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Searching for any members of the 188th Ord. Co. (Ammo.) from Oct. 1966-67. Looking forward to hearing from you. Contact: Robert Heinemann, P.O. Box 184, Cheney, WA 99004; 509-235-4707; my Facebook page; rlheinemann@peoplepc.com

Looking for anyone who knew my husband, Stephen Paul Mihalic, USAF SAC SOG TDY, Da Nang, 1967-69. He has Parkinson’s, and we need to establish boots on the ground. NPRC is unable to locate or declassify records. Contact: Karen Mihalic, khattonmihalic@gmail.com

Searching for three USAF sergeants assigned to the 366th CSGp, Da Nang Airfield, 1970-71: Steve Heiss (Mich.), Mike Kaufmann (Ind.), and Rick Barwick (Ariz.). Contact: Ed Dame, eedamejr04@yahoo.com

Looking for two Marines who were treated on the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose and who wrote patriotic poetry. I would like to return the poems to them or to their families: Roy E. Howard, M Co., 3rd Bn., 4th Marines; William Lyons, 14th Aviation Bn. Contact: Roman Garcia, 505-473-2181, omnibusnm@comcast.net

My brother and I stumbled on a dog tag with the name Robert D. Williams with the last digits of his Social Security number, 0029. We would like to return this to Williams or his family. Contact: Stephen Gandy, stephenngandy.reton@gmail.com

Searching for anyone who served with M 4/11 Btry. 155s, Vietnam, 1965-66. Also anyone who served in Atry. Dem. Brty. Scols Dem Trg MCS, Quantico, Va., 1966-68. Contact: Larry Whitehead, 816-844-9229 or 816-223-6091;

Looking for any Plank Owners from early 1966 from Harbor Clearance Unit One, USN. Contact: Thomas Hogan, Thogan2207@aol.com

Searching for information about Jeffery Yallus for entry into The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Yallus received two Purple Hearts for the Battle of Hill 937, Hamburger Hill. I would like to hear from survivors of this battle for an article to submit to the Hall of Honor. Contact: Neil Chris Resce, chris.resce@gmail.com

Looking for Sgt. Helton, manager of the 1st MP EM Club at Di An, 1968. My sister, Suong, and I worked there as bartenders. Contact: Ha Anderson, hangoc7623@yahoo.com

Searching for information about my late brother, Anthony Genevrino, who died in 2004 at the age of 53. He joined the Marines in 1969 and returned home the end of March 1971. He was the Warehouse Chief with H&S Co., 1st Bn., 5th Marines, 1st Marine Div. I would like more information on the following items I found in his record: He participated in SSDC Airb. Pacific Operations throughout the 1st Marine Div. TAOR, 1970; Quick Reaction Force Operation, Nov. 1970-March 1971; Operation Imperial Lake in Quang Nan Province, 1970-71. Contact: Lucretia Genevrino, lucretiagenevrino@gmail.com

Looking for photos and orders for the Presidential Meritorious Medal and orders from Vietnam. I arrived in-country and served with the 2/12th Cav. Div., An Khe, Bravo Co, 4th Plt. Lots of my buddies were wounded or KIA during firefights in the Battle of Pleiku and Plei Me. I have tinnitus, Type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, and PTSD. Contact: Freddie Slaughter, 10214 E. Watford Way, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248; freddie.slaughter@sbcglobal.net

Searching for a Vietnam War veteran on behalf of a family member. John Adams was an Army Spec.4, possibly from the Carolinas, and served with the 1st Logistic Command, 11th Trans. Bn. in Cat Lai, 1969. Contact: Valentine Iamartino, threefoldresearch@gmail.com

Looking for any members of USMC 1st Div., 1st Bn., 5th Marines, H&S Co. Anyone who served in Quang Nam Province, Oct. 1968. In memory of a dear friend, Garry Catron, who lost his life there, I am researching battlefield stories of this company. Also trying to contact Richard Hill, who was with Gary when he died. Contact: Carol McCluskey, carolsusieq52@gmail.com

Searching for Cpl. Dudley from Connecticut. He served several tours as a police sergeant. He and my father were in the 175th Gun Btry. together and Hill 34 and China Beach. My father is Cpl. Jerry Lynn Carpenter. Contact: Tonya Goins, 423-595-3274; tcgoins74@gmail.com or Jerry Lynn Carpenter, 423-933-8473.

Looking for anyone who served with my father, CSM Joseph Juliano, in Vietnam, 1968-69, 61st Med. Bn. or attached units. Contact: Peter Juliano, 925-200-3663; peterjuliano@me.com

Searching for Fleming Frierson with whom I served in the 71st Trans. in Qui Nhon. From there, we moved to Quang Tri Province to support Operation Pegasus in Feb. 1968. Two other men, Kozak and Wycoff, lived in the bunker with us. I’d like to hear from any members. Contact: Ron Paplham, 920-388-3847; Krpaplham@tm.net

Looking for Pete Peterson from Washington or Oregon. I served with him in the 25th Inf., 65th Combat Eng. in Cu Chi, 1969-70. We were crane operators. Contact: Ron Paplham, 920-388-3847; Krpaplham@tm.net

Searching for veterans of 335th Aviation, Chu Lai, 1969-70. Bags, Au, Grif, remember? Contact: John Dicken, 68 Pheasant Ridge Ct., Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Looking for Ron Williams who was in Vietnam with my brother, Marshall Hirsch. They were good friends, and I would love to talk with him. Contact: Shari Klein, shariklein55@gmail.com

Searching for information about Valney O’Pyle from Texas. He served in Vietnam in the late 1960s, but I don’t know where. He came to Michigan to marry Margaret Gunning in 1969. She has since passed away. He was in the Army and had a rifle badge on his suit. He was later transferred to Germany, maybe as a clerk or recruiter in Port Huron, Michigan. He died in 2009. Contact: Doug Mills, douglasmills@frontier.com

Looking for anyone in HHC 520th Commo section, Nov. 1967-68. Contact: Bruce Carbone, carbonebruce@yahoo.com

Searching for crew members of U.S.S. Constellation CVA64 Weapons Dept., 4th Div., 1964-67 Westpac cruises for a reunion. Contact: Elias Camacho, 915-843-6889 (text); ecam_acho@yahoo.com

Searching for any member of B Battery, 2nd, 17th FA at FSB Colgan, Dalat, who is familiar with the attack in November or December 1970 that injured a member of the FDC section. I was the replacement for that injured individual. I’ve tried to locate him for years with no name to guide me. He may have been from Erie, Pa. Contact: Jack Buckler, 607-206-6630; jackbuckler@aol.com

A group of us from March AFB, CS were given orders for a short notice TDY in support of ARC LIGHT in early 1968. My AFSC was Aircraft Pneudraulic Repairman (Hydraulic). I worked on BUFFs and KC-135s at March AFB. If you were in that group, please look through your military records and see if you kept your copy of the orders. If you see my name, please send me a copy. I’m sure there are others, like me, whose military records don't reflect the time deployed to Anderson AB and the number of days deployed doesn’t appear on our military records. Contact: Walt Padworski, wpadworski@gmail.com

Looking for anyone who was with USAID between 1968-75 who may have known my father, Leo McIntyre. Our family lived in Saigon when I was in third grade. We were evacuated on a Pan Am flight in late April 1975, the last flight from Tan Son Nhut. My parents have passed, and I still have questions about what my father’s job was in Vietnam. Contact: James MacIntyre, macjames9091@gmail.com




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