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Who's Who from Detachment A-239 (Duc Lap) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-239 (Duc Lap). If you were assigned to A-239 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 (713) 683-9076 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: A7/24, which had been redesignated A-254, converted the Plei Do Lim Camp to VNSF control. The USASF assets, less CPT Miller, were used to open a new camp at Duc Lap, in ? District, Darlac Province, in the vicinity of the old Buon Sar Pa camp. I need the orders for the A7/24 team. Duc Lap was redesignated A-239. It was the scene of a major battle in August of 1968. B-57 and 403RR had personnel stationed at Duc Lap. The camp was converted to 96th Border Rangers on 12/30/70.

Meder William A   CPT 06/01/66 07/01/66 DET CO dates? YE
Jackson John H   CPT 07/01/66 01/24/67 DET CO   YE
Cassady John R II CPT 11/17/66 03/09/67 DET CO   YE
Cochran Jere N   CPT 02/21/67 08/12/67 DET CO   Y
Green Martin L Jr CPT 08/01/67 12/01/67 DET CO   KIA
Hall Clarence E   CPT 11/13/67 07/25/68 DET CO   YE
Harp William J   1LT 06/01/68   DET CO    
Gouchoe David C   CPT 09/02/68 10/24/68 DET CO   Y
Fitzgibbon Daniel H   CPT 10/07/68 01/01/69 DET CO GP S-3 Coord Y
Kerr Laurence M   CPT 11/02/68 01/31/69 DET CO   YE
Aberg Eric T   CPT 01/21/69 07/06/69 DET CO   Y
Quick Thomas F   CPT 06/01/69 11/19/69 DET CO OR C-4 YE
Barham Lucian L   CPT 05/23/69 10/31/69 DET CO Assign? YE
Brewer Richard P   CPT 09/21/69 11/11/69 DET CO Dengue Fever? YE
Brackett Richard P   CPT 09/01/69 09/05/70 DET CO   YE
Griner Billy G   CPT 12/20/69 04/08/70 DET CO   Y
Whiteside Richard I   CPT 04/01/70 07/30/70 DET CO   YE
Strokin Victor J   CPT 04/26/70 11/15/70 DET CO   DEC
Cronlund John S   1LT 11/15/70 12/31/70 DET CO*   YE
Eckhardt Uwe   1LT 10/19/66 08/23/67 DET XO   Y
Gabrys Stephen M   1LT 06/17/67 11/13/67 DET XO   KIA
Hathaway Cleavy A   1LT 11/13/67 10/09/68 DET XO & A-237? DEC
Gilbert William R II 1LT 04/20/68 10/03/68 DET XO ASSIGN? ADY
Garvey Thomas J   1LT 09/19/68 02/12/69 DET XO or CO YE
Harrell Bob L   1LT 01/01/69 03/31/69 DET XO   YE
Mills Stewart C   1LT 03/01/68 06/01/69 DET XO   YE
Schnably Donald F 'Dutch' 1LT 06/01/69 12/01/69 DET XO or CAPO KIA
Gross Richard R   1LT 09/08/69 02/01/70 DET XO   YE
Saathoff Ronald L   1LT 09/16/69 09/01/70 DET XO   Y
Blanchard James F Jr 1LT 06/01/70 09/16/70 DET XO & ACTING CO YE
Cronlund John S   1LT 10/01/70 11/15/70 DET XO   YE
Mitchell Daniel P   1LT 12/01/70 11/30/70 DET XO*   Y
Elliott Randal   1LT 08/10/66 01/09/67 CAPO or CO medevaced YE
Narregan James W   1LT 06/08/68 08/22/68 CAPO to A-238 DEC
Ayers Anthony   1LT 09/01/68 03/17/69 CAPO dates? A0Y
Morrow Michael D   1LT 09/19/68 06/09/69 CAPO & XO? YE
Russell James L   1LT 01/15/69 12/07/69 CAPO    
Blanchard James F   1LT 11/10/69 06/01/70 CAPO or A-238? YE
Beck Andrew J   1LT 03/01/70 07/01/70 CAPO   YE
Mitchell Daniel P   1LT 10/01/70 11/30/70 CAPO   Y
Hill Joseph B   MSG 08/01/66 11/14/66 TM SGT   DEC
Mintz Joseph E?   MSG 06/01/66 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC?
Birge Warren E   MSG 03/01/67 10/07/67 TM SGT   DEC
Steinhilper Howard L   MSG 01/01/68   TM SGT   DEC
Boody Thomas T 'Ted' MSG 08/01/68   TM SGT   YE
Bagby Jack A   SFC 01/01/69   TM SGT   DEC
Steele Samuel S   MSG 06/01/69 07/10/69 TM SGT Dates? Y
Smith James H "Halo" MSG 08/01/69 12/01/69 TM SGT Assign? DEC
Cherry Owen L   MSG 11/03/69 04/01/70 TM SGT   DEC
Maynard Kennie W   MSG 04/01/70 12/30/70 TM SGT   Y
Combitchi Nicholas   SFC 08/01/66 02/21/67 INTEL Acting Tm Sgt? A0U
McNamara James E   SGT 09/01/68 03/01/69 INTEL/A No Orders YE
Dunlop Steven R   SP5 11/10/69 11/08/70 INTEL/A   YE
Saxon Joseph B   SFC 08/25/66 03/01/67 HVY WPNS   Y
Viamontes Mario A   SFC 10/20/66 03/01/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Gale Donald A   SFC 01/01/68   HVY WPNS   YE
Blair Howard C   SFC 01/15/68 06/15/69 LT WPNS   DEC
Chigi George   SSG 05/01/68 10/01/68 HVY WPNS   YE
Cardinale Vincent L   SP5 07/29/68 07/28/69 LT WPNS   Y
Parker James E   SSG 02/07/69 08/01/69 LT WPNS   A0U
Brown Billy R   SFC 10/23/69 04/12/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Hudon Michael S   SP4 01/01/70   HVY WPNS   A0Y
Hill Roger L   SGT 08/09/70 01/15/71 HVY WPNS*   YE
Spenser David D   SGT 08/03/66 03/09/67 RAD OP    
Holcomb Charles R   SSG 08/01/66 01/01/67 RAD OP   YE
Dooley Michael B   SSG 04/27/68 08/25/68 RAD OP   KIA
Cotting William W   SP4 05/01/68 01/01/69 RAD OP   YE
Godfrey Lloyd W   SFC 06/01/68   RAD OP    
Atkins Robert A   SFC 09/07/68 09/08/69 RAD OP TM SGT o/a 1/1/69 YE
Godwin James B   SP4 01/01/69   RAD OP   DEC
Tatom Michael H   SP4 03/07/69 09/05/69 RAD OP   A0Y
Charter Michael L   SGT 03/12/69 08/01/69 RAD OP from CCS YE
Brueck Alan E 'Buddy' SSG 06/04/69 06/03/70 RAD OP   YE
Morgan Jaffrey L   SGT 02/01/70 12/31/70 RAD OP*   YE
Jobes James A   SSG     DEMO   DEC
Brown Roy E   SFC 08/01/66 02/07/67 DEMO DEROS 12/17/67, 3/14/67 Y
Vas Roland J   SP5 01/01/68   DEMO medevaced DEC
Betty Everett M "Mitch" SP5 01/01/69 09/18/69 DEMO   YE
De Lucia August R   SGT 08/01/66 05/08/67 MEDIC   DEC
Beswick William F Jr SSG 08/01/66 09/13/67 MEDIC   Y
Baker Brian M   SP4 01/01/67 02/01/68 MEDIC   YE
Shepherd Daniel G   SGT 04/13/68 09/01/68 MEDIC   Y
Crucet Thomas W   SGT 09/23/68 01/01/69 MEDIC to A-413? YE
Chestnut William J "Jim" SP4 12/01/68 08/01/69 MEDIC   YE
Joplin Jack G   SFC 02/13/69 02/12/70 MEDIC   Y
Buck Stephen M   SGT 06/01/69 08/01/69 MEDIC   YE
Ragsdale Stephen L   SP4 08/19/69 12/01/69 MEDIC   KIA
Umeda Shigeo   SFC 01/01/68       DEC?
Tiffany Frederick   SFC 07/01/68 07/12/69     DEC
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