Davis Station, Tan Son Nhut Airbase, Saigon, Vietnam

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The personnel lists below were compiled 6/24/98 by Harold Haskins, from pictures and notes; ("with apologies in advance for errors, omissions, and lack of memory to fill in the blanks.")

Headquarters Company


Dutton, William W. (Wes)



Johnston, Rickey O.


Kenney, Norhand A.


Large, Darrel


1st OIC of 101st RRC in 1969

Matlock, Andrew


McCabe, Gerald W.


3rd OIC of 101st RRC in 1969

Medlin, Lawrence N.


2nd OIC of 101st RRC in 1969

Skantz, Conrad P.


OIC 2nd Plt., then OPS Off.

Smith, Billy W.


Williamson, Michael. R.



Wine, Larry E.


"Plaintext Transmission" from Jerry Adams to Harold Haskins

Jerry Adams here, I was assigned to HQ 101st from Apr 69 til around Aug 70 when we moved the HQ to II Field Force area adjacent to the 303rd RR Bn, at this time most or all of the 05G's were transferred to the 3rd Plt. Additional names of personnel at that time:

Adams, James G. (Jerry) SP5
Andrews, Michael SP5 3rd Plt 70 - 71
Barton, David SSG
Berthott, Francis SSG 3rd Plt 70 - 71
Beasley, Larry SP5
Blandon, Ronald (Buddha) 3rd Plt 71 - 72
Brennan, Jack (Crash) SP5
Brewer, George SFC 3rd Plt 70 - 71, Ops SGT
Brezniak, SP5
Brown, 1SG
Brumfield, Harold (?) SFC 3rd Plt 70 - 71
Burdette, Tommy D. SP5 4th Plt (Wildest among the wild)
Campbell, SSG SIG Maint
Cantini, Anthony don't remember plt. but departed RRC to be assigned as an MP soon after arrival in country in APR 69
Carroll, SFC/MSG 3rd Plt 70 - 71
Fetzer, SGT - Plt Clerk (member of Fetzer wine family from California)
Focht, Thomas SFC Served with the original 7th RRU
Fogel, Leon Otis (JuJu) SPG
Dunigan, Rick (?) SP5
Johnson, Anthony SP5 3rd Plt 71 - 72
Johnston, Rick SP5
Jones, Otis Co 1SG
Ketchum listed as 3rd plt later transferred or was assigned on subsequent tour to 2nd plt.
Kidder, Douglas SP5 3rd Plt 79 - 71
King, Jerry (Kong) Served with the original 7th RRU
Mace, James SP5
Matthews, Thomas SP4 mechanic
Messing, David SP5 3rd Plt 69 - 72
Miller, Mike SGT 05G turned mechanic
"Miss Spring", Vietnamese Lady who occupied Orderly Room (niece of Nguyen Cao Ky)
Pruden, Fred SFC 3rd Plt 70 - 71
Roggio, Roger (?) SP5 Company Clerk
Sasser, SSG
Schwimmer, Ronald MSG Plt SGT
Shivers, Douglas SP5/SGT HQ & 3rd Plt 69 - 70; 2nd tour 3rd Plt 70-71
Shultz, SP5 1st Plt 69 - 70
Steese, Robert SP5 3rd Plt 70
Svenson, Carl SSG
Tichenor, Gene SP6 3rd Plt 71 - 72
Urbaniak, SGT Motor SGT
Wahlert, Lee SP6 or SSG HQ & 3rd Plt
Williams or Williamson, 1LT or CPT, Ops Officer

Additional names also provided by Jerry Adams

Dogg, Earl D. SSG (born in the bunker inside fenced area shared with 303rd)
SMAJ, Burmese python transferred from 2nd plt

Memorable Events at Davis Station - 1966

In April 1966 at Davis Station, Tan Son Nhut Airbase. The city of Saigon had been off-limits for two weeks. When the order was lifted, every G.I. and Airman who could crawl was downtown on Tu Do Street. 15 minutes after curfew that night, over 200 incoming mortars started hitting the "secure" airbase.

The 3rd RRU had one KIA that night. A mortar shell had landed within the compound killing SSgt Daugherty.

Read personal accounts from some who were there.

General Westmoreland talked to the press the day after the attack.

Another memorable event at Tan Son Nhut Airbase, October 1966.

A Vietnamese Airforce Skyraider crashed just down the road from Davis Station

Read the personal accounts and view photos of the crash

Skyraider Crash

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