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1st MIBARS - Detachment A - BIEN HOA, Republic of South Vietnam

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Bien Hoa City 1970 - above image submitted by Robert Bills
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Detachment "A" - The Old Sawmill
Photo above: view from above the Dong Nai River - see the Vietnamese river navy boats; photo below is from the opposite direction.
See the front gate and screened in or netted area above the front wall along the roadside of the property. Both images submitted by Robert Bills.
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The above color image is recent by Google and submitted by Truman O'brien and the black and white was shot in the 1960's
submitted by Paul Giunta.

On 20 April 1970 Det A completed the move from Bien Hoa City to Bien Hoa Army Base.

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The Old Sawmill on the Song Dong Nai in Bien Hoa. Photo submitted by Phil Milio


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Above photo submitted by Dan Newell. III Corps Headquarters on the left adjacent to Bien Hoa Air Base on the right.
In the rectangle is Detachment A Operations. Inside the little square on the top is the Image Interpretatation facility;
on the bottom is the Image Reproduction Laboratory. We were on a South Vietnamese Military Installation that was
frequently visited by high ranking officers and dignitaries of the US and RVN as well as other allies.

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Det A photo taken in late '67 or early '68. Photo taken by Bill Otto

1. - Charles Edgette
22. - Dennis Cooney
2. - Vernon Smythe
23. - Darren Griffin
3. - Jonathan Hescock
24. - Ron Sines
4. - Larry Brunatti
25. - Larry Doyle
5. - Fernando Lopez
26. - Skip Hurt
6. - Stanley Krick
27. - Ed Fehr
7. - Ed Jones
28. - David Lewis
8. - Richard Siccama
29. - Charles Hutcheson
9. - Robert Hurley
30. - Connely Worsham
10. - Joe Holsenback
31. - Gary Steeple
11. - Jack Finley
32. - Robert Pearson
12. - John Couzo
33. - Sander Haydon
13. - Henry (Ray) Whitesell
34. - Wayne Szczeniewski
14. - Jimmy Ray Nelson
35. - Wayne Sarles
15. - Robert Heitkam
36. - Gary Mosten
16. - Dan Newell
37. - Grief Marion
17. - Kenneth Whitehorn
38. - J. A. Moore
18. - Chad (Delmar) Cantrell
39. - Rex Bostic
19. - Tim Hayes
40. - George Lightner
20. - William Blackstone
41. - Bill Schrieb
21. - William Matheny
42. - Joe Gomez
If you can add any names to this roster, please do or contact Dan Newell or Don Skinner to get the names posted.



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This unit photo was taken in late '66 or early '67. Photo by Ed Jones

Need to get some names here.


1. Tom Cain
17. Larry Pauley
2. SFC Dixon
18. Bill Otto
3. J. A. Moore
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4. Ed Lynch
20. Bob Niccum
5. Joe Holsenbach
21. Ron Sines
6. Paul Vickers
22. Truman O'Brien
7. Leonard Panewicz
23. Hadley
8. Fernando Lopez
24. Jon Hescock
9. Chuck Scanlon
25. Larry Johnson
10. Paul Giunta
26. Brian Simpson
11. Joe Schieszka
27. Reynolds
12. Joe Neander
28. Walt Griffin
13. Charles Edgette
29. SSG Hefner
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30.
15. George Hamby III
31. Bill Mathews (?)
16. Sgt Davis
32.


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Thanks to Ed Jones for providing the eight photos that make up this pano.



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