The VVA Veteran July/August 2011 : Page 42

LOCATOR Continued from previous page Dan Riker, 14905 Fairway St., Livonia, MI 48154. Looking for “Peaches,” whom I served with in Charlie Co. between February and April 1971 when we were setting up ambushes south of Da Nang. On one of these excursions, Peaches was hit in the arm. Being the radio man , I had to call in the medevac chopper. I was called “Baby-San.” Contact: Harlan Moen, 150 Highridge Ave., Apt. 9, Denmark, WI 54208; 920-367-2040 (home); 920-412-8610 (cell). Looking for Walter Carote, Snyder, Karnes, Parago , and other friends who served with me in the Air Force on Melvielle Mountain, 641 Aircraft and Warning SQ, Goose Bay, Labrador. “Pine Tree.” Contact: Edward Viloria, Jr., 7111 N. 75th Ave., #1015, Glendale, AZ 85303; 602-214-9442. Looking for pictures of a group called “Unreps Au Go Go,” who performed during unreps on Yankee Station . Our ship was the U.S.S. Cacapon (AO-52) . Those of us in the group were there in 1965-66. Contact: Louis Pardo, 242 Cascade Rd., Warwick, NY 10990; 845-988-0844; pardolou@yahoo.com Looking for anyone who served with me in the 56th Transportation Co. , Bear Cat/Long Thanh, March 1968-69. Contact: Greg Grass, 5024 Lowndes Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129-1666; 314-487-7557; cowboy1889@aol.com HBO made a couple of videos welcoming Vietnam veterans home . One of these had John Sebastian playing Taps on a harmonica . There apparently are no commercial copies available. Looking for anyone who might have recorded this show or song. Contact: Mike O’Brien, 502-364-6401; mike_obrien@raytheon.com Looking for Dr. John Clegg , who was stationed with me at Sandpoint Naval Clinic in Seattle, 1982-85. I would like to speak with him about a note in my record. My last name used to be King. Contact: Valerie P. Crute, 973-432-8928; valeriekingcrute@yahoo.com Looking for anyone who served with me in the 504th Ord. Det. , outside of Qui Nhon, 1967-68. Would like to have a reunion in Huntsville, Ala., where we were formed. Contact: Jim Stansbury, 371 Meadow Green Dr., Ringgold, GA 30736; 706-937-5025. Wish to locate Capt. Ed Wehee (unsure of spelling), an American who was senior advisor with 3/52 ARVN Bn. in 1969 when the battalion was placed under my command for a few weeks for operations in Phuoc Tuy Province. I was serving with the Australian infantry at the time. Contact: R. Michael Gill, plato25@bigpond.com Looking for anyone who was in Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 5th Cav. Regt., 1st Cav. Div. , late May-June 1, 1970, off LZ David in Cambodia. Capt. Menzes (unsure of spelling) or the 1st Sgt. :Iwas your dog handler and your call sign was “Foggy Day” at that time. Contact: James F. Meechan, 3057 Ervin Rd. N.W., Dover, OH 44622; 330-343-5651. Looking for anyone who served with me in the 2/14 Inf. Regt. “Golden Dragons,” 25th Div., Alpha Co. , Fire Support Base Patton, December 1969-November 1970. Contact: Louie Rodriguez, 602-510-6883; lourod69@hotmail.com 2/9th Arty. , the “Mighty Ninth” of the 4th Inf. Div. (originally of the 25th Inf.) is reborn. Visit our website at www.themightyninth.org or email mightyninth@cableone.net Website has pictures, rosters, and old friends. 2/35 Inf. is welcome. Contact: Tom Roman, 6382 Breckenridge Cir., Lake Worth, FL 33467; tomsaway2@att.net Need verification for the period December-January 1962 in Vietnam. I was assigned to the 526th Intl. Det. Okinawa . The main bases were Tan Son Nhut and an abandoned rubber plantation. I was injured and spent a week at Kadena Hospital, Okinawa, assigned to a private room on the top floor. Contact: Joseph Moroney, jobym@optonline.net Want to locate anyone who served with A Btry., 1st Bn. (AW, SP), 44th Arty. , Dong Ha, Quang Tri, and Khe Sanh. Contact: Jack L. Drake, 2745 S. Pleasant Grove Rd., Zanesville, OH 43701. Seeking Claude Redmon (or Redman/ Redmond). He was living in Columbus, Ohio, when he left to serve with the Air Force in 1955. He may have been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. He may now be living in Tenn. Contact: Terrence Kelsor-Dunlap, 380 Mount Prospect Ave., Apt. 3A, Newark, NJ 07104; 973-483-2407; terrencek1@verizon.net Looking for anyone who served with the 597th Trans. , 1965-66. I want to share pictures. Contact: Barry deSousa, barryhgw19@hotmail.com Need help for Agent Orange claim. Looking for anyone who served with the 509th SAC , Pease AFB, November 1972-January 1973. I was a crew chief on a KC135 . Need information or affidavit to prove boots on the ground. Contact: josephjcsilva@aol.com Looking for anyone who may have served with my client, Simeti Lualemana (a Samoan from Hawaii). He was a supply clerk and then a supply sergeant known as “Sgt. Lu.” He served with HHC, 3rd Bde. in Vietnam, March 1968-April 1969. He suffered from a shrapnel wound when Camp Evans ammo dump was hit, and he was shot in the hand on November 29, 1968. His DD-214 indicates that he was awarded the Bronze Star in 1969, but he never received the actual medal. He cannot remember exactly what it was for, but believes it may have been for trying to rescue two wounded soldiers in 1968. Contact: Adam Choka, 808-541-3065; 877-541-2521; adam.choka@fd.org Looking for Ron “Stony” Stone, Ron Smith, Jerome Snetzinger, George Marten , or anyone else who served with 199th Inf., C/2/3, 1st Plt. , 1968, regarding NCOC “Shake’nBake” Reunion Washington,D.C.,September 29 to October 2 If you were a grunt in Nam,you most likely had an NCOC Sergeant with you. Reconnect with your old buddies.Visit Arlington Cemetery,the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,and the Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Center.Enjoy the banquet and more. Reservations through Armed Forces Reunions 757-625-6401, or www.afr-reg.com/ncoc Contact the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington,Virginia, at 888-627-8210;room rate is $109 per night. Additional information:Budd Russell ncocloca@ime.net ,207-723-4969 or Bob Clark Robertaeclark@comcast.net ,703-855-1655 a Viet Cong attack at FSB Hun , a hot LZ near a village, in September or October. Capt. Alakulppi, Kline, Ringle, Murphy, Turney, Zeigler, and Jordan were KIA. Ron Smith received a head wound and another guy was hit across the shoulders. Contact: Joe Conley, 303 E. Front St., Colfax, IA 50054; 515-674-3944. 114th Aviation Co. , Vinh Long. Have news articles, photos, and slides from 1963-65. The C.O. was Maj. McClure . Looking for Jim Rush, Jim Potts , and George Curry . What happened to the “Soup” Doc? Contact: Pete Bell, 652 Kingdom Rd., Irasburg, VT 05845; 802-754-6386. Looking for Sgt. Dikes, Airman Price, Airman George , or any other airmen who served with me at Altus AFB, Goose Bay AFB (Canada) ,or Eglin AFB . Also looking for the Judo instructor and Judo classmates from Altus AFB, 1968. Contact: Ernest Hill, 2526 Woodlawn Dr., Monroeville, PA 15146; or visit http://altus1968.tripod.com or http://twitter.com/altus1968 NSA Da Nang, Administrative Officer, White Elephant , July 1968-69. Possible reunion. Contact: Bill Paschall, 228-243-2699; bpaschal@cableone.net Looking for my captain, lieutenant, sergeant major , or anyone else from the 588th Engineer Charlie Co. , 1969. I drove the five-ton dump truck in Dau Tieng. Especially interested in locating Mark . I helped him get his wheel loader job back. Also looking for Bob , who came to Vietnam on January 15, 1969. He got hurt on January 16 and I, along with a medic, came to his aid. Contact: Rich Budzinski, 715-435-4282 (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time); jmbudzin@tznet.com Looking for Capt. J. Zampella , whom I served under as his driver with the 1st Inf. Div. , Vietnam, 1968-69. Contact: William Price, 2000 Fountain Way, Northport, AL 35473; 205-333-0892. Would like to locate Pat Estock .Iwas given a pencil drawing that he made, depicting three soldiers sitting on the ground. One of the soldiers is sitting by himself and another is holding a comrade in his arms. The drawing is dated May 1969. I thought he might like to have it. Contact: Kurt E. Strobach, 111 Pyle St., Oradell, NJ 07649-2513; 201-599-8116; kurtes@verizon.net Trying to find anyone who served with 321st Transportation Co., “Can Do” (Med. Truck), 48th Grp. , during the Vietnam War, especially Earl Jetty (from Calif.), who served October 1967-68. We would like you to join us at our yearly reunion. Contact: Jim Johnson, 6625 Pharaoh Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412; esconditas@hotmail.com or visit us on Facebook. Would like to hear from MSG Earl Norman, SSG Jorge Ayala, Bob Gilbert , and Martin Rabinowitz , who served with me in 1/35th, 2/14th Inf. and 25th Div. Tns. , or anyone who knew us in Vietnam or Hawaii. Contact: Al Miller 532543, LOCATOR MESSAGE To have a message appear in the “Locator,” email mkeating@vva.org or veteranlocator@gmail.com or fill out the form below : Message: (Limit yourself to 50 words or less) ____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ■ Return this form to: The VVA Veteran, c/o Locator, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3710 Date ______________________ Name ______________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________ State ________ Zip ___________________ Telephone Number ( Fill in only if you would like your telephone number printed) ______________________________ YOUR NOTICE WILL APPEAR SUBJECT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE PUBLISHER AND MAY BE EDITED. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. NECC, HU: 2D-250, 13698 Airport Rd., Bowling Green, MO 63334. Need help for a VA claim. Searching for anyone who was exposed to Agent Orange at Camp Pendleton . While in basic there in 1975, I was on a work detail unloading barrels of Agent Orange from a truck when one fell on its side and the metal plug popped off, drenching me in the contents. Contact: Tony Owens, 2345 Hoyt Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203; 317-658-5096 (cell); 317-510-1061 (office); 317-638-4656 (home); dragos001@aol.com or tony.owens.ctr@dfas.mil Seeking Lt. Dolkins and Intel Spec. Speer (or Spear), HHSB, 5/16th FA, 4th Inf. Div. , and Red ,my RTO at B, 5/16 , summer/fall 1969. I have photos of you guys and would like to send them to you. Contact: Jerry Stroebele, 6111 Austria Dr., Anchorage, AK 99516; 907-349-6010; z2a@acsalaska.net Need help for a claim. While serving at U Tapao Air Force Base ,I put out a fire in the power plant on July 18, 1974. Seeking anyone who remembers this. Contact: David P. Shurland, david_shurland@yahoo.com Need help for a claim. I served with 772 Medical Detachment at Bear Cat , September 1970-August 1971. Our rockets had deteriorated and were blowing up at launch. Some time in March or April 1971, ordnance destroyed them. I was walking outside when this happened, and the explosion gave me hearing loss. The doctor who saw me said that it would get better in a couple of days, which it did. Over the years, however, my hearing has continued to deteriorate. I need someone to substantiate this. Contact: Emil Affsa, 22 Cramer La., Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Looking for Drill Sgt. Humphries or anyone else who had basic training with the 502nd S&T Bn., 2nd Armored Div. , at Ft. Polk, July-September 1973. Contact: Ramon Barrientos, rraymex@aol.com Found a Zippo lighter with “Bradford, Pa.,” engraved on the bottom. “Vietnam, ’71-72, Khe Sanh” appears on one side with a small verse underneath it. A map of Vietnam appears on the other side. Contact: Sandy, thebeastracing@ telstra.com Looking for anyone who served with the 168th Engr. Bn. (Cbt., Vietnam). We would like you to join us at future reunions. Contact: Bob Ekdahl, 402-496-0688; rekdahl@tcon1.com The 168th was also a part of the 20th Engineering Bde. , which is having a reunion this summer (see “Reunions”). Seeking Sgt. Jimmie “Smitty” F. Smith (from High Point, N.C.), who served with 315th Task Force Alpha C130s , Tuy Hoa, 1967-68. Contact: Linda Polep, lpolep@jpolep.com Looking for Marine Corporal Chris Wilms (from the Buffalo area), who served with 9th Engineer Bn. , Chu Lai. He was seriously wounded in a mine incident on September 12, 1969. I was his Platoon Commander. Contact: Phil Foster, 850-380-0640; PQFDC@aol.com Looking for anyone who served with me in C Btry., 2/40 Arty., 199th Inf. Bde. ,or Btry. B, 2nd Bn., 13th Arty. , Vietnam, November 1966-67. I was injured in Phu Loi. The commanding officer was Charles M. Swain . Contact: Garry M. Green #17897, A1-A112, New Castle Correctional Facility, P.O. Box A, New Castle, IN 47362. Looking for anyone who served with HHC, 3rd Bde., 1st Inf. Div. , Lai Khe, October 1965-March 1966. My MOS was 053, Radio Teletype Operator. Contact: Darrel Webb, 6719 Spring Dr., Cottondale, AL 35453; 205-561-7003. Would like to contact anyone who served with me in the Army, 1964-74: basic training, Ft. Ord; AIT, Ft. Leonard Wood; Camp Humphreys , Korea; Germany, Wiley Barracks, Neu Ulm, Baumholder; 643rd Pipeline Co. , Long Binh, 1966/67-68; and 333rd Arty. , Ft. Bliss. Contact: James Landes Crosby, 9 Tanglewood St., Runcorn, Brisbane 4113, Queensland, Australia; landes@live.com.au Ω 42 THE VVA VETERAN

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