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Who's Who from Detachment A-322 (Suoi Da/Prek Klok/Katum) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-322 (Suoi Da/Prek Klok/Katum). If you were assigned to A-322 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 (281) 879-5688 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/422 took over the Suoi Da camp from A1/112, 1st SFG(A). It was redesignated A-322. Suoi Da was located in Phu Khuong District, Tay Ninh Province. Suoi Da was closed o/a 02/28/67 and Prek Klok was opened o/a/ 03/30/67. The Yellow Highlight Band indicates personnel whose tours included both camps. Prek Klok was located in Phu Khuong District, Tay Ninh Province. Prek Klok, in turn, was closed o/a 12/19/67. The team was reassigned to open a new camp at Katum after training CIDG at Trang Sup. The Silver Highlight Band indicates personnel whose tours included both camps. Katum was located in Phu Khuong District, Tay Ninh Province. Katum (known as Ka-boom") was converted to 84th Border Ranger o/a 10/31/70.

Books of interest: Hard to Forget by Steven M Yedinak at

Gritz James G 'Bo' CPT 03/20/65 06/01/65 DET CO A5/422 YE,
Ekman Michael E   CPT 06/01/65   DET CO   YE.
Simpson William C   CPT 09/03/65 01/01/66 DET CO   DEC
Flores Jose M   CPT 12/13/65 06/01/66 DET CO   YE.
Maddox Russell T   CPT 06/01/66   DET CO   DEC
Yedinak Steven M   1LT 07/01/66 09/01/66 DET CO   YE.
Johnson Thomas G   CPT 09/15/66 01/01/67 DET CO   YE,
Fukushima Warren K         DET CO A-325? A0U
Aiken George F 'Gentle Ben'   CPT 01/14/67 04/09/67 DET CO   DEC
McLendon Louie H   CPT 04/01/67 05/05/67 DET CO   DEC
Lukitsch Joseph M   CPT 04/30/67 07/20/67 DET CO   YE.
Miller James E III CPT 07/21/67 11/16/67 DET CO medevaced YE.
Winton Harold R   CPT 11/17/67 12/19/67 DET CO   YE.
Colvin Glen A   CPT 01/05/68       DEC
Atkinson Larry M   CPT     DET CO FM 4/13/68? YE.
Ballard Patrick D   CPT 06/07/68 08/29/68 DET CO   DEC
Giddens Donald L   1LT 08/28/68 0901/68 DET CO Acting CO DEC
Lane Richard J   CPT 09/01/68 09/08/68 DET CO Med-evaced YE.
Giddens Donald L   1LT 09/08/68 11/07/68 DET CO Acting CO DEC
Yaniuk William R   1LT 11/01/68 02/04/69 DET CO   YE.
Kane Francis W   CPT 09/18/68 06/01/69 DET CO   YE
Reed Glenn E Jr CPT 05/16/69 02/01/70 DET CO   YE.
Embry Wesley R   CPT 11/19/69 04/12/70 DET CO   YE
Kossman Albert J Jr CPT 04/12/70 10/31/70 DET CO   YE.
Works Johnathan P   2LT 03/20/65   DET XO A5/422 KIA
Gouge Gerald F   1LT 06/01/65 12/09/65 DET XO   YE,
Retterer John M   1LT 01/05/66 06/01/66 DET XO   DEC
Yedinak Steven M   1LT 07/01/66 09/01/66 DET XO   YE.
Dulina Andrew S III 1LT 01/18/67 08/06/67 DET XO   YE,
Kennedy Brooks S   2LT 07/19/67 12/11/67 DET XO/CO ACTING CO 3 MOS YE
Lewis Edward B   1LT 11/08/67 10/21/68 DET XO to B-32 S-5 DEC
Ulmer Jan A   1LT 01/05/68 04/18/68 DET XO   KIA
England Thomas A   1LT 04/29/68 09/09/68 CAPO/DET XO ASSIGN? DEC
Giddens Donald L   1LT 07/22/68 09/09/68 DET XO   DEC
Yaniuk William R   1LT 09/09/68 11/07/68 DET XO   YE.
Shutley George F Jr 1LT 09/11/68 03/03/69 DET XO   DEC
Rasco Tommy R   1LT 01/01/69 03/01/69 DET XO   DEC
Vanderplow Dale H   1LT 03/01/69 12/05/69 DET XO   DEC
Walters Kenneth D   1LT 02/03/69 10/17/69 DET XO   DEC
Remiro Robert S   1LT 01/01/70 07/01/70 DET XO   DEC
Tatum Gary H   1LT 05/01/70 01/07/71 DET CO   YE.
DePaolo Ronald L   1LT 01/28/68 09/16/68 CAPO   DEC
Houston Jim L   1LT 04/22/68 09/15/69 CAPO   DEC
Yaniuk William R   1LT 08/30/68 09/08/69 CAPO   YE.
Posey Emil L   1LT 12/19/68 07/01/69 CAPO   YE.
Reidy Peter J 'Phantom' 1LT 07/01/69 11/27/69 CAPO   DEC
Haworth Roderic L "Rod" 2LT 11/15/69 06/01/70 CAPO A-322 Y,
Tatum Gary H   1LT 05/01/70 07/07/71 CAPO   YE.
Pierce Nelson W   MSG 03/20/65   TM SGT A5/422 DEC
Jones Henry H   MSG 11/01/66 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Perry Richard L   SFC 01/12/67 06/01/67 TM SGT NO ORDERS DEC
Gollihugh Donald K   MSG 03/27/67 03/26/68 TM SGT and/or A-323 DEC
Gibson Robert L "Hoot" MSG 06/01/67 03/01/68 TM SGT and/or A-333 DEC
Petty Earle L Jr MSG 10/01/67 03/27/68 TM SGT   DEC
Ramirez Miguel R   MSG 03/24/68 04/12/69 TM SGT & A-301? DEC
Leavitt Donald B   MSG 08/12/68 01/01/69 TM SGT   DEC
Smith Homer W   SFC 10/06/68 09/11/69 TM SGT & HVY WPNS YE?
Ramos Simon 'Pop' MSG 06/01/69 01/15/70 TM SGT   DEC
Maxey James D Jr MSG 01/01/70 08/13/70 TM SGT   DEC
Solomon Larry B   SFC 08/15/70 10/25/70 TM SGT   YE.
Cherry Owen L   SFC 03/20/65   INTEL A5/422 DEC
Melvin Donald L 'Ranger" SFC 01/01/66   INTEL   DEC
Fuller Clifford J   SFC 12/01/66 12/01/67 INTEL   DEC
Wetherington Henry D   SSG 10/10/67 10/09/68 INTEL/A RAD OP DEC
Anderson Arnold L "Andy" SSG 10/18/67 07/15/68 INTEL & TM SGT YE.
Parnell James E   SFC 09/23/68 09/22/69 INTEL   DEC
Lanzalaco Kenneth   SSG 04/30/69 03/30/70 INTEL   DEC
Azorandia Peter A   SFC 07/01/70 09/21/70 INTEL   YE.
Jacklitsch Edmund J   SP5 03/03/69 08/28/70 INTEL/A   Y,
King Steven R   SGT 08/05/69 08/04/69 INTEL/A   DEC
Dodge Robert G   SSG 03/20/65 09/01/65 LT WPNS A5/422 YE,
Chappell Willie T   SSG 03/20/65   HVY WPNS A5/422 DEC
Fratus Raymond L Jr SGT 09/21/66 01/01/67 LT WPNS   YE.
Cox Elton E   SFC 01/01/67   WPNS   DEC
Twisdale Kenneth L Jr SP4 04/23/67 04/22/68 LT WPNS to 12/01/68? YE.
Apel Charles L   SFC 09/27/67 09/26/68 LT WPNS to Katum DEC
Green Gerald D 'Thumper' SFC 10/01/67 07/17/68 HVY WPNS   DEC
Hernandez Samuel D   SFC 04/01/67 04/01/68 HVY WPNS   YE.
Pickett Thires   SFC 04/25/68 11/01/68 HVY WPNS   A0U
Vandalinda Richard A   SGT 07/21/68 07/20/69 LT WPNS   Y
Smith Homer W   SFC 10/06/68 09/11/69 HVY WPNS & Tm Sgt YE?
Batteford Frank P   SSG 05/07/69 01/01/70 LT WPNS   DEC
Jackson Larry L or E   SSG 9/01/69   HVY WPNS two people? DEC
Ungaro Michael T   SGT 11/07/69 10/31/70 HVY WPNS   YE.
Marzullo Thomas J   SP4 01/01/70 09/01/70 LT WPNS   YE.
Clifton Orville V   SSG 03/20/65 03/19/66 RAD OP A5/422 DEC
Grondin Roland J "Joe" SGT 03/20/65 03/19/66 RAD OP A5/422 DEC
Ballard Asa R   SFC 06/01/66   RAD OP   DEC
Murphy Robert P   SFC 01/01/67   RAD OP   DEC
Smith Roger E   SSG 03/17/67 06/01/67 RAD OP   YE.
Whitlark Laurie W   SGT 07/07/67 05/24/68 RAD OP medevaced YE.
Adams Frederick G "Injun" SGT 01/01/68 08/18/68 RAD OP   DEC
Treur Robert D   SP4 01/01/68 07/09/68 RAD OP   YE.
Rhode Michael T   SGT 05/25/68 09/01/68 RAD OP   YE.
Pugh Donald L   SSG 06/01/68 09/01/68 RAD OP   YE.
Van Amburgh Charles A   SGT 08/01/68 07/01/69 RAD OP   YE,
Campbell John W   SSG 04/25/69 11/01/69 RAD OP   YE,
Lutz Thomas L   SGT 11/01/69 04/01/70 RAD OP   YE.
Brown Philip D   SGT 12/14/69 03/01/70 RAD OP   YE.
Chambers Joseph E   SSG 04/01/70 08/10/70 RAD OP   YE
Kirby Robert J   SP4 03/01/70 10/31/70 RAD OP   DEC
Kaiser Stephen C   SGT 09/07/70 11/03/70 RAD OP 30 days w/MACV YE.
McNeil Robert B   SP4 03/20/65   DEMO A5/422 medevaced DEC
Niedringhaus Larry   SP5 03/20/65 02/01/66 DEMO A5/422 YE.
Avalon     SP4     DEMO    
Snow David L   SGT 03/16/67 01/15/68 DEMO to C-3 YE.
Grimes Delbert A Jr SSG 09/27/67 04/01/68 DEMO   DEC
Stefula Joseph J   SP5 04/01/68 09/01/68 DEMO   DEC
Rhoades Clarence E III SP5 06/01/68   DEMO   YE.
Jessick James E   SP5 01/05/69 01/01/70 DEMO TO SSG DEC?
Cozine Alan B   SGT 10/23/69 10/14/70 DEMO   YE.
Downing Patrick H   SSG 03/20/65 03/19/66 MEDIC A5/422 YE.
Smith Nelson R   SSG 03/20/65 10/01/65 MEDIC A5/422 medevaced YE.
Ledbetter Buren H "Lew" SSG 09/25/65 11/01/65 MEDIC   DEC
MacDonald James G   SGT 01/21/67 01/20/68 MEDIC   YE.
Ruiz Robert P   SP4 04/01/67 10/01/67 MEDIC   YE.
Burditt Mack A   SGT 06/01/67   MEDIC   DEC
Brenneman Clark S "Tom" SGT 08/08/67 08/08/68 MEDIC   DEC
McElroy Jimmy   SSG 10/01/67 06/07/68 MEDIC & B-36 DEC
Hoppe David W   SGT 06/01/68 01/05/69 MEDIC wrong name YE
Baxter Donald J   SP4 07/01/68 10/27/68 MEDIC medevaced DEC
Nelson Richard B   SGT 09/25/68 12/22/68 MEDIC medevaced DEC
Byrer Gearll E   SP5 11/01/68 01/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Byrne James R   SGT   01/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Parker Jerry A   SGT 01/14/69 11/23/69 MEDIC   YE
Slusher Harold E   SFC   03/21/69 MEDIC medevaced YE,
Manning Reginald T   SSG 03/21/69 11/01/69 MEDIC   DEC
Perkins Robert L   SSG 06/01/69 06/20/70 MEDIC   DEC
Gustafson Guy G   SGT 09/11/69 08/16/70 MEDIC   Y,
Delucia August R   SFC 12/04/69 12/03/70 MEDIC   DEC
Chaplin Robert W 'Bob' SFC 02/05/70 09/05/70 MEDIC   DEC
Feeney Kevin F   SGT 05/10/70 11/03/70 MEDIC 30 days w/MACV YE.
Binkley Kenneth E   SSG   01/01/69 ATT'D ARTY C/6/15 FA DEC
Arnold Leonard D "Len" SP4     ATT'D ARTY   YE,
Fein     2LT     ATTD ARTY    
      CPT     ATTD ARTY    
Goodwin Charles R   1LT 09/01/68   ATTD ARTY DET XO YE,
McDonald     2LT     ATTD ARTY    
Hills David J   SP4   09/24/68 ATTD ENGR 168E 1 INF YE.
Salamone James A   PFC   03/31/69 ATT'D ENGR 168E 1 INF DNH
McMillan Patrick L   SP4 01/01/68       YE.
Roberts Bennie B   SFC 01/01/68       A0U,
MAP of A-322 (SOUI DA)
MAP of A-322 (PREK KLOK)
MAP of A-322 (KATUM)

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