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Who's Who from Detachment A-109 (Thuong Duc) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-109 (Thuong Duc). If you were assigned to A-109 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: The first PCS Detachment A7/06, which had been transferred to the 5th SFGA as A-109, was sent to various locations for familiarization before opening Thuong Duc o/a 02/13/66. Thuong Duc was converted to 79th Border Ranger o/a 11/15/70. Thuong Duc was located in Thuong Duc District, Quang Nam Province.

Heuver Robert G   CPT 01/26/66 08/01/66 DET CO A7/06 DEC
Stulga Charles A   CPT 08/01/66 01/14/67 DET CO   YE
Buhmann William G Jr CPT 12/01/66 03/20/67 DET CO   A0U
Jenkins Brian M   CPT 03/05/67 05/10/67 DET CO   YE
Pierce Niles   CPT 03/08/67 02/24/68 DET CO   YE
Edwards Leroy E Jr CPT 08/12/67 12/04/67 DET CO   YE
King William L   CPT 12/04/67 04/29/68 DET CO   YE
Newman Frank D   CPT 04/01/68 09/27/68 DET CO   YE
Glendening William J   1LT 09/28/68 12/14/68 DET CO   DEC
Blanchard Robert E   CPT 10/01/68 05/01/69 DET CO   YE
Granfield Martin X   CPT 05/01/69 09/16/69 DET CO   YE
Ottilige Frank W Jr CPT 08/28/69 03/01/70 DET CO to S-3 DEC
Duffy James J   CPT 02/18/70 08/01/70 DET CO hospitalized YE
Valentine Edmundo L M   CPT 09/01/70 10/23/70 DET CO medevaced YE
Thoene Richard T   1LT 11/01/70 12/01/70 DET CO   YEU
Schumaker     MAJ 11/15/70     MACV ADV  
Bedinger George M IV 1LT 01/26/66 02/06/67 DET XO A7/06 A0U
Tolley Elmer W   1LT 03/30/66   DET XO & CAPO YE
Jenkins Brian M   1LT 12/27/66 03/04/67 DET XO   YE
Wilson Kendall A   1LT 07/06/67 11/10/67 DET XO   A0U
Mullis William B   1LT 10/22/67 10/09/68 DET XO   DEC
Glendening William J   1LT 05/25/68 09/27/68 DET XO 7/1/68 XO/CO DEC
Waller Robert J   1LT 07/28/68 07/20/69 DET XO   YE
Sollugub George E   1LT 07/20/69 09/09/69 DET XO   DEC
Heuzey Peter F   1LT 08/23/69 07/05/70 DET XO 3/1/70 to ? A0U
Lubin Kenneth P   1LT 09/10/69 02/20/70 DET XO DET A-10? DEC
Baldwin Marion A   1LT 01/08/70 03/31/70 DET XO   DEC
Wiegner John N   1LT 04/01/70 07/01/70 DET XO & Actg CO YE
Thoene Richard T   1LT 07/01/70 10/23/70 DET XO   A0U
McNamara James C   1LT 10/27/66 07/07/66 CAPO   YE
Davis Kenneth E   2LT 07/06/67 01/01/68 CAPO    
Yost Walter L Jr 1LT 10/18/67 10/09/68 CAPO   YE
Lancey Clarence R Sr 2LT 02/12/68 07/15/68 CAPO   DEC
Johnson Roger L   1LT 05/27/68 09/28/68 CAPO   KIA
McDonald Richard A   1LT 09/03/68 03/01/69 CAPO   YE
Sollugub George E   1LT 02/20/69 07/01/69 CAPO   DEC
Patterson Donald L   1LT 06/01/69 01/11/70 CAPO   YE
Herring Harold F   1LT 01/12/70 02/01/70 CAPO   YE
Wiegner John N   1LT 01/15/70 03/31/70 CAPO   YE
Marable Renard H   1LT 04/01/70 06/30/70 CAPO   Y
Hoffman Paul R   SGT 12/26/67 09/27/68 CAPO NCO medevaced Y
Collis Thomas E   MSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 TM SGT A7/06 DEC
Bello Mateo   MSG 09/01/66 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Martin Billy J D   MSG 10/01/66 03/01/67 TM SGT    
Cabler Billy   SFC 03/17/67 10/01/67 TM SGT    
Arcand Wilfred C   MSG 04/02/67 01/01/68 TM SGT   DEC
Loff Ralph A   MSG 01/14/68 01/13/69 TM SGT medevaced 5/02-6/25/68 YE
Hall Richard W   SFC 01/01/68 01/01/69 TM SGT   YE
Posey George H   MSG 12/14/68 12/13/69 TM SGT   Y
Adamski Gerald M   MSG 12/01/69 09/13/70 TM SGT   DEC
Kokosza Franciszek Frank MSG 09/01/70 11/01/70 TM SGT   Y
Waters Edwin J Sr SFC 01/26/66   INTEL A7/06 to C-3? YE
Hanes Jerry B   SFC 12/01/66 06/01/67 INTEL   YE
Krowska Robert W   SGT 02/01/67 06/01/67 INTEL/A   YE
Greisz Leonard L   SGT 11/18/67 11/01/68 INTEL/A   YE
Irwin Charles W   SFC 12/08/67 03/01/68 INTEL   A0Y
Johnson Chad W   SGT 04/18/68 10/17/68 INTEL/A medevaced Y
Eberman Barry K   SFC 09/01/68 09/01/69 INTEL   Y
Mozley Edward C   SP4 09/01/68 10/03/68 INTEL/A medevaced YE
Walls David R   SP5 02/01/69 02/01/70 INTEL/A   YE
Blais Gerald J   SFC 08/14/69 08/13/70 INTEL   DEC
Larson James A   SSG 09/01/70 11/15/70 INTEL & TM SGT DEC
Pa'u Mua'au   SFC 01/26/66 06/01/66 HVY WPNS A7/06 YE
Denny Harry L   SFC 01/26/66 01/25/67 HVY WPNS A7/06 A0U
Trout Edward A   SGT 01/26/66 06/01/66 LT WPNS A7/06 YE
Newnam Bobby W   SFC 06/01/66 01/06/67 HVY WPNS   DEC
Wetzel Thomas G   SP4 11/01/66 03/01/67 LT WPNS medevaced YE
Bischof Wolfram W   SFC   02/13/67 HVY WPNS   KIA
Goodman Barry J   SP4 01/01/67 02/13/67 LT WPNS   KIA
Jurich Daniel   SSG 03/28/67 01/01/68 HVY WPNS C-3? A0U
Hayes Leroy A   SSG   11/04/67 LT WPNS   KIA
Inot Carlos M   SSG 11/01/67 02/25/68 LT WPNS medevaced YE
Kinsey Earl E Jr SFC 12/22/67 12/15/68 LT WPNS & TM SGT DEC
Guerrero Juan J   SGT 06/01/68 10/03/68 HVY WPNS    
Phillips Emanuel E   SFC 04/01/68 09/22/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Cranford William R   SFC 07/24/68 07/20/69 HVY WPNS & TM SGT DEC
Cook David M   SSG 03/01/69 09/28/70 LT WPNS   YE
Hernasy Kenneth W Chief SGT 09/19/69 09/18/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Biela Gregory E   SP4 10/21/69 10/20/70 HVY WPNS & CAPO NCO Y
Schmidt Thomas R   SGT 01/01/70 12/31/70 LT WPNS from C-team? DEC
Scott Steven C   SGT 08/01/70 11/15/70 LT WPNS   YE
Phillips Benny J   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 RAD OP A7/06 DEC
Shearin John D   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 RAD OP A7/06 A0U
Delacerda Arturo Jr SGT 09/01/66 07/01/67 RAD OP   Y
Owens Jerry B   SP4 09/08/66 10/01/67 RAD OP Assign? YE
Bowes Gary   SGT 02/01/67 06/01/67 RAD OP   YE
Bruen Laurence J   SGT 08/01/67 08/05/68 RAD OP    
Spakes Estel D   SFC 10/27/67 03/12/68 RAD OP   KIA
Adams Elmer D   SGT 12/16/67 03/01/68 RAD OP   YE
Englander Lawrence J   SGT 04/01/68 05/02/68 RAD OP   MIA
McElroy Buford M Jr SP4 01/01/68   RAD OP & Intel/A DEC
Bailey Charles W "Chuck" SGT 01/01/68 03/04/68 RAD OP medevaced DEC
Hunter David W   SFC 04/27/68 07/13/68 RAD OP medevaced A0U
Carmody Arthur R   SGT 05/01/68 01/01/69 RAD OP   YE
Redmon Charles E   SSG 06/01/68 10/01/68 RAD OP   YE
White Billy J   SFC 06/01/68 06/01/69 RAD OP   A0Y
Ulricson Charles B 'Chuck' SGT 01/01/69 09/01/69 RAD OP   Y
Runstrom John N 'Pigpen' SP4 08/21/69 11/15/70 RAD OP Leave? A0U
Russi Ernest J   SFC 10/05/69 10/04/70 RAD OP   YE
Cierniak Robert B   SGT 07/01/70 12/19/70 RAD OP   YE
Kilmer Richard L   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 DEMO A7/06 DEC
Minter Richard L   SP4 09/01/66   DEMO   DEC
Pickering Lee E   SP4 05/01/67   DEMO or HVY WPNS DEC
Mozley Edward C   SP4 07/01/68 10/03/68 INTEL/A medevaced YE
Roden John J W 'Porky' SGT 07/01/68 10/11/69 DEMO   DNH
Harlan Timothy S   SP5 05/25/70 11/24/70 DEMO   DEC
Faulkner Robert C   SSG 01/26/66 01/25/67 MEDIC A7/06 DEC
Neidlein Thomas W   SGT 01/26/66 01/01/67 MEDIC A7/06 YE
Peters Arthur W   SP4 09/01/66 09/07/67 MEDIC   YE
Weir James M   SSG 03/31/67 03/30/68 MEDIC    
Vincent John M   SGT 09/01/67   MEDIC   A0U
Tomkins John M   SP4 09/18/67 03/08/68 MEDIC   KIA
Silver Gary B   SGT 11/15/67 10/05/68 MEDIC medevaced A0U
Viglietta Stephen J   SGT 06/23/68 01/01/69 MEDIC   A0U
Woods Russell J   SGT 10/01/68 04/25/69 MEDIC   Y
Conrad John S   SSG 06/01/68 10/03/68 MEDIC medevaced YE
Herbert Scott S   SGT 10/01/68 04/01/69 MEDIC   YE
Epps Doyle D Jr SSG 12/01/68 08/01/69 MEDIC   A0U
Butts William W   SP5 11/17/68 07/05/69 MEDIC   YE
Smith Henry Ray   SFC 04/30/69 09/22/70 MEDIC   A0U
Carr Clarence P "Pat" SGT 08/01/69 02/01/70 MEDIC   YE
Norton John V III SGT 08/01/69 05/01/70 MEDIC   Y
Booth Michael J   SP4 04/01/70 10/22/70 MEDIC from C-team YE
Clark Gary C   SGT 11/22/69 11/21/70 MEDIC from C-team YE
Elliott Lawrence C   SP5 01/01/70   MEDIC no orders YE
Buehler John W   SGT 04/01/70 12/01/70 MEDIC   Y
Marzucco Joseph   SGT 08/01/70 11/01/70 MEDIC   YE
Websites of interest:
Gary Bowes has *numerous* photos of Thuong Duc on his website. Go to and open the ‘SF experience’ link on the left and look for A-109. 


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