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Looking for James A. Wykoff, USMC HMM-361, 163, HMMT-301, 1965-67. I am trying to return your photographs. Contact: Bob Farrier, 13741 Thunderbird Dr. 50J, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Looking for Lt. Arthur Bills, who oversaw the 25th Scout Dog Platoon in the summer of 1970, attached to the 1st Cav Div. Lt. Bills was from the New York area, I believe. I’d like to contact him or a member of his family. Contact: James Meechan, 330-343-5651; 3057 Ervin Rd. NW, Dover, OH 44622. 

Searching for anyone who served with 4th Trans in Vietnam, March 1967-68, on the Saigon River on J- or Q-boats. Contact: Johnny Eakin, johnnyeakin@gmail.com

Searching for information about Cpt. Richard Yousey. He became XO of my battery, A/5/22 Artillery. I found his gravesite in St. Stephens Cemetery in Croghan, New York, showing that he had passed in 1975. I would like to know what happened to him. Contact: Reg Brockwell, reginald9154@gmail.com

Searching for information about a cook who worked at Juliet Launch Control Facility at Ellsworth AFB. His name was Jay and he was the best cook we had. Contact: Jim Niemeyer, 352-509-4646; tdhdnme@aol.com

Looking for photos of myself. I was in Delta, 1st Bn. Marines in Vietnam, March-July 1969. I recall other Marines had cameras and took photos of me and would like to get copies. They called me “Moose.” I carried the M-79. Contact: Tom Morton; P.O. Box 3528, Vista, CA 92085. 

Searching for information on the motorcycle procession team that honored Jim Cloyes of Chapter 670 who passed away last year. His sister believes the organization’s name may have included “Combat Wounded Vets.” Contact: Steve McLaughlin, 720-772-8330; smclaughlin@vcp.org

Looking to connect my dad with anyone who served in Pleiku during 1968-69 in the 819th Red Horse Bn. (Civil Engineering). I’m hoping to find some guys for him to get in touch with. Contact: Devone Lansing, devonelansing@gmail.com

Searching for Dennis Tyler, U.S. Army, from Arizona. He helped with my rehab at Yokosuka Naval Hospital in 1966. Contact: Robert Cohen, 734-347-7496; Robert_w_cohen@hotmail.com

Searching for Marines who served with 3/26 Mike Co. in the fall of 1969, Hill 124, I Corps: and 3/1 India Co., C.U.P.P Unit in Quang Nam Province, in 1970. Contact: Daniel Cunningham, bornunderabadsign28@gmail.com

Searching for two Chiefs from the 2nd Plt., 45th Medical Co., 67th Medical Group, 44th Medical Brig. in 1968-69: Peter Mattes from Connecticut and Charles Patty from Ohio. I was a medic and Platoon Sgt. for the last nine months of my tour. I have tried to find them for years. Contact: Brian Fillebrown, 617-416-8464; brianfillebrown@gmail.com

Looking for Allen Brock, USAF, who was in Vietnam 1971-72 in Nui Ba Den. Contact: Michael Michaud, 314-223-4908; mmichaud@citstl.com

Searching for 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; 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 CSG at 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 and 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” and the last digits of his Social Security number, 0029. We would like to return this to him 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, at Quantico, 1966-68. Contact: Larry Whitehead, 816-844-9229 or 816-223-6091; L-SWhitehead@msn.com

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

Searching for information about Jeffery Yallus for entry into The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. He 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 in 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: SSDC Airb. Pacific Operations throughout the 1st Marine Div. TAOR, 1970; Quick Reaction Force Operation, Nov. 1970-March 1971; and Operation Imperial Lake in Quang Nan Province, 1970-71. Contact: Lucretia Genevrino, lucretiagenevrino@gmail.com




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