Team 14 Phu Quoc Island

MACV Team 14- Phu Quoc Island.

This Page is intended for the discussion of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Team 14 located in Phu Quoc Island.

13 thoughts on “Team 14 Phu Quoc Island

  1. Hey- just stumbled across the site- remembered a few of the guys. I was the Advisory Team 14 interpreter (Spec 6 Boehler) on Phu Quoc in ’69-70. Yo Nick and Sgt Jimenez, glad to see you guys are still kicking. Cpt Wade- trying to place you??

    Just retired as Dr. Boehler, PhD after 30 years as a College Dean. I live out here in SoCal (LIttle Saigon is up the street- so yeah, my Vietnamese is a little rusty, but I still get to use it every now and then!).

    As you might remember I was also a diver and spent time with a few of the the Vietnamese guys over at the swift boat repair base out on their boats. I did get to see Commander Tho and a couple others after they escaped and passed through El Toro Marine base where refugees were being processed (around 1976 as I recall).

    Ted Boehler

  2. Team 14 from Jun 70 to Dec 70 – then reassigned to MACVHQ, Tan Son Nhut under Col Thornton Ireland.
    (I’m trying hard to remember the name of Col Ireland’s CSM…any help?)
    Looking to reconnect with SSG John Shaffrey who was reassigned to Pleiku (Dog Handler/Trainer) at the same time I was sent to Saigon.

    • David, it appears that I served on the team during th,e same time frame. Our senior advisor on the island was Major Aid, I was assigned to Enclosure 7. I was also reassigned in December 1970 to the newly formed Joint MP Customs Unit in Camp Alfa, Saigon. I recal Col. Ireland and his Deputy PM LTC Pete Slusar. Unfortunately I do not recal the name of the CSM. In reading your posting, you are the only person I heard of who was on the Island at the same time I was. I have a few photos, one in particular is from the Christmas party event we held for the ARVN families and their children. I live in Crestview, FL if interested contact me, like to visit with former members of the team .i served in.
      Regards
      Steve

  3. I was on Team 14 from about September 69 through February 70. I just stumbled onto this website by accident. CPT Pat Wade, Retired.

  4. Trying to track down some more info on my father’s time in Vietnam. William “Bill” Maples, He was with 5th Special Forces Group mostly on the island of Phu Quoc. Operational Detachment A-427/A-441 (Phu Quoc).’67-’69 Just trying to see if any of his old team members are still around or if anyone can find more info on his A-Team’s experiences on Phu Quoc.Please Message me directly at my email:
    majmaples@gmail.com or post replies here. Thank you all for your service. AIRBORNE!

  5. I was assigned to team 14 from Nov 68 to Nov 69. I was the advisor to compound 3 first which contained all officers and important civilians (doctors). During l969 all north Vietnamese were moved to Compound 6 and I was assigned there for sometime with SFC Jiminez. I was moved to compound 1 late in 1969.

    • Charles, I just returned from a Counterparts Reunion and learned of this Website. I have been attempting to locate former advisors from Team 14. I served there in 1970 as advisor to Enclosure 7 where we had NVA Officers. I would be interested in contact information from other advisors who were there in 1970. Do you know any? What was the status during your tenure?
      Regards
      Steve

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