 SIG OFF    
Thomas Donald W   CPT 12/19/66 04/10/67   -6/30/65  
McClendon Ronald   CPT 03/23/67 03/01/68 SIG OFF    
Todd George B   2LT 09/11/67 10/28/67 SIG OFF    
Ringwald Richard   1LT 12/08/67 06/20/68 SIG OFF NOR  
White C T Jr CPT 01/01/68     NOR  
McTernan Bernard   CPT 02/09/68 08/02/68 SIG OFF    
Guignon Thomas F Jr 1LT 11/08/68 11/07/69 DET CO ? SIG DET  
Ringwald Richard   CPT 12/01/68 07/07/69 SIG OFF/A    
Lauer Ronald A   CPT 04/07/69 04/06/70 SIG OFF/A    
Lauer Ronald A   CPT 11/01/69 04/06/70 SIG OFF    
Nihoul Thomas J   1LT 07/27/70 02/09/71 31010    
Vaughn Terry L   2LT 06/22/67 02/15/68 DET XO    
Prince David A   1LT 04/22/68 03/30/69 DET XO    
Brooks Walter M   1LT 02/26/69 02/25/70 DET XO    
White Dewey   1LT 01/01/65   FO PLT LDR    
Henderson John W   1LT 01/06/66 06/01/66 FO PLT LDR FWD OP PLT  
Henderson John W   1LT 06/01/66 01/05/67 PLT LDR BASE RAD PLT  
Smith George E   1LT 07/02/66 07/01/67 FWD OP PLT    
Daluz David A   1LT 03/18/67 10/26/67 FO PLT LDR FWD OPS  
McClellan Henry G   MSG 01/01/65     OR C-5?  
Gordon Hugh   SGM 09/01/65 08/01/66 CO SGM    
Borkowski Janusz S   1SG 01/01/66       DEC
Cherry Roy E   MSG 01/01/66        
Benbenek Francis J   MSG 05/27/66 01/01/67      
Hillman Francis J Frank SGM 09/01/66 04/12/67 DET SGM    
Ray Lester D   MSG 01/01/67 01/01/68   OR C-5?  
Roberts Norman W   SGM 04/17/67 04/16/68 CO SGM RNGR ADV?  
Dunshee Warren E Sr MSG 08/06/67 08/13/68 CO 1SG    
Loyd Lee R   1SG 10/23/68 10/22/69 CO 1SG    
Olsen Gerald D   MSG 01/01/69     OR C-5  
Richardson Billy J   SFC 03/15/67 03/04/68 RAD PLT NCOIC  
McMullen John C   CW2 11/01/64 10/31/65 CRYPTO TCH    
Draper William H   CW2 10/08/65 10/07/66 COMSEC OFF    
Harrison William J   CW3 09/16/66 09/15/67 CRYPTO OFF    
Boyd John F   CW2 09/15/67 09/08/68 COMSEC OFF CRYPTO CUST  
McMullen John C   CW3 09/07/68 09/07/69 CRYPTO TCH    
Davis Marvin E   CW3 08/21/69 03/20/71 CRYPTO OFF OIC COMM CTR  
Martin John C   CW2 04/24/70 09/19/70 286A7 Seems P error  
Shuster Jesse R   SGT 11/01/64 10/31/65 CRYPTO    
Bishop William D   SGT 01/01/66   CRYPTO    
Curvan Leonard J James SP4 07/01/68 02/01/69 CMD CRYPTO HHC CMD  
Wrightman Larry K   SGT 11/01/64 10/31/65 72363 HHC OPS  
COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
Ferrell Andrew L   SFC 12/18/66 12/06/67 31Z4S    
Engram Marvis Sr SFC 01/01/67   CNTR CHF    
Scott Gerald H   SSG 01/01/67   31Z4S    
Lofthouse Lionel F   SFC 01/01/68   31Z4S    
Ferrell Andrew L   SFC 01/10/68 02/11/69 31Z4S    
Howerton Harry C   SFC 02/16/68 02/17/68 CTR NCOIC    
Gregory Frederick L   1SG 04/29/69 03/01/71 31Z5S    
Ferrell Andrew L   SFC 11/15/69 11/14/70 31Z4S    
Lee George W Jr SFC 03/01/70 03/01/71 31W4S    
Dingess John F   SFC 09/13/70 02/06/71 31Z4S    
Scott Gerald H   SFC 09/28/70 02/10/71 31Z4S    
Barlow John   PFC   02/28/71 72B20    
Chambers Ralph E   SSG 10/27/64 10/26/68 72313    
Corbin John D   SGT 11/01/64 10/31/65 72363 HHC  
Dalton Kelly L   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 72313 HHC  
Fowler Henry R 'Dick' SGT 11/01/64 10/31/65 72363 HHC  
Graham James H III SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 72313 HHC  
Hill Roger L   PFC 11/01/64   72317 HHC  
Lynch Robert L   SP4 11/01/64 09/02/65 72313 HHC  
McMillan Clinton J Jr PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 72313 HHC  
Monk Charles T   SGT 11/01/64 10/31/65 72363 HHC DEC?
Strahl Louis D   PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 72313    
Turner Larry J   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 72313 HHC  
Walton James G   PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 72313 HHC  
Zellar Alan S   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 72313    
Galloway Walter W Jr Bill SGT 10/01/65 06/01/66 72B40    
Hill Gene W   SGT 01/01/66   SWB OP    
Beadles George D   SSG 02/01/66 02/01/67 72B    
Kreger Robert C   SGT 06/03/69 12/03/69 72D4P MACV at AT-43  
Graham Thomas D   SP5 07/30/69 02/01/71 72B20 OR 1/1/70?  
Edwards Abraham Jr SP4 10/01/69 12/01/70 72C20    
King Wayne T   SP4 10/01/69 12/01/70 72C20    
Anderson Alan A   SP4 01/01/70 03/01/71 72B20 DOSOA  
Becera Ignacio   SP4 01/01/70 02/01/71 72B2P    
Ettinger Donald G   SSG 01/01/70   72B4H    
Riley Jimmy D   SP4 01/01/70 12/01/70 72B20    
Saikley Jerry E   SFC 01/01/70 01/01/71 72B4S    
Turney Donnie G   SGT 01/26/70 01/25/71 72B4P    
Moore Daniel F   SP4 02/01/70 11/01/70 72B20    
Reichenbach Norman P   SGT 02/01/70 01/01/71 72B40    
Vigil Fermin L   SGT 02/01/70 01/01/71 72B40    
Ardizzone Joseph W   SP4 04/01/70 04/01/71 72C2P    
Capre-Febus Alfred   SP4 04/01/70 01/01/71 72B20    
Donaruma Thomas A   SP4 04/01/70 01/01/71 72B20    
Tracer Darrell P   SP5 04/01/70 01/01/71 72B30    
Olden Harry R   SSG 05/01/70 01/01/71 72B4P    
Hewitt Kenneth W   SP4 06/01/70 03/01/71 72C2H    
Henderson Ernest A   SGT 07/01/70 03/01/71 72B40    
Jones Jack D   SP4 09/01/70 04/01/71 72B20    
Mapp Zelman N   SP4 09/23/70 12/31/70 72B20    
Reade James W   SGT 11/08/70 01/13/71 72B2P & 36C40  
Townsend Alan D   SP5 12/01/70 01/31/71 72H20    
ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE SECTION
Sellers Carl W   CW3 10/18/65 10/17/66 SIG MAINT    
Meadows John H   CW2 11/03/65 11/02/66 SIG MAINT    
Metelski John G   CW2 12/27/65 06/01/66 SIG MAINT    
Hilgart Raymond   CW2 04/20/66 04/19/67 SIG MAINT    
Butcher Leo F Sr WO1 08/17/66 02/05/68 COMM TECH   DEC
Sellers Carl W   CW3 12/12/66 12/06/67 SIG MAINT    
Mirabal Simon   CW2 10/23/67 10/13/68 COMM ELEC    
Little Alvin F   CW2 04/30/68 11/30/69 SIG MAINT COLL ELCT RPE  
Taylor Donald R   CW4 06/19/70 01/01/71 SIG MAINT    
Spears Eugene   SSG 11/01/64 10/31/65 29663 MAINT NCO  
Arthurs Larry G   SP4 11/01/64 DROP’D 29617 HHC  
Ganhinhin Cornelio   SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 29613 HHC  
Karshner Lynn A   SP5 11/01/64   29613 HHC  
Sample Frederick D Jr SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 29613 HHC  
Andrus Thomas D   PFC 01/01/65 01/01/66 296    
Jackson Bobby R   SGT 01/01/65   SIG MAINT    
Head Danny C   SP5 01/01/67   SIG MAINT S&R  
Hotzel Paul M   SSG 01/01/67   QC NCO SIG MAINT  
Rindfusz Edwin L   SSG 05/19/67 07/03/69 MAINT SPVR    
Barnes Gerald L   SSG 06/01/67   MAINT    
Adkins Franklin D   SSG 05/01/68 02/15/69 RAD RPRM    
Sample Frederick D Jr SSG 07/28/68 07/27/69 29613    
Sample Frederick D Jr SFC 07/28/69 03/07/70 29613    
Sanut John C   SSG 01/01/70   RAD REPRMN    
MARS STATION
Elston James S   SGT 01/01/67   MARS NCOIC    
Ferry Mike   PFC 01/01/67   OPERATOR MARS STATION  
Vanditti Eugene M   SP4 01/01/67   MARS OP    
Taggart Thomas E   SGT 05/01/67 05/01/68 MARS STN    
McDowell Michael E   SGT 12/13/68 12/12/69 RAD OP MARS STATION  
Warrington William E   SP4 08/03/69 08/02/70   MARS  
RADIO SECTION
Prince Harold   SFC 04/31/67 04/30/68 RTT NCOIC    
Stebbins Donald A   SSG 05/10/68 11/24/68 RTT SPVR    
Brice James A Jr SP4 10/01/64 03/15/65 RAD OP SF-V A0
Keeton James H Buster SSG 11/01/64   RAD OP    
Abercrombie Albert L   SP4 11/01/64 09/11/65 05317 HHC  
Bates Edward W   SFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 05373 HHC  
Brazier Stephen T   PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 05317 A5/231  
Garcia Frank G   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 05317 HHC  
Garza Joel L   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 05313 HHC  
Hill James E [1]   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 05313 HHC  
Holmes Jack W   PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 05317 HHC  
King Sam Jr SGT 11/01/64 10/31/65 05363 HHC  
Pelter Joseph B   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 05313 HHC  
Poe Gerald E   SFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 05373 FO PLT  
Rhodes Calvin E   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 05313 HHC  
Ribinsky John L   PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 05317 HHC  
Seashock Paul A   PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 05317    
Williams Thomas M   PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 05317 HHC  
Fripp Arnold E   SP5 10/08/66 10/07/67 05B    
Suddeth Aubrey C   SP5 12/30/67 06/01/68 RAD OP HHC SIG  
Hasbrouck Alvin P   SGT 12/14/68 12/13/69 05B4S    
Sawyer Nicholas C   SGT 01/17/70 07/17/70 RAD OP   Y
Forsythe Glenn R   SGT 12/15/64 06/01/65 RAD OP B5/310 installed FRC’s  
Hunter David W   SSG 01/01/65   RAD OP 723.73  
Conley Manuel A   SP5 05/10/65 05/09/66 RAD OP   Y
Donmoyer David B   PFC 08/01/65 01/01/66 RTT OP    
Bryant Ernest M   SP4 01/01/66   RAD OP    
Doyle Lawrence J   SSG 01/01/66   RAD OP    
Durham Pierce   SGT 01/01/66   RAD OP    
Jaco Rex L   SGT 01/01/66   RAD OP    
Mannle Carl J III SGT 01/01/66   RTT OP   Y
McCauley Jerome S   SSG 01/01/66   RAD OP or C-5?  
Ratliff Othow   SGT 01/01/66   RAD OP    
Walker Albert C   SP4 01/01/66   RAD OP    
Ramirez Carlos R   PFC 03/09/66 09/01/66 RAD OP    
Parsons Denzil J Ii SGT 03/30/66 11/25/58 RTT OP    
Vicknair Victor E   SFC 05/07/66 11/01/66 RAD OP    
Mullen William P   SP4 05/19/66 08/06/66 RAD OP    
Forsythe Glenn R   SSG 06/01/66 08/01/66 RAD OP    
Anderson Jimmie G   SFC 09/12/66 01/24/67 RAD OP    
Hopper Thomas M   SP4 01/01/67   RAD OP SOG IN 70?  
McDowell Charles L Jr SSG 01/01/67   RAD OP TRNG SEC  
Parson Jack   SP4 01/01/67   RAD OP EMERG RAD NET  
Locklear Roscoe   SGT 01/29/67 04/04/67 RTT OP    
Donmoyer David B   SP4 06/01/67 08/01/67 RTT OP    
Philbrick Richard L   SP4 06/01/67 01/03/68 RTT OP    
Fong Rudolph W   SGT 07/08/67 01/01/68 RAD OP    
Storer Lowell   SSG 12/02/67 12/06/68 RTT OP    
DeFabrizio Nicholas C   SFC 01/01/68 11/01/68 RAD OP TO CCN? DEC
Miner Louis F   SFC 01/01/68   RAD OP    
Sullivan Charles N   SP4 02/01/68 05/01/68 RTT OP    
Thompson Jerry P   SFC 04/28/68 04/27/69 RAD OP    
Shepherd Russell W   SFC 06/02/68 06/01/69 RTT OP    
Sanger John L   SGT 07/11/68 01/01/69 RTT OP TO CCC  
Levin Peter M   SSG 09/10/68 08/15/69 RTT OP    
Wood Ronald R   SFC 11/24/68 11/23/69 RAD OP   Y
Henzarek Robert J   SP4 12/20/68 12/19/69 RTT OP    
Ramirez Carlos R   SFC 01/01/69   RAD OP    
Schiele Steven L   SP4 01/01/69        
Elkins Arthur L   PFC 02/22/69 06/01/69 RAD OP    
Pair James R   SGT 06/05/69 07/17/70 RTT OP    
Eddleman Virgil L   SSG 10/26/69 10/25/70 RAD OP    
Chambliss Garland R   SGT 11/29/69 11/28/70 RAD OP    
Hlinka Thomas C   SGT 12/01/69 11/01/70 RAD OP    
Bacon Michael J   SGT 01/01/70 12/01/70 RTT OP    
Barrett William K Jr SGT 01/01/70 12/01/70 RTT OP    
Coburn Dale L   SP4 01/01/70 12/01/70 RTT OP    
Morgan David E   SSG 01/01/70 08/31/70 RAD OP    
Olsen Anthony P   SGT 01/01/70 01/01/71 RTT OP    
Hicks Douglas A   SGT 01/10/70 03/31/70 RAD OP   Y
Jamerson William C   SSG 01/26/70 01/25/71 RTT OP    
Bates Kenneth R   SFC 02/01/70 02/01/71 RAD OP   Y
Cali John R   SGT 02/01/70 01/01/71 RAD OP    
Dvorin James A   SP4 02/01/70 01/01/71 RTT OP    
Emerson Russell B   SGT 02/01/70 01/01/71 RTT OP    
Hope Johnny L   SP4 02/01/70 01/01/71 RTT OP    
Moore Eulous E   SGT 02/01/70 12/17/70 RTT OP    
Trask John E Jr SGT 02/01/70 01/01/71 RAD OP    
Wentz Dennis C   SP4 02/01/70 02/01/71 RTT OP    
Edwards Howard C   SP5 03/01/70 03/01/71 RTT OP DOSOA  
Gibson Bernard D   SGT 03/01/70 07/17/70 RTT OP   Y
Biskup Robert L   SP4 04/01/70 03/01/71 RTT OP DOSOA Y
Hahn Warren L   SSG 04/01/70 01/01/71 RAD OP SMAG OR CCN MEDIC?  
Smith Floyd A   SP4 04/01/70 03/01/71 RTT OP    
Trowbridge John E   SSG 04/01/70 07/20/70 RTT OP    
Viney Robert C   SP4 04/01/70 04/01/71 RTT OP    
Walker Patrick G   SP4 04/01/70 04/01/71 RTT OP    
Marshall Rick A   SGT 06/01/70 04/01/71 RAD OP    
Owens John C   SP4 06/14/70 09/10/70 RAD OP    
Naylor Thomas E   SFC 06/15/70 11/04/70 RAD OP    
Broderick Ronald A   SGT 08/01/70 01/01/71 RTT OP    
Hibbard Ronald L   SGT 08/01/70 12/01/70 RAD OP    
McCall David G   SGT 08/01/70 12/31/70 RAD OP    
Daniels Michael D   SGT 11/20/70 12/31/70 RTT OP    
McKee Ronald E   SP5 01/01/71 02/28/71 RAD OP    
PHOTO LAB/PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sprague Boyd L Jr SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 84317    
Street Robert J   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 84317 HHC  
Hanley Thomas E   PFC 11/01/64 01/14/66 84117 DOSOA  
Collins Richard R   SP4 01/01/67   PHOTOG    
Custis Theodore R Jr SSG 05/10/67 07/22/68 PHOTO LAB    
Reeder Bobby G   SP5 08/01/69 11/01/70 84G3P    
WIRE SECTION
Harris James E   SFC 01/01/70   TM CHIEF WIRE  
Williamson Charles A   SP4 06/01/68 12/01/69 WIREMAN @A-502  
Walker Robert D   SFC 08/30/69 08/29/70 36H4B    
Fremder Ronald E   SP4 04/01/70 04/01/71 36C20    
Veal Ashley B   SGT 08/01/70 03/01/71 36C4P    
OTHER BASE OPS PERSONNEL, ASSIGNMENT UNKNOWN
Helt James L   SGT 11/01/64 10/31/65 35163 HHC  
Hennessey Michael J   SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 34213 HHC  
Jester Robert D   SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 34113 HHC  
Parrish Paul D   SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 32113 HHC  
Richardson Billy K   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 35113 FO PLT  
Schaffnit Vilas W Sonny PFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 35113 HHC  
William John T   SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 34217 HHC  
Younk William E Jr SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 34113 HHC  
Chapin David M   SP5 08/06/68 10/16/70 32C20    
Parker Ted C   SP5 04/09/69 11/09/70 31S30    
Hardy Carroll W   SP5 06/01/69 02/24/70 31E2S    
Hildebrand John B   SP5 01/01/70 01/01/71 31E20    
Reynolds Charles D   SP5 01/01/70 01/01/71 31E20    
Traner Michael P   SP5 01/01/70 01/01/71 31E20    
Grant David A   SP5 02/01/70 01/01/71 31E30    
Johnson Dwight A   SP5 02/01/70 12/01/70 31S30    
Mcneil Roland H   SSG 03/01/70 04/01/71 31E4H    
Tuominen Monty W   SP5 05/01/70 11/25/70 32B30    
Wertz Jerry M   SP5 06/01/70 11/25/70 32B30    
White Wesley J Jr SP5 06/16/70 11/25/70 32C30    
Brauner Joel D   SP5 09/25/70 11/05/70 31S30    
Thompson Larry C   SGT 01/10/71 02/15/71 31K40    
Ritter James   SP5 01/01/67   S-4 CLERK SIG SUP  
Ferguson Glen E   SP5 07/01/69 02/01/71 76U2P    
Shepard Larry   SP5 01/01/70 01/01/71 76Y30    
Smith Ceanie Jr SSG 05/02/70 10/10/70 76Y4S    
Gardner James   SP4 01/01/67   POWERMAN    
Dodd Clyde W   SP4 02/01/70 03/01/71 52B2P POWERMAN  
McGinnis Glenn H   SP4 04/01/70 04/01/71 52B20    
Blanchard Roger L   SP4 03/06/70 11/30/70 73D20 or FIN  
Barabash Norman   SP4 05/01/70 04/01/71 73D20 OR FIN  
Arrington Eunice N   SP4 05/01/70 01/01/71 71B20    
Callahan Daniel R   SP4 01/01/66   RADAR AUG    
Dipperman Franklin G   SGT 01/01/66     SIG TRNG TM  
Hart William D   SFC 12/05/67 04/15/68 PLT LDR DATES  

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