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Who's Who from Detachment A-403 (To Chau/Can Tho) (Partial Draft)
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The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-403 (To Chau/Can Tho). If you were assigned to A-403 or you can correct any errors or can add any names or put people in the appropriate companies or [ESPECIALLY HELPFUL] identify the assignments for the names at the bottom of this page 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 think that for A-403, it might be worthwhile to note company and platoon assignments in the remarks section, but maintain the listing by MOS. Any Comments?

Narrative Information: Detachment A-432 was established as a Mobile Guerrilla Force o/a 3/??/67 at To Chau. It was redesignated A-403 o/a 06/01/67 and became 3rd Battalion, IV Corps Mobile Strike Force Command on 05/23/68. To Chao was located in ?? District, Kien Giang Province. It was relocated to Can Tho o/a ??/??68. A-403 was converted to RF/PF o/a 05/31/70. Can Tho was located in ?? District, Phong Dinh Province.

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Bruschette Jerome A   MAJ 01/01/67 03/31/67 S-3 Spec Ops   DEC
Garcia Ruben M   1LT 04/01/67 07/24/67 DET CO   YE.
Griffith John E II 1LT 06/18/67 11/20/67 DET XO/CO A-402? YE
Scharnberg Ronald O   CPT 09/05/67 12/17/67 DET CO   KIA
Ochsner Robert L   1LT 11/09/67 06/20/68 DET CO   YE.
McKenzie Frederick B   CPT 02/07/68 08/25/68 DET CO   YE.
Thrasher Max E   1LT 08/12/67   ACTING CO medevaced YER,
McCombs Edgar G 'Gordon' CPT 11/24/68 01/08/69 DET CO @Can Tho YE;
Connelly John R   CPT 11/28/68 07/16/69 DET CO 3 MSF BN DEC
Photopoulos Louis   CPT 12/16/68 05/01/69 DET CO   DEC
Daniels Thomas M III CPT 05/01/69 12/01/69 DET CO 9-10 con YE.
O'Connor Richard S   CPT 04/23/69 12/26/69 BN CDR 3 MSF BNS-3 YE.
McKinney Dan H   CPT 11/27/69 04/01/70 DET/BN CDR   DEC
Sherwood Anthony P Jr CPT 02/01/70 07/09/70 DET CO   DEC
Cook Henry J III 1LT 02/21/67 11/01/67 DET XO   DEC
Thurston Daniel G   1LT 03/01/68 07/17/68 DET XO medevaced DEC
Thrasher Max E   1LT 06/01/68 08/01/68 DET XO & Acting CO? YER.
Lightell Clarence R   1LT 09/01/68   DET XO   DEC
Cook Jackie W   1LT 11/20/68 03/14/69 DET XO   YE.
Fox Terry A   1LT 06/01/69 11/27/69 DET/BN XO 3 MSF BN YE.
White Thomas H   1LT 09/07/69 11/01/69 DET XO   YE.
Bierbaum Tiber   1LT 01/08/70 05/29/70 DET/BN XO 3 MSF BN YE;
Lane Glenn E   MSG 01/01/67 03/21/67 TM SGT A-431 medevaced YE;
Shepherd Eugene Jr MSG 04/02/67 05/01/67 TM SGT Emergency leave YE.
Shepherd Eugene Jr MSG 06/01/67 01/01/68 TM SGT A-432/403 YE,
Burns Francis T   MSG 12/30/67 09/24/69 TM SGT   DEC
Cross Eldon L   MSG 09/17/69 08/26/70 BN/TM SGT 3 MSF BN DEC
Landers Herbert L   SFC 01/01/67 09/03/67 INTEL   DEC
Cesani Randolfo 'Randy' SSG 08/06/67 03/01/68 INTEL   YE.
Godsey Jack C   SFC 01/01/68 04/26/68 INTEL   DEC
Brown Roger L   SP5 08/07/68 01/01/69 INTEL ASST   KIA
Roberts John E   SFC 11/01/68   INTEL   Y
Yersak Joseph A   SSG 12/18/66 12/18/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Bolanos William B   SGT 02/26/67 02/26/68 LT WPNS   DEC
Alcaras Mateo P   SFC 04/24/67 04/23/68 HVY WPNS   YE.
Godsey Harry W   SFC 05/18/68   HVY WPNS CO CDR DEC
Morgan John T 'Scarface' SFC 01/01/69 09/23/69 LT WPNS CO CDR/INT DEC
Russell John C Jr SSG 09/19/69 11/22/68 HVY WPNS medevaced YE.
Hagen Ronald J   SFC 01/25/69 09/17/69 HVY WPNS CO CDR KIA
Keller George M 'Trader' SGT 05/02/69 05/01/70 HVY WPNS   A0Y
Lewis Richard W   SSG 03/30/67 01/01/68 RAD OP   DEC
Ruff Eddie   SFC 04/09/67 05/23/68 RAD OP   Y,
Leflore Ronnie D   SSG 07/01/67 10/28/68 RAD OP   DEC
Ross Raymond R   SGT 11/29/67 11/28/68 RAD OP & intel A-433 YE;
Goudy Gary R   SSG 01/01/68 11/22/68 RAD OP   MIA
Logan Francis M III SSG 07/11/69 11/04/69 RAD OP   KIA
Boatwright John R   SP5 07/16/67 07/16/68 DEMO   Y.
Hammers Mike A   SP4 07/04/68 07/03/69 DEMO   YE.
MacMichael William Earl   SP5 01/01/70   DEMO 3 MSF BN DEC
Blue Donald   SSG 08/30/66 08/30/67 MEDIC   YE.
Beair Everett J 'Josh' SFC 09/04/66 09/04/67 MEDIC   DEC
Stahl Kenneth E   SP4 12/18/66 12/18/67 MEDIC   A0Y,
Garrett Howard C   MSG 05/27/67 05/25/68 MEDIC or C-2? YR,
Thompson Kenneth A   SFC 01/13/68 09/20/68 MEDIC NO ORDERS A0Y,
Smith Joseph E   SGT 04/14/68 09/05/68 MEDIC   DOW
Milby Raymond P   SP4 06/01/68 12/13/68 MEDIC   YE;
Thompson Kenneth A   SFC 09/21/68 09/20/69 MEDIC   A0Y,
Stone Charles H   SGT 11/01/69 01/28/70 MEDIC Medevaced YE.
Sykes Larry J   SGT 10/16/69 09/01/70 MEDIC   YE.
Caskins Robert J   SSG 04/23/69 06/06/70 MEDIC 3 MSF BN DEC
Evans Billy F   SSG 08/22/69 08/26/70 WPNS 3 MSF BN 1 CO A0Y,
Black James T   SGT 01/01/70     3 MSF BN 1 CO A0Y,
Lott Riley E Jr SFC 01/01/70 07/13/70 CO CDR/MED 3 MSF BN 1 CO DEC
Tvedt Darren A   SGT 01/01/70   1 PLT ADV 3 MSF BN 1 CO DEC
Lyons Curley H   SFC 08/15/69 08/14/70 CO ADV 3 MSF BN 2 CO A0Y,
Flynn Michael   SSG 10/01/69 09/04/70 CO ADV 3 MSF BN 2 CO DEC
Briggs Thomas E   SFC 10/08/69 10/07/70 CO ADV 3 MSF BN 2 CO YE.
Skoglund Gregory A   SSG 10/13/69 06/25/70 CO ADV/MED 3 MSF BN 2 CO DEC
Mackay James M   SSG 10/27/69 05/10/70 CO CDR 3 MSF BN 2 CO & C-1?  
Cole Terry A   SGT 05/02/69 05/31/70 PLT LDR/XO 3 MSF BN 3 CO DEC
Newnam Bobby W   SFC 05/07/69 04/12/70 CO ADV 3 MSF BN 3 CO DEC
Dunfee John R   SGT 06/01/69 05/06/70 CO ADV 3 MSF BN 3 CO YE.
Sluder Olen V   SFC 01/01/68       Y.
Holloway Roger W   SSG 01/01/68       DEC
Morris Melvin N   SSG 06/01/69 09/17/69     YE;
Lyons Brendan L   SGT         YE
MAP of A-431/A-403 (To Chao)

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