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CCS/B-50 (OMEGA)/B-56 (SIGMA) Aviation Support (Partial Draft)

We are tyring to collect copies of all awards for aviation personnel earned while supporting Projects Omega, Sigma and CCS/TF3AE. If you have orders/awards/documents which can add to the information shown, please send copies by snail mail to 2314 Cheshire Lane, Houston, TX 77018. (PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL!!!)

Aviation support for OMEGA/SIGMA/CCS Operations:

170th AHC, 189th AHC (Sigma)
195th AHC (Sigma/MLSS)
20th SOS (AF) (Omega/CCS)
117th AHC (Omega)
20th TASS (AF)

In many cases I am missing the award citation, in others, I am missing the award orders. I have not posted the Air Medals for Meritorious Service, although these I may later use to create a list of assigned personnel and the periods for which they were assigned. The AF bulk awards often provide many more names than that of the individual recipient.

NAME Rnk Date/Action Awd Ord No Mission
Nielsen, George 1LT 3/19/67 DFC RV675208 Gunship support
Fisher, Grady F MAJ 6/7/67 DFC 67G2553 Gunship support
Watson, Benjamin MAJ 6/21/67 AM 67-???? Gunship support
Watson, Benjamin MAJ 6/22/67 DFC 67-???? Gunship support
Watson, Benjamin MAJ 7/23/67 SS 67G2124 extraction
Livermore, John MAJ 7/23/67 SS 67G2124 no citation
Monroe, Richard CPT 8/19/67 SS no orders extraction
Monroe, Richard CPT 8/22/67 DFC & crew dwnd helo extr 117
Davis, Charles WO1 8/22/67   no orders 117th ASH downed
Monroe, Richard CPT 10/23/67 DFC no orders extraction
Garcia, Tom MAJ 10/25/67 DFC 67-????? string extraction
Reike, Richard 1LT 11/08/67 DFC 67G2553 no citation
Scott, Nolan J WO1 11/08/67 DFC AV682921 Gunship support
Monroe, Richard CPT 12/21/67 ACMV no orders precny landing
Monroe, Richard CPT 01/16/68 AMMA no orders support?
Michaels, C P SP5 7/16/68 AMV AV686834 extract/gunship
Sawyer, Paul J SP5 7/16/68 AMV AV686834 extract/gunship
McDaniel, Joel S SP5 9/1/68 AMV AV688486 extract/gunship
Roseland, Robert SP5 9/1/68 AMV AV688486 extract/gunship
Fleming, James 1LT 11/26/68 MOH DA extraction
Roberts, Eric L SGT 02/12/69 DFC no orders extraction
LaCrone, Donald MAJ 02/13/69 DFC 69-G3679 no citation
Arroyo, Isedro A1C 02/13/69 DFC 68-G3679 no citation
Roberts, Eric L SGT 02/20/69 DFC DA83GB265 extraction
Thacker, Leo W CPT 03/30/69 DFC 69-G3679 no citation
Cornell, Barron CPT 03/30/69 SSG 69-G3679 no citation
Sparks, David K LTC 04/12/69 DFC 69-G3679 no citation
Moore, Robert W CPT 04/12/69 DFC 69-G3679 no citation
Roberts, Eric L SGT 04/12/69 DFC 69-G3679 no citation
Kitchens, Tommy SGT 04/12/69 DFC 69-G3679 no citation
Kovence, John F SP4 08/12/69 SS AV695459 grnd attack at QL
Sanchez, Joseph TSG 08/12/69 DFC* 69-G1101 gunship sup
Rochelle, Jack CPT 08/12/69 PH 69-G5170 gunship support
Delahoy, David L SGT 08/12/69 PH 69-G5170 gunship support
McAllister, L H CPT 08/12/69 PH 69-G5170 gunship support
Crittenden, T R SP5 02/08/70 ACMV AV704147 extract/C&C guns
Garcia, Hiram SP4 02/08/70 ACMV AV704147 extract/C&C guns
Pickel, Morris SSG 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Riverotorres, AM SSG 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Beasley, Will A SGT 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Lessentine R P SGT 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Spain, John N A1C 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Ellis, Oliver D SGT 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Delahoy, David L SGT 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Cline, Donald K A1C 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Schmitz Cecil C A1C 03/19/70 AMMA 70-G2996 no citation
Pickel, Morris SSG 03/26/70 DFC no orders extract/gunship
Pickel, Morris SSG 04/07/70 DFC 70-G4505 extract/gunship
Elston, Harold SGT 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4505 extract/gunship
Pickel, Morris SSG 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Pickel, Morris SSG 04/20/70? DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Lovett, Kennet SSG 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Erschen, Thomas SSG 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Brown, Michael L SGT 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Bruchey, John W SGT 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Bruchey, John W SGT 04/20/70? DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Hall, Robrt W SGT 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Lessentine, R P SGT 04/20/70 DFC 70-G4286 extract/gunship
Bruchey, John W SGT 05/03/70 DFC 70-G4505 no citation
Estus, Robert C CPT 05/03/70 DFC 70-G4505 no citation
Rikkman, Ambrose CPT 09/08/71 DFC no orders extract/guns-CCN

* indicates an accompanying Purple Heart Award.

Unit identification (PAS) NMJZ5 (20th SOS), PTHYN (69?), TWJZ5 (70?)

If you were involved in any such operations and wish to contribute to the details of what went occurred, join the discussion at the appropriate Green Beret Forum (linked below). If you have photographs, you can add a weblink to an image (or any) URL to the forum, but when I get around to pulling this off to a CD version, I will need to call upon you to get a hi-res version. Do NOT send the high res or even copies of the pictures to me at this time. I have divided the forum up in to several threads by Calendar Year. Title your discussion entry by the date (or dates) of the operation you wish to chime in on. Make separate entires for different operations. If the guides that I provide don't help you identify the date, come as close as you can. This is an experiment to recreate the after action reports for these operations (which, as far as we can tell do not exist). Let's see how well the internet serves to accomplish this task.

Chronologies of Operations:

List of Operations Discussion of Specific Operations
[SIGMA 1966-1967 (Named, In-country Operations)]
[AAR's are available and published for most of these operations]
[Discussion]]
[OMEGA 1966-1967 (Named, In-country Operations)]
[AAR's are available and will be published on all these operations]
[Discussion]
[OMEGA 1967-1968 (Daniel Boone)] [Discussion]
[SIGMA 1967-1968 ] few details are available
for the many in-country recon ops run by B-56 for IIFFV
[Discussion]
[CCS - 1969-1970 (Salem House)] [Discussion]
[CCS/TF1AE 1971-1973 (Thong Not)]
Operations severly curtailed after Aug 23, 1970]
[Discussion]
[Aviation Support For All of the Above] To add to the narrative discussion, use the
appropriate chronological category above

[CCS Discussion Forum]
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