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Who's Who from Detachment A-442 (Tan Chau/Phu Quoc/To Chau (new)) (Partial Draft)

The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to Detachment A-442 (Tan Chau/Phu Quoc/To Chau (new)). 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 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.

Narrative Information: A composite detachment of PCS personnel took over the Tan Chau camp from A1/311, 1st SFG(A). It was redesignated A-428 and reported to B-42 in Chau Doc. Tan Chau was located in Tan Chau District, Chau Doc Province. Tan Chau was closed (turned over to RF/PF?) o/a 01/01/67 to join A-424 in an operation on Phu Quoc Island. The team was redesignated A-442 and reported to a newly formed B-44 on Phu Quoc Island.When that B Detachment was closed (o/a 06/15/68), A-442 opened a camp at To Chau (new) o/a 02?/01/68. It either remained as A-442 or became a part of the 4th CTZ Mike Force. The To Chau camp appears to have been co-located with the 3rd MSF Battalion. To Chau was converted to 66th Border Rangers o/a 08/30/70. To Chau was located in ? District, Kien Giang Province.

Topp Robert G   CPT 10/13/65 01/06/66 DET CO A-428 Y
Collett Willis C   CPT 01/07/66 05/30/66 DET CO A-428 YE
Miles James G   CPT 05/31/66   DET CO A-428 Y
Haralson John T   CPT 10/02/66 02/01/67 DET CO A-426 DEROS 10/27/68? YE
Fenlon James A   CPT 11/11/66 01/02/67 DET CO DATES? Y
Rees Steven J   CPT 04/01/67 08/11/67 DET CO A-428 A0Y
Komendantov Alex   CPT 07/31/67 12/04/67 DET CO   Y
Snell Larry M   1LT 12/13/67 06/20/68 DET CO    
Coats Landis R   1LT 06/15/68 10/21/68 DET CO   DEC
Sellers Nicholas   CPT 10/07/68 04/08/69 DET CO   YE
Arnold Wiley R   CPT 04/08/69 08/04/69 DET CO   YE
Spainhour John M   CPT 06/01/69 11/11/69 DET CO   YE
Schmaltz John R   CPT 10/24/69 02/11/70 DET CO   A0Y
Shears George C   CPT 02/12/70 05/30/70 DET CO   YE
Kulik Paul A   CPT 05/30/70 10/20/70 DET CO   YE
Reiss David W   1LT 10/13/65 09/04/66 DET XO A5/428 YE
Strait John E   1LT 09/01/66 03/25/67 DET XO A-428 DEC
Macey Railey W III 1LT 01/25/67 05/02/67 DET XO A-428 Y
Brown Ralph E   CPT 05/10/67 12/08/67 DET XO   Y
Hector Lionel   1LT 08/01/68 12/01/68 DET XO   YE
Arnold Wiley R   CPT 12/01/68 04/08/69 DET XO   YE
Boehm Jeffrey D   1LT 09/19/68 02/03/69 DET XO A-421? Y
Pike Randall R   1LT 03/01/69 06/22/70 DET XO?   Y
Huggins Claude   1LT 09/01/66 02/24/67 CAPO A-428 Y
Hector Lionel   1LT 05/22/68 08/01/68 CAPO   YE
Arnold Wiley R   CPT 08/05/68 12/01/68 CAPO   YE
Eliason Clarence W   1LT 12/05/68 12/04/69 CAPO   U
Goodson Arnold R   1LT 10/24/69 01/21/70 CAPO   A0Y
Capili James P   1LT 05/24/70 11/01/70 CAPO   A0U
Jackson Vernon J   MSG 10/05/65 02/01/66 TM SGT   DEC
Banta     MSG     TM SGT    
Cobham Edward A   MSG 6/1/66   TM SGT   DEC
            TM SGT    
Smith Willie C   MSG 06/01/67 11/27/67 TM SGT or Willis C DEC
Shea John D   MSG 11/01/67 07/01/68 TM SGT Dates DEC
Holder Jimmie R   SFC 09/16/68 09/12/69 TM SGT & ? DEC
Allickson Henry O   MSG 01/01/69 01/01/70 TM SGT   DEC
Williams James F   MSG 01/14/69 08/17/69 TM SGT   DEC
Smith James A   MSG          
Sutton Kenneth L   SSG 06/01/66   INTEL A-428 Medevaced DEC
Felker Norman C   SSG 07/07/67 07/06/68 INTEL   A0Y
Karnes Daniel W   SSG 01/01/69 08/28/69 INTEL   DEC
Sprinkle Ralph E II SFC 01/13/69 01/12/70 INTEL   A0Y
Bouey Dennis P   SP5 04/22/69 05/16/70 INTEL/A   U
Carpenter John A   SSG 09/01/70 11/01/70 INTEL LT WPNS? DEC
Sydney Harry F Jr SSG 03/01/66   LT WPNS A-428 Y
Sagnella Eugene V   SSG 06/23/66 01/01/67 HVY WPNS A-428 Y
Medrano Oscar   SFC 10/15/66 10/15/67 HVY WPNS   A0Y
Perdok Stephen M   SGT 01/01/67 02/01/67 LT WPNS   DEC
Cox Herbert A III SP5 10/01/67 05/01/68 HVY WPNS   A0Y
Stubbs Thomas Jr SFC 05/08/68 05/07/69 HVY WPNS   A0U
Vigari Joseph A   SFC 11/30/68 12/01/69 LT WPNS   DEC
Jenerson Ralph M Jr SP4 10/22/69 04/08/70 HVY WPNS   KIA
McFarland Duane A   SSG 03/01/70 09/14/70 LT WPNS   YE
Soper Leroy J   SFC 06/01/70 08/31/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Conard Dwight E   SFC   08/28/70 HVY WPNS   DEC
Kimball Lyle L   SFC 06/01/65   RAD OP A-426  
Monday Carol E Jr SGT 10/20/65 10/01/66 RAD OP A-428 YE
McRae Arthur   SSG 11/01/65 03/01/66 RAD OP A-428 YE
Hasselius Robert H   SGT 01/01/68   RAD OP A-428 A0Y
Friel Edward   SFC 01/01/68 07/05/68 RAD OP   DEC
Kimball Lyle L   SFC 04/14/68 02/11/69 RAD OP    
Nicolette Arthur E   SGT 09/20/68 09/19/69 RAD OP   A0Y
Kopelen Leon R   SGT 02/12/69 08/12/69 RAD OP   A0U
Meddows Marvin K   SP5 01/01/68 07/07/68 DEMO   Y
Harper Stephen S   SP5 01/01/68 09/01/68 DEMO   DEC
Barnhart Paul E   SP4 08/28/68 08/26/69 DEMO   YE
Durso Terrence 'Terry' SGT 09/18/66 01/31/67 MEDIC   YE
Parrish Frank C   SFC 03/16/67 06/01/67 MEDIC   KIA
Lott Riley E Jr SSG 05/27/67 08/1/67 MEDIC   YE
Hixson Stephen R   SSG 06/01/67 09/01/67 MEDIC to B-44 A0Y
Seip Michael B   SGT 09/24/68 08/21/69 MEDIC   A0U
Rodenhi William B   SGT 07/11/69 01/14/70 MEDIC   YE
Liimatta Freddie   SGT 09/21/70 10/02/70 MEDIC   A0Y
Brinson Henry   SFC 01/01/70 12/01/70     DEC
Cherry Artie R   SGT 01/01/70 12/01/70 RAD OP   DEC
Critchett Robert C Jr SGT 09/11/69 9/10/70     Y

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