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May Issue Claims

Claims

635th MMS, U-Tapao, Thailand, December 1970 – September 1971 – Seeking any MMS personnel 461 AFSC to verify that we had to serve a perimeter guard with security police to substantiate diabetes medical claim. – Tim Minnick 9574) 398-8903, tsminnick@frontier.com

Sept. 9, 1951 – Sept. 10, 1955 – Seeking anyone who remembers me during that time to substantiate a medical claim. – Paul Savko (864) 591-2461

1955-75 – Seeking anyone who served with me during that time to substantiate a hearing loss claim. – Frederick L. Carter (803) 753-8872, fgolfingguy@aol.com

Troop B, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav., 1st Inf. Div. February 1968 – February 1969 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify a PTSD claim. – Dale E. Stringfellow (501) 511-1609

1st Plt., CSC, 4th Bn., 6th Inf., Berlin Bde., Berlin, Germany, December 1982 – Seeking SP4 Michael Haibe (of Calif.), PFC Ernest Thomas (of Mich.) and/or any Scout Plt. Members to corroborate the fact that in Dec. 1982, while training at Bad Tolz, West Germany, I sustained an injury to my right ankle, for which I was treated in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 1982 – July 1983. – Douglass R. Knight (603) 898-4286, rtlionheart1191@yahoo.com

2nd Plt., Co. A., 4th Bn., 6th Inf., Berlin Bde., Berlin, Germany June 1983 – Seeking witnesses to corroborate the fact that in June 1983, while training at Wildflecken, West Germany, I sustained a heat stroke, which necessitated my evacuation, subsequent treatment and discharge. – Douglass R. Knight (603) 898-4286, rtlionheart1191@yahoo.com

2nd Bn., 1st. Arty., 4th Army, July 16, 1968 – April 17, 1970 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate a hearing loss claim. – James B. Kaufman (419) 476-1993, jimmybkaufman@gmail.com

4th Plt., Co. C, 4th Bn., 2nd Inf. Training Bde., Fort Benning, GA 1982 – Seeking David E. Robinson and/or any unit members to corroborate the fact that in July 1982, while training at Ft. Benning, GA, I sustained heat stroke, which rendered me unconscious, whereupon SFC Robinson ordered by evacuation and treatment. – Douglass R. Knight (603) 898-4286, rtlionheart1191@yahoo.com

8th Army, Ascom, Korea – Seeking anyone remembering me reporting Korean girl killing her baby to substantiate PTSD claim. – Myron F. Bishop (210) 288-1330, myronbishop@att.net

8th Army Motor Messengers, Yongsan, Korea, Jan. 1, 1968 – May 1, 1969 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate an Agent Orange medical claim.  – Patrick Morgan (704) 799-8508, anneandpaddy588@hotmail.com

11th Field Arty, 24th Div., March 1949 – August 1951 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify muzzle blast from 155mm Howitzer to substantiate a hearing loss medical claim. – Tom S. Kauffman (217) 446-6045

14th Armd. Cav. Regt., 1954-55 West Germany – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify field exercise where tanks threw rocks and injured my right eye to substantiate a medical claim. – James Harlan (402) 684-2217

53rd Ord. Co., Nuremberg, Germany, and 71st. Marine Bn., Kitzgew, Germany 1964-66 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate various medical claims. – Terry G. Leatherwood (602) 329-8924

54th Signal Det., LZ English, Bong Son, South Vietnam January – June 1969 – Seeking Lt. Page, Kenneth Wooten and/or anyone present to verify the night the C.S. gas canister was released in our area to substantiate a medical claim. – Terry L. Jackson (269) 979-2871, tjandmejackson@yahoo.com

C Co., 720th MP Bn., October 1966-67 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify firefight on ambush at Long Binh ammo dump to substantiate a hearing loss medical claim. – Lawrence Hinton (636) 282-2903,
llhinton2@gmail.com

2nd Bn., 47th Inf., 9th Div., May 1 – June 30, 1970 – Seeking Tay Ninh medics or anyone who served with me to substantiate a medical claim. – Paul W. Rettinger, rettingerwayne7@wildblue.net

556 Medical Ambulance, Karlshrue, Germany, 1961-63 – Seeking Ernest Septer, Oliver Bondy, David Pierce and Richard Trembley to substantiate various medical claims. – John Lusk (304) 855-1915

A Btry., 516th AAA Gun Bn., Pearl Harbor, July 17, 1943 – Feb. 7, 1946 – Seeking anyone who served with me during that time to substantiate a hearing loss claim. – Darrell Frank Googe (928) 445-3572, bgooge@commspeed.net

A Co., 716th MP Bn. Cholon, Vietnam, February 1968 – March 1969 – Seeking anyone who served with me who can substantiate an Agent Orange medical claim. – Arthur T. West (804) 843-3119

B Btry., 1st Bn., 319th Arty, 82nd Abn., Fort Bragg, N.C., May 26, 1963 – May 26, 1966 – Seeking anyone to substantiate a hearing and back injury claim. – Harry John Winnier (206) 819-6604

B Btry., 2nd Bn., 20th Arty, 1st Cav., Vietnam, June 6 1969 – June 5, 1970 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate a PTSD claim. – Homer Juliaw Duncan (540) 315-2347

C Co., 19th Mt. Bn./246 Armor Bn. August 1968 – August 1971 and May 1986 – February 2009 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify gas turine and tank gunnery to substantiate a hearing loss claim. – Donald W. Bakeman (269) 591-0547, donbakeman@yahoo.com

G-5, Civil Affairs, 2nd Inf. Div. HQ – Camp Howze, Korea, 1967-68 – Seeking John Olson and James Mower to substantiate Agent Orange medical claim. – Daryle Furby (308) 536-3166, darylefurby@hotmail.com

MACV Saigon, Vietnam 1963-1964 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify Huey turbo noise and M60 machine gun noise to substantiate hearing loss and tinnitus claims. Jacque B. Wilhelm (219) 510-5292

Nha Trang, Vietnam, 1966-68 – Seeking anyone who worked on C-123 “Ranch Hand” a/c as mechanic to substantiate Agent Orange and additional medical claims. – Roger O. Holland (218) 752-5982, rjh789@9.com

Fort Polk, La., October 1998 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate medical claims. – Vera P. Wells (309) 786-2269

1st Marine Air Wing  1st LAAMb Bn., 1968-70 – Seeking anyone who served with me in Charlie Battery Da Nang, Hill 327, Freedom Hill, 29 Palms, to substantiate a PTSD claim. – Fredrick Lee Thacker (865) 441-2560,
gangoffive07@gmail.com

3rd Bn., 26th Marines, 1st Marine Div., September 1969 – September 1970 – Seeking anyone to substantiate Agent Orange, PTSD and other medical claims. – Paul Allen Dennis (614) 837-8053, pdennis1249@yahoo.com

B Co., 1st AmTrac Bn., 3rd Marine Div., 1968 – March 1969 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate a diabetes claim. – Daniel T. Woolfrey (443) 388-7482, danwoolfrew46@gmail.com

D Co., 8th Tank Bn., 4th Marine Div., Nov. 17, 1990 – May 13, 1991 – Seeking James Glenn, Herman Shivers to substantiate PTSD and Gulf War Illness medical claims. Stanley Holloway (803) 275-2159

Elm MAAG Laos, White Star Attach. Grp. March 25, 1962 – Seeking anyone who was on a flight March 26, 1962, from Honolulu to Bangkok with a stop at Wake Island and layover in Tan Son Nhut to verify Agent Orange exposure to substantiate multiple myeloma. – Ronald Eckerman (319) 235-0837, creckerman@mchsi.com

Com. SOB Pac. West Coast 1955-59 – Seeking anyone who remembers me to substantiate a medical claim. – William M. Corkill (612) 805-5217, burlybullcorkill@gmail.com

1st Div., USS Long Beach chemical warfare locker, Sept. 11, 1970 – Seeking any witness or crewmember who aided me for chemical burns aboard ship while painting in the chemical warfare locker to substantiate burn medical claim. – Danny Jim Crider (317) 781-8867

PBR Mobile Base II, Tan An, South Vietnam, June 1970 – June 1971 – Seeking personnel on board mobile base to verify I set out on the skimmer and intercepted and set off a mine Aug. 9, 1970. Charlie was going to plant on the base and to also verify the explosion tore my right eardrum. Capt. Snook did not report it to the sqadron. This is to verify a medical claim. – Roy Basilio Bios (979) 793-6979

US Naval Security Group Cuba, Dominican Republic, Maine, Philippines 1961-69 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate a hearing loss claim.  – Charles E. Parrish (304) 941-7066, charleyhorse@suddenlink.net

USS Gardiners Bay AVP-39, 1952-56 active duty and April 1956 – April 1960 reserves – Seeking Lt. Ansley or any officer on ship to substantiate medical claim. – Cecil Charles Brown (714) 658-8246, charlesbrown4.cb@gmail.com

USS Page County, LST-1076, Sept. 4, 1970 – Seeking anyone who remembers the crew of USS Snohomish County LST-1076 flying to Saigon from Guam to man USS Page County LST-1076 in September 1970 to substantiate a medical claim.  – Dennis Tate (812) 430-8980

USS Saratoga, CV-60, OC & V-5 Div. Jan. 1974 – Oct. 1976 – Seeking P. Nall, R. Tumasian, L. Gerguson, W. Grant, H. Sexton, D. Lane, C. Elmore, R. Cole, Y. Deramus, R. Anderson, R. Tucker or anyone who served with me at this time who can verify excessive radiation exposure in Spn. 30 radar dome to substantiate arterial sclerosis, thyroid & lymphoid gland illness, type II DM, arthritis and sterility medical claim. – Stephan P. Jones (318) 561-6401

USS Turner Joy, DD-951 1973-1974 Westpac Tour – Seeking MMC Hohler, MM1 Stewart, MM2 Manross and anyone who served with me to verify I smashed my left index finger during ammunition transfer at sea during a storm to substantiate a medical claim. – Gaylen Cullum (503) 881-8624