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Who's Who from Detachment B-50 (Project OMEGA) Recon (Partial Draft)
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The following is a listing of all personnel in our database, assigned to the Recon element of Detachment B-50 (Project Omega). If you were assigned to B-50 or you can correct any errors or can add any names or [ESPECIALLY HELPFUL] identify the assignments for the names at the last page of the list shown as "Assignment Unknown," or if you have any rosters, please let me know by e-mail at (sherman1@flash.net) or by phone at (713) 683-9076 or join the team discussion at the Green Beret Forum.

Narrative Information: Recon teams ran in-country operations from June, 1966 to June 1967. At that time, eight recon teams were sent to Dak To to prepare for Daniel Boone operations. New recon teams for the B-50 in-country missions were trained in FTX CALKIN. In November of 1967, B-50 became OPCON to MACV and ran operations for SOG. B-50 personnel primarily launched out of Dak To, Duc Co and Duc Lap, while B-56 teams launched further south. In late 1968, B-50 and B-56 (Project SIGMA) were consolidated to form Command & Control South, with a headquarters in Ban Me Thuout.

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OMEGA RECON PLATOON: left to right: front row: 1. Harold L. LeMond, 2. James R. Morris, 3. David L. Lanning?, 4.?, 5. SGM Warren D. "Pappy" Calkins,6.?, 7. William T.Bennet?,8.?,9.?,
back row: 1. Jerry M. Shriver, 2.?, 3.?, 4.?, 5. Norman R. "Ray" Piercy, 6.?, 7.?, 8. Donald L. Myers

LAST NAME FIRST NAME SFX RNK FM DATE TO DATE DUTIES REMARKS STAT
Rasmussen Delbert T   1LT 11/29/66 07/07/67 RECON OIC   Y
Campbell Frank K   1LT 06/22/66 12/10/66 PLT LDR   YFOE
Schlude Paul B   2LT 11/06/66 01/26/67 RT LDR or A-503 DEC
Keating David P   1LT 09/07/67 11/01/67 PLT LDR   Y
Calkin Warren D 'Pappy' MSG 06/01/66 05/01/68 RECON NCO    
Piercy Norman R 'Ray' MSG 09/01/66 09/01/67 PLT SGT   Y
Price Robert K   MSG 06/01/67   PLT SGT   DEC
Bansmer Michael K   SSG   01/01/68 RT ?? 1-0    
Figueroa Torres A   SFC   12/16/67 RT ?? 1-0    
Hamilton James N   SFC     RT ?? 1-?    
Harper James W   SGT   07/11/67 RT ?? 1-0    
Hoppe David B   SGT   12/05/67 RT ?? 1-1    
Keith Joel A   SFC   09/18/67      
Martin Linwood D   SFC   03/22/68 RT B? 1-0   KIA
Price James A   SFC   05/22/68 RT ?? 1-0 RAD OP  
Tibbit William T 'Bill' SSG   09/18/67 RT ?? 1-0 w/Rondini A0B
Saal Harvey W 'Harve' 'Hippie' SGT 06/01/66 01/01/67 RT AWL 1-3   DEC
Smeltzer William L   SGT 06/01/66 10/28/66     DEC
Popelka William C   SSG 06/20/66 04/26/67 RT #5 1-2 A-503 Y
Patterson Roderick G 'Rod' SSG 06/22/66   RT ???? 10   DEC
Shelley Clifford H   SFC 06/22/66 01/19/67 RT LDR    
Dalton Gary L   SSG 07/01/66 12/01/66 RT ???? 10   Y
Swartzbaugh Gary J   SGT 07/01/66 05/01/67 RT ?? 1-?   Y
Myers Donald L   SFC 08/11/66 08/10/67 RT AWL 1-0 RAD OP Y
Martin Donald C   SGT 08/17/66 02/20/68      
Bennett William T   SFC 09/01/66   RT ?? 1-0 w/Barksdale  
Eagon Robert D   SP4 09/01/66 08/22/67 WPNS/RECON    
Massey Jay M   SSG 09/01/66 05/21/67 RT LDR w/Fuege& Silva Y
Morris James R   SFC 09/01/66 01/01/67 RT ?? 1-0   DEC
Huggins Samuel O 'Roadrunner Sam'   SFC 09/05/66 09/04/67 RT ?? 1-0   DEC
Shriver Jerry M 'Mad-Dog' SFC 10/03/66   RT AWL 10   MIA
Barksdale Charles W   SSG 11/01/66 04/01/67 RT SHK 11/0   Y
Nuqui Roland   SSG 11/01/66 08/23/67 RT HAM 1-0   Y
Clayman Lee H   SFC 12/01/66 06/01/67 RT   Y
Thomas Eugene H   SSG 12/01/66 03/01/67 RT SHK 1-1    
Greene Calvin A   1LT 01/01/67 04/01/67 RT ?? w/4th ID KIA
Kephart Timothy G   SSG 01/01/67 09/28/67 RT #8 1-0   Y
Klaiber William C   SSG 01/01/67   RT ?? 1-0   Y?
Patterson Roderick G 'Rod' SSG 01/01/67   RT ?? 1-1   DEC
Streuli Mark   SP5 01/01/67 06/20/67 RT 1-0   Y
Ward Joseph L   SP4 01/01/67   RT ?? 1-1 or Jimmie R  
Lewis Hazel Jr SFC 01/31/67 01/30/68 RR/RECON    
Allen Ronnie L   SGT 02/01/67 01/30/68 RT ?? 1-? Or Ronald L  
Button Lyle T   SSG 02/03/67   RT PK 1-1   Y
Eversole William H 'Bill' SSG 02/09/67 02/16/68 RT ?? 1-0 medevaced Y
Snowden Ben D   SFC 03/01/67 06/15/67 RT ?? 1-0 FOB #5 KIA
Thomas Eugene H   SSG 03/01/67 11/21/67 RT PK 1-0    
Shepard James G   1LT 03/24/67 04/11/67 RT ?? 1-0    
Schnese Calvin G   SFC 03/28/67 03/28/68 RT AWL 1-1   Y
Langston Roy S Jr 'Skip' SFC 04/01/67   RT ?? 1-1   Y
Rondini Roger A   SGT 04/01/67 07/01/67 RT ?? 1-1   Y
Johansen Robert B   SSG 04/09/67 04/08/68 MED/RECON   Y
Miller James P   SFC 05/28/67 05/30/68 RT ?? 1-0    
St George Herbert J   SFC 05/30/67 05/28/68 RT ?? 1-0    
Carpenter Kenneth J 'KJ' SFC 06/01/67 12/01/67 RT ??   DEC
Stevens Lowell W   SFC 06/01/67 05/12/68 RT ???? 10   Y
White Larry M   SSG 06/01/67   RT ME 1-1   Y
Elmore Darrell G 'Moe' SFC 06/13/67 12/01/67 RT ?? 1-0   Y
Kelly Daniel P   SFC 06/18/67 06/17/68 RT ???? 10   Y
Whittaker Harold C 'Chuck' SSG 09/08/67 02/29/68 RT ?? 1-?   KIA
Matthews Johnny S   SSG 10/01/67 02/02/68 RT ?? 1-0    
Carle Cecil E   SSG 10/08/67   RT AWL 1-1   YE
Bolen James E   SSG 10/10/67 05/01/69 RT AUG 1-0   Y
Fields Harry T   SP5 10/12/67 06/15/68 RT ?? 1-0 medevaced  
Lawson Thomas R Jr SSG 10/16/67   RT ?? 1-1   YFX
Rubio Gilbert Jr SFC 10/17/67 03/01/68 RT ?? 1-0   Y
Anderson Charles L   MSG 11/14/67 05/14/68 RT ?? 1-?    
Bollenbach Grant   SP5 11/14/67 05/14/68 RT ?? 1-1    
Carlisle Charles C   SFC 11/14/67 05/15/68 RT ?? 1-1    
French Arden E   SSG 11/14/67 05/14/68 PLT LDR TDY  
Gies Anthony D   2LT 11/14/67 05/14/68     Y
Massey Jay M   SSG 11/14/67 05/14/68 RT AWL 1-0 TDY Y
McNeil Robert B   SSG 11/14/67 05/14/68 RT ?? 1-? TDY  
Silva Courtney M   SFC 11/14/67 05/14/68 RT ?? 1-0 TDY  
Torres Estevan   SFC 11/14/67 03/22/68 RT ???? 11   KIA
Worden Richard M   SSG 11/14/67 05/14/68 RT ?? 1-1    
Roush James E   SP5 12/19/67   RT AUG 1-1    
Caldwell James N   SP4 01/01/68   RT #3 1-1 or Wm A?  
Gamble Lawrence G   SSG 01/01/68   RT ?? 1-1    
Hill Barnett H   SSG 01/01/68   RT ?? 1-?    
Kinsley Edward O   SGT 01/01/68   RT ?? 1-1   DEC
Langston Roy S Jr 'Skip' SFC 01/01/68 03/28/68 RT SH 1-1   Y
Shriver Jerry M 'Mad-Dog' SFC 01/01/68 08/15/68 RT STUD 11   MIA
Lozano Domingo   SSG 04/01/68   RT MAL 1-1   Y
Franks Ancil C 'Sonny' SSG 04/15/68   RT AWL 1-1   Y
Buhrman Kenneth R   SFC 04/25/68 11/01/68 RT ?? 1-0   Y
Wilson Gerry W   SFC 04/25/68 10/22/68 RT ?? 1-0 medevaced  
Blough Ernest G   SFC 04/28/68   RT ?? 1-0   Y?
Lewelling Walter R   SFC 05/01/68 06/01/69 RT ?? 1-0 MEDIC  
Davidson David A 'Babysan' SP5 05/17/68   RT ?? 1-1   KIA
Lozano Domingo   SSG 06/01/68   RT AWL 1-0   Y
Warczak David J   SFC 06/01/68 09/01/68 RT ?? 1-0 to C-4 KIA
O'Rourke William H 'Bandit' Jr 'Bill' 1LT 06/13/68 08/15/68 RT STUD 10   DEC
Bodkin Allen R   SSG 06/25/68 11/03/68 RT AWL 1-1   Y
Dickerson Lecher R   PFC 07/14/68   RT ?? 1-1    
Knowles Bari L M 'Barry' SGT 09/17/68 04/15/69 RT NAIL 11   Y
May Michael F   SP5 01/06/69 03/02/69 RT #1 1-0   MIA

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