|I'm looking for 5th Special Forces personnel
remembering the American doctor Patrica M. Smith, MD and her
medical facility in Kontum province. Mission Hospital was where she practiced
medicine among the Montagnards from 1963 onward. It was a low, octopus-shaped
white walled building standing in the center of a jungle clearing where several
wings jutted out from a surgical amphitheater in the middle of the complex. The
wings comprised obstetric and maternity wards, a 40-bed hospital ward, rooms
for isolation cases, a laboratory, and a supply and equipment room.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who can tell me the hospital's location from the northern outskirts of town near the MACV compound, on Highway 14. Thanks
John Freiberger III
9 Olympus Drive
Macedon, NY 14502
telephone: (315) 986-2706
e-mail: John Freiberger@usa.xerox.com
|I am pretty new at surfing, but have been looking for a site like this for a couple of months--I was a donut dollie in Vietnam from july 67-july 68. My last 2 1/2 months were at Dong Ba Thin--I went to Buddahs birthday party, and up into the weeds to meet the French priest, who told us to go home immediately, there were vc all over. My "escort" was Captain Bob Thomas, who was from Iowa...can you guess how many people with that name live in Iowa??? I would love to hear from him!|
|I was with the Americal Div. refueling choppers at Kham Duc then Mhin Long would like to see if I can find some SF I knew.||Subj: John Graf
From: KGaylord@tesoropetroleum.com (Gaylord, Ken J.)
was a high school friend of mine from Kellogg, Idaho. John was in the SF and in Vietnam in67 or 68. I have lost track of him and would like info from anyone who knew/knows him and his current location. I believe his primary MOS was a medic.
firstname.lastname@example.org , is
people who knew her father, Frank Neil Badolati. Reported 'Killed/Body Not Recovered' on B52 Delta Operation '73.
|My brother, Capt. Ed. Pierce was
attached to B-31, 5th SF(Abn) in Xuan Loc. He was KIA 13Mar66
as result of hostile fire while flying as MI Observer in an L-19. Anyone who
was a member of B-31 in Xuan Loc from Dec. 1965- could help me understand his
contributions to the team as an intellengence officer by contacting me,
Robert W. Pierce,
< email@example.com > or phone 281-395-4234. Ed was retained for SF assignment from the 87th Advisory Team MACV. He had been assigned since arrival in Jun65 as S-2 to 10th Div ARVN in Xuan Loc and was reassigned to B-31 based on his Abn and Inf background on 15Dec65. I know hardly anything else about his final assignment in Vietnam leading up to his death. I would greatly appreciate any information about Ed that anyone who knew him could provide.
|My name is Nelson J.
Garcia, I am a retired officer living in Miami Lakes, FL. I am looking
for anyone who may know the whereabouts or fortune of Gary Doht
(Dhot?) Gary and I went into the Special Forces together as junior
officers and both went to Vietnam in 1965-66. We met again under very bad
circumstances at the Tan Son Nhut evac. hospital during the '68 Tet offensive.
I was the Airfield Security Battalion Senior Advisor and he was a helicopter
pilot being medevacd to the States. He was seriously injured and lost an eye.
Last I heard he was living in California. If anybody knows anything about Gary
please let me know. NJGarcia@worldnet.att.net
|From: Carl Zuzulock
I recently returned from a trip to Tay Ninh, V.N. After hearing about my trip one of my business customers informed me his father was in Special Forces in Viet Nam. His father died of cancer in 1980 when he was three. The mother only knows that her husband was in Special Forces and had served in Nam. The soldiers name is Langfrey Lane Ronzio, born Montrose, Colorado. If anyone out there served with Langfrey or knows anything about him, his son would greatly appreciate hearing from you. The sons name is Jeromy Lane Ronzio and can be reached at 609-846-1195 or Fatestone@aol.com
From: Bossier City, LA
Comments: Just trying to find some information on 1LT Peter Allen Zanca. He was my second cousin. Family history states he was 5th SFG, Quang Nam Province. He was from San Antonio, TX. Tour of Duty - 16 JUN 67 to 06 JAN 68. All I know is on the wall. Anything would be great. Thanks.
From: Klamath Falls OR
Comments: I am attempting to determine what "OGMS Supply" was. A lighter engraved with this information along with the individuals name and "'63/'64" has recently been found. Since many of the personell in country at that time were Special Forces, I thought visitors to this site might recognize the unit. The individual in posession of the lighter would like to see it returned to it's original owner. Any help identifying OGMS Supply would be appreciated. Thanks and Welcome Home.
Hoping to find "Pineapple" from RT Hawaii (early 69). Heard that "Wintergreen" and "Garlic" have already joined with Maggie. Panther 33 is still keeping an eye out for smoke or a panel.
looking for SF folks who knew and/or worked with AF Cpt Charlie
Pocock ALO/FAC at Song Be in 65-66. Any assistance is greatly
In 1966, the SF and LLDB or CIDG got into a fire-fight at Gia Vuc resulting in casualties and a complete changeover of the A-team. In May1966, Cpt James Spencer's team (A-103), minus its XO, was swapped with Cpt Stephen M Ferry's team from Minh Long "A" camp. Has anybody got more information on the incident?
Does anybody know one of Cpt Spencer's team members?
Please E-mail Jean-Luc Delauve firstname.lastname@example.org from the Gia Vuc Tribute Website: http://www.dz59.freeserve.co.uk/index.htm
Gia Vuc A-camp Website, I CTZ, Quang Ngai Province:
London to Brighton Historic Military Vehicle Road Run and Show Website:
Army Medic SP/5
18th Engineer Bragade
19th Engineer Battalion
Senior Aidman for the 19th Engineer Battalion in 69/70 while building Camp Bu Prang. Would like to talk with any A-team member there when the John Wayne movie "The Green Berets" played there.
Groover - email@example.com
Does anyone remember the name, David Lyle Groover. If, so I would like to know a little more about what he did in the 5th Special Forces, so that I could add it to my family tree research and possibly send away for accurate information about his service record for my research.
|Michael Sanders -
Looking for anyone who knew John (Jack) L. Solinger 5th SF-SOG, RVN 64-66 we worked together with DOE early 1980's.
Jack passed away 11-11-84 in Pahoa, Hi.
|From: IrishEyezASmilin@aol.com: l am looking for anyone who might have known my husband Sgt. George Walkki. He was with 5th SFG assigned to PBR's. he was there form 67 to 70. Please write to me if you knew him.||SSG Claude B. Rush
My name is Mark Rush. My father was killed in Nam. He died on Dec. 29, 1966. His name was SSG. Claude B Rush Jr. RA 18 542 601 SSG. Co D, Det A-415. 5th SFG I have tons of pictures from him I would like any info on my dad, thanks. MRush126120@aol.com
|From: Bill Taylor -
I was with A btry 2/9 Arty 4th.Inf.Div.67 & 68.
A high school friend who was a Green Beret was kia at DakTo in late 67 about three weeks before I was in country.
Looking for anyone who knew him.
His name William Wallace McGrew III.
|My father served in the 5th Special
Services durning Vietnam.
I was wondering if there were any scholarship opportunities available
for undergraduate students. If so, could i have a phone number to call
or an address so that i would be able to have more information
forwarded. Thank you for any and all help.
O. Lee Torbett:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for old buddy David Balanoff from Rhode Island or anybody else.
|My name is PV2 Garren J.
Charter KSARG. email@example.com
My Dad is retired Cpt. Neil P. Coady 5th
SFGP. When my parents split up my mom got rid of all of his stuff. I'm
trying to find out how I can go about getting info on him like what
medals & sofourth he received. My ultimate goal is to get him a complete
set of Class a's medals and all. Ever since I was
Let me first say, I am not a vet but had family that served
in Viet Nam and also served during the Viet Nam war.
I have the highest regard for all of you. As a child I spent
many nights praying for all of you. The Viet Nam war still seems like yesterday to me and was a big part of my life, watching the evening news nightly, I still remember the broadcaster ending the evening news with the American losses that day. Every trip I make to Washington, DC I make sure I visit the wall, some trips, multiple times. I've even visited the wall after sun down and it sure is moving.
The purpose of my email is two fold, first to say thank you
and welcome home, the second is, I wear a POW bracelet and according to my
paper work, he is listed as Command & Control North, MACV-SOC, 5th Special
Forces Group. I would like to find out anything I can about him.
Subj: Ronald Gednalski
Me, I am Vietnam Veteran, my name is Mike Moschkin Co A 1st/
27th Infantry 65-66, with a shotgun tour in 65 to Pleiku. I was there during
the siege of Duc Co, flew in slicks and helped load bodies on chopper in summer
of 65. I noticed a camp name missing from your camp names it was Duc Suk in the
same valley as Duc Pek and Duc To north northeast of Kontum, I know we
delivered supplies when I was with the 119th Aviation Company ( alligators and
Guess I will give this a shot in the dark, so to speak. My name is Linda Longfellow. In 1963 I was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. I was a communications expert stationed at STRATCOM Facility. During the course of my assignment there I and my friend and fellow soldier, Linda Alcomendras went TAD to Smoke Bomb Hill with the SFC to work at Gabriel Demonstration Area. Of course my friend being a Hawaiian girl went over good, but I was a tall, fair skinned gal in a white marshal arts garb, but we enjoyed our time there and met some wonderful men in the 5th and 7th SFC. I spent allot of time with Paul Beech, HQ 5th....and Linda with Chuck ?. I am writing this to see if anyone remembers us, and if so to please contact me for an update of the lives of our friends. I regret that I do not remember the names of some of the other men. I do have some neat pictures, and one man I used to listen to was tall, thin, balding who played a bamboo wind instrument at the mock village "comm. center (underground of course)".
Please respond. Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
| Sandra from
We are trying to find pictures or information of my grandfather, John Hathaway Simpson. He was with the Fifth Special Forces in Vietnam. I'm not sure of the years but somewhere in between 66-68.
We do know that he received a Silver Medal and a Purple Heart. He passed away about thirteen years ago, and is buried in Andersonville,Georgia.
We would be very proud to look on this site and find his picture and a little history about him.
Sandra from Georgia
Delave, Gia Vuc Tribute Site
Justin Sapp is looking for information
about his Dad, Capt. Stanley L. Sapp, who served with
A-103 at Gia Vuc from the 1st November to the 4th of December
1965 when he was KIA on an operation. He would be very grateful to any of Cpt
Stanley L Sapp's team members for getting in touch with him (
email@example.com ) or
the Gia Vuc website ( www.gia-vuc.co.uk
Letter from Justin to Jean-Luc:
| Bob Veigel
I was ALO/FAC radio operator in Nam in support of the Battle of Dak Seang and Dak Pek in 1970. During the closing days, Dak Pek came under attack and needed air support during the night. I finally obtained a C-119 flareship out of I Corp and a Shadow (C-119) formed up with him after a resupply mission at Dak Seang. Never did meet any of the men from those camps but will always remember my association with the team worked so hard at the support base during that time. Would like to hear from anyone who was involved in this particular battle. God Bless all of you. I was an AF E-5 at that time. email:rveigel @home.com
|I was at Ft.Bragg
(Phase1 SFTraining during Jan-April of 1970.Then back to FT.Sam
Houston(Medic),and back to Bragg in June 70.I had a buddy named Thomas
Thole(also from California I think),and was wondering if he made it
all the way through.Also,I came in on the buddy plan with Brad
Simmons,from Martinez,Calif. but we got seperated at induction
physical,in California.(I had to go back to hometown and get a waiver from my
Doctor,for bad back)We were a few(several?) weeks apart throughout our
training,but I would like to know what happened to Brad and Thom. I did get my
beret,but didn`t finish SF training,because of conflict concerning my
David"Doc" Hyatt (Medic/gunner)
firstname.lastname@example.org is looking for
photos of the Domang Hi Valley.
USASF63@AOL.COM , is looking for "Anyone
in DUC CO 63-64 give me an e-mail. Looking for anyone in the Border
Surveillance Program Oct. 63, Base Camp 701, 5th SF, A-224
Trying to find old team members from A-432.
|I am the Neice of Danny Bolin/Savage
of the 5th Special Forces Group. He did 3 tours in Vietnam and is now in
Fairbanks, Alaska, He just returned from a 6 month stay back in Vietnam and
He is looking for old buddies and I will mail him a copy of your list of names, he has no computer access. Do you happen to know him or heard of him?
Thanks so much Sharon Land Ft, Bragg NC
Joanna Bellanger Dubois
I don't know if you can help me, but I found a ring (similar to a "graduation" ring), that has a green stone and says 5th Special Forces Group, ABN. The sides are engraved with VIETNAM, Airborne, Green Beret with a rifle and some other type of insignia.
The ring was found in New Orleans, Louisiana and it has the initials "I D J" engraved on the inside of the ring.
I know this must have special importance to the person it belongs to, and I am trying to find a way to locate the owner.
Can you give me any help, or point me in the right direction? It would be greatly appreciated. My Dad was career Army (22 years) and retired as a CWO4, so I have quite a soft spot for soldiers and want to get this back to its rightful owner.
Joanna Bellanger Dubois
I am a student of linguistics and am very interested in the
history of our Special Forces who served in South East Asia, especially those
who spoke / studied multiple languages. I have studied articulatory and applied
I am also trying to put together a collection of original
display material such as photographs, documents, id cards and berets used in
South East Asia.
If there is anyway that you may be able to help me in this
area I would appreciate it very much. I give you my word of honor that these
items will be used only to promote the history of our special forces and be
used only in a positive fashion. They will never be sold, or used in any way to
shed any negative light on our soldiers who served at this time. I would pay a
very good price for these items if there is a chance you may be able to help me
and of course have high quality copies made for you of any originals I am
allowed to purchase. Original photos of SF personnel in SE Asia wearing the
beret $ 10 and up. ID Cards $ 50 and up. Documents $ 20 and up. Berets with 5th
group US manufacture flash $ 100. Berets with in country made flash $ 200.
Berets with in country embroidered liners $ 500 and up. I am also of course
very interested in any experiences you might be able to share with me.
Some time in June of 1966, there was an explosion in the team house at Plei Me that killed Lt. Donald Schmidt & two VN civilians. It was reported as an accident, but I never thought so as someone tried to toss a M-26 into the commo bunker that night. The next day someone tossed an M-26 at the LLDB team house. It is my understanding the team interpreter was caught dirty after I left. Is there any way to access records of things like this? Thanks for your time. Tom Long
Spent time with the 5th and 46th would like to hear from old friends.
I was with A-402, MSF, To Chau/Moc Hoa 67-68 and A-204, MSF, Kontum, 69-70.
Always surfing looking for stuff on Mnong. If anyone has any info on Mnong in US, please let me know. I spent a year in Buon D Ham with 41st Civil Affairs
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