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Searching for Gunners Mate (Guns) Petty Officer 3rd Class Williams who attended Navy GMG Class A School at Great Lakes during the summer of 1967, Class 2718N. Later, we met again at Cam Ranh Bay. He was on Swift Boats. I was on LSMR-525. Contact: Duke Carrington, 619-730-5610; slainte1861@att.net

Looking for J. Leeper. I have recently acquired a knife and shirt belonging to a man who served in Vietnam. I’d like to find out more about him. I know he was in the Army, 1st Cav. because of the patch on the shirt’s right arm and an 18th MP Bde. patch on the left arm. The name on the knife and shirt is “J. Leeper.” Contact: Jason Brown, jasonberrybrown1967@gmail.com

Searching for someone? Some friends and I are willing to help find people who were in the Vietnam War. Sometimes we find information, sometimes we do not. But we love doing this, and there is no charge. Email us, and we will send you questions to help in the search. Thank you. Contact: Cathy Pelletier, FindingSoldiers@gmail.com

Searching for information about Joseph Hoak, probably from Pennsylvania, trained as a heavy equipment operator, Vietnam, 1971. Returning home, he went to Ft. Riley. He passed away a few years ago. He had “DAR” tattooed on his upper arm. His eldest daughter seeks any information about his time in the Vietnam War. Contact: C. Daniels, cdaniels67042@yahoo.com

Searching for anyone in B-1-12, 1966, Hill 41 south of Danang when John Wayne made a stop at our position. My own photos have been lost. Contact: Roger Conley, 96 Hartl Dr., Vernon, CT 06066; r-conley@sbcglobal.com

Looking for Capt. Jack E. Danel, CE, who was adjutant for the 169th EBC, Aug. 1971. Contact: Len Ignatowsi, 703-255-0353; grunt69@gmail.com 

Searching for George, a man I met on a train to Oxford, UK, a couple of years ago. He is Native American. I think he did two-and-a-half tours of duty. His fleece jacket and hat had a VVA logo. He was traveling with his wife, Helene. He was an extraordinary man who spoke openly, if emotionally, about his time in Vietnam. He said he mentored an AA program, and spoke to schools about his heritage. He tried to visit the UK regularly as his father had been stationed there in World War II. I have never forgotten the hour and a half we spent talking. He had a profound effect on me. I would love to know they are both okay. Contact: Lucy Spiers, luciespiers@hotmail.co.uk

Looking for members of my Howitzer crew in A Btry., 1st Bn., 5th FA, BRO, from Jan. to Sept. 1967.  I am in the middle of the group picture. After that I served in the Forward Observer Team in B Co., 1st Bn., 2nd Inf. (Black Scarf), BRO, Sept. 1967 to July 1968. The second photo is from R&R, June 1968. Contact: John Adams, john_adams.jr@reagan.com

Looking for James Fox from Redwood City, Calif. We were at Ft. Lewis, Tuy Hoa, and Phu Hiep, 1967-69. Contact: William Frey, 707-321-0262.

Searching for former members of the 3rd Bn., 508 Inf. Abn. who served at Ft. Kobbe, Canal Zone, Panama, 1966-68, for a possible reunion. Contact: James Proctor, 808-845-3200; csvcsa@twc.com 

Looking for anyone who served in the 4th Admin. Co., 4th Inf. Div., Camp Enari, July-Dec. 1969 and Camp Radcliff, Jan.-Sept. 1970. Contact: Don Siemers, d_siemers@yahoo.com

Looking for Dave Hampton or others on LZ Center Ops, 1968-69. Contact: Bob Garrett, bobgobluegarrett1947@gmail.com

Searching for those who served in HQ Co., B Troop, 1/17 Cav., 3rd Bde., 82nd Abn. Div. Contact: Charles Severino, nhbatt3@msn.com

Looking for Ronald T. Mayes of Texas who served at Marble Mountain, 1965-66. Contact: Melvin Wolfe, 4088 Green Hills Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804, 252-883-8385.

Looking to connect and correspond with men who served with the Qui Nhon Support Command and depot. Contact: Leonard Cohen, 38 N. 3rd St., Apt. 2R, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Seeking the veteran who sent us the Letters Vietnam War book. Please write to us again as we have misplaced your information and would like to get in contact with you. Contact: Good Samaritan Ministries, P.O. Box 1550, Pottstown, PA 19464-0806.

Searching for Greg Thompson from Chicago who served with C Co., 2/12, First Air Cav. in III Corps outside of FSB Buttons. He was a medic and received a Purple Heart, wounded May 28, 1970. Originally from Chicago, he briefly lived in San Antonio. Greg is third from left, top row. Contact: Jack Downing: jdd3915@gmail.com

Looking for a photo of myself taken by some Marines. I was in Delta Co., 4th Marines, March-July 1969. My nickname was Moose. Contact: Tom Morton, P.O. Box 3528, Vista, CA 92085.

Searching for Mary Lou Johnston (married name Quinn) who was a USAF medic at the Westover AFB Regional Hospital in Chicopee, Mass., in 1970. She was in surgical recovery on the second floor. Her hometown was Kissimmee, Fla. Contact: Joe Sipala, JoeSip3327@gmail.com

Responding to a query from Jim Burgess regarding his father’s cousin. Jim’s email did not work. This may not be the right man, but it’s a try. Raymond Arthur Burgess, born Feb. 6, 1948, Southington, Conn. He was a Lance Corporal with H&S Co., 1st Bn., 1st Marines, 1st Mar. Div. His tour began in 1967. He was killed by an explosive device in Thua Thien Province. I hope this helps. Marc Levy, silverspartan@gmail.com

Looking for missing brothers of the Fighting Deuce, 272nd MP Co. who served between 1965-72, running convoy Jeeps and POW camps under MACV and 1FFV and usually attached to the 101st Airborne and 1st Cav. units. Contact: Ron Raccioppi, 828-508-2724, Vietnam272nd@gmail.com or go to www.Vietnam272nd.com

Searching for an old friend whose last name was Reyes, stationed with the 25th Inf. Div. in Cu Chi, 1969. He was from Boston. This is all that I have. Contact: Angel Mendez, boriken48@outlook.com

Searching for information about my grandfather’s service in the Vietnam War. Michael Kenney Nylund, from Upper Michigan, was a paratrooper. Contact: Hannah Naundorf, hannahsb.moyer@outlook.com

194th Military Police Company, Pleiku, 1970. Seeking platoon member Bill Eldridge from California to substantiate the spraying of Agent Orange on our base at Tropo Hill during 1970. Also to confirm our patrols outside the perimeter. Contact: Bill Stark, 480-620-1868; stark2261@hotmail.com

Looking for these guys from Co. A, 3/8 Inf., Vietnam, 1966-67: Holland, Tom Nowack, Sgt. Hewitt, Helms, Ruby Botall, Sgt. Mayo, Don Destin, Bob Eagen, and Lt. Layland. I have a photo for you. Contact: Jim Keeling, 1502 W. Front St., Tyler, TX 75702; 903-570-9934.

1st Bn., 3rd Marines: I would like the dirty rotten scoundrel who stole my Vietnam service photos and film from my c-bag during detachment at Marine Air Transient Facility, Danang, to return them. They’re my boots on the ground, not yours. Contact: Cliff Banks, 1441 Moccasin Rd., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815.

Seeking Robert J. Kiser, pictured here at Long Binh Post in 1965 or ’66. He served with U.S. Army Airborne. Contact: Stephanie Rouse, Steph.t.rouse@hotmail.com




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