Appendix B

Key Personnel of the 3-21st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division (opcon to the 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division), during the Battle of Nhi Ha (1-15 May 1968):

CO: Lt. Col. Col. William P. Snyder

XO: Maj. Walter D. Burchfield

Sgt. Maj.: 1st Sgt. George M. Titko (acting)

S1 (Personnel): not available

S2 (Intelligence): Capt. John M. Householder

S3 (Operations): Maj. Paul N. Yurchak

S4 (Logistics): not available

Medical Officer: Capt. Jan S. Hildebrand

CO, HHC: Capt. Stephen F. Russell

CO, E Company: 1st Lt. Jerry D. Perkins

ALPHA COMPANY (ALPHA ANNIHILATOR)

CO: Capt. Cecil H. Osborn (pseudonym)

XO: 1st Lt. Robert V Gibbs

FO: 2d Lt. William A. Stull (WIA on 6 May)

1st Sgt.: not available

1st Pit. Ldr.: 2d Lt. James Simpson

1st Pit. Sgt.: not available

2d Pit. Ldr.: 2d Lt. Terry D. Smith (until WIA on 6 May); then 1st Lt. Robert V. Gibbs (acting)

2d Pit. Sgt.: Sfc. Alan Dickerson

3d Pit. Ldr.: 2d Lt. William B. Kimball (until KIA on 6 May)

3d Pit. Sgt.: SSgt. George L. Dale (until KIA on 6 May)

BRAVO COMPANY (BARRACUDA)

CO: Capt. Robert E. Corrigan

XO: not available

FO: Pfc. Rod Bublitz (until WIA on 3 May)

1st Sgt.: Sfc. Charles A. Cunningham

1st Pit. Ldr.: not available

1st Pit. Sgt.: not available

2d Pit. Ldr.: not available

2d Pit. Sgt.: not available

3d Pit. Ldr.: not available

3d Pit. Sgt.: SSgt. William F. Ochs (until WIA on 2 May)

CHARLIE COMPANY (CHARLIE TIGER)

CO: 1 st Lt. Gerald R. Kohl (acting) until relieved on 3 May by the assigned company commander, Capt. Dennis A. Leach, who had been in the battalion rear preparing for an R and R that was canceled by the battle

XO: 1 st Lt. Gerald R. Kohl (until relieved on 3 May)

FO: 2d Lt. John R. Jaquez

1st Sgt.: Sfc. William R. Brooks (until KIA on 4 May)

1 st Pit. Ldr.: 1 st Lt. Roger D. Hieb

1st Pit. Sgt.: SSgt. Isadore Davis

2d Pit. Ldr.: 1 st Lt. Edward F. Guthrie (until KIA on 2 May); then Sgt. Donald G. Pozil (acting); then SSgt. James M. Goad (acting until WIA on 10 May); then Sgt. Donald G. Pozil (acting)

2d Pit. Sgt.: Sfc. Eugene Franklin (until KIA on 2 May); then Sgt. Donald G. Pozil (acting)

3d Pit. Ldr.: Sfc. Henry A. Lane (acting) until relieved on 3 May by the assigned platoon leader, 1 st Lt. Dale W. Musser, who had been in the battalion rear on an administrative run when the battle began

3d Pit. Sgt.: SSgt. James M. Goad (acting) until relieved by the assigned platoon sergeant, Sfc. Henry A. Lane, who had been the acting platoon leader when the battle began

DELTA COMPANY (BLACK DEATH)

CO: Capt. James F. Humphries

XO: not available

FO: 2d Lt. Robert Bybee

1st Sgt.: not available

1st Pit. Ldr.: 2d Lt. Richard J. Skrzysowski (until WIA on 4 May); then Sfc. Buford Mathis (acting)

1st Pit. Sgt.: Sfc. Buford Mathis

2d Pit. Ldr.: 2d Lt. Erich J. Weidner

2d Pit. Sgt: Sfc. Floyd W. Buell

3d Pit. Ldr.: SSgt. Robert E. Gruber (acting); then 2d Lt. Richard A. Holt

3d Pit. Sgt.: SSgt. Robert E. Gruber

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