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Who's Who from Detachment A-423 (Tien Binh/My Dien II) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-423 (Tien Binh/My Dien II). 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 bottom 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 A5/213 took over Tien Binh o/a 5/65 from A1/331, a 1st SFGA TDY team. Tien Binh had been established by TDY teams from 5th, 7th and 1st SF Groups.Tien Binh, AKA Tinh Bien, was located in Tinh Bien District, Chao Doc Provice and had FOB's at Ba Bai, Cay Kit, Nha Bong?, and Ba Chuc (see A-421). Camp Dan Nam at An Phu o/a 10/01/64. It was redesignated A-423 and reported to B-42 in Chau Doc. Tien Binh was closed o/a/11/30/67 and re-opened at My Dien II, as A-416, under B-41, Moc Hoa, o/a 1/20/68. (The team that opened the camp is indicated by A-416 in bold.) My Dien II was located in ? District, Kien Tuong Province and had a subsector mission there. My Dien II was turned over to RF/PF o/a 09/30/70.

Lovell Buddy   CPT 05/01/65   DET CO A5/134 DEC
Oerding James B   CPT 09/04/65 01/01/66 DET CO   YE
Blesse James S   CPT 12/17/65 05/15/66 DET CO TINH BINH YE
Gorrell Otmer R   CPT 05/15/66 11/06/66 DET CO   DEC
Bruschette Jerome A   CPT 08/10/66 01/01/67 DET CO To A-402 MGF A0Y
Brewer Lance O   CPT 12/01/66 03/29/67 DET CO to ? A0U
Syring David L   CPT 12/08/66 07/06/67 DET CO or ? Y
Knowlton William F X   CPT 05/19/67 11/30/67 DET CO +A-421? A0Y
McCarver James M   CPT 11/06/67 05/10/68 DET CO A-423/416 m/e DEC
Myers Dennis P   1LT 05/10/68 06/20/68 DET CO A-416 YE
Lloyd Charles R   1LT 06/15/68 08/01/68 DET XO A-416 Y
Fitts Peter 'Pete' CPT 08/01/68 11/26/68 DET CO A-416 DEC
Karow Peter M   CPT 11/07/68 01/11/69 DET CO A-416 DEC
Sparks Gene D   CPT 03/10/69 07/02/69 DET CO A-416 Y
Thomas Robert H Jr CPT 06/01/69 09/17/69 DET CO A-416 YE
Schofield John E   1LT 11/09/69 07/09/70 DET CO A-416 Y
Kulik Paul A   CPT 02/21/70 03/31/70 DET CO shut down? YE
Gitell Gerald   1LT 04/16/65   DET XO A5/134 DEC
Roberts William F   1LT 10/12/65 10/11/65 DET XO   A0Y
Brewer Lance O   1LT 03/30/66 12/01/66 DET XO   A0U
Carney James F   CPT 02/22/67 06/08/67 DET XO NOR FM 6/9/66  
Clemens Judd L   1LT 05/29/67 11/01/67 DET XO   Y
Eilers Barney P   1LT 07/19/67 09/01/67 DET XO   Y
Myers Dennis P   1LT 10/09/67 05/10/68 DET XO A-416 YE
Lloyd Charles R   1LT 05/15/68 09/16/68 DET XO & CO A0Y
Mondrick John P   1LT 09/01/68 11/25/68 DET XO A-416 medevaced YE
Thomas Robert H Jr 1LT 01/25/69 06/01/69 DET XO A-416 YE
Tietjens Henry S   1LT 10/30/69 07/05/70 DET XO A-416 DEC
Nichols Alfred G   1LT 02/05/65 04/26/65 CAPO w/A1/331 DEC
Nichols Alfred G   1LT 04/26/65 10/31/65 CAPO   DEC
Rankin Freddy B   2LT 10/12/65   CAPO    
Salmon Lawrence R   2LT 08/12/67 10/16/67 CAPO OR A-243? DEC
Mills John F   1LT 11/03/67 10/09/68 CAPO A-416 or/411  
Bruce James W   SSG 12/23/67 02/01/68 CAPO A-416 YE
Aldridge William E   1LT 07/13/68 11/02/68 CAPO A-416 YE
Thomas Robert H Jr 1LT 10/17/68 01/24/69 CAPO A-416 YE
Orr William M   1LT 11/28/68 11/27/69 CAPO A-416 YE
Schell Lawrence P   MSG 04/16/65   TM SGT A5/134 Y
Clark Clifford M   MSG 12/08/66 06/01/67 TM SGT   Y
Grisham Robert G   MSG 04/14/67 06/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Wells George S   SFC 06/01/67 09/01/67 TM SGT   DEC
Chase Donald H   MSG 09/05/67 11/05/68 TM SGT A-416 DEC
Williams Heyward J   MSG 06/11/68 05/17/69 TM SGT A-416 A0Y
Ferguson Donald R   SSG 04/16/65 Dropped? INTEL A5/134 DEC
Wells George S   SFC 10/19/65 06/01/66 INTEL & TM SGT DEC
Critzburg Lloyd C   SP6 12/27/66 11/30/67 INTEL A-423 DEC
Critzburg Lloyd C   SP6 11/30/67 05/27/68 INTEL A-416 DEC
Starks Billy G   SFC 03/16/67 03/16/68 INTEL   A0Y
Ah Sam Joseph A P   SFC 01/01/68   HVY WPNS A-423/A-416 DEC
Maxwell Stephen J   SFC 10/23/68 10/22/69 INTEL A-416 DEC
Waters Mark N   PFC 04/05/67 10/17/68 INTEL ASST & B-42  
Blalock Claude R   SFC 04/16/65   LT WPNS A5/134 DEC
Andrade Robert D   SSG 04/16/65   LT WPNS A5/134 KIA
Scott Dave R   SP4 08/18/66 09/01/67 LT WPNS   KIA
Wiedemann Henry P   SSG 12/15/66 09/01/67 HVY WPNS   YE
Strahan Ronnie   SSG 10/07/67 10/06/68 LT WPNS A-416 A0Y
Hornbuckle Clarence E Jr SFC 12/16/67 04/01/68 HVY WPNS A-416 KIA
Warthen Roy L   SFC 01/01/68   HVY WPNS A-416 Y
Galvan Ernesto   SSG 05/24/68 08/07/69 LT WPNS A-416 Y
Hammond Herbert W   SP5 07/21/68 02/11/69 HVY WPNS A-416 DEC
Godinez Francisco   SFC 09/14/68 08/14/69 HVY WPNS A-416 Y
Fairchild Daniel E   SP5 01/01/69 02/16/69 HVY WPNS A-416  
Beatty Gerald W   SGT 01/24/69 01/23/70 LT WPNS   A0Y
Bruneman Delwin H   SP4 09/17/64 01/01/70 LT WPNS A-416 DEC?
Foley James L   SSG 04/16/65   RAD OP A5/134 DEC
Reece Lecil R   SSG 04/16/65 12/01/65 RAD OP A5/134 YE
Forsythe Glenn R   SGT 06/01/65 01/01/66 RAD OP   YE
Ramirez Antonio   SSG 01/01/66   RAD OP   Y
McGinnis Herbert S   SSG 04/03/67 04/03/68 RAD OP A-416 A0Y
Thompson Samuel S III SGT 06/01/67 12/20/67 RAD OP A-416 A0U
Lenhart Joseph L   SP4 01/10/68 07/03/68 RAD OP A-416 YE
Krawitz Howard M   SP4 05/11/68 04/13/69 RAD OP A-416 A0Y
Nuanes John C   SFC 09/30/68 10/01/69 RAD OP A-416 DEC
Rubio Gilbert Jr SSG 04/16/65   DEMO A5/134 Y
Mallette Lamar Jr SSG 04/16/65   DEMO A5/134 DEC
Mathis Lonnie E   SFC 01/18/67 01/18/68 DEMO   A0Y
Wright Jerry D   SSG 01/01/68 05/22/68 DEMO A-416 KIA
Liendo Salvador C   SSG 04/16/65   MEDIC A5/134 DEC
Pullease Donald E   SP4 04/16/65 06/01/65 MEDIC A5/134 YE
Lewelling Walter R   SSG 04/01/66 04/01/67 MEDIC/OPS   DEC
Brown Shelby D   SP4 12/19/66   MEDIC   Y
Wylie Samuel C Jr SGT 12/01/66 02/01/67 MEDIC   YE
Gribble Robert   SFC 03/02/67 03/01/68 MEDIC A-416 DEC
Evec Kenneth C   SGT 07/04/67 01/01/68 MEDIC   Y
Freeman Harvey V   SGT 10/02/67 09/23/68 MEDIC A-416 DEC
Darce Lionel A Jr SFC 01/01/68 06/30/68 MEDIC A-416 DEC
Milby Raymond P   SP4 12/14/67 06/01/68 MEDIC A-416 YE
Leroy James A   SSG 05/28/68 05/29/69 MEDIC A-416 Y
Seip Michael B   SGT 9/24/68 09/23/69 MEDIC or A-442  
Brown Walter L   SFC 10/02/67 10/01/68     A0Y
Mills Walter L   SFC 11/17/67 11/16/68     DEC
Poznick Charles J Jr SSG 01/01/68     A-416 DEC
Ruffing John T   SGT 06/01/68       YE

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