The VVA Veteran September/October 2011 : Page 42

LOCATOR Continued from previous page Vietnam, November 1966-67. Contact: Larry Trude, 1125 N. Oklahoma Ave., Claremore, OK 74017; marilyntrude@ yahoo.com Trying to contact Tracy Hicks , who had a Locator notice in the March/April issue. There is some confusion in the printing of your address. Could you verify it for me or give me an email address? I was exposed to mustard gas while in Germany, 1965. Seeking anyone, stateside or overseas, exposed to this agent. Contact: Ellis C. Mattingly, 1406 Hathaway St., Owensboro, KY 42303; 270-683-3122; ecmatt45@ aol.com Invitation to athletic veterans who were runners and had memorable workout experiences to share their stories (combat pursuit events or evasive experiences can be included). Contact: Jim Barker, 408-401-7939; erodemango@yahoo.com Trying to locate George Curry , who served with the 114th Transportation Co. , Vinh Long, late 1960s-early 1970s. Contact: John A. Massey, juancho98massey@ gmail.com Interested in hearing from firemen who were at Pleiku , December 1968-69, and Da Nang , June 1971-72. Contact: Alfred Johnson, sureyoucan@roadrunner.com Need verification for a claim. Looking for anyone who was at Tan Son Nhut AB when a 122 took out the front of the civilian air terminal . I suffered permanent ear damage. Contact: Ron Lappert, 2416 Dickenson Ave., Greenville, NC 27834; 252-367-8606; mooney034@aol.com Looking for anyone who served with me in 536 Ordnance Co. , attached to the 1st Cav. , Ahn Khe, 1965-66. Contact: Mitch Argyris, 32447 Kelly Rd., Fraser, MI 48026; 586-944-8713; margyris@ yahoo.com Looking for any Screaming Eagles who served with any units assigned or attached to the 3rd Bde., 101st Airborne Div. (AMBL) , Camp Evans, August 1968-July 1970. Contact: Lloyd Rahlf, 738 O’Callaghan Dr., Sparks, NV 89434; lrahlf@aol.com On Thanksgiving 1968 ,a Chinook on its way to an NDP and then Di An lost power to the real rotor .We dropped like a rock. The pilots pulled it out of the dive at treetop level, saving us. I want to thank them. I served with 1/28th Inf., 1st Inf. Div. Contact: Bill Chamberlain, billywantstoplay@stage3prod.com Trying to locate my buddies who served with me in B Co., 3rd Engineers, 3rd Marine Div. , Quang Tri, Camp Carroll, Rock Pile, Cam Lo, Con Thien, Khe Sanh, 1968-70. Contact: Daniel Waters, 7 Chapman Ave., Auburn, NY 13021; 315-252-1295. Looking for Jerry Bacon , who was a Golden Gloves boxer in the Navy. His mother’s name was Mable Bacon, and he has two sisters named Cheryl and Judy. He played lead guitar in a band called The Superiors, and they called him Johnny Hawk . Contact: Jody Bacon #83178, Lovelock Correctional Center, 1200 Prison Rd., 1-A-66-A, Lovelock, NV 89419. Looking for “Tennessee,” who served with me in Lima Co. 3/4, 2nd Squad .He was my best friend on Hill 689 . We were wounded on ambush headed north, May 15, 1968. He guided 3rd Squad to the fight, where he was wounded again. Contact: Royce D. Johnson, 2605 Cedar Elm Ln., Garland, TX 75043-6058; 972-822-3909. Seeking anyone who has info on or knows John Thomas Johnson , whom I knew in Seattle, 1979-93. He served in USAF, C-130 Spectre Units , stationed later at Langley AFB. Contact: Bob Brouillette, P.O. Box 135, Poplarville, MS 39470; 601-795-8958; robert_brouillette @yahoo.com Would like to contact anyone who was with my uncle, PFC Calvin C. Morgan, 9th Inf., 65th Engineering Bn., A Co. , Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 862 To hold an Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting November 5 at 3:00 p.m. Penn State, Beaver Campus, Monaca Auditorium Monaca, Pennsylvania Open Forum We hope to hear from Vietnam Veteran families about the health of our veterans, their children, and their grandchildren. For more information, Contact: bobby514@comcast.net at Hobo Woods, Filhol Plantation ,on February 26, 1967. Contact: Cindy Morgan, 3577 Niagara, Wayne, MI 48184; 734-721-5228. Looking for David Riddle, 1/35, B Co. , 1967-68. His last-known address was in Honea Path, S.C. Contact: Donald R. Richardson, 4689 Richardson Cir. SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281; 770-483-7146. Trying to locate Sgt. Marty Roberts, Sgt. Doug Abels (radio operator) ,or anyone else who served with me in A Co., 1/12 Inf., 4th Inf. Div. , 1968-69. Contact: Henry O’Neal, 94 S. Huntington Ct., Richmond Hill, GA 31324; 912-547-4133. Seeking Alice Saunders , who lived in Newport News, Va., in 1967 and worked at the Sports Palace. I was in the Navy and knew her that summer. Contact: Elliot Brenner #1045911, B.K.C.C., P.O. Box 430, Dillwyn, VA 23936. Looking for anyone who served with the 359th Transportation Unit , Pleiku, 1969-70. Contact: Ernest Cravens, 9133 Dallas Hollow Rd., Soddy Daisy, TN 37379; 423-413-7700. Need help for a claim. I was stationed at Utapo AFB , Thailand, 1968-69. I frequently visited Vietnam as a courier during my tour. Seeking anyone who has information on Agent Orange being sprayed around the perimeters of Utapo, individuals in the perimeters being exposed to such chemicals, or base couriers going to Vietnam. Contact: Russell Rhodes, c/o James Stanley, Jr., 917 W. Markham, Suite A, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501-324-2820 (fax); james@jwstanleylaw.com Need verification for a claim. I am the widow of David Bryant , who served at Camp Casey on the DMZ in Korea, 1968-69. I need to verify that individuals in this area were in the proximity of the DMZ at times and were exposed to Agent Orange. My husband was sent on several missions to Vietnam that were classified. Also seeking anyone who has knowledge of such missions. Contact: Candis Bryant, c/o James Stanley, Jr., 917 W. Markham, Suite A, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501-324-2820 (fax); james@jwstanleylaw.com Looking for Jerry Dunn, Air Defense Artillery Officer , who served in Korea, 1971-72. Contact: Clint Martin, P.O. Box 6501, Mount Airy, NC 27030; 336-783-0307. Looking for anyone who served in the 188th MP Co. , July 1966-June 1967. I was one of six people in the advance party . Contact: Max H. Hedrick, Jr., 709 E. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658; 828-464-1322; mhh.18mpbg@live.com Looking for fellow shipmates from U.S.S. Wasp (CVS-18) , 1965-70. I was in engineering. Does anyone remember Gemini recoveries? Contact: David James Therrien, 319 Safford St. #5, Bennington, VT 05201; 802-753-7720. Looking for SSG English , who served with 3rd Bde., 25th Inf., B Co., 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. , Vietnam, and later with 267th Chem. Co. , Okinawa. We were roommates. Contact: Otis Rush, 3206 Maplewood Dr., San Angelo, TX 76904; 325-947-3434. Looking for anyone who was with me at MCRD, 2nd Bn., Plt. 272 .We commenced training on September 3, 1965, and graduated on October 29, 1965. One drill instructor was Sgt. J.A. Vehulek . Contact: Andres J. Mendoza, 2300 W. San Angelo St., Apt. 1033 S, Gibert, AZ 85233; 602-388-0432. Need help for Agent Orange claim. I was onboard the U.S.S. St. Paul during the Tet Offensive, during which we furnished support to ground forces. I need to determine if the St. Paul came within three miles of the Vietnam shoreline during 1967-68. Contact: Phillip Johnston, c/o James Stanley, 917 W. Markham, Suite A, Little Rock, AR 72201; james@ jwstanleylaw.com Trying to locate Col. Kitchings, USAF CO of 5th TAC out of Clark AFB. My uncle, Robert Lee Hall , and the rest of your people on 90-day TDY rotations are having trouble proving boots on the ground due to lack of archived orders. Contact: Noah B. Dillion, 3208 Woodward Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018; noahdillsr@hotmail.com In search of William Sheriff , who served with me in C Co., 864th Engr. Bn., 18th Engr. Bde. , Nha Trang, 1966-67. His last-known address was in Macon, Ga. Contact: John “Cap” McKeighan, 244 Ruby St., Ozark, AL 36360; 334-445-9995. Would like to hear from shipmates and friends Ron Boothe (from Beltsville, Md.), Robert Laird (Brooklyn), Ed Tennat (Oakland, Calif.), and Paul M. Smith (Wichita Falls, Texas). Contact: David Tobey #22008-037, Federal Correctional Institution-M1, P.O. Box 1000, Butner, NC 27509. Trying to find a graduation photo of Plt. 1144, MCRD , San Diego, December 1974-March 1975. The senior drill instructor was SSG Ransom .Also 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. looking for a photo of the U.S.S. Alamo (LSD) .Iwasa PFC with Bravo Co. “Walking Dead,” 1st Bn., 9th Mar. , and 3rd Bn., 5th Mar. , Camp Pendleton. Contact: Jeffrey Cree #5695034, Oregon State Penitentiary, 2605 State St., Salem, OR 97310. Need verification for a claim. Looking for anyone who served with me in Phouc Vinh, Tay Ninh Province , June-November 1969, especially my assistant driver of the 5-ton water truck and “Butch” (from South Chicago) from Medical Supply .I need verification that I was shot from a water tower some time in August or September 1969. I have since had eleven spinal surgeries without compensation from the VA. Contact: Raymond “Pvt. Peaches” Broussard, 718 Brown Ave., Shelbyville, KY 40065-1510; dengxioping@live.com Would like to hear from anyone who served with 3/5 Cav., 9th Inf. Div. , Dong Ha/Quang Tri area of I Corps, June-October 1971. Contact: Gordon Ritchie #236306, Everglades C.I. H-4/107U, 1599 S.W. 187th Ave., Miami, FL 33194. Need verification to confirm my right to a Medal of Honor. Looking for J.J. Butera ,my Commanding Officer in Mike Btry., 4th Bn., 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Div. , Dong Ha, 1968. Contact: Ruben Sanchez, 951-735-4887; rubendevildog412@yahoo.com Looking for Daryl Hornsby , who served with me in FLSG-B , Chu Li, 1969. Contact: Robert Ledford, 423-242-3627. Looking for anyone who served with 124th Sig. Bn., Co. A, 4th Inf. Div. , Pleiku/Ahn Khe, May 1969-70. We went on SRP missions out of Camp Radcliff .I was RTO . Need info and pictures to write a book. Contact: Norman Sanders #197433, CJAG-4-R-10, Louisiana State Prison, Angola, LA 70712. Trying to locate Dave Edwardson, Terry Cheatham, Wayne Barrow , and other friends from A Btry., 6th/15 Arty., 1st Inf. Div. , Lai Khe and Phu Loi, 1967. Contact: Steve Demartini, 40 Edstan Dr., Moonachie, NJ 07074; demartini@ verizon.net Seeking personnel who served on board the U.S.S. Oxford (AGTR-1) , June 1965-February 1966. I left the ship at Sasebo and transited via Military Sea Transport to Yokosuka for further transfer. I was a CTR1 and served as a watch supervisor in the collection division . The chief in charge was CTC French . I subsequently served on the U.S.S. Jamestown (AGTR-3) as a CTC in 1969. I was on the decommissioning crew in Yokosuka. The Oxford was tied up alongside and decommissioned at the same time. Contact: Tom Wright, tjwri@cableone.net Need verification of service. Looking for anyone who served with me in 3rd Armor Div. , Sept. 1965-May 1966. We were deployed from Germany to Vietnam. All served with Sgt. Kerns . Contact: Donald Leslie Johnson, janjohn@tgtel.com Want to find out what happened to my high school classmate, 1st Lt. Philip Zum Mallen .Heservedwith 1st Plt., A Co., 4th Bn., 47th Inf., 9th Inf. Div. , and was KIAonJune 19, 1967, at the battle of Rach Nui during Operation Concordia . Contact: Larry Purcell, 12599 St. John Rd., Pilot Point, TX 76258; 214-763-1163; larry.purcell@cadallas.com Would like to hear from SP5 Kenneth Eric Larson , who served in Ahn Khe as a flight engineer on a Chinook helicopter . Left Army from 154th Avn. Bn. , Ft. Sill. Remember the Oasis! Contact: Donald E. Stacey, P.O. Box 96, Lakeview, OR 97630; 541-880-4249. Trying to find Jaffe , who attended finance school at Ft. Benjamin Harrison . I knew him when he was a finance officer at Vietnam Finance Administration Military School , Go Vap, Gia Dinh, 1966. Contact: Guang “Mike” Le, 3201 Cherry Mill Dr., Adelphi, MD 20783; 301-595-5910 (home); 301-523-7284 (cell); quanglemd@ gmail.com Ω 42 THE VVA VETERAN

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