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Who's Who from Detachment A-242 (Dak Pek) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-242 (Dak Pek). If you were assigned to A-242 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: The first PCS Detachment A5/5 (AKA A5/231) took over the Dak Pek camp from A-749A. Dak Pek was one of the oldest camps in IICTZ, having been opened in Spetember 1962 by a TDY team from 5th SFGA. For information on the earlier TDY teams at Dak Pek see the previously published monographs on 5th SFGA and 7th SFGA TDY teams. The team was redesignated A-211 on 01/08/65, was redesignated A-242 in ? 1966 and was converted to 88th Border Ranger o/a 11/30/70. Dak Pek was located in Dak Sut District, Kontum Province and was the northernmost camp in IICTZ. At least two team members, Leigh Wade and Don Bendell, have written books about Dak Pek and there is an active reunion group including members of the team and their families.

Nix John U   CPT 11/01/64 10/31/65 DET CO A5/231 A0Y
Shick Roland M   CPT 04/25/65 12/31/65 DET CO A5/211 Y
Sanford Samuel S   CPT 11/26/65 06/01/66 DET CO A5/211 YE
Jasaitis Edward J   CPT 06/01/66 01/25/67 DET CO   DEC
Peters Frederick J "Pete" CPT 01/20/66 03/29/67 DET CO   YE
Goorley John T III CPT 03/29/67 08/08/67 DET CO   YE
Carr Donald G 'Butch' CPT 08/09/67 01/09/68 DET CO   MIA
Sizemore Michael L   CPT 01/10/68 06/23/68 DET CO   A0Y
Jewell Dennis K   1LT 06/01/68 08/20/68 DET CO    
Dietrich Joseph K 'Joe' CPT 07/28/68 11/25/68 DET CO   YE
Selders James L   CPT 11/16/68 03/15/69 DET CO   YE
Jones Gordon L   CPT 01/23/69 09/17/69 DET CO   YE
Kazanowski John F   CPT 09/17/69 10/07/69 DET CO A-242 KIA
Gray Douglas T III CPT 10/08/69 12/09/69 DET CO   KIA
Strickler Gordon M   CPT 12/28/69 11/30/70 DET CO & SR ADV DNH
Walther Udo H   CPT 03/01/70 06/29/70 DET CO   A0Y
Britton Frederick E   CPT 06/01/70 10/21/70 DET CO   Y
Scott Terry A   1LT 10/21/70 11/30/70 DET CO   YE
Method Alonzo B   1LT 09/26/64 04/11/65 DET XO A5/231 Y
Gladfelter Richard L   1LT 06/01/65 10/13/66 DET XO A5/211 Y
Paccerelli George A   CPT 08/02/66 10/01/66 DET XO   YE
Meszaros Edward L   1LT 09/15/66 07/01/67 DET XO   YE
Hartley Charles R   1LT 06/21/67 09/02/67 DET XO   YE
Jones Roderick M   1LT 09/03/67 05/19/68 DET XO   A0U
Sizemore Michael L   1LT 10/29/67 01/09/68 DET XO   A0Y
Jewell Dennis K   1LT 03/09/68 06/01/68 DET XO    
Hefner Kenneth M   1LT 06/01/68 12/10/68 DET XO   DEC
Light Melvin D   1LT 11/06/68 10/15/69 DET XO   Y
Childers Charles C   1LT 07/25/69 10/31/69 DET XO   Y
Rego John A   CPT 10/22/69 06/01/70 DET XO   A0U
Mitchell Michael K   1LT 11/21/69 06/30/70 DET XO    
Andrews Donald F   1LT 02/01/70 06/05/70 DET XO   DEC
Scott Terry A   1LT 08/18/70 10/21/70 DET XO   YE
Wineteer Gary G   2LT 10/25/66 01/01/67 CAPO   YE
Hefner Kenneth M   1LT 01/21/68 08/01/68 CAPO   DEC
Bendell Donald R   1LT 06/02/68 05/01/69 CAPO A-242 YE
Smith Dawson F   1LT 02/17/69 08/29/69 CAPO   Y
Bacque Odon L Jr "Don" 1LT 10/7/69 10/15/69 CAPO 2 days! YE
Alexander Jerrold M "Jerry" 1LT 10/17/69 09/26/70 CAPO   Y
Wallace Jon R   1LT 01/02/70 05/31/70 CAPO   A0Y
Mitchell Michael K   1LT 07/01/70 09/01/70 CAPO   A0
Stanford James E   CPT 12/01/65 11/30/66 CA OFF ATTD? DEC
Willis Clarence B   SSG 03/01/65 03/01/66 CA/PO NCO   DEC
Vierk Duane C   MSG 11/01/64 10/31/65 TM SGT A5/231 to C-1 as SGM? Y
Smith David A   MSG 08/01/65 08/01/66 TM SGT    
Self John J   MSG 09/01/65 09/01/66 TM SGT   Y
Scott Daniel M "Scotty" MSG 01/01/66 04/01/66 TM SGT   Y
Payne Floyd E   SFC 09/01/66 01/02/67 TM SGT   Y
Shiflett Jesse J   MSG 12/01/66   TM SGT   DEC
Slugocki Albert   MSG 01/01/67 05/01/67 TM SGT   Y
Self John J   MSG 05/01/67 01/01/68 TM SGT   Y
Pickles James E   MSG 01/01/68 10/12/68 TM SGT   DEC
Kope Joseph R   SFC 09/24/68 09/23/69 TM SGT   DEC
Smith John S "Snuffy" MSG 09/18/69 03/01/70 TM SGT    
Weeks Thomas I   MSG 10/01/69 09/25/70 TM SGT   YE
Hashaw Clyde W   SFC 09/01/70 11/30/70 TM SGT   A0Y
Morrell Glen E   SFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 INTEL A5/231 Y
Sortillo Elliot   SFC 11/01/64 04/11/65 INTEL A5/231 Y
Lewry Donald C   SFC 01/01/65   INTEL A5/211 Y
Buzzell Donald A   SFC 04/12/65 07/01/65 INTEL   DEC
Owens Herbert   SFC 08/01/65 08/01/66 INTEL    
Douglas Michael   SFC 06/01/66 01/08/67 INTEL A-242 DEC
Millner Lloyd L Jr SFC 09/01/66 12/01/66 INTEL   DEC
Alderman Joe C   SFC 01/01/67   INTEL   DEC
Brushwood William H   SFC 06/01/67 12/01/67 INTEL & Tm Sgt DEC
Klemm Richard R   SSG 09/25/68 09/24/69 INTEL   A0U
Spence Floyd A   SFC 07/01/69 02/12/70 INTEL   Y
Carreon Daniel   SSG 12/01/65 06/01/66 INTEL/A A-242 Y
Hanscom John A   SP4 01/15/70 03/27/70 INTEL/A   YE
Robbirds John D   SFC 11/01/64 10/31/65 LT WPNS A5/231 Y
Marcou Charles A   SSG 08/01/65 08/01/66 HVY WPNS    
Coleman Lonnie   SSG 10/01/65 10/01/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Hughes Glenn C   SSG 03/01/66 06/01/66 HVY WPNS   Y
Foss Reginald G   SGT 06/01/66 01/08/67 LT WPNS   Y
Stanley Earl T   SFC 01/01/67   HVY WPNS   Y
Vosen Lawrence T   SP5 07/28/67 11/19/68 LT WPNS   YE
Hollis Johnnie L   SSG 09/26/67 03/01/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Clendenin James A   SGT 01/15/68 10/07/68 LT WPNS and/or A-243? A0U
Minton Denver G   SFC 02/01/68 04/01/68 LT WPNS   YE
Weeks Thomas I   SFC 06/01/68 09/20/68 HVY WPNS   YE
Howard Joseph H Jr SSG 06/05/68 12/16/69 LT WPNS or 244? DEC
Challela Charles V   SFC 01/01/69 08/01/69 HVY WPNS   Y
Hill Joseph B   SGT 06/01/69   LT WPNS   Y
Wylie Gordon F   SSG 06/17/69 06/15/70 HVY WPNS & A-245 Y
Young Charles E   SGT 12/27/69 11/30/70 HVY WPNS   YE
Jones Scott W   SP4 01/01/70 11/30/70 LT WPNS    
Bodt Lawrence P   SP5 04/15/70 10/05/70 LT WPNS   YREL
Hayakawa Donald T   SSG 09/26/64 04/11/65 RAD OP A5/231 DEC
Wessel William D   SP4 11/01/64 10/31/65 RAD OP A5/231 YE
Olson Stephen F   SFC 03/01/65 09/01/56 RAD OP   DEC
Perdue Ronald T   SGT 06/01/65 11/14/65 RAD OP B5/200 Y
Ryan Richard C "Stass" SSG 07/01/65 04/01/66 RAD OP   DEC
Hubbard Roy E Jr SGT 08/01/65 08/01/66 RAD OP   Y
Olson Stephen F   SFC 09/01/65 03/01/66 RAD OP   Y
Moore William H   SGT 04/16/66 10/15/66 RAD OP   YE
Griskelis Kestutis   SGT 06/01/66 01/08/67 RAD OP   Y
Nuber Gerard E   SP4 03/17/67 05/01/67 RAD OP   YE
Marler Lawrence D   SP4 06/01/67   RAD OP    
Williams John T "Jack" SP5 01/01/68 05/01/68 RAD OP   YE
Ratliff Michael V   SGT 01/01/68 06/01/68 RAD OP via C-2/B-24 YE
Boyle Harry L   SFC 01/29/68 07/23/68 RAD OP   KIA
Williams Donald B   SSG 04/01/68 12/21/69 RAD OP   Y
Williams John T "Jack" SP5 08/01/68 10/22/68 RAD OP   YE
Eleam John W   SFC 05/13/69 01/01/70 RAD OP   Y
Glumac Alexander   SGT 06/18/69 11/01/69 RAD OP   YE
Adams Frederick G "Injun" SGT 11/09/69 11/30/70 RAD OP   DEC
Wade Leigh F   SFC 03/01/70 01/01/71 RAD OP   Y
Armstrong Edwin D   SSG 09/26/64 04/11/65 DEMO A5/231 Y
Lawhead Jack R   SP5 11/01/64 10/31/65 DEMO A5/231 Y
Emanuel Luther P 'Luke' SFC 03/08/66 03/07/67 DEMO   Y
Coats Dennis A   SFC 03/01/67 03/01/67 DEMO    
Crotsley Lawrence W 'Larry' SP5 08/01/68 08/01/69 DEMO   YE
Raines Rolfe J   SSG 11/01/64 05/01/65 MEDIC A5/231 YE
Waits James M Sr SSG 11/01/64 10/31/65 MEDIC A5/231 DEC
Wunderlich John A III SGT 03/01/65 03/01/66 MEDIC   YE
Dixon Warren E   SP5 12/01/65 12/01/66 MEDIC   DEC
Thompson James E   SFC 06/01/66 01/09/67 MEDIC   DEC
Rimar Joseph W   SGT 07/01/66 05/01/67 MEDIC/CAPO A-242 Y
Phillips James R   SGT 12/27/66 12/17/67 MEDIC   YE
Roland Daniel L   SGT 06/01/67   MEDIC   Y
Price Thomas P "Pat" SGT 08/10/67 04/01/68 MEDIC   YE
McAvoy Richard G   SGT 11/01/67 11/01/68 MEDIC   Y
McKinley Karl K   SGT 05/29/68 02/08/69 MEDIC   DEC
Hill Raymond H Jr SSG 08/09/68 10/20/69 MEDIC   A0U
Shanklin Thomas G   SFC 01/01/69 08/03/69 MEDIC   Y
Toon Tommy L   SFC 04/093/69 11/02/70 MEDIC   A0U
Brown James W   SSG 06/01/69 04/16/67 MEDIC to 3/29/70 YE
Erickson James M   SP4 07/01/69 06/29/70 MEDIC   Y
Wolfe Ronald K   SSG 01/01/70   MEDIC & C-4? DEC
Thompson James E   SFC 01/19/70 10/02/70 MEDIC   DEC
Ellis James R   SGT 04/01/70 01/01/71 MEDIC   Y
Hill James E   SFC 01/01/65     A5/211 DEC
Childers Richard W   SSG 08/01/65 08/01/66   A-242 DEC
Scanlon Hugh H   SP4 01/01/66       Y
Chavez Rudolfo   SSG 01/01/67 11/27/67 INTEL/A?   KIA
Lopez John E Jr SFC 06/01/69 10/09/69     KIA
Page Last Modified: Saturday, August 03, 2013

Books of Interest:
Albert Slugocki, The Autumn Man, a memoir
Don Bendell, numerous works of fiction.

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