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Who's Who from Detachment A-422/A-149 (Vinh Gia) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-422/A-149 (Vinh Gia). If you were assigned to these camps 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.

Narrative Information: The first PCS Detachment A5/211 took over the Vinh Gia camp from A5/31, 5th SFG(A). It was redesignated A-422. Vinh Gia was located in Thnh Bien District, Chao Doc Province. Vinh Gia was converted to the control of VNSF Detachment A-149 on 6/27/67. Vinh Gia was converted to 93rd Border Ranger o/a 11/30/70.

Bowser William H   CPT 09/01/64 08/31/65 DET CO A5/211 DEC
Young Wallace J   CPT 05/01/65 11/01/65 DET CO   YE;
Wesneski Carl A   CPT 09/09/65 01/01/66 DET CO A-422 Y,
Neilson Robert S   CPT 01/08/66   DET CO   DEC
Smith Burton G   CPT 06/01/66 01/22/67 DET CO   DEC
Morris Alvin B   CPT 12/16/66 06/27/67 DET CO Camp converted to VNSF Y.
Coats Landis R   1LT 11/02/67 06/15/68 SR ADV?   DEC
Anderson Jergen K   1LT 01/01/69 06/09/69 SR ADV? A-149 DEC
Bertram Thomas A   1LT 03/01/70 04/17/70 SR ADV A-149 A0U
Fox Terry A   CPT 03/01/70 05/27/70 SF ADV A-149 YE;
Mead Gary R   1LT 05/15/70 09/01/70 LNO A-149 YE.
Wharton Richard W Jr 1LT 09/01/64 08/31/65 DET XO A5/211(A5/7)med A0Y
Gitell Gerald   1LT 09/01/65 05/01/66 DET XO fm A-423 DECR.
Degyurky Szabolz M   1LT 12/17/65 12/16/66 DET XO   DEC
Tomlinson Robert H   1LT 11/19/66 06/27/67 DET XO   DEC
Giles Jeffrey H   SP4   06/27/67 CAPO NCO   DEC
Hale John H   MSG 09/01/64 08/31/65 TM SGT A5/211 DEC
Spicer Marion A   MSG 08/01/65 09/01/65 TM SGT Medevaced DEC
Burns Francis or Anderson 'Blood' MSG   08/26/66 TM SGT    
Richard Charles J   SFC 08/26/66 12/01/66 TM SGT    
Blalock Claude R   SFC 11/28/66 06/27/67 TM SGT   DEC
Stogsdill Carleton E   SFC 02/07/69 02/06/70   A-149 DEC
Bell Joe F   MSG 01/01/70 05/01/70 SR EM ADV A-149 DEC
Holloway John A   SFC 12/30/69 12/29/70 71L4S @A-149 Y.
Thomas Claxton D   SFC 09/01/64 08/31/65 INTEL A5/211 (A-7) DEC
Richard Charles J   SFC 01/01/66 08/26/66 INTEL    
Kounslar Arthur W   SFC 12/01/66 06/27/67 INTEL   DEC
Gonsalves Robert   SSG 09/01/64 01/01/65 LT WPNS A5/211 to Delta DEC
Guyton James C Jr SSG 09/01/64 08/31/65 HVY WPNS A5/211 DEC
Maddern Samuel J Jr SSG 01/01/65   LT WPNS B-22 repl'ment? DEC
Wood Steven A Jr SFC 10/01/65 10/01/66 LT WPNS   DEC
Greene Michael F   SGT 09/01/66 06/30/67 LT WPNS no orders DEC
King Donald L   SGT 09/01/64 06/01/65 RAD OP A5/211 YE.
Pluta Thaddeus R   SSG 09/01/64 08/31/65 RAD OP A5/211 DEC
Walker Jan L   SSG 06/04/65 09/09/66 RAD OP extended? Y
White Steven M   SP4 01/01/66 12/01/66 RAD OP   Y
Smith James E   SSG 09/07/66 06/27/67 RAD OP   Y,
Bielecki Charles A   SP4 09/01/64 08/31/65 DEMO A5/211 YE.
Coppinger Thomas R III SP5 09/01/64 08/31/65 DEMO A5/211 Y
Stannard Daryl K   SSG 12/01/65 05/14/66 DEMO   DNH
Robbins Frank A   SFC 01/01/67 09/01/67 DEMO A-429B DEC
James Richard H "Slurp" SSG 07/22/66 07/27/67 DEMO   YE.
Hathaway John W   SP5 09/01/64 08/31/65 MEDIC A5/211 YE.
Thornburg Jimmy D   SSG 09/01/64 08/31/65 MEDIC A5/211 DEC
Johnson Nathaniel   SSG 01/01/66   MEDIC   DEC
Stephens William C   SGT 02/01/66 02/01/67 MEDIC at Giang Thanh A0Y
Flemming?/Hunter     SSG   09/01/66 MEDIC    
Evec Kenneth C   SGT 03/01/67 06/04/67 MEDIC &/or A-421? YE.
Gilchrist Michael W   SP5 03/01/67 06/26/67 MEDIC   Y,
Carden Clarence J   SSG 01/01/65 01/01/66     DEC
Barritt Michael D   SGT 09/18/69   SF ADV @A-149(VN) Y
Book of Interest, Mike Simay, Reflections during a Monsoon Evening
Books of Interest, Dick James, Slurp Sends, Book 4
MAP of A-422 (Vinh Gia)

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