In Memory Of

The "In Memory Of" section is dedicated to those who served their Country in time of War and were either assigned, attached or associated (Honorary) as members of the 228th Supply and Service Company (Direct Support) 1966-1973. Data is based on known and/or researched information via the Internet, Ancestry.com, State Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, VA Records, National Cemetery Burials, Surviving Family Members and posted Obituaries. The rank achieved in active service of Company is provided on first line along with 'State' denoting Home of Record (enlistment) or Stateside Residence at time of Death. The second line reflecting postion (job duty) and time of service while associated with the 228th/506th/624th in Republic of Vietnam. The last line denotes highest rank achieved if active service continued. May God Bless them for their service to their Country, and may they all rest in eternal peace. They are not forgotten.

Note: Especial thanks to Jim Schueckler and Ken Davis of Virtual Wall. Org (online) who have dedicated personal time effort and many, many years of research, along with other organizations (1997 - 2011, ongoing) by gathering, documenting, photographing and preserving official documentation, records of death and other data (sometimes conflicting due to clerical and/or other reasons related to reporting time periods and entities of various agencies within chain of command) related to all branches of the US Military who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.

It has been a great privilege and a pleasure to correspond, communicate, provide limited research, and where needed, correct data related to personnel known to have served as either "assigned" or "attached" for duty within the 228th S&S Co (DS). Their outstanding Website and detailed focused effort for "accuracy" make their Website a highly recommended vehicle of research for those interested in such matters...A.B.Neighbor

 

Robert Benjamin Nasser SP4 - 228th S&S Co (DS) - (Honorary)* -  CA

Clerk Typist/Cook - 624th S &S Co (DS) - 20 July 1966 - 4 November 1966

November 1966, age 21 - KIA - Hostile Artillery/ Mortar Attack - (Vietnam Memorial Wall)

Note:  Per contact living Cousin; January 2014 - Robert's ashes buried in 'Jabara' Family Plot; Brooklyn, NY

*Review of  Death Certificate 4 Nov 66 indicates NASSER was a member of 228th. Final Report Mortuary Affairs 16 Nov 66 indicates NASSER was a member of 624th S&S Co (DS). Review of 228th MR 4 Nov 66 does not list NASSER as KIA. Why? Although NASSER physically in Tay Ninh with 228th there were no Orders from 266th with NASSER assigned, attached or TDY by orders. Review of 624th S & S Co (DS) MR 4 Nov 66 indicates NASSER "Duty to died from concussion results from hostile mortar attack with 228th S&S Co". This means 624th had no orders from 266th with NASSER assigned, TDY or attached to 228th from 266th either. If they did, the entry would have read "Duty from TDY or attached to 228th (Ref MR and date of such orders, etc!) Both Company Clerks (228th and 624th) handled their respective MR's correctly. The fault and embarrassment of this matter falls directly upon the 266th S&S BN (DS) for failing to issue proper orders to either Company regarding status of NASSER and his proper assigned status and location. As such, NASSER, although physically with the 228th remained technically "assigned to 624th". So, official documentation (Death Certificate - Final Report - 29th General Support Group are all in conflict with actual events. The only true and correct entries regarding NASSER were accomplished at the Company level by the Company Clerks of the 228th and 624th S&S Co (DS) Companies...resulting in Final Report by Mortuary Affairs that NASSER was indeed "assigned" to 624th not the 228th while NASSER was physically in Tay Ninh. The Final Report dodges the question of location of death by stating NASSER died in base camp (location not named) when he passed from hostile Mortar Attack. Technically NASSER died in Tay Ninh while with the 228th, but assigned to 624th. Since neither Company had orders regarding NASSER from superior command (266th) the 624th carried NASSER as present in Long Binh. The 228th did not carry NASSER at all, pending Orders which never materialized from 266th.....ABN 22 June 2011....Note: The same and similar situation exists for 2 enlisted personnel WIA (Wounded in Action) within 228th on the sme date. No orders accounting for these 2 enlisted were ever issued by 266th, so they were not accounted for on 4 November 1966 Morning Report of 228th...Note 2: See "In Memory Of" sections of 506th and/or 624th S&S Co (DS) for personnel belonging to those organizations, as either assigned or attached.

 

Balbino Egot Billamor Jr. SFC E7 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - HI

1st Sergeant - 20 July 1966 - 15 May 1967

October 1979, age 47 - Heart Issues/Stroke - CSM  (Command Sergeant Major)

 

Dennis K. Burton SP4 {Acting SGT) - 228th S & S Co (DS) - UT

General Supply Specialist/Company Supply Clerk - 20 July 1966 - 21 May 1967

March 1988, age 44 - Gunshot Wound per High School In Memory Article - Car Accident per Brother 

 

M. Dawson Gamble ("Mac") aka: Dawson M. Gamble SP4 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - IN

General Supply Specialist/Class I Clerk - 20 July 1966 - 21 May 1967

February 2008, age 67 - Canadian Citizen - Cancer and other complications 

 

John W. Harrell SP4 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - VA

Laundry & Bath Specialist - 20 July 1966 - 25 May 1967

September 2001, age 56 - Cancer

 

Grant E. Lowrey SP4 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - OR

Clerk Typist/Assistant Command & Control Clerk - 20 July 1966 - 31 May 1967

July 1994, age 49 - Cancer

 

Patrick J. Mellon SP4 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - VA

General Supply Parts Specialist - 20 July 1966 - 25 May 1967

March 1986, age 43 - Cancer

 

Douglas Gill Morrison PFC - 228th S &S Co (DS) - (Honorary) - CA

Clerk Typist for Commanding Gen, US Forces, Thailand - 15 April 1966 - 20 September 1966

September 1966, age 22 - Drowning - Thailand

 

Doris Wayne Clark SP5 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - AL 

Cook - 22 October 1967 - 15 May 1968

May 1968, age 29 - KIA - Hostile Artillery/Mortar Attack - (Vietnam Memorial Wall)

 

Edward John Rosser PFC - 228th S & S Co (DS)* - MA 

L & B Specialist - 4 May 1967 - 16 August 1967 

August 1967, age 19 - Non Hostile - Small Arms Fire - (Vietnam Memorial Wall)

* Death Certificate 228th indicates Gunshot Wound/Abdomen, Maj. MC, 45th Surgical, Tay Ninh

 

John F. Schneider 1st Lt. - 228th S & S Co (DS) - CA

POL- Class III OIC - November 1966 - October 1967

May 1995, age 54 - Unknown Causes - Cemetery, VA and Mortuary Will Not Release Data

 

John P. Kema Jr.  SP4 E4 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - HI

Company Armorer - 20 July 1966 - 15 January 1967

May 2010, age 67 - Severe Heart Issues and Other Complications

 

Daniel Frank Rosanova - PFC E3 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - IL

Light Vehicle Mechanic - 25 January 1969 - 23 April 1969

April 1969, age 19 - Non Hostile - Injury or Illness - Ground Casualty - Homicide - (Vietnam Memorial Wall)

 

Garry Lynn Hatcher - PFC E3 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - TN

Supply Handler/1st Sgt. Runner - 20 July 1966 - 25 May 1967

January 2000, age 53 - unknown cause - at home - no reply from Mortuary or Cemetery

 

Sidney G. Lazarus Jr. - PFC E3 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - SC

Duty Soldier -  29 September 1968 - 14 August 1969 {TDY Phuoc Long}

August 1969, age 21 - Non Hostile - Other Causes - (Vietnam Memorial Wall)

 

Donald R. Hatley - SP5 E5 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - MO

Cook - 20 July 1966 - 4 November 1966 - (Wounded in Action - Purple Heart)

September 1997, age 55 - unknown cause - at home - no reply from Mortuary/Cemetery/Coroner 

 

Leo H. Conway - CSM - 228th S & S Co (DS) - TN

SFC E7 Supply Specialist/Stock Control NCOIC - 20 July 1966 - 20 May 1967 (30 years w/Army)

July 2006, age 78 - Brain Cancer p/contact by living son (see message board) - CSM (Command Sergeant Major)

 

Robert E. Saviour - SFC E7 - 228th S &S Co (DS) - AL

Supply Specialist/Class I NCOIC - 7 October 1966 - July/August 1967

2007, age 74 - unknown cause - no obituary or family

 

Carl Miller Stevens Jr. (aka: Steve) - SP5 E5 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - W-VA

Heavy Equipment Repairman - 6 December 1967 - November 1968  

March 2010, age 63 - Cancer - per surviving step-brother Michael Schaffer 2011 also U.S. Army 1985-1995

 

Richard R. Rust - WO2 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - Attached - NJ

Requisitions OIC - December 1966 - March 1967

January 2006, age 76 - unknown cause 

 

Roosevelt Hall Jr. - SFC E7 - 228th S & S Co (DS) - AL

Head Cook - 7 October 1966 - 25 May 1967

February 2008, age 67 - unknown cause

 

Darrell A. Martin - SP4 E4* - 228th S & S Co (DS) - IL

Company Clerk - March 1970 - August 1970

July 2013, age 63 - Major Heart Issues

*Extended tour-Promoted to Chief Clerk HHC 277th S&S BN (DS)- SGT E5

 

Sylvester (Les) A. Merritt - MAJ* - 228th S & S Co (DS) -  (Honorary) - FL

Staff/Field Officer 567th S & S BN (DS)* - Tay Ninh LSA  - June 1967 - May 1968

April 2014, age 78 - Unknown Cause or Illness

*LTC (retired) - Task Force Merritt, Katum 1967 including 228th Personnel