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Who's Who from Detachment A-253 (Duc Co) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-253 (Duc Co). If you were assigned to A-253 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 "Assignment 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. I need a copy of the PCS orders for the original PCS team.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/215 took over the Duc Co camp from from A-752, a 7th SFGA TDY team. Duc Co had been established in August, 1963 by A-736 and advised by teams from the 1st SFG(A) and 7th SFG(A). A-215 was redesignated A-253 o/a March 1966. Duc Co was converted to 81st Border Ranger o/a 10/31/70. Duc Co was located in Le Thanh District, Pleiku Ngai Province.

Richards Edward T   CPT 04/16/65 09/01/65 DET CO A5/124 YE
Johnson Richard B   CPT 09/01/65 11/01/65 DET CO A5/215 A0Y
Conway James B   CPT 10/11/65 04/12/66 DET CO A-215 MIA
Cunningham Wells E   CPT 03/05/66 08/17/66 DET CO   KIA
Pendleton Raymond A   CPT 08/01/66 11/21/66 DET CO & A-255? DEC
Ponzillo Mark Jr CPT 11/18/66 01/10/67 DET CO medevaced YE
Amon Lawrence R   CPT 01/01/67 07/16/67 DET CO   YE
Sandstrom Kenneth R   CPT 09/05/67 09/09/68 DET CO   YE
Harper Henry L   1LT 04/15/68 07/05/68 DET CO   YE
Stollings Ronald W   1LT 06/10/68 09/09/68 DET CO?   DEC
Lavaty James D   1LT 08/01/68 10/24/68 DET CO   YE
Gouchoe David C   CPT 10/25/68 09/01/69 DET CO   Y
Harvey Gary E   CPT 07/01/69 10/30/69 DET CO medevaced YE
Britton Frederick E   CPT 10/25/69 03/21/70 DET CO   Y
Johnson Clarence E   CPT 02/11/70 08/14/70 DET CO    
Nesbit Charles O III CPT 07/01/70 10/31/70 DET CO   DEC
Grogan Bryan E   2LT 04/16/65 07/01/65 DET XO A5/124(A-215) KIA
Caravalho Sario J   1LT 07/01/65 11/01/65 DET XO   Y
Kube Joseph B   2LT 09/03/65 06/01/66 DET XO A-215 KIA
Stewart Charles W III 1LT 01/25/66 06/10/66 DET XO   Y
Austin Arthur R   2LT 06/30/66 12/06/66 DET XO   DEC
Zlotnik Donald E   1LT 11/19/66 01/01/67 DET XO medevaced YE
Jenkins Willard M   1LT 02/05/67 05/26/67 DET XO   Y
Sutter Vernon K   1LT 05/12/67 11/04/67 DET XO   Y
Slane Lyle E   1LT 02/15/68 06/30/68 DET XO? or A-251 DNH
Gritz John P   1LT 10/31/68 01/25/69 DET XO   YE
Korey Richard A   1LT 01/01/69 04/01/69 DET XO   DEC
Dempsey Warren R III 1LT 02/02/69 06/30/69 DET XO   Y
Harvey Gary E   CPT 05/01/69 07/01/69 DET XO   YE
Gonzales Dennis R   1LT 07/01/69 09/01/69 DET XO   YE
Smith Dawson F   1LT 08/30/69 11/27/69 DET XO   Y
Chamberlin Gary G   1LT 09/27/69 07/01/70 DET XO    
Henderson Sammy D   1LT 06/01/70 09/15/70 CAPO   YE
Yarborough William L   1LT 02/01/66 07/07/66 CAPO From 101st Y
Fleming Richard T   1LT 09/01/66 10/01/66 CAPO Dates? A0Y
Terrell Neil W   1LT 10/19/67 01/10/68 CAPO   YE
Hall John W Jr 1LT 01/11/68 12/07/68 CAPO    
Place Elon A   1LT 11/28/68   CAPO   YE
Grose John F   1LT 02/21/69 10/31/70 CAPO   DEC
Dacosta Jack R   2LT 09/15/69 12/02/69 CAPO   DNH
Henderson Sammy D   1LT 12/10/69 05/31/70 CAPO   YE
Shelsta Stanley D   1LT 06/01/70 10/31/70 CAPO   Y
Harris Barron M Jr SGT 11/09/65 06/01/66 CAPO    
Owensby Glenn R Jr SP4 12/14/66 12/13/66 MEDIC/CAPO    
Grandy James H   MSG 04/16/65 09/01/65 TM SGT A5/124 (A-215) DEC
Seyer Joseph F   MSG 09/04/65 03/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Williamson Mac   MSG 01/16/66 01/16/67 TM SGT   Y
Lyke Clarence Jr MSG 02/04/66 09/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Parmentier Gerald V   MSG 10/01/66 01/01/67 TM SGT   KIA
Helton James C   MSG 01/01/67 02/01/67 TM SGT or C-4? KIA
Jensen George J   MSG 02/01/67 09/01/67 TM SGT   YE
Flores Dodoteo W   MSG 01/01/68 07/05/68 TM SGT    
Taylor James A   MSG 10/30/68 10/05/69 TM SGT   DEC
Trout Ralph A Jr MSG 10/01/69 02/02/70 TM SGT   YE
Rule Claude P   MSG 01/01/70 10/31/70 TM SGT   DEC
Allickson Henry O   SSG 04/16/65 09/01/65 INTEL A5/124 (A-215) DEC
Stevens Howard A   SFC 04/16/65 12/01/66 INTEL A5/12x Y
Gann William S   SFC 08/01/66 12/03/66 INTEL   A0
Lawson Jackie D   SFC 01/01/69   INTEL   DEC
Dry Stanley J   SFC 07/09/60 10/20/69 INTEL from B-22 Y
Bumgardner William H   SFC 07/14/69 09/13/70 INTEL left 8/70?  
Dell Raymond C   SP4 08/30/65 08/29/66 INTEL/A   A0Y
Wood Barry A   SSG 11/01/69 05/01/70 INTEL/A   Y
Daschke Carl L   SSG 05/01/70 09/28/70 INTEL/A   YE
Maynard Merley J   SSG 04/16/65 09/01/65 LT WPNS A5/124 (A-215) Y
Blalock Aulton E   SFC 04/16/65 04/01/66 HVY WPNS A5/124 (A-215) Y
McCann Eugene C Jr SP4 07/01/65 10/31/65 WPNS   A0Y
Smith Charles R   SFC 07/01/65 06/01/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Lawson Jackie D   SSG 09/01/65 09/01/66 HVY WPNS   DEC
Espinosa Robert   SGT 06/01/66 10/10/66 HVY WPNS    
Caro Carlos D   SGT 09/01/66 12/14/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Evans David J   SP4 12/01/67 09/01/68 HVY WPNS medevaced YE
Hill Robert W   SGT 10/21/69 01/22/70 HVY WPNS   Y
Jay Charles D   SGT 08/01/70 10/31/70 HVY WPNS   YE
Kalicki Victor W   SSG 04/15/65 04/01/66 RAD OP A5/124 & A-232 DEC
St George Herbert J   SSG 04/16/65 01/01/66 RAD OP A5/124 (A-215)  
Palmer Harold T Jr SGT 06/01/65   RAD OP   DEC
Solberg John H   SP4 04/12/66 09/01/66 RAD OP   YE
Cobb Jack B   SSG 05/01/66 08/01/66 RAD OP    
Nelson Jerry L   SSG 07/19/66 07/18/67 RAD OP    
Rich Freddy L   SGT 08/01/66 03/21/67 RAD OP    
Woods David A   SSG 09/01/66 01/01/67 RAD OP   KIA
Rondini Roger A   SGT 06/01/67 12/01/67 RAD OP   YE
Cabarrus Joaquin G   SGT 12/01/67 06/20/68 RAD OP   YE
Shaw Donald W   SFC 01/01/68   RAD OP    
Chaney Bobby A   SSG 04/01/69 10/01/69 RAD OP   Y
Dombrowski Randolph P   SGT 09/14/69 05/01/70 RAD OP    
Place Michael S   SP4 10/21/69 10/22/70 RAD OP   DEC
Smith Jeffrey R   SGT 05/01/70 10/31/70 RAD OP   YE
Lane Harold L   SP5 04/16/65   DEMO A5/124 (A-215)  
Hernandez Eulalio 'Lalo' SSG 04/16/65 01/01/66 DEMO A5/124 (A-215) DEC
Garner Willard R Jr 'Pete' SSG 07/01/65 10/31/65 DEMO   DEC
Jones Thomas A III SSG 09/26/65 04/01/67 DEMO   Y
Reister Garry L   SP5 09/12/68 07/06/69 DEMO   A0Y
Smith Loyd E   SFC 04/16/65   MEDIC A5/123 (A-215)  
Stepanov Robert D   SP4 04/16/65 07/05/65 MEDIC A5/124 (A-215) KIA
Britt Douglas N   SFC 04/16/65 12/31/65 MEDIC   DEC
Decker Kelly P   SGT 07/101/65 11/16/65 MEDIC A5/234 YE
McNiff Thomas G   SSG 09/24/65 09/25/66 MEDIC    
Pozorski Paul J   SSG 01/01/66 10/19/66 MEDIC   YE
Martin William Paul   SGT 07/28/66 01/01/67 MEDIC   KIA
Barker Thomas L   SSG 01/01/67 02/24/67 MEDIC   YE
Ardleigh Carl D   SP4 02/01/67 08/12/67 MEDIC   YE
Dover David C   SP5 11/01/67 01/28/68 MEDIC   YE
Roland Daniel L   SGT 01/01/68   MEDIC   YE
Jones Thomas A   SGT 08/20/68 05/31/69 MEDIC   YE
Pozorski Paul J   SFC 04/30/69 04/08/70 MEDIC   YE
Paladino David C   SGT 01/01/70 10/31/70 MEDIC   Y
Gritzinger Douglas F   SSG 03/01/70 03/01/71 MEDIC   Y
Collins Roy L   SP4 01/01/66   RADAR ATTD RADAR  
Newman Bernard W   SFC 06/01/66 12/01/66 RADAR PPS-5 TEST Y
Stapp Kirk A   PFC 01/01/67   RADAR medevaced Y
Johnson Robert E   SGT 01/01/67   RADAR    
Wells Allen G   SP4 06/01/66 08/17/66 INTEL/A B-25 KIA
Delashaw Robert L Jr SSG 01/01/67        
Kelley Harold   SSG 01/01/69        

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