Team 64 Chau Doc

MACV Team 64 – Chau Doc.

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  1. I was there working in S4 same time as you, the only ones in that shop was me young 18 year old, a SFC Noel, a SSG on his way home. Then SFC Stuby and CPT Dearment. Not sure who you are talking about was he enlisted or anofficer?

    • He was a Cpt. I wonder if we are talking about the same s-4, the one I am referring to was at the main compound right next to the river where our PSA was. We used to get all our food from there also. Also had an NCO that was with me my 12 months, his name was Dean Hicks, One of the best scrounger I ever knew. I advised the newly formed 419 RF Bn. till I left in Oct. 1971. Glenn Frazier

      • I actually ran the Country Store, were the teams bought foot. I showed the weekly movie in the courtyard. Pulled a lot of guard duty, Ambush and ops as a RTO. The two ski barges and the Boston Whaller where under my care along with the teams vehicles and generators. Every Tuesday I would make runs to Canto for supplies. The team sent a reaction force to retrieve me one evening about have way back after a brake down .

        • HI Johnny, my name is Tom Brookman I was with Milphap team N-9 June 69-70. We lived next to you in the French fort.I was one of the Navy corpsman in the team.You may remember an incident where the See Bee chief went bonkers and was ready to shoot our chief in our bar.We had to send him out in straight jacket to Saigon. Quite an ordeal. Hope to hear back from you. Hope this finds you well.. Tom.

          • Tom, it is I, Bob Patton from MILPHAP N-9 69-70. How are you? I retired from the Navy in 1987 after 25 years. Let’s hookup. I’d like to know if you have had any contact with any other team members…

            • Hi Bob so glad to finally hear from someone I served with. After vietnam I went to x-ray school and from there I was the company x-ray tech. In Antarctica for 2 summers.I was discharged in 1975 and went to PA school.My wife and I retired 2014.

              • Hey Tom, Great to hear from you. I went to B School from Nam, then the Naval School of Health Care Administration at Bethesda where I made Chief in ’72 and Ensign in ’74. I retired as an LCDR in 1987. When I went to Bethesda in ’70, I hooked up with Bachsi Frailey. We had a few beers before he got out. He was a surgeon in Eastern PA the last time I checked on him… I heard recently from Joe Gibilaro’s sister and she told me he is having a tough time with PTSD. That’s about all I know. If I remember correctly you were from Maryland. Did you retire there?

    • Johnny,
      My name is David Tuite. I was S-4 Chau Doc 7/68-7/69. I slept in the rear area near the motor pool. Did it all!
      Regards

    • Was there in 70/71 and knew the pic of the s-4 shop. cannot remember his name but he was QM and was about 6′ +/- Had a very bushy black mustash and wore black rimmed glasses. I have a picture of him that I would like to give him if anyone can remember his name or his location. Perhaps you can at least supply a name since we were there at the same time. thanks

      • Glenn,

        I was in Chau Doc from Sept 1970 to June 1972. I think that I recognize your description but the one who comes to mind was in S2. Don’t remember him in S4. The guy I remember was SSGT Hubert Stair. But I might be wrong too.

        Anyone remember a black medic at Team 64…really good, able guy named Sgt “Shep” Shepherd. Might have been an E-7.

        Tom

          • Joe,
            As far as I know, the medic was SFC Shep Shepherd and I am doubtful that he was a chef at Team 64. Although assigned to and billeted at Team 64, zig believe that he’d spend some time
            assisting some teams in some southern areas of Chau Doc province…thinking BaChuc, Chi Lang, etc. Shepherd was a black guy. Jovial and a good friend and very likeable.

            • Tom,
              Thank you. Different guy this guy did both.Medic and gourmet chef and ran the mess hall. Accused me and the guy I was replacing(his fatther died) of being potheads. This was in the first minutes of meeting me.

              • Joe,
                Guess we are both referring to two different medics.
                Such a long time ago. Still…quite something how memories are indelible.

                TOM

    • Did you know my brother, Joe Gibilaro (originally from Brooklyn). He was a MILPHAP medic with team 64, Chau Doc.

  2. I am looking for anyone that may have served with my father, Charles David Harrell. I am pretty sure he was in Gia Nghia, Dak Nong area. He said the area he was in was claimed by both sides. He was stationed out of Ft Hood Tx 2bnd armored Tank Div I think. (Hell on Wheels is what I remember) He was civil affairs adviser to some village and served 68-69. My mother also remembers him saying Tri Ton and Quo Doc. He got a Bronze Star for something about the villagers taking food to the cong in the mountains. I don’t want to say too much he did not like being called a hero. Any help is appreciated as the memories there were too much for him and he lost his fight to go on.

    Shelley

    • hi capt Johnston. this is your favorite radio operator Eriksen ch or ..as erik or mop as the viet dalled me. wow its great to know your are still with us ..im 70 so you must be somewhere around 71 I’m retired truck driver enjoying somewhat kind of a life with all my ailments.hope your doing fine, Charlie eriksen .

      • Eriksen, amazing hearing from you! I have been finally retired since 2005, but kept busy doing volunteer stuff. I celebrated my 74 birthday this past April and am also not as spry as when we served together.

      • Hey Eriksen, remember the ambush on the Cambodian Border in June1969? You and I and Major …. (Having a senior moment) and the company of Ruff Puffs. I stayed in the Navy and retired in 1987… Hope you are well and this reaches you….

    • I served with Team 64 November 68-69. I worked for ltCol Bobby J. Dwyer, RF/PF. I was also the advisor to the RF 033 River Boat Co with LCVP Higgins boats. I also ran the Kenner Ski barges carrying mogas, grocies, beer and what ever to the outlying districts and took care of the boats
      SFC Floyd Burks, ret

      • Hi Floyd, our paths may have crossed in 69. We came into Chai Doc June 69 – June 70. Hope this text finds you well.We lived with the Seebees in the French fort.

    • I got to Chau Duc in nov 68 till nov 69. I was the RF/PF NCO under Major Dwyer. I also took care of the Kenner Ski barges and whalers in Province, went on operations with Dwyer as his gun bearer and radio man, ran all the rivers around to An Phu, tan Chau, even took ski barges to Can Tho for supplies when 2 1/2 broke down. Anyone know about our interpreter, Kaye. My name is SFC (Ret) Floyd Burks

  3. Hi, Rich. Hope 2017 has started off well for you.
    I’ve been looking at a few old maps of Chau Doc province especially ones which provide good detail on the “Seven Mountains” grids. I remember
    The geography all around Nui Cam, “Little” Nui Giai , “Big ” Nui Giai and Nui Coto and further south down to Rach Gia and Ha Tien in the Gulf. The whole stretch from Ba Chuc down to the Gulf was perfect terrain to conceal the numbers which were infiltrating from Cambodia near Nui Tabec. The caves and foliage were a sanctuary for the bad guys. I remember hearing the drone of Puff and observing the tracer rounds seeking their targets. Boy!…a long time ago.

    • Tom, I was the team leader for MAT IV-71 and we worked Nui Cam and south in late 68. We were staged out of SF Camp A-421. What years were you there? I think there is a Intel Report at the Texas Tech web site that shows which NVA Division was stationed on the west side of the mountain in Cambodia. The higher ups chose not to share that info with us and I am sure there was a reason.

      • John,
        I was in Chau Doc from Sep 1970 into June 1972. Not much doubt in my mind, NVA were there at least in the last quarter of 1967 and until they were decimated after Tet 1968. Took a few years but the NVA were back in late 1971-72. Great geography in which to hide.
        TOM

  4. Tom…Gad, must be getting old. Not one of those folks rings a bell with me. Donovan seems familiar tho. Merry Christmas!

    • Corey,
      I replaced Capt Bill Tucker in Sept 1970 and his full tour was in Chau Doc. We had a house in the city…not far from the Bassac river…maybe a kilometer from Team 64 compound. Garth Feeney was there with Tucker for his tour but rotated out around January 1971 if I remember correctly. Donovan was a Foreign Service Officer. Wrescics had something to do with the local police. Jim Slover was assigned to the CORDS compound as I recall. I can still see a lot of faces but the names are just plain “fuzzy”. If I think on it hard enough, I can sometimes jog my memory.
      Regards,
      Tom

        • Hi, Tom,

          I think that I remember your name. Bill Donovan was in Chau Doc…at the CORDS compound…for most of the time that I was there (September 1970 thru mid June 1972). He was in the Foreign Service (FSO 3, I believe and often went out of his way to reveal that rank) and folks like him usually had more than one year tours. Can’t really recall what he did but probably tied in with “Vietnamization”. I think that Harold Sykes worked for Donovan.

          • Tom, you have an excellent memory. I remember Sykes also. We used to go to an outdoor cafe and have coffee, and wash it down with hot tea, the three of us. In Chau Doc, I lived in a French Fort , that was built in 1881. I actually have a pic of it. If you have any photos, I would like to see them. I spent alot of time on the river with the South Viet Nam Navy. Thanks for your response. Tom

  5. Hi, Corey,

    Hope that all is well. Here’s a few more names of guys that I worked with in Chau Doc. Do these “ring a bell”?….Garth Feeny? Bill Tucker and Garth Feeney? Travis Rickman (worked out of Cau Lanh), and Joe Bozevitch? SSgt Jerry Wrescics…associated with guys at the CORDS compound and FSO Bill Donovan. Merry Christmas!

    Regards, Tom Potter

  6. I didn’t work for Wilkie, but I coordinated intelligence about the VC Unit very near Vihn Giao. He swore they didn’t have an 82 mortar; I brought tail fins to the next Country Team meeting. I liked Major Wilkie and knew that he need to stick to the lie that Chau Doc was “pacified.” I didn’t/wouldn’t deal with DIOCs and PIOCS because they leaked info to the other side, according to Embassy House.

  7. Jim .. your dates confuse me. If you were in country in Aug 1970, the picture may be of you. Seems your name on the backside but misspelled. I was never good at spelling. Were you in the S2 office with Wilkie? If not, I’ve got the wrong guy. Sorry

  8. I left Chau Duc 8/15/70, by April 1970 I was in an
    alternate universe back in the world. Think you’ve got me confused with someone else.

  9. Rich,
    I think that there were plenty of guys who were scared, filled with angst, caught up in circumstances and a lot hasn’t been unloaded yet. so you are not the “Lone Ranger”. I remember that one of my biggest fears was kids who would run up to me out of curiosity if nothing else and I’d have sapper threats always in mind. I often wondered too if I’d be unlucky to be hit by a stray round because some of the ARVN in town very often would empty a clip at night…just horsing around or shooting for the heck of it. Some things just seem to stick in my memory. We all have plenty of that. Cut yourself some slack.

    • I completed a mission to rescue 2 wounded PRU agents during a battle on the big mountain near BA Chuc.  There was a Ranger Advisor with a few dozen VN Rangers losing that battle….I don’t recall his name, but he impressed me enough to volunteer to go up and get those two Cambodians.

      Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  10. Hi, Corey,
    I remember Bill Decker’s general demeanor…can’t recall any occasion when he’d smile…always a “stoneface”
    is my recollection. John Swango was previously a “bird colonel,”, I think. Saw him lose his temper a few times.
    I can see how he’d jump on Decker.
    I know that Swango passed. Decker has to be 85 by now if he’s still kicking.
    Stay well.

  11. Thanks Tom for connecting. I left CORDS and Chau Doc officially in December 1, 1970. I was assigned as an Operations Officer at the MACV TOC at Than Son Nut until April xx, 1971, when I went home as an Honorably Discharged civilian. Team 64 made four attempts to wrest me from CIA control, but I joined CORDS fro the 1st Special Forces Group, and had spent a year training with CIA from July, 1968 to July, 1969. Mostly Cambodian Language, with an emphasis on rural idioms and nuance, and was briefed on the use of trained KKK volunteers for special operations in Takeo Province, Cambodia; so MACV couldn’t break me out. They did transfer me to Saigon, but I retained CIA perquisites, including optional uniform, Full Colonel air priority, and exemption from curfew or “off limits” areas. I was transported back to Chau Doc on Air America in 1971 to bid farewell to my crew.

  12. Hi,Rich.

    An interesting anecdote you shared….
    I managed to acquire a few experiences too. I only flew in to Chau Doc in early
    Sep 1970. The Huey I was in departed Can Tho but we had an emergency landing in Chi Lang due to a rotor bearing failure.

    Although I’d have a few beers at the
    Team 63 compound, I probably made my way to the CORDS compound a few times a week. I probably saw you…
    your name I think I remember but if you left country in December then we may only crossed paths a few times. I do not recall the names of the guys you mentioned. Decker was SC at the OSA
    compound. I remember Phil and a new young guy who had been SF who were there at the time. I remember the Nunes
    at their compound. So long ago…seems like another lifetime.
    Be well.

  13. Jim Slover was a Military Intel civilian. He was later assigned to the INSCOM Special Ops Det at Ft Mead, MD. He passed away some time ago.

    • Corey,
      Sorry to learn that Jim Slover passed away. I worked with him…and saw him daily at the CORDS compound. I was billeted in the city with other DASD folks. Do you remember Capt Bill Tucker? I was his replacement. Can’t believe that was almost 45 years ago…I remember the Bassac and even the smells and odors of the place when I reminisce.

  14. I was in Chau Doc July 69 to August 70, in the S2. Just missed each other, I don’t remember any of those individuals either. Jim Ferriman (Sp/5)

    • Thanks, Jim. When I arrived in Sep ’70 I think that Team 64 strength may have been 130 or so but dwindled to about 25 or so when I left in jun ’72. Like I mentioned, I remember a lot of faces but some of the names just escape my grasp. Getting old, I guess.

    • James..I just found a picture of you, Maj Wilkie, and myself taken in Ba Chuc. Date unk. I was in Chou Doc from April 70 to April 71 and in Tien Bien 1964.

      • my name is Dave brode and I was in ba chuc from june1970-June 1971.. I was a ground surveillance operator on nui throng.vietnamese major trung and I spent a lot of time together on that mountain. I have many pictures of ba chuc and the surounding area. would like to hear from you or anyone else that was in that area or chau doc. If you would like to call,my # is571-232-1116, I live in Herndon,Virginia and Myrtle beach,South Carolina.
        Hope ,to hear from you,
        Dave Brode

    • Jim, i was a member of Milphap team N-9 june 69-70 . We lived in the french fort between your team and the Arvn. We lived with the Seabee team. You probably didn’t remember me or much of our team except maybe the Corrpsman that came over to get new movies from you. I am planning a trip back to Vietnam and in particular Chau doc next year.Just wanted to touch base with someone that was there at the same time. Hope this message finds you well.You may remember the time the vc blew up the whore houses down from our compound, terrible day.

  15. I was at the HQ in Chau Doc TM 64 had some contact with MATT and District Teams, our paths may have crossed, time frame matches.

  16. Mike, I did not know CPT Hurt well, for I had only been in country a short time befor his death. I do know he was assigned to one of our District Teams I beleave Anphu, north east of Chau Doc. I was told that he had just returned from R and R in Hawaii with his wife and was assigned to a foliage clearing operation in our area ( Chau Doc) . We all thought this was ironic because Anphu was much more of a hot spot. During this clearing operation his Jeep ran over a mine, this account was shared with me while I was preparing his personal effects for return to his family. Sorry I can’t help with more information, other team members may share with you after reading this. Be proud, we did good work and for the right reasons.

  17. Rich… Bob Jenks does not trigger any memories. I will search some of my stuff. If you want a copy of the photo I have of you send your email address to cmordeaux@gmail.com. Good to hear from you. I lost track of Wilkie but he owes me $200 as I paid off his pistol debt to a CIA guy. He was not with TM 64 when he got wounded doing bomb assessments. Last saw him in the hospital.

  18. Warren… Your Dad, Doug Hamilton, and I were friends at Chau Doc. I did not get to see him much as he was in Tri Ton and I was in Chau Doc. Both of us were involved in the Phoenix Program (Phung Hoang). He was also the advisor to the Kit Karson Scouts (Khmer Krom). They were a tough bunch and very good at what they did. I recall your Dad organizing an ambush of NVA moving into the Seven Mountain area. It turned out to be very successful. I attended Doug’s wedding in 1972 (I think). We tried to stay in touch but due to my moving and my divorce I lost his address and the x never let me know if he called or wrote. I suggest that you get a book by Peter Scott “Lost Crusade”. Peter was in your Dad position just before your Dad took over. I could not find any photos of your Dad. I gave Peter your Dad’s name and maybe he contacted him. You might want to contact the Counter Parts Association for info. Let me know what other help I can offer.
    Corry

  19. I would like to find SFC Virgil Peterson, who was a member of a MAT team in An Phu, Chou Duc. Anyone know anything on him??
    Thanks

  20. Yeah my room was on the east end of the building close to the boat motor shop. Doc was Msgt Bunnell who lives in Austin Tx last I heard. Maybe we can work all this out and have us a reunion someplace. Just finished talking to Len a couple of minutes ago and he is ready to get together. Keep it in mind
    Later
    Floyd

  21. Floyd, I worked out of the S-4 shop. I worked for two SFC and two different CPT. The first was an older stocky brown haired fellow do not remember His name for sure but I think it was Burk he also had a SSG Tall Blond headed guy was on his way home when I got there. Burk was replaced my SFC Stube. You where gone by then I’m sure. I shared a room with Leonard on the second floor rear of the hotel. The very first thing I was shown was the out board motor rack next to where the two Koreans hung out. When CPT. Hurt from Anphu was killed I had to process his personal effects. I remember a few SFCs had living spaces in across from our water truck behind the hotel. I’m sure you where one of those guys. One was Doc .

    • Johnny, In July of ’69 i was in Australia. I was in a bar when it was announced that we had landed on the moon. What a celebration the Aussie’s gave us there. By the time i got back i was packing to go home. Major Stravinsky was gone by then & i was pretty happy about that. We did not get along at all. I do remember meeting you when i returned from Australia, but being a short timer, i just wanted to get the hell out of there.
      Take care buddy

    • Hi, when you mention Captain Hurt, are you referring to Ronald Wayne Hurt from Indiana?

      I am Ron’s son, Mike. If it is not to much trouble, I’d love learn more about him during his tour. Did you know my Dad? Much thanks,

      Mike Hurt
      email: mike.hurt@outlook.com cell: 206-940-1301

    • Johnny, where did you work from March 69 till Nov 69??? When did you take over the boats??? I know I have met you during that time!
      Later
      Floyd

  22. There is a growing interest from a few of team 64 members who would like to have a get together of members who served in 68-69 in Chau Duc. If you are interested, contact SFC Ret Floyd Burks, ftb442@aol.com or David Tuite(tweet)david.tuite316@gmail.com probably around spring somewhere!
    Thanks

      • I’m Tom Potter. Reunion would be great! I was in Chau Doc/Team 64 from Sept ’70 to Jun ’72. Spook. RememberPSA John Swango, S-2 Maj Don Anderson, Jim Slover, SSgt Hubert Stair, Ed Donovan, the NILO guys, a Medic SSGT Shep Shepherd. Can “see” a lot of faces but some names are elusive. Any of these names ring a bell?

  23. GREETINGS EVERYONE FROM ADV. TEAM 64. MY NAME IS GLENN FRAZIER AND I WAS THERE FROM OCT 70 TO OCT 71. MANY NAMES ARE COMING UP THAT BRING BACK MANY MEMORIES. WORKED WITH MAJ. TRUNG AS THE SENIOR ADVISER WHEN HE WAS THE FIRST COMMANDER OF THE 419RF BN. WALKED MANY RICE PADDIES TO GET TO MOST OF THE SEVEN SISTERS MOUNTAINS.I REPLACED 1LT PENN ON VILLAGE SECURITY. HAD A BOSTON WHALER W/TWIN 40 HP EVENRUDE ENGINES, HAD A HAND CRANKED HONEYWELL MOUNTED ON THE FRONT, IMPRESSIVE BUT COULD NOT HIT ANYTHING WITH IT. ANYONE REMEMBER MATA TRAINING AT FORT BRAGG? MY MAIN HEAVY WEAPONS NCO WAS SFC DEAN HICKS. SAW HIM LATER AT FORT BENNING. ALSO SAW MY MEDIC LATER IN PASSING IN SA TEXAS. CANNOT REMEMBER HIS NAME. WAS PLEASED TO HEAR THAT YOU MADE IT BACK STEVE. TALL DRINK OF WATER IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY. HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL. MY INTERPRETER WAS SGT TUONG (SPELLING????) ANYONE KNOW IF HE AND MAJ. TRUNG MADE IT THRU. HAVE MANY PICTURES BUT 45 YEARS LATER THEY ARE STILL IN A FOOT LOCKER. THERE WAS ALSO A US MAJOR THAT WAS DOING A CNC WHEN HE WAS HIT IN THE STOMACH. VISITED HIM IN THE HOSPITAL IN CAN TO BEFORE HE WAS SHIPPED OUT TO SAIGON. sO MUCH TO REMEMBER SO MUCH FORGOTTEN.

    • This is Richard Mohlere, 1lt Inf, PSDF advisor on Tm 64 from Aug ’70-Jun ’71. The Major you refer to that was hit while in a chopper was Robert Wilkie, Metairie,LA. He was MI and worked with Maj Corry Bordeaux on the Phoenix program along with Lt Bob Jenks and several FSO’s. LTC Horace Hunter was the DPSA and senior military advisor. The PSA was John Swango, FSO or State Dept (?) Do you recall any of these names ?
      There were many others but my memory is not so good, perhaps you could jog it a bit.

      • Hi Richard: Hunter, Swango I remember but cannot recall any others except the last PSA was LTC Redding. They had pulled the civilian from that position and LTC Redding was wearing both shoes. Had a good relationship with the spooks that had a house right on the bassic with a space under the house where they keep their boat. They had water skis and they pulled me up and down the river to the amusement of the locals. especially when my GI issue shorts keep coming down. Only skied the one time as there were bodies floating down the river and that was the end of water skiing. Major Anderson was my boss, for awhile, and we went to Australia for R&R. Your name rings a bell but cannot put a face to you, Some 50 years sure dims the view of the time spent there.

      • Rich..Maj (then) Corry Mordeaux back to you…Just found this site. A lot of memories here. I went thru some old pictures and found you along with Cpt Carmackle, Cpt Myer the PC and myself. Also had pictures of LTC Hunter, Maj Wilkie, SP4 Rod Wallace, SP4 Freeman, Maj Don Berry (An Phu), Cpt Merideth, Cpt Kauka, Cpt Fisk, LT Bragg, CPT Burns, and SGT Stair. I saw Mr Swango after returning from VN as he stayed at my house in Federal Way WA. I talked to LTC Hunter several times over the years but did not know he passed away. I attended Doug Hamilton’s wedding while I was attending the FBI Academy in Virginia. A good weekend break. Tried to keep up with him but divorce and many military moves lost the address. If my memory serves me he was running a Thrifty Nickel operation. One of the CPTs whose name slips by me was arranging trips back to VN. I talked to him several times. He was in the business of helping Vets who were having a hard time adjusting. Any ideas who he was?
        Later.. Corry

        • Corry,
          My father is Douglas Hamilton. I joined the site hoping to be able to connect with anyone that knew or served with father. I served in the Army in our recent conflict in the Middle East. My father has developed dementia is quite progressed at this stage. I was hoping to connect with men who served with him to learn anything I can about the nature of his service or any stories from his deployments. He didn’t talk about it much, and now due to his medical condition I’ve lost the chance at learning of his experiences and relating my own. Any insights, stories, or even pictures would be appreciated. Thank you for your service to our country and God bless.

          Warren Hamilton

          • Warren, I served in Team 64 Mar 69 thru mid 71 and had the pleasure of humping a radio for many of our officers on various operations your dad may have been one but I do not remember the names of most. When I first arrived in country my operations where with the officers with a number of operations behind them, after a signed on for more time that reversed and became interesting. During these operations I almost drown twice and was close to being captured more than once. The Team was lucky to have some great men assigned to it , we supported each other well and we believed in what we were doing.

            • Hi johnny,
              Did you by any chance know a Cpt Donald L. Zimmerman. I’m his son and I’ve found documents and pictures placing him with advisory team 64 MAT 33. Chau duc was written on some of the pics I’ve found. He was SF. He was also with adv team 84 MAT 72 which I’ve confirmed but there is time I can’t account for during his tours. Thanks johnny. This would have been between January 70 – February 71 time frame.

        • Hi Corry, great to hear from you. I don’t know who the Capt might be that you mentioned. Some of the names I recall were Paul Quasnitska, Randall Dyce, as well as the fellows you named. Do you remember Bob Jenks ? Lt. like me and both graduated from the same OCS class at Benning. I think he worked with you and Maj Wilkie as well as an FSO named Ed Donovan. I was in Bob’s wedding late 1971 in NYC and have tried to reconnect with him. Any ideas ? Regards, Rich

    • I was with Adv Tm 64 from May 1970 until March 1971 after serving a year with Adv Tm 69. I was one of the radio operators, I remember Major Wilke being wounded, actually shot a couple times in a helicopter ,I believe by a 30 cal machine gun,I visited him in march 71 in Can Tho on my way out of country.I remember doing a couple Roam and Plow operations in May and June of ”70. I remember a Capt Miller from New Jersey and I had a sergeant who was married to a british woman and he worried constantly about her because of the fighting between the Methodists and catholics,don’t remember his name. Also did some time(month)on a hill top with a bunch of Arvn’s and Monks,I remember walking up ,seems like a thousand steps to our CP.We also did a week or so in Cambodia during the Cambodian fiasco.Time has a way of flying,that was a long time ago

    • Hi Frazier,
      I was in Chau Doc from 6/69 to 12/71. Tuong is my very close friend, however I haven’t met him since I left team 64 in 12/1971. I had been working around the SEVEN MOUNTAIN AEREA, such as Districts of AN Phu, TINH BIEN, TRI TON, CHAU PHU….My Advisory team commanders were Major Mc Kommit, Lt. A Brother and team members: Sergeant Coldman, Sergeant Moore… many more but.I cannot remember them all! Take a look at the photo of Nha Bang Advisory Team 64 – I was the team’s interpreter at that time.
      Please contact me at vh.naati_trans@optusnet.com.au if you have more information about team 64. I look forward to hearing from you.
      Kind regards,
      Van Hieu

    • My Name is Hieu V Nguyen, and Tuong was my colleague. I worked as an military interpreter from 6June 69 to Dec 1971. Just contact me if you need to know any information.

      • my name is Dave brode and I was with the 69th infantry detachment in ba chuc. I was a ground surveillance operator on nui throng. major trung spent a lot of time on that mountain with me. June 70- June 71.i wonder if he ever made it out alive.please respond,I have a lot of stories to share about ba chuc and the surrounding area.i don’t know where you are located, but I live in Herndon,Virginia and Myrtle beach, South Carolina.if you like to call me,my # is 571-232-1116.

        Hope to hear from you,

        Dave Brode

  24. Richard Mohlere

    Oct 16, 2015

    I have just discovered this web site given to me by a fellow graduate of Infantry OCS class 22-69 who served on MAT 10.
    I was assigned to Team 64, arriving early August 1970 serving as PSDF advisor to Thieu Ta (Major Le Minh Canh) also the MP Commander (I think) of Chau Doc. PSA was an FSO John Swango, DPSA was LTC Horace Hunter, FA.( I will e mail his son Douglas).
    People I remember are Maj. Corry Mordeaux, Capt. Paul Quasnitska, SSgt Colman, Capt. Randall Dice, Lt. Bob Jenks, also a graduate of OC 22-69 whose wedding I was in (1971).
    I am in the midst of moving house, so soon will have access to all my pictures, maps, and my diary filled with many more names and ops. Departed Chau Doc early June 1971.

  25. Ladies and Gentlemen, I served as DDA for An Phu District, Team 64 from August 1968 through May 1969, The experience was an interesting one on many levels, and most of the period is a blur in my memory. I did have a number of black and white pictures from that tour, but lost them during one of our family’s many moves since. I came upon this site as I was beginning to write this chapter into a book I’m drafting. Unfortunately, life moved on after I returned from Nam and events encouraged me to repress memories of my time there. Now that I am fully retired, the faces of those who served with me there are beginning to resurface in my dreams. Some of the names, such as Major McBride, who was there briefly when I arrived, I do remember. Team 64 was transitioning from mixed SF/MACV to fully MACV when I got there. That was not a good thing from my perspective, but in hind sight I must acknowledge that many things were trending downward in terms of the war. I would welcome contact with others who were in the Delta during this period, including our Navy comrades who supported us on many occasions when we needed them. my email address is: OPTAB001@YAHOO.COM

    • Tim, I served in Chau Duc till Nov of 69. I was the RF/PF NCO under Maj Dwyer. I was also advisor to the 033 RF Company of LCVP (Higgins boat). During the Rainey season I hauled supplies by boat to the districts. There are several of us on the website, Tuite(Tweet). Lenard Livinge ( Blond headed Supply) and more.
      When were you there?? Looking forward to hearing from you. My email is ftb442@aol.com and live in Phoenix, AZ, Lt Binns (s2) also lives here.
      Take care
      Floyd Burks SFC (ret)

    • Hi Tim, my name is Floyd Burks! We are trying to get a reunion of team 64 members together if we can get enough interested! I was the RF/ PF advisor to the 033 RF Riverboat Company (Higgins boats). But mostly I ran supplies to all the districts when the roads were under water. The date and location is still up for grabs if we get enough that could attend, then we can work on that! Looking forward to hearing from you! My phone is 360-490-3981, Odessa, Tx
      Floyd

  26. Tweet, dam it’s good to hear from you. I have looked for you before but had spelled your name wrong. I live in Phoenix and still remember you were from around New York someplace. There are several of us still around. Lt Binns lives here in Phx but is seldom around, Len Linvige lives in California and we correspond all the time, as John Easters.
    My email is “ftb442@aol.com and would love to hear from you when you can.
    Later
    Floyd

    • I was on Tm 64 from about June 68 until May 69. Started at Tien Bien and moved to Chau Doc as S-5. Knew Warren Gregory, Bill Adams, Jim Binns, Bill Carter, Maj. Andrews, Lt/ Col Rasmussen, etc. Knew a couple of guys on the Navy barge on the Bas Sec River. Maj. McBride sounds familiar–not sure if I knew him. Suppose I did.
      my e-mail is asculbreth@bellsouth.net $pencer Culbreth

  27. My father was Capt. Douglas Hamilton (might have been a 1LT or 2LT on first tour) and I believe he served with ADV TM 64 somewhere between 1968 – 1970. I was told that he served two tours during that time period, but he rarely ever talked about it. He has developed dementia, and can no longer effectively communicate. As an Iraq war veteran myself, I am interested in connecting with anyone who might have known or served with him. My email is warren_hamilton@att.net. Thanks.

    • Sir, Your Father was assigned to my Team in 1970; around May or June. He was Armor Branch and not trained in small unit. intelligence, or indigenous force leadership, but was a very effective Officer in terms of his responsibility for everything at our Base Camp in Vinh Gia, Tri Ton District, Chau Doc VN.

  28. My name is Ed Oller. I was a member of Milphap team 9 out of Chau Doc Provence – apart of the advisory team 64. I was there from May 18, 1970 thru Nov 1970. Looking to catch up with anyone from that time period.

    • Hi Ed, my name is tom brookman i was a member of Milphap N-9 in Chau doc from June 69-70. Your team replaced us for the next year. Would like to hear about your experience in country. My wife and i are planning a trip to Vietnam next year and are planning to stop in Chau doc. Hope this message finds you well.

  29. Hello Sirs,

    Thank you all for your service.
    I’m a young Vietnamese from An Phu district. Please mail me (nguoianphu@gmail.com) if you have any picture or story about An Phu.

    • I am Van Hieu Nguyen. I was working at Chau Doc TOC as interpreter for team 64 since 1969. Please send me pictures of An Phu interpreters information ASAP.

  30. My name is Dave Brode and I was stationed in ba chuc,just down the road from chau doc at the same time you were there.june 1970-June 1971.i spent manny a day in chau doc.if anyone would like to contact me, please call me at 571-232-1116.i live in northern Virginia.

  31. Worked out of Tan Chau 1968 -1969. Our Mobile team worked for about 4 months in the Nui Sam, we were based out of a SF Camp in An Phu in the summer of 68.

    • Mr. McKay, I was in Team 64 in Chau Duc, 68-69, and Advisor to the 033 Riverboat Company there. I also Took care of, operated, and Hauled supplys to all the district teams including An Phu. Am enclosing a picture of (l to R) of Maj Davis who was the District Chief at An Phu, Myself and Major Dwyer, head of the RF/PF in Province and my boss. Hope this will bring back some memories.Take Care SFC (Ret) Floyd T. Burks

      • Floyd
        Thanks for the post, the picture did not show up. Please try again look forward to seeing if I recognize anyone.
        John McKay

      • Floyd-My name is David Tuite(Tweety) I have 8mm film of you pulling me while skiing down the Bassac River in 69. Foulds was my mentor. I would love to hear from you.

  32. Greetings Fellow Viet Vets – My name is Ronald Wood and I was stationed in An Phu which is 6 miles north of Chau Doc from November, 1966 to April of 1968. I was the advisory team radio operator. An Phu had been a SF A team until the Summer of 1966 when it converted to a MACV Team. I spent 18 months there including my extended tour. My commanding officers there were Major Vincent Spacratella, Major Larry Ivers and Major Thomas McBride. If any of you knew any An Phu team members please give them my name and e mail address. I would like to get re-connected. My e mail address is rwood44@gmail.com. I’ve written a book about my experiences there and I would like to give them copies of it. Later, Ron

    • Ron
      I was sent to An Phu when I arrived in the spring of 1968….there were still SF personnel running the camp who were much more seasoned to combat conditions than I was….but they treated me well…there was always a little dissonance if you were MACV and not SF..but I learned a lot….after a few months I was sent back to Chau Duc as the S-2/S-3 Air Officer..a post for which I was badly equipped but we had good men, Bro Adams, Jim Binns and Lenny as well as PFC. Burns and many others…..
      Today…..I am told but my daughters friends who have visited Chau Duc…that there is a Four Seasons Hotel in the old market and that you can take a hydrofoil to visit Angor Watt for the day….Cambodia still not being an overnight tourist destination
      Best
      Wtg

      • Warren, my name is David Tuite “Tweety”. I was your RTO on 12/31/68 near the rock pile. Do you remember that day?

      • David,
        I remember some LTC named Hazem (I think) who kept wanting to get all of us killed with some type of frontal assault on Nui Koto…the local RF/PF were not very keen on this idea (not being very keen on assaults in general) and Hazem took this lack of aggressiveness to be my fault…as i recall I came close to a court marshal by telling him what I thought of his idea for a frontal assault…but by then my enthusiasm for the war was well gone…..but perhaps you are thinking of another time and I have the wrong day…I hope you are well…keep in touch
        wtg

        • Hi,

          The guy was COL Walter Hazam and he was the Senior Advisor (MACV Team 50) to the 44th STZ. He was bucking for BG and didn’t care about much else. I worked for him for a while as the Asst HQ Detachment Commander for Crum Compound in Cao Lanh. I set up a small forward base for near Nui Coto and remember the operation. I hope he never got his star.

          Cheers,
          Dick

      • Greetings: Where are you now? Hope you are faring well. Gee, a Four Seasons in Chau Doc–unbelievable. Wonder if it is located at our former French hotel?

  33. I have started a board on Pinterest with my father’s photos from his time in Vietnam. He was Captain Lon Meyers, advisor on Team 64 during 1967. Sorry, not sure of exact dates. Please comment on the photos and add more info. Also, feel free to pass the link on to others who might be interested. The Pinterest board is entitled “MACV-SOG Chau Doc” and can be found at

    • Cheryl, My name is Elmer LaBrash. I was Lon’s radio operator in Tri-Ton 1967, I have many good photos and fond memories (like the day in June we were pinned down at the base of Nui-Coto sp?) a great man. Hope to hear from you.
      Regards, E

      • Elmer…my name is John Russell. We corresponded awhile back. I was stationed in Tri Ton 6/67-9/67. Any pics of camp and personal would be appreciated. I dont have many photos…will see about posting what I have. I believe I have a couple of you and the other como guy….I will check. JR

      • I hope you looked at some of the pictures I posted on Pinterest.
        I mostly put up the ones my dad wrote comments on.
        I will eventually put up the rest; I just haven’t been able to get to that task.
        I’m glad my dad is still remembered by others… he had a long, exciting military career, with Vietnam being near the end.
        He returned either at the end of 1967 or the beginning of 1968 — I was only in 2nd grade then. He retired in June of 1969.

  34. I worked for Major Bobby J. Dwyer in RF/PF in 68-69 in Chau Duc. I had forgotten to mention about him before. Bobby left Team 64 in late Sept of 68 for home. He. Was being assigned to an Air Defence someplace in NY.
    He had ordered a Camera from the YRBM PX down the river. When it came in, I picked it up and mailed it to him. Didn’t hear anything and later I wrote to find out if he got the camera. I received a letter from his wife that he did get the camera, but he was in Walter Reed with an inoperable brain tumor.
    When I rotated back end of Nov, I went to the Pentagon as an official Courier to drop of something. After that we went to WR to see him. They had him so doped up he did not know who I was. Just before Xmas, I called to wish him a Merry Xmas and was told he had expired a few hours ago. I talked to his wife and she told me she was taking him back to Nachadoces, LA for burial .
    A little late getting this out and apologize.

  35. John Russell

    Dear Cheryl…Thank you for your reply. I m sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a good man and treated me with respect. I had no combat experience or special training when i arrived in Tri Ton. Your father took me under his wing…gave me responsabilities and trust. We were a small 5 man sub-secter team, we were together literally 24/7. I didnt take many pictures back then, so any pictures you can share with me would be greatly appreciated. I have always regretted not taking more pictures of Tri Ton and the other team members….i am very excited about this opportunity….i have tried for years to get some pictures of the camp..the people..and the area at that time. Once again Cheryl.. I am sorry to here of your fathers passing…and grateful to you for contacting me. At this point in my life getting pictures of “way back when” would be a minor miracle! Looking forward hearing from you……John Russell

    ps..my email address is …jhrssll@comcast.net

  36. Thank you so much for the info. If you can think of anything else that you remember about CPT Ronald Hurt, anything, it will be much appreciated. I will relay this info to his son who was 3 at that time. So far you are the only source of info.

  37. I have thought many times of making a trip back to Chau Doc with my boys. If any of the former team members do and have pics please share with me. Team 64 69-71.

    • LTC Hunter was the Senior Military Advisor when I arrived in Chau Doc early August, 1970. I found him a bit distant in personality but very exacting and clear on guidance for subordinates. A good officer. Part way through my tour I remember his wife somehow got permission to visit Camp Arnn, charming ! Is my memory correct ? I believe he was followed by another FA officer, LTC Charles Redding. I will search for pictures.

  38. This is for Boris Derugin about Cpt Hurt. I was in Team 64 Nov 68 to Nov 69. I have a picture of him, I believe,that I took in the Bar in 69. Will try and see if I can upload it here. Tried to send it to your email address you had put up but it came back, twice!
    Well it wont let me paste the pic, so email me at ftb442@aol.com

  39. Still looking for any information about CPT Ronald Hurt, member of Team 64, according to military records, and KIA on March 23, 1970. If you have any info or know someone who does, please do contact me at: derugin@verizon.net. (Note, email has been corrected.)

    • I had to process his personnel effects and ship them home. I was 18 at the time and this made it quite clear the situation we faced and the danger we faced. As I recalled he was close to going home and was removed from a hot spot and placed on a special project clearing an area with plows and his jeep hit a mine. The move was supposed to have been a safer place for him the few days he had left in country, that was Vietnam.

      • My name is David brode and I was with the 69th infantry detachment in Ba chuc from June 1970-71.i was also assigned tdy with Macv 64.spent manny a day in chau duc.please give me a call at 571-232-1116. I live in northern Virginia. I could share a lot of stories with you.

      • I served with your father, went on several patrols together. I was a Sp5 interrogator/interpreter. He was a Captain when I knew him, engineering I thought. Good guy and a friend of mine. Had one or two adventures with him

  40. Please call me at 571-232-1116 I live in Herndon virginia 20171 I spent 9 months in ba chuc. I was also temporally assigned to macv 64.

  41. Thanks for your help on this, guys.

    I now have some of the answers I was looking for.

    In 1966 through June, the USAF FAC team was at Chi Lang. Their Radio Operator, who had to get clearance for air strikes from the province chief, was based at Chau Duc. His name was A2C Art Fromm from Ohio,

    The two FACs that flew Beaver 98 were Capts Don Taylor and Dean Eggen. All of these guys moved to Chau Duc and Chi Lang from Long Xuyen at the end of 1965, The reason was so that they could be closer to the action closer to the Cambodian border.

    I was able to piece this together once I got my brother’s 201 File from St. Louis. I have met with ex-FAC Don Taylor here near D.C. and I have talked with Art Fromm on the phone about their experiences there.

  42. I’m nnot sure why but this weblog is loading incredibly slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  43. Was assigned to a military Intelligence field team of the 525th MI group. Advisory Team 64 was our cover and our support in Chau Doc. We lived in a house separate from the Adv Team and cords/usaids people.We belonged to their mess association, got our mail, We also provided bodies when needed for operational requirements. I was there from Jan 72 until we turned everything over to the ARVNs after the cease-fire.I have photos but don’t know how to post them.I would love to hear from anyone who was there during my tour.I have not talked to anyone in over 40 yrs who was there.

    • Mike,
      Greetings! I’m Tom Potter. Just stumbled upon the MACV/Team 64 website recently and have been scrolling through entries and just saw yours from a few years back I was a member of the 525 MI Grp and in Chau Doc too. Was there from Sep’70 to mid-Jun ’72. Boy! That was a long time ago! Your name rings a bell.

    • I was a radio operator with 525th MI in Châu Doc for a short while after New years 1972. Lived in a house with COORDS stenciled in red paint on the roof. Small courtyard in the front with a generator on a flatbed trailer. 3 enlisted men, three officers, 1 civilian(Tom I believe); and two vietnamese interperters. Three rotating guards an old guy named Chin, a civilian who always wore military camouflage fatigues and a maroon beret and a kid with a motorcycle who lived in a mosquito net covered hammock in the backyard.
      I believe red beret dude was arrested as a VC long after I left. One of the enlisted men was Norman St. Germaine from Fall River, Massachusetts. One of the interperters called him “hippie”. I was at 504th Siganal Detachment/525th MI compound near Ton Son Nhut from Feb. 72 to DEROS in Sep. 72. “Hippie” joined me there and we went home together, well to Oakland, I had family in SoCal that I visited before going all the way home to Massachusetts. Remember Feds interrogated me at LAX before letting me board plane. Drugs and weapons thing.

    • Michael do you remember a Capt. Krysnowski(spelling) nicknamed Ski. Was a photography bug.He was525MI lived in a house in Chau Doc with a handful of Americans and two Vietnamese interperters?

  44. Bill,
    I hope you are well…Peter Scott had a story in FORBES many years ago about this Province Chief and his visits with him in SF; I corresponded with him a few times but never got to meet him but as I recall Peter’s story sort of supported what his daughter told you.
    Best,
    wtg

    • Nice to hear from you Warren. I am hopeful that Peter and I will be visiting Chau Doc in the coming year. We will take lots of pictures.

      Bill Adams

      • Bro,
        Congratulations on you appointment as Chairman of The National Endowment for the Humanities. I saw the NPR story tonight and you still look the same as you did briefing Mr. Tull on VC activities in Chau Duc. Best success and keep in touch.
        wtg

    • My name is David brode and I spent 9 months in ba chuc in 1970-71. I was temporally assigned to Mach 64 out of chau doc. I was talking to Leonard Levine. He told me to contact you. He said you live in virginia. I live in Herndon virginia 20171. Please give me a call. My number is 571-232-1116. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!

    • Hello Warren;

      Just returning from Chau Doc and a trip covering most of Vietnam. In addition to Chau Doc, I went to Tinh Bien, Chi Lang, Triton, Olam, Coto, Ba Chuc. On a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, we also passed Tan Chau. Lots of memories. I was not able to find any trace of Camp Arnn, and I’m almost certain it’s entirely gone. Ditto with the provincial military facilities in Chau Doc. The city is now about 200,000 and is entirely transformed. Amazing place but not much the 1968-69 version. There is a good hotel there now on the river, not a Four Seasons, but pretty nice. It’s called Victoria Chau Doc. Boat ride to Phnom Penh takes 5 hours. Long but worthwhile.

      Peter was not with me but I will see him this summer.

      Best,

      Bro

  45. I need some help from you IV Corps (Mekong Delta) Advisory Team vets.

    I am trying to piece together my brother’s experiences in Vietnam (June 65 to June 66) for the benefit of his boys and the rest of the family.

    A2C Tom Toussaint was a USAF reciprocating engine mechanic. For part of his time he was on Advisory Team 53 at Long Xuyen or Can Tho. He spent time at Soc Trang and Chi Lang. And he had been in both Thailand and Laos.

    I think he was a crew chief on a Forward Air Control 1-E Bird Dog. He had hundreds of slides taken from the rear seat of the FAC plane of air strikes in the forests below. But the few pictures I have of him show only Bird Dogs with US Army markings, not USAF.

    How were these Advisory Teams organized? Who did the members report to?

    Could he have been working on an Army plane?

    He talked about having an M60 mounted on the door of the O1-E. The FAC’s I have talked to said that the Army O1-E’s did this, but not the Air Force.

    What was the role of these USAF people on these Advisory Teams in the Delta?

    Thanks,

    Ed Toussaint
    Potomac, MD
    Etoussaint44@yahoo.com

    • Dear Ed Toussaint,
      As I know, the USAF was cooperated with the VNAF through MACV Headquarters, it was not belong to any MACV Team. As a reciprocating engine mechanic, Tom was still belonged to the USAF. You should contact with the Department of Veteran Affairs to get the information concerning to Tom Toussaint.
      Good luck,
      Van Hieu

    • There was a Bird Dog flying off and on out of Chau Doc airfield while I was there. Remember the pilot well. He gave me a ride to Can Tho for some dental work. I’m sure it was crewed by others for maintenance and whatnot. I don’t remember those folks but don’t remember there being AF people present. The pilot was Army and wore a USRV patch so, wasn’t MACV. I think he rotated bunking and flying out of Chau Doc and Chi Lang. Fair chance the crew stayed in Can Tho. Maybe someone will get on here from there who could comment. VA won’t have anything but medical records since he got back. Dept. of Defense has a big records archive, in Missouri I think, where his service records would be. His kids would be able to solicit a copy if he is deceased.

    • Hi Ed
      I was, among other things, the S2/S3 Air Officer for MACV Team 64 from March 68 thru June 69
      AF Pilots flew the FAC(Forward Air Controller) missions..they had the radios that could go from the FM which we used for ground commo and the UHF that was generally what the Fighters used…I would fly back seat with the Army Pilot (Swamp Fox 34) and we would talk to the guys on the ground then communicate to the FAC who would actually call in the fighters, F-4’s and sometimes other prop A/C
      FAC’s had WP(White Phosphorus) rockets on the wings and would go in to mark targets
      I would trade off with another officer on the ground every week or so we knew the terrain…AF guys were stationed in Can Tho Chi lang and other bigger bases…Chau Duc was too small to support a USAF unit
      Most USAF planes were silver and Army guys were OD but this is my memory…
      If your brother kept the birds in the air it was unlikely he was as far forward as Chau Duc
      which sits right on the Cambodian border (and would get mortar attacks with some regularity) and so we never kept any aircraft overnight except the NAVY Sea Wolfs who were in the river
      The Missouri VA storage facility had a big fire several years ago but if you write them and are patient…they can usually dig up a copy of his DD 214…the best general record for service…
      keeping us flying when full of bullet holes was a big job
      your brother’s service was most appreciated
      hope this is helpful
      wtg

      • Warren;

        Thanks for your response. I am waiting on his 201 File from St Louis. His DD214 won’t tell me what I need. I need copies of the orders (PCS and TDY) he got in RVN.

        I need to piece all the anecdotes he told me together his file. Than I can make some sense of it and communicate it to his sons and my sons and grandkids.

        I know the last place he was was Chi Lang. So that ties to your comments. He talked a lot about The Seven Mountains area. He said that not a single convoy ever completed the trip from Chi Lang to Chau Duc … even though some ballsy guys tried it. That would have been in the Spring of 1966.

        Prior to Chi Lang he was somewhere in Laos. And before that he was at Soc Trang and Can Tho.

        He told me some stories. I was an AF veteran too, so we had that in common. But now that I have done this research (A lot of it), I have a much better understanding of where he was and what he did and what he had to deal with. He really didn;pt give himself much credit.

        I am still close to my AF buddies.

        It’s remarkable isn’t how that experience stays with us as we get older

        Ed Toussaint
        Potomac, MD

    • Hey Ed,
      I was Air Force in Chau Doc Special Forces Camp B-42. The USAF Pilots (FAC’S) were kept at Chi Lang. I was the Ground Radio Communicator between FAC and Can Tho! I also flew back seat in the O-1 with an M-60 to help FAC from being shot down. If you would like anymore info, my email is gcolt4500@yahoo.com

    • My name is David brode and I was in ba chuc with the 69 th infantry detachment for 9 months from June 70 till June 71. Was temporally assigned to team 64 in chau doc. Please give me a call at 571-232-1116. I live in Herndon, virginia

  46. I arrived for a year with Advisory Team 64 in January ’72. Worked with interpreters Tuong, and, I think Dung at different times. They were forming an RF battalion headquartered on the top of Nui Sam and I spent the first few months with them. Took a couple of hikes on Nui Koto with them in that time, then went with the KK squad for a few months. A couple of after action reports qualified me for the CIB during that time. The majority of the KKs were ethnic Cambodians when I was with them. Operated mostly out of Tri Ton, but also Tinh Bien down around Ba Chuc. Mostly on the back side of Nui Cam from Chi Lang. Lot of Cambodians living as Vietnamese around the mountains as I remember. Worked nights in the Province TOC the last three months or so. My tour there wouldn’t make a book but it’s rare much time passes I don’t think about it. I wonder sometimes how things turned out for some people I knew while there.

    • I think a lot of us have wondered over the years what’s happened to friends we made there. After 43 years i posted pics i took on my Facebook page. Camp Arnn, Nui Sam, You would be surprised how many you served with have Agent Orange issues. When i was there in ’68 – ’69 Tri Ton was a sub sector that was always getting hit. Take care buddy

      • I have some pictures of the big Temple at Nui Sam where the road from Chau Doc comes up to it. There’s a nice one at Ba Chuc. I’m in the VA Agent Orange registry. No symptoms but something was done to large sections of Nui Koto I walked around on so I put myself on it. I always felt edgy in Tri Ton District, though it was probably a lot quieter than when you were there. Anything happening somewhere else was pretty rare. Nice to here from you. Kinda like a time machine.

      • I was with sub sector team 64 in Tri Ton….6/67-9/67. CO was cpt Meyers. We had an interpreter i nick named Fritz…i used to tell him he was a fn nazi. We became good friends…the viet commander was Diwe Chaud …i believe he was killed a couple of months after i left. We worked with Mobile Guerrilla Force when they went up on Nui Coto ….up until then the VC owned it…couldn’t go near it without taking fire. I read it was taken over a couple years later by a large combined operation. Glad you made it.

    • Dear Steve,
      Tuong and Dzung were working with me at Team 64. I left Chau Doc since Dec 1971, therefore Tuong or Dzung was taking me place. I had been working with an American Phoenix Officer at Tri Ton (I forget his name!) and a KK squad. Unfortunately most members of this squad were killed by the VC after the USA withdrawal!
      Tri Ton is big town now! It is one of a well known tourist point of Vietnam, especially the Seven Mountain Area, including Tri Ton mountain. Please email me any picture you have.
      All the best to your family and friends.
      Knid regards.
      Van Hieu

      • Thanks for commenting Van. I was there when you were still in Chau Doc province. I left in Jan. ’72. I’m sure we encountered one another at some time.
        Dzung was with me when the KK squad was pulled out of Tri Ton for a while in the fall of ’71. I can’t remember if he was along when I went on one operation with the squad before that. tThe Major, Capt. Vela and an NCO whose name I forget were on that too. Sad to hear what happened to the Scouts. Always knew it must be what happened. I got to know and liked a couple of those guys. Watching the pull out on TV all those years ago, I think what might happen to the Vietnamese I got to know pained me more than anything else about it. You know anything about what ended up after with Tuong and Dzung?

      • To Steve Russell:
        My father was your Cpt Meyers (later Major) — he passed away in 2002. He never told us too much of what he did in Vietnam (or anywhere else) — mainly focused on the more upbeat stories about the orphanage. We have lots of pictures from Vietnam. I will get them, digitize them, & probably post them on Pinterest. I saw there are already MACV team photos posted there.

        — Cheryl Meyers Boyland

    • Dear Steven,
      I worked as military interpreter like Dung and Tuong. I had been working with the Advisory team for Tri Ton, Tinh Bien, An Phu as well as the at the TOC of Chau Doc Province from June 1969 to Dec 1971. It will be great if you could send me the photos you took during the time were in Chau Doc.
      I look forward to hearing from you.
      All the best,
      Van Hieu

  47. Dear Johnny,

    Although I had been travelling to Can Tho with my team leader for most Advisory Teams Conferences during 1969 and 1971 but I haven’t heard this event! May be I was on duty at Tri Ton Sub-Sector at that time and one of my friends was your interpreter. However it was our nightmare wasn’t it?
    Please send me any picture you had taken during the time you was with Team 64.
    Take care,
    Van Hieu

  48. We were a US unit from Long Binh doing historical stuff for Department of Army. We were part of the Southeast Asia Pictorial Center. Thanks for getting back to me.

  49. I served in Chau Doc 69-71, retired now (91) I was the team goffer, ran the movies , fixed the boats and vech. ,carried radio on many operations and night ambushes, lots of guard duty and ran supplies to the out laying teams. I worked with Cpt. De Armament, Lt Pointer and SFC Stube. I remember Leonard Lavigne. One amusing story I still talk about today is when Lt Pointer and I were in Canto picking up some supplies for the Bar. I was first in line with most of the stuff and LT P was next with a last min. pick up he thought would be a good thing to have at the bar (two cases of rubbers) . The young Vietnamese girl on the register thought he was buying them for his own use and got so tickled she got the other girls attention, they all had a good laugh at LT P’s exspence. If you remember LT Pointer he was some what small in stature, wore glasses this added to the fun.

    • Dear Chris,
      I had been working with Major William at Tri Ton Sub-Sector from May 1971 to September 1971. I could not remember the name of the captain in the film! Was the 221st Signal of the USA? If it was Vietnam Unit, it might be a Regional Force, not Signal company! Therefore the film you shot was one of the operations which was conducted by a Regional Force from Tri Ton Sub-sector, because the Signal unit have never conducted any operation with one company! Each Army unit has a own group of Signal staff, consists of one or two officers and two or three signal-men looking after its unit’s communication systems. But only one officer and a signal-man, not a Signal company, were reattached to an operation.
      However the film reminds me the past, a terrible, silly war which killed millions of Vietnamese and thousands of allies – Let’s we forget!
      Van Hieu

      • Dear Van,
        A family member directed me to this web site. I was the Major Williams you referred to as the District Senior Advisor in Tri Ton District. I remember you well and often wondered what had happened to you after the Americans pulled out. I remember you as Vo Chi Hieu, was that the name you went by at the time? I recall you had a wife and two daughters. I think I have your email address as well, so I will attempt to contact you there.
        I look forward to hearing from you.
        All the best, Lyons Williams

    • I was a member of Team 64 Delta Mac, 1969- 1970 the people I remember PSA Lt Col (Ret) Knolls, PSA Lt Col (Ret) Swango, Asst PSA Lt Col Hunter, Sfc Stube, Sfc Bob Noll, Sfc Henry Inman, Sfc Troutman, SSg Jesse Wolbert and the team dog Hardcore I am former SSg Timothy G Miller.

      • WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Colonel Horace L. Hunter Jr., 80, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away on Feb. 12, 2010, after a long illness. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam as well as tours in Korea and Liberia among other places. Colonel Hunter was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Colonel John Virgil Swango died on January 29, 1982 at Quincy’s Blessing Hospital. Colonel Swango was given a twenty-one-gun salute and buried with full military honors in Sunset Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois.

      • I worked for Noll and Stube out of the S-4 Shop 69,70,71 SP4 at the time ran the boats, and was involved in several operations as an RTO. Hardcore was a fixture , I remember he would bark at the lizards on the wall during movies.

  50. I will try my best to find out what happened to Cpt Hurst. However I believe that there was no KIA reported when I was working with Team 64 ( From June 1969 to Dec 1971).

  51. Looking for any information about CPT Ronald Hurt, member of Team 64, according to military records, and KIA on March 23, 1970. If you have any info or know someone who does, please do contact me at: derugin@veriaon.net.

    • We had one casualty that I can think of about that time on Team 64 and he was a Captain although that was a long time ago and I don’t remember the name. In any event, he was on the road to Tien Bien and hit a explosive device. That’s about all know except we received his remains at MILPHAP Team N-9’s location in Chau Doc.

      • Robert, Thank you for that info, it is really appreciated. You are probably thinking of the same person CAP Ronald Hurt, the only other info I received was that he hit a mine clearing a field, that just did not sound right. If you ever run across any further info please do contact me, it will always be greatly appreciated.

  52. Van Hieu Nguyen
    I have been trying to reach all members who were in MACV Team 64, from June 1969 to Dec 1970, especially Lieutenant A. Brother, Sgt Colman and the following interpreters: Bong, But, Tuong, Chanh, Phong, Dung, Diep, Du …
    Please contact me at tksolutions@live.com.au
    Looking forward to hearing from al of you.

  53. Van, great to hear from you. The interpreter I really remember worked for Major Dwyer in RF/PF. I remember his name as Kay. Do you remember him? There is several of us in contact now. Leonard Lavigne, Jim Binns, Paul Buschard and a couple more.
    Would love to find Kay but have no idea where to start looking for him.
    Thanks for contacting me and stay in touch when you can. Send me your email address and I will send you a picture of me. Maybe you will remember me.
    Take care
    Floyd Burks
    Ftb442@aol.com

    • Dear Floyd,
      I Had working with Major Dwyer and Major McCormick at Chau Doc TOC. I was detached to DAO and worked as a technician for the Integrated Communication Systems when the American troops started withdrawing in 1971. Therefore I haven seen any member of MACV Team 64 since then.
      My email: tksolutions@live.com.au.
      I hope to see you and all of our friends in near future.
      All the best to you and family..
      Van Hieu

    • Dear Floyd,
      I have just remembered, the Team leader at Tri Ton District was Major William ( I also forget his family name, very sorry!)

  54. Wow. After trying to find some of the former team 64 members, seems they are showing up. I worked for Maj. Dwyer in RF/PF and was also Advisor to the 033 RF Riverboat Company there in Chau Duc. I also took care of all the outboard engines in province. That included carrying supples during the Rainey season when the roads were flooded to the Districts. Tri Ton was the longest haul down the canals. Would love to hear from anyone and chat. I have talked to Jim Binns, Len Levinge, and Paul Buschard. My email is ftb442@aol.com

  55. Thanks for your response. I remember Lt. Adams very well. We went on a few operations together. James H. Binns is still in Phoenix. He was on a Washington DC committee looking into the effects of Gulf War syndrome. I’ve been in contact with Floyd Burks and Paul Bushard. Lt. Gregory & i went out with the Kit Carson squad. It was just before our first operation that he told me who they were. Never felt comfortable going out with former VC. I’m on Facebook and have pics i took there. Get on it and send some pics. Take care buddy

    • I also worked in the S2 from July 69 until August 70 under major Stravinsky and later Major Powe. I remember Christmas night with Lt. Pointer on a successful night ambush along the canal. Jim Ferriman, Jimferriman@gmail.com. Lived in the old French Hotel when I first got there. Major Powe died a few years ago as did Lt. Whitcomb (NILO). Saw Captain Woodruff back in the states when he looked me up in Colorado.

  56. I was on MACV Team 64 in Chau Doc in 1968-69 in S2. Did operations with a Lt. Gregory & Kit Carson squad (former VC). Worked in S2 under a Major Stravinsky and Lt. James Binns.

    • Len, yes we ran the KK Scouts and also supported the Phoenix program….spoke to Jim Binns 10-15 years ago, a lawyer in Phoenix I recall..the Province Chief was taken by the VC but his daughter made it out to SF-another officer organized the Team and we all chipped in to the daughter who had the connections to somehow pay off the VC and get him released- I saw him once in SF before he died–brave guy— Lt. Adams landed up as the President of Lehigh University so I’m told but I never saw him again…also remember a Lt. Janko who got me out of a tight spot on Nui Koto one night… also Herb Gingras(sic) a southern boy who came back for a second tour….understand from some friends that there’s a big luxury hotel in Chau Duc now with day trips to ANKOR WAT…how times have changed…be well

      • Dear W. Gregory,
        I think you have mistaken from telling the story about the Province Chief who was taken by the VC!
        I was working as an interpreter & Translator at MACV Team 64/Chau Doc TOC from June 1969 to 30 Dec 1971, and I have never heard about this terrible event in Chau Doc Province!
        I can provide you any single information within MACV team 64 within 1969 -1971. Please contact me at tksolutions@live.com.au.

      • I recently discovered this web site through Glen O’Neill, who visited me several weeks ago in Waterville, Maine. I was on Team 64 from July ’68 through May ’69. I served with Warren Gregory, Peter Scott, Jim Binns and Glen, among others mentioned in these posts. Peter Scott and I are intending to visit Chau Doc and surrounding areas in the coming year or two.

        I was the S3 advisor for Chau Doc and worked many operations throughout the Province. Many years later, when I taught at Stanford in the late 1980’s, I had a student who was, incredibly, the daughter of the Province Chief in Chau Doc in the early 1970’s. I met his former wife at a reception for her daughter, who won a writing prize for a paper she wrote in one of my classes. The mother, whose name I have now forgotten, informed me that her husband was captured when the NVA occupied Chau Doc, and later died in a prison camp somewhere in the Delta. She was of course deeply surprised to hear that I had served in Chau Doc just prior to her husband’s service there. An astonishing story, in every sense.

        Former 1st Lt. William Adams

        • I was there the same time as you spent late 68 in the 7 mountains as team leader MAT IV-71 and then assistant district advisor Tan Chau till July 69.
          John McKay

      • Dear William,
        I was detached to Chau Doc Sector (Province) in June 1996 and working at the TOC, but there was no story about the province chief taken by the VC that I have heard!
        Colonel Hue was the province chief at that time, He took bribe from an illegal cow imported form Cambodia and he had to to pay a bribe of 60 million VND to avoid imprison, and was degraded to Major and transferred to another province. There were no province chief taken by VC in Chau Doc Province through out the VN WAR!
        Please do not believe what the Province chief’s daughter told you! She is a big liar!
        Please ask me what happened from June 1969 to 30 Dec 1971,
        Good luck.
        Van Hieu

    • Sandy Arrington, Did you live in the old 3 story French building next to the river?? I was the RF Riverboat Advisor there in 68-69 and several of us are looking for guys who were there same time. Contact me at ftb442@aol.com.
      Thanks
      Floyd Burks SFC Ret.

      • Dear F. Burks,
        It was only 2 storey building located next to SEA BEES HQ. I was a military interpreter & Translator for MACV team 64 from June 1969 to 30 Dec 1970.
        However I am looking forward to hearing from all of you!

    • Sandy, I ran supplies to Tri Ton down the canal from the BA Sak river when the roads were under water. Long haul. I remember a blond headed E-6 who used to meet me with a truck and we would load up barrels of mogas and I would take empty barrels back. Also brought propane bottles, Beer and groceries. Send me your email address and I will send you a couple of pictures.
      Take care
      Floyd

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