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For a book he is writing, VVA Veteran Arts Editor Marc Leepson would like to hear from sailors who served on the U.S.S. Canberra in April 1967 when SA Douglas Hegdahl went overboard. He was picked up by North Vietnamese fishermen and sent to the Hanoi Hilton. Contact: Marc Leepson, 301-585-4000 ext. 160; mleepson@vva.org

Looking for Edward Raymond Balzer, Jr. He served in the Coast Guard in 1967. Contact: Shirley Sobus, shirley2cas@gmail.com

Looking for any shipmates who served on the U.S.S. Hector AR-7, R-1 Division, from 1966-69. Contact: Norris Long, hdbassman46yahoo.com

Searching for Pvt. Bowser from Altoona, Pa., who took basic training at Fort Gordon in Echo Company 1967. Contact: David Clutter, 814-247-6355; dclutter@comcast.net

Looking for copies of battalion pictures. USMC Infantry Training Regiment (ITR), Lima Co. 1970, Camp Pendleton. Contact: Donald Ray Chube, 225-239-9536; 6821 Vineyard Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70812

Searching for any information or pictures onf my father, William John Poliandro. Contact: Jennifer Poliandro, jpoliandro616@gmail.com

Looking for any relative of Lance Cpl. David Ray Thomas, who was killed in Vietnam at the age of 19. I have an item I would like to get to a relative of his. Contact: Jerry D. Long, jjlong1306@suddenlink.net

PATHFINDERS. Searching for former Vietnam War Army pathfinders. Contact: Robert Fogarty, 304-716-1311

Seeking Radio Operators from the back of my EC-47, 6994th Security Squadron, at Tan Son Nhut AFB, 1970-71. Contact: Jim Stodola, energy46@verizon.net

I am looking for anyone who might have served with Capt. Gary Lokken, M.D. He was assigned to HHC, 14th Eng. Battalion, 45th Eng. Group, 18th Eng. Brigade. Gary was killed when the vehicle he was in hit a mine on April 10, 1968, in Thua Thien Province. Contact: Steve Goering, steveandjan@esrta.com

Searching for information regarding a helicopter crash that occurred when two helicopters were shot down by small arms fire at the LBJ ammo dump, early 1967. One clipped the other. I saw those men die. Iíve been wondering who they are, where they are on The Wall. Contact: TJ Litsinger, jetpilot47@yahoo.com

Iím looking for any member of a Special forces RDF team that was in Special Forces CIDG camp A-341 Bu Dop in November 1967 where I was the XO. We did a fire for effect based on a hot signal and took out the unit. Contact: David J. Pristash, 216-272-4583; david.pristash@gmail.com

My dad is looking for anyone he served with B Battery, 2nd BN, 35th Artillery in Vietnam in June Ď66 to June Ď67. Contact: Jeremy, jeremyjacobsjj@aol.com

Searching for Michael Good from Long Beach, Calif., and William Blowers from Louisiana. We were stationed at Beale AFB between 1970-74. Worked in supply 456/9th Squadron. Contact: Carl Morin, Carlm1970@att.net

Looking for Petty Officer Joseph Welch from Niagra Falls, N.Y., Contact: Ulysses Tomblin Jr., 904-755-5051; hov.mvnast@gmail.com

Searching for anyone that served with or knew Vernon Seger of 2/12 infantry Alpha Co. He served in Vietnam from Aug. 6 to Oct. 24, 1969. He died in Ho Bo Woods. Contact: Dave Schumann, dad.schumann@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, 1966-68. Contact: Larry Whitehead, 816-844-9229 or 816-223-6091; L-SWhitehead@msn.com




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