Submitted by: Greg Roscoe
Subject: Unit & Roster update
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 14:21:32 -0800
To: Tim Duffie
Your roster is looking good. Thanks for the updates. Nice job!
Here are two Marines and a corpsman listed in the roster as
- Bobby L. Lambert 66 Kilo 3/3
- James LoCastro 67 Fox 2/4
- "Doc" Carroll "Sandy" Taylor, 66, Lima
3/7 already listed in CAC 3-1 but also listed under unknown unit
as Taylor, Sandy, "Doc".
Here are some Marines missing from the roster with the year
they joined their CAC unit and transferring outfit. CAC 3-1, established
1Mar66 with Marines from Hotel 2/3 as CAC 1. Changed to CAC 3-1
when Marines from 3/3 relieved Hotel 2/3. Located in the village
of Tuy Loan where the new Hwy One turns South East of the Tuy
Loan and Yen rivers intersection, just East of Bo Ban @
site of the first rocket attack on Da Nang. Hwy One initially
went thru the ville:
- Fred Bullens 67 Echo 2/4
- Thomas Cullen H&S 3/7 KIA Nov 8, 67
- Mike Dingus KIA in Dec 4,67
- Kenneth B. Gilchrist, Golf 2/4
- Chester C. Green, 66, Lima 3/3
- Alvin E. Hafford, 66 Kilo 3/3
- Joseph D. Hooper, 67 Fox 2/4
- Ray Millard, 67
- Gary G. Murnan, 67 Golf 2/4; listed as Murmam in CAC 3-3
- Larry D. "Murph" Murphy, 66, Mike 3/3
- John A. Olimpo, 67, Echo 2/4: later transferred to Bravo
4 and was there when it was overrun
- John Hampton Posner, 66, Weapons, Kilo 3/3 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mike Shields, 67, Lima 3/7
- James T. Spearence, 66, Kilo 3/3
- Henry "Lanny" "Doc" VonEgloffstein, 66
India 3/3: our 2nd corpsman.
- Freddie J. Wilds, 66, "Charlie" Brown we're not
sure if Charlie is his given or nickname
Last names only:
- Lockwood is from Illinois, 66.
- Mascots "Recon" and "Ambush" I would
appreciate it if they were added to the CAC 3-1 roster . Recon
used to run patrols with us and was very good at sniffing out
bobby traps. "Doc" Taylor named his stateside dog "Recon",
and his son, now a Marine, named his new dog "Ambush"
in their memory. It might be a good idea if other units listed
their Mascots, it might jog some memories of Marines trying to
find their old units
- Fred O. Andrews, 67
- Richard Randall, 66, Kilo 3/3, (RicARandall@aol.com)
- Carroll Soape, later changed name to Carroll Christian, 66,
- Robert Ashe, 66, Kilo 3/3: was later transferred to CAC 3-3.
- James Owens, 66, 3/3; was also in CAC 3-1
- Robert Ashes, 66, Kilo 3/3; was also in CAC 3-2.
Bravo 4: Highway One on the NE corner of "Four
Corners", between hills 22 and 41 just east of La Chad 4
& 5. Site of later rocket attack on Da Nang.
- Greg Roscoe, Kilo 3/3, transferred from CAC 3-1, April 67
- John A. Olimpo, Transferred same time from CAC 3-1.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of these Marines it would be
appreciated. Some have moved, others have never been found.
- Alvin Hafford lives in Chicago and works or worked as a child
attendant in the Cook county jail.
- Lorenzo Forrest lives in San Diego
- Bobby L. Lambert last address was in Klamath Falls, Or; he
is originally from Texas, has a southern drawl
- "Charlie" Brown, a short black Marines from
Chicago. His first name may not be Charlie, but he went by it.
He is from either the 4th or 7th Marines and was WIA Dec 66 and
later med evacuated to Japan.
- Freddie Wilds is a short black Marine from the Atlanta, Georgia
Please pass on that Jim Spearence has Alheimers and is in Plymouth
Gardens rest home in Rochester, New York. Anyone that has a chance
to see him would be appreciated.
If you agree to add the year and previous units that the CAC
Marines came from, I'll send you an update on the Marines currently
listed. I know when I meet a new Marine buddy the conversation
starts out with where were you at and when. I think this additional
information will help all concerned. You might run it by the other
Here is info that I hope you post on the roster or at least
The original unit designations and what they were changed to
in the Hieu Duc District.