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Who's Who from Detachment A-107 (Tra Bong) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-107 (Tra Bong). If you were assigned to A-107 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 ( or by phone at (281) 879-5688 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: Tra Bong was opened and closed by TDY teams from 1st SFG(A). The camp was reopened by a team from the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) o/a 8/28/65. Mixed AATTV, USASF teams ran the camp until the first PCS Detachment (which had been A7/03 until it was transferred to 5th SFGA) took over the camp in January 1966. It was redesignated A-107. Tra Bong was converted to 61st Border Ranger o/a 08/31/70. Tra Bong was located in Tra Bong District, Quang Ngai Province.

Skardon Geoff C   CPT 08/25/65   DET CO AATTV  
Fazekas Felix   CPT 09/01/65 01/01/66 DET CO AATTV DEC
Fewell John P Jr CPT 01/07/66 01/28/66 DET CO A7/03 KIA
Gregory Richard M   1LT 02/01/66 08/10/66 DET CO    
Horan Earl C Jr CPT 06/01/66 01/01/67 DET CO   Y
Schreer Robert O   CPT 01/07/67 03/03/67 DET CO   YE
Callahan James E   CPT 02/20/67 07/19/67 DET CO From 1/20/66-2/20/67? Y?
Goldstine James A   CPT 06/23/67 11/05/67 DET CO   YE
Quesada Gonzalo Jr CPT 09/17/68 09/14/68 DET CO   DEC?
Newkirk Henry F Jr CPT 04/01/68 05/02/68 DET CO medevaced YE
Bailey Dennis B "Skip" 1LT 05/03/68 12/12/68 DET CO   YE
Mellon John W III ‘Bill' CPT 12/15/68 11/06/69 DET CO   YE
Torborg Steven G   CPT 07/31/69 04/01/70 DET CO   Y
Henwood William T   CPT 04/04/70 08/31/70 DET CO   YE
Driver Albert R   1LT 09/01/70 11/12/70 DET CO MACV ADV Y
Walker Edward G   CPT 01/24/65 01/23/66 DET XO    
Morris Raymond C   2LT 01/07/66   DET XO A7/03 to MGF Y
Davidson Neil J   1LT 02/01/66 04/04/66 DET XO    
Jochims James E   CPT 06/01/66 09/01/66 DET XO   Y
Solis Pete Jr 1LT 09/01/66 02/22/67 DET XO    
Austin Jerry J   1LT 01/01/67 03/04/67 DET XO/CO    
Francoeur Paul E   1LT 01/15/67 03/13/67 DET XO/CO   Y
Katz Darrell W   1LT 04/29/67 09/01/67 DET XO/CO   YE
Hektor Helmut   CPT 05/18/67 10/15/67 DET XO    
Newkirk Henry F Jr 1LT 09/18/67   DET XO   Y
Fullen Geoffrey E   1LT 02/12/68 03/15/68 DET XO   Y
Fitzgerald Stephen E   1LT 07/18/68 06/29/69 DET XO   Y
Cowles Robert L   1LT 09/01/68 09/01/69 DET XO   YE
Cziprusz John S   1LT 01/12/70 06/19/70 DET XO   Y
Beach John M   1LT 07/01/70 07/01/70 DET XO   Y
Bussey David B   1LT 08/12/65 08/12/66 CAPO    
Griner Wayne L   1LT 10/28/66 10/15/67 CAPO   YE
Newkirk Henry F Jr 1LT 08/19/67   CAPO   Y
Carr David J 'Lonesome Dave' II 1LT 09/18/67 02/01/68 CAPO   Y
Fullen Geoffrey E   1LT 02/12/68 03/15/68 CAPO or XO Y
Cowles Robert L   1LT 09/01/68 09/01/69 CAPO   YE
Torborg Steven G   1LT 12/18/68 07/30/69 CAPO   Y
Newsome Roosevelt   1LT 07/12/69 06/15/70 CAPO   Y
Kirby Wickliffe B III 1LT 01/01/70 05/27/70 CAPO   YE
Driver Albert R   1LT 07/08/70 08/31/70 CAPO/XO   Y
Smith Dwight W   SP5 12/18/67 10/18/68 CAPO NCO   DEC
Dowsett Lester J 'Les' WO1 08/28/65 10/01/66      
Herman Lewis C   MSG 01/07/66 06/01/66 TM SGT A7/03 DEC
Fox Douglas "Snake" MSG 06/01/66 08/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Holman Roger T   MSG 08/01/66 08/01/67 TM SGT   Y?
Prewitt Teddy G   MSG 06/01/67 10/01/67 TM SGT   Y
Shepherd Jerry A   MSG 08/01/67 12/01/67 TM SGT   Y
Carroll James V   MSG 02/01/68 04/14/68 TM SGT   DEC
Slavey Robert J   SFC 04/01/68 11/10/68 TM SGT   Y
Leonard Wayne M   MSG 10/22/68 09/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Erp James G   SFC 09/01/69 11/01/69 TM SGT   YE
Kokosza Franciszek "Frank" MSG 12/14/69 08/31/70 TM SGT   Y
Reifschneider Elmer J   SFC 12/15/65 01/29/66 INTEL   KIA
Carroll James V   SFC 01/07/66 01/06/67 INTEL A7/03 DEC
Brassfield Andrew T   SP6 08/01/66 02/08/67 INTEL   MIA
Whittington Eschol R "Ray" SFC 09/01/66 12/05/66 INTEL   Y
Bowen Stanley E   SP4 10/05/66 08/16/67 INTEL/A med-evaced Y
Steptoe William L   SFC 01/01/67 03/01/67 INTEL   DEC
Dakins Harold S   SFC 03/01/67 11/01/67 INTEL    
Slavey Robert J   SFC 11/11/67 04/01/68 INTEL   Y
Faust James D   SP5 07/08/67 07/07/68 INTEL/A   Y
Shepherd Gordon L   SFC 6/01/68 6/01/69 INTEL   DEC
Erp James G   SFC 04/01/69 09/01/69 INTEL   YE
Pounder Ernest R   SFC 09/06/69 09/05/70 INTEL    
Jacobsen Donald J   SSG 01/07/66 01/29/66 HVY WPNS A7/03 KIA
Olivarez Pablo   SGT 01/07/66 01/06/67 LT WPNS A7/03 Y
Hunter Willie J   SFC 02/01/66 08/01/66 HVY WPNS or C-3  
Sheppard Paul E   SFC 01/07/66 03/01/66 LT WPNS A7/03  
Tevepaugh Willie L   SFC 06/01/66 02/08/67 LT WPNS   Y
Trout Edward A   SGT 06/01/66 01/25/67 HVY WPNS   YE
Pascual Ronald R   SSG 01/20/67 12/14/67 HVY WPNS   YE
Malone Douglas W   SGT 01/01/67   LT WPNS   DEC
Whitaker James E   SFC 11/11/67 11/10/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Vines Grady C   SSG 11/09/67 11/08/68 HVY WPNS   Y
Lee Earl R   SSG 02/01/68 06/01/68 LT WPNS   YE
Lundquist Michael L   SGT 04/22/69 04/02/70 LT WPNS   YE
Williams Robert N   SFC 07/14/69   HVY WPNS   DEC
Duffield Lawrence P   SGT 09/17/69 09/16/70 LT WPNS    
Gamble Cam M Jr SGT 01/07/66 06/01/66 RAD OP A7/03 YREL
Hause 'Hansenfauck' Ray H   SGT 01/07/66 01/06/67 RAD OP A7/03 Y
Gray Edward M   SFC 12/17/66 12/16/67 RAD OP   Y
Manigault Lehman   SGT 01/01/67   RAD OP   DEC
Dorynek John J   SGT 10/12/67 10/11/68 RAD OP   Y
Brevelle James L Jr SGT 02/22/68 02/23/69 RAD OP   DEC
Heber Allan R   SSG 09/21/67 04/20/68 RAD OP   DEC
Doame Arthur L   SSG 06/01/68   RAD OP   Y
Canny Wiiliam B   SP5 06/01/68 08/01/68 RAD OP   YE
Garner Kenneth R   SFC 06/24/68 06/02/69 RAD OP   YE
Bernas Thomas J   SGT 10/01/68 04/12/70 RAD OP   Y
Delong Billy R   SFC 07/15/69 07/15/69 RAD OP   Y
Gibbs Clifford W   SGT 09/12/69 09/11/70 RAD OP DOSOA Y
Reed Kenneth R   SGT 04/01/70 09/14/70 RAD OP   YE
Barnes Homer L "Lee" SP5 01/07/66 01/06/67 DEMO A7/03 YE
Ferguson James F   SSG 10/01/66 04/01/67 DEMO INTEL/A YE
Moscato Gerald R   SP5 10/01/67 04/01/68 DEMO   ZY
Steinfield John M   SP5 06/01/68   DEMO   DEC
Obermeyer William T   SP5 01/01/69 01/01/70 DEMO   YE
Johnson Alan D   SGT 11/07/69 12/15/69 DEMO   YE
Luthy Henry D 'Hank' SSG 09/01/65 01/14/66 MEDIC/CAPO   Y
Brown Earl F   SSG 01/07/66 01/29/66 MEDIC A7/03 KIA
Norwood Richard H Jr SGT 01/07/66 09/01/66 MEDIC A7/03 YE
Johnson Robert A Jr SP4 01/01/67   MEDIC   KIA
Zimmerman Steven F   SGT 01/01/67   MEDIC   Y?
Monnot James M   SGT 02/23/67 02/22/68 MEDIC   Y
Barber David M   SP4 10/09/67 05/05/68 MEDIC to MAT  
Lee Dale   SGT 12/16/67 05/05/68 MEDIC to MAT  
Johnson Joel A   SGT 12/17/67 06/01/68 MEDIC   Y
Glynn Edward L III SSG 01/03/68   MEDIC C-3? Y
Dumais Richard E   SGT 03/01/68 09/22/68 MEDIC   Y
Wyson Kurt   SSG 04/01/68 12/01/68 MEDIC to 1MSF YE
Allen Richard H   SGT 06/01/68 01/01/69 MEDIC   YE
Plotts Gregory S   SGT 08/01/68 08/01/69 MEDIC   YE
Dryer William J Jr SGT 10/01/68 10/01/69 MEDIC   Y
LeBlanc Joseph C Jr SP4 08/01/69 10/15/69 MEDIC medevaced YE
Fisher Edward J   SGT 10/08/69 10/07/70 MEDIC    
Manning Stephen R   SGT 01/01/70 08/15/70 MEDIC   Y
Garnett Leroy E   SGT 09/01/70 12/01/70 MEDIC    
Wheatley Kevin A   WO2 01/01/65 11/13/65   AATTV KIA
Antsee M G   SGT 06/01/65     AATTV  
Arnold Andrew J   WO2 06/01/65 10/01/65   AATTV DEC
Gordon John   WO2 08/28/65 10/01/66   AATTV DEC
Hawksworth Don I   WO2 08/28/65 10/01/66   AATTV  
McFadzean Jim H   WO2 08/28/65 10/01/66   AATTV DEC
Hoyne Peter J   WO2 09/01/65     WIA, AATTV  
Palmer Donald M   WO2 09/01/65     AATTV Y
Lake Jack W 'John' WO2 01/01/67     AATTV YE
Broadway Emanuel   SFC   07/20/70     Y
Harris Robert E   SSG 06/01/65 12/01/65      

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