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Appendix A

USMC and VNMC Senior Officers, 1954-1964

USMC SENIOR MARINE ADVISORS

LtCol Victor J. Croizat.............................................................................. Aug 1954-Jun 1956

LtCol William N. Wilkes, Jr........................................................................ Jun 1956-Jun 1958

LtCol Frank R. Wilkinson, Jr........................................................................ Jun 1958-Jun 1960

Lt Col Clifford J. Robichaud, Jr..... .................................................................. Jun 1960-Aug 1961 LtCol Robert E. Brown............................................................................. Aug 1961-Oct 1962

LtCol Clarence G. Moody, Jr........................................................................ Oct 1962-Oct 1963 LtCol Wesley C. Noren.............................................................................. Oct 1963-Sep 1964

Col William'P. Nesbit. ............................................................................. Sep 1964- VNMC SENIOR

 

OFFICERS AND COMMANDANTS

Maj Le Quang Trong. ............................................................................ 1 Oct 1954-17 Jun 1956

Maj Phan Van Lieu............................................................................... 18 Jan 1956-22 Aug 1956

Capt Bui Pho Chi................................................................................. 23 Aug 1956- 1 Oct 1956

Maj LeNhu Hung................................................................................ 2 Oct 1956-23 May 1960

LtCol Le Nguyen Khang. ......................................................................... 24 May 1960-15 Dec 1963

LtCol Nguyen Ba Lien........................................................................... 16 Dec 1963- Feb 1964

BGen Le Nguyen Khang. ........................................................................ Feb 1964-

 

SHUFLY, SQUADRON, AND SUB UNIT COMMANDERS*

 

SHUFLY Commanders Dates

 

Col John F. Carey.......................................................................... 15 Apr 1962-31 Jul 1962

Col Julius W. Ireland............................................................................. 1 Aug 1962- 5 Novl962

LtCol Alton W. McCully......................................................................... 6 Nov 1962-28 Jan 1963

LtCol Harold P. Brown........................................................................... 29 Jan 1963-17 Jul 1963

ColAndre D. Gomez.............................................................................. 18 Jul 1963-14 Jan 1964

Col Robert A. Merchant........................................................................... 16 Jan 1964- 9 Jul 1964

Col Hardy Hay................................................................................... 10 Jul 1964-16 Oct 1964

Col John H. King,Jr.............................................................................. 17 Oct 1964-

 

Squadron Commanders Squadron Dates

 

LtCol Archie J. Clapp................................................................. HMM-362 15 Apr 1962-31 Jul 1962

LtCol Robert L. Rathbun.............................................................. HMM-163 1 Aug 1962-11 Jan 1963

LtCol Reinhardt Leu.................................................................. HMM-162 12 Jan 1963- 7 Jun 1963

LtCol Frank A. Shook. ............................................................... HMM-261 8 Jun 1963- 1 Oct 1963

LtCol Thomas J. Ross................................................................. HMM-361 2 Oct 1963-31 Jan 1964

LtCol John H. LaVoy................................................................. HMM-364 1 Feb 1964-21 Jun 1964

LtCol Oliver W. Curtis................................................................ HMM-162 17 Jun 1964- 7 Oct 1964

LtCol Joseph Koler.Jr. ............................................................... HMM-365 8 Oct 1964-

 

Sub Unit Commanders Dates

 

LtCol William W. Eldridge,Jr..................................................................... 15 Apr 1962- 3 Aug 1962

LtColRalph R.Davis............................................................................. 4 Aug 1962-15 Jan 1963

LtCol George H. Linnemeier....................................................................... 16 Jan 1963- 4 Jul 1963

LtCol Earl W. Cassidy. ........................................................................... 5 Jul 1963- 6 Feb 1964

LtCol Samuel G. Beal............................................................................. 7 Feb 1964-26 Jun 1964

Maj Marion R. Green............................................................................. 27 Jun 1964-14 Dec 1964

LtCol Thomas E. Vernon.......................................................................... 15 Dec 1964-

*SHUFLY was designated Task Unit 79.3.5 from 15 April 1962 until 6 November 1962; Task Element 79.3.3.6 from 6 November 1962 through 31 December 1964.

 

 

 

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