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CCS (Salem House) Operations (1969-70) (Partial Draft)

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Salem House Operations - 1969

MONTH DATES TARGET TYPE UNIT REMARKS
         
CCS 690105   RT Sickle Recon
1-0 SGT MT Spears BSV
CCS 690115-16   RT Recon
1-0 SSG WR Lewelling BSV
CCS 690120   Mortar attack at Duc Co Launch Site
ALO 1LT JC Potter ACMV; 1LT GM Harrigan ACMV; SGT JB Farrar ACMV
CCS 690121      
SSG WK Plitz PH
CCS 690124     Recon
1-0 1LT DA Liebenow BSV
CCS 690131     Recon
Plt Ldr SFC EL Boman BSV
CCS 690202     Recon
1-0 SFC RD Head BSV
CCS 690205     Recon
1-0? 1-1 SGT VF Winters BSV
CCS 690209     Recon
1-0 SFC RA Windham DFC 1-1 SP4 JJ Gallagher PH BSV
CCS 690211     Recon
1-0 1LT HW Kroske MIA-BNR SSG Bowen, SSG Pope
CCS 690212     Recon
1-0 SFC EC Liberty BSV 1-1 SP4 JJ Gallagher PH BSV 1-0 CPT WJ Robertson BSV 1-1 SSG DL Pope BSV
CCS 690216     Recon
1-0 SFC RA Windham SS
CCS 690218-20   RT Hammer Recon
1-0 SSG LD Roseberry BSV 1-1 SP4 BO Stockdale PH (20)
CCS 690222-23   Dau Tieng MLS Defense
SLO MAJ VL Phillips; ALO CPT RC Harrison ACMV; SFC RF Head BSV;SSG JG Santora; SGT VF Winters PH; SP4 WA Dirst ACMV; SGT JB Farrar ACMV; SSG SJ Kirk PH; SGT HP Kohn ACMV
CCS 690224     Recon
1-0 CPT LG Ardison BSV ?1-1 SFC RW Bonner PH
CCS 690224   RT Hammer Recon
1-0 SSG LD Roseberry PH 1-1 SP4 BO Stockdale BSV
CCS 690224      
1st Co Plt Ldr 1LT CL Koegler
CCS 690302   2/10 Recon
1-0 SP5 MF May MIA 1-1 SGT WA Evans MIA
CCS 690304     Recon
1-0 SFC DJ Warczak KIA
CCS 690308-12   TF Meadows 2 Strata tms + HF Screen/ in support of Dewey Canyon
1LT RB Killebrew (8) PH (15) ACMV; 1LT WH O'Rourke (9) BSV (11) PH; Co 1SG MSG T Twomey (8) PH (12) ACMV (12) ACMV; SFC JH Shriver (12) PH; SFC N Johnson (7) ACMV (12) PH; Plt Ldr SFC FJ Hochstrasser (13) ACMV
CCS 690318     BDA
1-0 1LT R Harrison 1-1 SFC M Fernandez KIA 1-2 SP5 BD Murphy KIA BSV 1SG EJ O'Neal (Ops 34) PH
CCS 690320      
Plt Ldr 1LT PW La France PH; Plt Sgt SFC HF Thurston
CCS 690327-28     Recon
1-0 SSG WR Lewelling PH 1-1 SGT WA Dirst SS PH, SP4 MD Linwood PH
CCS 690329      
1 Co Plt Ldr LH KatesPH; MSG VR Glenn PH
CCS 690330   RT Hammer Recon
1-0 SSG LD Roseberry PH BSV 1-1 SSG FR Mallett PH
CCS 690401-05     Recon
1-0 WIA 1LT CL Koegler PH 1-1 SGT VE Winters WIA SS
CCS 690405      
1st Co Plt Ldr 1LT DL Hall SS; SGT ML Davis PH; SP4 WE Curtis PH;SP4 EB Soto PH SS
CCS 690408   RT Pick? Recon
SFC CG Girard KIA 1-1 SP4 EE Cofer PH
CCS 690408     Rescue
SGT JB Farrar CMED SS
CCS 690409   RT ? Recon
1-0 SGT T Malone PH 1-1 SP4 JF Burkhard PH
CCS 690421   RT? Recon
1-0? SFC WJ Strange BSV 1-1 SP4 JH Gunnison ACMV 1-0? SGT BJ Schroeder PH; RT Wedge 1-1 SP4 KA Smith ACMV
CCS 690422      
SGT JB Farrar PH
CCS 690424     BDA
1LT GM Harrigan ASST PLT LDR KIA SS, 1LT W Marcantel 3IC PH SS, SGT EC Jamison KIA, MSG JM Shriver 1-0 RT MAL SS* MIA
CCS 690424     Body Recovery
1st Co Plt Ldr 1LT DL Hall BSV
CCS 690501      
1-0 SGT JB Vann BSV
CCS 690504      
1-1 SGT WL Wilson III PH
CCS 690506      
1-1 SFC KL Dulley BSV
CCS 690512      
1-1 SP4 MP Pelaez BSV
CCS 690512      
MSG FE Todd PH
CCS 690515     Recon
1 Co Plt Ldr 1LT LG Ardison SS
CCS 690523      
SGT HS Hill KIA; SP4 PW Strout KIA; SSG R. G. Machata KIA (Heli)
CCS 690523   12 man team Rescue
1 Co Plt Ldr 1LT LH Kates BSV; SGT VF Winters AMF; SP4 MD Lincoln BSV
CCS 690524   RT ? Recon
1-0 SGT AN Dolph DSV 1-? SGT ME Schneider WIA BSV
CCS 690525      
SFC HS Hill BSV
CCS 690607      
1-0 1-1 SGT JF Burkhard BSM
CCS 690607   Attack on BMT East  
S-4 CPT JW Brewer PH; CPT JJ Gartland PH; CPT GD Hill PH; CPT PR Teasdale PH; SFC CW Johnson PH; SFC RA Kimmich PH; MSG WD Libbey PH, SGM HA McRae ACMV; SFC C Nelson PH; Mtr Plt Ldr SSG BL Wagoner ACMV
CCS 690610   RT Tape Recon
1-0 SP4 JH Costello ACMV 1-1 SP4 RJ Bechtoldt ACMV
CCS 690610   RT Auger Recon
1-0 1-1 SGT RR DeCarlo PH
CCS 690611      
SP5 CR Ettner PH
CCS 690622   RT ?? Recon
1-0 SSG JP Vessells BSV 1-1 SP4 FA Oppel BSV 1-2 SP4 EB Soto ACMV
CCS 690630     Recon
1-1 SP4 DA Crofton PH ACMV
CCS 690630   RT Hammer Recon
1-0 SGT DT Reich ACMV 1-1 SP4 WA Dirst ACMV
CCS 690709     Recon
1-0 SP5 HE Sandell BSM 1-1 SGT WF Wilson BSV
CCS 690721     Exploitation
1st Co Plt Ldr 1LT PC Devon BSV; 2nd? Co Plt LDR SGT TJ White BSV; Sqd Ldr SP5 JM Strader BSV
CCS 690729   RT Level Recon
1-0 SGT RL Malone BSV 1-1 SGT RL Eckrote BSV
B-53/CCS 690730      
SGT SW Walthour KIA BSV
CCS 690801     Supporting CCN
2nd Co Sqd Ldr SP4 MD Lincoln ACMV; Sqd Ldr SP4 TJ White BSV; Medic SP4 LD Lewis
CCS 690804   RT Recon
1-0 SFC EC Liberty BSV
CCS 690814   RT Recon
1-0 1LT RH Bost BSV 1-1 SP4 AP Saunders PH BSV 1-2 SP4 RG Atwell BSV
CCS 690817   7 Man RT BR Recon
1-0 1-1 SGT LA Valente BSV
CCS 690826   RT Plan  
1-1 SSG LT White PH 1-2 SGT DT Hall PH
CCS 690829-0902   Recon Platoon  
1-0 SSG JP Vessels BSV; SGT LE Howell PH ACMV; Medic SGT WF Watson
CCS 690915-16   13 man RT  
1-0 1LT CL Compton BSV
CCS 690921-24   RT Pick/Nail ? Recon
1-0 SP5 EE Cofer SS 1-1 SP4 RJ Graham BSM
SGT ED Smythe BSM SGT DJ Paul BSM
CCS 690927     Recon
1-1? SP4 JF Morse BSV 1-2? SP4 RG Atwell RTO PH SS SP4 ML Brown KIA
CCS 691001-02   RT Pick Recon
1-0 SSG JR Barnett BSM 1-1 SP4 MI Crimmings ACMV
CCS 691007      
1-1 SGT RS Cedars PH
CCS 691008      
SGT JL Gasseling KIA; SGT RS Cedars PH
CCS 691009      
CPT WH Morris KIA, SFC RR Miller KIA; MAJ LD Acre KIA (heli crash)
CCS 691009   (responding to above) Rescue
SSG JE Roush SM SGT MI Crimmings SM SSG RL Malone SM
CCS 691019 7 man team RT Wedge Recon
1-0 1LT MJ Horihan BSV 1-1 SGT DR England BSV 1-2 SGT MC McIntire BSV
CCS 691026   RT ? Recon
1-0 SFC JC Bergeron WIA BSV
CCS 691027   RT Tape Recon
1-0? 1-1 SGT RJ Bechtoldt SS
CCS 691028   RT Tape Recon
1-0? 1-1 SGT RJ Bechtoldt BSV 1-2 SP4 RE Jones BSV
CCS 691106-07      
SGT EA Helfand PH (6) CPT SE Trueblood PH (7)
CCS 691117-18      
Medic SGT KR Quackenbush BSV (17) SSG JF Rice PH (18)
CCS 691119 7 man team RT Shovel/Nail? Recon
1-0 SFC SM Waltrip SS 1-1 SGT KL Watson BSM 1-1 SGT RN Taylor BSV 1-2 SGT DJ Paul
CCS 691121 6 man team Recon  
1-0 2LT JW Fields BSV 1-1 SGT GE Doak BSV 1-2 SGT RD Hinkel PH ACMV
CCS 691121 extraction of 6 man team  
Det XO MAJ BW Koch AMV
CCS 691125 6 man team RT Fork Recon
1-0 SGT DL Hawkins PH BSV 1-1 SGT WP Coughlan BSV 1-2 SP4 SA Fletcher ACM
CCS 691117-18   medic assisting RT Tape  
Medic SGT KR Quackenbush BSV
CCS 691129-30 6 man team    
1-0 SFC EJ Gleason BSV 1-? SSG SK Cardwell PH BSV
CCS 691201     Recon
1-0 1-1 SP4 RT Hensley SS
CCS 691207-08     Recon
1-0 1-1 SP4 RT Hensley KIA BSV
CCS 691210     Recon
1-0 1-? SGT DJ Paul PH
CCS 691211     FAC/RR
MSG BG Thomas AMV
CCS 691213     HQ & Scty Co?
SSG DM McClary PH
CCS 691230 6 man team Recon  
1-0? SSG BE Perry PH 1-1? 1-2 SGT JE Acre BSV

Salem House Operations - 1970

CCS 700101-09 5 man team RT Recon
1-0 SFC LP Bartlett KIA BSV 1-1 SGT RA Thomas KIA BSV
CCS 700105 6 man team RT Sickle Recon
1-0 SGT JH Gunnison BSV 1-1 SGT KR Karlson ACMV
CCS 700113     Recon
SGT GE Tubbs MIA CPL RD Pryor PH
CCS 700116   RT Pick Recon
1-0 SGT RJ Graham BSV 1-1 SGT MI Crimmings ACMV
CCS 700119      
MAJ BW Koch PH
CCS 700120   RT Hammer? Recon
1-0 1-1 SSG GE Doak PH
CCS 700125   RT Awl Recon
1-1 SSG AC Franks ACMV
CCS 700126      
Medic SGT KR Quackenbush PH
CCS 700130   RT Fork? Recon
1-0 1-1 SSG DL Hawkins SS
CCS 700208 6 man team RT Fork? Recon
1-0 SSG DL Hawkins BSV 1-1SGT JF Burkhard BSV
CCS 700213   RT Pick Recon
1-0 ?SGT RJ Graham 1-1 SGT MI Crimmings PH
CCS 700214-17   RT Recon
1-0 SGT MT Spears BSV
CCS 700215 6 man team RT Ham Recon
1-? SGT WP Wanson BSV1-1 SGT KR Karlson BSV
CCS 700216   RT Awl Recon
1-0 SFC CE Carle PH1-1?
CCS 700220 NCJ RT Level? Recon (two separate ops?)
1-0 SGT EG Masci PH 1-1 SGT JEAcre
CCS 700223   RT ? Recon
1-0 1-1 SP4 SL Boylan ACMV
CCS 700225     Local Scty??
S-4 SSG JA Powell PH; 3 Co Plt Sgt SGT CY Bayless PH BSV, SSG DB Rowley PH (26)
CCS 700226   RT Pick Recon
1-0 SGT RJ Graham BSV 1-1 SSG MI Crimmings BSV
CCS 700301   RT Level Recon
1-0 SSG RL Malone PH BSV 1-1 EG Masci BSV 1-2? SSG WJ Deacy PH
CCS 700301   evacuation of RT Level  
Medic SGT KJ Mertz
CCS 700304     Aerial Obs
FAC SSG MI Crimmings AMV
CCS 700308   Helo Crash? Body Recovery
Medic SSG WD Farr BSV
CCS 700309     Recon
1-? SGT EA Helfand PH
CCS 700319   12 man rescue force  
Medic SFC JL Prentner BSV
CCS 700319   12 man RIF
2 Co Sqd Ldr JC Gilbert BSV
CCS 700321 6 man team RT Hammer Recon
1-1 SP5 GB Hemphill BSV 1-2SGT CG Chapin BSV
CCS 700328 1-0 School at B-53?  
2LT MC Ash PH
CCS 700330      
SSG DE Doty        
CCS 700402 8 man team RT Pick Recon
1-0 SSG EE Cofer KIA SS 1-1 SGT RJ Graham PH 1-2 SP4 SL Boylan WIA BSM
CCS 700404 6 man team RT Br/Ham/Lev? POW Snatch
1-0 SGT JF Bertoni BSV 1-1 SGT TE Cook BSV 1-2 SGT JA Damoth ACMV
CCS 700407 8 man team RT Level POW snatch
1-? SGT TA Lancelot PH BSV 1-1 SSG DA Crofton SS 1-2 SGT JA Damoth BSV 1-3 SSG WJ Deacy PH BSV
CCS 700409   RT attempted insertion
1-0 SSG GE Doak AMV
CCS 700411 6 man team Recon  
1-0 SSG DA Davidson WIA BSV 1-? SGT WP Coughlan BSV
CCS 700412-13 6 man team RT Plan Trail Watch
1-0 CPT AT Gilley BSV 1-1 SGT BL Lyons PH BSV 1-2 SGT CG Chapin PH BSV
CCS 700417     Recon
SFC JL Prentner KIA
CCS 700418 7 man team RT Pick Recon
1-? SGT RD Hinkel BSV 1-1 SGT RJ Graham PHBSV 1-2 SSG TA Lancelot BSM
CCS 700420 ? man team RT Hammer Recon
1-0 SGT GE Doak ACMV 1-1 SGT TE Cook BSV 1-2 SGT WP Wanson ACV ? 1LT RM Bost PH
CCS 700430      
2 Co Cdr CPT CP Vencill BSV; Plt Ldr 1LT ME Marsili BSV; Plt Sgt SGT TJ White BSV; 2 Plt Sgt L Brown BSV; SGT JC Gilbert BSV; SFC GR Turner BSV
CCS 700504 6 man team RT Awl Recon
1-0 SFC CE Carle BSV 1LT ME Marsili PH MSG GR Thatcher PH
CCS 700507   RT Shovel Recon
1-0 SFC SM Waltrip BSV
CCS 700523     Recon
1-0 SSG DJ Reich SS 1-1 SGT RK Hollingsworth BSV 1-2 SGT RE Hill SS
CCS 700524   RT Shovel Recon
1-0 ?SFC SM Waltrip 1-1 SP4 RP Mullins BSV
CCS 700528   Plt sized op  
1 Co Cdr CPT DG Carr
CCS 700608     downed aircraft
Medic SGT KJ Mertz  
CCS 700602-10   32 man Plt Exploitation
Plt Ldr 1LT VE Leichleiter KIA BSV; SGT JL Butler PH
CCS 700617     Recon
1-0 SGT RA Hendrick BSV 1-1 SSG GW Hewitt BSV
CCS 700618 6 man team Recon  
1-0 1-1 SGT EA Helfand ACMV
CCS 700620 ? man team Recon  
1-0 1-2 SGT PR Dowdy ACMV
CCS 700724 ? man team RT Nail Recon
1-0 MSG RN Taylor ACMV 1-1 SFC DN Reed ACMV 1-2 SGT EA Helfand ACMV
CCS 700814      
1-2 SGT JA Premenko KIA BSV
Recon assets transferred to CCN/CCS o/a 8/23/70 after prohibition on use of US forces in Cambodia
CCS 700901      
Recon Co 1SG MSG RA Loff PH, Medic SGT JO Mead PH
         
Ford Drum        
MAJ BJ McDaniel AMF 700220-700604 11 Missons
SSG MC McIntire AMF 700220-700604 7 Missions
SSG VF Winters AMF 700220-700604 112 Missions

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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