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5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade
 9th Infantry Division
In the Republic of Vietnam

 
 

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Commanders

3rd. Brigade Commanders:


Colonel Robert E. Archer

Picture courtesy of Alan "Shorty" Kisling

 


Colonel Dale J. Crittenberger
KIA - 17 September 1969.

Picture courtesy of  his daughter, Josephine G. Crittenberger
via Harvey Shapiro

 




5th. Battalion Commanders:


Lt Colonel Lucian K. Truscott
12/66-3/67

  • Full name Lucian King Truscott
  • Born Sept 17, 1921
  • Died March 12, 2000 in Redmond Washington
  • Survived by his 5 children
  • Graduated from US Army Military Academy in 1945
  • Commanded an Infantry Platoon and Company in the Korean War
  • After his time with the 5th 60tth he served on the Joint Staff of the Pacific Command in Hawaii
  • Retired in 1970 as Colonel
  • Was awarded the Silver Star in Korea
  • CIB had a star for the two Wars he was in

    Picture and information courtesy of Al "Hop" Hopkinson
     



Lt Colonel Allen S. Flynn
3/67-8-67
Picture courtesy of Al "Hop" Hopkinson

 





Lt Colonel William B. Steele
8/67-3/68
Picture courtesy of Al "Hop" Hopkinson


 


Lt Colonel Eric F. Antilla
3/68 - 9/68
Deceased 10/5/2002

Picture courtesy of Dick Rozboril
"Eric Antilla retired from the Army as a Colonel, shortly after having bravely commanded one of the best battalions in Vietnam.
  I loved and respected him until his death..."
General Tommy Franks - from his book American Soldier ppg.106



Captain Hector Villareal
Battalion Commander 7/68

 


Lt Colonel Willard Latham
9/68 to 1/69
Acting CO of the 3rd Brigade
Picture courtesy of Harvey Shapiro

 


Lt Colonel Edward P. Cutolo
1/69 - 5/69
Deceased -
25 May, 1980 (England)
Picture courtesy of Harvey Shapiro

 


Lt Colonel Leo Sikorski
5/69-9/69
KIA - 17 September 1969.
Picture courtesy of J.C. Khawam (Son-in-Law)

 

 


Lt Colonel Davant Williams
9/69 - 3/70
Deceased - 9/28-2012
Picture courtesy of
Ernie Saldivar


(photo needed)
Lt Colonel Frederic C. Delamaine
3/70 - 7/70

(photo needed)
Lt Colonel Charles R. Johnson
7/70 - till the return to the USA

 

               Company Commanders

             Company Commanders – HHC

Cpt Norris Dodge                  11/66 - 7/67

Lt Harry Phillips                    7/67 - 10/67

Cpt Dale E. Newell             10/67 – 10/67

Cpt   Hector Villarereal       10/67 - 4/68

Cpt Otto Mandarano                         1969

Lt John Kanan                            1970

 

              Company Commanders – Alpha

Cpt Richard Weber              3/66 - 7/67

Cpt Misseau                              -  8/67

Cpt Frederic Starbuck            8/67 -

Cpt Geoffrey McCarron       10/67 – 12/67

Lt Merle (Jim) Sharpe            12/67 - 5/68

Cpt Will Hinkley             5/68 – 6/68

Lt James Brown                             - 10/68

Cpt Alan Anderson                10/68 – 5/69

Cpt Joseph Hindsley             5/69 - 9/69

Cpt Gerald W. Johnson        10/69 - 3/70

Cpt Jerry Ward                       3/70 – 7/70

CPT Roderick S. Mazzetti  7/70 - 9/70

 

 

                  Company Commanders - Bravo

 1Lt David W Moore            12/66 -

 Cpt Norris Dodge                           - 2/67

 Cpt Thomas Russell              2/67 - 8/67

Cpt Richard (Steve) Siegfried  8/67 – 2/68

 Cpt James Scarboro                         2/68 

Cpt Thomas Russell                         2/68

 Cpt William Samuel                        2/68

 Cpt Daniel Schueren                        2/68

 Cpt Henry Dorr (5/60-1/16)2/68 – 10/68

  Cpt Jeff Templeton (1/16-5/60)    -10/68

  Cpt Phillip Kearns               10/68 - 4/69

 Cpt Kenneth Niles                  4/69 - 7/69

 Cpt Bruce B. Bettis                7/69 - 11/69

 Cpt Roy Morrow                 11/69 – 4/70

Cpt Curtis W. Loomis            4/70 - Home

 

               Company Commanders – Charlie

Cpt Tommy Copeland           5/66 – 10/66

Cpt  Robert F. Zadranic     10/66 - 4/67

Lt Larry Garner                         4/67 - 7/67

Cpt. Dick Botello                  7/67 – 10/67

Lt Tony Norman                  10/67 – 12/67

Lt Charlie Taylor               12/67 and 4/68

Cpt Tom Russell

Cpt. Larry Mumford

Cpt Donald Dick                              - 2/68

Lt Lee Alley                             2/68 -

Cpt Edmund Scarborough                - 5/68

Cpt Wendy Winslow (5/60-1/16)
                                 5/68 - 11/68

Cpt Warren Goss (1/16 - 5/60)
8/68 - 12/68

Cpt Hershel Gober                  1/69 – 3/69

Cpt David R. Mackey                         1969

Cpt James Roberts                      7/69 - 1/70

Cpt Freddie Hires                    1/70 – 3/70

Cpt Terry Stull                    4/70 – 10/70

 

                Company Commanders – Delta

Cpt Burns                     11/68

 Cpt MacDonald                                 1968

 Lt John E. Truillo                               5/69

 Cpt Bobby Casey          6/69– 6/70

 Cpt James O’Neal                4/69 – 1970

Cpt Hollis D. Schoolcraft             1970

 

                Recon Platoon – Echo Company

Lt Bob Beechinor                        11/66 -  

 Lt Lee Alley                          10/67 - 1/68

Lt Dudley (Butch) Hodgson             1/68

 Lt Jerry Rudat                        1/68 - 2/68

 Lt Bennie J. Smith             2/68 - 4/68

 Lt Dewey Vaught                 4/68 - 9/68

 1Lt Patrick Dixon                  1968 – 1/69

 1Lt John Benson                               1969

 1Lt Richard DeSpain                        1969

 1Lt Richard Lee                                1969

 Captain Jerry Isler               1969-3/70

Cpt Dennis R. Dodd               3/70-5/70

Cpt Paul Smith                                   5/70

1LT Haywood West             5/70-8/70

  

         Battalion Chaplains – Battalion Surgeons

 

                           Chaplains

   Cpt Thomas Norton            4/67 – 4/68

   Cpt Carl Towley                 3/68 – 3/69

   Cpt Michael J. McCarthy  1968 -1969  

   Cpt Butler                             1969

                          Surgeons

   Cpt Hugo P. Weber                         1967

   Cpt J. Lowry                         1968-1969

   Cpt Yong Kang                               1969

 

 


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