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Repatriation by USAF of US Prisoners of War from North Vietnam

Following the Paris Peace Accords of January 1973, US prisoners of war were returned during Operation Homecoming during February through April 1973. Operation Homecoming was a series of diplomatic negotiations that in January 1973 made possible the return of 591 American prisoners of war held by North Vietnam. On Feb. 12, 1973, three C-141 transports flew to Hanoi, North Vietnam, and one C-9A aircraft was sent to Saigon, South Vietnam to pick up released prisoners of war. The first flight of 40 US prisoners of war left Hanoi in a C-141A, later known as the 'Hanoi Taxi' and now in a museum. From February 12 to April 4, there were many C-141 missions flying out of Hanoi, bringing the former PoWs home.

During the early part of Operation Homecoming, groups of PoWs released were selected on the basis of longest length of time in prison. The first group had spent 6-8 years as prisoners of war.

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines each had liaison officers dedicated to prepare for the return of American PoWs well in advance of their actual return. These liaison officers worked behind the scenes traveling around the United States assuring the returnees' well being. They also were responsible for debriefing PoWs to discern relevant intelligence about MIAs and to discern the existence of war crimes committed against them.

Numbers have been contested over the years, but the initial official account is that during Operation Homecoming, 591 PoWs were released to US authorities; this included a few captured in Laos and released in North Vietnam. US President Richard Nixon announced that all US servicemen taken prisoner had been accounted for. At that time, the US listed 2,646 Americans as unaccounted for, including about 1,350 prisoners of war or missing in action and roughly 1,200 reported killed in action and body not recovered. The low numbers of returnees from Laos caused some immediate concern, as previous Pentagon estimates were as high as 41 for prisoners held there, although only a few had been known to be captured for certain.

Operation Homecoming usually involving flights into the Hanoi area to embark the PoWs for onward flight (normally) to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, where personnel were provided medical and other services. Medical staff were also onboard all flights.

After a few days at Clark AFB, personnel were flown to the USA where they could be reunited with their families, and receive further medical and other services.

Service people who died in captivity were returned to US soil in separate operations, as described in a first-person account provided by Major John 'Jack' O'Conner in his moving story 'They had touched our heroes for the last time'


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FIRST DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM INCREMENT (12 FEBRUARY 1973)

C-130 Initial Reception Team - Medical:

Captain Chester L. Young

Technical Sergeant Bruce G. Lewis

Staff Sergeant Sylvester Lumpkin

Staff Sergeant Dave L. Williams

Airman First Class James V. Moss Jr.


C-141 Used for Operation Homecoming

C-141 used for Operation Homecoming

First C-141, Tail Number 60177 -- Medical Team:

Captain Linda Moore

Captain Patricia A. Mayer

First Lieutenant Joyce Fester

Master Sergeant William H. Horn

Staff Sergeant Terry L. Cole

Staff Sergeant William H. Rodgers

First Lieutenant John N. Oleson

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1230 hours, arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1625 hours:

Name Rank Service

Alvarez, Everett Jr. LJG USN
Anderson, John W CPT USAF

Arcuri, William Y. 1LT USAF
Butler, Philip N. LT USN
Cherry, Fred V. MAJ USAF
Collins, James Q. Jr. LTC USAF
Cook, James R. TSGT USAF
Crayton, Render LCD USN
Daughtrey, Robert N. CPT USAF
Denton, Jeremiah A. LCD USN
Geloneck, Terry M. MAJ USAF
Giroux, Peter J. CPT USAF
Guarino, Lawrence N. MAJ USAF
Guenther, Lynne E. MAJ USAF
Harris, Carlyle S. MAJ USAF
Hawley, Edwin A. MAJ USAF
Higdon, Kenneth H. LT USN
Jackson, Charles A. 1Lt USAF
Kari, Paul A. CPT USAF
Klomann, Thomas J. CPT USAF
Knutson, Rodney A. LJG USN
Kramer, Galand V. 1Lt USAF
Lerseth, Roger C. LT USN

Lilly, Wendell R. CPT USAF

Lockhart, Hayden J. Jr. 1LT USAF

Madden, Roy Jr. TSG USAF

McKamey, John B. LT USN

McKnight, George G. CPT USAF

Miller, Edison W. LTC USMC

Morgan, Herschel S. CPT USAF

Myers, Armand J. CPT USAF

Osborne, Dale H. LTC USN

Peel, Robert D. L CPT USAF32

Pitchford, John J. CPT USAF

Rehnann, David G. LJG USN

Schierman, Wesley D. CPT USAF

Shumaker, Robert H. LCD USN

Tschudy, William N. LJG USN

Vohden, Raymond A. LCD USN

Wilber, Walter E. CDR USN39


Second C-141, Tail Number 50243 – Medical Team:

Captain Beatrice M. Marin

Captain Patricia M. O’Reilly

First Lieutenant Dale G. Bloom

Master Sergeant Courtney H. Reid

Staff Sergeant Wayne L. Everingham

Staff Sergeant Roberto Garcia

Captain James L. Erwin

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1405 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1655 hours:

Name Rank Service

Alcorn Wendell R. LJG USN

Barrett, Thomas S. 1LT USAF

Bell, James F. LCD USN

Berg, Kile D. CPT USAF

Black, Arthur N. A1C USAF

Bolstad, Richard E. CPT USAF

Brudno, Edward A. 1LT USAF

Brunhaver, Richard M. LJG USN

Byrne, Ronald E. Jr. MAJ USAF

Chapman, Harlan P. CPT USMC

Collins, Thomas E. CPT USAF

Cormier, Arthur SSG USAF

Curtis, Thomas J. CPT USAF

Daigle, Glenn H. LJG USN
Davis, Edward A. LJG USN
Doremus, Robert B. LCD USN
Dunn, John H. MAJ USMC
Forby, Willis E. CPT USAF
Franke, Fred A. Jr. CDR USN
Gaither, Ralph B. ENS USN
Hall, George R. MAJ USAF
Halyburton, Porter A. LJG USN
Hivner, James 0. CPT USAF
Hutton, James L. LCD USN
Jeffrey, Robert D. CPT USAF
Jenkins, Harry T. CDR USN
Keirn, Richard P. CPT USAF
Merritt, Raymond J. CPT USAF
Moore, Dennis A. LT USN
Purcell, Robert B. CPT USAF
Reynolds, Jon A. CPT USAF
Risner, Robinson LTC USAF
Rivers, Wendell B. LCD USN
Robinson, William A. SSG USAF

Rutledge, Howard E. CDR USN

Seeber, Bruce G. CPT USAF
Sima, Thomas W. CPT USAF
Singleton, Jerry A. 1LT USAF
Stockdale, James B. CDR USN
Wheat, David R. LJG USN


Third C-141, Tail Number 50236 - Medical Team:

Captain Sally S. Brown

Captain Shelby J. Stokes

Captain Ann M. Harrington

Master Sergeant Andrew L. Smedley

Technical Sergeant James D. Jones

Sergeant James D. Aderhold

Captain John B. Lothes

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1445 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1728 hours:

Name Rank Service

Baldock, Frederick C. Jr. LJG USN

Black, Cole LCD USN
Borling, John L. 1LT USAF

Boyd, Charles G. CPT USAF

Browning, Ralph R. 1LT USAF
Brunstrom, Alan L. MAJ USAF
Burer, Arthur W. CPT USAF
Campbell, Burton W. 1LT USAF
Chesley, Larry J. 1LT USAF
Coffee, Gerald L. LT USN
Doughty, Daniel J. CPT USAF
Driscoll, Jerry D. 1LT USAF
Eastman, Leonard C. LT USN
Galanti, Paul E. LJG USN
Hatcher, David B. CPT USAF
Heileg, John LT USN
Johnson, Samuel R. MAJ USAF
Jones, Murphy N. CPT USAF
Kopfman, Theodore F. LCD USN
Lamar, James L. LTC USAF
Lurie, Alan P. CPT USAF
McDaniel, Norman A. CPT USAF
Means, William H. CPT USAF
Mulligan, James A. LTC USN
Perkins, Glendon W. CPT USAF
Pyle, Darrel E. 1LT USAF
Ratzlaff, Richard R. LJG USN
Ray, James B. 1LT USAF
Runyan, Albert E. MAJ USAF
Shankel, William L. LJG USN
Shattuck, Lewis W. CPT USAF
Smith, Bradley B. LJG USN
Spencer, Larry H. LJG USN
Tomes, Jack H. CPT USAF
Young, James F. MAJ USAF
Woods, Brian LCR USN


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (13 FEBRUARY 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 50230 - Medical Team:

Major Juanita Garza

Captain Harriett Phillips

Technical Sergeant Tommie R. Casteel

Technical Sergeant Richard D. Bowen

Advanced departure necessitated by family illness. Personnel evacuated as follows:

Name Rank Service

Perkins, Glendon W. MAJ USAF

Woods, Bryan D. CDR USN


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (14 FEBRUARY 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 59398 - Medical Team:

Captain Patricia E. Campbell

First Lieutenant Mikeline A. Mantel

Master Sergeant Leroy Gillett

Staff Sergeant Kenneth Lucas

Technical Sergeant George Page

Personnel evacuated as follows:

Name Rank Service

Arcuri, William Y. 1LT USAF
Black, Arthur N. TSG USAF
Berg, Kile D. MAJ USAF
Brunstom, Alan L. LTC USAF
Burer, Arthur N. MAJ USAF
Chapman, Harlan P. LTD USN
David Edward A. LCD USN
Denton Jeremiah A. CPN USN
Galanti, Paul E. LCD USN
Geloneck, Terry M. CPT USAF
McKamey, John B. CDR USN
Mulligan, James A. CPN USN
Ray, James E. CPT USAF
Rivers, Wendell B. CPT USN
Robinson, William A. MSG USAF
Shattuck, Lewis W. LTC USAF

Smith, Mark A. CPT USA
Spencer, Larry H. LCD USN
Vohden, Raymond A. CDR USN
Wallingford, Kenneth SGT USA


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (15 FEBRUARY 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 50243 - Medical Team:

Captain Sandra B. McDaniel

First Lieutenant Donna A. Pleasanton

Technical Sergeant Frank E. Keechel

Technical Sergeant Robert Zieske

Staff Sergeant Melvin B. Echelberger

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Baldock, Fredrick C. LCD USN
Black, Cole CDR USN
Curtis, Thomas LTC USAF
Franke, Fred A. Jr. CPN USN
Giroux, Peter J. CPT USAF
Guarino, Lawrence COL USAF
Hall, George R. LTC USAF
Hutton, James L. CDR USN
Jackson, Charles A. CPT USAF
Jeffery, Robert D. MAJ USAF
Lamar, James L. COL USAF
Moore, Dennis A. LCD USN
Morgan, Herschell S. LTC USAF
Osborne, Dale H. CDR USN
Ray, Johnny L. CPT USA
Rutledge, Howard B. CPT USN
Smith, Bradley B. LCD USN
Stockdale, James B. CPT USN
Tomes, Jack H. MAJ USAF
Young, James F. LTC USAF


Second C-141, Tail Number 60177 - Medical Team:

Captain Joanne S. Mashman

Captain Joanne Lee

Staff Sergeant Douglas T. Melton

Staff Sergeant Jimmie L. Harden

Staff Sergeant Peter B. Grohman

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Alcorn, Wendell K. LCD USN

Anderson, John W. CPT USAF
Barrett, Thomas J. CPT USAF
Bell, James F. CDR USN
Borling, John L. CPT USAF
Byrne, Ronald E. Jr. COL USAF
Campbell, Burton CPT USAF
Carlson, Albert E. MAJ USA
Dremus, Robert B. CDR USN
Dunn, John G. CPT USA
Eastman, Leonard C. CDR USN
Johnson, Bobby L. SP4 USA
Knutson, Rodney LCD USN
Kopfman, Theodore CDR USN
Lockhart, Hayden J. MAJ USAF
Reyholds, Jon A. MAJ USAF
Rodriguez, Ferdinand PV2 USA
Shankel, William L. LCD USN
Wanat, George K. CPT USA
Wheat, David R. LCD USN


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (16 FEBRUARY 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 50236 - Medical Team:

Major Mimmie M. Powell

First Lieutenant Linda M. Janelli

Technical Sergeant James D. Tyler

Staff Sergeant Danny P. Beaman

Sergeant Henry P. Dula III

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Albert, Keith SP4 USA
Baker, David E. CPT USAF
Collins, James Q. Jr. LTC USAF
Collins, Thomas E. MAJ USAF
Crowson, Frederick SP5 USA
Daigle, Glenn H. LCD USN
Daughtrey, Robert N. MAJ USAF
Driscoll, Jerry D. CPT USAF
Dunn, John H. LTC USMC
Gaither, Ralph E. LCD USN
Halyburton, Porter A. LCD USN
Hardy, William H. MAJ USA
Hestand, James H. WO2 USA
Lurie, Alan LTC USAF
Means, William H. LTC USAF
Merritt, Raymond J. COL USAF
Neco-Quinones, Felix V. SSG USA
Pyle, Darrell E. CPT USAF
Schrump, Raymond C. MAJ USA
Singleton, Jerry A. CPT USAA


Second C-141, Tail Number 60161 - Medical Team:

Captain Dawn R. Bradley

Captain Edith M. Russell

Technical Sergeant Jimmie D. Tipton

Staff Sergeant Gary A. Steeber

Staff Sergeant Charles M. Williams

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Alvarez, Everett Jr. LCD USN

Bolstad, Richard B. LTC USAF
Brookens, Normal J. CIV CIV
Brudno, Edward A. CPT USAF
Cherry, Fred V. COL USAF
Cormier, Arthur SMS USAF
Doughty, Daniel J. LTC USAF
Fritz, John CIV CIV
Gugenberger, Gary SP5 USA
Kjome, Michael CIV CIV
Maslowski, Daniel WO2 USA
McDaniel, Norman A. MAJ USAF
Miller, Edison W. LTC USMC
Purcell, Robert B. LTC USAF
Ramsey, Douglas CIV CIV
Ratzlaff, Richard R. LCD USN
Springman, Richard H. SP5 USA
Utech, Richard W. CIV CIV
Walsh, James P. CPT USMC
Wilber, Walter B. CPT USN


Third C-141, Tail Number 70007 - Medical Team:

Captain Shirley A. Brooks

First Lieutenant Conchita L. Evans

Staff Sergeant Charles R. Bailey

Staff Sergeant Stacy S. Kittle Jr.

Technical Sergeant Werner L. Borsig

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Boyd, Charles G. MAJ USAF

Browning, Ralph CPT USAF
Coffee, Gerald CDR USN
Harris, Carlyle S. LTC USAF
Hatcher, David B. LTC USAF
Hawley, Edwin A. CPT USAF

Heilig, John LCD USN
Hivner, James 0. LTC USAF
Johnson, Samuel R. COL USAF
Jones, Murphy A. MAJ USAF
Kari, Paul MAJ USAF
Keirn, Richard LTC USAF
Klomann, Thomas CPT USAF
Lramer, Galand CPT USAF

Lilly, Warren R. MAJ USAF

Myers, Armand J. LTC USAF

Newingham, James A. CIV CIV

Risner, Robinson COL USAF

Schierman, Wesley D. MAJ USAF
Seeber, Bruce G. LTC USAF


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (17 FEBRUARY 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 59398 - Medical Team:

Captain Linda D. Baker

First Lieutenant Dale G. Bloom

Master Sergeant Donald Teeter

Master Sergeant Tommy Perez Jr.

Sergeant Joe S. Cortez

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Brunhaver, Richard LCD USN

Butler, Philip LCD USN
Chesley, Larry CPT USAF
Cook, James TSG USAF
Crayton, Render CDR USN
Forby, Willis E. LTC USAF
Guenther, Lynne E. CPT USAF

Higdon, Kenneth H. LT USN

Jenkins, Harry T. CPT USN

Lerseth, Roger LT USN

Madden, Roy TSG USAF

McKnight, George G. LTC USAF

Peel, Robert D. MAJ USAF

Pitchford, John J. LTC USAF

Rehmann, David G. LT USN

Rollins, James U. CIV CIV

Runyan, Albert E. COL USAF

Shumaker, Robert H. CDR USN

Sima, Thomas W. LTC USAF

Tschudy, William M. LCD USN


SPECIAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM RELEASE (18 FEBRUARY 1973)

C-130 Initial Reception Team - Medical:

Captain Jeffery C. Schafer

Chief Master Sergeant William B. Morgan

Senior Master Sergeant Howard L. Johnson

Technical Sergeant Roberto Corral

Staff Sergeant Ronald B. Bush

One C-141, Tail Number 40641, Medical Team:

Captain Catherine A. Perry

Captain Elizabeth Whitcomb

First Lieutenant Sheila R. Whipkey

Master Sergeant Charles E. Murphree

Senior Master Sergeant Darwin N. McClure

Staff Sergeant Dale C. Ferguson

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1603 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1845 hours:

Name Rank Service

Abbott, Joseph S. Jr. CPT USAF
Bailey, James W. LJG USN
Berger, James R. CPT USAF
Clark, John W. CPT USAF
Crecca, Joseph Jr. 1LT USAF
Davies, John 0. 1LT USAF
Flesher, Hubert K. CPT USAF
Fowler, Henry P. Jr. 1LT USAF
Heiliger, Donald L. CPT USAF
Jensen, Jay R. CPT USAF
Lane, Michael C. 1LT USAF
McManus, Kevin J. 1LT USAF
Mechenbier, Edward J. 1LT USAF
Milligan, Joseph E. 1LT USAF
Nasmyth, John H. Jr. 1LT USAF
Pirie, James G. LCR USN
Plumb, Joseph C. LJG USN
Purrington, Frederick R. LJG USN
Ringsdorf, Herbert B. 1LT USAF
Shively, James R. 1LT USAF


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (19 FEBRUARY 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 70001 - Medical Team:

Lieutenant Colonel Josephine V. Beck

Staff Sergeant Rex A. Lucas

Advanced departure necessitated by family illness. Personnel evacuated as follows:

Name Rank Service

Bailey, James W. LT USN


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (20 FEBRUARY 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 50258 - Medical Team:

Captain Andreau L. Simpson

First Lieutenant Sharon LaFrance

Technical Sergeant Gary L. Workentine

Sergeant David P. Workentine

Airman First Class Mark S. Green

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Abbott, Josepa S. MAJ USAF
Berger, James MAJ USAF
Clark, John W. CAPT USAF
Davies, John O. CAPT USAF
Flesher, Hubert K. MAJ USAF
Fowler, Henry P. Jr. CAPT USAF
Heiliger, David L. MAJ USAF
Jensen, Jay R. MAJ USAF
Lane, Michael C. CAPT USAF

McManus, Kevin J. CAPT USAF

Mechenbier, Edward CAPT USAF

Milligan, Joseph E. CAPT USAF

Nasmyth, John H. Jr. CAPT USAF

Pirie, James G. CDR USN

Plumb, Joseph C. Jr. LT USN

Purrington, Frederick LCD USN

Ringsdorf, Herbert B. CPT USAF

Shivley, James R. CPT USAF


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (23 FEBRUARY 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 40641 - Medical Team:

First Lieutenant Janice N. VanEngen

Senior Master Sergeant Howard L. Johnson

The last of the returnees released on 18 February departed for CONUS on this date:

Name Rank Service

Crecca, Joseph Jr. CAPT USAF


SECOND DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM INCREMENT (4 MARCH 1973)

C-130 Initial Reception Team - Medical:

Major Richard C. Williams

Senior Master Sergeant George Pinson

Master Sergeant Roosevelt Sullen, Jr.

Staff Sergeant Gerald T. Bernier

First C-141, Tail Number 60177 - Medical Team:

Captain Reba N. G. Hoffman

Captain Carmen L. Bellinger

Captain Barbara K. Rule

Master Sergeant William E. Bruce

Staff Sergeant Bobbie R. Moten

Staff Sergeant Douglas G. Brooks

Major David W. Beasley

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1415 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1708 hours:

Name Rank Service

Abbott, Wilfred K. MAJ USAF
Ballard, Arthur T. Jr. LTC USAF
Barbay, Lawrence MAJ USAF
Biss, Robert I. MAY USAF
Blevins, John C. MAJ USAF
Bliss, Ronald G. CPT USAF
Brazelton, Michael L. CPT USAF
Brodak, John W. MAJ USAF
Buchanan, Hubert W. CPT USAF
Burns, John D. CDR USN
Burroughs, William D. COL USAF
Carpenter, Allen R, LCD USN
Coker, George T. LCD USN
Cordier, Kenneth W. MAJ USAF
Fellows, John H. CDR USN
Flom, Frederic C. CPT USAF
Gideon, Willard S. LTC USAF
Hubbard, Edward L. CPT USAF
Kasler, James H. COL USAF
McNish, Thomas M. CPT DSAF
McSwain, George P. LT USN

Makowski, Louis F. LTC USAF

Monlux, Harold B. CPT USAF

Neuens, Martin J. CPT USAF
Nix, Cowan G. MAJ USAF
North, Kenneth W. LTC USAF
Peterson, Douglas MAJ USAF
Sandvick, Robert J. LTC USAF
Swindle, Orson G. III MAJ USAF
Talley, Bernard L. Jr. MAJ USAF
Tanner, Charles N. CDR USN
Terry, Ross R. CDR USN
Waggoner, Robert F. MAJ USAF
Waltman, Donald G. LTC USAF
Wells, Norman L. LTC USAF
Wendell, John H. MAJ USAF
Woods, Robert D. LCD USN
Pyle, Thomas S. II MAJ USAF
Chem, Bamrung CIV THAI NAT
Praphan, Xirion CIV THAI NAT


Second C-141, Tail Number 67944 – Medical Team:

Captain Dawn R. Bradley

Captain Joanne Lee

Captain Katherine McLaughlin

Technical Sergeant Edmund W. Ballard

Technical Sergeant John E. Richards

Staff Sergeant Braven S. Bendzak

Captain Clyde M. Okinaga

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1425 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1730 hours

Name Rank Service

Abbott, Robert A. CPT USAF
Baugh, William J. MAJ USAF
Bomar, Jack W. LTC USAF
Brady, Allen C. CPT USN
Bridger, Barry B. CPT USAF
Burns, Donald R. COL USAF
Christian Michael D. LCD USN
Cronin, Michael P. LCD USN
Crow, Frederick A. Jr. COL USAF
Dramesi, John A. LTC USAF
Duart, David H. LTC USAF
Everson, David LTC USAF
Fer, John CPT USAF
Glenn, Danny E. CPT USN
Gray, David F. Jr. CPT USAF

Greene, Charles E. Jr. MAJ USAF
Hiteshaw, James E. LTC USAF
Hughes, James L. COL USAF
Jayroe, Julius S. LTC USAF
Johnson, Harold E. MAJ USAF
Kerr, Michael S. CPT USAF
Larson, Gordon A. COL USAF
Name Rank SVC

Luna, Jose D. MAJ USAF
Madison, Thomas M. LTC USAF
Mastin, Ronald L. CPT USAF
Meyer, Alton B. MAJ USAF
Moore, Ernest H. CPT USAF
Mullen, Richard D. CDR USN
Sigler, Gary R. CPT USAF
Spoon, Donald R. CPT USAF
Stackhouse, Charles D. LCD USN
Sterling, Thomas J. LTC USAF
Storey, Thomas J. MAJ USAF
Stratton, Richard A. CDR USN
Stutz, Leroy W. CPT USAF
Thorness, Leo K. LTC USAF
Thorton, Gary L. LT USN
Torkelson, Loren H. CPT USAF
Wideman, Robert B. LT USN
Williams, Lewis I. Jr. LT USN


Third C-141, Tail Number 50243 - Medical Team:

Major Mary H. Clark

Major Minnie M. Powell

Captain Patricia E. Campbell

Technical Sergeant Timothy C. Falls

Technical Sergeant Rex M. Ulmer

Technical Sergeant Larry H. Breed

Captain David M. Takeuchi

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1500 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1811 hours:

Name Rank Service

Anderson, Gareth L. LCD USN
Chauncy, Arvin R. CDR USN
Fuller, Robert P. CPT USN
Gaddis, Norman C. COL USAF
Haines, Collins H. CDR USN
Hall, Thomas R. Jr. LCD USN
Hughey, Kenneth R. MAJ USAF
Lawrence, William P. CPT USAF

McCuistion, Michael K. MAJ USAF
McDaniel, Eugene B. CDR USN
McGrath, John M. LCD USN
Martin, Edward H. CDR USN
Mecleary, Read B. LCD USN
Mehl, James P. CPT USN
Metzger, William J. LT USN
Naughton, Robert J. LCD USN
Pollack, Melvin CPT USAF
Pollard, Ben M. LTC USAF
Rollins, David J. LCD USN
Russell, Kay CDR USN
Smith, Dewey L. LTC USAF
Southwick, Charles E. CDR USN
Stark, William R. CDR USN
Name Rank SVC

Stockman, Harvey S. COL USAF
Van Loan, Jack L. LTC USAF
Vogel, Richard D. LTC USAF
Waddell, John H. Jr. LTC USAF
Webb, Ronald J. MAJ USAF


SECOND PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT INCREMENT (5 MARCH 1973)

C-130 Initial Reception Team - Medical

First Lieutenant John N. Oleson

Master Sergeant Jackie W. Smith

Master Sergeant Roosevelt D. Wade

Technical Sergeant Merlyn A. Lieske

Staff Sergeant Ernest Audet

Capt John E. Lothes

One C-141, Tail Number 60161 - Medical Team:

Captain Joanne S. Mashman

Captain Sandra F. McDaniel

First Lieutenant Donna Pleasanton

Technical Sergeant Alfred L. Thomas

Staff Sergeant Gilbert M. Salazar

Sergeant Roy L. Manns

Released at Gia Lam Airport. Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1504 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1751 hours:

Name Rank Service

Adkins, Clodeon CIV CIV
Anderson, John T. MSG USA
Astorga, Jose M. SP5 USA
Badua, Candido CIV PHIL NAT
Baird, William A. SSG USA
Balagot, Arturo M. CIV PHIL NAT
Benge, Michael D. CIV CIV
Budd, Leonard R. Jr. SGT USMC
Burgess, Richard G. SOT USMC
Cius, Frank E. Jr. SSG USMC
Deering, John A. SSG USMC

Dibernardo, James V. CPT USMC
Diehl, Bernhard J. CIV WEST GERMAN
Ettmueller, Harry L. SSG USN
Flora, Carroll E. Jr. SFC USA
Frank, Martin S. MAJ USA
Gouin, Donat J. MSG USA
Harker, David N. SSG USA
Henry, Nathan B. SSC USA
Kerns, Gail M. SSG USA
Leopold, Stephen R. CPT USA

Lewis, Robert III SP6 USA
McMurray, Cordine SFC USA
Miller, Roger A. WO2 USA
Newell, Stanley A. SSG USA
O’Connor, Michael F. WO2 USA
Perricone, Richard R. SSG USA
Pfister, James F. Jr. SSG USA
Rose, Joseph III WO2 USA
Schwinn, Monika CIV WEST GERMAN
Sooter, David W. W03 USA
Stark, Laurence J. CIV CIV
Thompson, Dennis L. SFC USA
Ziegler, Roy E. II WO2 USA


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (7 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 60177 - Medical Team:

Major Minnie M. Powell

Captain Constance A. Woods

Senior Master Sergeant George Pinson

Master Sergeant Donald Teeter

Staff Sergeant Herchiel D. Shipley

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Ballard, Arthur T. Jr. LTC USAF
Biss, Robert I. MAJ USAF
Brady, Allen C. CPT USN
Carpenter, Allan R. LCD USN
Christian, Michael D. LCD USN
Crow, Frederick A. Jr. COL USAF
Fellows, John H. CDR USN
Greene, Charles E. Jr. MAJ USAF
Hiteshew, James E. LTC USAF
McDaniel, Eugene B. CDR USN
Metzger, William J. LT USN
North, Kenneth W. LTC USAF
Pollack, Melvin CPT USAF
Smith, Dewey L. LTC USAF
Stockman, Harvey S. COL USAF
Talley, Bernard L. Jr. MAJ USAF
Vogel, Richard D. LTC USAF
Webb, Ronald J. MAJ USAF
Wells, Norman L. LTC USAF
Wideman, Robert E. LT USN


Second C-141, Tail Number 67944 - Medical Team:

Lieutenant Colonel Ann L. Burkhardt

Captain Reba N. G. Hoffman

Technical Sergeant Larry H. Breed

Technical Sergeant Edmund W. Ballard

Airman First Class Mark S. Green

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Abbott, Robert A. CPT USAF

Anderson, Gareth L. LCD USN
Baugh, William J. MAJ USAF
Brodak, John W. MAJ USAF
Buchanan, Hubert W. CPT USAF
Duart, David H. LTC USAF
Everson, David LTC USAF
Flom, Frederic R. CPT USAF
Gideon, Willard S. LTC USAF
Kasler, James H. COL USAF
Lawrence, William P. CPT USN
Naughton, Robert J. LCD USN
Neuens, Martin J. CPT USAF
Nix, Cowan G. MAJ USAF
Sigler, Gary R. CPT USAF
Spoon, Donald R. CPT USAF
Stutz, Leroy W. CPT USAF
Tanner, Charles N. CDR USN
Terry, Ross R. CDR USN
Woods, Robert D. LCD USN


Third C-141, Tail Number 70007 - Medical Team:

Captain Carmen L. Bellinger

Captain Barbara K. Rule

Master Sergeant Roosevelt D. Wade

Staff Sergeant Bobbie R. Moten

Staff Sergeant Braven S. Bendzak

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Blevins, John C. MAJ USAF
Bliss, Ronald G. CPT USAF
Burns, Donald It. COL USAF
Burroughs, William D. COL USAF
Cordier, Kenneth W. MAJ USAF
Glenn, Danny E. CPT USN
Gray, David F. Jr. CPT USAF
Hughes, James L. COL USAF
Larson, Gordon A. COL USAF
McCuistion, Michael K. MAJ USAF
McNish, Thomas M. CPT USAF
Makowski, Louis F. LTC USAF
Meyer, Alton B. MAJ USAF
Monlux, Harold B. CPT USAF
Pollard, Ben M. LTC USAF
Sandvick, Robert J. LTC USAF
Storey, Thomas J. MAJ USAF

Swindle, Orson G. III MAJ USMC
Waddell, John H. Jr. LTC USAF
Wendell, John H. MAJ USAF


Fourth C-14l, Tail Number 50243 - Medical Team:

Captain Patricia Campbell

Captain Dawn R. Bradley

Master Sergeant William E. Bruce

Technical Sergeant Rex M. Ulmer

Staff Sergeant Douglas C. Brooks

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Burns, John P. CDR USN
Chauncy, Arvin R. CDR USN
Cronin, Michael P. LCD USN
Haines, Collins H. CDR USN
Hall, Thomas R. Jr. LCD USN

Kerr, Michael S. CPT USAF
McGrath, John M. LCD USN
McSwain, George P. LT USN
Martin, Edward H. CDR USN
Moore, Ernest H. CPT USN
Mullen, Richard P. CDR USN
Pyle, Thomas S. II MAJ USAF
Rollins, David J. LCD USN
Russell, Kay CDR USN
Southwick, Charles E. CDR USN
Stark, William R. CDR USN
Thornton, Gary L. LT USN
Torkelson, Loren H. CPT USAF
Waggoner, Robert F. MAJ USAF
Waltman, Donald C. LTC USAF


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (8 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 59398 - Medical Team:

Captain Joanne S. Mashman

Captain Sandra F. McDaniel

Technical Sergeant Timothy C. Falls

Technical Sergeant John E. Richards

Sergeant Roy L. Mans

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Benge, Michael D. CIV CIV
Bridger, Barry B. CPT USAF
Budd, Leonard R. Jr. SGT USMC
Cius, Frank F. Jr. SSG USMC
Coker, George T. LCD USN
Dramesi, John A. LTC USAF
Ettmueller, Harry L. SSG USA
Flora, Carroll E. Jr. SFC USA
Frank, Martin S. MAJ USA
Gaddis, Norman C. COL USAF

Harker, David N. SSG USA

Jayroe, Julius S. LTC USAF

Kerns, Gail M. SSG USA

Mecleary, Read B. LCD USN

Mehl, James P. CPT USN

Miller, Roger A. WO2 USA

Perricone, Richard R. SSG USA

Rose, Joseph III WO2 USA

Baird, William A. SSG USA


Second C-141, Tail Number 70001 - Medical Team:

Major Mary H. Clark

First Lieutenant Linda M. Janelli

Technical Sergeant Charles W. Whitlock

Staff Sergeant Kenneth D. Lucas

Staff Sergeant Herbert M. Thurman

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Anderson, John T. MSG USA

Barbay, Lawrence MAJ USAF
Deering, John A. SSG USMC
Fuller, Robert B. CPT USN
Henry, Nathan B. SSG USA
Lewis, Robert III SPO USA
McMurray, Cordine SFC USA
Oconner, Michael F. WO2 USA
Peterson, Douglas MC USAF
Sterling, Thomas J. LTC USAF
Gouin, Donat J. MSG USA
Hubbard, Edward L. CPT USAF
Johnson, Harold E. MAJ USAF

Mastin, Ronald L. CPT USAF

Pfister, James F. Jr. SSG USA
Stark, Laurence J. CIV CIV
Thorness, Leo K. LTC USAF
Williams, Lewis I. Jr. LT USN


Third C-141, Tail Number 60161 - Medical Team:

Captain Shirley A. Brooks

Captain Elizabeth J. Brown

Staff Sergeant Peter E.M. Grohmann

Sergeant Roberto Garcia

Sergeant James D. Aderhold

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Abbott, Wilford R. MAJ USAF
Adkins, Clodeon CIV CIV
Astorga, Jose N. SP5 USA
Bomar, Jack W. LTC USAF
Brazelton, Michael L. CPT USAF
Burgess, Richard G. SGT USMC
Dibernardo, James V. CPT USMC
Fer, John CPT USAF
Hughey, Kenneth R. LTC USAF
Leopold, Stephen R. CPT USA
Luna, Jose D. MAJ USAF
Madison, Thomas M. LTC USAF
Newell, Stanley A. SSG USA

Sooter, David W. WO3 USA

Stackhouse, Charles D. LCD USN

Stratton, Richard A. CDR USN

Thompson, Dennis L. SFC USA

Van Loan, Jack L. LTC USAF

Ziegler, Roy E. II WO2 USA


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (12 MARCH 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 40618 - Medical Team:

Captain Sally J. Brown

First Lieutenant Dale C. Bloom

Sergeant James D. Aderhold

Staff Sergeant Peter E.M. Grohmann

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank SVC

Downey, John ClV CIV


THIRD DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM INCREMENT (14 March 1973)

C-130 Initial Reception Team - Medical:

Major Kenneth E. Green

Senior Master Sergeant Howard L. Johnson

Master Sergeant Jerry C. Pace

Technical Sergeant Paul S. Fogel

Airman John R. Terry Jr.

First C-141, Tail Number 70007 - Medical Team:

Major Carol A. Morton

Captain Edith M. Russell

Technical Sergeant Jimmie D. Tipton

Staff Sergeant Douglas T. Melton

Staff Sergeant Jimmie L. Harden

Staff Sergeant Danny P. Beaman

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1430 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1715 hours:

Name Rank Service

Andrews, Anthony C. CPT USAF
Austin, William R. MAJ USAF
Bagey, Bobby R. COL USAF
Baker, Elmo C. LTC USAF
Barnett, Robert W. LTC USAF
Carey, David J. LCD USN
Carrigan, Larry E. CPT USAF
Chambers, Carl D. CPT USAF
Clements, James A. LTC USAF
Copeland, H. C. LTC USAF
Daniels, Verlyne L. CPT USN
Day, George E. COL USAF
Gernot, Gerald L. CPT USAF
Gillespie, Charles R. CPT USN
Goodermotem, Wayne K. LT USN
Hardman, William M. CDR USN
Hess, Jay C. MAJ USAF
Horinek, Ramon A. MAJ USAF
Hyatt, Leo C. CDR USN

Lengyel, Lauren R. CPT USAF
Lewis, Earl G. LCD USN
Myers, Glenn H. CPT USAF
Newcombe, Wallace C. CPT USAF
Norris, Thomas E. MAJ USAF

O’Dell, Donald B. LTC USAF
Parrott, Thomas V. MAJ USAF
Profilet, Leo T. CPT USN
Sawhill, Robert R. Jr. COL USAF
Schoeffel, Peter CDR USN
Smith, Richard E. MAJ USAF
Stafford, Hugh A. CDR USN
Stavast, John E. COL USAF
Stirm, Robert L. LTC USAF
Sullivan, Dwight E. COL USAF
Trautman, Konrad W. MAJ USAF

Tyler, Charles R. MAJ USAF

Venanzi, Gerald S. CPT USAF
Warner, James H. CPT USAF
Wilson, Glenn H. MAJ USAF
Zuhoski, Charles P. LT USN


Second C-141, Tail Number 40641 - Medical Team:

First Lieutenant Janice N. VanEagen

First Lieutenant Donna A. Pleasanton

Technical Sergeant Robert Zieske

Technical Sergeant Carry F. Workentine

Staff Sergeant Charles R. Bailey

Sergeant Joe S. Cortez

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1455 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1715 hours:

Name Rank Service

Bean, James E. COL USAF
Boyer, Terry L. CPT USAF
Brenneman, Richard C. CPT USAF
Butler, William H. CPT USAF
Clower, Claude D. CDR USN
Craner, Robert R. LTC USAF
Dutton, Richard A. LTC USAF
Eilis, Jeffery T. CPT USAF
Ellis, Leon F. Jr. CPT USAF
Estes, Edward D. CDR USN

Fisher, Kenneth MAJ USAF

Fleenor, Kenneth R. COL USAF
Flynn, John D. COL USAF

Ford, David E. MAJ USAF

Gruters, Guy D. CPT USAF

Hall, Keith N. MAJ USAF

Hickerson, James M. CDR USN
Hill, Howard J. CPT USAF
Hinckley, Robert B. CPT USAF
Jones, Robert C. CPT USAF

Key, Wilson D. LCD USN
Kirk, Thomas H. Jr. COL USAF
Lasiter, Carl W. MAJ USAF
Legbert Ronald M. CPT USAF
Ligon, Vernon P. Jr. COL USAF
McCain, John S. III CDR USN
Moe, Thomas N. CPT USAF
Rice, Charles D. LT USN
Schulz, Paul H. CDR USN
Schweitzer, Robert J. CDR USN
Sehorn, James E. CPT USAF
Simonet, Kenneth A. COL USAF
Smith, Wayne O. CPT USAF
Stier, Theodore G. LT USN
Sullivan, Timothy B. LT USN
Sumpter, Thomas W. Jr. LTC USAF
Temperley, Russell E. MAJ USAF
Terrell, Irby D. Jr. LTC USAF
Vissotzky, Raymond W. COL USAF
Walker, Hubert C. Jr. CPT USAF


Third C-141, Tail Number 67944 - Medical Team:

Captain Linda D. Baker

First Lieutenant Conchita L. Evans

Technical Sergeant Peerless L. Williams

Staff Sergeant Richard A. Matthews

Staff Sergeant Maurice Fowler

Staff Sergeant John R. Rogers

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1515 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1811 hours:

Name Rank Service

Brown, Paul C. CPT USMC
Burns, Michael T. CPT USAF
Coskey, Kenneth L. CDR USN
Crumpler, Carl B. COL USAF
Donald, Myron L. CPT USAF
Doss, Dale W. CDR USN
Fant, Robert S. LCD USN
Finley, John S. III COL USAF

Friese, Lawrence V. CPT USMC
Gutterson, Laird COL USAF
Hoffson, Arthur T. CPT USAF
Ingvalson, Roger D. LTC USAF
James, Charles N. CPT USN
Kames, Gobel D. MAJ USAF
Johnson, Kenneth R. MAJ USAF
Keesee, Bobby J. CIV CIV
Marvel, Jerry W. LTC USMC
Mayhew, William J. LT USN
Miller, Edwin F. Jr. LT USN
Mobley, Joseph S. LT USN
Norrington, Giles R. LCD USN
Ruhling, Mark J. CPT USAF

Shanahan, Joseph F. MAJ USAF
Shuman, Edwin A. III CDR USN
Tangeman, Richard G. LT USN
Uyeyama, Terry J. MAJ USAF
Winn, David W. COL USAF
Writer, Lawrence D. CPT USAF


THIRD PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT INCREMENT (16 MARCH 1973)

C-130 Initial Reception Team - Medical:

Captain George R. Powell

Technical Sergeant James T. Tyler

Staff Sergeant Thomas J. Burns

Staff Sergeant Lester J. Berry

One C-131, Tail Number 50280 - Medical Team.

Captain Harriett A. Phillips

First Lieutenant Mikelene L. Mantel

Major Juanita Garza

Master Sergeant Tommy Perez Jr.

Technical Sergeant Tommy T. Casteel

Staff Sergeant Richard P. Shanniak

Staff Sergeant Rex A. Lucas

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at hours:

Name Rank Service

Anton, Francis C. WO2 USA
Archer, Bruce R. CPT USMC
Branch, Michael P. SP4 USA
Brande, Harvey G. MSG USA
Chenoweth, Robert P. SSG USA
Daly, James A. SSG USA
Davis, Thomas S. SSG USA
Drabic, Peter F. SGT USA
Elbert, Frederick L, Jr. PVT USMC
Guy, Theodore W. COL USAF
Gostas, Theodore W. MAJ USA
Helle, Robert R. SGT USMC
Henderson, Alexander CIV CIV
Kavanaugh, Abel L. SSG USMC
Kushner, Floyd H. MAJ USA
Lenker, Michael R. SSG USA
Long, Julius IV. Jr. SSC USA
McMillian, Isiah SSG USA
McMurray, William C. Jr. SSG USA
MacPhail, Don A. SCT USA
Manhard, Philip W. CIV CIV
Mehrer, Gustav A. PFC USA

Montague, Paul J. MAJ USMC
Page, Russell J. CIV CIV
Rayford, King D. Jr. SSG USA
Riate, Alfonso R. SSG USMC
Ridgeway, Ronald R. SGT USMC
Sparks, John C. SP6 USA
Spaulding, Richard H. CIV CIV
Thompson, Floyd J. MAJ USA
Weaver, Eugene A. CIV CIV
Young, John A. SSG USA


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (17 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 70007 - Medical Team:

First Lieutenant Donna A. Pleasanton

Captain Susan Wold

Staff Sergeant Victor Greener

Technical Sergeant James T. Tyler

Staff Sergeant David E. Royle

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Bean, James E. COL USAF
Brown, Paul G. CPT USMC
Craner, Robert R. LTC USAF
Fleenor, Kenneth R. COL USAF
Goodermotem, Wayne K. LT USN
Hill, Howard J. CPT USAF
Hoffson, Arthur T. CPT USAF
Ingvalson, Roger D. LTC USAF
Jones, Robert C. CPT USAF
Kirk, Thomas H. Jr. COL USAF
Lengyel, Lauren R. CPT USAF
Mayhew, William J. LT USN
Miller, Edwin F. Jr. LT USN
Newcombe, Wallace CPT USAF
Rice, Charles D. LT USN
Sullivan, Timothy B. LT USN
Temperley, Russell E. MAJ USAF
Trautinan, Konrad W. MAJ USAF
Venanzi, Gerald S. CPT USAF
Zuhoski, Charles P. LT USN


Second C-141, Tail Number 40641 - Medical Team:

Major Carol A. Morton

Lieutenant Colonel Ruth J. Forsythe

Technical Sergeant Jimmie P. Tipton

Staff Sergeant Eric R. Cederwall

Staff Sergeant Robert Cordova

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Austin, William R. II CPT USAF

Bagley, Robby R. COL USAF
Grumpier, Carl B. COL USAF
Doss, Dale W. CDR USN
Ellis, Leon F. Jr. CPT USAF
Finley, John S. III COL USAF
Fisher, Kenneth MAJ USAF
Gruters, Guy D. CPT USAF
Hardman, William M. CDR USN
Hyatt, Leo G. CDR USN
Key, Wilson D. LCD USN
Ligon, Vernon P. Jr. COL USAF

McCain, John S. III CDR USN
Norrington, Giles R. LCD USN
Parrott, Thomas V. COL USAF
Schoeffel, Peter COL USN
Simonet, Kenneth A. COL USAF
Smith, Wayne O. CPT USAF
Tangeman, Richard G. LT USN
Terrell, Irby D. Jr. LTC USAF

Third C-141, Tail Number 67944 - Medical Team:

First Lieutenant Conchita L. Evans

First Lieutenant Carlean Bridgeman

Technical Sergeant Willis L. Cohu

Technical Sergeant Robert Zieske

Staff Sergeant Gary W. Eckert

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Barnett, Robert W. LTC USAF
Carrigan, Larry E. CPT USAF
Chambers, Carl D. CPT USAF
Clower, Claude D. CDR USN
Day, George E. COL USAF
Donald, Myron L. CPT USAF
Dutton, Richard A. LTC USAF
Gillespie, Charles R. Jr. CPT USN
Gutterson, Laird COL USAF
Hess, Jay C. MAJ USAF
James, Gobel D. MAJ USAF
Keesee, Bobby J. CIV CIV

Lasiter, Carl W, MAJ USAF
Lewis, Earl C. LCD USN
Smith, Richard E. MAJ USAF

Stafford, Hugh A. CDR USN
Stavast, John E. COL USAF
Stirm, Robert L. LTC USAF
Sullivan, Dwight E. COL USAF
Tyler, Charles R. MAJ USAF


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (18 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 60177 - Medical Team:

Captain Catherine A. Perry

First Lieutenant Janice A. Vanengen

Technical Sergeant Gary D. Workenkine

Staff Sergeant Joe S. Cortez

Staff Sergeant Charles R. Bailey

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Baker, Elmo C. LTC USAF
Clements, James A. LTC USAF
Copeland, H. C. LTC USAF
Ellis, Jeffrey T. CPT USAF
Flynn, John D. COL USAF
Hall, Keith N. MAJ USAF
Hinckley, Robert B. CPT USAF
Horinek, Ramon A. MAJ USAF
James, Charles N. Jr. CPT USN
Sumpter, Thomas W. Jr. LTC USAF
Uyeyama, Terry J. MAJ USAF
Walker, Hubert C. Jr. CPT USAF
Wilson, Glenn H. MAJ USAF
Coskey, Kenneth L. CDR USN
Daly, James A. SSG USA
Elbert, Frederick L. Jr. PVT USMC
Fant, Robert St Clair LCD USN
Marvel, Jerry W. LTC USMC
Shuman, Edwin A. LCD USN


Second C-141, Tail Number 50280 - Medical Team:

Major Juanita Garza

Captain Reba N. G. Hoffman

Technical Sergeant Peerless Williams

Technical Sergeant Tommy R. Casteel

Staff Sergeant Richard A. Matthews

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Branch, Michael P. SP4 USA
Brenneman, Richard C. CPT USAF

Burns, Michael T. CPT USAF
Friese, Laurence V. CPT USN
Gernot, Gerald L. CPT USAF
Johnson, Kenneth R. MAJ USAF
Moe, Thomas N. CPT USAF
Myers, Glenn L. CPT USAF
Norris, Thomas E. MAJ USAF
Rayford, King D. Jr. SSG USA
Ruhling, Mark J. CPT USAF
Sawhill, Robert R. COL USAF
Shanahan, Joseph F. MAJ USAF

Smith, Phillip E. MAJ USAF
Warner, James H. CPT USMC
Winn, David W. COL USAF
Young, John A. SSG USA

Third C-141, Tail Number 50232 - Medical Team:

First Lieutenant Mikelene L. Mantel

Captain Harriett A. Phillips

Staff Sergeant James R. Rogers

Staff Sergeant Stacy S. Kittle

Staff Sergeant Rex A. Lucas

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Andrews, Anthony CPT USAF
Boyer, Terry L. CPT USAF
Butler, William H. CPT USAF
Carey, David J. LCD USN
Chenoweth, Robert P. SSG USA
Daniels, Verlyne W. CPT USN
Estes, Edward D. CDR USN
Ford, David E. MAJ USAF
Hickerson, James M. CDR USN
Kavanaugh, A. L. SSG USMC
Lebert, Ronald M. CPT USAF
Mobley, Joseph S. LT USN
Profilet, Leo T. CPT USN
Riate, Alfonso R. SSG USMC
Schulz, Paul H. CDR USN
Schweitzer, Robert J. CDR USN
Sehorn, James F. CPT USAF
Stier, Theodore G. LT USN
Vissotsky, Raymond W. COL USAF
Writer, Lawrence D. CPT USAF


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (19 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 60161 - Medical Team:

Captain Joanne S. Mashman

Captain Carmer L. Bellinger

Staff Sergeant Terry L. Cole

Technical Sergeant John E. Richards

Staff Sergeant Douglas G. Brooks

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Flynn, Robert J. LCD USN
Gostas, Theodore W. MAJ USA
Guy, Theodore W. COL USAF
Henderson, Alexander CIV CIV
Lenker, Michael R. SSG USA
McMurray, William G. Jr. SSG USA
Mehrer, Gustav A. PFC USA
Montague, Paul J. MAJ USMC
Ridgeway, Ronald R. SGT USMC
Spaulding, Richard CIV CIV
Brande, Harvey G. MDC USA
Helle, Robert R. SGT USMC
Odell, Donald E. LTC USAF
Page, Russell J. CIV CIV

Second C-141, Tail Number 70001 - Medical Team:

First Lieutenant Joyce M. Fester

Captain Barbara K. Rule

Master Sergeant Andrew L. Smedley

Technical Sergeant John W. Lockhardt

Staff Sergeant Daniel M. Vale

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Anton, Francis C. WO2 USA
Archer, Bruce R. CPT USMC
Davis, Thomas SSG USA
Drabic, Peter E. SGT USA
Kushner, Floyd H. MAJ USA
Long, Julius W. Jr. SSG LISA
MacPhail, Don A. SGT USA
McMillian, Isiah R. SSG USA

Manhard, Philip W. CIV CIV
Sparks, John G. SP6 USA
Thompson, Floyd J. MAJ USA
Weaver, Eugene A. CIV CIV

FOURTH PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT INCREMENT

(27 MARCH 1973)

C-130 Initial Reception Team - Medical:

Captain David H. Takenchi

Master Sergeant Leroy D. Gillett

Technical Sergeant John W. Lockhardt

Technical Sergeant Reuben L. Lennon

One C-141, Tail Number 70001 - Medical Team:

Lieutenant Colonel Josephine V. Beck

First Lieutenant Sharon S. LaFrance

Major Joan Kennedy

Technical Sergeant Frank Keechel

Staff Sergeant Russell W. McClarin

Staff Sergeant David Royle

Staff Sergeant Robert Cordova

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1555 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1851 hours:

Name Rank Service

Allwine, David F. SSG USA
Anshus, Richard C. CPT USA
Anzaldua, Jose J. Jr. SGT USMC
Chirichigno, Luis G. CPT USA
Cavaiani, Jon R. SGT USA
Daugherty, Lenard B. SP5 USA
Daves, Gary L. CIV CIV
Elliott, Artice W. LTC USA
Gauntt, William A. CPT USAF
Hefel, Daniel H. SGT USA
Henderson, William J. CPT USAF
Horio, Thomas T. SP5 USA
Jacquez, Juan L. SP5 USA
Kientzier, Phillip A. LCD USN

Kobashigawa, Tom Y. SGT USA

Kroboth, Alan J. 1LT USMC
Malo, Isaako F. SP5 USA
Meyer, Lewis E. CIV CIV
Mott, David P. CPT USAF
Murphy, John S. Jr. CPT USAF
Nowicki, James E. WO2 USA
Olsen, Robert F. CIV CIV

Parsels, John W. CPT USA
Prather, Phillip D. WO2 USA
Purcell, Benjamin H. COL USA
Rander, Donald J. SFC USA
Reeder, William E. Jr. CPT USA
Rushton, Thomas CIV CIV
Tabb, Robert E. SSG USA
Tellier, Dennis A. SGT USMC
Thomas, William E. Jr. WO2 USMC
Willis, Charles E. CIV CIV

Captain Robert Parsels USAF prior to embarkation at Gia Lam

Captain Parsels (facing camera) prior to embarkation at Gia Lam

LAOS INCREMENT(28 MARCH 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 70007 - Medical Team:

Captain Sandra F. McDaniel

Captain Andreau L. Simpson

Captain Shelby J. Stokes

Technical Sergeant Alfred R. Thomas

Staff Sergeant Gilbert Salazar

Staff Sergeant Victor Greener

Staff Sergeant Gary W. Eckert

Captain Jeffery C. Schafer

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1200 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1527 hours.

Name Rank Service

Bedjnger, Henry J. LJF USN
Brace, Ernest C. CIV CIV
Butcher, Jack M. 1LT USAF
Gotner, Norbert A. MAJ USAF
Leonard, Edward W. Jr. CPT USAF
Long, Stephen G. 1LT USAF
Mattix, Samuel A. CIV CIV
Riess, Charles F. CPT USAF
Stischer, Walter M. LTC USAF
Oppel, Lloyd D. CIV CIV


FOURTH DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM INCREMENT (28 MARCH 1973)

One C-141, Tail Number 70031 - Medical Team:

Captain Patricia M. O’Reilly

Captain Patricia A. Mayer

Captain Beatrice M. Marin

Staff Sergeant Daniel M. Vale

Sergeant Roy L. Mans

Staff Sergeant Eric Cedarwall

Staff Sergeant Peter E.M. Grohmann

Captain John E. Lothes

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1530 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1824 hours:

Name Rank Service

Angus, William K. CPT USMC
Ayers, Timothy R. CPT USAF
Bean, William R. Jr. CPT USAF
Beekman, William D. CPT USAF
Beeler, Carroll R. LCD USN

Byrns, William G. CPT USAF

Callagham, Peter A. CPT USAF
Cerak, John P. CPT USAF
Cheney, Kevin J. CPT USAF
Cutter, James D. CPT USAF

Despiegler, Gale A. MAJ USAF
Dinger, David B. CPT USAF
Francis, Richard L. CPT USAF
Fraser, Kenneth J. CPT USAF
Fulton, Richard J. 1LT USAF
Galati, Ralph W. 2LT USAF
Grant, David B. CPT USAF
Hanson, Gregg O. 1LT USAF
Hanton, Thomas J. CPT USAF
Hildebrand, Leland L. MAJ USAF
Hoffman, David W. LCD USN
Kerman, Joseph E. LJG USN
Kittinger, Joseph W. Jr. COL USAF
Latendresse, Thomas B. LCD USN
McDow, Richard H. 1LT USAF
Molinare, Albert R. LT USN
Nichols, Aubrey A. LCD USN
Padgett, James P. MAJ USAF
Polfer, Clarence R. CDR USN

Reich, William J. 1LT USAF
Robinson, Paul K. Jr. MAJ USAF
Rose, George A. CPT USAF
Rudloff, Stephen A. LT USN
Schwertfeger, William E. CPT USAF
Sienicki, Theodore S. CPT USAF
Souder, James B. LCD USN
Talley, William H. LTC USAF
Vaughan, Samuel R. 1LT USAF
Wells, Kenneth R. CPT USAF
Williams, James W. CPT USAF


FOURTH DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM INCREMENT (CONTINUED) (29 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 50280 - Medical Team:

Major Juanita Garza

Captain Catherine A. Perry

First Lieutenant Donna A. Pleasanton

Technical Sergeant James D. Jones

Technical Sergeant Jerry L. Schafer

Staff Sergeant Kurt F. Meissner, Jr.

Sergeant James D. Aderhold

Captain George R. Powell

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1600 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1832 hours:

Name Rank Service


Acosta, Hector M. 1LT USAF
Alexander, Fernando MAJ USAF
Alpers, John H. Jr. CPT USAF
Barrows, Henry C. CPT USAF

Bates, Richard L. 1LT USAF
Breckner, William J. Jr. LTC USAF

Brown, Charles A. Jr. CPT USAF

Brunson, Cecil H. 1LT USAF
Certain, Robert C. CPT USAF
Elander, William J. Jr. MAJ USAF
Ensch, John C. LT USN
Everett, David A. LJT USN
Heeren, Jerome D. CPT USAF
Johnson, Richard E. MAJ USAF
Kula, James D. CPT USAF
Latella, George F. 1LT USAF
Latham, James D. CPT USAF
Lésesne, Henry D. LCD USN
Lewis, Keith H. CPT USAF
Logan, Donald K. 1LT USAF
Matsui, Melvin K. CPT USAF
Marshall, Marion A. CPT USAF
Masterson, Frederick J. LT USN
Murray, Frederick C. CPT USAF
O’Neil, James W. LTC USAF
Paige, Gordon C. LCD USN
Penn, Michael G. LJG USN
Price, Larry D. 1LT USAF
Raebel, Dale V. LCD USN
Radall, Robert I. LT USN

Ratzlaff, Brian M. CPT USAF
Seek, Brian J. 1LT USAF
Shingaki, Tamotsu MAJ USAF
Simpson, Richard T. CPT USAF
Spencer, William A. CPT USAF
Triebel, Theodore W. LCD USN
Wieland, Carl T. LT USN
Wilson, Hal K. CPT USAF
Young, Myron A. CPT USAF
Zuberbuhler, Rudolph U. CPT USAF


Second C-141, Tail Number 50238 - Medical Team:

Lieutenant Colonel Ann L. Burkhardt

First Lieutenant Sheila R. Whipkey

Captain Joanne Lee

Master Sergeant Charles F. Murphree

Master Sergeant William H. Horn

Stiff Sergeant Terry L. Cole

Captain John S. Lothes

Released at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, North Vietnam at 1613 hours and arriving at Clark Air Base, Philippines at 1915 hours

Name Rank Service


Agnew, Alfred H. LCD USN
Beens, Lynn R. CPT USAF
Bernasconi, Louis H. LTC USAF
Camerota, Peter P. CPT USAF
Condon, James C. MAJ USAF
Conlee, William N. LTC USAF
Cusimano, Samuel G. CPT USAF Name Rank SVC

Drumond, David I. CPT USAF
Gough, James W. SMS USAF
Granger, Paul L. 1LT USAF
Hudson, Robert M. 1LT USAF
Jeffcoat, Carl H. MAJ USAF
Labeau, Michael H. CPT USAF
Leblanc, Louis E. Jr. SMS USAF
Lewis, Frank D. CPT USAF
Lollar, James L. SSG USAF
Martine, Michael R. 1LT USAF
Mayall, William T. 1LT USAF
Morgan, Gary L. SSG USAF
Nagahiro, James Y. LTC USAF
Nakagawa, Gordon R. CDR USN

Stoneybarger, Robert D. CPT USAF
Trimble, Jack R. 1LT USAF
Vavroch, Duane P. 1LT USAF
Ward, Brian H. iLl USAF
Wilson, William W. 1LT USAF
Yuill, John H. LTC USAF


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (30 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 70007 - Medical Team:

Captain Sally J. Brown

Captain Elizabeth Brown

Technical Sergeant Frank E. Keechel

Staff Sergeant Victor Greener

Staff Sergeant Gary W. Eckert

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Allwine, David F. SSG USA
Chirichigno, Luis G. CPT USA
Daugherty, Lenard E. SP5 USA
Elliott, Artice W. LTC USA
Gauntt, William A. CPT USAF
Jacquez, Juan L. SP5 USA
Murphy, John S. Jr. CPT USAF
Parsels, John W. CPT USA
Purcell, Benjamin M. COL USA
Tabb, Robert E. SSG USA
Henderson, William J. CPT USAF
Kroboth, Alan J. 1LT USMC
Mott, David P. CPT USAF
Nowicki, James E. WO2 USA
Rander, Donald J. SEC USA
Rushton, Thomas CIV CIV
Tellier, Dennis A. SGT USMC
Willis, Charles F. CIV CIV


Second C-141, Tail Number 67944 - Medical Team:

Captain Sandra F. McDaniel

Major Marjorie C. Merrill

Staff Sergeant Daniel M. Vale

Staff Sergeant Eric R. Cederwall

Technical Sergeant Alfred L. Thomas

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Horio, Thomas T. SSG USA
Kobashigawa, Tom Y. SGT USA

Malo, Isaako P. SP5 USA
Anshus, Richard C. CPT USA
Anzaldua, Jose J. Jr. SGT USMC
Cavaiani, Jon R. SGT USA
Daves, Gary L. CIV CIV
Hefel, Daniel H. SGT USA
Kientzler, Phillip A. LCD USN
Meyer, Lewis E. Jr. CIV CIV
Olsen, Robert F. CIV CIV
Prather, Phillip D. WO2 USA
Reeder, William S. CPT USA
Thomas, William E. Jr. WO2 USMC


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (31 MARCH 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 50232 - Medical Team:

Captain Shelby S. Stokes

First Lieutenant Linda M. Janelli

Staff Sergeant Peter E.M. Grohmann

Staff Sergeant Russell W. McClarin

Sergeant Joe S. Cortez

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Byrns, William G. CPT USAF
Beekman, William D. CPT USAF
Butcher, Jack M. 1LT USAF
Reich, William J. 1LT USAF
Williams, James W. CPT USAF
Callaghan, Peter A. CPT USAF
Galati, Ralph W. 2LT USAF
Kernan, Joseph B. LTJG USN
Padgett, James P. MAJ USAF
Riess, Charles F. CPT USAF
Rose, George A. CPT USAF
Seinicki, Theodore S. CPT USAF


Second C-141, Tail Number 50238 - Medical Team:

Captain Patricia A. Mayer

Captain Patricia E. Campbell

Technical Sergeant Peerless L. Williams

Sergeant Roy L. Manns

Technical Sergeant James D. Jones

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Angus, William K. CPT USMC
Bedinger, Henry J. LJG USN
Beeler, Carroll R. LCD USN
Brace, Ernest C. CIV CIV
Fulton, Richard J. 1LT USAF
Gotner, Norbert A. MAJ USAF
Hanson, Gregg O. 1LT USAF
Hanton, Thomas J. CPT USAF

Hildebrand, Leland L. MAJ USAF
Hoffman, David W. LCD USN
Latendresse, Thomas B. LCD USN
Leonard, Edward W. Jr. MAJ USAF
Long, Stephen G. 1LT USAF
Mattix, Samuel A. CIV CIV
Molinare, Albert R. LT USN
Nichols, Aubrey A. LCD USN
Rudloff, Stephen A. LT USN
Wells, Kenneth R. CPT USAF


Third C-141, Tail Number 70001 - Medical Team:

Major Joan A. Kennedy

First Lieutenant Dale G. Bloom

Staff Sergeant John R. Rogers

Staff Sergeant Danny P. Beaman

Technical Sergeant Robert Zieske

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Ayers, Timothy R. CPT USAF
Cerak, John P. CPT USAF
Cheney, Kevin J. CPT USAF
Despiegler, Gale A. MAJ USAF
Dingee, David B. CPT USAF
Fraser, Kenneth J. CPT USAF
Grant, David B. CPT USAF
Kittinget, Joseph W. Jr. COL USAF
McDow, Richard H. 1LT USAF
Stischer, Walter M. LTC USAF
Vaughan, Samuel R. 1LT USAF
Bean, William R. Jr. CPT USAF
Cutter, James D. CPT USAF
Francis, Richard L. CPT USAF
Robinson, Paul K. MAJ USAF
Schwertfeger, William F. CPT USAF
Talley, William H. Jr. LTC USAF
Sauder, James B. LCD USN


PHASE II EVACUATION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1 APRIL 1973)

First C-141, Tail Number 60161 - Medical Team:

Major Juanita Garza

First Lieutenant Donna A. Plesanton

Master Sergeant Tommy Perez, Jr.

Staff Sergeant Gilbert Salazar

Staff Sergeant Richard A. Matthews

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Breckner, William J. Jr. LTC USAF
Hudson, Robert M. 1LT USAF
Labeau, Michael H. CPT USAF
Alexander, Fernando MAJ USAF
Alpers, John H. Jr. CPT USAF
Barrows, Henry C. CPT USAF
Brown, Charles A. Jr. CPT USAF
Granger, Paul L. 1LT USAF
Latella, George F. 1LT USAF
Lewis, Keith H. CPT USAF
Marshall, Marion A. CPT USAF
Paige, Gordon C. LCD USN
Randall, Robert I. LT USN
Ratzlaff, Brian N. CPT USAF
Wilson, Hal K. III CPT USAF
Zuberbuhler, Rudolph U. CPT USAF



Second C-141, Tail Number 60177, Medical Team:

Captain Catherine R. Perry

Captain Joanne Lee

Senior Master Sergeant Howard L. Johnson

Technical Sergeant Jimmie D. Tipton

Staff Sergeant Charles R. Bailey

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Acosta, Hector H. 1LT USAF
Agnew, Alfred H. LCD USN
Conlee, William W. LTC USAF
Drurnnond, David I. CPT USAF

Elander, William S. Jr. MAJ USAF
Everett, David A. LJG USN
Latham, James D. CPT USAF
Lollar, James L. SSG USAF
Mayall, William T, 1LT USAF
Morgan, Gary L. SSG USAF
Polfer, Clarence R. CDR USN
Price, Larry D. 1LT USAF
Raebel, Dale V. LCD USN
Spencer, William A. CPT USAF
Trimble, Jack R. 1LT USAF
Wieland, Carl T. LT USN
Yuill, John H. LTC USAF


Third C-141, Tail Number 59398, Medical Team:

First Lieutenant Janice A. Vanengen

First Lieutenant Mikelene L. Mantel

Technical Sergeant James T. Tyler

Technical Sergeant Jerry Shafer

Technical Sergeant Gary F. Workentine

Sergeant Joe S. Cortez

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Beens, Lynn R. CPT USAF
Camerota, Peter P. CPT USAF
Condon, James C. MAJ USAF
Cusimano, Samuel B. CPT USAF
Jefcoat, Carl H. MAJ USAF
Kula, James D. CPT USAF
Logan, Donald K. 1LT USAF
Seek, Brian J. 1LT USAF
Sponeybarger, Robert D. CPT USAF
Oneil, James W. LTC USAF
Leblanc, Louis E. Jr. SMS USAF
Wilson, William W. 1LT USAF
Young, Myron A. CPT USAF
Bates, Richard L. 1LT USAF
Brunson, Cecil H. 1LT USAF
Certain, Robert G. CPT USAF
Heeren, Jerome D. CPT USAF
Johnson, Richard E. MAJ USAF
Simpson, Richard T. CPT USAF
Vavroch, Duane P. 1LT USAF


Fourth C-141, Tail Number 50280, Medical Team:

Lieutenant Colonel Ann L. Burkhardt

First Lieutenant Sheila R. Whipkey

Master Sergeant Charles B. Murphree

Master Sergeant Roosevelt Sullen

Technical Sergeant John C. Richards

Personnel evacuated included:

Name Rank Service

Bernasconi, Louis H. LTC USAF
Ensch, John C. LT USN
Gough, James W. SMS USAF
Ward, Brian H. 1Lt USAF
Lesesne, Henry D. LCD USN
Lewis, Frank D. CPT USAF
Martini, Michael R. 1LT USAF
Masterson, Frederick C. LT USN

Matsui, Melvin K. CPT USAF
McMurray, Frederick C. CPT USAF
Nagahiro, James Y. LTC USAF
Nakagawa, Gordon R. CDR USN
Oppel, Lloyd D. CIV CIV
Penn, Michael G. LJG USN
Shingaki, Tamotsu MAJ USAF
Triebel, Theodore W. LCD USN


Sources: c141Heaven.info, Defense Technical Information Center, Wikipedia, private research

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